Category Archives: Italian

Lamb Chops with Porcini Mushrooms

This requires 1/2 lb of fresh porcini — no substitutions. Seared Lamb Chops with Porcini Mushrooms 4 lamb chops 1 1/2″ thick 1/2 lb porcini mushrooms sliced into large bites 4 garlic scapes chopped fine 4 tbsp butter 2 oz … Continue reading

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Fava Bean and Fennel Slaw

This is a fantastic salad that goes well with many grilled meats, fish especially. When choosing fava beans pick the youngest possible. If the beans are not bright green inside remove the white second shell as well. Fava and Fennel … Continue reading

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Grilled Halibut with Fava Bean and Oyster Mushrooms

Recently bought a halibut. Make sure the fava beans are really fresh, small and tender. They can also be called broad beans. If you do not have scallion scapes then garlic scapes will do. You could serve this on top … Continue reading

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Seared Porcini Mushrooms

This requires at least 1 lb fresh porcini. Pick caps over stems. Florentine Porcini Mushrooms 1 lb porcini mushrooms 1 whole head garlic 8-12 leaves basil 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tsp dijon Salt/pepper Butter Peel paper from garlic. place … Continue reading

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Lamb Roast Stuffed with Dried Fruit

This is a great stuffing for lamb. I used a mixture of golden raisins, figs and currants. It can be topped with a light pan gravy as well. Fruit Stuffed Lamb 2 1/2-3 lb boneless lamb roast butterflied 2 cups … Continue reading

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Halibut and Clam Sauce

    The clam sauce really complements the meaty halibut flavor etc etc. This is just really good. Halibut and Clam Sauce 2 doz clams live 1 doz mussels live 1 1/2 lbs halibut fillet 1 large shallot chopped 1 … Continue reading

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Crab Risotto

Crab season begins in December in Oregon so Christmas eve was a little different this year. The main difference between dungeness and blue crab is the size. Aside from the much better, sweeter flavor of blue crab of course. But … Continue reading

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