Easy Does it # 39 – “Tuna Salad”

: Pls don´t miss the link at the bottom of this page for a truly “different” cooking tutorial …… : : : : This salad is probably ? the first “Main Course Salad” that ever hit a restaurant table, way back then. In the meantime, it has been re-invented/improved a million times, with the ingredients […]

Easy Does It # 38 – Slow Roast Crispy Duck, Creamed Spinach, Pommes Croquettes & Red Wine Jus

: : : When you read the title of this post and then see the final dish, you might wonder – whats easy about this ? 🙂 Let me assure you, everything is ! 🙂 The total preparation time is only about 20 minutes, although the total cooking time is more like 4.5 hours, give […]

Easy Does It # 37 – Homemade Gyozas (Potstickers)

: : : Gyōza (Japan), Potstickers (USA), Jiǎozi (China), Mandu (Korea), Maultaschen (Germany),  Pierogi (Eastern Europe), Pelmeni (Russia), Ravioli (Italy) are just a few names for stuffed dumplings/dough pockets which are served around the World. Nearly all cuisines have at least one variation of these delicious marvels. Some are eaten as snacks, others as appetizers […]

Easy Does It # 36 – Oreo And Yogurt Pie With Honey & Fresh Berries

> > > Dear  Friend’s, Although most of the followers of ChefsOpinion are culinary professionals who visit here and are subscribed via LinkedIn, there is also a large segment of direct subscribers via wordpress who are just starting to enjoy cooking on a basic or slightly higher than basic level. I have therefore decided to publish, under […]

EASY DOES IT # 35 – Italian Sausages And Bell Peppers

> > > “Sausage & Peppers”  seem to be an American/Italian thing that most of us fail to enjoy and/or appreciate. And of course, there is a good reason……. Sausage and peppers are usually just an afterthought on Italian/American restaurant menus, often using inferior/leftover/stale ingredients, and therefore being treated as food for the fools 😦 […]

Easy Does It # 35 – Torrejas

> Like most groups of lovers of traditional, old and beloved dishes, Torrejas have their fans divided into two main parts: on one side of the fence you’ll find the traditionalist’s, who don’t want to change a thing and believe that only the original recipe and ingredients are worthy of  their love, and, on the other side […]

Easy Does It # 34 – Angel Cake With Vanilla Cream And Blueberry Compote

> > > I prepped  this beauty, and a few more, a couple of days before I took off for Germany, thinking that I can keep posting at least twice weekly while on the road. Oooops, that did not work out as planned. But, this here little gem deserves the extra time spent on the […]

Easy Does It # 33 – Brie and Capocollo Pie

> > As  I have mentioned before, I love to prepare my own pizza dough, pie dough, tortillas, fresh pasta, and a myriad of other things which are usually better (although not always) when home made. On the other hand, sometimes this is just not very practical or sensible, for example at times when there is […]

Easy Does It # 32 – Italian-Style Sausage and Peppers

> > This  dish proves once more that the simple things in live can give us great pleasure. Unfortunately, it can also proof that even the simplest thing can easily be screwed up. I have never ordered this in an Italian restaurant, but I remember well that Maria used to order it often and that […]

Easy does it # 31 – Mushroom & Gorgonzola Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes

> > And  the award for best twice-baked potatoes goes to………… No need to explain the virtues of this dish, just look at it and imagine it would be in front of you right now (anyone for a steaming, hot beauty ?)……….. 🙂 > Bon Appetit !   Life is Good ! > > > […]