Roasted Monkfish with Saffron Tomato Sauce and Celeric Mash

This recipe was found on Epicurious. I had some monkfish in my freezer, but didn’t know what to do with it. It was really, really good! I didn’t have to substitute any of the ingredients, which is always a plus. Sauce: 20 cherry tomatoes, halved 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil…

Lamb & Roasted Red Pepper Paella

Ingredients: Stock 1 1/2 cans canned chickpeas 6.5 cups chicken stock 12 cloves garlic 1 shallot 4 sprigs parsely 2 sprigs rosemary 2 sprigs thyme 1/4 tsp dried oregano 1 Bay leaf 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1/4 tsp crumbled saffron thread 1/2 cup white wine 8 Tbsp olive oil ┬ál lb. lamb stew meat salt…

Roast Chicken with Olives, Grapes & Rosemary

Another winner from the Smitten Kitchen, but this time from the cookbook, not online. Like Deb’s spouse, my husband also doesn’t care for fruit with his meats, but since her hubby loved it, I thought I’d give it a try. William’s verdict – home run! I made lemony roasted parsnips to go with the chicken….

Deb Perelman’s Lentil Soup with Sausage, Chard & Garlic

About a month ago, I stumbled upon the Smitten Kitchen website while looking for a Russian dessert recipe. Since then, I have been back often and subscribe to her posts so I don’t miss a new recipe. I also purchased Deb’s cookbook, which came out last year. I usually don’t care much for lentils or…

Candied Pork Belly with Succotash Fricassee

I just bought half a hog from a local farmer and one of the cuts I requested was pork belly. This is one of the most succulent cuts of a pig and very hard to find unless you special order it. I had never prepared it, but have eaten it at a local restaurant called…