Ina Garten , serve with Basmati Rice

INGREDIENTS

8 Medium skin on, bone in thighs (2 1/4 lbs)

salt & pepper

Olive oil

2 C halved and thinly sliced onions (2 onions)

2 TB dry white wine

8 oz crème fraîche

1 TB Dijon mustard

1 tsp whole grain mustard

1 TB chopped parsley

DIRECTIONS

Dry thighs, sprinkle with 3 tsp salt & 2 tsp black pepper

Heat 1 TB oil med heat, large cast iron skillet. When oil is hot, place chicken skin side down- 15 min w/out moving until skin golden brown.

Turn chicken thighs, add onions (under thighs) heat 15 min. Stir onions occasionally until onions browned.

Transfer thighs (NOT onions) to plate to rest

Add wine, crème fraîche, mustards & 1 tsp salt to skillet, stir over medium heat.

Return thighs skin side up,& juiciest skillet. Sprinkle with parsley.

Crab Artichoke Dip

February 15, 2021

MIX TOGETHER & BAKE in 10-12 inch skillet/ dish 425º, 15-20 minutes.

SERVE WITH sliced baguette, drizzle slices with olive oil, S&P, rub with garlic clove. BAKE 350º 10 Minutes

• 8 oz cream cheese (or neufchâtel , add Boursin)

• 1 C mayo

• 1 1/2 C shredded Monterey Jack cheese (split, half into mixture, rest sprinkled on top )

• 1/2 C fresh grated Parmesan cheese

• 1 14 oz can artichoke hearts finely chopped

• 2 cloves garlic minced

•12 oz crab meat (or lump crab meat canned)

• 2 green onions thinly sliced

• 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

S &P

• 2 TB chopped parsley

****** OR ANOTHER VERSION****

BAKE 375º 30 minutes

• 8 oz crab meat/lump crab

• 1 can (14oz) chopped artichoke hearts

• 1/2 C chopped red bell pepper

• 8 oz neufchâtel (cream cheese) ADD some Boursin and Parmesan

• 1/2 C mayo

• 4 TB chopped chives (save 2 TB to sprinkle on top after baked)

• 1TB lemon juice

• 2 tsp worcestershire

• 1/4 tsp salt

Tuscan Bean Kale Soup

April 4, 2020

Samin Nosrat 2018, 5C ~ 4 servings

 

A. Sautée 15 minutes:

  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 stalk celery diced (1/3 C)
  • 1 C carrots diced
  • 1 Bay leaf

B. Hole in middle of pot, add & sautée 30 sec.

  • 1 TB oil
  • 1 garlic clove

C. Add tomatoes and cook until jammy (8 mins):

  • 1 C canned crushed tomatoes

D. Add beans & liquid & half of parmesan, 2 splashes olive oil (~¼ C) & simmer

  • 1 ½ C cooked cannellini beans (keep ½ C liquid)
  • 2 C chicken stock
  • ¼ ounce parmesan

E. Add Kale & cabbage simmer 20 min then Remove Bay leaf before serving.

  • Thin slice 3 C kale
  • 1 ½ C savoy or Napa cabbage

Waldorf salad

June 10, 2019

classic waldorf salad

  • 3 apples chopped
  • ½ C golden raisins
  • ½ C walnuts
  • 1 C celery
  • chicken (optional)
  • ½ C mayo
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

 

 

QED WSJ June 2-19

 

  • buy some crab cakes
  • shred or buy coleslaw mix  (cabbage, carrots, etc)
  • chopped mint

DRESSING – mix and let sit 15 minutes

  • ½ tsp lemon zest
  • ¼ C lemon juice
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp Dijon
  • 1 small shallot chopped
  • 8 TB olive oil

QED WSJ June 2019 Svgs 4-6

1 can chickpeas (15 oz) drained, 2 tsp oil S&P, roasted 425º 15 minutes

Mix together:

  • 3 TB oil
  • 2 Tb red wine vingar
  • 2 C diced tomatoes
  • 1 ½ C diced cucumber
  • ½ C diced red pepper
  • ½ C diced yellow pepper
  • ¼ C diced red onion
  • ¼ C chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 TB chopped fresh mint
  • 4 Belgian endives, cleaned and separated
  • 1 C feta

Tarragon Dijon Chicken

January 17, 2019

Williams Sonoma? Svgs 4-6

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 TB oil
  • 2 LB ~6 skinless chicken thighs
  • 3 TB chopped shallots
  • 3/4 C dry white wine
  • 2/3 C chicken broth
  • 6 TB (3oz) Cream
  • 3 TB Dijon mustard
  • 2 TB chopped tarragon

DIRECTIONS

  1. 2 TB oil, sauté chicken thighs ~ 5 min/side, transfer to plate, pour off fat.
  2. Med-hi, 1 TB oil, 3 TB shallots soften ~ 2min.
  3. Stir in 3/4C wine, simmer, reduce by half ~ 3min.
  4. Add 2/3C broth, 6TB cream & 3 TB Dijon, reduce heat, simmer 4 min,
  5. Add Tarragon
  6. Return chicken to pan, cook until chicken warmed

5 Minute Hummus

January 16, 2019

The Week 2018.  Makes 4 Cups

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 garlic clove
  • juice 1 lemon
  • 1 (16oz) jar Tahini )or buy bulk at rainbow
  • 1 TBs salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 -1½ C ice water
  • 2 (15 oz) cans drained, rinsed chickpeas

DIRECTIONS – use food processor

  • Garlic & lemon juice andTahini into bowl, salt & cumin.
  • Process until peanut buttery ~ 1 minute
  • Motor running, stream in ice water. Process until light & creamy and color of light sand
  • Add chickpeas and process 3 minutes, scrape side of bowl until hummus is smooth.

Roast vegetables 425º oven. (Goes well with buttermilk roasted chicken)

Use several trays to roast vegetables until browned.

  • Cauliflower & Romanesco – slice vertically down. drizzle oil
  • Brussel sprouts cut in half, toss with oil.
  • Red carrots, slice lengthwise, toss with oil.

Vinaigrette: shallots, 2 TB red wine vinegar & 6 TB olive oil. Mix with drained can cannelini beans & Za’atar.

Layer: bottom up:

Cauliflower, Romanesco, carrots, brussels sprouts. Sprinkle with beans.

Top with Feta, herbs (parsley, mint, arugula etc), Maldon salt

2017   4 svgs, 400° oven

  • 2 LBs butternut squash, peeled, seeded & cut into 3/4″ chunks ~ 3 Cups
  • 5 TB olive oil
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves chopped
  • s & p
  • ¼ C pistachios (toast 5 min, 400°)
  • 1 ½ C quinoa
  • 4 C broth (vegetable or water for Quinoa)
  • ¼ C cranberries
  • 1 TB white wine vinegar
  • 3 oz baby spinach

A. Roast cubed squash tossed with 3 TB oil,  thyme, 2 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper. Baking sheet in oven 30 mins.

B. Cook quinoa in water/broth. simmer covered ~ 9 mins, drain. Add 2 Tb oil, pistachios, cranberries, vinegar.

C. In Large bowl: toss spinach with hot squash from oven. Add B. (quinoa).