Albondigas Tradicional (Traditional Moorish Meatballs)

Recipe adapted from the Food of Spain cookbook by Vikki Harris Serves 8 INGREDIENTS For Meatballs: 8 oz ground pork 8 oz ground beef 4 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 cup breadcrumbs 2 teaspoon coriander seeds (freshly ground) 2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon cumin seeds (freshly toasted and ground) Pinch of ground cinnamon […]

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Artichoke and Pancetta Farrotto with Lemon Zest Thyme Butter

Serves 6 Ingredients 10 baby artichokes Juice of 3 lemons ½ cup pancetta 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 small yellow onion, chopped 1 tablespoon lemon zest ½ cup white wine 2-3 cups farro, cooked ½ cup parmesan Salt Pepper Lemon Zest Thyme Butter (Recipe Follows) Directions In a large bowl […]

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Artichoke Risotto with Peas and Pancetta

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 1 quart chicken stock 3 ounces pancetta, cut into ¼ inch dice 1 teaspoon olive oil â…“ cup finely chopped onion 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 1 cup Arborio rice ¼ tablespoons white wine 1 cup peas (thawed if frozen) 1 recipe baby artichokes in lemon vinaigrette, drained and thinly sliced […]

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Asparagus Spear & Wild Mushroom Pilaf

Serves 6-8 Ingredients 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, chopped small 1 medium shallot, chopped small 1 cup mixed fresh wild mushrooms (morels, chanterelles, etc) Pinch of freshly ground nutmeg 1 cup asparagus spears, ends trimmed 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper ½ cup white wine ¼ cup vegetable […]

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Beet Ravioli with Orange Poppy Seed Butter

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 2 large red beets, roasted and peeled, chopped fine ½ cup Ricotta cheese 1 tablespoon orange zest Pasta sheets (Recipe on Ger-Nis site) 1 stick butter 2 medium shallots, chopped fine 1 tablespoon poppy seeds 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice 1 tablespoon white wine 1 teaspoon salt PREPARATION In a small bowl, […]

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Cauliflower Soup with American Paddlefish Roe

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 1 medium leek, white and pale green only, sliced thin 1 large Spanish onion, peeled and sliced thin 2 sticks unsalted butter ¼ cup white wine 1 head cauliflower, trimmed, core removed and chopped (5 florets reserved and thinly sliced for garnish) Kosher salt ½ oz. best quality American paddlefish roe Best […]

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Chicken Breast & Chard with Thyme, Garlic, White Wine & Lemon

Serves 1 – 2 INGREDIENTS 1-2 servings chicken breast, boneless, skinless, sliced Juice of ½ lemon 2 garlic cloves, chopped fine 3 tablespoons white wine 1 cup chard, chopped Several thyme sprigs PREPARATION Preheat oven to 400ËšF. Place sliced chicken breast on prepared foil. Top with juice of ½ lemon, 2 chopped garlic cloves, white […]

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Chicken Breast & Chard with Thyme, Garlic, White Wine & Lemon

Serves 1-2 INGREDIENTS 1-2 servings chicken breast, boneless, skinless Salt Pepper 1 teaspoon lemon zest Juice of ½ lemon 2 garlic cloves, chopped fine 3 tablespoons white wine 2 tablespoons thyme leaves 1 cup chard, chopped DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 400°F. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper and lemon zest. On a large […]

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Fresh Herb Fennel Crusted Tuna, Scallops & Shrimp Seafood Stew

Serves 6-8 Ingredients Olive Oil 1 pound tuna roast (ask your butcher for uncut tuna steaks-you need 1 large piece) 1 pound medium or small scallops 1 pound peeled shrimp Zest and juice of 3 lemons ¼ cup fennel seeds ¼ cup peppercorns ¼ cup coarse sea salt 1 teaspoon red chili flakes ½ cup […]

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Fresh Herb Pappardelle with Summer Beans, Tomatoes & Fresh Herbs

Serves 6 Ingredients ¼ cup each basil, parsley, mint, tarragon, marjoram, chopped Plus an additional 1 tablespoon of each for the sprinkle Olive oil Pinch of dried crushed red pepper 2 large garlic cloves, chopped 2 cups fresh summer shelling beans, shelled and cooked until tender 1 small fennel bulb sliced thin 2 tablespoons fresh […]

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Fresh Pea Soup with Ham Hock and Croutons

