Chicken & Potatoes – Boss Level

> > > Not much more can be said about a well-prepared chicken and potato dish that I haven’t said before on these pages (follow the 2 links below), except that, as usual, the method of infusing the potatoes with the juices and fat from the chicken while they cook on top of each other […]

Parmesan Crusted Sautéed Pork Medallions, With Potatoes, Bell Peppers And Crimini

> > > Pork tenderloin – so versatile, tasty and wonderfully textured. What’s not to love about this “other white meat” 🙂 However, make sure you cook it to a safe temperature without overcooking it. Frankly, I don’t understand the trend to cook pork medium or even medium rare. Besides the obvious health risk, medium […]

Sautéed Hake, Shrimp & Potato

> > > Comfort Food ! 🙂 We usually associate this moniker with hearty, deft, heavy home-cooking, and rightfully so, because that’s what’s comes to mind most often – long-simmering meat stews, vegetable-studded chicken soup, pasta with rich sauces, hearty sausages, crusty bread, long basted poultry, slowly roasted mountains of beef, pork, lamb, game, etc, […]

Roast Cornish Hen With Caramelized Onions And Potatoes (Best Potatoes EVER?)

> > Upon first glance, one’s impression would be that the Cornish Hen is the star of this dish. While this is certainly the case in the looks-department, when it comes to taste, these potatoes do steal the show. (But of course, the Cornish Hen is awesome as well) 🙂 First, the potatoes and onions are […]

Lunch Quickie – Smoked Salmon, Spicy Potato Salad And Sunny Side Up Eggs

When contemplating what to prepare for a combined breakfast/lunch today, I found that I had some leftover cooked potatoes, leftover “cebollas en escabeche” (escabeche de cebollas) and a packet of smoked salmon. Within less than 10 minutes, this gorgeous dish was ready on the table. Bella and I were happy and content, and cleanup was […]

Cheese And Potato Vareniki, With Spinach, Bacon and Tomato

> > I have to confess – I cheated when I prepared these Vareniki 😦 Instead of preparing the vareniki/pierogi dough fresh and rolling it into thin sheets before cutting, filling, folding and sealing it, I used 1 lb store-bought fresh pasta sheets and my trusted ravioli/pierogi-mold. Not necessarily because I am lazy (well, sometimes […]

Curried Shrimp With Potatoes & Garbanzos

  > Today, I like to share a dish with you that I have prepared in its basic version hundreds of times over the years. It is a “a la minute” dish, so it requires no prolonged cooking and can be prepared on short notice (a la minute) and in just a few minutes of […]

Grilled Veal Breast, Sauteed Potatoes, Chimichurri

> Sliced veal breast is a cut I use often at home, mainly for these three reasons: 1.- It’s cheap. 1 lb costs around $2.50. 2.- It tastes great. 3.- I love the texture. Since veal breast is not a very tender part of an animal to begin with, most folks would braise it for a […]