Author: John Davison

Pork Chops with Thyme-Scented Apples over Cheddar Polenta

Pork Chops with Thyme-Scented Apples over Cheddar Polenta SERVES 4 INGREDIENTS 3 cups whole milk Kosher salt 1 cup polenta (cornmeal) 3 oz. sharp Cheddar, coarsely grated (about 1 cup) Freshly ground black pepper 2 Tbs. unsalted butter 4 1-inch-thick boneless center-cut pork chops (about 1-1/2 lb.) 1 cup apple cider 2 tart apples, cored and sliced into 16 wedges each 1 tsp. chopped fresh thyme leaves Light brown sugar TIP: For even creamier polenta, replace 1 cup of the milk with heavy cream.   INSTRUCTIONS In a 3-quart saucepan, bring the milk and a large pinch of salt...

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The Perfect Steak, How to Cook it to Perfection.

The Perfect Steak Guidelines, Preparation, and Useful Tips The perfect steak…mmm. What does it taste like? Deliciousness. What does it look like? Juicy. How does the perfect steak feel? Ok, well – we won’t go that far. But, without a doubt, having the perfect steak is a blissful memory. It’s easy to eat, but maybe not too easy to make. Luckily, we’ve narrowed down some useful information and advice to help you make the perfect steak. Talk to the Butcher First things first – you’re going to have to buy a clean-cut piece of steak. Our recommendation? Talk to...

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Chilled Corn and Crab Soup

Chilled Corn and Crab Soup Recipe Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS 7 to 9 medium ears corn 2-1/6 oz. (4 Tbs. plus 1 tsp.) unsalted butter 1/3 cup thinly sliced shallot, plus 1 tsp. finely chopped 2 cups whole milk Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 8 oz. lump crabmeat, picked over for shells 2 Tbs. thinly sliced fresh chives 2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice; more to taste 1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil INSTRUCTIONS Husk the corn and cut the kernels from the cobs to yield 5 cups. Set aside 3 cobs and discard the rest. In a...

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Apple Raisin Crepes Recipe

Apple Raisin Crepes Recipe Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 eggs 1/2 cup low-fat milk 1/2 cup water 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 Tablespoons melted butter 1 medium apple – pureed 1/4 cup raisins 2 Tablespoons brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon Note: You can use a cup of apple sauce if you don’t want to mess with pureeing an apple. The crepe recipe here works with any topping of filling. INSTRUCTIONS Whisk the flour and the eggs together in a large mixing bowl. Slowly stir in the milk and the water. Add the salt and butter, and beat...

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Grilled Skirt Steak with Adobo Butter

Grilled Skirt Steak with Adobo Butter SERVES 4 TO 6 INGREDIENTS 1 7-oz. can chipotles in adobo sauce 1-1/2 oz. (3 Tbs.) unsalted butter, softened 1 Tbs. finely chopped fresh cilantro Kosher salt 1-1/2 lb. skirt steak, trimmed and halved crosswise 1 Tbs. canola or vegetable oil 2 limes, cut into wedges INSTRUCTIONS Prepare a medium-high (400°F to 475°F) gas or charcoal grill fire. In a blender or small food processor, purée the chiles with their sauce. In a small bowl and using a fork, mash the butter with 1 Tbs. of the purée, the cilantro, and 1/2 tsp....

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