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easy chicken parmesan ~ really!

This recipe is very similar to my sheet pan harissa chicken. Super easy to put together and quick to cook. I used my Tomato Sauce but you could easily pick up your favorite jar of marinara sauce from the market. Also I used boneless chicken thighs but you could substitute them for chicken breasts. I did not include a vegetable but you could easily add a chopped eggplant or a diced winter squash. Feel free to use any of our other Sous Salts as well. The Porcini would be superb as would the Olive Thyme or the Herb & Garlic. Normally [...]

easy chicken parmesan ~ really!2018-11-28T11:06:09+00:00

black rice, farro, vegetable medley ~

Love black rice...it has a wonderful nutty flavor and is full of the same antioxidants you find in blueberries. In this dish I combined it with farro, another one of my favorite grains. You can either cook them separately or together as their cooking time is similar. Just know that if you cook the farro with the black rice the farro will absorb the black color of the rice. So if you want a different color variation cook them separate according to package directions.   ingredients 1 cup black rice, cook per package directions 1 c farro, cook per package directions [...]

black rice, farro, vegetable medley ~2018-10-16T08:35:18+00:00

potatoes colcannon ~

Love these potatoes ~  Just the right amount of crunch from the cabbage and scallions. Perfect with a corned beef or pot roast. Adds a lightness and creaminess to any stew actually. You can either peel the potatoes or leave them rustic. ingredients ~ 5 medium yukon gold potatoes about 1 1/2 lbs Sous Salt 6 T butter 2 leeks, 2 garlic cloves 2 c shredded savoy cabbage 1 1/4 c milk 1/2 c heavy cream 1 scallion pepper to taste directions ~ Cut the potatoes into 1 inch cubes and place them in a sauce pan with col and salted [...]

potatoes colcannon ~2018-10-11T11:01:55+00:00

chicken, rice & lemon soup ~

This rich thickness of this soup comes from the purée of a portion of the rice with eggs. The chicken is just touched with the stock to gently poach. Just the perfect amount of lemon to brighten all the flavors and you will never need another recipe for Avgolemono Soup again.  This recipe was morphed from Americas Test Kitchen...one of my favorite go to kitchens to learn from. ingredients 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts 12 - 3 inch strips of lemon zest 6 T lemon juice (3 lemons) 2 sprigs of thyme 1 t coriander 2 cardamom seeds 1 [...]

chicken, rice & lemon soup ~2018-10-11T10:44:18+00:00

spinach & artichoke pie ~

Spanikopita fans this is a wonderful dish...easy to prep, bake and enjoy.  Instead of squeezing the spinach to get rid of the water I saute the moisture out of it with the shallots and artichoke hearts.  Saves my shirt from spinach stains as I always seem to splash spinach juice all over the place in an attempt to dry it out! Also I love the addition of artichokes to the spinach. The balance counteracts some of the bitterness spinach may have.  You can substitute any cheese you prefer as well. Either feta or goat cheese works as a creamy base. But [...]

spinach & artichoke pie ~2018-10-11T10:37:25+00:00

brownies meet cake ~ still fudgy

This was a bit of an experiment which turned out perfectly in our house.  I used our Sweet & Savory Sous Salt but you could easily use our Pinot Noir Sous Salt to sprinkle on top. The recipe proportionally works in an 8 inch square baking dish. Double the recipe for a rectangular dish.   ingredients ~ 1 1/2 c chocolate chips 1 stick butter 1/2 c brown sugar 1/2 c white sugar 1 egg 1 c flour 1 t vanilla 1 t Sous Salt Sweet & Savory directions ~ Using a square baking dish line the dish with parchment paper [...]

brownies meet cake ~ still fudgy2018-09-26T12:36:06+00:00

chicken curry ~

I love a good curry and always thought they had to simmer for hours. This one doesn't! I did you a combination of curry ingredients to develop the richness. I used green curry paste and our Sous Salt Curry spice blend which is a wonderful compilation of  12 seasonings that add a balance to the flavor without a lot of heat.  If you want it hotter you can use red pepper flakes or a hot variety of red curry paste. I garnished it with crispy garbanzo beans that I put in the food processor to pulverize and then sautéed in olive [...]

chicken curry ~2018-10-01T14:28:44+00:00

chicken harissa ~ sheet pan style

Cooking all of your dishes ingredients on a sheet pan not only beautifully melds the flavors but guarantees a quick and easy clean up. For that reason this is one of my favorite go to dishes.  You can flavor it any way you choose.  This particular recipe I use a blend of tomato sauce and Harissa. Feel free to try dijon mustard with white wine, or just tomato sauce, a blended salsa would work as well as a roasted tomatillo. ingredients ~ 6 - 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs 1/2 c Harissa 1/2 c Marinara Sauce (or tomato sauce) 1/3 c [...]

chicken harissa ~ sheet pan style2018-09-26T12:22:41+00:00

quinoa, tomato, corn salad ~

This salad can easily be made with farro, brown rice, orzo or spelt. Any grain will work. The dressing is a winner or grains or pasta both! ingredients 2 c cooked quinoa 1 ear corn, kernels removed 1 c garbanzo beans, roughly chopped 1 c roasted tomatoes 1/4 c chopped parsley 1 diced shallot 1 T olive oil 1/2 t Sous Salt of your choice, they are all terrific! Smokey Tomato Vinaigrette directions In a saute pan add the olive oil and sauce the shallot, corn and garbanzo beans for 2 mins. Toss the corn mixture with the roasted tomatoes, quinoa and parsley. [...]

quinoa, tomato, corn salad ~2018-08-20T14:46:47+00:00

roasted tomatoes & burrata on toasted ciabatta

This is a tasty recipe for a wonderful appetizer or an addition to the evening meal. The tomatoes are so sweet when roasted they are like vegetable candy combined with the fruitiness of the olive oil and the  richness of the burrata, it's perfection.  A sprinkle of micro arugula and there isn't anything else you need with the exception of a sprinkling of Sous Salt!i ingredients 2 pints of cherry tomatoes 1 T olive oil + more for drizzling on the toasts 1 t Sous Salt Olive Thyme & Lemon + more for finishing 1 package of fresh Burrata (or you [...]

roasted tomatoes & burrata on toasted ciabatta2018-08-20T14:49:03+00:00
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