Category: Main Courses

Grilled Lamb with Salsa Verde

Ingredients 1/4 cup salted capers, soaked for 30 minutes, drained, coarsely chopped 1/2 cup chopped fresh Italian flat leaf parsley 1/3 cup chopped scallions 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint leaves 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel 1 cup olive oil, preferably extra-virgin 2 teaspoons dried crushed red pepper flakes 3 1/2…


Carne Asada Short Ribs

Eight Spice Seasoning 1 tbsp kosher salt½ tbsp ancho chili powder 2 tsp brown sugar1 tsp garlic powder1 tsp onion powder1 tsp ground coriander1 tsp black pepper1 tsp paprika¼ tsp cayenne pepper Hot Chipotle Honey 1 tsp fresh ginger5 tbsp honey2 tbsp chipotle in adobo (can)¼ tsp ground toasted cumin Short Ribs1½–2 lbs. Miami-cut short…


Pasta with White Clam Sauce

1 pound linguini Salt 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, 6 fillets flat anchovies, chopped 4 cloves garlic, chopped 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves 1/2 to 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1/2 cup dry white wine, 1 (15-ounce) can whole baby clams, with their juice Handful flat-leaf parsley, chopped Directions Bring a large pot of…


Salmon with Brown Sugar and Mustard Glaze

3 tablespoons light brown sugar 1 tablespoon honey 2 tablespoons butter 1/4 cup Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon finely grated ginger Vegetable oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper 8 salmon fillets, 6 ounces each On the side burner, melt the brown sugar, honey and butter in a…


Greek Wings

Zest and juice of 1 lemon 6garlic cloves, crushed ½cup extra-virgin olive oil 1Tbsp. cracked black pepper 1¼ tsp. kosher salt 2tsp. dried oregano 3lb. chicken wings or less Assemble Sauce ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil 3Tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1small garlic clove, finely grated ½tsp. cayenne pepper ½tsp. cracked black pepperKosher salt ¼cup chopped…


Sweet and Sour Meatballs

FOR THE SWEET AND SOUR SAUCE:2 tbsp. canola oil1 medium yellow onion, minced1 15-oz. can tomato sauce the juice of 1 lemon (about 2 tbsp.)¼ cup firmly packed dark brown sugarKosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to tasteFOR THE MEATBALLS:2 lb. ground beef chuck2 eggs, beaten⅓ cup long-grain white rice, parboiled for 3 minutes1…


Beef Stew / Shepard’s Pie

2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 onion diced fine 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 cloves of garlic finely chopped 1 (28 oz can) diced tomatoes 1 1/2 tablespoons honey 2 pounds stewing beef cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch 1/4 cup…


Balsamic-Brown Sugar Short Ribs With Mashed Potatoes

Balsamic-Brown Sugar Short Ribs With Mashed Potatoes Short ribs braised in red wine, balsamic vinegar and brown sugar get a nice, rich glaze, perfect for serving atop mashed potatoes. INGREDIENTS For the Short Ribs: 1 tablespoon olive oil Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 4 (6 to 8-ounce) pieces boneless short ribs 1 medium…


PECAN MEATBALLS

From The Chew ingredients SPAGHETTI & PECAN MEATBALLS Pecan Meatballs 1 clove garlic (minced) 1 medium yellow onion (minced) 1/4 cup olive oil 2 cups pecan meal 1 1/2 cups breadcrumbs 1 tablespoon dried oregano 1/2 bunch flat parsley (chopped) 1 cup mozzarella (shredded) 1/2 cup parmesan cheese (grated) 4 large eggs 1/2 teaspoon hot…


Peppers and Portobella Mushroom Pizza

6 tablespoons olive oil 2 red bell peppers, cut into thin slices 1/2 orange and 1/2 yellow bell peppers cut into thin slices 1 1/2 pounds portobello mushrooms, stems removed cut into 1/4-inch slices 1 teaspoon salt 1 pound store-bought or homemade pizza dough I used the recipe on this site for pizza huts dough….


