Stuffed Eggplant, Red Peppers With Rice Filling

Eggplant And Peppers With Rice Filling

This rice filling is delicious and redolent with mediterranean spices and it’s vegetarian.  I’ve made the recipe using zucchini, peppers and added ground beef or lamb to the filling. I love that the dish can be served warm or at room temperature.  Perfect for a hot day, I think!  You can easily prepare the rice filling […]

BBQ Burgers, Roasted Garlic Aioli, Grilled Onions
Barbequing and Grilling, Mains

Burgers With Roasted Garlic Aioli

And more Burgers, Burgers, Burgers! The recipe specifies using ground chuck, but I have changed it up on occasion and used ground buffalo and even ground turkey and loved them all! Makes 4 Servings Make the compound butter: ¼ lb. unsalted butter, room temperature ½ large clove of garlic, minced ½ tsp. each, minced fresh tarragon, basil […]

Eggplant Lamb Ragu Stacks

Eggplant And Lamb Stacks

This recipe definitely passes the test at our house!  Although I much prefer to use eggplant when in season, I do buy imported occasionally.  Ground beef can be substituted for the lamb if you prefer. Makes 4 Servings 2 medium eggplants, about 1 ½ lbs., ends trimmed and cut into 1/2” thick rounds EVOO 1 medium […]

Barbequing and Grilling, Mains

Asian Barbecued Pork

You could roast the pork in the oven or, my preferred method, on the barbecue. The pork can be used not only as part of an Asian meal but sliced and served as an appetizer, cut up for fried rice or fried Chinese noodles. I have also julienned the pork and filled wonton cups with […]

Ingredients for Making Greek Lemon Chicken Marinade
Barbequing and Grilling, Mains

Greek Lemon Chicken

We love this chicken! Whiffs of a Mediterranean summer, fragrant with the scents of lemon and fresh oregano. I have used chicken wings too and made small kebabs with chicken breast to use as an appetizer. It is particularly good on the barbecue but then what isn’t? Oh and did I mention easy? Increase recipe […]

Saffron Chorizo Rice and Barbecued Citrus Chicken, Chorizo Rice
Barbequing and Grilling, Mains

Citrus Spiced Chicken

I often make this tasty, citrusy chicken with bone in chicken thighs, but bone-in chicken breast halves are just as good! A nice side dish would be my Saffron Rice With Chorizo (see below). Marinade:  Grated rind & juice of 1 orange Grated rind & juice of 1 lime 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard ½ tsp […]

Bresaola Carpaccio, Pecorino Greens & Lemon
Appetizers, Mains

Bresaola “Carpaccio”

It is important to use a youngish Pecorino and not Pecorino Romano for this dish.  I’d recommend Pecorino Fresca, Pecorino re Nero from Tuscany or a Pecorino from Pienza, if you can find it.  Consider yourself lucky if you’ve got a good cheese shop in your area.  Now’s the time to use that excellent young […]