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One Pot Cuban Yellow Rice with Chicken & Sausage

One Pot Cuban Yellow Rice with Chicken & Sausage

One Pot Cuban Yellow Rice with Chicken & Sausage

 

Canola Oil

3 chicken breasts cut into small/medium pieces

2 sausages, sliced (Butifarra Cubana preferred)

1/2 large green pepper

1/2 large onion

2 cloves of garlic

1 teaspoon whole cumin (or 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder)

1 teaspoon turmeric powder

4 cups chicken broth or vegetable stock (make your own)

1/2 cup dry white wine (optional)

2 cups white parboiled rice

1/4 cup frozen green peas

1/4 cup frozen corn

1 cup of any other veggies you like: red peppers, carrot, even broccoli, edamame etc

Salt and black pepper to taste

 

Cover the bottom of a large heavy pot with oil. (No more than 1 1/2 teaspoons). Heat stove on medium heat. Add garlic, turmeric, and cumin and cook for about 2 minutes. Add sausage and chicken to pot and cook for about another 8 minutes. Add chopped green peppers and onion and cook for another 5 minutes. Add chicken broth and wine (if using) and heat to boiling. Once boiling, add rice and reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes. Add peas and other veggies and stir cover and continue simmer until rice is cooked (water has evaporated)

Stuffing Crusted Turkey Sheet Pan Supper

Stuffing Crusted Turkey Sheet Pan Supper

Stuffing Crusted Turkey Sheet Pan Supper

1 pound fresh green beans
1 tsp. olive oil
1/4 tsp. garlic salt with parsley
1 box reduced-sodium chicken stuffing
1 T. margarine or butter
1 tsp. fennel seeds, crushed

1/4 tsp. black pepper

3 T. low-sugar raspberry jam
2 T. Dijon mustard

4 turkey cutlets, about 1/4 inch thick (about 1 pound)

 

Preheat the oven to 425°F, and place 2 racks in the oven, evenly spaced. Line 2 sheet pans with foil and set aside. In a large bowl, combine the green beans with olive oil and salt, and toss to coat. Transfer beans to one of the sheet pans. In a large bowl, combine the stuffing mix, margarine, fennel seeds, and black pepper. Boil 1 2/3 C. water, pour it over the stuffing mix, and stir lightly to combine. Let stuffing sit for 5 minutes. In a small bowl, combine the jam and mustard. Place the turkey on one of the sheet pans, spread each piece with the jam mixture, and top each tenderloin with 3A C. stuffing mix. Spray tenderloins with cooking spray and transfer pan to the top oven rack. Place the green beans on the lower rack. Bake for 17 minutes, or until stuffing is browned and turkey and green beans are cooked.

 

Yield: 4 servings

Calories: 350

Fat: 5g

Fiber: 5g

Dutch Oven Chicken with Creamy Corn and Bacon

Dutch Oven Chicken with Creamy Corn and Bacon

Dutch Oven Chicken with Creamy Corn and Bacon

4 whole bone-in chicken legs

Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling

6 ounces thick-cut bacon (about 3 slices), cut into1/2-inch pieces

1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped

1 head garlic, separated and left unpeeled

3/4 cup Israeli, or pearl, couscous

2 1/2 cups whole milk

3 sprigs thyme, plus 2 teaspoons leaves

1 cup frozen corn, thawed

2 ounces baby arugula (about 2 cups)

Fresh lemon juice, for drizzling

 

Season chicken with salt and pepper. In a large Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high. Working in batches, add chicken and cook until browned all over, about 7 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate; discard fat. Add bacon to the pot; cook until crisp, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain all but 1 tablespoon fat. Add onion, garlic, and couscous; cook until couscous is golden, about 5 minutes. Add milk and thyme sprigs, and bring to a simmer. Add chicken, skin-side up. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 30 minutes. Stir in corn and thyme leaves; cover and cook until liquid is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Divide couscous mixture among 4 plates. Top with chicken and arugula. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with lemon juice and oil before serving.

Sheet Pan Spanish-Style Chicken Legs with Potatoes

Sheet Pan Spanish-Style Chicken Legs with Potatoes

Sheet Pan Spanish-Style Chicken Legs with Potatoes

4 bone-in, skin-on chicken drumsticks (about 1 lb)

2 T. olive oil, divided

½ T. smoked paprika (or use other paprika)

½ tsp. salt, divided

½ tsp. pepper, divided

¾ lb. small red potatoes, quartered

1 red onion, cut into thin wedges

1 lemon, cut into wedges

½ T. bottled minced garlic

¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

 

Preheat oven to 450°F. Toss together chicken, 1 T. oil, paprika, ¼ tsp salt, and ¼ tsp pepper in a large bowl; place on a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. Toss potatoes with onion, lemon, garlic, remaining 1 T. oil, ¼ tsp each salt and pepper; surround chicken on pan with potato mixture. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until chicken legs are done and potatoes are tender; sprinkle with parsley. Note: For extra-crispy chicken, increase the oven temperature to broil after the 20-minute bake time and broil 3 minutes. Or to save fat and calories, remove chicken skin before serving.  Serve with Radicchio, Orange and Olive Salad

One-Pan Chicken with Lemon and Potatoes

One-Pan Chicken with Lemon and Potatoes

One-Pan Chicken with Lemon and Potatoes

Scant 1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

1/2 tablespoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon paprika

Salt and pepper

1 1/2 pounds unpeeled potatoes (small red- or white-skinned are nice here), cut into 1-inch pieces

1 small red or yellow onion, cut into 8 wedges

4 cloves garlic, smashed

5 large chicken thighs or 10 drumsticks or a combination (about 2 1/2 lbs total), patted dry

1 small lemon, sliced (optional)

 

Heat oven to 450 degrees , with a rack in middle position. In a 15 x 10-inch or larger baking dish, add oil, lemon juice, oregano and paprika, season very generously with salt and pepper, and stir. Add potatoes, onion, garlic and chicken. Using your hands, combine well, coating ingredients with as much oil mixture as possible.  Spread potatoes and onion across dish and top with chicken, skin side up. Sprinkle a little more salt and pepper on chicken and top with lemon slices, if using. (It’s a nice touch, but the dish will be fine without it.)  Bake until potatoes are tender and chicken is just cooked through, about 35 minutes. If chicken is cooked but potatoes aren’t tender yet, transfer chicken to a platter and tent with foil to keep warm. Toss potatoes, return them to oven and cook until tender, 5 to 10 minutes more. Check seasonings, then serve topped with pan juices (spoon off any excess fat first, if needed). Tip: Serve hot or warm. It will keep, covered, in a 200 degrees oven for about 1 hour.

