Category Archives: Mains

Recipe: Pollo Al Jerez

This is my attempt at the Pollo al Jerez (chicken with sherry) served at the Colmao restaurant in the Pico district of Los Angeles. It’s pretty good, but a work in progress. The original version has a tartness which makes … Continue reading

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Recipe: German-Style Head Cheese (Souse)

A friend gifted me half a pig’s head so, naturally, I decided to make head cheese. It was already out of the freezer a couple of days when I picked it up so I had to move fast. I started … Continue reading

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Recipe: Short Ribs, your first Instant Pot meal

There is much love for Instant Pot, yet it’s hard to find straightforward newbie instructions for what to do with this rather imposing device (which reminds me of a North Korean missile canister) when you first pull it out of … Continue reading

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Recipe: Best Way Buffalo Wings

Best Way Buffalo Wings because they’re the winner in our five-way test. The prep has been slightly tweaked to bring it to easy perfection. Allow 8-12 wing pieces per person, so this base recipe will serve about 4. Ingredients: 1/2 … Continue reading

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Taste Test: Oven-Roasted Buffalo Wings

Planning a wingfest for Super Bowl Sunday and wondering what’s the best way to prepare Oven-Roasted Buffalo Wings? We’ve got your playbook right here. We tested several different preps and came up with a somewhat definitive winner that’s also easy to … Continue reading

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Recipe: Shrimp Curry with Coconut Cashew Gravy

  This dish is so unctuous and irresistible, hard to believe it’s also good for you. Adapted from a similar recipe in Dr. David Ludwig’s Always Hungry? book. Serves four as a stew with or without rice. Ingredients: For the … Continue reading

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Recipe: Thanksgiving Morning Omelette

What to do with the liver that comes in that bag of parts inside the turkey? It’s too strong tasting to use in stock or gravy, so most folks toss it away. Thanksgiving Morning Omelette is a much better solution. Inspired by … Continue reading

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Recipe: Fried Oyster Po’ Boys

Thanksgiving is a good time to make fried oyster po’ boys because jarred oysters are often on sale. I experimented with both a buttermilk soak and an egg soak and found that buttermilk has more flavor but eggs make for … Continue reading

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Recipe: Skillet Steak

This is a very simple recipe that may produce the best steak you have ever had. Ingredients: Cast iron skillet Steak that is not larger than the skillet Kosher salt Other seasonings of your choice Method: Heat your seasoned cast … Continue reading

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Recipe: Kentucky Short Ribs

Why Kentucky Short Ribs? Because instead of a regular flour dredge, I used the leftover 11 herbs and spices mix from the KFC Chicken recipe. Otherwise, this is a classic prep that will bring out the best in these succulent … Continue reading

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