I'm a big believer in less is more especially when it comes to something as fantastic as steak. The most important thing is to get good quality fresh meat from your local butcher. I also recommend having a bundle of fresh rosemary in your kitchen at all times. This recipe calls for fresh rosemary that has slightly dried, making it easier to crush. Using fresh rosemary gives you much more flavor.
Servings: 3-4 large steaks
You will need:
- 2 tsp peppercorns
- 1 Tbs kosher salt
- 1 tsp freshly dried rosemary
- A Bare Stone mortar and pestle
First add the peppercorns to the mortar and pestle and grind with the pestle thoroughly until all corns are crushed. Then add the rosemary to the crushed peppercorns and grind until the leaves are broken up. Add the salt last and gently grind all three ingredients together until combined. Sprinkle liberally on each side of a raw steak and cook as desired.
This is the perfect dessert anytime of year but especially in the summer because there are so many fruit options, and as desserts go, this is light and satisfying. The meringue is crunchy and chewy; at the same time you get a taste of juicy fruit and whipped cream.
Fresh oranges around my house are gone in a day or two, because for me there is nothing better than freshly squeezed orange juice. This week’s recipe is for orange marmalade cake, also a favorite.
Mango Chutney is another one of those “secret sauces” that you can make once or twice a year and keep in the back of your refrigerator to pull out to add an extra little something your dish. It lasts for months and you will find a lot of different uses for it.
Marinated chicken tucked into pita bread with sliced cucumbers, topped with homemade mango chutney. The textures of soft pita filled with roasted chicken, sliced crunchy cucumber and sweet/tart mango chutney make this combination a totally satisfying picnic dish.
This recipe is a perfect dip for carrots, cucumbers, bell peppers, crackers, or in place of mayo or butter on a sandwich. So easy to prepare, it can be made ahead of time and kept in the fridge. Fantastic for a potluck or picnic.
This brightly flavored salad of buttery lettuce with velvet textured avocado, caramelized pork and
doused with orange curry dressing is a fresh and satisfying meal
Everyone has a favorite brownie recipe if not two or three, and I thought I had the best until I discovered the one below. No one guesses that cherries are in these brownies but everyone has at least two of them and sometimes three. They are rich, crumbly and gooey, and the chocolate, pecan, and cherry combination is spectacular!