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Fish Papilotte
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Fish en Papilotte

Cooking “en Papilotte” is an easy and nutritious way to prepare fish, seafood and vegetables. If your looking for nutritious, you may want to omit the optional beurre blanc from the recipe. The French translation for “en Papilotte” is “in paper” and refers to the parchment pouch that encases the vegetables and fish. The pouch is baked in a hot oven and the contents steam in their own moisture, creating a tender and flavorful dish that is hard to beat. Clean up is a breeze.

Grill-Smoked Hanger Steak
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Grill-Smoked Hanger Steak

Hanger steak is a very flavorful and tender cut of beef and is very reasonably priced. It comes from the belly of the cow and is similar in texture and flavor to a flank steak. Rub the steak with ground rosemary steak rub and smoke with hickory or mesquite chips for about 15 minutes. I like to finish my hanger steak on a hot grill to sear the outside with a little charred texture and flavor.

Pappardelle alla Norcina
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Pappardelle alla Norcina

Pappardelle is one of my favorite pastas. The thick, wide noodles provide a hearty bite of pasta that can stand up to any sauce. Truffles are an elegant and rewarding addition to this dish and quite necessary to be authentic, however, they are quite costly, hard to find, and can be omitted from the recipe.

Chicken Coq au Vin
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Sous Vide Chicken “Coq-au-Vin”

Sous Vide is a great way to cook items that require long cooking times like roasts and tougher cuts. This recipe was originally developed as a way to use the tougher male rooster by braising it for an extended period in red wine.

Pork Saltimbocca
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Pork Saltimbocca

Saltimbocca in Italian translates to “Jumps in the mouth”, so it has to be good! Juicy pork, salty prosciutto, creamy provolone and pungent sage all add up to a mouth-watering experience.

Pork Tacos
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Pulled Pork Tacos

Carnitas (Mexican Pulled Pork) have always been one of my favorite fillings in Tacos, Burritos and Quesadillas. My Mexican Pulled Pork recipe is the base for these “street style” tacos. Warm up some white corn tortillas, add some chopped cilantro and red onion, sliced avocados and top with a little Salsa Verde and you have a delicious Mexican meal. Truly, one of my favorite foods ever.

Mexican Pulled Pork
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Mexican Pulled Pork

Sous Vide is the perfect technique to use for creating pulled pork. Traditional slow roasting methods include long oven times and plenty of dirty equipment to clean up. My Mexican spice blend combines 7 spices with salt and is great on beef and chicken as well. Use the pulled pork to make tacos, nachos, quesadillas or sandwiches.

Greek Salmon
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Greek Salmon

It seems that we end up eating a variation of this dish almost every week. I love the Greek flavors on the salmon, and when it is smoked in the Traeger grill with cherry-wood pellets, it is hard to beat. Salmon has always been a favorite of mine, not just because of my last name, and Mary Jo loves it as well. Make the Tzatziki sauce at least a few hours in advance so the flavors can meld together. The feta salad can also be made in advance.

Maine Lobster with a Vanilla Beurre Blanc
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Maine Lobster with a Vanilla Beurre Blanc

Over my 23 years at the Hartstone Inn, this was among the most popular items on my menus. Vanilla may seem like an unusual companion for lobster at first, but once you taste sweet and succulent Maine lobster with this sauce, you will fully appreciate how dramatic this matching can be.