Mojito Tacos

These fresh, vibrant tacos are perfect for a warm summer evening. Named for the drink, these tacos are brightened up by the flavors of rum and mint - and it totally works. Ingredients: 1. 4 chicken breasts, butterflied 2. 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 3. 2 teaspoons fresh mint, finely minced 4. 2 teaspoons fresh cilantro, finely … Continue reading Mojito Tacos

Cedar Wrapped Salmon & Asparagus

Infused with the sweet, smoky aura of cedarwood, this salmon and asparagus preparation makes for a killer presentation, and is easy to put together! Ingredients 4 fresh salmon portions, approximately 4-6 ounces each1 lb asparagus, divided into 4 portions (see note*)1 lemon sliced into 8 thin rounds1/4 cup mayo1 teaspoon Aleppo chili flakes1 tablespoon brown … Continue reading Cedar Wrapped Salmon & Asparagus

Grilled Chicken Thighs; Summer Salad; Jalapeño Green Goddess Dressing

This dish is a celebration of the very best flavors of deep summer. Make it soon - grilling season is almost at an end, and the ingredients which imbue a bright, earthy flavor to each bite are in prime season Ingredients (Recipe Serves 4): For the Jalapeño Green Goddess Dressing 4 Anchovy Fillets, packed in … Continue reading Grilled Chicken Thighs; Summer Salad; Jalapeño Green Goddess Dressing

Grilled Sriracha Hot Wings with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

These wings are a riff on classic buffalo wings - perfect for game day, or any day for that matter! Ingredients For the Wings 2 lbs fresh chicken wings2 teaspoons baking powder1 teaspoon kosher salt For the Sauce 4 tablespoons butter1 clove garlic, grated on a microplane or pressed1 cup Sriracha hot sauce2 tablespoons honey1 … Continue reading Grilled Sriracha Hot Wings with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

Grilled Shrimp with Garlic Saffron Aoli and Old Bay

This grilled shrimp is summer on a plate. Ingredients For the Shrimp 2 lbs raw jumbo shrimp (21/25 CT), deveined but with the shells on (shells on is important)Old Bay Seasoning (or any Cajun seasoning of choice), approximately 2 teaspoons2 limes, halved, for serving (for bonus points, grill them on the hot grill along with … Continue reading Grilled Shrimp with Garlic Saffron Aoli and Old Bay

Pesto with Penne, Roasted Asparagus and Grilled Chicken

Finally, the Pesto Pasta of My Dreams Assembling this pasta has four steps, all of which are super easy. (1) Make Pesto (2) Marinate and Grill Chicken (3) Roast Asparagus (4) Cook Pasta According to Package Directions Serve with Killer Garlic Bread and enjoy. Ingredients 2 cups packed fresh basil leaves (it will take about … Continue reading Pesto with Penne, Roasted Asparagus and Grilled Chicken

How to Achieve a ‘Steakhouse Style’ Sear on Your Home Cooked Steak

Ever wonder how steakhouses achieve such a beautiful crust on the outside of their steaks? The answer is simple: Heat. Really, really, really, high heat. We're talking like 750°F - 1000°F hot here. The world famous Ruth's Chris Steakhouse purportedly sears their steaks at a blinding 1800°F. Further research reveals that, since they use infrared … Continue reading How to Achieve a ‘Steakhouse Style’ Sear on Your Home Cooked Steak

Hatch Hatch Hooray!

It's one of my favorite times of year! Hatch Chile season is upon us and that means its time to celebrate one of the most wonderful peppers in existence - the New Mexico Hatch Chile. It's a short season August and September only, so take advantage while you can! Hatch chiles hail from the small … Continue reading Hatch Hatch Hooray!

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

Frenched Rack of Lamb

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 … Continue reading Frenched Rack of Lamb