NOTE: The above is all that remained of the recipe to be reviewed when the photo session commenced. Be warned – frightening, irrational behavior may result after tasting these brownies. Moments after this photo was snapped, the morsel was consumed, with threatening comments such as “you’ll draw back a bloody nub!” hurled at the photographer.
Modern decor and Old World Italian cuisine combine for an incredible dining experience.
Among these posts about expensive restaurant outings, delicious home-cooked meals and fancy cocktails, I must take a moment to talk about one of the most important and meaningful dinners I’ve had the honor to take part in. I didn’t have a dinner party, and I didn’t go out to the hottest restaurant in town. It didn’t even cost me a thing.
Presenting a visual feast as well as a culinary one, Tio Pepe is a throwback to the “good old days” of personal table service, offering delicious food in a unique atmosphere. One of the Tampa Bay area’s leading, award-winning restaurants.
Oyster sauce combines surprisingly with ketchup for a rich, tasty sauce that will wake up your pork! Country style ribs are rendered more tender by braising, and simmering in this zesty sauce will be sure to pack them with flavor. Try to use shiitake mushrooms in this recipe; their rich earthiness holds up to the sauce and adds amazing flavor.
Whether entertaining a crowd of 75 or planning an intimate dinner for two, creating the right ambiance is important for your event to have desired impact. Music, though often taken for granted, is a crucial ingredient for your next gathering.
If you are looking for a thick, stew-like dish, this is not it. The end result here is a clear, rich broth, like a consomme. This soup is a study in delicious simplicity; with only three ingredients, the essence of each rings clear in the end result. Oxtails contain a large amount of gelatin, which flavors and adds body to the broth.
So I’ve been using the crock pot more lately. It’s been so hot here in Houston that any alternative to firing up the oven and/or stove is welcome. I made a Chinese oxtail soup the other day (that’s another post) in the crock pot, which came out wonderful. Now I had a pack of turkey legs in the fridge that needed to be cooked. Perfect for the crock!
My spicy take on a New Mexico Green Chile Stew. I like using Country Style Ribs because the fat and bones add so much flavor. Be sure to rinse the meat to remove any stray bone fragments that occur when slicing. Chipotle peppers, which are smoked jalapenos, bring a bracing, earthy component to this stew.
I had forgotten how delicious spinach can be. Finding lovely, dark green bunches of Savoy Spinach on sale, I bought some, and I’ve been in heaven all week! Thinking I would tire of the same old spinach salad, I found myself experimenting and coming up with some great variations.