Allergen Friendly, Salads

Chilled Asparagus With Mustard Herb Vinaigrette

Makes 8 servings Ingredients 2 lb asparagus 2 tablespoons white wine or cider vinegar 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon chopped flat leaf parsley 1/2 teaspoon chopped tarragon leaves Salt and pepper as needed Dash of onion powder Dash of garlic powder 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil Directions Bring a […]

Sandwiches

Croque Monsieur

Croque Monsieur (Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich) Makes 8 servings Béchamel Sauce Ingredients 1/4 cup unsalted butter 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 4 cups whole milk Directions Melt butter in small saucepan over medium heat and whisk in flour. Cook flour until raw smell is gone, about 2 minutes. Whisk in […]

Salads

Fennel Salad With Blood Orange Vinaigrette

Makes 4 to 6 servings Ingredients 1 bulb fennel, thinly sliced 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced 3 stalks celery, thinly sliced on the bias 8 parsley sprigs, leaves finely chopped 4 tablespoons fresh blood orange juice or regular orange juice 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon […]

Side Dishes

German Potato Salad

Makes 4 to 6 servings German potato salad is a bit tangier than traditional mayo-based versions. Though it’s typically served warm, you can make this ahead and let it come to room temperature before serving. Omit the bacon and sub vegetable broth for a vegetarian version. Ingredients 1 1/2 lb […]

Chef's Notes Plus

Grill Anything (Yes, Even Pasta!)

By the end of this summer, I will be able to write a book on how to cook exclusively outside. As I’ve mentioned, probably too often, I live in Texas, where it is currently HOT. My house is small, but tragically under-cooled in the summer, so when I turn on […]

Main Dishes

Roasted Pork Tenderloin With Honey-Mustard Sauce

Makes 8 servings Ingredients 3 pounds pork tenderloin, whole 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 1/3 cup vegetable or chicken broth 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 tablespoons minced shallots 2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 1/2 teaspoon thyme, chopped 1 teaspoon black peppercorns, crushed 2 tablespoons honey 2 […]

Free Recipes, Sandwiches

Shrimp Rolls

Makes 4 sandwiches Chef’s tip: Shrimp are sold in sizes or “counts” that are expressed in number per pound. For example, shrimp labeled “16/20” indicates the average number of shrimp per pound. Shrimp larger than 16/20 are denoted with a “U” for “under.” U-15 means that there are fewer than […]