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Steak Frites! And some butter

By on January 19, 2014

It’s French bistro night:

Carte Du Jour

Pan Seared Bone-In Prime Strips / Beurre Maitre d’Hotel

Mixed Bitter Greens / Dijon Vinaigrette

Crispy Pommes Frites

Lots of Cheap Red Table Wine

Ok fancy French talkin’ guy, so what’s Beurre Maitre d’Hotel?  This:

Soften a stick of butter, beat with cracked pepper, sea salt and chopped fresh herbs…


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Seared Bone-In Pork Chops and Shishitos

By on October 19, 2013

Whack this out in a flash on a Friday evening after work — pan-seared pork chops, blistered shishitos.  With rice or garlicy mashed potatoes.  Pour out a chilled Gruner Veltliner.  And call it dinner:

Take the chops out of the fridge right when you get home – letting meats come…


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Guest Blogger – Chef Duncan’s Lamb and Lemony Couscous

By on September 2, 2013

Gotham Home Table:

Good friend and fellow cooking dad is taking over this week with a delectable lamb and lemony couscous.  We’ve had the pleasure of many a meal from Duncan’s kitchen, and you can bet this is a winner-winner lamb dinner:

Chef Duncan’s Lamb and Lemony Couscous:

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More Summer Food – Curried Chicken and Sweet Grape Salad

By on July 20, 2013

We call this one “Refrigerator Chicken Salad” – as in whatever’s in the fridge that day.  Here it’s chopped leftover rotisserie chicken, diced celery and red onion.  Some baby carrot rounds, quartered green grapes and chopped smoked almonds.  With a good few shakes of curry spice and a touch…


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Crispy Sage and Toasted Hazelnut Butter Sauce

By on June 25, 2013

Well here’s a departure from the usual red sauce with ravs.  

Crisp up the sage leaves in some melted butter and olive oil.  Gently remove the leaves, add chopped hazelnuts to the pan.  Toast hazelnuts until fragrant and a bit browned.  Add in your ravioli, cooked just under and…


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Cornbread with Cinnamon Whip

By on May 5, 2013

Page 777 of my Joy of Cooking is really thrashed.  That’s where you’ll find the cornbread recipe.  I like the “Northern” version, but haven’t committed measures to memory.  And so there’s a healthy powdering of flour and cornmeal on that particularly mangled page.  Recently we’ve been serving our cornbread…


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Chicken Parm – Hello, 1989

By on January 12, 2013

It’s been a while since we trotted out an 80’s dish.  But high time to crank up the Whitesnake, peg-leg the jeans and Safety Dance our Adidas Sambas into the kitchen. Add me a mohawk with braided rat-tail and it’s Framingham North High again, circa 1989.  And chicken parm?…


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Newport Steaks and Twinkie Shame

By on November 17, 2012

Haven’t had a Twinkie in like 20 years.  But hearing the news, suddenly craved one like never before.  Childhood memories replayed – the white box high atop the fridge, out of reach of small hands.  Chemically un-natural but oddly tasty yellowish cake, tightly hugging post apocalptic-approved cream.  The cream…


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Tacos de Pescado

By on September 28, 2012

If you hit the Hottie Hottie Hot Sauce from last week, you’ll need a little something-something to drizzle that sweet heat on.   And you remember the Mango Salsa and Perfect Guac.  Let’s bring it all together into one bad-ass fish taco.  

 
The Goods:

2 ice-cold bottles of Modelo Especial,…


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Winner Winner. Chicken Dinner.

By on June 16, 2012

So we do this “quick order” thing on Fresh Direct (the web-based grocery delivery service we use in the city).  It pulls up your last order, and usually like 80% of the stuff you want again, so you add/delete as necessary and it’s quicker than ordering from scratch.  But…

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