Spaghetti alla Carbonara

SPAGHETTI ALLA CARBONARA 2 T extra virgin olive oil 10 ozs thickly sliced pancetta, guanciale or quality bacon, diced into 1/2-inch pieces Sea salt 1 lb spaghetti, linguini or fettucini 2 large organic, free range eggs whites 4 large organic, free range egg yolks 2 C grated Parmigiano-Reggiano Freshly ground black pepper Additional egg yolks [...]

Arancini (Risotto Balls)

ARANCINI (RISOTTO BALLS) 3-4 C mushroom or some other risotto, cooled 1-2 C taleggio cheese, cut into 1/2″ cubes 4 large eggs 2 C all purpose flour 2 T fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped 1 T fresh sage leaves, finely chopped 2 T parmigiano-reggiano 2 C fine fresh bread crumbs Equal parts extra virgin olive [...]

Risotto with Mushrooms & Proscuitto

RISOTTO con FUNGHI e VINO BIANCO 1/4 C extra virgin olive oil 2-3 shallots, peeled and finely chopped 2 ozs proscuitto di parma or san daniele, diced finely 3/4 lb porcini mushrooms, cleaned and sliced 1 1/2 C arborio rice 8 C chicken stock 1 C sauvignon blanc 4 T unsalted butter 1 C parmigiano [...]

Mushroom Toasts

MUSHROOM-GRUYERE TOASTS & FRISEE WITH CHAMPAGNE VINAIGRETTE Wild Mushroom-Gruyère Toasts 3 T unsalted butter 1 1/2 T extra virgin olive oil 1 3/4 lbs mushrooms (chanterelles, porcini, cèpes, morels, oysters), gently cleaned and cut into halves or thirds depending on size 1 medium shallot, peeled and thinly sliced 1/2 C fresh thyme leaves, stemmed and [...]

Chicken Dijon

CHICKEN DIJON 1 T coriander seeds 2 T extra-virgin olive oil 1 T unsalted butter 3 plump, fresh garlic cloves, peeled and smashed 4 chicken leg-thigh quarters Sea salt and freshly ground pepper Dried tarragon 1/2 C shallots, peeled and thinly sliced 4 plump fresh garlic cloves, peeled and minced 1-2 T cognac or brandy [...]

Grilled Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Eggplant & Onions

GRILLED ZUCCHINI, YELLOW SQUASH, EGGPLANT & ONIONS 1/2 lb zucchini, sliced 1/2″ on the bias 1/2 lb yellow squash, sliced 1/2″ on the bias 1/2 lb japanese eggplant, sliced 1/2″ on the bias 1/2 lb yellow onions, peeled and sliced 1/2″ Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper Extra virgin olive oil, to coat well [...]

Lemon Grass Chicken (Sả Thịt Gà)

LEMON GRASS CHICKEN (Sả Thịt Gà) 3 T nước mắm Phú Quốc* (fish sauce) 1 T nước măn chay pha sản (chilied soy sauce) 4 plump, fresh garlic cloves, peeled and crushed 1 T honey 1 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1 1/2″ pieces 3 T raw cane sugar 1/4 C water 1 [...]

Fish Tacos

FISH TACOS Juice from two freshly squeezed limes 1/2 C yogurt 1/2 C crema 1 habanero chile, stemmed, seeded and minced 1 jalapeño chile, stemmed, seeded and minced 1/2 t dried oregano 1/2 t ground cumin 1/2 t cayenne pepper Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste Alaskan Pacific cod or halibut fillets, [...]

Pizzas

GOAT CHEESE, ROASTED GARLICS & SUNDRIED TOMATOES 6+ plump, fresh roasted garlic cloves, peeled and sliced* 4 ozs goat cheese, crumbled 4 ozs mozzarella, shredded 10 sundried tomatoes, packed in olive oil and cut into ribbons Extra virgin olive oil Parmigiano reggiano, grated 1 bunch fresh basil, cut into ribbons 1 pizza dough, rolled out [...]

Pizza Dough

PIZZA DOUGH Extra virgin olive oil to coat bowl 1 C warm water (105°F to 115°F) 1 envelope active dry yeast packet 1 T organic honey 3+ C all purpose flour 1 t sea salt 3 T extra virgin olive oil Pour warm water into small bowl; stir in yeast and honey until it dissolves. [...]