Category: Entrees (Page 2 of 3)

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Octopus

(For 3-4 people) There are few dishes that chefs screw up as much as this one—too often, octopus served in restaurants tastes like bland rubber. Yet, if cooked well, this is one of my preferred dishes. But, for that I have to cook it myself. Part of the key is making sure that you get […]

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Two Great Shrimp Recipes

(For 4) These are two very different, easy, and excellent shrimp recipes. I like to make them at the same time, dividing the shrimp half and half among the two to see which of them my guests prefer. Usually, it is about 50/50. Note: These same recipes will work with other crustaceans, you just need […]

seafood-risotto

Risotto alla Marinara

(For 8 people) A long time ago, I started writing some of my favorite recipes into my “little green book,” a bound green notebook. My daughter, Martina, was just eleven years old at the time, and she liked rating my recipes with Betti. Anytime I prepared a new recipe, Betti, Martina, and any guest who […]

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Flounder or Halibut With Mussels and Tomato

(For 4-6  people) Last week, I visited one of my favorite butchers in Oak Park, IL – a place called Carnivore.  I saw a giant flounder in their fish case and decided to try it.  This recipe is the one I created for the 5.5 pound (2.5 kg) fish I bought from Ciro, the chef […]

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Baked Pheasant

Photo from http://www.dartagnan.com/herb-roasted-pheasant-recipe.html As discussed in my previous blog, I went to my local grocery store in the Lake Tahoe area to buy food for dinner. As I was looking at their selection of meats and foul, I found two frozen pheasants. This is the second recipe is for baked pheasant stuffed with Italian sausage, capers, bread […]

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Pan-fried Pheasant with Grapes and Walnuts

A couple of weeks ago, while I was in the Lake Tahoe area, I went to my local grocery store to buy food for dinner. As I was looking at their selection of meats and foul, I found two frozen pheasants. I’ve never cooked pheasant before, so I bought it.   I looked through some […]

Grilled Lamb Steak

Grilled Lamb Steak

Lamb Steak (for 2 people, or for 1 hungry person) When I need to cook something quick and delicious, I buy a lamb steak (or several steaks if I plan to come home with friends), and a mixture of mushrooms. See also the accompanying recipe for Mushrooms Trifolati or Mushrooms in Fricassea, also on my website. […]

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Roasted Sea Bass with Potatoes, Olives, and Tomatoes

Recipe from foodandwine.com Ingredients 2 lbs. Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and slices ½-inch thick 1 lb. tomatoes, cut into large chunks ¾ cup pitted green olives ¼ cup torn basil leaves ½ cup plus 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil Salt and freshly ground pepper 2 3lb. Sea bass, cleaned ½ cup pine nuts Preparation Preheat […]

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Hunter’s Chicken (Pollo alla cacciatora) for 6 People

Image credit: www.salepepe.it (Note I wrote the recipe in English and in Italian, see below). English:  Pollo alla cacciatora is a delicious, classic Italian recipe that everyone loves, including kids. It’s easy to make, and you can serve it for a dinner party, or just make it at home for a quick, simple dinner. It […]

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Peppered Mussels (Pepata di cozze) for 2 to 4 People

This recipe features fresh mussels as the basis. You can either serve the mussels in their juices with fresh bread, or you can use the mussels in their juices as a pasta sauce for spaghetti. Ingredients About 3 pounds of mussels or 1.5 kg of cozze – Make sure the mussels are fresh and healthy […]

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