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Chicken with White Wine and Mushrooms

This recipe reminds me of a version of coq au vin that I make using red wine and chicken broth. I found this in the May 2000 issue of Bon Appetit. The sauce is a basic mire poix with some diced tomatoes and mushrooms. I used Muir Glen brand Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes which added a nice smoky dimension to the sauce. If you add too much wine or you find the sauce too thin, you could always thicken it with a bit of roux. I made this with one breast skin-on and one skin-off for Ellen. Enjoy!

Continue Reading Add comment June 26th, 2007

Poached Salmon with Caper Dill Sauce

Poached Salmon

  • 3 c clam juice
  • 1 750ml bottle Sauvignon Blanc or other dry white wine
  • 1 half lemon, thinly sliced
  • 4 sprigs fresh dill
  • 4 sprigs fresh tarragon
  • 1 dozen whole peppercorns
  • 4 8 oz. salmon filets

Combine first 6 ingredients in a deep saute pan. Bring to a simmer and allow to simmer for 5 minutes. Add salmon filets and allow to cook until just opaque in the center, about 7 minutes. Serve on a bed of lettuce and garnish with fresh dill and lemon slices.

Caper Dill Sauce

  • 2 tbsp chopped capers
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3/4 c creme fraiche

Combine first 3 ingredients. Slowly fold in creme fraiche. Do not overmix or the sauce will thin. Set aside and allow flavors to come together while you make the salmon.

Add comment May 15th, 2007

Thai Hot Pot

Thai Hot Pot

Continue Reading Add comment January 1st, 2007

Your Best Vegetarian Recipes

Ellen and I have recently been doing a sort of theme-week for our dinners. We’re trying to eat much healthier and cut out fatty foods. After Thanksgiving, it seems everyone is burnt out on poultry. On Christmas, we have prime rib, and since we don’t eat red meat often, we’re cutting back on that until then.

That left us with seafood for this week. For next week, we were thinking of all vegetarian meals. We haven’t experimented much with tofu but would love to try. We do some good vegetable sautées as side dishes. So, I ask you:

What’s your best/favorite/most tasty/easiest vegetarian recipe?

Use the comments section below to recommend yours!

4 comments November 30th, 2006

Baked Salmon on Chard

Baking salmon on top of Swiss chard keeps the fish moist and eases the removal of the delicate fillets from the baking dish. The fresh cucumber relish pairs very well with the salmon. Use the freshest looking cucumber you can find. I used an English or hothouse cucumber because its quite mild and has very small seeds and a very thin skin.

Continue Reading Add comment November 28th, 2006

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