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Gnocchi Gorgonzola Gratinati

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Lusting  for something creamy, cheesy and light, yet packing a hefty flavor-punch ?  Well,  you have arrived 🙂
This great concoction satisfies on so many levels. The lightness of the gnocchi, creaminess of the sauce, freshness of the spinach, the sharp punch of the ripe gorgonzola and the slightly acidic burst of the tomatoes…….
What else can I say about this lovely dish ? Simply put – Yummy taste and great looking to boost 🙂
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Gnocchi Gorgonzola Gratinati

Gnocchi Gorgonzola Gratinati

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Gnocchi Gorgonzola Gratinati

Gnocchi Gorgonzola Gratinati

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Gnocchi Gorgonzola Gratinati

Gnocchi Gorgonzola Gratinati

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Bologna & Cheddar Sandwich – Boss Level

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If  you’ll have a sandwich, you might as well make a good one ! This one certainly qualifies 🙂
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Bon Appetit !   Life is Good !
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Bologna & Cheddar Sandwich - Boss Level

Bologna & Cheddar Sandwich – Boss Level

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Bologna & Cheddar Sandwich - Boss Level

Bologna & Cheddar Sandwich – Boss Level

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You might want to stop after step 3 – “gratinate until golden” and just enjoy one of the best garlic breads you’ll ever find 🙂
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Preparation :
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Gratinated Chicken Salpicon In Pineapple



In  the late sixties and early seventies, this presentation of salpicon was at the forefront of culinary extravagance in Europe. Not because of the use of the salpicon, but because of the pineapple.
At that time,while everybody (most everybody) in Europe was familiar with canned pineapples, few had eaten a fresh one, simply because it was prohibitively expensive to fly in fresh fruit from the tropics or anywhere else for that matter. I remember having my first California strawberry outside of Germany’s strawberry season when I was 15 years old. We had a lot of food imports at the time, but most was carried in by truck or boat from other European countries and therefore more affordable. Even today, you will still find this pineapple presentation in many countries that cater to the less wealthy tourist’s. Often the chicken is replaced with seafood for an even more “exotic” dish.
So, many of my readers will probably enjoy this presentation for two different reasons:
One, because it is so old-fashioned that you don’t see it anymore,
or two, because they will remember it from “the old times”.
Either way, enjoy !

P.S.
Even without the pineapple presentation, who does not enjoy a chicken, veal or seafood salpicon once in a while? 🙂

Bon Appetit !   Life is Good !


Click here for Chicken Velouté recipe

Gratinated Chicken Salpicon In Pineapple With Rice

Gratinated Chicken Salpicon In Pineapple With Rice

Gratinated Chicken Salpicon In Pineapple With Rice

Gratinated Chicken Salpicon In Pineapple With Rice



Preparation:

soak triple washed long grain rice in cold water for one hour, drain , cook in salted boiling water until almost cooked, about 3 minutes, drain

soak triple washed long grain rice in cold water for one hour, drain , cook in salted boiling water until almost cooked, about 3 minutes, drain

cover airtight and let steam another five minutes, fluff with fork

cover airtight and let steam for another five minutes, fluff with fork

meanwhile, season chicken with salt and cayenne pepper, saute in garlic butter until half cooked, add chicken veloute, bring to a simmer, remove from heat, check/adjust seasoning

meanwhile, season chicken with salt and cayenne pepper, saute in garlic butter until half-cooked, add chicken veloute, bring to a simmer, remove from heat, check/adjust seasoning

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chicken salpicon and rice

fill hollowed half pineapple with salpicon

fill hollowed half pineapple with salpicon

sprinkle with panko bread crumbs and finely grated parmesan

sprinkle with panko bread crumbs and finely grated parmesan

bake until golden

bake until golden

Gratinated Chicken Salpicon In Pineapple With Rice

Gratinated Chicken Salpicon In Pineapple With Rice

Gratinated Chicken Salpicon In Pineapple

Gratinated Chicken Salpicon In Pineapple

to serve rice, sprinkle with chili flakes and black sesame seeds

to serve rice, sprinkle with chili flakes and black sesame seeds

 

Gratinated Chicken Salpicon In Pineapple With Rice

Gratinated Chicken Salpicon In Pineapple With Rice

Gratinated Chicken Salpicon In Pineapple With Rice

Gratinated Chicken Salpicon In Pineapple With Rice





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Easy Does it # 8 – Sauteed Spinach With Garlic, Bacon, Onion And Parmesan