Serves 4-6 Ingredients 1 loaf ciabatta bread Olive oil Salt 2 ham hocks, raw or smoked 1 large Spanish onion, diced 2 celery stalks, diced 1 leek, diced 3 cloves garlic, diced 2 cups white wine 1 bouquet garni (bay leaf, thyme, parsley, Grains of Paradise, or black pepper) 2 quarts stock, vegetable or chicken […]

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Herbed Beef Barley Stew

Serves 6-8 INGREDIENTS Olive oil, for sautéing 2 tablespoons butter 2 medium yellow onions, chopped medium 3-4 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 pound beef stew meat, cut into 2 inch cubes and pre-seasoned with salt & pepper ½ cup fresh thyme, chopped ¼ cup fresh rosemary, chopped ½ cup fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped 1 […]

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Honey Roasted Onion Tart with Thyme and Topped with Fresh Fig (or Plum)

Serves about 48 Wine Pairing: Tournant Rosé Ingredients 1 sheet frozen puff pastry (half of 17.3-ounce package), thawed 3 bacon slices, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces ¼ cup honey ¼ cup dry white wine 2 large sweet yellow onions (about 1 1/2 pounds), cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds ¾ cup crème fraîche ½ teaspoon fine sea […]

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Hongos y Ajo (Mushrooms & Garlic)

Garlicky mushrooms make a simple yet elegant appetizer.

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Late Summer Garden Chicken and Herbed Dumplings

Everyone’s favorite chicken & dumplings gets a big garden boost from late summer goodies in this healthy recipe!

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Pan-Seared Trout

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 4 6-8 ounce rainbow trout fillets (skin on), or two whole cleaned trout* Salt and pepper All purpose flour, for dredging Vegetable oil or butter for searing 1 onion, sliced 1 lemon, sliced Fresh parsley and thyme sprigs ¼ cup white wine 2 tablespoons butter DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350°F. Season the […]

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Pestinos Y Mermalada De Naranja (Fritters with Orange Marmelade)

Recipe adapted from the Cuisines of Spain by Teresa Barrenchea Makes 25 fritters and 2 cups of marmalade INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons salted butter 6 tablespoons sweet white dessert wine 1⁄3 cup fresh orange juice (2 to 3 oranges) 1 teaspoon grated orange zest 1 teaspoon freshly ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg Pinch of […]

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Ramp & Wild Mushroom Crostini

Makes 15-20 crostinis INGREDIENTS Olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 9-10 ramps, cleaned and trimmed, chopped fine 1 cup fresh morel mushrooms or other wild mushrooms, cleaned and chopped fine 2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped fine 1 tablespoon white wine 1 teaspoon salt […]

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Red Basil White Stone Fruit Sangria

Serves 6-9 Ingredients 1 cup red basil peach syrup (recipe follows) 2 bottles white wine, sauvignon blanc or chenin blanc or white table wine 1 cup Cointreau 1 peach, sliced 1 apricot, sliced 1 plum, sliced 1 nectarine, sliced ¼ cup raspberries 2 cups soda water Directions Combine the red basil peach syrup, wine, and […]

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Santorini Shrimp

We wanted to bring you a little taste of Oia, so here are a few recipes for the wonderful Santorini foods that one can experience on the unforgettable Greek isles.

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Santorini Shrimp

Serves 6 Ingredients Olive oil 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined ½ cup Santorini Dried Tomatoes, chopped Juice and zest of 1 lemon ½ cup white wine 1 pound tomatoes, chopped Salt and pepper 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped 3 […]

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Sauteed Baby Artichokes with Garlic and Mint

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 16 baby artichokes, trimmed, stems left on if possible, halved and rubbed with lemon 6 cloves garlic, peeled 2 sprigs fresh thyme ¾ cup dry white wine 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped Sea salt or kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper DIRECTIONS Warm the oil […]

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Seafood Fusilli and Creamy Lobster Sauce with Shaved Fennel and Lemon Salad

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 1 pound pasta dough, cooked For lobster sauce 2 tablespoons butter 1 yellow onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, chopped fine 1 cup white wine 2 lobster bodies, cut in half vertically (Your fishmonger should be able to provide you with lobster bodies at no charge) 2 cups heavy cream 6 to 8 […]

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Seafood Spaghetti with Herbed Lemon Cream Sauce

INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons butter, plus 1 additional tablespoon of butter 5 cloves garlic, chopped fine 2 shallots, chopped fine 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 teaspoon chili flakes 3 squid bodies (calamari) cleaned and sliced into thin rings ½ pound shrimp, peeled, deveined and tails removed ½ pound baby scallops 2 teaspoons […]

