Lemon-Garlic Chicken Thighs with Tzatziki Sauce

This is one of those delicious Greek-style dinners that’s sure to please…what’s not to love about juicy chicken thighs marinated in a lemon-garlic sauce? Braised in that same lemon-garlic sauce along with fresh zucchini and then grilled for the final minute or two to give them those beautiful grill marks – brushing them with the sauce along the way…then topping it all with a cool Taztziki Sauce…tasty perfection! Continue reading

Baked Shrimp With A Lemon & Tarragon Mayonnaise

Baked Shrimp With A Lemon & Tarragon Mayonnaise 1
I like to entertain, but I do try to keep things simple. Baking the shrimp instead of boiling them takes way less time and ends up perfect every time.  Then, instead of the same old cocktail sauce (although I served that too), I made a mayonnaise-based sauce for dipping. My guests went crazy over it and the cocktail sauce was left untouched! The best part was that this time I got to share it first-hand with my Fabulous Fare Sister…Linda…she was there too! If you’re serving shrimp – try this method…and the sauce is better if made a day ahead, which is always nice…  Continue reading

Pork Scallopini with Roasted Lemons

Pork Scallopini is the simplest of meals…it’s an Italian meal of thinly sliced meats dredged in flour, sautéed and served with a lemon sauce…very easy yet very tasty! I’ve eased up on the flour by dusting instead of dredging and roasted the lemons until they are edible and flavorful. They add the perfect punch of flavor to this classic dish. Continue reading

Risotto ‘Amalfi’

Risotto 'Amalfi'

This Fall we will be visiting the Amalfi Coast in Italy. During my searches for lodging and restaurants I researched the flavors of Amalfi to see what is common along the coast. Lemons are the most popular food item found in this region of Italy. Other flavors of Amalfi are anchovies and various seafood. Also, the Monti Lattari mountain region has many dairy farms that produce fresh ricotta and provolone cheeses. I can’t wait to explore this wonderful part of Italy. In the meantime I brought the flavors of Amalfi into my humble kitchen using fresh ingredients from the local supermarket! Come join me in my kitchen for a delicious risotto… Continue reading