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Monthly Archives: May 2013

Spring into summer pasta!

A fresh and bright pasta perfect for spring, or a “spring into summer” dinner Ingredients Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 1/2 pound short pasta, such as cavatappi, or any other favorite, farfalle, etc. 1 1/2 cups frozen peas (or fresh if you can find them and have time to prep) 1/4 pound  bacon, about […]

Lemon vinaigrette – a trusted friend

A good lemon vinaigrette can be used in so many ways. Certainly as a dressing for salads, but also as a dipping sauce for crudités or even a marinade. This is my staple go-to. Besides making it in a bowl and whisking, you can also make it in a jar and shake vigorously rather than […]

Glazed Salmon – – easy and most likely will impress your friends

Salmon after being glazed and broiled, served with lemon drizzled baby arugula Ingredients 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 large shallot, finely minced 1/4 cup good quality red-wine vinegar 1/4 cup whole-grain mustard 1/4 cup packed dark-brown sugar Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 1 side salmon (about 3 pounds), skin removed, cut into 8 […]

Chicken braise – – white wine and lemon

This dish involves no oil or a sauté. Easy one pot meal from start to finish featuring the bright flavors of lemon and  herbs. Serve over rice – – the rice will soak up the sauce and become an absolutely delicious complement to the chicken. Think of featuring a salad of mixed greens with a […]

A simple, flavorful Basque breakfast/brunch treat

Slice including poached egg from the Basque egg dish – – pronounced flavors. Guest worthy Ingredients 2 white onions 1 red bell pepper 4 tomatoes, cut in half, juices, seeds, and membranes removed 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 tbsp olive oil 4 oz. Spanish Serrano ham 4 basil leaves 1 tbsp salt 1 tbsp […]

The Keenan House – – a new eatery in Ossining

The Keenan House has recently opened in Ossining. The decor is quite beautiful with clean lines, earthy colors and contemporary furniture. When you enter, the bar is directly to the right and features about a dozen taps, 70 bottled selections, a full bar, and a wine list of approximately a dozen selections as of this […]

Grilled skirt steak with a cilantro twist

s   Smoky grilled skirt steak topped with a vibrant cilantro based herb Ingredients 1 cup buttermilk 1 bunch cilantro, roughly chopped 1 teaspoon coriander seeds 1/2 teaspoon curry powder 5 scallions, roughly chopped 1 pound skirt steak, cut into 4 pieces Vegetable oil (such as Grape Seed, or Canola), for grilling Kosher salt and […]

Pork tenderloin with mustard sauce

This dish makes an simple yet elegant entrée for a small dinner party, but also is easy and enough for a weeknight meal. The flavor of pork tenderloin is generally mild so it benefits from marinades, rubs, or flavorful dipping sauces, or a nice salad with a citrus vinaigrette. Pork tenderloin drizzled with a mustard […]

An easy citrus vinaigrette … you choose the citrus

Here is an easy recipe for a citrus vinaigrette. In this case we are using freshly squeezed orange juice. Ingredients 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice 1 tablespoon honey (local honey is a great choice) 1 tablespoon minced shallot 2 teaspoons white-wine vinegar (we use Champagne vinegar) Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 2 tablespoons […]

Asian inspired one pot meal

What is interesting about this dish is that the rice component is arborio which we traditionally use for risottos. There was some extra Arborio around so decided to take it down a different path. Tender chicken braised with aromatics and Arborio (think risotto) rice Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs Kosher […]

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