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…

Cooking’s A Gas

A new experience. Gas stove and oven. Learning tricks and pitfalls. Burners are different sizes for various purposes. Simmering vs. boiling. After not getting a good sear on Dover sole, may have to heat the pan first to get proper crispness. Also, broiler was not hot enough to brown veal chops. Mark Bittman of the…

Transition Kitchen

Leaving the country kitchen for a city range. It’ll be fun to cook again. Soon. I hope. If I can just find those pots and pans.

Delicious 4th!

Red White & Blue Dessert Fresh strawberries, sliced with fresh blueberries in small bowls. Melt Herrell’s malted vanilla ice cream and pour over the berries. Or. Berries over homemade shortcake with fresh whipped cream. Grilled Corn in Husks Fresh corn on the cob as soon as it hits the stand. \ Peel back the husks and…

New Home

Welcome to Recipe Detours Blog! It began as a culinary path on my blog TheSideTrek. The page got full, so now it has a new home of its own. ‘Detours’ are not precise recipes. They are for cooks who like the art of cuisine, not the science. Various ingredient options, general methodologies. Most are creations from…