21 posts tagged freshly ground black pepper

Roasted Lemon Chicken

Look at this perfectly roasted bird, isn't it look delicious? The recipe is straight and easy, but the result is fantastic. Juicy chicken with beautiful crispy skin and the smell is divine! Continue Reading

Cuban-Style Chicken Stew

This absolutely amazing recipe I've found in the March issue of Savuer Magazine. OMG, this chicken is so good! It has a perfect combination of different flavors which create a very bright and remarkable dish. I've made some changes in the ingredients, but you know, I do this with every recipe. After I've tasted my home cooked Cuban-style chicken, I've started dreaming about travel to Havana someday, and stay there at least for a week. I definitely know what I would do there, will drink ... Continue Reading

Eggplant Rolls with Cream Cheese, Walnuts and Cilantro

While this spring week seems to be pretty rainy in Palo Alto, that doesn’t mean we can't have vivid sunny meals on our plates! This fresh veggie appetizer seems like a perfect option for me. These rolls are roster eggplant slices, with creamy but light filling and slices of fresh ripe tomatoes inside. Since the eggplant is roasted instead of fried, this is a low-calorie, vegetarian dish. What else is good about this appetizer, is that it could be a perfect starter and set the mood for your ... Continue Reading

Breaded Zucchini with Basil Mayonnaise

Great vegetarian appetizer, good for a summer party with your friends! This is also my first step by step recipe. Cut zucchinis into 1/2-inch rounds. In a small bowl mix flour, Parmesan, bread crumbs, chili powder and pinch of salt. In another bowl, lightly beat eggs with 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Dip zucchinis in the flour mixture, followed by the egg, do the same manipulations one more time.  In a big skillet preheat the oil. Place zucchini slices in the hot oil and fry until golden ... Continue Reading

Beer Crepes filled with Smoked Gouda and Mushrooms

Thin and light crepes are a very famous French treat. Today I tried to make them a little bit different. In this recipe I used nice and tasty light beer for the batter, the beer creates this piquant savory taste that my guests just loved. As for the filing I could not find a better pair than mushrooms and smoked cheese. Try this recipe and tell me what you think! Continue Reading