Archive for June, 2010

24th June
2010
written by spd

Trout Almondine and Green Beans with Pancetta (prepared by yours truly, Sean Patrick Doyle)

Boredom has given birth to another great dinner.  The dish looks impressive but it’s one of the simplest meals you can make.  I just dredge the butterflied fish in milk and then sprinkle lightly with flour, saute in 1 1/2-2 tablespoons butter with the tiniest bit of olive oil to get the heat up without burning the butter.  Two minutes on each side on medium-high heat.  Then I set aside the fish and ditch the butter, because it’s quite brown at this point.  Then I brown a handful of slivered almonds in another pat of butter, and  squeeze the juice of half a lemon into the pan before pouring over the fish.  The green beans couldn’t be easier.  Olive oil, sea salt, and about a tablespoon of finely chopped pancetta.  One to two minutes on medium high heat lightly blisters the skin but reserves their crispness.  French comfort food with minimal effort. :)

23rd June
2010
written by spd

Well… there’s good news and there’s bad news.  The good news is, La Cage Aux Folles opened on Broadway to rave reviews, received 11 Tony Award nominations, and walked away with 3, including Best Revival of a Musical.  The bad news is that Tony week and all of the shenanigans that lead up to it left me so fatigued that I’ve since fallen ill and have missed several performances.  Yet still… there’s more good news.  I have finally found the time to update my blog and post some of my recent kitchen creations.  So go on and taste with your eyes…

Tri-Color Creamer Potato Salad with Roasted Fennel, Ricotta Salata, Whole Grain Mustard, and Italian Parsley (prepared by: Sean Patrick Doyle)

Sauteed Local Fiddleheads with Lemon Butter (prepared by: Sean Patrick Doyle). These little guys are only available for about two weeks out of every year. If you can believe it, Fresh Direct had them in stock and I couldn't resist. I blanched and sauteed these and pickled the rest.

Petite Pizzas with San Marzano Tomatoes, Turkey Sausage, Pancetta, Roasted Fennel, and Fresh Mozzarella. (prepared by: Sean Patrick Doyle) I forgot to add a few basil leaves on top, which would have made for a better picture, but I chopped a generous handful and threw it into the in the sauce. I've never made my own pizza before, and I have to say... not too shabby.