Onion Tarte Tatin

Ingredients: Shallots (8-9 shallots; peeled and cut into halves) [I used a 8-inch skillet] Garlic (1 teaspoon; minced) Rosemary (2 teaspoons; chopped) Sage (2 teaspoons; chopped) Thyme (2 teaspoons plus some for garnish) Balsamic Vinegar (2 tablespoons) Port Wine (1 tablespoon) Salt (1/2 tablespoon) Puff Pastry (1 sheet; rolled out to cover your skillet) Sharp…

Salmon with Mushrooms & Lemon Butter Sauce

Ingredients: Salmon (2 fillets) Mushrooms (any variety) Parsley (a bunch finely chopped) Lemon juice (1/2 lemon) Butter (2 tablespoon; should be at room temperature) Cayenne Pepper (to taste) White wine (1/2 cup) Olive Oil Salt (to taste) Dill (optional; for garnish) Directions: Season the fillets with salt and cayenne pepper on both sides and set…

Poached Pear (Belle Helene)

Ingredients: Pear (2-3 cored and peeled) Sugar (2 1/2 cup) Cinnamon (1 stick) Vanilla essence (1 teaspoon) Nutmeg (grated) Dark Chocolate (1/2 lb, chopped into smaller pieces) Vanilla Ice-cream Cocoa powder (optional; for dusting) Direction: In a pot bring water to boil and then add the sugar and let it melt. Add the vanilla essence,…

Fondant Potatoes

Ingredients: Russet Potatoes (3-4 large) Thyme Butter (2-3 tablespoon) White wine (1/2 cup) Chicken stock or broth (1/2 cup) Salt & Pepper Oil Directions: Preheat the oven to 400oF. Cut off ends of russet potatoes, stand potatoes on end, and peel potatoes from top to bottom with a sharp knife to make each potato into…

Crepes

Ingredients: Flour (1 cup) Milk (3/4 cup) Eggs (2 large) Butter (3 tablespoons) Salt Toppings: Egg Butter (1 tablespoon) Red Chili flakes (1 tablespoon) Chives (roughly chopped) Parmesan (grated) Strawberries Nutella Whipped Cream Chocolate syrup Direction: In a blender, add 2 cracked eggs, 1/2 cup of water, milk, 3 tablespoons of melted butter, a pinch…