Roasted Salmon

375 dg. for 23 minutes.

Brown Sugar & Dijon Recipe:

1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
4 tbsp. Dijon
2 tbsp. Lemon Juice (or the juice from 1 lemon)
1 Tbsp. flour
1/2 tsp. balsamic
1 cooking tsp. butter
1 1/2 tsp. Siracha

Salt and Pepper in the middle of the salmon steaks, salt and olive oil on the bottom pepper well on top.
6 cloves of garlic put around the salmon

Pan-Roasted Duck Breast

Serve with separated puree of roasted carrot and cauliflower. 400 for 30 mins.

Preheat a baking sheet in the oven.

Duck breast, slits on the skin side.
Salt.
Pepper.

Thyme.
Parsley.
Small dash of Chevril.

Add the breast on the pan cold, and then turn the dial to a med. to high heat. The duck cooks in its own fat.

3 mins on skin side and then flip.
3 mins, again. Butter.

Take the baking sheet out of the oven.
Place the duck breasts, skin side down. Add red wine.
Glaze with honey.

400 dg. 6 mins.

When ready, cover with foil for 10 mins, letting the meat rest.

After, salt, slice and serve on the puree.

The Lesser Scrambled Eggs

For the professional in a pinch:

2 Egg *Whites* (the yolk does not work in the microwave)
1 tsp. Butter
1 tsp. Milk

Mix with a fork in a bowl

Microwave 1:30

Take out

1 tsp. Milk Again

Microwave 1:30

Salt
Pepper
Chives

Done.

Steak & Bean Chthulu

1 lb. Top Sirloin Steak, seasoned with
Salt
Pepper

Preheat your oven at 400 dg.

Prep:

1/2 Red Onion, diced.
1 Tomato, Cubed.

Pan Med. to High Heat.
Walnut Oil on the pan.
Add the steak, so that it sizzles, 3 mins on one side.

Turn over to the other side, adding:

2 Tbsp. Butter, 2 mins.
Red Wine until reduced, 2 mins.

When ready, throw the steak on a baking sheet and in the oven @400 dg. for 4 mins… After it is out of the oven, let the steak sit like a kid on detention for 10 mins.

Add the Red Onion onto the pan used to sear the steak, sauteeing with the remaining juices from the steak until brown.
Reapply Red Wine, reducing a second time.

After approx. 4 minutes, add…

2 Limes Juiced
2-3 14.5 oz. Cans Black Beans, half drained
1 Cup Salsa (Ralph’s Signature Collection, Restaurant Style is awesome. But, pick your favorite: medium-spicy. Do not do the dear-God-I-want-to-die salsa.)
1 1/2 Small Handfuls of Cilantro (provided that your party likes it.)

Simmer for 6 minutes (or more).

Finally – after simmering – add 1/4 Cup Whole Milk (this is the most important ingredient,).

Wait until the beans cool, slice the steak into small cubes, and then mix with the dish.

Curried Turkey Burgers

God help me, I became inspired by Rachel Ray.

Serves: 4

1 lb. Ground Turkey

Dice and sautee:
1/2 Red Onion
2 Tbsp. Carrot

1/4 Cup Apple, diced.
1/2 Lime, juiced
2 Green Onions, chopped

1 Egg White
1 Tbsp. Butter, Melted
1 Tbsp. Mayo (or Sour Cream)
1/4 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs (or crushed tortilla chips)

2 1/2 Tbsp. Curry Powder
1/4 tsp. Jerk Powder (depending on curry spice level)
1/4 tsp. Parsley (dried)
Salt
Pepper

Siracha, depending on the spice level of the curry.

Mozzarella?
Yogurt?

Ratatouille

A country farm in a bowl. Marinara style tomato base with solid thinly roasted vegetables.

Servings: 6

Tomato base:

Prep 2 garlic cloves extremely thinly sliced garlic. Do not add right away.

In a pot:

1/4 Cup Olive Oil
2 Tbsp. Butter
1/4 Cup Shallots (or Red Onion), diced well
Med. to High Heat for 3 Minutes

After 3 minutes, add the Garlic for only 30 seconds.
Red Wine and reduce.

Add:

2 (28) oz. canned Whole Tomatoes. You can crush prior or in the pot with your spatula.
1 Cup Chicken Stock.

Bring to a boil and then let simmer on low for 1 hour, pot lid on.

Preheat the oven at 425 dg.

While waiting, thinly slice 1 of each:

Eggplant
Zucchini
Yellow Squash

Lay the slices on a baking sheet in sequential order: Green, Yellow, Purple.

Add salt, pepper, and brush Olive Oil on top of the vegetables, then put in the oven at 400 dg. for 15 minutes

Additionally:

Prepare 2 fried eggs (maybe more).

When the tomato base is ready add:

12 basil leaves, gently chopped
1/2 tsp. Oregano
1/4 tsp. Parsley, dried
1/4 tsp. Thyme
Dash of Black Truffle Salt (if available)
Splash of Red Wine.
Small drizzle of Honey

Add the fried eggs.

Simmer for an additional 6 mins.

Chicken Rice

1 Cup Basmati Rice

1 1/2 Cup Chicken Broth
3/4 Cup Water

1 Tbsp. minced garlic
Salt
Garlic Salt
Pepper

Add above to a rice cooker and press the button, roughly 20 mins until ready.

When ready, garnish with Chopped Green Onion.

Serve either with chopped chicken breast or a fried egg.

Add:

Siracha Coffee Infused Mao (Mayo, with a light application of siracha, coffee, salt and pepper)
Soy Sauce
Drizzle with Honey