My friend and co-worker Nick and I had been wanting to take a trip somewhere for a while. A place far enough that it feels like we’re getting away from the normal grind and routine, but close enough to do it in a day. I suggested the New Hope/Lambertville area, and he agreed since he…
A teeny-tiny organic grass-fed sirloin (that was totally worth the price) along with some sauteed string beans and roasted potatoes.
A crock of homemade Crab Imperial. With all the mayo, eggs, and butter, I was expecting it to be as decadent as I have had in restaurants. While it was still very good, I will save such a luxurious item for dining out (though making it myself was indeed much cheaper).
Ah, the culmination of this three day series: Steak Au Poivre! I used London Broil which I rubbed in fresh ground peppercorns—the signature aspect of the dish. Then comes the sauce, with a side of fingerling potatoes and sauteed spinach.
Up next: the sauce for my Steak Au Poivre. A velvety smooth and comfortingly rich blend of heavy cream, brandy, butter, and shallots.
The next three pictures are part of a series. Last month, I decided to give the classic Steak Au Poivre a shot. These are one of the side dishes I served with it: fingerling potatoes cooked in—you guessed it—homemade garlic butter. A nice change of pace from mashed potatoes or homefries.
Asparagus sautéed in olive oil, butter, salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper. I boil them for a few minutes to soften them slightly before adding them to the pan. As for price, what a difference time makes. They went from $6.99 a pound to $3.99 in just a matter of days. Three weeks later, they…
Know where to shop and you can have a seafood feast for a fraction of what you would pay in a restaurant. Mussels from Trader Joe’s and lobster tails from Aldi (only $6 each). Placed on top of some spaghetti which I tossed in olive oil and homemade garlic butter.
The “Monkey Crunch” waffle at the New Monmouth Diner. Bananas and granola add some crunch and freshness to this fluffy creation.
Preparing to make homemade garlic butter. I used a recipe from my friend Walter that could not be any easier. Let two sticks of butter soften at room temperature, add a half a head of garlic and some fresh chopped parsley, and mash it all together with a fork. After that, let it rest in…
The first time I ever had venison, and I cooked it myself. My friend’s family hunts and brought back a slew of deer steaks. So here is one of them. Cooked in butter and olive oil for seven minutes on each side. I threw in a few cloves of garlic midway through for additional flavor….
The first of three pictures from Nonna’s in Englishtown begins today. As a bread-loving Italian, there is no better way to start off a meal than with a spread like this. Homemade, warm, crusty bread, and a dish with two kinds of olive oil, butter, and tapenade.