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A new pasta sauce: Braised Pork Ragù

A new pasta sauce: Braised Pork Ragù

This one-pot wonder takes pork at its budget best and makes a rich ragú We’re always on the lookout for a great new pasta sauce.  While this recipe from Kay Chun may not have started out as one, that’s how it ended up on our…

James Beard’s Roast Beef Hash

James Beard’s Roast Beef Hash

This recipe has been seen by more people than any other single recipe on Chewing The Fat You have just landed on the most popular post on Chewing the Fat every single Christmas  It’s been read 1,159 times in the last month. It is so…

Bacon and Beef Meatloaf

Bacon and Beef Meatloaf

This Meatloaf is one step away from a great Pate, high on the list of great comfort foods. My friend Larry Hui is one of the leaders of a group of volunteers who help out at a homeless shelter in our neighborhood. Finally, after the…

Mushroom Parmigiana Meatless or Not…Your Choice

Mushroom Parmigiana Meatless or Not…Your Choice

  This Sheet Pan Recipe Lets You Choose between Vegetarian or Sausage Versions Mushrooms are a favorite way for Vegetarians to swap out meat.  And the meaty Portobella is our favorite way to do it.  We were delighted to go back to Hetty Mckinnon’s 1994…

Curried Swordfish With Roasted Tomatoes, Spinach and Garlic Toast

Curried Swordfish With Roasted Tomatoes, Spinach and Garlic Toast

Swordfish, the steak of seafood, spiced with Curry Powder and Paprika stars in this dish. We love a great piece of swordfish. And we’re very fortunate because Swordfish in our part of the world is very often a supermarket special.  Ours came from Whole Foods…

Andrew Zimmern’s Cold Poached Salmon

Andrew Zimmern’s Cold Poached Salmon

This is a simply wonderful way to cook the perfect salmon This summer we’ve loved putting dinner party food in the center of the table and truly sharing a meal.  We did exactly that with this fantastic recipe for salmon.  The recipe is from Andrew…

Dockside’s Herb-Crusted Cod with Lemon-Dill Beurre Blanc Sauce

Dockside’s Herb-Crusted Cod with Lemon-Dill Beurre Blanc Sauce

Its name sounds like you went to a lot of trouble. But it’s incredibly easy to cook. All that’s required here is a nice thick filet of cod, a Cuisinart, fresh breadcrumbs, parsley, garlic, and lemon zest.  And that lofty sauce with the French accent?…

Paella, Perfect for Summer Entertaining

Paella, Perfect for Summer Entertaining

Spain’s Gift to Gastronomy is an amazingly adaptable dish that belongs on your summer table. Yes, there is an official version of this beautiful dish.  But we discovered you can pretty much make paella from whatever you want. The key is the round-grained rice called…

Sirloin Steak Kebabs with Green Peppers, Mushrooms and Onions

Sirloin Steak Kebabs with Green Peppers, Mushrooms and Onions

Summer Cooking doesn’t get much easier than this. When I saw Sirloin at our supermarket for $2.99 a lb., I couldn’t let it pass by.  When we were on a limited budget, I gravitated towards this cut of beef for its down-to-earth price and great…


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