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Category: Dinner Party Dishes

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…

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…

Mushroom Stroganoff

Mushroom Stroganoff

This classic stroganoff is as meaty and rich as the original. You’ll find many recipes on Chewing The Fat that are centered on Mushrooms. They’re the centerpiece of three of our most popular posts. There’s probably no easier to go meatless and these little miracles…

Mahogany Beef Stew with Red Wine and Hoisin Sauce

Mahogany Beef Stew with Red Wine and Hoisin Sauce

This great stew has a surprise ingredient we weren’t entirely sure about. Our friend Roger is a great home cook.  And after our Top Ten Stews post, (https://chewingthefat.us.com/2022/01/our-top-ten-stews-perfect-for-cold-winter-nights.html) Roger sent us this recipe, so we knew it had to be good. Lots and lots of…

Jamie Oliver’s Steak and Guinness Pie

Jamie Oliver’s Steak and Guinness Pie

A Manly Meal for the first Fall Chill It’s not exactly freezing but it is the time of year when I start thinking about meals that, for lack of a better word are ‘manly’.   This wonderfully robust pie is something I wrote about in…

Grilled Veal Chops, Tomatoes and Onions with Morel Sauce

Grilled Veal Chops, Tomatoes and Onions with Morel Sauce

I confess. I am not the greatest fan of the Grill. The primal urge to grill every piece of meat I come across in the summer isn’t my idea of perfection.  To me, not everything tastes better when it’s emerged from a session with smoke…

Smoked Salmon Lasagna from Michaela Kitchin

Smoked Salmon Lasagna from Michaela Kitchin

Tom Kitchin may be a famous Scottish Chef but this is his wife’s recipe. This is the kind of recipe I call true comfort food. The traditional lasagna element of bechamel is used here. But instead of an Italian-style filling, there’s a nod to this…

Ina Garten’s Coquilles St. Jacques from "Make It Ahead"

Ina Garten’s Coquilles St. Jacques from "Make It Ahead"

Ina’s take on this French classic: Scallops in a creamy sauce with a hint of curry under a crust of bread crumbs and cheese.  I am a huge fan of Ina Garten or as a friend of mine once said “What’s not to like?”  Ina…

Seared Salmon with Citrus and Herb Salad from Lidey Heuck

Seared Salmon with Citrus and Herb Salad from Lidey Heuck

Dinner Party on a weeknight? Why not when you can pull this dinner together before the doorbell rings. Our friend Laura was here from Colorado this week. And the only night we were mutually free was a Tuesday.  So much for cooking an elaborate meal…

The Bridgehampton Inn’s Braised Short Ribs

The Bridgehampton Inn’s Braised Short Ribs

A New Cookbook Takes Us on a Family Adventure unlike any other. If you’re like me, you read Cookbooks the way other people read novels.  That’s why I was particularly taken with Sybille Van Kempen’s superb new book “2266 Bridgehampton Inn & Restaurant”,  A Look…