 

Yield: 5 servings

Calories: 404

Fat: 18g

Fiber: 4g

Sheet Pan Chicken Tikka

Sheet Pan Chicken Tikka

Sheet Pan Chicken Tikka

For the chicken

1 3/4-inch piece of ginger, peeled and minced (see Note up top)

4 cloves of garlic, minced or pressed

1 fresh green chili (I used a jalapeno), seeded and minced

1/2 cup whole-milk yogurt

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon chili powder or cayenne, or adjusted to taste (I used 1/4 teaspoon)

1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

3/4 teaspoon granulated sugar

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon garam masala

2 pounds chicken thighs, drumsticks or halved chicken breasts (all skin-on, bone-in)

 

For the vegetables

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 1/4 pounds (about 4 medium) Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled if desired, cut into 3/4-inch chunks

1 3/4 pounds (1 small or half a very large head) cauliflower, cut into 3/4-inch-wide florets

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds

 

To finish, if desired

A few thin slices of red onion

Lemon wedges

Salt

Dollops of yogurt

A few tablespoons roughly chopped cilantro, parsley or mint, or a mix therof

 

Combine ginger, garlic, fresh chili, yogurt, salt, spices and sugar in a freezer bag, bowl or container. Add chicken pieces and toss to coat evenly. Let marinate for 15 minutes or up to a day in the fridge. When you’re ready to cook the dish, heat your oven to 425°F. Line a half-sheet (13×18-inch) with foil and coat it with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Add potatoes, cauliflower, salt, cumin and remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil and toss together with you hands until evenly coated. Remove chicken from marinade and leave excess behind. Make spaces in the vegetables for chicken parts throughout the pan. Roast in oven for 20 minutes, then toss the potato and cauliflower to ensure they’re cooking evenly, and return the pan to the oven for 10 to 20 minutes more (i.e. 30 to 40 minutes total roasting time), until chicken and vegetables are cooked through. While it roasts, if you’d like to use the lightly pickled onion rings that we did on top, which added a nice tangy fresh zip to the dish, separate the rings and toss them in a small bowl with a squeeze of lemon juice and a pinch of salt. Set aside until needed.   When chicken and vegetables are cooked, top with garnishes of your choice — we used dollops of yogurt, herbs and scattered the above onion rings all over. Serve right in the pan.

Skillet Chicken Parmesan

Skillet Chicken Parmesan

Skillet Chicken Parmesan

2 tablespoons olive oil

4 small boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1½ pounds total), patted dry

Salt and pepper to taste

2 garlic cloves, minced

Large pinch of crushed red pepper flakes

½ teaspoon dried oregano

1 (28 ounce) can (785-g) can crushed tomatoes

2 cups (8 ounces) shredded packaged mozzarella or sliced fresh mozzarella, patted dry

Freshly grated Parmesan or Pecorino cheese (optional)

Handful of fresh basil leaves (optional)

 

Preheat the oven to 400°F (205°C), with a rack in the middle position. In a large high-sided sauté pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat until it shimmers. Season the chicken generously with salt and pepper; add to the pan and cook until lightly golden, about 2 minutes. Flip the pieces over and cook 1 minute more. Sprinkle the garlic around the chicken, followed by the pepper flakes and oregano. Pour the tomatoes evenly over the chicken, season with salt and pepper, then gently shake the pan to distribute the sauce (you can also do this with a small spoon). Top the chicken with the mozzarella and Parmesan (if using) to taste. Bake until the sauce is bubbling and the chicken is just cooked through, 12 to 14 minutes. (Brown it under the broiler, if you like.) Off the heat, top with the basil leaves (if using), tearing any large ones. Let the Parm rest for about 5 minutes before serving, and keep the pan’s handle covered with an oven mitt; it’s easy to forget it’s hot. Serve with more Parmesan cheese, if you like.  Tips: Small chicken breasts work best here in terms of timing and the ratio of meat thickness to cheese and sauce. If you need to use larger ones, pound them between pieces of plastic wrap with a meat mallet or a small skillet to about ½-inch (12-mm) thickness.  For Staggered Serving: Serve hot or warm. We often keep the Parm at the back of the stove alongside a pot of spaghetti so plates can be made up as needed, but it will also keep, covered, in a 200°F (90°C) oven, for about 1 hour.

Sheet Pan Lemon-Parmesan Gnocchi with Mushrooms

Sheet Pan Lemon-Parmesan Gnocchi with Mushrooms

Sheet Pan Lemon-Parmesan Gnocchi with Mushrooms

16 ounces dried gnocchi

8 ounces sliced cremini mushrooms

1 bunch asparagus cut into 3-inch pieces

1 lemon, juiced

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/4 cup Parmesan, plus more for serving

1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic

1 lemon, thinly sliced

5-6 fresh basil leaves. thinly sliced (optional)

 

Heat your oven to 450ºF.  In a large mixing bowl, combine the gnocchi, mushrooms, asparagus, lemon juice, olive oil, parmesan, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Stir well to combine. Pour the gnocchi mixture onto a baking sheet and spread into a single layer. Scatter the lemon slices over top. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the gnocchi is plump and tender and the asparagus is slightly charred.  Remove the gnocchi from the oven and discard the lemon slices. If desired, Stir in the fresh basil. Serve with extra parmesan.

Sheet Pan Baked Ranch Chicken Tenders and Veggies

Sheet Pan Baked Ranch Chicken Tenders and Veggies

Sheet Pan Baked Ranch Chicken Tenders and Veggies

16 ounces baby red potatoes, halved

2 tablespoons olive oil

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1 (1-ounce) package Ranch Seasoning and Salad Dressing Mix

2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips

2 large eggs, beaten

3 cups crushed Corn Flakes

4 zucchini, chopped

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray. Place potatoes in a single layer onto one side of the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper, to taste; set aside. In a small bowl, combine flour and Ranch Seasoning. Working in batches, dredge chicken in flour mixture, dip into eggs, then dredge in crushed Corn Flakes, pressing to coat. Place onto the opposite side of the prepared baking sheet in a single layer and coat with nonstick spray. Place into oven and bake until golden brown and crisp, about 16-18 minutes. Stir in zucchini during the last 10 minutes of cooking time. Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.

 

 

Yield: 6 servings

Calories: 549

Fat: 9.5g

Fiber: 4g

Sheet Pan Chicken and Gnocchi with Broccoli Rabe

Sheet Pan Chicken and Gnocchi with Broccoli Rabe

Sheet Pan Chicken and Gnocchi with Broccoli Rabe

1.5 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs (preferably organic)

16 ounces shelf stable gnocchi

1 lemon, thinly sliced

1 lemon, juiced

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

salt and pepper

1 bunch broccoli rabe or broccolini

Parmesan shreds, for serving (optional)

 

Heat your oven to 450ºF. In a large mixing bowl, combine the chicken, gnocchi and lemon slices. Add the lemon juice, olive oil, and spices. Mix well, then pour onto a sheet pan and spread in a single layer. Bake for 15 minutes. Stir well, then add the broccoli rabe to the pan. Bake for another 15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Top with parmesan, if desired.  Recipe Notes:  You can use broccoli rabe or broccolini for this recipe. Broccoli rabe is leafy and slightly bitter. Broccolini looks more like long broccoli, and has a mild flavor. I prefer broccolini, but can’t always find it.

