Pan-Roasted Halibut with Fire-Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette

6 halibut fillets, 6 to 8 oz each Salt and white pepper 1 ½ T. olive oil Preheat oven to 350. Gently season the halibut on both sides with salt and white pepper. Heat the oil in an ovenproof saute pan and sear the halibut on one side until lightly brown. Flip the fish over […]

Pan-Roasted Halibut with Citrus Beurre Blanc

6 halibut fillets, 6 to 8 oz each Salt and white pepper 1 ½ T. olive oil Preheat oven to 350. Gently season the halibut on both sides with salt and white pepper. Heat the oil in an ovenproof saute pan and sear the halibut on one side until lightly brown. Flip the fish over […]

Pan-Roasted Halibut with Caper Vinaigrette

6 halibut fillets, 6 to 8 oz each Salt and white pepper 1 ½ T. olive oil Caper Vinaigrette (recipe follows0 Preheat oven to 350. Gently season the halibut on both sides with salt and white pepper. Heat the oil in an ovenproof saute pan and sear the halibut on one side until lightly brown. […]

Taco Casserole

Sigh. I miss the one that used to come in a blue box. And one day, it just disappeared, and I have missed it ever since. I’m not a “box” kind of cook, but I have spent a good amount of time over the past 15 years trying to recreate that Taco Casserole — with […]

Roasted Squash Enchiladas with Ancho Chili Cream sauce

I know this seems to be a little much as a recipe, but it really isn’t. I make the chile the day before, and roast the squash the morning before — and then dinner is a snap. These are so flavorful — I’ve never served them to anyone who didn’t love them! MAKE THEM! Serves […]

Chicken Fajitas with Crunchy Lime Cabbage and Avocado

Makes 6 servings 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided, plus additional for griddle 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon chili powder 2 pounds skinless boneless chicken breast halves, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices 1 large red bell pepper, cut into 3/4-inch-thick strips 1 large red onion, halved, sliced lengthwise 3 cups thinly sliced red cabbage 2 […]

Chicken with Roasted Lemons, Green Olives, and Capers

Roasted Lemons 12 thin lemon slices (from 2 lemons) Olive oil Chicken 4 large skinless boneless chicken breast halves All purpose flour 5 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 cup sliced pitted green Sicilian olives or other brine-cured green olives 2 tablespoons drained capers 1 1/2 cups chicken stock or canned low-salt chicken broth 1/4 cup (1/2 […]

Zuni Cafe Roast Chicken with Bread Salad

This just LOOKS like a law-haw-hawng recipe — but it’s absolutely the best roast chicken I’ve EVER had — SO worth the time — SO MAKE THIS!! My brother Mark is a master at this recipe and has adapted it to the barbecue for outdoor cooking which solves the need to have a super clean […]

Oven-Crisped Chicken with Maple Vinegar Sauce

Sauce: 2 T. butter ¼ c. chopped shallots ½ t. cracked black pepper ¼ t. nutmeg 1/3 c. cider vinegar 1/3 c. maple syrup Melt Butter in a sauté pan. Add shallots and cook until translucent. Add pepper and nutmeg. Add vinegar, then bring to a boil. Add maple syrup, and return sauce to a […]

Maple and Walnut Chicken

6 servings 1 c. walnuts, toasted 1 2/3 c. fresh breadcrumbs made from French bread 1 ½ t. chopped fresh sage 3 T. butter, melted 5 T. pure maple syrup, divided 3 ½ c. low-salt chicken broth 4 fresh sage sprigs 4 fresh thyme sprigs 1 T. olive oil 6 skinless boneless chicken breast halves […]