New England Yankee Pot Roast

Yankee Cooking At Its Best This New England Classic is easy to make, but does require a long braise. The active cooking time is probably an hour or less. It is even better the second day. The first time I made this, the aroma filled my SoCal home and brought me straight back to my … Continue reading New England Yankee Pot Roast

Panko Macadamia Nut-Crusted Fish Filets

This quick fish recipe comes together in 30 minutes and won't leave your kitchen smelling like fish or fish stuck to you pan. Serve with homemade tartar sauce, lemon wedges and a few slices of ripe avocado. Fish is one of those things that loves to get stuck to the bottom of the pan. You … Continue reading Panko Macadamia Nut-Crusted Fish Filets

Beef Chili II

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 … Continue reading Beef Chili II

Midnight Shrimp Scampi

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. Mop up the sauce with some crusty bread, wash … Continue reading Midnight Shrimp Scampi

Green Chile Bacon Cheeseburgers

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 … Continue reading Green Chile Bacon Cheeseburgers

Grilled Fish Tacos

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 … Continue reading Grilled Fish Tacos

Grilled Mahi Mahi with Rice Pilaf and Summer Greens

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, … Continue reading Grilled Mahi Mahi with Rice Pilaf and Summer Greens

Chili-Lime Mango Dressing

Sweet, Spicy, Tangy, Creamy - this dressing is a sure fire way to liven up any medley of mixed greens.  Add sliced oranges, dried cranberries, an avocado, some walnuts - whatever suits your fancy - and you've got yourself a unique and amazing salad. Ingredients  5oz full fat plain Greek yogurt (2% will work fine … Continue reading Chili-Lime Mango Dressing

Southern Chicken Salad

Chicken Salad is one of those things that people apparently have really strong opinions about.  That should come as no surprise, considering the number of different versions there are out there; there's chunky chicken salad, smooth chicken salad, Napa Almond chicken salad.  Some people like to add grapes, some people like to add Indian or … Continue reading Southern Chicken Salad