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Category: One dish dinners

Crispy Chicken Cutlets with Cherry Tomato Panzanella

Crispy Chicken Cutlets with Cherry Tomato Panzanella

What I love about this recipe, which is from Bon Appetit Magazine, is that it’s the perfect escape from winter.  The dish looks like it was made in high summer with its cherry tomatoes, pickled red onion and fistful of parsley leaves.  Then there’s the […]

Tortellini Soup with Spinach, Onions, Carrots and Fennel and how it ended up on our table.

Tortellini Soup with Spinach, Onions, Carrots and Fennel and how it ended up on our table.

When you live in a food town like New York, you discover places all over the city that are worth a detour anytime you’re close to them.  A recent doctor’s visit put me within two long blocks of the Sullivan Street Bakery.  I am so […]

Roast Chicken on a Weeknight?  Yes!  Melissa Clark’s Smoky Paprika Chicken with Crispy Chickpeas, Roasted Lemon and Baby Spinach

Roast Chicken on a Weeknight? Yes! Melissa Clark’s Smoky Paprika Chicken with Crispy Chickpeas, Roasted Lemon and Baby Spinach

Melissa Clark’s “Dinner. Changing the Game” (Clarkson Potter 2017) arrived just a little late.  The Instant Pot epidemic was fully underway and so this book took a back seat to her “Dinner in an Instant.75 modern recipes for your Pressure Cooker, Multi Cooker Instant Pot” […]

Why on earth does Andrew Zimmern eat what he does when he has this waiting for him at home?  Rishia Zimmern’s Chicken with Shallots

Why on earth does Andrew Zimmern eat what he does when he has this waiting for him at home? Rishia Zimmern’s Chicken with Shallots

Are you familiar with Andrew Zimmern?  He’s hard to miss.  For the past 15 seasons, starting in 2005, “Bizaare Foods with Andrew Zimmern” has aired on The Travel Channel.  In over 100 episodes, Zimmern has been to 34 countries and 14 states in search of, […]

Coconut Shrimp Salad

Coconut Shrimp Salad

Too often, I get into trouble with a recipe that’s just too much food for two people.  Try as I may, cutting back on volume isn’t always the easiest task.   Things that say they are for four people are relatively simple to divide in half.  […]

Cosmo Goss’ Beer-Braised Pork Belly and Arugula Salad

         Chef Cosmo Goss “Hop Chef” Gail Collins, the columnist who calls the New York Times Opinion pages home, loves a good name.  One of her all-time favorites is Butch Otter, the Governor of the great state of Idaho about whom Collins wrote: “ That […]

Ina Garten’s Lobster Pot Pie and, just for laughs, one woman’s take on it.

                  This is one of Ina Garten’s most beloved recipes.  It dates all the way back to 1999 when it appeared in Ina’s first cookbook “The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook” (Clarkson Potter 1999).  Since I can’t think of  a better time for luxury foods like […]

Chicken, Sausages and Sage: One dish cooking at its best.

In the roasting pan, a one dish wonder!          The bones for this recipe came from a famous English cook and television personality who shall remain nameless.  It’s not that I don’t devour the prose in the cookbooks the chef’s written.  It’s beautiful and seductive.  […]

Watermelon Salsa served 2 ways: In Fish Tacos and a Blackened Swordfish Salad

         For the last few summers, one of our salads of choice has been the Watermelon and Tomato rendition first published here in July 2010: http://www.chewingthefat.us.com/2010/07/watermelon-and-tomato-salad.html.  Nothing says ‘cool off’ like watermelon and this salad combines the sweetness of the fruit with the tang of ripe […]

Birthday Party Paella

         We were having a group to dinner over the President’s Day weekend.  I saw it as a great opportunity to cook something substantial.  I hit upon making a paella for a couple of reasons. I’d read an article in Saveur written by David Rosengarten.  […]

Daniel Boulud’s Stovetop Lobster and Clambake

I have to admit, I don’t publish a recipe that doesn’t turn out right.  My whole premise is that if I can cook it perfectly, you can cook it perfectly.  So with all the 200 plus recipes on Chewing the Fat, if you can follow […]

Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya

In the pantheon of one dish wonders, it’s hard to beat a great Jambalaya, another of Louisiana’s culinary gifts to the rest of the world.  It is said that the first Jambalaya came out of the French Quarter.  It was an attempt to cook Paella, […]

Red Snapper Filets with Merguez Sausage, Little Neck Clams and Romesco Sauce

You can’t sit down to write a recipe without wondering what constitutes out-and-out thievery.  There is no possible way that you yourself could invent something so absolutely new and startling that you could proudly call it yours and yours alone.   Everything has to have come […]