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 […]

Classic Greek Sweets – Kourampies and Melomakarona

Kourambiedes and Melomakarona

Greek society cleaves into two clans: those who prefer the crunchy intensity of melomakarona and those who swear by the ethereal, melt in the mouth, buttery bite of a kourabie. The two scrumptious biscuits are indispensable additions to the Greek holiday table. Platters piled high with nutty brown melomakarona and snow white kourabiedes form part of […]

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 […]

Tsoureki – Greek sweet mahlab bread

Tsoureki - sweet Tsoureki bread

Two things that make a difference are the high moisture ratio in the dough and the second thing is the use of honey. Both of these help in creating a tsoureki that stays moist for days on end if it is wrapped carefully with cling film. Make sure that you use medium-sized eggs and not […]

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 […]

Pasta al Limone

Lemon pasta

YIELD: Serves 2 to 3PREP TIME: 10 minutesCOOK TIME: 10 minutes INGREDIENTS Kosher salt 2 large lemons, preferably unwaxed and organic 2 ounces Pecorino Romano or Parmesan cheese, grated (about 1/3 cup) 12 ounces fresh tagliolini or other long pasta 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 cup heavy cream Freshly ground black pepper INSTRUCTIONS Bring a large pot of heavily salted […]

The Secret Ingredient to Greek Lemon Potatoes

Greek lemon potatoes

Dave finally confessed that it was a guarded secret that took him 20 years to wrangle out of his Greek friend, a former restauranteur. “It’s mustard,” he said. “Not fancy mustard. Just plain old yellow mustard.” YIELD: Serves 6 to 8PREP TIME: 10 minutesCOOK TIME: 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes INGREDIENTS […]

Quick Anchovy, Garlic, And Lemon Pasta

Anchovy garlic lemon pasta

Pasta with garlic and olive oil is simple and classic recipe which comes together quickly for a great weeknight meal. Add in some lemon juice and zest to give it brightness and anchovies to provide umami, and you’ll have a pasta dish you’ll want to make again and again. Prep Time: 5 minsCook Time: 10 […]