Tacos al Carbon

TACOS AL CARBÓN 1 medium white onion, peeled and roughly chopped 5 fresh, plump garlic cloves, peeled and roughly chopped 1/4 C freshly squeezed lime juice 1 t cumin seeds, toasted and freshly ground Sea salt and freshly ground pepper 3 poblano chiles, stemmed, halved and seeded 4 jalapeño chiles, stemmed, halved and seeded 2 [...]

Baked Eggs (Oeufs en Cocotte)

BAKED EGGS (OEUFS EN COCOTTE) 4 fresh, free range eggs, room temperature 1-2 T unsalted butter 4 T diced and cooked pancetta, bacon or ham 4 T shredded Gruyère cheese 8 t heavy cream Sea salt & freshly ground pepper Fresh tarragon, chopped Preheat oven to 325 F Fill baking dish with 1 1/2″ to [...]

Salsa Verde

SALSA VERDE 12 medium fresh tomatillos, husks removed and rinsed 3 jalapeño chiles, stemmed, not seeded 8 sprigs cilantro, roughly chopped 1 small yellow onion, chopped 2 plump garlic cloves, peeled and chopped 1 T canola oil 2 C chicken broth Sea salt Boil the tomatillos and chiles in salted water for 15 minutes; drain. [...]

Mexican Rice (Arroz a la Mexicana)

MEXICAN RICE (ARROZ A LA MEXICANA) 3 C chicken broth 2 T canola or extra virgin olive oil 1 1/2 C long grained rice 1 medium yellow onion, peeled and finely chopped 3 plump, fresh garlic cloves, peeled and finely minced 1 15 oz can high quality peeled tomatoes, drained and seeded 1 t cumin, [...]

Beef, Broccoli & Mushrooms with Oyster Sauce

BEEF, BROCCOLI & MUSHROOMS WITH OYSTER SAUCE 12 oz beef sirloin 1 T soy sauce 1 1/2 T oyster sauce 1/2 T sesame oil 1 T fresh ginger, peeled and grated 1 T honey 1/2 T baking powder 2 T peanut oil 4 plump, fresh garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 jalapeño chile, stemmed, seeded, finely [...]

Roast Chicken

ROAST CHICKEN 1 local, free range roasting chicken (around 4-5 lbs), giblets reserved 3 T unsalted butter, softened 1/2 T dried thyme Sea salt & freshly ground pepper 2 sprigs fresh rosemary 4 sprigs fresh thyme 2 dried apricots (optional) 2 prunes (optional) 1-3 heads fresh garlic, cut transversely (crosswise) 3-6 T brandy or cognac [...]

Garlic Shrimp (Gambas al Ajillo)

GARLIC SHRIMP (GAMBAS AL AJILLO) 1 lb large shrimp, peeled with tails left intact (16-20 count) 1/4 C extra virgin olive oil 6 plump, fresh garlic cloves, peeled and very thinly sliced 2 t Spanish paprika (pimentón) 1 T dried chili pepper 2 T cognac or brandy Sea salt Chopped fresh parsley In a heavy [...]

Shallots

ROASTED SHALLOTS 2 T fine sherry wine vinegar 1/2 C extra virgin olive oil Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 4 sprigs fresh rosemary, leaves stripped and finely chopped 1 lb shallots, peeled Preheat oven to 425 F Place the sherry wine vinegar, salt and pepper in a bowl. While whisking vigorously, drizzle in [...]

Sherry Vinaigrette

SHERRY VINAIGRETTE 2 T good quality Sherry vinegar 3 t shallots, peeled and minced 1/2 t Dijon mustard Generous pinch sea salt Freshly ground black pepper 6-8 T extra virgin olive oil 1 T fresh tarragon, finely chopped Whisk together vinegar, shallot, mustard, salt, and pepper in a small bowl and add oil in a [...]

Chicken Tajine with Preserved Lemons & Olives

CHICKEN TAJINE WITH PRESERVED LEMONS & OLIVES 1 medium cinnamon stick, broken some 1 t whole black peppercorns 1/2 T turmeric 1/2 T paprika dulce or agridulce 1 T cumin seeds 1 T coriander seeds 1 t whole cloves 4 cardamom pods 1 t red pepper flakes 3 T+ extra virgin olive oil 4 plump, [...]