Mushroom and Asparagus Shepherd’s Pie

This is my all-time favorite comfort food dinner. The recipe calls for bacon, but for those TRUE vegetarian family members, I make this all the time WITHOUT the bacon. Trisha 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2 c. vegetable or chicken stock 2/3 c. sherry 4 T. butter 4 t. butter, softened, mashed with 4 t. flour […]

Crispy Chicken Medallions with Three Mustard Sauce

Serves 6 6 boneless and skinless chicken breasts 1 cup flour 4 eggs, whisked until smooth 2 cups panko (Japanese flaky breadcrumbs — available in the Asian section of most supermarkets) 1 T. chopped fresh thyme (I use lemon thyme when I can get it) 1 T. olive oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 shallot, […]

Prosciutto-Roasted Halibut with Fresh Thyme

2 6-ounce halibut fillets 3 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme, divided 4 thin slices prosciutto 2 teaspoons olive oil 2 tablespoons chopped shallot 1/4 cup dry white wine 1 tablespoon butter Preheat oven to 400°F. Sprinkle fish fillets with salt and pepper. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon thyme atop each fish fillet. Place 2 slices prosciutto on work […]

Spanish Smoked Paprika Wings

2 t. ground cumin 1 t. granulated garlic 1 t. dried marjoram, crushed 1 t. Spanish smoked paprika 1 t. salt 2 lbs. chicken wing pieces 2 T. olive oil 1. Preheat the oven to 425. 2. Mix together the cumin, garlic, marjoram, paprika, and salt in a small bowl. Rinse the chicken pieces and […]

Rib-Eye Tacos with Onion Jam and Horseradish Creme Fraiche

Worth the effort! Horseradish Crème Fraîche 1 cup finely grated peeled fresh horseradish root (about 4 ounces) 1 8-ounce container crème fraîche or sour cream 1/4 cup white wine vinegar Coarse kosher salt Onion Jam 1 1/2 pounds red onions, very thinly sliced 2 cups dry red wine 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon chopped fresh […]

Michelle’s Favorite Braised Short Ribs

My all time favorite recipe to make is nothing other than “Michelle’s Favorite Braised Short Ribs”!  Tender ribs, great flavor and a company favorite! Serves 6 Ribs and marinade                                 Sauce 1 c. dry white wine                                 2 T. olive oil. […]

Jimtown Grilled Steak with Backyard Bourbon Marinade

6 c. water                                   1 t. Tabasco sauce 1 ¼ c. regular (not reduced-         1 t. freshly ground black pepper sodium) soy sauce                     1 (2””  thick) rib eye or top round steak 1 c. bourbon                                   (about 2 ½ lbs.) […]

Riad and Mom’s Braised Short Ribs

Shortribs:  The cornerstone of every great culture. 6 to 8 servings Prep Time 20 minutes Cook Time: 3 hours 40 minutes 6 pounds short ribs (English cut if possible) Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 carrots, chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 2 medium onions, chopped 6 shallots, peeled and […]

Grilled Beef Tagliata with Rosemary, Capers and Lemons

Serves 4 to 6 2/3 cups plus 2T. fragrant extra virgin olive oil 6 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced 2 T. chopped fresh rosemary leaves2 2. t. cracked black pepper 1 ½ lb. New York strip steak or sirloin, about 2” thick, excess fat removed salt and freshly ground black pepper 6 c. lightly packed […]

Butterflied Chicken with Thyme, Lemon and Garlic

4 servings Ingredients 1/2 cup canola oil 2 tablespoons, plus 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic, salt made a paste 2 tablespoons, plus 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme leaves 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest 1 tablespoon chopped onion Pinch crushed red pepper flakes 1 (3-pound) whole chicken, butterflied Salt and freshly ground black pepper […]