Category: Main Dish

Chateaubriand with Potatoes

Ingredients 1 pound beef tenderloin (center cut) 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons olive oil Salt (to taste) Black pepper (to taste) 1 shallot (finely chopped) 1/2 cup red wine (dry) 1/2 cup demi-glace 1 tablespoon butter (softened) 1 tablespoon fresh ​tarragon (or 2 teaspoons dried​) Directions Preheat the oven to 375 F. Melt the butter […]

Chilaquiles Verdes o Rojos

1 whole chicken breast, 12 oz 5 garlic cloves 5 tbsp + 1 tsp salt 1/2 onion 7 springs parsley 6 chiles serranos (or to taste) 1 1/2 lb tomates verdes, husks removed. 1/4 onion 1/2 cup chopped cilantro (coriander) 1 tbsp oil 16 corn tortillas, preferably a day old oil for frying 1 small […]

Sherried Tomato Soup

1 medium white or yellow onion 6 TBL (3/4 stick) butter Two 14.5-oz cans diced tomatoes One 46-oz bottle or can tomato juice 3-6 TBL sugar 1-2 TBL chicken base, or 3 chicken bouillon cubes Freshly ground black pepper 1 c sherry (optional) 1 1/2 c heavy cream 1/4 c chopped flat-leaf parsley 1/4 c […]

Hearty New England Dinner

2 medium carrots, sliced 1 medium onion, sliced 1 celery rib, sliced 3-1b. boneless chuck roast 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. pepper 1 envelope dry onion soup mix 2 cups water 1 tbsp. vinegar 1 bay leaf half a small head of cabbage, cut in wedges 3 tbsp. melted margarine, or butter 2 tbsp. flour […]

German Potato Soup

1 onion, chopped 1 leek, trimmed and diced 2 carrots, diced 1 cup chopped cabbage 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 4 cups beef broth 1 lb. potatoes, diced 1 bay leaf 1-2 tsp. black pepper 1tsp. salt, optional 1/2 tsp. caraway seeds, optional 1/4 tsp. nutmeg 1 lb. bacon, cooked and crumbled 1/2 cup sour […]

Lobster Roll

2 medium lobsters, about 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 pounds each 1/2 cup (or more) mayonnaise 1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced 1/4 cup finely grated red onion 3 tablespoons chopped parsley or chervil 1/2 teaspoon celery seed Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 4 split-top hotdog rolls or other sandwich rolls […]

Crab Cakes

1 lb crab meat (washed and strained) 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs 1/4 cup parmesan cheese 1 egg beaten 1/4 cup mayonnaise 3 finely chopped green onion ½ lemon juiced 1 TBSP finely chopped parsley 3 teaspoons hot sauce 1 teaspoons Dijon mustard ¼ tsp garlic powder 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (old bay seasoning) 1 […]

Bacon Wrapped Chicken with Cheese Dip

Ingredients 8 thin slices bacon 8 roasted jalapenos, split in 1/2 and seeded 16 Chicken Finger strips – Raw Freshly ground black pepper 1 1/2 cups shredded Monterey jack cheese (Chihuahua cheese is great here too!) 3/4 cup cream Directions Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Cut each piece of bacon in half and […]

Good Eats beef Stew

Ingredients1/4 cup tomato paste1/4 cup apple cider vinegar1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce1 tablespoon paprika1 1/2 teaspoons dried herbs, any combination of thyme, oregano and rosemary3 pounds English-cut short ribs1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced1 pound red potatoes, unpeeled and diced smallFreshly ground black pepper1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley […]

Bacon Tomato Bisque

Ingredients: 6 strips bacon, chopped 2 tbsp butter 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup chopped celery (or sub with more onion if you don’t have any) 1/4 cup flour 28 oz can diced tomatoes 1.5 cups chicken or vegetable stock 1 bay leaf 1 tsp coarse ground black pepper 2 tsp sugar 3/4 cup heavy […]