Roasted Corn-on-the-Cob

Why didn’t we ever do this before? Trip to North Fork of Long Island for local end of summer treats. Sweet white corn from Krupski’s farm stand in Cutchogue. Then to Harde’s family farm. They were serving roasted corn. How did they make that? Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Shuck the corn of husks and…

Red & White Salad

Watermelon Goat Cheese Salad. Top cubes of seedless watermelon with dollops of whipped goat cheese. Let cheese come to room temp and whip with chopped fresh chives. Season with white pepper. Drizzle balsamic vinegar.

City Fourth!

Red White & Blue Dessert Berries in season at the Sunday Green Market on Columbus Avenue or Citarella on 75th & Broadway. Slice strawberries and mix with blueberries in small bowls. Melt vanilla ice cream and pour over the berries. Good Enough To Eat on Amsterdam & 83rd has homemade Strawberry shortcake. Or. You can…

Cioppino Estivo

Summer Seafood Stew for Two ~Tilapia. Vongole. Pomodori. Aglio. Olio. Prezzemolo. Pane. Questo è tutto.~ 2 Tilapia filets 2 dozen + Little Neck Clams 1/2 cup fresh American parsley, chopped 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tbs. unsalted butter 2 Garden tomatoes, chopped 1/2 Bell pepper, any color, chopped 1 Jalapeño pepper, sliced and de-seeded 1…

Cicchetti

Small Plates. Crostini with parma ham asiago cheese and a native tomato slice. Bake for 5 minutes at 350 degrees. Mini margherita. Top with fresh basil after baked. Crostini with cheddar and black bean paste. Add salsa after baked as above. Mini mex. Crostini with fresh mozzarella ball and bruschetta. Pop in the oven as…

Scampi w/ Couscous & Bruschetta

Clean and devein 8 large shrimp per person. Pat dry. Toss with olive oil to coat. Season with garlic powder, chopped garlic, the more the better, oregano and red pepper flakes to taste. Place on a cookie sheet so not touching. When the oven broiler is hot, place on top rack and broil for 6…

Spicy Braised Chicken Thighs

Serves 4-6. Season 8 bone-in chicken thighs with garlic powder and ground black pepper. Chop 2 large onions into thick slices. Core, de-seed and julienne 2 large bell peppers, orange, yellow or red. Same with 2-3 jalapeño peppers. In a large stock pot, in a little olive oil, brown the chicken thighs on both sides in 2…

Pan Seared Pork Chops

Serves 2. Dredge 2 thick bone-in pork chops in flour. Shake off excess flour. Season/rub with salt, pepper, thyme, garlic powder on each side. In a heavy skillet, with no oil, sear the pork chops on high heat until golden brown on each side. Remove to plate. Reduce heat to medium low and add olive…

Silky Salmon

Fresh slightly rare and smooth as silk. Filets of organic salmon best. Drizzle olive oil on a baking dish or regular oven friendly plate. Place the salmon filets over the oil. Top with a favorite Asian sauce or lemon slices with pepper and garlic powder or dill weed. Drizzle a little more olive oil on…

Ragoût de Veau au Riz Jaune

VEAL STEW WITH YELLOW SAVORY RICE About 3 lbs. veal stew meat cut into 1″ chunks. Serves four. In a stock pot, brown the pieces of veal on all sides in a little olive oil. Brown in stages so meat isn’t touching. Deglaze after each stage with a 1/3 cup chicken broth and pour into…