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Gremolata Steak (Gremolata Vinaigrette)

Gremolata is an Italian flavor combination consisting of grated lemon zest, pressed garlic and chopped parsley. The garlic fragrance is released in heated olive oil which is then combined with the recipe ingredients. This will be topped over grilled rib-eye steak, grass fed, of course. STEAK 1 tsp olive oil 1 boneless organic ribeye steak … Continue reading

Chicken Saltimbocca

1 1/2 to 2 pounds fresh organic chicken breast, skinless, boneless sea salt and ground black pepper 2 teaspoons dried sage 8 to 10 slices prosciutto 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 cup dry white riesling 1/2 cup chicken broth or stock 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 4 tablespoons chopped parsley … Continue reading

Chicken Breast and Drumsticks with Brown Butter-Chicken Vinaigrette

This recipe uses a vinaigrette based sauce with reduced chicken stock with lemon juice and fresh herbs. 5 tablespoons grapeseed oil 1 tablespoon Asian fish sauce 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 teaspoon sea salt 6 pieces bone-in organic chicken breast halves and drumsticks with skin 1 quart chicken stock … Continue reading

Chicken Milanese Spicy

A cinch to make and tastes oh-so-gourmet! 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup chopped cilantro 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil sea salt and cracked peppercorns 1 to 1-1/2 pounds fresh organic chicken thighs 2 large eggs 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1-1/2 cups panko crumbs 1/3 … Continue reading

Baked Turkey Cilantro Meatballs with Pasta

I made 64 mini meatballs and they were super delicious! Makes 6 to 8 servings. 4 eggs 3/4 cup milk 2 cups Panko 4 to 5 cloves of garlic, minced 1/2 cup fresh cilantro or parsley, chopped 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon dried basil 1 cup grated Parmesan and/or Romano cheese or Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese … Continue reading

Lemon Pepper Shrimp Pasta with Arugula Pesto

I used 8 ounces (227 g) of linguine which serves 4. Shrimp Lemon Pepper Marinade 2 pounds shrimp, thawed, deveined, tails can be left on juice of 1 lime 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon dried oregano or 2 teaspoon fresh oregano (you can substitute with parsley) 2 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 teaspoon black pepper In … Continue reading

Mussels with fennel and wine

Quick, easy, super delicious! Serves 3 to 4. 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 large fennel bulb, coarsely chopped 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 2 shallots, finely chopped 1 cup chicken broth 1 cup dry white wine (dry means not a sweet wine) 1/2 pound raw shrimp, deveined, tails can stay on (thaw shrimp … Continue reading

Brussels Sprouts with Prosciutto, Pepper and Pecorino

Simple but delicious Brussels sprouts with sauteed prosciutto and onion, black pepper and grated Pecorino Romano cheese. Recipe serves 2 or 3. 8 to 10 ounces Brussels sprouts, sliced in half lenghthwise 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1/2 red onion, finely chopped 2 slices prosciutto, finely sliced 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper 2 Tablespoons freshly grated … Continue reading

Spinach Stuffed Chicken Rolled in Prosciutto

This recipe is another delicious spinoff of my Dijon Crusted Chicken Stuffed with Spinach Saute and credit to this yummy chicken prosciutto recipe goes to http://dianeskitchentable.wordpress.com/. Preheat oven to 350° F. Spinach Saute Ingredients 2 teaspoon olive oil, divided 1/4 of a large sweet onion, finely chopped (or 1/2 of a small sweet onion, chopped) … Continue reading

Dijon Crusted Chicken Stuffed with Spinach Saute with Lemon White Wine Sauce

Dijon Crusted Chicken Stuffed with Mozzarella Spinach Saute with Lemon White Wine Sauce Serves 4. I intended making a repeat recipe from my blog (chicken scaloppine with wine sauce) but the store was out of chicken thighs so I bought chicken breasts – which I never buy because I don’t know how to cook it. … Continue reading

Sake Shrimp Scampi

No white wine, but I had a bottle of chilled sake in the fridge. Need I say? This dish was scrumptious! Serves 2 or 3. 4 teaspoons olive oil 1 1/2 pounds medium or large shrimp, thawed, peeled and deveined (tails can be left on) 5 large garlic cloves, minced 1/2 cup chicken broth 1/2 … Continue reading

Parmesan Pecan Crusted Mozzarella Salad

The mozzarella rounds are fried in a skillet so that they’re crisp on the outside and slightly melted on the inside. Serves 3-4. 1/2 cup prepared balsamic vinaigrette (1 part balsamic to 4 part olive oil, e.g. 1 teaspoon balsamic to 4 teaspoon olive oil) 2 teaspoon Dijon mustard (I used whole grain Dijon) 1 … Continue reading

Chili-Lime Italian Chicken Sausage Endives finished in White Balsamic

Serves 2 to 3, with leftovers. The spicy lime Italian seasoned sausage burst with flavor in your mouth and add to that the fresh crunch of the slightly bitter endive leave, it’s a spectacular combination. 1/4 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon cayenne 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/8 red chili pepper flakes 1/2 sweet onion, chopped 1/4 red … Continue reading

Lime Herb Crusted Salmon

Serves 2. 1/2 cup breadcrumbs zest of half a lime 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning 1 tablespoon dollop of mayonnaise (about 1/8 cup) 1 teaspoon whole grain Dijon mustard juice of half a lime 2 salmon filets, thawed 1/4 teaspoon sea salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 tablespoon cooking oil such as … Continue reading

Cashew Crusted Parmesan Chicken

I made this with a side of coriander steamed rice and salad. Pair with a Pinot Noir from Sonoma Valley or Carneros. 1/2 cup whole unsalted cashews 1/2 cup bread crumbs 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 2 eggs, whisked or beaten 1/3 cup grapeseed oil or other healthy frying oil 1 … Continue reading

Chicken Scaloppine with Wine Sauce and Capers

No need to spend $$$ at an Italian restaurant. This is a 5-star recipe in my kitchen. Grab a 1.5 liter Raymond Hill Chardonnay for $5.99 at Trader Joe’s and start sipping and cooking! 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs 2 tablespoons whole grain Dijon mustard 2 eggs, beaten 1 cup breadcrumbs 1 teaspoon … Continue reading

Mushroom Wine Sauce Sausage Rigatoni

Pair this with a Merlot! I enjoyed with a 2009 Beringer Merlot Napa. This wine is a 5-star! 1/8 teaspoon cumin powder 1/4 teaspoon cracked peppercorns – I used flower pepper from South Africa 1/4 heaping teaspoon cayenne 1/4 teaspoon ground chile, e.g. California Chile Molido or parprika a sprinkle of red chili pepper flakes … Continue reading

Parmesan Zucchini Frites

Serves 6 3 medium zucchini 1/2 cup all purpose flour 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs 1/2 cup breadcrumbs 1/2 cup grated Parmesan (or Parmesan & Romano cheeses combined) 2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 2 eggs whisked or beaten in a blender 1/2 cup grape seed oil or other frying oil Marinara or spaghetti … Continue reading

Thyme Chicken, Mushrooms and Brussells Sprouts Pizza

Serves 4-6 | Wine to sip: Woodbridge 2010 Merlot by Robert Mondavi 8 ounces Brussels sprouts, chopped 4 ounces crimini or white mushrooms, sliced 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil 5 pieces boneless chicken breast tenderloins 2 teaspoon thyme 1 teaspoon garlic powder 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus a little extra to oil baking sheet … Continue reading

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