Blackened Salmon

Blackend Salmon in a cast iron skillet

Course: MainCuisine: American, CajunServing: 5 Ingredients 2 teaspoons sea salt 1 teaspoon onion granules 1 teaspoon garlic granules 1 teaspoon dry oregano 1 teaspoon dry thyme 2 teaspoons paprika ½ teaspoon ground white pepper ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper 4 tablespoons oil 3 8- ounce fresh salmon fillets optional beurre blanc sauce Instructions In a small bowl mix together the salt, onion granules, garlic granules, oregano, thyme, paprika, white pepper, and cayenne pepper until combined. Set […]

HARICOTS VERTS/ French Green Beans – A simple recipe

French string beans - Haricots Verts

FRENCH GREEN BEANS VS. REGULAR GREEN BEANS I hope we’re all familiar with traditional green beans, with are long, thin, and often sold by the pound or in prepackaged bags simply labeled, “green beans”, at the grocery store. French green beans (also called Haricots Verts) are slightly longer and skinnier than regular green beans and […]

Beurre Blanc Sauce Recipe

white wine butter sauc

What Is It Beurre blanc literally translates from French to English as “white butter.”  It’s simply a white wine butter sauce and it is much simpler to make than maybe you thought.It is easy to make and goes great with vegetables, pork, beef, chicken, or fish. What’s the Difference Between Beurre Blanc and Hollandaise Sauce […]

Lamb Fricassee with Trahanas

Lamb shank with Trahana

Serves: 4-6 people Ingredients For Lamb 4-6 lamb shanks 300g each sunflower 1 garlic halved 1 onion halved 1 sprig of rosemary Butter for the glazing Directions Season with salt the lamb shanks! Sauté both sides with sunflower oil until golden brown! Deglaze pan with some water and take the drippings! Put the shanks in […]

GARLIC MAYONNAISE

Garlic mayonaise in a jar

INGREDIENTS Makes: approx. 250ml 1 large egg (at room temperature) ¼ teaspoon saffron threads 2 garlic cloves (peeled and halved) 1 x 15ml tablespoon lemon juice plus 1 teaspoon more ½ teaspoon sea salt flakes 1 x 15ml tablespoon cold water 250 millilitres regular olive oil PROCEDURE Put all the ingredients, except for the extra […]

Greek rice pudding

Greek rice pudding

Prep time: 25minServings: 4 portions Ingredients 250 g glutinous rice  500 ml water  500 ml milk, 3,5%  400 ml heavy cream 35%  200 g granulated sugar  6 cardamom, seeds  2 stick(s) cinnamon  cinnamon, ground, to serve Method In a pot, add the rice, water, milk and heavy cream. In a small food processor, beat the granulated sugar and 6 cardamom […]

Roast Chicken with Rosemary, Lemon, and Honey

Whole Roast Chicken with Rosemary, Lemon, and Honey on a plate

YIELD: Makes 6 to 8 servings INGREDIENTS 6 ounces rosemary sprigs (about 2 large or 4 small bunches), divided 2 4-pound chickens 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons honey 2 lemons, 1 halved, 1 sliced into eight 1/4″ rounds 1 pound shallots, peeled Kosher salt and […]

The Right Chemistry: The story of vodka

Smirnoff Vodka Bottles

Vodka is 40 percent alcohol by volume. That’s not high enough to inactivate viruses. It should be poured into a glass, not onto your hands. As the story goes, the world’s best-selling vodka, Smirnoff, owes its original fame to a clever marketing gimmick by Pyotr Smirnov, a Russian serf who by the time of his […]

Garlic Roasted Carrots

Garlic roasted carrots

Cook Time: 25 minYield: 4 to 6 servings As with most winter vegetables, roasting carrots will sweeten and intensify their flavor as moisture escapes and they shrink. Any carrots will do for this dish, but I prefer large storage carrots. Coated first with olive oil, they will caramelize beautifully, along with the whole garlic cloves you also […]