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 itContinue 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 beenContinue 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 beenContinue 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: theContinue reading “Cappellacci di Zucca – Pumpkin Pasta with Sage, Pumpkin Butter, Pine Nuts”

Greens, Pumpkin and Rice Torta

If I had to pick all time favorite vegetarian meals they would have to be Mediterranean. They probably focus on lots of greens and wrapped in thin flatbread or dough (proper Falafel is probably on the top of that list). This Italian gem of a recipe from Paula Wolfert is one of those recipes andContinue reading “Greens, Pumpkin and Rice Torta”

Halibut en Paupiette, Leek Royale, Red Wine Sauce

One thing off the top here: Leek royale is awesome velvety delicious stuff. Ok, now that I’m done with that, the rest of this dish is very good too even if my execution is not as ideal or refined as I would’ve liked. Chef Daniel Bouloud made this, a version of it actually, popular whenContinue reading “Halibut en Paupiette, Leek Royale, Red Wine Sauce”

Cod, Green Bouillabaisse and Aïoli

It’s very much a stretch calling this mixture of spring vegetables a Bouillabaisse, but it gives you an idea at least about the flavor profile. In Happy in the Kitchen chef Michel Richard serves this “Bouillabaisse” with nothing more than the Aïoli and croutons (like a real Bouillabaisse). I’ve always loved the idea of this vegetable stew that isContinue reading “Cod, Green Bouillabaisse and Aïoli”