Curry Cous Cous and Braised Lamb with Harissa Gravy

This is my invention, a North African inspired fusion dish. I sauteed dice onion under ghee (purified butter), kosher salt, black pepper, garam masala and turmeric. Then, I added sugar snap peas, diced carrots, sliced mushroom and minced garlic. Add then chicken broth and cous cous. I also added some toasted pine nuts and lemon…

Breaded Pork Chop with Gravy, Mashed Potato and Cole Slaw

This is a relatively simple dish. Pork Chop was fried with whisked eggs and Panko bread crumbs. Gravy was made from diced onion, minced fresh garlic, milk, white wine, chicken broth, butter and olive oil. Mashed potatoes was made from russet potatoes, sour cream, dry parsley, milk, freshly minced and lightly toasted garlic, salt, pepper…

Chicken Marsala Egg Noodle Pasta

This is a classic Italian-American dish that you will find in a majority of American Italian restaurants. Chicken breast was coated with all purpose flour and fried under canola oil under golden brown. Then, it is added to the pasta sauce, which is made from onion, garlic, heavy whipping cream and dry marsala wine. The…

Peach and Chorizo Pizza

This is a whole wheat pizza dough with chorizo, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, red onion, and canned peach on fresh parsley pesto and freshly shredded cheddar cheese. The pesto was made from fresh flat leaf parsley, parmesan cheese, extra virgin olive oil, pine nuts, and garlic. The pizza was baked on a pizza…

Lamb Tikka Masala with Cumin Rice

This is classic a Indian dish. Lamb Tikka Masala stew is made from cinnamon stick, cloves, coriander seeds, fennel seeds, green cardamon, garam masala powder, tomato sauce, ghee, heavy whipped cream and sour cream. The spices were toasted and grounded in a coffee grinder. I use lamb shoulder cubes (leftover kabob meat) and okra for…

Korean Barbecue Short Ribs with Fried Rice and Cabbage

Korean short ribs are marinated with Korean BBQ sauce for days, along with green onion and garlic. It was then baked in an oven at 450F for 25 minutes and broiled for 5 minutes. The fried rice was made from diced red onion, diced carrots, frozen green peas, eggs, diced ham, garlic, soy sauce, white…

Lamb Kabob with Chickpea Stew and Pita Bread

This is a classic Middle Eastern dish! The kabob was made Turkish style: with lamb shoulder cubes, green bell pepper, red bell pepper and red onion. The lamb was marinated with Greek yogurt, garam masala powder, lemon juice and fresh mint. The pita bread was made from unbleached all purpose flour, Greek yogurt, dry yeast,…