Grill game meat

October 29, 2016

Tips from Bernie to grill game meat

If thin: back strap  & skirt steaks : 2 min + 1 min

thicker steak ( filet mignon) : 2 min + 2 min Turn off grill and let sit if meat thick > 1½ inches or 3 + 3 min

Kale pork chops

October 27, 2016

WSJ, Dan Kluger,  2016 svgs 4, oven 325°

4 – bone in pork chops

  • Heat 2TB olive oil in cast iron skillet med-hi. When oil is shimmering, add pork chops, sear, golden brown 2 min per side.
  • Put pan in oven, bake 10-15 min (until thermometer in pork chops – 150°). Remove, let rest covered 10 min.

2 bunches stemmed, chopped Kale

  • Boil water in med size lidded pot.
  • Add chopped kale to boiling water. Blanch 2 min (bright green)
  • Drain and toss dry.

1 thinly sliced red onion, 2 cloves garlic, ¾ C chopped toasted walnuts &  1 chopped jalapeño

  • In dry pot, med-hi,  add 2 TB olive oil, garlic and onions. Sauté until onions cartelized ( 6min).
  • Stir in walnuts & jalapeño, cook 3 min.

¾ C chopped basil, ¼ C chopped fresh mint, 1½ C pomegranate seeds

  • Add cooked kale and herbs to onion mixture in pot. Cook 4 min until softened. S&P to taste
  • Remove from heat, add half of pomegranate seeds.

Divide kale/herb mixture onto plates, top with pork chops, sprinkle remaining pomegranate seeds and drizzle some olive oil.

 

 

Bon Appétit (Zameron)QED 2016 Serves 4, Preheat oven 425°

  • 1 Tb olive oil, 3 LB ( 8 – skin on, bone in chicken thighs), Season in salt & pepper. Heat in oven proof skillet med-hi, 5 min per side. Remove from pan.
  • Soften finely chopped small onion & 2 cloves garlic in pan, about 3 min.
  • Add 2 TB tomato paste. Cook, stirring until darkened about 1 minute.
  • Add 2 cans drained chickpeas, ¼ C Harissa paste (mild), ½ C chicken broth. Bring to simmer.
  • Return chicken into pan, nestle into chickpeas, skin side up. Bake 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, serve topped with ¼ C chopped parsley and lemon wedges.