 

Yield: 6 servings

Calories: 482

Fat: 11g

Fiber:

Creamy Lemon Chicken

Creamy Lemon Chicken

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Creamy Lemon Chicken

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

salt, to taste

pepper, to taste

1 cup (125 g) flour

1 ½ tablespoons butter

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 ¼ cups (295 mL) chicken stock

1 cup (235 mL) heavy cream

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

1 lemon, juiced

1 lemon, sliced

fresh parsley, for garnish

 

On a cutting board, cut the chicken breasts in half, widthwise.  Lay chicken flat and season both sides with salt and pepper.  Gently coat the chicken pieces in the flour, shaking off any excess.  Heat a skillet on medium-high heat and add the butter and oil, swirling together to coat the pan.  Place the chicken breasts into the pan and cook for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown.  Flip the chicken and cook the other side, another 3-5 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.  Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.  Pour ¼ cup (60 ml) of the chicken stock in the pan and scrape up any bits that may have stuck to the bottom of the pan. Add the rest of the stock and the cream and stir. Season with salt and pepper and add the lemon juice. Simmer for 5 minutes. Add the chicken back to the pan and top with sliced lemons. Spoon the sauce over the chicken. Remove from heat. Sauce will thicken as it cools.

Serve with parsley and extra sauce.

DP Roasted Cod with Potatoes, Tomatoes and Olives

DP Roasted Cod with Potatoes, Tomatoes and Olives

DP Roasted Cod with Potatoes, Tomatoes and Olives

 

1½ pounds Yukon gold potatoes, cut into 3mm (1/8-inch) thick slices

3 T. olive oil, plus extra for drizzling

1 tsp. fresh thyme leaves

salt and pepper

1 heaping cup cherry tomatoes halved

4 6 oz skinless cod fillets*, about 2.5 cm (1″) thick

½ cup Kalamata olives, pitted

3 garlic cloves, minced

*You can substitute any thick, white flaky fish, such as halibut or mahi mahi.

 

Preheat the oven to 450°F, with a rack in the middle position. Spread the potatoes in a shallow 2.8 L (3 quart) baking or gratin dish (preferably a metal one), sprinkle with the oil and thyme, and season with salt and pepper. Toss and separate the slices until they’re evenly coated, then spread them evenly in the dish. Bake until just tender, about 30 minutes. Scatter the tomatoes evenly over the potatoes, top with the fillets skinned-side down (spacing them out), then scatter the olives and garlic around the fillets. Lightly drizzle everything with oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast until the fillets are just cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer portions to plates, cutting into and scraping under the potato mixture with a spatula.

One Pan Coconut Curry Shrimp with Rice

One Pan Coconut Curry Shrimp with Rice

One Pan Coconut Curry Shrimp with Rice

 

2 tablespoons red curry paste

2 teaspoons curry powder

1 (14-ounce) can coconut milk

2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar

1 tablespoon rice vinegar

1 tablespoon less-sodium soy sauce

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 shallot, chopped

1 red or orange bell pepper, chopped

4 cups frozen rice

2 tablespoons chopped or chiffonade-cut fresh Thai basil

2 tablespoons chopped scallion, white and light green parts only

1/2 lime

 

Preheat the oven to 375°F, with a rack in the center position. ln a large bowl, whisk together the red curry paste, curry powder, and coconut milk, adding the coconut milk slowly to prevent lumps. Whisk in the brown sugar, rice vinegar, soy sauce, crushed red pepper, and salt. Add the shrimp, shallot, and bell pepper and toss to coat. Arrange the frozen rice around the sides of a 9 x 13-inch baking dish, leaving the center bare. Pour the shrimp and sauce into the center of the dish. Cover the dish with foil, transfer to the oven, and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover the dish and bake until the shrimp are pink and opaque and the rice is moist and tender, 5 to 10 minutes longer. Remove from the oven, toss the basil and scallion on top of the shrimp, and squeeze the fresh lime over it all. Serve hot.

Skillet Pork Chops with Apples & Onions

Skillet Pork Chops with Apples & Onions

Skillet Pork Chops with Apples & Onions

4 (6- to 8-oz.) bone-in pork rib chops (1 to 1 1/4 inches thick)

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 red Cooking Apples such as Braeburn, cut into ½ inch wedges

1 medium-size yellow onion, sliced into ½” wedges

1/3 cup chicken broth

1 cup whipping cream

1/4 cup Dijon mustard

2 tablespoons bourbon or stock

8 small fresh thyme sprigs

Preheat oven to 450°. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. Cook in hot oil in a 12-inch cast-iron skillet over medium heat 5 to 6 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Remove from skillet.  Add apples and onion to skillet; cook, stirring occasionally, 4 to 5 minutes or until browned. Remove from skillet. Add broth to skillet, and cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring to loosen browned bits from bottom of skillet. Whisk together cream and mustard; add to skillet, and cook, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes or until bubbly.  Remove skillet from heat and stir in bourbon. Add pork, turning to coat, and top with apples, onions, and thyme.  Bake at 450° for 10 minutes or until liquid is just beginning to bubble. Let stand in skillet 5 minutes before serving.

Harissa Chicken with Leeks, Potatoes and Yogurt (Sheet Pan)

Harissa Chicken with Leeks, Potatoes and Yogurt (Sheet Pan)

Harissa Chicken with Leeks, Potatoes and Yogurt (Sheet Pan)

1 1/2 pounds bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs and drumsticks

1 1/4 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 x x/2-inch chunks

3 tsp. kosher salt

¾ tsp. freshly ground black pepper

2 T. harissa

1/2 tsp. ground cumin

4 1/2 T. extra-virgin olive oil, plus more as needed

2 leeks, white and light green parts, halved lengthwise, rinsed, and thinly sliced into half-moons

1/2 tsp. grated lemon zest

1/3 C. plain yogurt, preferably whole-milk (if using Greek, thin it down with a little milk to make it drizzle-able)

1 small garlic clove

1 C. mixed soft fresh herbs such as dill, parsley, mint, and/or cilantro leaves

Fresh lemon juice, as needed

Combine the chicken and potatoes in a large bowl. Season them with 2 1/2 tsp. of the salt and 1/2 tsp. of the pepper. In a small bowl, whisk together the harissa, cumin, and 3 T. of the olive oil. Pour this mixture over the chicken and potatoes, and toss to combine. Let it stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the leeks, lemon zest, 1/4 tsp. of the salt, and the remaining 1/2 T. olive oil. Heat the oven to 425°F. Arrange the chicken and potatoes in a single layer on a large rimmed baking sheet, and roast for 20 minutes. Then toss the potatoes lightly, and scatter the leeks over the baking sheet. Roast until the chicken is cooked through and everything is golden and slightly crisped, 20 to 25 minutes longer. While the chicken cooks, place the yogurt in a small bowl. Grate the garlic clove over the yogurt, and season with the remaining 1/4 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Spoon the yogurt over the chicken and vegetables in the baking sheet (or you can transfer everything to a platter if you want to be fancy about it). Scatter the herbs over the yogurt, drizzle some olive oil and lemon juice over the top, and serve.

