Recipes Category

Sweet Potato Gnocchi w/ Maple Cinnamon Sage Brown Butter

Prep time – 90 minutes Cook time – 30 minutes   Sweet Potato Gnocchi 2 large sweet potatoes 2 egg yolks (no whites) 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese 1 tsp cinnamon pinch salt pinch pepper roughly 1 cup of flour + 1/3 cup for your work surface (just sprinkle all over to avoid sticking) […]

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Watermelon Splash Cocktail

Beat the heat with this refreshing and surprisingly awesome cocktail!   Ice 1.5 ounce Vodka 2 oz fresh watermelon juice (puree a few slices of watermelon rind removed, in a blender) 5-7 mint leaves (depending how minty you like it) 1/2 oz fresh lime juice 1/2 oz agave nectar   Fill a cocktail shaker with […]

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Bufala Burger

You probably thought I spelled “buffalo” wrong…NOPE! “Bufala” is actually a female water buffalo who’s milk is rare and expensive and is used to make buffalo mozzarella. Yields 4 Servings 1 lb. 80/20 ground beef 2-3 garlic cloves (finely chopped) 1 shallot (finely chopped) 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan Cheese 1/3 cup Italian flat leaf […]

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Prosciutto & Melon Appetizer

10-12 thin slices of deli fresh Prosciutto 10-12 pieces cantaloupe (half moon shape) 1/3 cup fresh basil (julienned)   Wrap fresh melon with thin slices of prosciutto (seam side down).  Garnish with fresh Basil and arrange lengthwise. Simple, fresh and delicious.  

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Lamb Ragu

1 shallot – finely chopped 2 cloves garlic – finely chopped 3 tbsp tomato paste 2 cans crushed tomatoes (I use San Marzano) 2 cups red wine (Merlot or Cabernet) 1 lb ground lamb 2-3 lamb chops (deboned and cubed) 1 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper Heat 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil in […]

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Simple Short Bread Cookies with a Bourbon Caramel Glaze

Preheat oven to 350 degrees   Shortbread Cookies 1 cup butter (softened) 3/4 cup powdered sugar 1 tsp vanilla 2 1/2 cups all purpose flower – Line a baking sheet with parchment paper – Mix all ingredients in a large bowl until combined – Roll dough until about 1/2 inch thick – Cut dough into […]

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Summertime Ceviché

1 lb high quality raw shrimp (peeled, deveined, tails removed and diced into small pieces) 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime juice zest of 1 whole orange 1/2 cup fresh chopped cilantro 1/4 cup diced shallot 1 cup finely chopped cucumber pinch of salt and pepper 1 whole diced jalapeño […]

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Italian Shrimp ‘n Grits – Recipe

Grilled Shrimp 1 lb jumbo shrimp (deveined) 1/2 cup flat leaf parsley 1/2 cup Basil 2 cloves garlic (finely chopped) BIG pinch red pepper flakes Zest of 1 lemon Salt and Pepper 1.5 tsp paprika 2 tbsp EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) 1 tbsp brown sugar (this is the secret weapon!) Combine all above ingredients […]

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On The Go Tuna Tostada – Recipe

Flour tortilla Coconut oil 1 can tuna in water 1 tbsp mayonaise Pinch of salt & pepper 1 tbsp green onion (chopped) 1 cup spring mix greens Handful cherry tomatoes 1/2 cup corn (optional) Jalapeno slices (optional) Sliced carrots (optional)   Heat 4 tbsp coconut oil in non stick pan at med/high heat.  Add flour […]

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Herb Crusted Lamb Pop with a Sundried Tomato and Brown Butter Gnocchi – Recipe

  Lamb Pops Rak of lamb cut into individual “pops” 5-6 fresh Sage leaves (fine chopped) 3-4 tblsp fresh Thyme (fine chopped) 2-3 tblsp fresh Oregano (fine chopped) 1 tblsp fresh Rosemary (fine chopped) Heavy pinch of Salt Pepper EVOO to coat Lemon Zest Gnocchi  1 Russet Potato 3/4c Flour 1 egg yolk Heavy pinch Salt Pepper   […]

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