Oswald Rivera

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CREAMED GRITS WITH SAUTEED SHRIMP AND THYME

As noted in my post of 03/08/12, I like grits. Now, you ask, how can a kid from Spanish Harlem like grits? My answer is that I discovered grits in my young manhood when I first traveled to the Southland. In Georgia and Alabama, I couldn’t find an egg cream (the people down there didn’t know what the hell I was talking about) but I did discover grits.… Read more...

GRILLED BORICUA CHICKEN WINGS

I like grilled chicken wings, as you can view in my post of 09/04/18, where I grilled chicken wings Asian style. Today I’m preparing what I call Boricua Chicken Wings. And it’s one of the most delicious and easiest way to prepare chicken  on the grill.… Read more...

ANGEL HAIR PASTA WITH CLAMS AND CAVIAR

I am a fan of what I call hearty pasta, the manly-man pastas, like bucatini, fetuccine, perciatelli,  as opposed to the girly-man pastas, like angel hair. If this sounds misogynistic, I apologize.  My wife is the opposite. She prefers small, fine string pasta; and recently she bought home some angel hair nests.… Read more...

ROSEMARY-CITRUS SALMON AND ASPARAGUS

I belong to a wine club, Laithwaite’s Wines. The recipe given came about because of them. In my last order, I received a Pinot Noir (Purple Owl Pinot Noir 2017). This pinot has everything I like about this grape. It has a ripe berry aroma, and a taste of fresh raspberry, with a hint of cinnamon that lingers in a long, silky finish.… Read more...

LAMB WITH BLACK OLIVES

I like lamb, and I like olives. So, why not mix ’em together? This recipe, by the way, is from an old cookbook I acquired years ago: Ismail Merchant’s Florence. The rosemary sprigs and black olives impart a tantalizing flavor to the lamb. … Read more...

RATATOUILLE NICOISE

I like ratatouille, the classic French stew whose origin goes back to the late 18th century.  Yet, of all the recipes out there, I prefer the more modern incarnation, Ratatouille Niçoise. This rendition hails from Nice, and is very popular in the Riviera, where it is served hot or cold.  … Read more...

QUICK PIZZA MARGHERITA

Who doesn’t like pizza? We all do.  Because it’s probably the healthiest fast food there is.  Today’ recipe mirrors that with the quickest, most delicious recipe that you can make at home in a jiff.  Historically, it’s the oldest pizza dish there is.… Read more...

15-MINUTE MEAT LOAF

“When I can’t write, I read. When I can’t read, I cook.”
—M.F.K. Fisher

This is a recipe that I cut out years ago from some newspaper. I still have it, yellowed paper and all. It comes from one of my heroes, M.F.K.… Read more...

FISH AND SPINACH ROLLS-UPS

This is a relatively quick seafood dish that will wow your family or guests. Simple: fish fillets rolled up with spinach as a stuffing. The fish can be any firm-fleshed fish fillets, cod, haddock, perch, whiting, or whatever is available in the fish aisle.… Read more...

POACHED SALMON WITH GINGER-MUSTARD SAUCE

We had promised a close friend a salmon dinner. So, I thought, we could just bake or broil the salmon, in this case, fillets, in butter. But, why not give it that extra oomph with a ginger-mustard sauce? This is a recipe that I came across years ago, and I can’t remember where.… Read more...

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