Beef & Cider Pot

Beef & Cider Pot

Beef & Cider Pot

2 tsp. EVOO

1 ½ lb. Sirloin, cut into bite sized cubes

Worcestershire Sauce

Montreal Steak Seasoning (or Other Grill Seasoning or Coarse Ground Salt and Pepper)

2 medium White Skinned Potatoes, thinly sliced

1 medium Yellow-Skinned Onion, chopped

2 Carrots, peeled and diced

1 Turnip, peeled and diced

4 tsp. Flour

1 ½ C. Cider Vinegar, or white Vinegar

Handful chopped fresh flat-leaf Parsley

1 C. shredded Cheddar or Smoked Cheddar Cheese

 

Pour 1 tsp. EVOO in bottom of deep heavy skillet and heat over high heat. Add beef cubes to pot and brown for 3-5 minutes. Sprinkle with Worcestershire sauce and grill seasoning. Remove meat and reduce heat to medium high. Add another tsp. EVOO and cover the bottom of the skillet with a layer of potatoes. Sprinkle with grill seasoning. Brown for 3-4 minutes on each side and remove. Add onion, carrot and turnip. Cook for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with a couple handfuls of flour and cook another minute. Add cider, parsley and beef cubes to pot. Mix ingredients well. Rest potato slices across top of skillet and cover with lid or foil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for a few minutes more, until veggies are just tender. Uncover and sprinkle potatoes with cheese. Place skillet under broiler to melt and brown cheese. Serve.

Chicken & Dressing Sheet Pan Supper

Chicken & Dressing Sheet Pan Supper

Chicken & Dressing Sheet Pan Supper

1/2 loaf Ciabatta, Cut Into 1-inch Pieces

4 cups Cornbread Chunks (use Your Favorite Recipe)

1 whole Medium Red Onion, Cut into Chunks

3 stalks Celery, Sliced

2 whole Carrots, Peeled and Cut into Chunks

1-1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt

1 teaspoon Black Pepper

1/2 teaspoon Ground Sage

1/2 teaspoon Ground Thyme

8 whole Bone in Chicken Thighs

1 whole Half-Stick Land O Lakes® Salted Butter, Cut Into Small Pieces

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Place the bread cubes, cornbread cubes, onion, celery, and carrots on a sheet pan. Toss together with your hands. Nestle the chicken thighs all around the pan, skin side up. Mix together the salt, pepper, sage, and thyme and sprinkle it all over the chicken, bread, and veggies. Dot the top with the butter.  Place the pan in the oven for 15 minutes. Use a wooden spatula to stir the bread and veggies, mixing in the butter. Do not disturb the chicken. Return the pan to the oven and continue roasting for 25 to 30 minutes, until chicken is completely cooked.  Remove the pan from the oven, stir the bread and veggies, and serve!

Pantry Friendly Beef & Barley Dinner

Pantry Friendly Beef & Barley Dinner

Pantry Friendly Beef & Barley Dinner

1 lb. Ground Meat
1 T. dried minced Onion
16oz. can French cut Green Beans, with liquid
8oz. can Tomato Sauce
1 C. Water
½ C. Pearl Barley

In large skillet, cook ground meat, breaking up large pieces, until cooked through and browned. Drain excess fat. Add all remaining ingredients. Cover and simmer until barley has softened and swelled – 10-15 minutes. Feel free to add herbs, spices, and / or hot sauce to taste.

Ricotta, Spinach, and Mushroom Lasagna

Ricotta, Spinach, and Mushroom Lasagna

Ricotta, Spinach, and Mushroom Lasagna

1 T. olive oil, plus more for greasing the skillet
8 ounces white mushrooms, sliced
1 clove garlic, cut in half and crushed
1 tsp. fresh thyme leaves, chopped, or ¼ tsp. dried thyme
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed
1 C. ricotta
1 large egg
3 C. marinara sauce (Store-bought or homemade)
4 ounces no-boil lasagna noodles
2 T. freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat the oven to 350°F with one rack in the middle. Preheat the skillet over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add the olive oil to the skillet, allow it to heat 1 minute, then add the mushrooms, garlic, thyme, ¼ tsp. salt, and ¼ tsp. pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms soften, about 10 minutes. Taste to check for seasoning and add salt and pepper as necessary. Remove and discard the garlic. Pour the mushrooms and any liquid into a bowl and set aside. In a medium-size bowl, combine the spinach with the ricotta, egg, ¼ tsp. salt, and ¼ tsp. pepper.

Rub a coating of olive oil on the skillet and then layer the ingredients in this order:

¾ C. of the ricotta mixture
1 C. of the marinara sauce
half of the mushrooms and their liquid
half of the noodles (break the noodles if necessary to cover the whole skillet)
¾ C. of the ricotta mixture
1 C. of the marinara sauce
the remaining mushrooms and any liquid
the remaining noodles
the remaining ricotta mixture
the remaining marinara sauce

Sprinkle the Parmesan evenly across the top of the lasagna. Cover the skillet tightly with aluminum foil and place in the oven. Bake until the mixture is bubbling and the lasagna noodles are tender, about 45 minutes. Remove the skillet from the oven and transfer it to a rack to cool slightly, about 10 minutes, before serving hot. Leftovers can be refrigerated in a covered container for up to 2 days.

Ham & Cheese Tortellini

Ham & Cheese Tortellini

Ham & Cheese Tortellini

1 tablespoon butter
2 cups diced onion (about 1 whole onion)
12 oz ham, diced
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
(9 oz) tortellini (fresh or frozen)
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup baby sweet peas, frozen
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 cup shredded cheese (Swiss, White Cheddar, Monterey Jack, Pepper Jack)

Melt the butter in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and cook until softened and golden brown. Add the ham and continue to cook until lightly browned. Add the chicken broth, tortellini, and plenty of salt and pepper to taste. I use 1/2 teaspoon each. Stir well to combine and bring to a boil. Cover, then reduce heat and simmer for 12 minutes until the tortellini is tender. Stir in the peas and cream. Off heat, then stir in 1/2 cup cheese until well combined. Top with remaining cheese, then place under the broiler in the oven until cheese is golden and bubbly, about 3 minutes. Enjoy!!

