Warm Green Beans and potato Salad

Written by Chacha on Oct 5th, 2012 in Anchovy, Eggs, Green Beans, Potatoes, Recipe, Salad, Side Dishes | No Comments

Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds small potatoes Kosher salt 1/2 pound green beans, stem end removed 3 large eggs, hardboiled and sliced 1 large canned anchovy fillet, minced 1 generous tablespoon good-quality Dijon mustard 1 large clove garlic, minced 3 tablespoons your favorite cider vinegar 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil Freshly ground pepper Directions Put potatoes in a pot of well-salted […]

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Potato Salad

Written by Chacha on Aug 29th, 2012 in Dairy, Egg, Potatoes, Recipe, Salad | No Comments

Ingredients For the Salad: 6 medium red potatoes 2 tablespoons salt 3 green onions, white and green parts, chopped 2 ribs celery, chopped 1/4 cup chopped bell pepper 1/4 cup diced pimento 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 2 large hard-boiled eggs, chopped For the Dressing: 2/3 cup sour cream 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 2 teaspoon freshly […]

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Refreshing Fruit Salad

Written by Chacha on Aug 28th, 2012 in Fruits, Lemon, Mint, Recipe, Salad | No Comments

Servings: 6 to 8 Ingredients 1/4 c sugar 1 Tbsp. grated lemon zest 2 Tbsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice 3 Tbsp. good-quality lemon liquor (preferable Limoncello) 2 c watermelon, diced 2 c strawberries, halved 1 c blueberries 1 c honeydew melon, diced 1 c green grapes, halved 1 c mango, diced 1 c cantaloupe, diced 1/2 c fresh mint, finely […]

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Chicken Tostadas

Written by Chacha on Aug 18th, 2012 in Appetizer, Cheese, Mexican, Poultry, Recipe, Vegetables | No Comments

Ingredients Servings: 8 For the chicken: 1 whole chicken breast, bone in, skin on, split Extra-virgin olive oil Cumin powder Freshly ground black pepper Kosher salt For the Tostadas: ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1 red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced 1 green bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced 1 large jalapeno pepper (with seeds), […]

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Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

Written by Chacha on Aug 8th, 2012 in Cheese, chilies, Cream, Mexican, Poultry, Recipe, Tortillas | No Comments

Ingredients 1 whole chicken breast, bone in, skin on, split Extra-virgin olive oil Freshly ground cumin Freshly ground black pepper Kosher salt 16 (6-inch) fresh corn tortillas 2 cup chicken broth (preferably homemade) 1 large white onion, chopped 8 oz. fresh mushrooms, thinly sliced 2 4-oz. cans green chilies, diced, divided 1 Serrano pepper, finely diced 1/2 cup heavy cream […]

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Tortilla Chicken Soup

Written by Chacha on Aug 8th, 2012 in Cheese, Mexican, Poultry, Recipe, Soups, Tortillas, Vegetables | No Comments

Ingredients 2 whole chicken breasts, bone in, skin on, split Extra-virgin olive oil Freshly ground cumin Chili powder Garlic powder Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 2 white onions, chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 4 carrots, chopped 6 large cloves garlic, smashed, peeled and chopped 3 Serrano or 2 Jalapenos peppers, minced 1 (16-ounce) can crushed tomatoes 2 ½ quarts good […]

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Fruit Salad

Written by Chacha on Jul 28th, 2012 in Fruit, Lime, Mint, Recipe, Salad | No Comments

Servings: 6 to 8 Ingredients For the dressing: 2 tablespoons honey or agave nectar or orange liqueur (recommended Cointreau) 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint Zest and juice of 1 lime For the Salad: 2 kiwis, peeled and sliced 1 banana, peeled and sliced 1 cup red grapes 1 cup sliced strawberries 1 mango, peeled, pit removed and cut into […]

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Mesa Grill’s Southwestern Potato Salad

Written by Chacha on Jul 8th, 2012 in Potatoes, Recipe, Salad, Side Dishes | No Comments

Recipe courtesy Bobby Flay Servings: 8 Ingredients 16 new potatoes, about 3 to 4 pounds, cooked, drained and sliced 1/2-inch thick For the Dressing: 1 1/2 cups prepared mayonnaise 1/4 cup Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons chipotle pepper puree 1 large ripe tomato, seeded and diced 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves 3 scallions, chopped, white and […]

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Potato Salad

Written by Chacha on Jun 27th, 2012 in Potatoes, Recipe, Salad, Side Dishes | No Comments

Ingredients 4 c potatoes, cut into 1 inch – cubes 1/4 c sweet or dill pickle relish 1 tbsp. chopped fresh basil sliced olives, to taste 1/2 c chopped celery 1/2 c chopped onion 1/4 c chopped radishes 2 c sour cream 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard 1 tsp. horseradish 4 hard boiled eggs, chopped 2  anchovy fillets, finely chopped Directions […]

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Mexican Rice

Written by Chacha on Jun 23rd, 2012 in Mexican, Recipe, Rice & Grains, Side Dishes | No Comments

Servings: 2 to 3 Ingredients 2 vine-ripened tomatoes (half pound), chopped 2 cups chicken broth (preferably homemade) 1/2 small white onion, chopped 1 large clove garlic, minced 3 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 cup long-grain white rice 1 sliced carrot 1/2 cup fresh or frozen peas 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 serrano chile Directions Add the tomatoes, onion, garlic and […]

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