Articles posted in ‘Un-Recipes’

Lamb Pizzaiola Redux

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Do you remember two weeks ago we made Wine-Braised Beef Shanks (which, by the way, was freakin’ delicious)? And then that weekend, Jessica turned the left-overs into great Left-Over Pockets? Well, that meal had another life as well… I baked off one of FreshDirect’s delicious par-baked ciabatta rolls, and then stuffed it […]

Crawfish Étouffée

Monday, March 23, 2009

As I mentioned the other day in our post about Crawfish Gumbo, gumbo was the winner of the FoodMayhem Reader’s Choice: Crawfish Season, receiving 35.7% of the votes. In second place, with 30.4% of the vote, was Crawfish Étouffée. Honestly, we were pretty disappointed that these two won. They’re delicious dishes, but […]

Fast Chicken & Rice

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I was feeling a bit lazy about dinner tonight, fortunately Jessica had defrosted some chicken thighs. I turned on the grill and grabbed some rice, this was going to happen fast!
Basically, I scooped some rice into a non-stick sauce pot, sprinkled Adobo generously over-top, added about a teaspoon of vegetable oil and filled it […]

Chinese Style Convenience Soup

Monday, March 16, 2009

This is one of those clean-out-your-fridge recipes. It’s a Chinese-style soup I’ve been making for ages, starting in college, before I really knew how to cook, so no skills necessary.

Chinese Broccoli with Oyster Sauce

Monday, March 16, 2009

Chinese Broccoli is often the token vegetable dish at Dim Sum. It’s usually sauteed in oil but I prefer it blanched. A favorite of mine since childhood, it just has so much flavor and texture on it’s own and doesn’t need a fancy preparation.
Chinese Broccoli with Oyster Sauce
Start a part of boiling water. Cut the […]

Lamb Chops with Butternut Squash

Friday, March 13, 2009

The other day Jessica picked up some beautiful lamb chops during her 9th Avenue Shopping trip. They were a great price at under $9 per pound. Jessica’s mom really wanted lamb and Jessica knew just how to make these gorgeous chops.
First, she cubed the remaining, uncooked Butternut Squash (unused from the Wine-Braised Beef […]

Beet Carpaccio

Friday, March 6, 2009

I’ve seen this presentation at restaurants before (can’t remember where though) and it’s such a simple way to make an elegant looking beet salad. Here, I used golden beets but any color will work. You can cook the beets any way you prefer as long as it remains whole. Peel them and allow them to […]

Hot Dog Hushpuppy

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

As we’re getting ready to head out for a week, we’re trying to empty our fridge. So when I wanted a snack last night, Jessica asked me to try to use what was in the fridge and what might go bad. We had left over breadcrumb mixture from some oreganata we made, we […]

Perfect Spinach

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Over-cooked veggies drive me nuts and spinach tops that list for one of the worst offenders. Perfectly cooked spinach is wonderful though, and you’ll see that my method is super easy. I use this for last-minute guests all the time. (New picture added 12/17/2020)

Oysters and Steamers

Sunday, February 15, 2009

For Valentine’s Day, we hopped down to Chinatown to pick up some fresh seafood (we both love seafood) and for me, I like seafood as simple as possible. The Virginia oysters were shucked (shucking is harder than it looks when you’re not well practiced) and slurped up with a raspberry mignonette.

We’re not big […]