Summer seems to be hanging around in New York City, and the weather is so warm that it feels like we should be eating summer squash instead of hearty fall dishes. So for dinner this evening, I decided to use up those last heirloom tomatoes and fresh baby spinach, and make a dish with classic French technique; Shrimp and Artichokes en Papillote.
Baking fish in parchment paper (or en papillote) is not only easy, but it’s the ultimate steamy packet of flavor. Plus, the cleanup is almost non-existent. The combination of juicy tomatoes, tender shrimp and artichoke hearts make this dish the perfect end-of-summer meal.
To make this recipe, find it here on CC&BT. And make sure to check out CC&BT’s Instagram page, at @coffeecabsandbartabs for all things food in NYC. Thanks for stopping by, and happy cooking!
Long time no see CC&BT readers! I’m sure you’ve been wondering where I’ve been and for that, I’m truly sorry. I’ve had a crazy few months, including a busy work schedule, fun summer adventures, and most importantly, a big move to Brooklyn! It has been a huge change but I’m loving the neighborhood and quiet life in this NYC borough.
One of the best parts about moving (in my opinion at least) is the new and exciting options for dining. Since moving in July, I’ve gotten to eat and drink at some cool Brooklyn spots, and I had to share them with you all on CC&BT. And because of this, I created a new page, Brooklyn Eats!
Check out these restaurants on the page Brooklyn Eats, including Colonie (a trendy spot serving up local and seasonal food), and Beasts & Bottles (a restaurant specializing in rotisserie style roasting). And make sure to check back for new restaurants, recipes, and all things food in the weeks to come. Cheers!
The warm weather has officially arrived, and that means beautiful spring produce is popping up and at its prime. It also means that meals should feel brighter yet satisfying, like the combination of perfectly tender greens and fresh fish. So for Coffee, Cabs and Bar Tabs, I wanted to incorporate some of the best parts of the season but with some added convenience. Plus, it will be on the plate in less than 30 minutes. So here it is, Pan Seared Tile Fish with Roasted Broccoli Slaw.
Tile fish is a round, white fish that’s mild in flavor yet meaty in texture. The skin also gets wonderfully crispy when browned in a hot pan, making it the perfect fish for this preparation. Pair this wonderful fish with creamy yogurt spiked with chipotle and lime, plus roasted broccoli slaw; it’s a meal made in heaven.
To make this recipe, find the list of ingredients and simple method here on CC&BT. Happy cooking!
I love tacos! Whether they’re with spicy carnitas, crispy fried fish or simply grilled chicken, tacos are always a great option for an easy family dinner or impressive dinner party entree.
One of the best parts about making tacos is the creativity you can have with the toppings. Classics like sour cream, shredded lettuce and crumbled cotija cheese are always delicious. But a taco is also a blank slate for more interesting garnishes, like pickled vegetables, fruit salsas, fresh herbs and more.
When I decided to make tacos for Coffee, Cabs and Bar Tabs, I wanted to create something that combined simplicity with creativity. So here it is; Grilled Chipotle Chicken Tacos with Pineapple Tomatillo Salsa!
The grilled chipotle chicken is perfectly tender, deliciously charred and incredibly easy to make. And the sweet pineapple salsa adds acidity and freshness to makes these tacos unique and flavorful. Finish them off with spicy chipotle sour cream and whole cilantro leaves for an awesome plate of food.
To make this recipe, check out the Grilled Chipotle Chicken Tacos with Pineapple Tomatillo Salsa here. Cheers!
Hey y’all! I hope you’re enjoying the first few day’s of April and the official start of spring!
I don’t know about you, but with this cool, rainy weather in NYC, I’m still craving comforting casseroles and warm bowls of pasta. So I decided to create a simple recipe that could feed a big family or is just as good when reheated later. Check out the latest recipe on CC&BT, Baked Cheese Tortellini!
A classic baked casserole dish is lasagna, with sheets of tender pasta, fluffy ricotta, and savory Italian sausage. But almost any variety of pasta can be topped with sauce and cheese and baked to perfection, and tortellini is no exception. This hearty baked pasta is a crowd-pleasing meal that will bring comfort to anyone enjoying it.
To get this recipe for Baked Cheese Tortellini, click here. Also, check out some of the Starters and Sides from Coffee, Cabs and Bar Tabs to create the ultimate complete meal.
Cheers and happy spring from CC&BT!
The muffin; a perfect portable pastry and blank slate for numerous flavor and texture combinations. You can make savory muffins with cornmeal, fresh herbs and salty cheese. You can also make sweet variations, like the newest recipe on Coffee, Cabs and Bar Tabs; Coconut Chocolate Chip Muffins!
Bittersweet chocolate and sweetened coconut come together in these incredibly delicious muffins. The addition of Greek yogurt makes these baked goods extremely moist, and the whole wheat flour makes these muffins nearly guilt free. Bake these for a decadent breakfast treat or as a simple dessert your whole family will enjoy.
To learn how to make these Coconut Chocolate Chip Muffins, check out the recipe here. Also, make sure to follow CC&BT on Instagram, at @coffeecabsandbartabs. Thanks for stopping by, and happy cooking!
If you have some leftover rotisserie chicken, or you’re just looking for a protein-packed recipe that’s easy to make, try the latest recipe from Coffee, Cabs and Bar Tabs, Simple Chicken Salad!
Chicken salad is best when it’s simply made and not overdone; shredded chicken, crunchy celery, thinly sliced scallions and a creamy mayo dressing is all you need. Serve on toasted white bread with peppery arugula for one of my lunchtime favorites, or enjoy this salad just on its own.
Click here for the Simple Chicken Salad recipe on Coffee, Cabs and Bar Tabs. And make sure to follow CC&BT on Instagram here for all things cooking and eating in the big apple. Cheers!