Stuff it

Stuff it

Looking for a delicious and slightly different stuffing for the Christmas meal this year. Try this delicious wild rice variation with wild boar sausage. An exciting exotic face to a comfortable favorite, it’s like the leopard print snuggie of food. A traditional...
Why I Love the French (even more): Onglet Gascon

Why I Love the French (even more): Onglet Gascon

This flavorful cut of meat comes from the diaphragm on the plate primal. It does require the tough sinewy band that runs through it removed, the cut is then butterflied and pounded slightly to an even thickness for cooking. Seared and topped with an amazing pan sauce...
Prosciutto wrapped scallop with truffled vinaigrette

Prosciutto wrapped scallop with truffled vinaigrette

Looking for an over the top appetizer for a holiday bash? Here it is. A sweet fresh succulent scallop wrapped in prosciutto and seared a light golden brown. Top it simply with a truffled vinaigrette (2 parts good olive oil, 1 part good truffle oil and 1 part champagne...
The Holiday Delish

The Holiday Delish

For the holidays, we will be suggesting a whole gamut of possibilities for entertaining, impressing or just plain enjoying. For those looking to kick up the holidays a notch, or three here is an upscale starter: Tempura Torchon of Foie Gras with a Citrus Persimmon...
Why I love the French…

Why I love the French…

Here’s a holiday dessert with a French nod; a holiday pumpkin Napoleon. Pumpkin pastry cream sandwiched between a French meringue and layers of genoise (soaked with brandy, of course) and topped with whipped cream and caramel...
A Lite and Right Mediterranean Delight

A Lite and Right Mediterranean Delight

Here is a simple Mediterranean style dish that is a perfect break from the heavier, more traditional holiday foods; Giant Beans in a light tomato herb sauce with home made pitas.  A simple sauté of garlic, onion, fresh tomato and herbs with the giant beans in olive...
Drunken Mac O’Cheese

Drunken Mac O’Cheese

Here’s an Irish twist on a classic. We took your everday Mac and Cheese and gave it an Irish make-over. Crispy bacon or pancetta (yeah, Italian I know. Think of it as the Roman influence.) bits in a triple cheese sauce; smokey gouda, creamy brie and Irish...
Chilly Today, Chili Today

Chilly Today, Chili Today

Still got leftover turket frozen in the freezer someplace, awaiting rediscovery  like Tutankhamun? With the  cool weather it’s perfect time for a bowl of hot, spicy turkey chili, made with Doc’s homemade chili powder. Since the turkey was smoked this batch...
Foie La La

Foie La La

Here’s a great little starter for those special holiday events; crispy ice wine poached torchon of foie gras. A traditional torchon was made and finished by a quick poach in ice wine. Then it was breaded and quickly fried to a crispy and delicious golden brown....
Smokin’ Hot, Perfect Legs, Juicy Breasts

Smokin’ Hot, Perfect Legs, Juicy Breasts

We are, of course, speaking in reference to your Thanksgiving Day turkey. To have that incredible meal, you can prepare your turkey a  number of different ways. But if you brine your bird, no matter how you cook it, it will be perfect! Here is an all purpose poultry...
Mermaids for the Holidays

Mermaids for the Holidays

Mermaids are notoriously difficult to meet and can be quite persnickety upon arrival, Disney versions notwithstanding. Therefore, if you did want to  meet them you had better be prepared to offer the appropriate gifts to keep them satisfied and entertained....
Hash

Hash

With a little extra home made corned beef hanging around, the only sensible solution is a delicious Reuben hash with potatoes, onions, cheese, dressing-and a perfectly poached egg. The ultimate brunch.    ...
Sandwich

Sandwich

Well what goes better with potato salad than a great deli sandwich? “But wait!” you cry, “how can we get fresh delicious and wholesome sandwich meats?” Simple-we made it! An incredible piece of free range grass fed lean beef brisket, some...
Potatoes

Potatoes

With football and tailgating in the wind, time for some potato recipes. Here’s a quick and easy (but delicious) potato salad. The mayo in the recipe was home made roasted garlic mayo, made with safflower oil and fresh free range veggie fed chicken eggs. Bon...
Steve’s Snapper

Steve’s Snapper

A special shout out to our buddy and bestest fishmonger Steve over at Whitney’s Fresh Seafood! Thanks for all the help with the  filming and the inspiration for todays dish; Fresh Florida Red Snapper topped with Creole Shrimp. The fish filets were very...

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