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Duck in Marsala Quick Sauce

This is a great way to use up some marsala and amazing freshly shot wild duck. Use the freshest meat and cook until just rare. For this to really sing serve it with polenta. We’re still having fun trying out … Continue reading

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Eggplant Balls with Red Pepper Sauce

These are perfect as an appetizer, first course or as tapas. You could also include them in a sporting event party for people who would rather eat good food than watch sporting events. Eggplant “Meat” balls with Red Pepper Sauce … Continue reading

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Grilled Halibut with Pepper Harissa sauce

This is a fantastic spicy sauce that takes advantage of grilled peppers. It is a perfect match for fresh Halibut steaks that Katherine’s coworker brought back from Seattle. Have we mentioned we love this coworker? The sauce would also work … Continue reading

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Venison Flank with Fresh Tomato Sauce

This needs a venison flank about two inches thick to work. Really fresh heirloom tomatoes help a bit too. Venison Flank Stewed in Tomaotes 2 lb venison flank roast 1 tbsp fish sauce 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce 3 tbsp apple … Continue reading

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Balsamic Filet Mignon

This is a great spice mixture to pair with the sweet balsamic sauce. Use a 2-3″ thick filet mignon or tenderloin cut of beef. Filet Mignon with Balsamic 2 filet mignon 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh rosemary 1 tbsp black … Continue reading

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Pork Chops with Cherries

The scapes have finally arrived and this is a great way to use them. The sauce cooks very fast and the end result is fancy and tasty. If there are no scapes then a combination of green onions and garlic … Continue reading

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Chicken Saltimbocca

We saw this dish made all sorts of ways. Some folks browned the prosciutto, some fried up the sage leaves or rolled up the chicken. Lots were heavy on the sauce. We kept things fairly simple. This recipe made the … Continue reading

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Poached Whole Fish in Mushroom Stock

This is a great way to cook smaller whole fish like trout. Larger fillets can be substituted if desired. Either way serve with polenta in a bowl full of the broth. Poached Whole Fish with Mushroom Broth 2-3 lbs whole … Continue reading

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Lamb Shoulder Chops with Mint Chimichurri

Here is a great way to combine the flavor of mint and lamb without using some sort of jelly abomination. This sauce would work well for lamb chops or for a rack of lamb. Lamb Chops with Chimichurri Sauce For … Continue reading

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Duck Breasts in Orange Sauce

Here is a really quick and fancy way to serve wild or farm raised duck. Juice the oranges, do not buy orange juice. Seared Duck Breasts with Orange 8 wild duck breasts or 4 farm raised some fat trimmed off … Continue reading

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