Crispier Turkey Skins

Put the iconic Norman Rockwell Thanksgiving picture out of your mind and think about the taste and ease of cooking a turkey. We have our turkey brined and then cut into 6 pieces, allowing us to make the gravy in the morning, quickly roast the bird without basting and fussing with. The problem is that the bird cooks in less than two hours and the skin is not a golden crispy brown. When we take the turkey out of the oven to rest, remove the skins, place it on a backing sheet lined with parchment paper, lay it flat, season … Continue reading Crispier Turkey Skins

Rigatoni with Veal & Onions

Ingredients 2 cups yellow onion, rough chopped 1 cup shallots, rough chopped 1/2 cup leeks, sliced 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes 1 teaspoon of thyme leaves, freshly chopped 1/2 teaspoon of fresh rosemary leaves, freshly chopped 1 pound of ground veal, crumbled 1/2 pound ground lamb merguez, skin removed and crumbled 3 garlic cloves, peeled and minced 1 cup red wine 1 cup of heavy cream 1 cup half and half 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 pound of rigatoni 1 cup parmasean cheese, freshly ground 1/2 cup chives, finely chopped Making It In a sauce pan add the heavy … Continue reading Rigatoni with Veal & Onions