Beef Ribs with Smoky-Sweet Barbecue Sauce

Mike gave this recipe a 5-Star rating. The flavours were fabulous, I would use this sauce on any type of ribs or chicken, there were no leftovers! This is definitely a keeper. one rack or 7 – 8 beef back ribs membrane removed( easy to remove after the boil) cut into individual ribs water to…


Grilled Honey Chicken

Very good! I used thighs and broiled in the oven, I will make this again in the summer on the BBQ. Be sure to use the glaze. It is rubbed with a easy and fabulous spice paste and then basted with a tangy honey glaze, I am sure on the grill it would give this…


Veggie Balls

this recipe comes from the Meatball Shop 🙂 enjoy! I am not a fan of meatballs but this was fabulous, I even liked it cold 🙂 Makes about 2 dozen 1½ inch meatballs 2 CUPS LENTILS ¼ CUP PLUS 2 TABLESPOONS OLIVE OIL 1 LARGE ONION, CHOPPED 2 CARROTS, CHOPPED 2 CELERY STALKS, CHOPPED 1…


Maple and Chipotle Broiler-Barbecued Chicken Thighs

When it’s too cold to grill outside, you can mimic the flavor of barbecued chicken with your oven broiler. Between the smoky spice rub and the sweet-hot barbecue sauce, you’ll never miss the grill. Serves 4 For the sauce 1/2 cup ketchup 1/3 cup pure maple syrup 2 Tbs. mild unsulfured molasses 2 Tbs. cider…


Lemon Garlic Chicken with Potatoes

This is one of the easiest recipes to make, and very good. Adjust the garlic down if it’s not a favorite, and the classic tastes of lemon and oregano will make this dish mouth watering Greek. 3 pounds chicken, cut into 6 or 8 pices 3 large potatoes juice from 2 medium lemons 2 teaspoons…


Honey-Crisp Oven-Fried Chicken

Glazed with honey, coated in crushed cornflakes, then baked to crisp golden perfection—this is your fried chicken craving satisfied. Serves 4 4 bone-in chicken thighs 2/3 cup low-fat buttermilk or a soaking brine over night 4 cups cornflakes cereal 1/2 tsp. paprika 1/2 tsp. garlic powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper…


Honey Barbecued Chicken

This chicken was fabulous, baste the glaze on the chicken 5 minutes before it is done, the honey in the glaze will burn quickly. we ate it all before I remember to take a picture :)) 2 Tbs. olive oil 2-1/2 tsp. kosher salt 1 tsp. chili powder 1 tsp. sweet paprika, preferably Hungarian 1…


Chicken Cacciatore

Recipe Bobby Flay 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 (3-pound) chicken cut into eighths Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 pound cremini mushrooms, quartered 1 large red onion, halved and thinly sliced 1 large yellow or red bell pepper, thinly julienned 1 jalapeno chile, finely diced ( optional ) for me. 3 cloves…


Chicken Thigh Osso Bucco

“An inexpensive alternative to veal. The longer it cooks the richer the sauce gets. Ingredients 8 chicken thighs 1 medium onions 1 medium carrots 1 celery 2 garlic cloves 1/2 green pepper 3/4 cup red wine 1 (16 ounce) cans diced tomatoes 1 (16 ounce) cans tomato sauce 1 teaspoon oregano 1 teaspoon basil 1…


Ancho Chile-Honey Glazed Salmon

Bobby Flay strikes again with this amazing spicy sweet salmon recipe from his Mesa Grill restaurant. This was so easy and so good. next time I will do this on the BBQ. Ingredients Salmon glaze ingredients 1/3 cup honey 1 Tbs ancho chili powder 1 Tbs Dijon mustard Salt & pepper 4 salmon fillets, 8…


Pepper-crusted Maple-glazed Salmon

Pepper-crusted Maple-glazed Salmon 3/4 cup maple syrup 1/4 cup soy sauce 4 (6-oz) salmon fillets, skin removed) 1/4 cup coarsely ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon peanut (or other vegetable) oil, or a spritz of oil spray DIRECTIONS In a small deep bowl, or a plastic bag, mix maple syrup and soy sauce. Arrange fillets so…


Cedar-Planked Salmon on the Grill

1whole salmon fillet, 18 inches long (about 2-1/2 pounds) 1tablespoon lemon zest (zest of 1 lemon) 3sprigs fresh dill, snipped Salt and pepper Lemon wedges Immerse an untreated, 20-inch cedar plank suitable for cooking use in water; soak at least 1 hour or up to 1 day. Place salmon fillet, skin side down, on soaked…


Brisket

Comfort food will never go out of style. While food trends come and go, comfort food is in it for the long haul. I think about comfort food more when the weather is cold or on a rainy day or like today when 25 inches of snow has us indoors. This recipe is excellent, leftovers…


Citrus Risotto with Garlic Chilli Prawns

Citrus Risotto with Garlic Chilli Prawns Ingredients 6 cups chicken stock 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 small brown onion, finely diced 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 3/4 ounces butter 1 1/2 cups arborio rice 1 lemon, finely grated zest 1 tablespoon lemon juice Freshly ground black pepper 2 small red chillies 2 garlic cloves 2 tablespoons olive oil, extra 20 green prawns (shrimp), shelled with tails intact,…


