Today on DelmarvaLife –
Ocean Pines author Dana Phipps went from writing two children’s books, to a novel called Murder in Ocean Pines. It’s full of suspense and a plot to kill. We’ll sit down with her to hear what inspires her imagination, and what we can expect from her in the future.
We’re really looking forward to spending some time in the Kirby and Holloway Kitchen today with food blogger Laura Davis, from Tide and Thyme. We’re learning how to make Grilled Soft Shell Scampi.
Grilled Soft-Shell Scampi
10 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1 cup salted butter (2 sticks)
3 sprigs fresh thyme
3 sprigs fresh rosemary
2 large lemons
4 large (prime or jumbo) soft-shell crabs, cleaned and prepped
16 oz fettuccine pasta
1 1/2 cups dry white wine (like Chardonnay)
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
10 leaves fresh basil, chiffonnaded
Fresh ground pepper
Fill a large stockpot with water and 1/4 cup kosher salt and bring to boil over high heat. Prepare pasta according to.ditections on package (or make your own!)
Prepare the garlic butter for basting. Melt a stick of butter in a small saucepan. Slice one of the lemons, and add 2 or 3 slices to the melted butter, as well as the half (1 Tbsp) of the minced garlic, thyme, and rosemary. Let cook for one minute to release flavors, then remove from heat and set aside.
Heat a grill to medium-high. Season crabs with a pinch of salt and a drizzle of olive oil on both sides. Place on grill, and cook for about 6 minutes on each side – basting with the garlic butter while cooking.
Make the scampi sauce by melting the other stick of butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the remaining garlic, cherry tomatoes, white wine, and the juice of the other lemon. Increase heat to high, and let reduce for about 5 minutes. Stir in half of the fresh basil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Remove from heat.
Place a pile of pasta on a large plate. Place a grilled soft shell on top, then pour about 1/2 cup of the scampi sauce on top. Garnish with fresh basil, and the remaining lemon slices.
Owner of First Choice Services, Paul Griffith; and the company’s Director of Marketing and Sales, Christine Cirnigliaro are here to teach us how to make sure you understand your insurance policy inside and out. With hurricane season upon us, there’s no telling what the future may hold. We’re going to give you some insight today so you don’t have to worry.
We’re visiting Xfinity from Comcast today as we learn more about technology, and how turning your home into a smart home, is as easy as downloading an app. Even if you’re not tech-savvy, we’ll get a hands-on lesson to show you the simplicity.