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Shrimp & Asparagus Risotto with Parsley Chive Salt Butter

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 cup fish stock 1½ cups asparagus stock (made from the asparagus ends and water) 1½ cups asparagus spears (about 1½ bunches) 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 medium shallots, chopped fine 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 cup long grain brown rice ½ white wine 1 cup […]

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Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Basil Calzone

Makes 4-6 calzones Ingredients 1 Ger-Nis Calzone Dough Recipe 2 red bell peppers, roasted, peeled, deseeded and chopped Olive oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 medium red onion, chopped 1 fresh red chili pepper, chopped 1 teaspoon red chili flakes 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 cup fresh basil leaves 2 cups […]

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Spinach and Fresh Herb Risotto

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 2 cups water 1 cup vegetable broth 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil 1½ cups baby spinach ½ cup fresh basil leaves, chopped ½ cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped ¼ cup fresh chives, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh marjoran, chopped 1½ cup Arborio rice 1 cup […]

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Spring Herbal Osso Bucco & Herbed Gremolata

Serves 4-6 This lovely & lively dish is perfect for a chilly spring day, perfectly fresh yet warming with loads of fresh herbs and spring vegetables. Ingredients 4-6 cross-cut veal shanks (osso bucco tied with kitchen string) ½ cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped fine ¼ cup olive oil 3 cloves garlic, chopped […]

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Spring Pea Risotto with Prosciutto and Basil & Mint Butter

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS For the pea risotto 5 cups chicken broth 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 shallot, chopped fine 1½ cups Arborio rice ½ cup dry white wine 5 slices of prosciutto cut in small pieces 1 cup fresh peas, blanched 1 cup parmesan cheese Salt Freshly ground pepper For the basil & mint butter […]

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Squid Stewed with Chickpeas and Peppers

Serves 4 to 6 Ingredients Olive oil 1 cup diced white onions 8 cloves garlic, smashed and chopped 1 pound dried chickpeas (soaked overnight) 2 cups canned tomatoes, strained and chopped 1 cup chopped fresh parsley 1 teaspoon pimento or smoked paprika 1 tablespoon red chili flakes 2 cups white wine Water 1 pound squid, […]

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Steamed Mussels

Serves 4 Ingredients ½ cup extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 medium white onion, thinly sliced into half moons 1 bulb fennel, thinly sliced into half moons 4 cloves garlic, smashed and chopped 1 cup white wine 2 pounds mussels, washed, beards removed Juice of 1 lemon 2 cups fresh parsley leaves, […]

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Stewed Squid with Salsa Verde

Serves 6 Ingredients 2-3 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons fresh red chili, chopped 1 teaspoon lemon zest 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 medium onion, chopped 2 pounds fresh squid, cleaned and sliced thick 6-8 plum tomatoes, chopped 1 cup chickpeas, cooked 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves 1 tablespoon fresh parsley leaves 2 teaspoons salt ½ […]

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Summer Sausage and Herb Cassoulet

Serves 4-6 Ingredients Olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, chopped fine 4 cloves garlic, chopped fine ½ tablespoon lemon zest 2 pounds cranberry beans, shelled 1 cup white wine 2 cups vegetable or chicken stock ½ cup fresh thyme leaves ¼ cup fresh parsley leaves 2 bay leaves 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon black pepper […]

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Sweet Corn Chowder With Roasted Poblano Peppers

This dish is a lovely way to keep corn a staple in our meals even after corns peak season, the corn is not as sweet this time of year, which is why it is delicious in this spicy corn chowder! Don’t worry the corn is still plenty sweet to give the perfect balance of sweet and spicy!

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Tomato White Wine Fish Sauce

Ingredients 1 pint cherry or plum tomatoes 1 cup white wine 1½ cup fish stock 2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves, chopped 1 lemon juice and zest Directions Heat a large sauté pan on a medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon olive oil, tomatoes and a pinch of salt. Let tomatoes roast in the pan until the […]

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Wild Mushroom Herb Gravy

Makes 2 cups of gravy INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon canola oil 2 medium shallots, chopped fine 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 cup mixed wild mushrooms, sliced and chopped 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh sage leaves, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh chives, […]

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Wild Mushroom Ravioli with Porcini Cream Sauce

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS For ravioli ¼ cup dried porcini mushrooms 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 small shallot, chopped fine 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 2 cups mixed mushrooms, chopped fine Salt and pepper Juice and zest of 1 lemon 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped fine 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped fine ½ cup fresh ricotta […]

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