Graham Cracker Crust for Pies

1 ½ cups finely ground graham cracker crumbs  ⅓ cup white sugar  6 tablespoons butter, melted  ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional) Directions Mix graham cracker crumbs, sugar, melted butter or margarine, and cinnamon until well blended. Press mixture into an 8 or 9-inch pie plate. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 7 minutes. […]

Imam Bayildi

Imam bayildi is a baked Turkish dish – though often seen on menus throughout Greece – consisting of eggplant, tomatoes, garlic, herbs and olive oil. Serve as a vegetarian main dish or as a side dish with chicken, beef or seafood. Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 45 minutesTotal Time: 55 minutes Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil […]

Filet Mignon with Mustard and Mushrooms

Filet Mignon with mushroom sauce

Ingredients 2 (2-inch-thick) filets mignons, tied (10 to 12 ounces each) 1 tablespoon canola oil 2 1/2 teaspoons fleur de sel 1 teaspoon coarsely cracked black peppercorns 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 6 ounces mushrooms, stemmed and sliced 1/4 inch thick 1 tablespoon dry sherry Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 teaspoons good olive […]

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 […]