Category Complete Meals
This hearty beef chili follows the same method as most other soups and stews and can be done in the oven in 4 hours or in a slow cooker over 4-8 hours. It is an updated version with a little less heat (the previous version had a whole can of chilis in Adobo!) and a […]
Tiger Prawns, Sambal, Lime, Cilantro, Garlic Butter Sauce I call this “Midnight” Shrimp Scampi because it comes together in 10 minutes, is light enough for a late night snack, and filling enough to call dinner. Garlic, butter, Indonesian hot sauce and lime create the perfect balance.
Step aside Marinara Meat Sauce, Ragù Bolognese is without doubt the Queen of Italian sauces. This stick to your ribs pasta will warm your heart and soul any time of year. So yeah, this takes 4-5 hours to make, but the good news is that using the oven-braise technique means that you don’t have to […]
Fall is one of my favorite times of year. Here’s to soups and stews and savory, soul-warming food.
To my great happiness, it is once again Hatch Chile Season! The Hatch Chile hails from the small town of Hatch, NM – arguably the pepper capital of North America. Hatch Chiles are exactly the same pepper as the well-known Anaheim Pepper, but because they are grown in the rocky soil of arid Southern New […]
This method will rival the best French Restaurants, yet is simple and easy enough for any home cook. The hardest part is finding a Frenched rack of lamb. Ask your butcher to do it for you, or keep in mind that lamb chops and lamb loin chops, or even a boneless leg of lamb will […]
These Fish Tacos are as simple as they are delicious. The thing that really, really makes them is the toppings – Fresh Homemade Guacamole, Homemade Pico De Gallo, Chipotle Mayo – and Cotija cheese. The perfect treat for a summer evening. Ingredients 2-3 lbs Mahi Mahi (figure 8-12 oz per person) Medium sized corn tortillas […]
Other than salmon, Mahi Mahi is my favorite fish to cook with. It is firm, but not too firm, flaky, but not too flaky. Meaty like swordfish but tender like cod. Really, it’s the perfect fish. Perhaps most important, it is currently not over-fished and is therefore a sustainable option. It works well pan fried, […]
Many recipes for breakfast skillets take about an hour to complete, because they have you adding water to your skillet with the potatoes. You have to wait a least 40 minutes for your potatoes to cook through. In the morning, if I’m hungry and hankering for a good old fashioned breakfast skillet, I ain’t got […]
This salad is a meal in itself. Variety is the key here: Do what you like, but be sure to include lots of different veggies, greens and Italian deli meats. Also, be sure to make the dressing from scratch – the dressing really livens up the salad, and since you’re having salad for dinner, you […]