This is a very basic brine recipe for preparing meats and fish for smoking. Add any personal taste preferences to the brine for additional flavor enhancement. I like to add white wine, soy sauce and various herbs and spices. Anything that you like will work, so experiment at will.
This is a fabulous lasagna made with an artichoke and spinach mixture which has been cooked with vegetable broth, onions and garlic. The mixture is layered with lasagna noodles, pasta sauce, mozzarella cheese, and topped with crumbled feta.
Here's an old-school gumbo with shrimp, sausage, bacon, okra, the holy trinity, and a roux that is painstakingly stirred and cooked into a warm chocolate color, to deepen and enrich the flavor. Serve this over hot cooked rice.