Hearty Potato & Keilbasa Bake (One Pot)

Hearty Potato & Keilbasa Bake (One Pot)

1 lb. red potatoes, cut in halves or quarters
1 large onion, sliced
1/2 lb. baby carrots
2 Tp. margarine, melted
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. dried thyme leaves
1/2 tsp. black pepper

1 Kielbasa (or other sausage), sliced into thick rounds

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray 13X9-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Combine potatoes, onion, carrots, butter, salt, garlic powder, thyme, and pepper in large bowl. Toss to coat evenly. Place potato mixture into prepared pan; bake, uncovered, 30 minutes. Add sausage to potato mixture; mix well. Continue to bake 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender and golden brown

Spicy Peanut Chicken (Sheet Pan)

Spicy Peanut Chicken (Sheet Pan)

1/4 C. smooth peanut butter
1/4 C. water
1/4 tsp. toasted sesame oil
2 tsp. soy sauce
2 tsp. sambal oelek
2 tsp. rice vinegar
4 skinless chicken thighs
1 bunch Broccolini

Preheat broiler. Mix together peanut butter, water, sesame oil, soy sauce, sambal oelek, and rice vinegar. Toss chicken thighs and Broccolini in sauce, and place on a rimmed baking sheet. Broil 10 inches from heat until chicken is cooked through, about 10 minutes (watch to make sure it doesn’t burn).

One Pan Chicken & Potato Bake

One Pan Chicken & Potato Bake

4 Bone in Pieces Chicken
4 Large Potatoes, cut into wedges
¼ C. Italian Salad Dressing
¼ C. Parmesan Cheese
2 Stalks Celery, large dice
Parsley

Preheat oven to 400. Place Chicken, Potatoes, and Celery in a 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Pour dressing over all. Sprinkle with parmesan. Bake 45-60 minutes, until chicken is cooked through and potatoes are tender.

Shrimp & Pepper Noodle Bowl

Shrimp & Pepper Noodle Bowl

2 pkg shrimp flavored ramen noodles
8 oz. pkg. cooked medium shrimp
1 C. bell pepper strips
1/4 C. chopped green onions
1 tsp. soy sauce
2 tsp. chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 tsp. tabasco sauce

Bring 4 C. of water to a boil in large saucepan over high heat. Reserve seasoning packets from noodles. Set aside. Break up noodles. Add to water. Add shrimp and bell pepper; cook for 3 minutes. Add seasoning packets, green onions, soy sauce and tabasco sauce; cook 1 minute. Garnish with cilantro. Makes 4 servings.

One Pot Kielbasa Sausage and Rice

One Pot Kielbasa Sausage and Rice

 

2 T. Canola Oil

1 C. chopped Onion

½ C. chopped Bell Pepper

3 cloves Garlic, minced

1 lb. Kielbasa, cut into 1” pieces

1 ½ C. Chicken Broth

¾ C. Rice

1 tsp. Caraway Seed

Salt and Pepper

Parsley, for garnish, optional

 

In large skillet, heat oil and cook onion, peppers and garlic until onion is soft. Add sausage and cook, stirring, 2 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and cover. Simmer 30 minutes, or until rice is done and liquid is absorbed. Garnish with parsley if desired.

 

 

One Pan Creamy Lemon Chicken

One Pan Creamy Lemon Chicken

1T. lemon pepper seasoning
1/4 C. flour
2 1/2 lb. bone-in skin-on chicken thighs, trimmed of excess fat
2T. olive oil
Creamy Sauce
1T. unsalted butter
1/2 medium white onion, chopped
5 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp. lemon pepper seasoning
2 C. chicken stock, low sodium
2T. unsalted butter, softened
2T. flour
1/2 C. heavy cream
1/2 C. Asiago cheese, shredded
2T. lemon juice, freshly squeezed
3 green onions, chopped, only greens used
Garnish
fresh parsley, chopped
lemon slices

Mix lemon pepper with flour. Dredge the chicken thighs in this seasoning mixture. Heat 2T. olive oil on medium-high heat in a large skillet. Add chicken thighs, skin side down, and cook for about 4 minutes uncovered until browned. Don’t overcrowd the pan. Cook in batches if needed. Flip the chicken thighs over and cook for 2 minutes on the other side. Remove chicken from pan and drain excess fat from the pan. Melt 1T.of butter in the pan. Add chopped onion and cook for 3 minutes. Add minced garlic and cook, constantly stirring, for about 30 seconds. Add chicken stock and 2 tsp. lemon pepper seasoning to the skillet and bring to a boil, scraping up any dark bits on the bottom of the pan (the fond). Add the chicken back to the pan, cover, and let simmer for 40 minutes on low heat. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook spinach fettuccine 2 minutes less than package directions. Drain and keep warm. When tender, remove the chicken one last time (tent with foil to keep warm). Raise heat to medium. In a small bowl, mash together the softened butter and flour then add this mixture to the sauce, whisking briskly until smooth. Add heavy cream and bring to a boil, then add shredded Asiago and stir until melted. Reduce heat to simmer and keep stirring until the sauce is smooth. Remove from heat. Add 2T. freshly-squeezed lemon juice and stir in. Top with chopped green onions. Add chicken back to the skillet on top of the sauce and green onions. Simmer 3 minutes to rewarm. Serve over spinach fettuccine, top with chopped parsley and decorate with a few slices of lemon.

Sheet Pan Suppers – Shakshuka

Sheet Pan Suppers – Shakshuka

Sheet Pan Shakshuka2 Poblano Peppers, stemmed, seeded and finely chopped
2 Jalapeno Peppers, stemmed, seeded, and finely chopped
1 lg. Shallot, finely chopped
6 cloves Garlic, sliced thinly
1 ½ tsp. Cumin
2 T. Smoked Paprika
Salt
3 T. EVOO
28oz. Can Crushed Tomatoes
12 Large Eggs
½ – 1 cup crumbled Feta Cheese (2-4 oz.)
½ C. roughly chopped Flat Leaf Parsley
Toast or Warm Pita Bread, for Serving

Preheat oven to 350 with a rack in center position. Toss together peppers, shallot, garlic, cumin, paprika, half tsp. salt and oil on sheet pan until vegetables are evenly coated. Bake until spices are fragrant and vegetables have softened and started to brown, 10-15 minutes. Remove pan from oven. Pour tomatoes with juice, over vegetables and stir to combine. Use a wooden spoon to make 12 evenly spaced divots in the sauce; sauce will be a bit runny, but do your best. Crack the eggs into the divots, and sprinkle with salt. Return pan to the oven and bake until eggs are cooked to your liking. It will take about 10-15 minutes for the whites to set but the yolks to remain runny. Remove from oven, sprinkle with feta cheese and fresh parsley. Serve hot with toast or pita on the side.

