Gremolata of Egg, Parsley, Anchovy & Lemon

Gremolata of Egg, Parsley, Anchovy & Lemon

This isn’t exactly a Gremolata but I didn’t know what else to call it. It’s very close and extremely easy to make. I love it, it really perks up a meal. Use it with almost any deep-fried, sautéed or poached fish. It’s lemony freshness can give many dishes a real lift,

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Tomato and Tuna Sauce with Olives

Tomato and Tuna Sauce with Olives

This is one of my favorite and easiest recipes that I know. I usually make this with Linguini or thicker Bucatini but it doesn’t matter that much which pasta you use it’s always good and spicy.

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Tomato Sauce with Pork

Tomato Sauce with Pork

The addition of pork to tomato sauce is a joy. The pork gives the whole thing a lovely sweetness. I remember my dad cooking meat sauce on a Sunday. That was something special. He would fill the pot with two large bits of pork shoulder and
let it simmer for a couple of hours.

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Simple Tomato Sauce

Simple Tomato Sauce

I never understand why anyone would buy prepared tomato sauce. It has to be a total hatred of oneself. This is my simple tomato sauce that I use all the time. Its fast and easy and takes only 25 minutes.

A general rule: Portions for pasta are 70 grams if you are not very hungry and 100 grams if you are.

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Coleslaw

Coleslaw

This is a classic Coleslaw, perfect for summer barbecues. A good recipe for picnics and an absolute for the  American Diner classic, a Burger deluxe. Check out my recipe for Quick Pickles to go with your burgers. This is also a great side dish for pulled pork,

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Tomato Sherry Vinegar Vinaigrette

Tomato Sherry Vinegar Vinaigrette

This is a really handy variation on a plain French vinaigrette. It is particularly good for poached or steamed vegetables. Be sure to have a good quality sherry vinegar. Try this with steamed artichokes or grilled asparagus, Its great with grilled chicken or on sauteed potatoes.

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Caesar Salad Dressing

Caesar Salad Dressing

An original Caesar Salad is simply the dressing, Parmesan cheese, young crispy Romaine lettuce and crispy croutons. Thats it – it’s that simple.

There seems to be a hundred recipes for Caesar Salad. The recipe actually comes from Mexico and was invented in 1924. It was created by restaurant owner Caesar Cardini an Italian immigrant.

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Apple Pear Compote

Apple Pear Compote

This is a nice easy and quick compote that is good for having with roasted meats such as deer, beef or pork and ham. It only needs to be made about an hour before you want to use it.

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Barbeque Sauce 2

Barbeque Sauce 2 – Another good, simple recipe for beef or pork. It’s the one I use at home for spare ribs and is quick to make. There are so many barbeque sauce recipes and bottled preparations but this one is simple and contains no thickeners or preservatives.

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Long Simmered Leg of Pork

Long Simmered Leg of Pork:

I have to say that it is really a terrific cut of meat, it is inexpensive, tastes great. The fat content keeps the meat soft, tender and moist. One of these legs should give you 6-8 very generous portions.

An average leg of pork cut like this will be about 2 kilos or 3 1/2 pounds and yield about half that amount of useable meat.

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A Quick Note

I wanted to take a minute to say that I do try and weigh as many of the ingredients as I can. I think it helps make recipe results more consistent. Of course professional bakers even measure liquids by weight. I don't mind pulling out my little digital scale when I need to.

Canapes


I don't have a many canapes here. The ones I share are super quick, very tasty and most of all tasty. Your guests will appreciate the effort.

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