Category Archives: Meat Dishes

Thai Lemongrass Grilled Pork Chops

This recipe is great for a hot summer day when you don’t want to fuss in the kitchen. Early in the day blend the marinade ingredients then pour over the meat. Refrigerate until ready to grill. You can use this … Continue reading

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Beef Brisket

My sister requests brisket every year for her birthday, and this particular recipe is her new favorite. I use the flat cut of brisket as it cooks more evenly. Roast the brisket the day before you plan to serve it … Continue reading

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Thai Basil Chicken

Years ago, when we lived in Upstate New York, we frequented a Thai restaurant that served a delicious Thai basil chicken dish. My husband ordered it regularly. After moving away and not finding it at local Thai restaurants I tried … Continue reading

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Thai Chicken Coconut Soup

This fragrant and delicious soup is one of my favorites. The recipe is adapted from one I learned to make at a Sur La Table cooking class about ten years ago. I am fortunate to have an Asian market in … Continue reading

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Gyoza (Asian Dumplings)

On the coldest of winter days, when I don’t have to go outside, I enjoy being at home in the kitchen with a project that may take a bit more time than the usual dinner preparation. One of the dishes … Continue reading

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Indian Beef Curry

This beef curry is a great cold weather comfort food. The soft chunks of meat are redolent with cinnamon and the house smells wonderful while it is cooking. This is another recipe from our excellent cooking teacher and friend, Farida. … Continue reading

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Thai Grilled Chicken Salad with Lemongrass Dressing

We are in the midst of a July heatwave and I am not planning to use my oven much until it cools down outside. Instead, my husband has grilled a large quantity of boneless, skinless chicken thighs to last us … Continue reading

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Kuku Paka (Chicken in Coconut Sauce)

This past year I have been learning to cook new and interesting Indian dishes with some friends. Our lovely teacher, Farida, is a gifted and intuitive cook. She doesn’t use written recipes, but just knows how the food should look … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Chicken with Lemon and Olives

This Mediterranean chicken recipe is a comforting cold weather dish. I use green Lucques olives, but feel free to mix green and black olives if you prefer. You can also add capers. Serve it along side potatoes, rice or couscous … Continue reading

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My Grandfather’s Easter Leg of Lamb

This is the leg of lamb recipe that my Sicilian grandfather made, and taught his family to make, for Easter dinner. My Aunt Fran has been preparing her Easter lamb this way ever since I can remember. It is relatively … Continue reading

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