If you're going with grilled chicken for dinner, odds are you're looking to keep the cooking process nice and simple. That's exactly the philosophy behind this lemon chicken recipe: easy, fast, and delicious.
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This is a Niçoise-inspired potato salad, using many of the ingredients found in that traditional French dish. Instead of using a classic mayo-based dressing, this potato salad calls for a lighter vinaigrette featuring spicy Dijon mustard.
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Skillet-roasting spatchcocked chicken does nearly magical things to an ordinary chicken: the result is golden crisp skin and juicy tender meat. In fact, because of the way the bird sits in the pan, the breast cooks to an ideal 160 degrees and the thigh to 170-175 F in the same amount of time.By Anolon® Gourmet Cookware
Halibut is a delicious, juicy fish with a delicate flavor, so you always want to make it the star of the dish. By poaching the halibut in an infused olive oil, you can keep the fish prominent but still pack it with flavor.
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This week's recipe for roasted sweet peppers with capers, anchovies, pine nuts and sultanas in garlic sauce was stolen with permission from Peter Chastain, chef and owner of Prima Ristorante in Walnut Creek, Calif.
Peter Chastain joined Prima in Walnut Creek, Calif., in 1999 and purchased it with his partner John Rittmaster in 2005. Peter and John want guests to feel when they enter Prima that they have a sense of being invited into the warmth and stylish comfort of a restaurant in Florence or Rome. Patrons will find warm, earthy colors, and cozy spots to linger over a glass of wine accompanied by market fresh Italian cuisine; either fireside (caminetto), or near the wood burning oven (forno), all adding to the casually elegant charm of the restaurant.
About the chef: A native of Berkley, Calif., Peter Chastain trained under the late, renowned Ken Wolfe at Contra Costa College. Since then, he has been an instructor at Contra Costa College and worked in several leading Bay Area restaurants. Having also worked in Japan and Europe, he has extensive experience in all aspects of kitchen operations, from production to instruction.
Chef Chastain is an American who embraces the Italian sensitivity to ingredient quality and freshness and the Italian sensibility of using foods that are exquisitely pure and immaculately simple.
Chef's tip: This can be made a day ahead and stored in the refrigerator — as long as you allow it to warm up in the kitchen it will be delicious. Some people also prefer a splash of vinegar or a squeeze of fresh lemon. It is important to use fresh California garlic for this dish; imported garlic will impart an acrid, unpleasant flavor, especially as it sits for a while.
“Our preparation puts an Italian twist on the firm yet tender flesh with the classic Francaise preparation,” says Chef Olivera.This recipe is courtesy of Dario Olivera, Executive Chef at Oltremare Ristorante at Amara Cay Resort
This recipe was contributed by the pasta experts at Patsy’s Italian Restaurant in New York City.The ultimate comfort food, pasta is a versatile, deliciously simple dish to make for the family. With olive oil, anchovies, and vegetables, this recipe is a healthy take on the classic.
This is definitely a recipe for the lemon lovers among you. Whiting is a fish that is cultivated in the Atlantic, but you can substitute it with any other flaky white fish, such as hake or cod. This fish would be great served with boiled baby potatoes, mashed celeriac, or sautéed or braised vegetables such as leeks, broccoli, or mushrooms.
I can already hear the naysayers asking, "Why isn't your sauce red?" Despite being aesthetically challenged, this pasta dish is delicious, I assure you. I used some particularly ripe black olives that ended up giving the sauce a deep, rich flavor and also gave it a forebodingly inky color that, admittedly, gave me a bit of pause at first.
However, one bite and I was sold — the sauce coated the pasta perfectly and had a nice balance of flavors. Briny capers, tangy fresh tomatoes, herbaceous parsley, and a slight bitter finish from the olives — perfection. Your sauce will be redder than mine, though, if you're using different (or less ripe) olives. I used Gaeta, a popular table olive in Spain. Feel free to get creative.
Oh, one more thing: I'd go easy on the salt because there's plenty already from the capers and olives.
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