CLASSIC OSSO BUCO

4 pounds (1.8 kg) veal shanks, cut in 1 1/2-inch ( 4 cm) slices 1/4 cup (30 g/1 oz) flour salt and pepper 4 tablespoons olive oil 2 onions, chopped 1 carrot, chopped 1/2 bottle (375 ml) dry white wine a 14.5-ounce (435 g) can plum tomatoes, chopped 2 garlic cloves, chopped grated zest of…


Fish with Citrus Sauce

1/2 cup orange marmalade 2 tablespoons bottled white horseradish 3 teaspoons minced garlic 1/4 cup chopped parsley 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce 2 tablespoons fresh lime or lemon juice 1/2 cup pineapple juice 2 tablespoons dark rum (optional) 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/2 teaspoon salt fresh ground black pepper Six 8 oz boneless, skinless, fillets of…


Greek Garlic Chicken

8 chicken legs (thighs and drumsticks attached; about 5 lb. total) 2/3 cup minced garlic (about 3 heads) 1/2 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup olive oil 2 1/2 tablespoons dried oregano 2 tablespoons coarse-ground pepper 1 tablespoon salt 1/4 cup chopped parsley 1. Rinse chicken, pat dry, and pull off and discard lumps of fat….


GRILLED JUMBO SHRIMP WITH LEMON AND OREGANO

The citrusy dressing Makes this dish a standout, and there’s plenty extra to be sopped up with rice or crusty bread. Cooking shrimp in their shells keeps them juicy and tender. It all makes for casual finger food that requires plenty of napkins — which is part of the fun. 3 lb jumbo shrimp in…


BEEF TENDERLOIN STEAKS WITH BALSAMIC,PORT-ROSEMARY SAUCE

SAUCE 1 tablespoon butter 1/2 cup minced shallots (about 4 ounces) 1 cup dry red wine 3/4 cup ruby Port 1 cup canned beef broth 1 sprig fresh rosemary or 1/2 teaspoon dried 3 Tablespoons balsamic Vinegar STEAKS 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 1-inch-thick beef tenderloin steaks (about 6 to 8 ounces each) 3 tablespoons…


Chicken Cacciatore

4 chicken thighs 4 chicken legs 2 teaspoons salt, plus more to taste 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste 1/2 cup all purpose flour, for dredging 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 large red bell pepper, chopped 1 onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 3/4 cup dry white wine 1 (…


Bubby Goldie’s Tzimmes (short rib & carrot stew)

No one person can actually put a price on a cherished recipe from your Grandmother. All that one can do with such an unforgettable dish is to share the love that’s in it. With love and care from my Bubby, to you and yours. Enjoy Tzimmes ( short rib and carrots ) 2 lbs short…


Roasted Balsamic-Glazed Chicken

This chicken gets very dark when roasting. If you’re concerned about burning, tent with foil, however be sure to remove it for the last 15 minutes of cooking. 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 3 tablespoons herbes de Provence 1 medium lemon, juiced…


Roasted Vegetable Meatloaf

INGREDIENTS 3 small zucchini, diced3 red bell peppers, diced1 medium-size red onions, diced2 tablespoons olive oil 2 or 3 pounds ground minced beef or if you prefer a mix of pork and veal.1 cup panko* (Japanese breadcrumbs)1 teasp basil1/2 teasp oregano 1 1/2 teaspoons salt1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper1 cup…


Italian Meatloaf

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 red pepper, seeded, small diced 1 onion, diced 2 teaspoons (about 3 cloves) chopped garlic 1 pound ground beef 2 eggs 3/4 cup bread crumbs 1 cup grated Parmesan 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons chopped basil leaves 1 tablespoon chopped parsley leaves 1 teaspoon…


SPICY CHIPOTLE GRILLED CHICKEN

There’s depth, subtlety, and just the right amount of heat here. Start preparing this dish one day ahead since the chicken needs to marinate overnight. 1/4 cup canned chipotle chiles in adobo* 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 garlic cloves, pressed 1/2 onion, coarsely chopped 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 1 tablespoon paprika 1 teaspoon ground…


Pan Seared Beef Tenderloin with Wild Mushroom and Shallot Sa

Tried this last evening. It was simple, quick, & delicious, but I gotta tell ya, I was standing there stirring the sauce, said after finger tasting, this needs somepin….. glass of pinot noir in hand, ( ran outa chard) and said hmmmmm….. dumped glass in it,, voila! burnt off and left a heavenly smell and…


Sweet and Spicy Asian Drumsticks

This was a huge hit last night, 5/5 forks. I served white rice, perfect for this sauce. Took a bit longer then 20 min for the sauce to reduce. Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse, 2 cups orange juice 1 cup pineapple juice 2 tablespoons orange zest 2 tablespoons minced garlic 2 tablespoons minced ginger 2 tablespoons…


