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Fennel Roasted Rock Fish

This is a fun way to cook a whole fish. Red snapper or trout would work equally well. Have the fishmonger scale and gut the fish for you to save cleanup. Whole Fish and Fennel 1 1/2-2 lbs whole rock … Continue reading

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Drunken Whole Chicken

After St. Patrick’s day there is always a little leftover beer and cider from the festivities. This is a fantastic way to use up some of it along with a whole chicken. The flavors of the roast meat and vegetables … Continue reading

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Roasted Chickpeas with Pancetta

These are very easy and quick to make. They are good mixed with a salad of mixed greens, feta and olives or as a simple appetizer, snack or side by themselves. If you want a hotter nut add a tsp … Continue reading

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Roasted Red Bell Pepper Risotto

This is a perfect first course or prima pasta in fancy terms. For those of you looking for how to make risotto go here. Remember risottos are easy to do. Also use fresh homemade vegetable stock for the best results. … Continue reading

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A Quick Dip

Here is a quick dip that makes perfect use of a garden out of control. Eggplant and Red Bell Pepper Dip 1 medium eggplant sliced in half 1 red bell pepper sliced in half and seeded 5 cloves garlic 1/2 … Continue reading

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Roasted Pork Belly with Sweet Potatoes

Recently we found a butcher that sold pork belly, something that used to only be found at an Asian market even in the South. At first I planned to make my own bacon, but after realizing I was out of … Continue reading

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Polenta Topped with Roast Chicken, Peppers and Tomatoes

This is a great way to use up left over polenta. It is also a quick meal that can be served during the week.The aroma of roasted tomatoes, peppers and oregano is quite intoxicating and lingers well after dinner is … Continue reading

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