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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

Grilled Steak with Portobello Mushroom Red Wine Reduction and Pasta

Serves 4 to 6 10 to 12 ounces of pasta (rigatoni works well) 1 teaspoon olive oil 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 pounds grass fed flank steak (or tenderloin) sea salt and cracked black pepper 6 ounces baby portobello mushrooms (about 6 stuffing mushrooms), sliced 2 large shallots, finely chopped 3/4 cup dry red wine such as … Continue reading

Steak with Chimichurri Salsa (Argentinian)

Steak Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds high quality (grass fed) beef flank salt and pepper Chimichurri Salsa Ingredients 1 cup packed fresh cilantro (or parsley), chopped 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 Tablespoon red wine vinegar 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1 or garlic clove, pressed or minced 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper In a bowl … Continue reading

Thyme Wine Mushroom Sauce Steak with Egg Noodles

Thyme Wine Mushroom Sauce Steak with Egg Noodles I’m going to make this again! What a great weeknight dinner with a glass of wine to wind down the day. 2 Tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 1/4 pounds sirloin steak tips, cut int 1 1/2-inch cubes or chunks 1 teaspoon … Continue reading

Cabernet Chicken

Red wine, truffle oil and Worcestershire sauce (or substitute) offer complex flavors to this deliciously simple recipe. Serves 6 to 8. 2 pounds chicken thighs 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon truffle oil,¬† olive oil or grape seed oil 1 sweet onion, chopped finely 4-5 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon butter 2 tablespoon … Continue reading

Crispy Mahi-Mahi Fish Tacos with Chili Lime Aioli Sauce

THE most delicious fish tacos you’ll ever eat at home. Serves 4. 1 pound Mahi Mahi fish fillets (about 3 fillets), thawed and cut into chunks 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil or other cooking oil 12 corn tortillas … Continue reading

Herb Pistachio Crusted Tilapia with Chili Lime Aioli Sauce

This pistachio-crusted tilapia fish was really good. But topped with the Chili Lime Aioli Sauce this dish will be a hit at your dinner table. 4 tablespoon breadcrumbs 4 heaping tablespoons pistachio, finely crushed or ground 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon garlic powder (1 clover garlic = 1 teaspoon dried … Continue reading

Chili Lime Aioli Sauce

I made this sauce to top a Pistachio Crusted Tilapia. This sauce might also go well with salmon, a mahi mahi or as a dip for fried battered shrimp. Yum! 1/3 cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 teaspoon garlic powder or 2 small fresh garlic cloves, pressed 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper juice … Continue reading

Patatas Bravas (crispy potatoes with salsa brava *spicy*)

The first time I tried Patatas Bravas was at a Spanish tapas restaurant called Picasso’s. The sauce is spicy but not too spicy that would render the dish not enjoyable after a few bites. I’m not into very spicy foods but I find I can continue enjoying the salsa brava with the crispy potatoes and … Continue reading

Wine Sauce Argentina-Style Steak

Pair with a California Merlot or Central Coast Pinot Noir. Serves 2. 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1/8 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes 2 steaks (top round, tri tip, or top sirloin) 1 teaspoon cooking oil such … Continue reading

Paprika Mango Salsa

This mango salsa tops really nice over grilled salmon or steak. I tried it with a steak and I personally preferred the salmon. The salsa is great alone too! 1 cup just ripe mango, diced 1 cup pineapple, diced quarter of a red onion, chopped (optional: saute onions in 1 teaspoon oil) 1/4 cup, red … 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

Spicy Tarragon Chicken

A flavorful, aromatic chicken that goes over rice, a side salad or veggies. Sipping wine: 2010 Bogle Vineyards California Merlot. Tarragon Wine Sauce A little over 1/2 cup dry white wine, such as a Chardonnay 1/4 cup white balsamic (white wine vinegar) 1 small shallot, chopped 3 sprigs fresh tarragon, cut into shorter sprigs cooking … 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

Tarragon Wine Cream Sauce over Spicy Baked Cod

The tarragon wine sauce was inspired by a French sauce called B√©arnaise. This aromatic cream sauce is wonderful over fish, chicken or vegetables. Serves 3 | Wine to sip: 2008 Clos LaChance Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay Tarragon Wine Reduction 1/2 cup dry white wine, such as a Chardonnay 1/4 cup white balsamic (white wine vinegar) … Continue reading

Spanish Romesco Sauce with a Fried Egg on Toasted Italian Bread

Recipe serves 4. Left over sauce can be refrigerated. 1 large red bell pepper, sliced with ribs and seeds removed 1/3 cup olive oil, plus more for cooking 2 garlic cloves, pounded and sliced in half lengthwise 1/4 red wine vinegar * 1/4 cup red wine such as a Merlot or a dry Cabernet Sauvignon. … Continue reading

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