Sheet Pan Suppers: Green Eggs & Ham

Sheet Pan Suppers: Green Eggs & Ham

Sheet Pan Suppers Green Eggs & HamOlive oil cooking spray
1 boneless ham steak
4 to 5 c. chopped kale
1 tbsp. olive oil
kosher salt
8 to 12 large eggs
½ c. crumbled feta cheese
Freshly ground black pepper
Crusty bread

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F with a rack in the center position. Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil and mist the foil with cooking spray. Spread out the ham on the prepared pan and bake, using a spatula to mix and turn the ham occasionally, until lightly browned, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer the ham to a plate with a spatula or slotted spoon. Do not wipe up any grease from the bottom of the pan. Place the kale on the sheet pan, drizzle with the olive oil, sprinkle with 1/2 tsp. salt, and toss to coat. Spread out the kale in an even layer. Bake for 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven but leave the oven on. Use a wooden spoon to make divots in the kale to accommodate the eggs. Crack an egg into each divot. Sprinkle the feta, the reserved ham cubes, and some salt and pepper on top. Return the pan to the oven. Bake the eggs until the whites are set but the yolks are still runny, 10 to 15 minutes. Enjoy greens and eggs and ham immediately, with some crusty bread to soak up the warm, runny yolks.

Sheet Pan Suppers: Pork Tenderloin with Squash, Apples & Onions

Sheet Pan Suppers: Pork Tenderloin with Squash, Apples & Onions

Roasting a pair of lean pork tenderloins is one of the simplest ways to ease into a world beyond beef and chicken. Butternut squash, apples, red onion, and garlic are a sweet, savory, autumn-inspired backdrop for the rich, tender meat, but feel free to swap out the winter squash and apples for whatever’s in season (zucchini and tomatoes in summer, baby artichokes and ramps in spring, perhaps).

4 cups chopped, peeled butternut squash, cut into 3/4-inch chunks; about 1 large squash)
2 Granny Smith apples, peeled cored, and cut into 3/4-inch chunks
1 large red onion, cut into 1/2-inch-thick chunks
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1-1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. chopped fresh thyme leaves
2 pork tenderloins (1 pound each), trimmed of all visible fat
2 tsp. dried herbes de Provence
1 tsp. ground mustard (such as Colman’s)
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 450°F with a rack in the center position. Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Toss together the squash, apples, onion, garlic, olive oil, 1/2 tsp. salt, and the thyme on the prepared pan until well combined. Spread out the vegetables evenly. Place the pork tenderloins on a plate. Pat them dry with a paper towel, then rub them with the remaining 1 tsp. salt, the herbes de Provence, ground mustard, and pepper until coated on all sides. Place the tenderloins on top of the vegetables in the sheet pan, leaving some space between the two pieces of meat. Roast the pork and vegetables for 15 minutes, then use the kitchen tongs to flip the tenderloins over. Continue to roast until the vegetables are browned and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the pork registers 145°F, an additional 10 to 15 minutes. Allow the pork to rest, loosely covered with aluminum foil, for 10 minutes before transferring them to a cutting board to slice.

Sheet Pan Suppers: Baked Baby Back Ribs & Potatoes

Sheet Pan Suppers: Baked Baby Back Ribs & Potatoes

baked Baby Back Ribs & Potatoes

1 T. Dijon Mustard
1 tsp. Liquid Smoke (optional)
3 T. Dark Brown Sugar
1 ½ T. Garlic Powder
2 tsp. Salt
2 tsp. Sweet or Smoked Paprika
2 tsp. dry Mustard
1 tsp. Cumin
¼ tsp. Cayenne
4 lb. Baby Back Ribs, trimmed of silverskin
1 lb. medium size Yukon Gold Potatoes, unpeeled, scrubbed and quartered
1 T. EVOO
1 tsp. Old Bay
¾ C. BBQ Sauce, plus extra for serving

Preheat oven to 325 with one rack about 4 inches from broiler and another rack in center position. Place dijon in small bowl, add liquid smoke; stir to combine. In another small bowl, whisk together sugar, garlic powder, salt paprika, dry mustard, cumin, and cayenne. Brush both sides of the ribs with the Dijon, and sprinkle with the spice mixture to coat. Pat spices into the meat so it sticks. Wrap tightly in foil and place them in the center of a sheet pan. Combine potatoes, oil, and old bay in a bowl and toss to coat. Place potatoes around the packet of ribs. Bake for 90 minutes, gently flipping the package and stirring the potatoes halfway through cooking. Carefully transfer the package of ribs to a platter or another sheet pan and remove foil. Return ribs, without foil, to the center of the pan in a single layer, meaty side up. Brush them with BBQ sauce. Bake until knife slides easily into the thickest part of the meat, an additional 30 minutes. Keep an eye on the potatoes. If they are getting too dark, remove to a serving bowl and cover with foil to keep warm. When ribs are knife tender, remove potatoes to a bowl and cover with foil. Turn oven to broil and broil the ribs on the top rack until slightly charred in spots, about 3 minutes. Allow ribs to rest for 10 minutes before slicing between the bones. Serve with potatoes and extra BBQ sauce.

Sheet Pan Suppers: Thick Cut Pork Chops with Warm Apple Slaw

Sheet Pan Suppers: Thick Cut Pork Chops with Warm Apple Slaw

Olive oil cooking spray
1/2 head napa cabbage, shredded (about 6 cups)
2 Granny Smith apples, unpeeled, cored and sliced into thin matchsticks
3 T. extra virgin olive oil
2 T. apple cider vinegar
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
4 bone-in pork loin chops (each 1 1/2 inches thick; 4 to 5 pounds total)
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
2 tsp. pure maple syrup or honey
1 tsp. chopped fresh thyme leaves
3 scallions (white and light green parts only), thinly sliced

Thick Cut Pork Chops with Warm Apple Slaw

Preheat the oven to 375 F with one rack about 4 inches from the broiler and another rack in the center position. Mist a sheet pan with cooking spray. Toss together the cabbage and apples with the olive oil, 1 T. of the vinegar, 1/2 tsp. of the salt, and the pepper on the prepared sheet pan. Place a sheet pan-size wire rack over the slaw, and mist it with cooking spray. Pat the pork chops dry with a paper towel, and season them on both sides with the remaining 1/2 tsp. salt. Whisk together the mustard, maple syrup, the remaining T. cider vinegar, and the fresh thyme in a small bowl. Spread this over both sides of the pork chops. Place the chops evenly apart on the rack over the slaw. Bake until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat (but not touching the bone) registers 130 F, about 35 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and turn the oven to broil. Broil the pork chops and slaw until the chops are golden-crusted and the thermometer registers 145 F. Remove the pork chops from the wire rack to rest on a cutting board, loosely covered with aluminum foil, for 10 minutes while you mix the scallions into the slaw. Serve the chops warm, topped with heaps of slaw.

