4 Stars · Around My French Table · Chicken Whole · Dorie Greenspan

Chicken sealed with Pizza Dough

This was a fun recipe. A once a year recipe and definitely during the cooler months. The preserved lemon makes it. I searched high and low for the preserved lemons and finally found them at Sur La Table. I also used pizza dough from the refrigerated section in the grocery next to the cookies in… Continue reading Chicken sealed with Pizza Dough

3 Stars · Cod · The French Vineyard Table - Georges Blanc

Cod, White Wine, Spring Vegetables A’ La Grecque

This recipe looks daunting. Cooking vegetables in separate pans..oh my. When it comes down to it…I’m really happy I followed the recipe and luckily the beginning of Spring only comes around once a year. This is one of those…once a year recipes. It is also the first time I’ve scored and cooked radishes as well… Continue reading Cod, White Wine, Spring Vegetables A’ La Grecque

2 Stars · Chicken Whole · Grill

Better Homes and Garden Honey Soy Chicken.

Grill It Right is the title. Though the grilling part came out beautifully, the rest was just Ok and will never do the marinade again. I did like grilling a chicken in a cast iron pan. I covered it and let it grill for about 50 minutes then checked the temp. Beautiful crackling sound while… Continue reading Better Homes and Garden Honey Soy Chicken.

3 Stars · Grill · Steak · Steak Sauce

Ribeye done three different ways. Green Peppercorn Au Jus – Butter, Garlic, Rosemary, Thyme – Montreal Seasoning.

Here’s the take away. When steak is on special, there is a butcher available, Do Not Grab the pre-packaged offerings in the case. I will for now on ring that bell, tell the butcher I am clueless on what to look for, and ask him for his help. I’ve been burned too many times. Tonight… Continue reading Ribeye done three different ways. Green Peppercorn Au Jus – Butter, Garlic, Rosemary, Thyme – Montreal Seasoning.

4 Stars · Fish · Fish Butter/Sauce · Mahi Mahi (Dorado)

Finally something to write about again…

I guess I’m now at the point of a bit of interpretation. It’s something I’ve always contested. My lack of self esteem in the kitchen has always been the culprit. Follow the recipe to the “T”…they are professionals is always front and center to my approach. Lack of fish bones and a fish head proved… Continue reading Finally something to write about again…

4 Stars · Asian · Chinese Soul Food

Two very good Asian dipping Sauces.

The Asian cookbooks I have seem to be really hit or miss for us. Some are so authentic that we are not quite accustomed to the heavier fish sauce/sweet/sour/salty combo or on the flipside, the finished product is really lack luster. What we really are after sometimes is the gringo version of Chinese cooking. Recipes… Continue reading Two very good Asian dipping Sauces.

4 Stars · Fish · Fish Butter/Sauce · Ono · Staff Meals

Fish (Ono) with Ginger Scallion Sauce

I’m so used to the French doing sauces for fish, it was nice seeing an Asian twist for a fish sauce. This is more like a blanket, which during these cooler months seems so apropos for dinner. I must note the recipe is from a “French” influenced restaurant cookbook, no qualms. My youngest daughter finished… Continue reading Fish (Ono) with Ginger Scallion Sauce