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Although most of my followers are culinary professionals, there is also a large segment of followers who are just starting to enjoy cooking on a slightly higher than basic level. I have therefore decided to publish, under the moniker “Easy Does It“,  from time to time some very basic recipe variations of dishes which otherwise might seem complicated to some folks. I will break them down to the easiest, most simple instructions, so that those of you who are intimidated by elaborate recipes will be able to prepare these dishes properly, adjusted to your taste and liking, right from the get-go.
Enjoy :-)
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While  I am a big fan of creamed spinach, sauted spinach is one of my other favorite vegetables. Usually when I buy spinach, I buy a big bag which is about enough for a family of four. Since I live alone with Bella, I blanch the spinach and freeze what I don’t use emidiately. So, for this recipe you can either use fresh or blanched spinach, the result is the same. Also, I cut the onions and bacon in a rustic fashion fitting for this dish. If you prefer, dice the onions fine and slice the bacon fine.

Bon Appetit !   Life is Good !
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Sauteed Spinach With Garlic, Bacon, Onion And Parmesan

Sauteed Spinach With Garlic, Bacon, Onion And Parmesan



Preparation :


blanch spinach in salted boiling water

blanch spinach in salted boiling water



shock in ice water, drain, squeeze dry

shock in ice water, drain, squeeze dry



saute bacon until fat is rendered and bacon crispy

saute bacon until fat is rendered and bacon crispy



remove, reserve

remove, reserve bacon



saute onions and garlic paste in bacon fat

saute onions and garlic paste in bacon fat



add spinach, heat trough, season with kosher salt, nutmeg and cayenne pepper

add spinach, heat trough, season with kosher salt, nutmeg and cayenne pepper



return bacon, mix

return bacon, mix



put into oven proof dish

put spinach into oven proof dish



sprinkle with freshly grated parmigiano reggiano, gratinate until golden

sprinkle with freshly grated parmigiano reggiano, gratinate until golden



Sauteed Spinach With Garlic, Bacon, Onion And Parmesan

Sauteed Spinach With Garlic, Bacon, Onion And Parmesan







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Gratinated Beef, Beans & Potato Stew With Fried Onions

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This  must be my 25th different use for beef ribs other than just plain BBQ.
Incidentally, this is also without a doubt one of my best loved way’s to cook beef rib’s.
It is a bit robust for this time of the year here in Florida, but as I said often –
thank’s God for A/C 🙂
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Gratinated Beef Ribs, Beans & Potato Stew With Fried Onions

Gratinated Beef Ribs, Beans & Potato Stew With Fried Onions

Beef Ribs, Potato, Cannellini, Garlic, Onion, Shiitake, Cilantro

Beef Ribs, Potato, Cannellini, Garlic, Onion, Shiitake, Cilantro

Simmer Ribs, Garlic, Kosher Salt And Freshly Ground Black Pepper Until Ribs Are Almost Tender

Simmer Ribs, Garlic, Kosher Salt And Freshly Ground Black Pepper Until Ribs Are Almost Tender

Add Potatoes, Simmer Until Potatoes Are Almost Tender,

Add Potatoes, Simmer Until Potatoes Are Almost Tender, Set Aside

Saute Onions And Shiitake In Olive Oil Until Onions Are Translucent

Saute Onions And Shiitake In Olive Oil Until Onions Are Translucent

Add Beans

Add Beans

Add Ribs, Potatoes And Stock, Bring To A Simmer. Sprinkle With LOT'S Of Finely Grated Parmigiano Reggiano

Add Ribs, Potatoes And Stock, Bring To A Simmer. Sprinkle With LOT’S Of Finely Grated Parmigiano Reggiano

Bake Until A Golden Crust Is Achieved

Bake Until A Golden Crust Is Achieved

Sprinkle With LOT'S Of Fried Onions

Sprinkle With LOT’S Of Fried Onions

Gratinated Beef Ribs, Beans & Potato Stew With Fried Onions

Gratinated Beef Ribs, Beans & Potato Stew With Fried Onions

Gratinated Beef, Beans & Potato Stew With Fried Onions

Gratinated Beef, Beans & Potato Stew With Fried Onions

Gratinated Beef, Beans & Potato Stew With Fried Onions

Gratinated Beef, Beans & Potato Stew With Fried Onions

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” Flank Steak & Gorgonzola-Gratinated Vegetables “

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Yesterday’s Dinner .
The gorgonzola elevated the whole dish     🙂

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