Not everyone feels like handling an entire 20 lb. bird for Thanksgiving – if you’re just cooking for yourself or a few other special someones, that’s a lot of leftovers! Or maybe it’s mid August and you want all the deliciousness of Thanksgiving without the 5 day pumpkin spice latte infused extravaganza. Whatever the case, this holiday spin on a rustic dish is sure to please and wow even the pickiest of turkey gobblers. The classic technique is a bit tricky, but the reward is SO worth it!
In my house, pork chops are a twice weekly affair – we just can’t get enough of them! I’m always looking for new ways to prepare them, and a few months ago I had a hankering for Chinese food and some pork chops in the freezer. And so, this recipe was born… my second favorite pork chop preparation ever (behind my mom’s pork chops and mushroom gravy, of course, but that’s for another day)!
photo credit goes to illustrious pork chop photographer/personal assistant Mike Prez!
Grilled Asian Pork Chops!
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Turkey Wellington. Seriously.
A chill is in the air… it’s almost down to the 50s here in the sunshine state! What better way to celebrate “cold” weather with a hearty, healthy meal of delicious cold water fish? Wild salmon has a higher fat content which makes it deliciously moist and chock full of omega-3’s. You get the best benefits and most intense flavor from leaving the skin on, and when baked on a cedar plank, this swimmer really soars to new heights. I served this with lemon-maple green beans and wild rice – the nutty/sweet flavors really complimented the glaze well, and kicked the health factor up a notch.
Rosemary-Lemon Crusted Wild Salmon with Maple Glaze!
While Thanksgiving has come and gone, and my birth month has finally arrived, this recipe was just too good to deny front page status. While perusing Bon Appétit for some Thanksgiving menu ideas, my mom and I came across this technically wonderful cooking method. We did a test run on a couple of chickens, and when those turned out amazingly, we decided to take a risk and make our Thanksgiving turkey the same way. My oh my, did it pay off. Not only is the skin to die for (my favorite part!) but the meat was moist and oh-so-flavorful. If that wasn’t enough, the cooking time was about half of what it normally would have been. This is the first year that every scrap of leftover 15 lb. turkey was eaten – by two people and a dog. Try this out with your next big bird, or with a delicious chicken. You can’t go wrong.
Spatchcocked Thanksgiving Turkey!
By now most everyone in the United States is up and elbows deep in some delicious turkey day preparations. My family’s Thanksgiving tradition generally involves no breakfast, me taking over any heavy lifting duties, as well as about 4 bottles of champagne for the cooks (of which there are usually 2 – you do the math). This year we decided to be smart about it and make something simple yet filling and delicious to fill our tummies before the main event begins. After just finishing my first bites and almost licking the butter container clean, I can tell you that these will definitely become a new part of our family tradition – how about yours?
Cranberry and Pumpkin Scones with Whipped Maple Butter!