stuffed pork tenderloin ~

Or Pork Braciole...If  you have a meat thermometer in your kitchen and some twine...you can not go wrong with this recipe.  It will cook itself perfectly. The bread crumbs and cheese will keep the interior just perfectly pink and moist.  In this recipe I used a large fresh porcini mushroom but you can easily substitute any mushroom you like. I deglazed the pan with a dry white wine and used chicken stock and a touch of cream. But you could forgo that route and use a tomato sauce instead for a different result. Either way the pork tenderloin lends itself to [...]

stuffed pork tenderloin ~2019-07-08T16:04:01-07:00

chicken saltimbocca ~

Terrifically scrumptious and easy to make. I used chicken thighs in this particular recipe but you can use chicken breasts as well.  I would just cut the tenderloin out from the bottom of the thigh and pound them down so they are the same thickness. That way they will cook evenly. I always have home made pesto in my fridge but a good quality basil pesto will do in a pinch.   For six chicken thighs: ingredients ~ 6 chicken thighs 1 cup pesto 6 slices of Italian Fontina cut 1" by 3" strips 1 1/2 c panko crumbs 1 t [...]

chicken saltimbocca ~2019-06-07T14:06:25-07:00

chicken slow braised to perfection ~

I've braised veal and lamb shanks, pork shoulders and chuck roasts. But I had never braised chicken for longer than 30 minutes. When I read the original recipe from Food52 I was intrigued by the addition of salami in the braising liquid. Loved the olives just didn't know what the salami would cook into. The results were sublime.  I tweaked it a little for my family's taste using harissa in place of tomato paste and I cut back the amount of chicken stock.  The first time I made it I didn't use the fennel and didn't notice the difference the second [...]

chicken slow braised to perfection ~2019-03-10T14:41:41-07:00

pizza dough … tried, tested and perfected

Pizza dough is unique to all who eat! There are those that love it puffy, chewy, bready, thin, crispy....we all have our favorites.  I love a yeasty smelling slightly chewy thinner crust.  The following recipe is just that. I use a combination of bread and King Arthur all purpose flour. I think it gives the right chew with a lovely yeasty kick.     ingredients 1 c bread flour 2 c all purpose flour (King Arthur) 1/2 t yeast 1 t sugar 1 T Sous Salt Herb and Garlic 1 c warm water apx 110 degrees 1 T olive oil and [...]

pizza dough … tried, tested and perfected2019-03-02T14:01:40-07:00

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!2018-11-28T11:06:09-07:00

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 ~2018-10-11T11:01:55-07:00

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 ~2018-10-11T10:37:25-07:00

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 ~2018-08-20T14:46:47-07:00

smokey tomato vinaigrette ~

This particular vinaigrette can be morphed into basically any sauce you might fancy.  Use it as a sweet and tangy salsa, add it to an aioli for a terrific sweet kick, toss it in a pasta salad or drizzle it on grilled vegetables. It's an awesome addition to you cooking on the fly nights! In this recipe I flash seared the tomatoes in a dry skillet until they were blistered however you could easily toss them in olive oil sprinkle them with whichever Sous Salt you love and roast them in a 400 degree oven for 25 minutes until they are [...]

smokey tomato vinaigrette ~2018-06-25T16:36:04-07:00

cornucopia of greens in my pasta ~

Favorite color in my life is green. So when I found this recipe from Chris Morocco in Bon Appetit Magazine I fell in love with it first with my eyes....then it had all the flavors that I love went in it...olives, parm, pasta, herbs, capers, anchovies...who wouldn’t love this. ingredients 1 T + 1/2 c olive oil 1/4 c panko bread crumbs Sous Salt Fennel & Shallot pepper 2 T fresh dill 1 t lemon zest 12 ounces of linguine 1/2 bunch of asparagus, cut in 1/2 inch pieces 1 c frozen peas 4 anchovy fillets 1 clove garlic 1 c [...]

cornucopia of greens in my pasta ~2018-04-06T13:03:13-07:00
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