Sheet Pan Supper: Fajita Flank Steak with Peppers & Onion

Sheet Pan Supper: Fajita Flank Steak with Peppers & Onion

sheet pan fajitas2½ pounds flank steak
4 cloves garlic, minced
¼ cup plus 2 T. extra virgin olive oil
3 T. Worcestershire sauce
¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice (from 2 to 4 limes)
1 T. ground cumin
1 T. chili powder
1 T. sugar
¼ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1 tsp. kosher salt
Olive oil cooking spray
4 bell peppers (any color), stemmed, seeded, and thinly sliced
1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
8 to 12 small (6-inch) flour or corn tortillas, for serving
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
Salsa, sour cream, sliced avocado, and Cotija cheese, for serving

Place the flank steak in a large zip-top bag or a shallow glass baking dish. Whisk together the garlic, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, sugar, red pepper flakes, and salt in a small bowl. Reserve ¼ cup of the marinade for the vegetables and pour the rest over the flank steak, turning it to coat. Close up the bag or cover the baking dish and marinate the steak in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, and up to 12. When you’re ready to cook, preheat the oven to 450°F with one rack about 4 inches from the broiler, another rack in the center position, and another in the bottom position. Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil, and mist it with the cooking spray. Toss the peppers and onion with the reserved ¼ cup marinade in a large bowl and spread them evenly on the prepared pan. Roast on the center rack until softened and starting to brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and turn the oven to broil. Wrap a stack of tortillas in aluminum foil and set it aside. Push the peppers and onion to the perimeter of the pan. Remove the flank steak from the marinade, allowing any excess liquid to drip off the meat, and place it in the center of the pan, surrounded by the vegetables. Place the pan on the top rack and broil the steak, flipping it once, until it begins to char on the outside and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat registers 125°F for rare or 135°F for medium-rare, 3 to 5 minutes per side. While the steak cooks, place the foil-wrapped tortillas on the bottom rack to warm through. Once the steak is finished cooking, remove the pan from the oven and turn the oven off. Leave the tortillas in the oven to continue warming while the steak rests. Allow the steak to rest, loosely covered with foil, for 10 minutes before slicing it thinly against the grain. Sprinkle with the cilantro. Serve the steak warm with the peppers and onion and tortillas. Pass the salsa, sour cream, avocado, and cheese at the table.

Sheet Pan Supper: Bruce’s Barbecue Meatloaf & Potatoes

Sheet Pan Supper: Bruce’s Barbecue Meatloaf & Potatoes

Bruce’s Barbecue Meatloaf & Potatoes2 1/2 pounds (about 4 medium-size) Yukon gold potatoes, unpeeled, scrubbed, sliced into 1/4-inch-thick rounds
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1 T. plus 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
2 pounds lean ground beef
1 large yellow onion, diced (about 2 cups)
2 cups barbecue sauce (I love Sweet Baby Ray’s or Stubb’s)
1/2 cup plain dried breadcrumbs

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F with a rack in the center position. Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Place the potatoes on the prepared pan, drizzle with the olive oil, sprinkle with the salt and the 1/2 tsp. of garlic powder, and toss to coat. Spread the potatoes in an even layer and set a wire rack on top. Fold a piece of aluminum foil into a 10-by-6-inch rectangle and place it in the center of the wire rack. Use a skewer or a fork to poke little holes evenly throughout the rectangle of foil—this will help with heat circulation and keep the meatloaf from steaming in its own fat. Gently combine the beef, onion, the remaining T. garlic powder, 1 1/2 cups of the barbecue sauce, and the breadcrumbs in a large bowl. Without squishing and squeezing too much, form the meat mixture into a loaf on top of the foil rectangle. Place the pan in the oven. Bake the meatloaf and potatoes for 30 minutes, then brush the top of the loaf with the remaining ½ cup barbecue sauce. Return the pan to the oven and bake the meatloaf and potatoes until the potatoes are tender and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the meatloaf registers 150 degrees F, about 45 minutes more. Allow the meatloaf to cool slightly before slicing. Serve with the potatoes.

Sheet Pan Supper: Broiled Steak and Asparagus with Feta Cream Sauce

Sheet Pan Supper: Broiled Steak and Asparagus with Feta Cream Sauce

Sheet Pan Supper Broiled Steak and Asparagus with Feta Cream SauceOlive oil cooking spray
2 bunches asparagus
5 T. extra virgin olive oil
3/4 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
2 sirloin tip steaks (each 1 to 1 1/2 inches thick; about 2 1/4 pounds total)
1 cup (about 6 oz.) crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
2 T. apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh chives

Preheat the broiler with a rack about 4 inches from the heat. Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil and mist a wire rack about the size of the sheet pan with cooking spray. Snap off the bottom of one asparagus spear, to see where it breaks easily. Line up the rest of the bunch and slice off the bottoms at the same spot. Place the trimmed asparagus on the prepared pan, drizzle with 3 T. of the olive oil, sprinkle with 1/4 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. black pepper, and toss to coat. Arrange the asparagus in a single layer around the perimeter of the pan and set the wire rack on top, nudging the asparagus aside as needed so the rack lies flat and even. Blot the steaks dry with a paper towel. Season both sides with the remaining 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Place the steaks on the wire rack. Place the pan under the broiler (the steaks should be about an inch from the heat). Broil, flipping the steaks once, until well browned and charred at the edges, 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare. (If you prefer your steak more or less done, adjust the cooking time accordingly.) While the steaks and asparagus cook, make the feta cream sauce: Combine the feta cheese, sour cream, remaining 2 T. olive oil, and cider vinegar in a food processor or blender. Puree the ingredients until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste and give the sauce one last pulse. Pour the sauce into a bowl and fold in the chives. Remove the pan from the broiler and allow the steak and asparagus to rest for 10 minutes on the rack. Transfer the steak to a cutting board before slicing it thinly against the grain. Serve the steak and asparagus with the feta cream sauce.

Sheet Pan Suppers: Shrimp & Polenta with Crispy Pancetta Tuiles

Sheet Pan Suppers: Shrimp & Polenta with Crispy Pancetta Tuiles

Shrimp & Polenta with Crispy Pancetta Tuiles8-10 very thin slices round unsmoked pancetta
1 tube (18 oz.) precooked polenta, sliced into ½” thick rounds (about 16 slices)
½ pint cherry tomatoes, halved
1.5 T plus 1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 T freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 or 2 cloves garlic, minced
½ tsp. oregano
½ tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. chopped fresh chives
1 generous pound 26/30 count raw shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails removed, blotted dry

Preheat oven to 400F with rack in center position. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Line a plate with paper towels. Arrange pancetta rounds on prepared pan and bake until crisp, 5-7 mins. Remove to the lined plate to cool and drain; set aside. (Keep parchment on the pan.) Place polenta rounds on the used sheet pan on top of the pancetta drippings. In a large bowl, toss together the cherry tomatoes with 1 tsp. olive oil, ¼ tsp. salt and ¼ tsp. pepper. Scatter tomatoes around and over polenta. Bake tomatoes and polenta for about 10 mins.
Meanwhile, whisk together remaining 1.5 T olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, Worcestershire, ¼ tsp. salt, ¼ tsp. pepper and chives in a large bowl. Add shrimp and toss to coat. After polenta and tomatoes have baked for 10 mins, arrange shrimp over the top in a single layer and return pan to the oven. Roast until shrimp are pink and just cooked through, about 8-10 mins. Serve shrimp, tomatoes and polenta warm with pancetta crisps on top. Enjoy!

