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Category: Recipes

5-Minute Steak Dinner for 1

charred steak with sauce

Plus, the secret sauce that makes it. If you’re as elegant, as dexterous as I am, then you can probably: pick your nose in five minutes; trip over that gargantuan pile of dirty laundry and lie on the floor, immobile, for five minutes; let your dog lick your face for five minutes. You can probably cook a steak […]

Pasta al Limone

Pasta al Limone

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 […]

Tsoureki – Greek sweet mahlab bread

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 […]

Lamb Fricassee with Trahanas

Lamb fricassee 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 […]

Key Lime Meringue Pie

AUTHOR NOTES A meringue you can’t mess up. A punchy-bright middle that—perhaps controversially—skips the hassle of Key limes. And a secret ingredient so obvious (shh, it’s plenty of salt in the meringue), you’ll never skip it again. Meet your new favourite Key lime pie, from Petee’s Pie Companyco-owner and head baker Petra Paredez (aka Petee).  […]

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 […]