Dinner Party Category

Cilantro Chicken

Thursday, March 10th, 2005

Ingredients * 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts * 1/2 cup dry white wine * 1 bunch cilantro * 4 garlic cloves, minced * 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice * 1 tomato, peeled, deseeded and diced Directions Preheat oven to 350°. In large non-stick saute pan, brown chicken on medium-high heat. Transfer chicken to a […]

Dark Chocolate Mousse

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Ingredients 8 ounces Ghiradelli 60% cocoa bittersweet chocolate, chopped fine 2 tablespoons Hersheys cocoa powder 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder 5 tablespoons water 1 tablespoon brandy 2 large eggs, separated 1 tablespoon sugar 1/8 teaspoon table salt 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons heavy cream, chilled Directions Combine chocolate, cocoa powder, espresso powder, water, and brandy […]

Dill Salmon

Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

Ingredients * 4 salmon steaks, about 1 inch thick * cooking spray * 1 1/2 tablespoons dill, finely chopped * 1/2 teaspoon salt * 1/8 teaspoon pepper, freshly ground * 4 lemon wedges Directions Preheat oven to 350. Spray baking dish with PAM. Place fish in pan and spray tops with PAM. Sprinkle with dill, […]

Fancy Chicken Fajitas

Wednesday, May 4th, 2005

Ingredients * 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts Marinade * 2 tablespoons olive oil * 3 tablespoons lime juice * 2 cloves garlic * 1 cup packed cilantro leaves * 1/2 jalapeno, seeded * Salt and pepper Vegetables * 1 tablespoon olive oil * 1 large onion, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch slices […]

Farfalle With Cherry Tomatoes, Arugula, and Goat Cheese

Wednesday, May 4th, 2005

Another tasty creation from Thad’s Recipe Collection Ingredients * 1 medium shallot, sliced thin * 1/4 cup olive oil * 3 pints (2 pounds) cherry tomatoes, each tomato halved pole to pole * Table salt * 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes * 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper * 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar, or to taste […]

Filet Mignon With Cabernet Sauce

Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

Ingredients 4 4-ounce filet mignon steaks 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided 1/4 cup shallots, minced 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 2 teaspoons soy sauce 1 cup cabernet sauvignon 1 cup beef broth 2 teaspoons butter Directions Coat a large nonstick pan with olive oil and heat over medium high heat. […]

Garlic Cross Rib Roast

Saturday, March 12th, 2005

Ingredients * 2 pounds boneless cross rib roast * 1/6 cup dijon mustard * 3 large cloves garlic, minced * 1/8 teaspoon pepper * 1 teaspoon garlic powder * 1 teaspoon ground mustard seed * 1 teaspoon paprika * 1 tablespoon olive oil * 2 tablespoons butter * 1/4 cup button mushrooms, sliced * 1/2 […]

Green Beans with Walnuts

Saturday, March 12th, 2005

Ingredients * 2 teaspoons butter * 1 1/4 pound green beans * 2 tablespoons walnuts, crushed * 1/2 teaspoon salt * 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg Directions Place beans in a large saucepan of boiling water for five minutes. Drain. Heat butter in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add walnuts and saute for 1 minute. […]

Herbed Potato Salad

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

Ingredients 3  pounds  Yukon gold potatoes 1  cup  dry white wine 3  tablespoons  white wine vinegar 2  tablespoons  extravirgin olive oil 1  tablespoon  whole-grain Dijon mustard 3/4  teaspoon  salt 3/4  teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper 2  garlic cloves, minced 1/2  cup  thinly sliced chives 2  tablespoons  chopped fresh parsley 1  teaspoon  chopped fresh tarragon Directions […]

Mom’s Tri Tip Marinade

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

Ingredients 2 pounds tri tip steak 3/4 cup shiraz 2/3 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup lemon juice 2 tablespoons worchestershire sauce 2 teaspoons dijon Directions Combine ingredients and refrigerate for 1-8 hours.  BBQ until done.  Slice and serve. Serve with Herbed Potato Salad.