Pork Chops with Guava BBQ Sauce

Pork Chops with Guava BBQ Sauce

3 cups guava nectar 1/2 cup cider vinegar 1/4 cup dark brown sugar 3 tablespoons tomato paste 1 teaspoon sriracha, or to taste 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger Juice of 1 lime 2 tablespoons oil Salt and pepper  4 center-cut pork loin chops, about 1 inch thick Sliced green onions, for garnish, if desired Heat oven […]

Coq au Vin

Coq au Vin

4 slices thick-cut bacon, cut into 1/4-inch pieces 1 chicken (around 3 pounds), cut into 8 pieces 2 carrots, peeled and sliced 2 celery stalks, sliced 1 yellow onion, minced 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1/2 cup flour 1 bottle red wine, preferably a Cotes du Rhone or pinot noir 2 cups […]

Easy Baba Ghanouj

Easy Baba Ghanouj

1 eggplant, sliced into 1/2-inch rounds 2 tablespoons tahini 2 cloves garlic, minced, or to taste Juice of 1 lemon, or to taste Pinch cumin Salt Olive oil Chopped parsley, for garnish (optional) Heat the broiler to high.  Arrange eggplant slices in a colander and sprinkle generously with salt. Let stand 10 minutes, then rinse […]

Chocolate Peppermint Pie

Chocolate Peppermint Pie

2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips 3 cups heavy cream, divided 1 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup finely ground starlight mints (about 30) 1 prepared chocolate cookie pie crust 1 tablespoon confectioner’s sugar Place chocolate chips in a heatproof bowl. In a small saucepan, heat 2 cups cream until bubbling around the edges. Pour over chocolate and […]

Chili and Molasses Glazed Salmon

Chili and Molasses Glazed Salmon

4 salmon fillets, about 6 ounces each 1/2 cup molasses (dark or blackstrap) Juice of 2 limes 2 tablespoons chili powder Salt and pepper Heat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment. Place salmon fillets skin side down on prepared sheet. In a bowl, whisk together molasses, lime juice and chili powder. Using […]

Roasted Kale with Garlic and Tomatoes

Roasted Kale with  Garlic and Tomatoes

2 bunches kale, thick stems removed, and rinsed 2 cups cherry tomatoes 6 cloves garlic, chopped Olive oil Salt and pepper Heat oven to 350F. Line a sheet pan with parchment. Spread kale over pan and drizzle with oil, tossing it to coat. Add tomatoes and toss those, then add garlic. Season with salt and […]

Chicken and Andouille Gumbo

Chicken and Andouille Gumbo

1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup flour  1 large yellow onion, diced 1 green bell pepper, diced 4 stalks celery, diced 2 teaspoons dried thyme 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon cayenne 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces 4 cups chicken stock 12 ounces […]

Miso Roasted Chicken

Miso Roasted Chicken

1/4 cup white miso 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 teaspoon sriracha 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil 1 roasting chicken, about 3 pounds Salt and pepper Heat oven to 375F. In a mixing bowl, whisk together first 5 ingredients. Pat chicken dry and rub it all over with the miso mixture, including the […]

Butter Braised Radishes

Butter Braised Radishes

I used icicle radishes, but regular radishes or breakfast radishes are just as delicious cooked this way. Braising mellows the radishes’ bite and brings out their sweetness.  4 tablespoons butter, divided 1 small yellow onion, thinly sliced 2 large bunches radishes with greens, radishes rinsed and sliced in half, greens cut off and rinsed Kosher […]

Vinegar Chicken with Olive-Fennel Relish

Vinegar Chicken with Olive-Fennel Relish

Chicken: 2 small onions, cut into  6 wedges each  1 pint cherry tomatoes 8 bone-in skin-on chicken thighs 2 tablespoons herbes de Provence 1/2 cup white wine vinegar  Relish: 1 fennel bulb, thinly sliced 1 cup garlic-stuffed green olives, chopped 2 tablespoons capers, rinsed and chopped Olive oil, salt and pepper  Heat oven to 425F. […]

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