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Rib Roast aka “Prime Rib”

I haven’t posted a recipe in while but I have been cooking and am planning to unleash a slew of my experiments in the coming weeks. In the meantime I wanted to share this simple prime rib recipe I made over the holidays; it literally takes less then 10 minutes of active time and is…

Salmon trio...sounds like a dish at Applebees...

Salmon Tasting – Smoked, Poached & Raw

I love salmon in almost any form, as long as it’s fresh. This recipe combines three techniques (smoking, poaching and raw) and two ways to finish them. The first of which is a salmon rillette inspired from a dish I had at Le Bernardin in NYC and the second is a deconstructed version so each…

Lazy plating...

Smoked Chicken Won-tons w/ Indian Eggplant

I recently scored a professional, well-seasoned wok from a friend whose restaurant was clearing out some old items and decided to put it to the test this past weekend with a little won ton action. To balance out the fried goodness, I used some Indian eggplant to house the rest of the stuffing and to…

You would pay $30+ i a restaurant...right?

Tempura Fried Lobster Thermidor w/ Uni Aioli

I found myself watching some old school Iron Chef episodes the other night and was inspired to make this dish from a tempura fried tuna pocket one of the chefs made. Instead of just tuna I decided to pump it up with a very creamy lobster thermidor and finish it off with some fresh uni…

Braised Oxtail w/ Pesto Gnocchi

Most people cringe at the word oxtail, but it is one of the most flavorful meats out there if you know how to cook it right and don’t mind removing all the bones! This recipe is a simple braise with gnocchi and pesto that really compliant the meat and the braising liquid, which we turn…

Warm Spinach Salad w/ Roasted Squash & Bacon Vinaigrette

I had an amazing warm (slightly wilted) spinach salad at Table and Main last week with roasted squash,  soft cow’s milk cheese from Sweet Grass Dairy (somewhat local – Thomasville, GA) and bacon vinaigrette. I am usually not a salad person, but this one blew me away; the complexities of the flavors and the varied…

Braised Short Rib w/ Tarragon Polenta & Poached Egg

I obviously love braising and will be taking those skills to an audition this weekend (pumped!) so I figured I would share a little preview with you here. This one calls for a simple braise of red wine and broth accompanied by some silky tarragon infused polenta and a lovely, runny poached egg; perfect for…

Braised Pork w/ Risotto

The air is getting cool, the leaves are changing and football is finally back…that can only mean one thing; time to dust off the pressure cooker and braise some meat…or in this case pork!  I was bored on Sunday and didn’t have much to cook except for a few cheap, thin pork cutlets and a…