Showing posts with label Daniel Holzman. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Daniel Holzman. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Meatball Shop's Spicy Pork Meatballs with Parmesan Cream Sauce

"Meatball Mike" Chernow (left)  and
Chef Daniel Holzman
            Chef Daniel Holzman and his partner, Michael Chernow, AKA “Meatball Mike” are New York’s Kings of the Meatball.  With the opening of their 5th location, on the Far East side of Manhattan, at 1462 Second Avenue, they are the undisputed champs of the Meatball scene.  Their other locations are all downtown – in Chelsea, at 200 Ninth Avenue at 22nd Street, on the Lower East Side at 84 Stanton Street, and in the Village which has two locations:

170 Bedford just below Christopher St. and 64 Greenwich Avenue south of 7th Avenue South.  I had an errand to do which landed me practically outside their Greenwich Avenue door so I finally got to sample their beautiful balls.  I chose the Spicy Pork variation, a light and scrumptious meatball--or rather meatballs since an order consists of 5 the size of golf balls.  But what really knocked me out was the creamy Parmesan sauce that topped the dish. It was a complete indulgence of course and I have no clue what the fat content was nor do I care.  Life is meant to be lived, not calorie counted.  I’d made my foray into meatball territory alone so of course I wanted to make them for Andrew.  Or at least, that’s what I told myself. In truth, I could have eaten the whole batch of the things all by myself.  But then who doesn’t love a great meatball?

Monday, August 13, 2012

Portobello Mushroom Burgers with Pesto, Mozzarella and Red Peppers and a great recipe for Walnut Spinach Pesto from Daniel Holzman

         Our friend Stephen, the vegetarian, came to stay for a couple of days recently.  I always use Stephen’s visits as a chance to work on vegetarian recipes.  This particular stay, I had one triumph and one miserable fail.  I won’t go into the fail because it did produce a pesto that’s a great addition to any collection of recipes for that summer favorite.   And the triumph?  A Portobello Burger that even the most carnivorous among us can call his own.