Pan Seared Scallops, Haricot Vert, Easter Radish, Bacon, Sorrel
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Pan Seared Scallops, Haricot Vert, Easter Radish, Bacon, Sorrel

When it comes to seafood, very few things can compare to eating plump fresh diver scallops. Perfectly prepared, they need nothing more than a simple sprinkle of salt and pepper to bring out their subtle salty, sweet flavor.  To get that crispy sear on the outside and barely cooked pearly white texture on the inside is not … Continue reading

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Creamy Breakfast Risotto with Soft Scrambled Eggs
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Creamy Breakfast Risotto with Soft Scrambled Eggs

Revive leftover risotto with custardy soft scrambled eggs and crispy bacon to make this warm and comforting Sunday breakfast. Butter, rice, onions, chicken stock.  Because they are so few, the ingredients you use for your risotto make a huge difference in texture and flavor.  I think the most important key to delicious risotto is the stock.  It is … Continue reading

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Home Brined Corned Beef Brisket
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Home Brined Corned Beef Brisket

Note: This post and recipe were revised 3/11/2014. Got brisket?  Great! Then you still have time to brine your own corned beef for St. Patrick’s Day. Why would you want to brine your own corned beef? Well, one reason might be that you can leave out the nasty nitrates or preservatives.  Another reason is you … Continue reading

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Crispy Suckling Pig Shoulder Ham
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Crispy Suckling Pig Shoulder Ham

We are slowly making our way through the suckling pig.  On Friday I pulled out one of the shoulders to cure. Thyme, sage, and juniper are traditional additions to the brine, but for a change of pace I used coriander, orange zest, and a little cumin instead. Sunday morning, I washed the shoulder, deboned it, … Continue reading

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Chopped Salad with Creamy Herb Dressing
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Chopped Salad with Creamy Herb Dressing

Atkins Day 7.  Here is another quick low carb breakfast, brunch or lunch option inspired by classic wedge or cobb salads. Using crispy cool romaine lettuce as the base, combine it with whatever you happen to have in your fridge to add texture and flavor.  Today I had crunchy thinly sliced red cabbage, peppery red … Continue reading

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