Vegetarian Mushroom & Tomato Linguini

Wild mushrooms are a pleasure to cook as they are delicate and lend newness to a mushroom dish. Sometimes I add in Button or Cremini mushrooms as well as Shiitake mushrooms although Shiitake lend a significantly distinct flavor. Here, simply sauté sliced mushrooms in butter and S&P. Add diced onion and soften. Add diced tomato…

Hunter’s Mushroom Linguini

This version of a Hunter’s sauce is heavy on mushrooms with a bit of bacon to lend a Smokey flavor. I used shiitake, porcini and baby portabella mushrooms. The smallest ones I left whole and slice the others -discarding the shiitake stem as it can be tough. I sautéed them down in a bit of…

Spaghetti & Meatballs

  I’be been making meatballs for years.  I’ve never made ones that were remarkable, despite the claims of the recipes I read. I think I can say that this meatball is a keeper.  The key seems to be to have equal parts “mix” to meat ratio.  I used 93% lean beef because I’m adding my…

Angel Hair with Poached Salmon

Delicate salmon is so nice in the mouth.  Here I poach a filet of farmed antibiotic free salmon.  I vary the kind of salmon I buy and very much prefer wild but antibiotic free or Faroe Island Salmon is good. Preheat your oven to 475F. Rinse your lovely filet of fresh salmon and dry with…

Lemony Farfalle with Seared New York Steak

This dish is a balance of cold pasta and hot steak,    zesty lemon and fresh cilantro, comforting farfalle pasta and herbaceous arugula. Cook your farfalle in salted boiling water, drain, drizzle olive oil and toss.  Refrigerate. Wash and set aside arugula and roughly chopped, destemmed cilantro. Let your steaks rest out of the fridge…

House Bolognese

First stitch kitchen gauze into a 4″ x 4″ or so pouch, leaving one side open in which to add your pickling spice.  Sew the open side closed and set aside. In a large dutch oven, brown your beef in olive oil.  Season this with salt and pepper.  Remove your beef and now sauté your…

Sicilian Pork Ribs

Hail the pork rib. Slice the ribs apart.  I use two racks for this recipe, because I shop at Costco.  You can blanch them or not.  I was originally taught to do so, and I recommend doing it even just once to see if you find a significant difference.  In a large pot with enough…

Simply Stunning Asian Spaghetti

Asian Spaghetti Make it and people will make sounds when they eat this divinely simple dish.  Serving with chopsticks as the implement of choice is a must! Start with browning beef in a little peanut oil.   Brown your beef and add nicely diced onion.  Now when this is all hot and the onions are…