Veloute Sauce

VelouteLight to medium tan in color, Velouté is the second sauce in the series of five colorful Mother Sauces.

Like so many recipes, this sauce begins with a roux. Before making the sauce, assemble everything you need. Never leave a roux unattended.

The following recipe makes about 2 cups – the perfect amount for many recipes, including Anything Leftover Casserole. It is easily doubled or tripled.

Velouté Ingredients:

3 T butter
3 T all-purpose flour
2 cups veal, chicken, or fish stock
1/8 t ground white pepper Read More


Savory Seared Chicken and Vegetable Salad

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Ingredients:

1 1/2 lb chicken breast, cut into chunks
1 t salt
1 t ground black pepper
1 t garlic powder
1 t onion powder
1 t smoky paprika
1 T olive oil
12 cups mixed salad greens, torn
1/4 cup white onion, sliced
24 cherry tomatoes, halved
1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
1 large avocado, cut into chunks
1 broccoli crown, cut into pieces
2 T aged balsamic vinegar
2 T extra virgin olive oil Read More



Italian Barbecue Sauce

Homemade barecue sauce in jar

Homemade barecue sauce in jar

Ingredients:

1/4 cup pure olive oil
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 29 oz can of tomato puree
2 T red wine vinegar – get a good one, I use Colavita
2 T packed brown sugar…packed firm and maybe even rounded a bit if you enjoy a sweet sauce
1/2 t fresh ground black pepper
1 t oregano Read More


Roasted Lemon Chicken

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Ingredients:

2 T olive oil
8 garlic cloves, sliced or minced
2 shallots, minced
1 t dried thyme
1/4 cup Sherry
1 t soy sauce, dark, low sodium
1 T lemon juice
4 chicken breasts
4 chicken thighs
1/4 t sea salt
1 t black pepper
2 lemons, rinsed, dried, quartered, and deseeded
1/4 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped Read More


Baked Chicken Flautas

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Makes 8 large dinner-sized flautas

Looking for a great little flautas for an appetizer? Try Pan Fried Chicken Flautas.

Ingredients:

2 (1 lb total) chicken breasts, boneless skinless
2 T butter or oil
2 t chili powder
1 t cumin
1 t garlic powder
1/2 t onion powder
1/4 t turmeric
1/4 t black pepper
Pinch of cayenne, or to taste
8 oz queso fresco, crumbled
2 T green chilis, mild or hot, chopped
1 T cilantro, finely chopped
8 (9 inch) flour tortillas
Toppings: salsa, guacamole Read More


Roast Chicken Thighs with Crispy Kale

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Serves 6

Ingredients:

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 t balsamic vinegar
1/2 t turmeric
1 t ground garlic
1/4 t ground pepper
Salt to taste (optional)
1 1/2 lb medium red potatoes, leave the skin on, clean, and slice into large chunks
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1 sweet red pepper, cut into chunks
1 lb cremini mushrooms, washed, dried, and sliced into 1 inch pieces
6 oz kale, stems removed, leaves torn
6 large bone-in chicken thighs
1 T Seasoning Blend, see Spoon Mage™ Note
1/2 t smoky paprika Read More


Pan Fried Chicken Flautas

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Makes 20 traditionally thin pan fried flautas, perfect for your next gathering. Cut in half or leave them whole, just be sure to set out a variety of dips. Or for a wonderful change of pace, treat your family to a terrific Tex-Mex flautas dinner!

Need to save calories? Try Baked Chicken Flautas!

Ingredients:

1 cooked rotisserie chicken from your favorite grocers
1 (4 oz) can Hatch green chiles, hot or mild
8 oz Queso Fresco, crumbled
1/4 cup green onion, chopped
1 T cilantro, chopped
1 small lime, fresh squeezed
2 t chili powder
2 t cumin
2 t garlic powder
1/4 t ground black pepper
20 6” flour tortillas
20 toothpicks
Vegetable oil for frying Read More



Thai Basil Chicken

Ingredients:

1 T peanut oil
8 cloves garlic, chopped
3 shallots, thinly sliced
2 pounds boneless chicken thighs, chopped into small pieces
4 kaffir lime leaves, fresh or dried
8 Thai chiles or 2 jalapenos, chopped and then pounded with mortar and pestle to open the fibers
1 T black soy sauce
1 T t oyster sauce
1 T fish sauce
1 1/2 cups fresh Thai basil
1/4 t ground white pepper Read More