Mashed Potatoes and Sheppard’s Pie

This is the best Sheppard’s Pie we ever had, 5 out of 5 forks from this house, we dont love Sheppards Pie made from minced meat, this one is with stewing beef, took awhile to make but so worth it. Yield: 4 Ingredients: For the Meat Base 2 pounds fresh stewing meat 2 cups diced…


Chicken Cacciatore

2-3 tablespoons olive oil One 3lb chicken cut into eighths Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 lb mushrooms, quartered 1 large red onion, halved and thinly sliced 1 large yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced (julienned) 1 jalapeno chile, finely diced 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced ¼ teaspoon red chile flakes ½ cup dry red…


Honey Mustard Chicken

A sticky sweet-and-spicy honey glaze Two 4-pound chickens, each cut into 8 pieces 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil Kosher salt 1 cup honey 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper directions Preheat the oven to 400°. On 2 large rimmed baking sheets, toss the chicken and olive oil; season with salt. Roast until…


Beef with Peppers and Black Bean Sauce

Serves 6 Marinade: 1 1/2 tablespoons oyster sauce 1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil 1 teaspoon ginger juice mixed with 2 teaspoons Shao-Hsing wine, or sherry 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon white pepper 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1 1/4 pounds filet mignon, 1 inch thick, cut across the…


salmon with soy-maple and wasabi

Makes 4 servings. For salmon 1/2 cup (Japanese sweet rice wine) 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1/4 cup rice vinegar (not seasoned) 1 tablespoon finely grated peeled fresh ginger 4 (6-oz) pieces salmon fillet For sauces 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1/4 cup honey ( I used maple) didnt have honey 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 2…


Roast Sticky Chicken-Rotisserie Style

“Ever wish you could get that restaurant style rotisserie chicken at home? Well, with minimal preparation and about 5 hours cooking time (great for the weekends!) you can! These chickens are rubbed with a spice mixture, and slow roasted in the oven for 5 hours.” INGREDIENTS: 4 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons paprika 1 teaspoon onion…


lamb souvlaki with yogurt-garlic sauce

Makes 4 servings. 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1 tbsp chopped fresh garlic 1 1/2 tsp oregano 3/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper 3/8 tsp kosher salt 3/4 lb lamb, cut from the leg into 12 equal-sized cubes 2 yellow bell peppers, cored and cut into 1-inch strips 1 red onion, cut into 8 pieces…


Foolproof Grilled Chicken with Mediterranean vinaigrette

For the very best results, we brine the chicken before it goes on the grill; sear it over the flames; finish cooking it on the other side of the grill; then toss it in a robust vinaigrette when it’s done. 4 cups cold water 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablesdpoons kosher salt 8 chicken legs an…


Shish Taouk Lebanese Grilled Chicken

One of the most popularly known Lebanese street foods would have to be shish taouk (also spelled shish tawook, shish ta’uque, etc). Generously seasoned chicken with garlic and lemon, skewered and perfectly chargrilled. for this recipe I used boneless skinless chicken thighs marinated in yogurt, lemon juice, and spices before being skewered with onions and…


Beef Stew / Shepards Pie

2 tablespoons olive oil 1 sweet onion, diced finely 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1/2 cups dry white wine 1 (28-ounce) can chopped tomatoes 1 1/2 tablespoons honey 2 pounds stewing beef, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes 1 teaspoons dried basil 1 teaspoons dried oregano 1 teaspoon black pepper To taste red…


Pasta & Chicken risotto style

Would you like to put a BAM in your otherwise bland pasta? You never tasted your pasta until you cook it without water! It becomes creamy and rich without added calories of cream. Its a bit time consuming given the fact that you babysit it while it cooks, but well worth the effort. The kids…


Honey-Barbequed Fish – Chinese style

• 1/4 c. honey • 1/4 c. thin sliced green onion • 2 tbsp. lime juice • 2 tbsp. soy sauce • 2 tbsp. hoisin sauce • 2 cloves garlic, minced • 1/2 – 1 teaspoon chili sauce • 1 tsp. minced fresh gingerroot • 4 4-oz swordfish steaks or other firm white fish (…


Chicken with Forty Cloves of Garlic

Ingredients • 3 whole heads garlic, about 40 cloves • 2 chickens, cut into eighths • Kosher salt • Freshly ground black pepper • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter • 2 tablespoons good olive oil • 1 1/2 cups dry white wine • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves or 1 teaspoon dried • 2 tablespoons all-purpose…