The recipe above is taken directly from Sheet Pan Suppers. I modified the version pictured here in the following ways:

Subbing pancetta for halloumi cheese: Swap the pancetta rounds for 7-8 oz of thinly sliced halloumi cheese. Arrange the slices on the parchment as you would the pancetta and bake for 10-12 mins, or until crisp and brown on the edges (it’ll still have a bit of that halloumi ‘squeak’ in the middle). Set aside to enjoy with the finished dish.

Seasoning the polenta: Knowing that the brand of prepared polenta I usually buy is quite bland, I opted to liberally season the rounds with salt and pepper before arranging them on the sheet pan and topping them with the tomatoes.

Sheet Pan Supper: Pesto Chicken Thighs and Vegetables

Sheet Pan Supper: Pesto Chicken Thighs and Vegetables

one-pan-pesto-chicken-potatoes-21 lb. bone in, skin on chicken thighs
1 lb. bone in, skin on chicken wings or drumsticks
10 carrots, chopped into ¼ inch thick sticks
1½ lbs. baby red potatoes, quartered
½ cup prepared basil pesto
1 T. olive oil
2 tsp. balsamic vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
Kosher salt and pepper, to taste

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil.
Spread the carrots, potatoes, and chicken out on the baking sheet. Generously sprinkle everything with Kosher salt and black pepper. It should look like a light snow has fallen on everything. In a mixing bowl, stir together the olive oil, balsamic, pesto, and garlic. Rub the mixture all over the chicken and veggies. Place in the oven and bake for 40-50 minutes, or until vegetables are tender and chicken registers at least 165 degrees.

Sheet Pan Supper: Cilantro-Lime steamed Halibut and Spicy Coconut Rice

Sheet Pan Supper: Cilantro-Lime steamed Halibut and Spicy Coconut Rice

2 cups frozen precooked white rice (unthawed)Cilantro Lime Steamed Halibut
1 cup canned coconut milk (regular or light)
Juice of 1 lime
½ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1 cup frozen shelled edamame (unthawed)
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 skinless fillets halibut (each 1 inch thick; about 2 pounds total)
4 tsp. chopped fresh cilantro leaves
2 limes, sliced into thin rounds

Preheat the oven to 400°F with a rack in the center position. Stir together the rice, coconut milk, lime juice, red pepper flakes, edamame, and a pinch of salt in a medium-size bowl. Set aside. Cut four sheets of parchment paper, each 18 inches long and 15 inches wide. Fold each piece of parchment in half (short side to short side). Use scissors to cut each folded piece so that when you open the parchment it looks like a big, fat heart (sort of like you’re making a parchment Valentine). Spoon the rice mixture onto one side of each heart, just next to the crease. Lay a halibut fillet on top of each rice pile and sprinkle each fillet with salt, pepper, and 1 tsp. of chopped cilantro. Arrange 3 or 4 overlapping lime slices atop each fillet. Seal the parchment packages: Fold the empty half of each heart over the filling and crimp the edges in overlapping folds as you go, until each package is completely closed up and airtight. Carefully place the closed packets on two sheet pans (two packets per pan), and bake until the fish is opaque, about 20 minutes (feel free to unfold the edge to peek inside one of the packets toward the end to check the fish). Carefully open the packets (watch out for the steam) and slide the rice and fish into bowls, or transfer the packets to plates so each guest can open his or her own at the table. Serve immediately, while the rice and fish are still warm.

Sheet Pan Supper: Cod with Asparagus, Ginger, and Spring Onion in Parchment

Sheet Pan Supper: Cod with Asparagus, Ginger, and Spring Onion in Parchment

sheet pan asparagus and black cod1 cod fillet, cut into two pieces
1 bunch of asparagus, last two inches cut off
2 Spring onions, sliced up to green part
2 T. of basil, cut into a chiffonade
1 tsp. garlic, minced
1 1/2 tsp. ginger, sliced or minced
2 T. soy sauce
2 tsp. olive oil
Cracked black pepper (optional)
Parchment paper

Preheat the oven to 425°F. Set two large pieces of parchment paper on a baking tray. Set a piece of cod onto each piece of paper. Place half of the asparagus right on top of each piece of fish. Do the same with the Spring onions. Top each piece with equal amounts of basil, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and olive oil. Crack some black pepper if you like. Close up the parchment paper to make two little packages. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until fish is cooked through and asparagus is tender (but not overcooked!). Transfer your fish and some of the sauce to a plate and toss the parchment paper in the garbage.

One Pot Beef Brisket

One Pot Beef Brisket

1 C. Dry Red Wine or Beef Broth
1 Package mushroom-onion soup mix
21/2 lb. Thinly Sliced Beef Brisket
12 Small Red Potatoes
9 Carrots, cut into 2” chunks

Stir soup mix into wine/broth in 5qt. Dutch oven. Add beef, turn to coat. Cover and bake 2 hours. Add potatoes and carrots. Bake one hour more. Gravy: Mix 2 T. Flour with 1/4 C. Cold water, whisk into pour liquids over high heat, stirring and cooking until thick and bubbly.

Sheet Pan Supper: Spicy Orange Roasted Salmon & Bok Choy

Sheet Pan Supper: Spicy Orange Roasted Salmon & Bok Choy

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Sauce:
1/2 cup orange marmalade (store-bought or homemade)
1 tsp. soy sauce
1 tsp. Sriracha
1 tsp. sesame oil
1/2 medium jalapeno, finely diced
1 Tbsp. shredded coconut

3-4 baby bok choy
2 orange slices, cut it half
Olive oil
Salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 450° F. with rack in centre of oven. Lightly brush a baking sheet with olive oil. Set aside. Dry salmon and place on baking sheet (skin side down, if your salmon has skin on). Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cut bok choy in half lengthwise. Place your bok choy on the baking sheet, cut side down and alternating the direction on every second one (it’s ok if your bok choy overlaps a little, to make it all fit). Brush bok choy with olive oil and season with some salt and pepper. If using, add a couple of orange slices to the baking sheet as well. Place in pre-heated oven and roast for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, combine sauce ingredients in a microwave-proof bowl (or in a small saucepan). Set aside. Test salmon for done-ness (use a fork to see if it flakes). Thicker salmon cuts may need another 3-5 minutes. When salmon is almost done, place sauce in microwave for one minute. Stir to combine. Remove salmon, bok choy and orange slices to a serving platter. Spoon warm sauce over salmon and drizzle a bit on the bok choy as well, if you like.