Gremolata is an Italian garnish of raw, finely chopped garlic, parsley and lemon zest. It is usually sprinkled over slow-cooked braised meats, as in the Italian dish osso bucco, but it also makes a good garnish for grilled fish or chicken. Here, we are adding it to butter to make a compound butter for grilled steaks.
Compound Butter Gremolata
Gremolata is an Italian garnish of raw, finely chopped garlic, parsley and lemon zest.
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Turn it out onto a sheet of plastic wrap and roll into a tube about 1 inch in diameter. Refrigerate until ready to use. When ready to use, slice off 1/2 inch piece and add to hot steaks while resting.
This compound butter can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a month. Use it as needed to add flavor to steaks, fish, pork, chicken, or use it to cook omelettes. © Galley Chef All Rights Reserved
This texas-style chili con carne recipe was adapted from the Arkansas Razor Back chili team and provided to me by Nancy and Wes Fetzer. It is rich and spicy without the beans.
After making your chili con carne, try a “slinger”: two cheeseburger patties, hash browns, and two eggs, all smothered in chili. Other great chili combos: french fries and chili, hot dogs and chili, baked potatoes smothered in chili and cheese
Chili Con Carne
A rich and spicy chili con carne that's perfect for a cold, rainy day or any football game.
Brown the meat in the oil. Add onions and green peppers and sauté until translucent. Add other ingredients and simmer on low, uncovered, for a minimum of 2 hours add more beer if necessary.
For a great party, keep the chili warm on low in a crock pot. Provide some or all of the following accoutrements along side your chili: chopped scallions, shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, guacamole, corn chips, tortilla chips, chopped cilantro, or corn bread. Let all the guests help themselves and garnish their chili to their liking. © Galley Chef All Rights Reserved
Cacciatore means “hunter” in Italian. “Hunter-style” refers to dishes made with the hunters catch of the day, such as rabbit or chicken, with tomatoes, onions, herbs, bell peppers and sometimes wine. The northern Italian chefs often used white wine in this dish, whereas in southern Italy, red wine is often used.
Chicken Cacciatore with Red Wine and Herbs
This classic Italian dish is perfect on a cold winter night with a good red wine and some crusty bread.
Salt and pepper the chicken on both sides. Sauté in olive oil over medium heat until light brown on each side. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
Add the bell pepper, onion, and garlic, crushed red pepper, and oregano and cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Add the tomatoes with their juice, chicken stock, red wine, capers and oregano. Return the chicken to the pan and coat in the sauce. Add the rosemary. Bring the sauce to a simmer over low heat and cook for about 10 minutes. Transfer to a platter, sprinkle with basil and serve.
Serve this with pasta and some good crusty bread to sop up the sauce with. © Galley Chef All Rights Reserved