Graham Cracker Crust for Pies

Ingredients 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 […]

Imam Bayildi

Imam Baldi

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

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 […]

How to Cook Filet Mignon

With high demand and only about eight cuts per cow, filet mignon often fetches the highest price in the butcher’s case. When you’re paying upwards of $20 per pound, cooking these precious tidbits can feel a little like a tightrope walk. Don’t be intimidated. By paying attention to a few important details, learning how to cook […]

Blackened Salmon

Blackened Salmon in a frying pan

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 […]

Beurre Blanc Sauce Recipe

beurre blanc

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 - Greek Dessert

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 […]

GARLIC MAYONNAISE

garlic mayonnaise

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 […]

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 […]