Grilled Steak ‘Salad’

Grilled Steak ‘Salad’

1 sirloin steak, about 2 pounds 2 portobello mushroom caps 4 ears corn, shucked 2 medium red onions, peeled and cut into 8 wedges each  1 pint cherry tomatoes  4 heads baby lettuce, cut in half lengthwise  3/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese Olive oil Salt and pepper Remove steak from refrigerator […]

Watermelon Gazpacho Salad

Watermelon Gazpacho Salad

4 1/2-inch thick slices baguette 4 cups watermelon, seeds removed and cubed  1 cup chopped tomatoes 2 cucumbers, seeded and diced 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced 6 baby sweet peppers, thinly sliced 1/2 jalapeno, diced (or to taste) 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for bread 1/3 cup red wine vinegar 1/4 teaspoon smoked […]

Gooey Butter Bars

Gooey Butter Bars

Crust:   1 box French Vanilla cake mix 1/2 cup melted butter 1 egg, beaten Filling: 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature 1/2 cup melted butter 2 eggs, beaten 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 teaspoon kosher salt 2 cups powdered sugar Heat oven to 350F. Line a 9×13-inch baking pan with foil and […]

Shishito-Cucumber Salad

Shishito-Cucumber Salad

1 pound shishito peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar or coconut vinegar 1/3 cup grapeseed or avocado oil, plus more for the pan 1 seedless cucumber (or 2 Persian cucumbers), thinly sliced 2 avocados, peeled, seeded and diced 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, quartered Salt and pepper Heat oil in a skillet […]

Peach-Blackberry Crisp

Peach-Blackberry Crisp

Filling: 2 pounds peaches, peeled, pitted and cut into wedges 12 ounces blackberries 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional) 1 teaspoon kosher salt Topping: 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 1/2 cup (packed) light brown sugar 2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) […]

Harissa Glazed Salmon

Harissa Glazed Salmon

4 (6-ounce) salmon filets 1 cup mayonnaise 3 tablespoons harissa Salt and pepper  Heat oven to 400F. Line a baking pan with parchment.  Season salmon filets with salt and pepper and place skin side down on the prepared baking sheet.  In a small bowl, stir together the mayonnaise and harissa. Season with salt and pepper […]

Carne Asada

Carne Asada

Marinade: 3 guajillo chiles, stemmed, seeded, and torn into pieces 3 ancho chiles, stemmed, seeded, and torn into pieces 1 cup orange juice Juice of 2 limes 2 chipotle peppers 1 tablespoon kosher salt 2 teaspoons cumin 1 teaspoon coriander 3 pounds sirloin steak, cut across into thin slabs Tortillas, lime wedges, avocado, cilantro and […]

Quick Strawberry-Black Pepper Jam

Quick Strawberry-Black Pepper Jam

1 1/2 pounds strawberries, hulled and rinsed 2 tablespoons light brown sugar 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt Puree the strawberries until mostly pureed in a food processor. Pour into a saucepan and stir in remaining ingredients.  Cook, stirring occasionally, until the mixture thickens, about 25 minutes.  […]

Triple Chocolate Cookies

Triple Chocolate Cookies

10 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped 1/2 cup plus 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature 3 large eggs 2 teaspoons whiskey 6 ounces (1 cup) white chocolate chips 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1/2 […]

Cacio e pepe

Cacio e pepe

8 ounces dried angel hair pasta 4 tablespoons butter 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper 1 1/2 cups grated fresh Parmesan cheese Salt Bring 3 quarts salted water to a boil and boil pasta just until al dente.  Meanwhile, in a skillet over medium heat, melt butter with black pepper.  Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup […]

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