Oven-Roasted Cod, White Bean Relish and Cabbage

Cod is a bit tricky to cook unless one wants to batter it and deep fry it. We love the mild flavor and large tender flakes of a well cooked piece of cod. Cod has very little connective tissue and large meat “flakes”. So it tends to fall apart if you handle it too much…… Continue reading Oven-Roasted Cod, White Bean Relish and Cabbage

Brunch Gazpacho

Two “Spanish” dishes in a row? well, actually my favorite go-to gazpacho recipe is not from a Spanish book. It’s from David Leite’s lovely The New Portuguese table cookbook. So, let’s say this is Portuguese. As a blueprint it is very much like a typical Spanish gazpacho; tomato based with supporting summer vegetables, herbs and plenty…… Continue reading Brunch Gazpacho

Pork Shoulder, Grits, Roasted Carrots and Garlic

Work has been really crazy these last couple months or so. I’ve had several posts I wanted to get up here but have not had the time. So, it’s really nice to take a short break and get this posted. It’s a very nice and great looking dish of pork cooked slow and portioned into…… Continue reading Pork Shoulder, Grits, Roasted Carrots and Garlic

Sous Vide Corned Beef and Great Colcannon

For St. Patrick’s Day we had corned beef and cabbage. Not the stinky slow cooker pot of meat and mushy vegetables, but some awesome home-cured perfectly cooked beef with “The Best” Colcannon. making corned beef from scratch is time consuming but pretty easy to do. I used the recipe and process from ChefSteps.com and it…… Continue reading Sous Vide Corned Beef and Great Colcannon

Boneless Stuffed Chicken Wings with Black Bean Sauce

Superbowl and wings are perfect party companions. I made wings this Superbowl Sunday but I did not just fry some wings and toss them in hot sauce (as delicious as that is). These are boneless wings stuffed with zippy pork dumpling filling and tossed in a fermented black bean sauce. Boneless chicken “wings” have been…… Continue reading Boneless Stuffed Chicken Wings with Black Bean Sauce

Pork Tenderloin, Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts with Cider Sauce

  Mid-week dinners do not have to be boring, sloppy or rushed. A meal like this looks great, tastes awesome and comes together in less than an hour. The only shopping i did for this was to stop by at the store to figure out what the protein is going to be. It could’ve been…… Continue reading Pork Tenderloin, Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts with Cider Sauce

Ravioli Genovese, Tomato Sauce and Olives

More stuffed pasta. Delicious, elegant stuffed pasta. These Ligurian-inspired babies are ravioli filled with a mixture of sauteed Swiss chard, ground veal and homemade ricotta. I used to rarely cook with veal because of how it is produced and the horrible conditions the calves are kept in before they are slaughtered and sent to market.…… Continue reading Ravioli Genovese, Tomato Sauce and Olives

Cappellacci di Zucca – Pumpkin Pasta with Sage, Pumpkin Butter, Pine Nuts

This is cheat post. It’s a cheat post because I’ve posted about similar dishes before. Well, so what. We love this dish and its ilk and I try making it every fall a few times. I really love making fresh pasta and filled pasta as well so why not post about it (spoiler warning: the…… Continue reading Cappellacci di Zucca – Pumpkin Pasta with Sage, Pumpkin Butter, Pine Nuts