Category: Winter Mains

Phyllis’ Hungarian Pork Goulash

Eating Hungarian food in the winter just makes me feel warm all over. It’s a good idea to use good quality Hungarian paprika for an authentic flavour. This goulash would be great with spaetzle or medium egg noodles both of

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Veal Shortribs

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. I am a huge fan of both shortribs & oxtails. They have such a delicious unctuous texture when braised in a sauce  made with stock, wine & chopped vegetables. They

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Orange-Glazed Chicken

A really, really good Asian style chicken baked & glazed with an orange sauce. The next time I make this dish I am going to give it a go with blood orange juice which I love; especially combined with bubbly!

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Italian Sausage Cacciatore

One day I decided to make a cacciatore using sausages instead of chicken. Why not? You could serve the cacciatore with polenta,** roasted potatoes with rosemary,** gnocchi** or with a short, tubular pasta.  And…when the weather co-operates, why not brown the

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Fall Appetizers

Anne’s Meatballs

When I worked at the corporate dining room, we made bucketful’s of these meatballs for receptions,coated with a sauce made from grape jelly, chili sauce and a squeeze of lemon juice; probably sounds a bit odd, but tastes pretty good! They were always a hit.  We

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Fall Mains

Braised Rabbit With Rosemary

As the Italians say, “simplice ma buono” (simple but good). The dish tastes great, is easy to do and doesn’t require a lot of ingredients.   This is my adaptation from Ristorante Da Gino in Rome. The Ristorante uses a 2 – 2 ¼

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Saltimbocca alla Romana

Not necessarily just for spring but when the new sage comes out, why not?  Checchino dal 1887 Trattoria in Rome has this on their menu.  Having tried a number of Saltimbocca recipes, I find this one to be really simple and

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Scallop Brochette

You can use prawns or a combination of both scallops & prawns or Spot Prawns, or one of my favourites, halibut cheeks! I really like this marinade and use it for a main course, or it makes terrific skewered appetizers. You can take these along to

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Fall Mains

Whole Baked Ham

We love this excellent way of preparing a whole ham for Easter dinner or anytime you want to feed a large group.  Thanks James Beard for the inspiration (he used a whole bottle of Madiera!)  We normally use a smoked

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Coq au Riesling

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. My take on traditional Coq au Vin is delicious why not enjoy it a fall or winter day or as a springtime dinner too, with warm, crusty French bread and an in-season

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