Classic Sausage & Peppers

As a native Long Island Italian girl, sausage & peppers was one of the things I watched my dad drool over as a kid. I never loved cooked peppers as a child, but when I began to cook myself, I created my own recipe and it is hands down, the best sausage and peppers you will ever have.

And, as with all my recipes – It’s simple and quick. No long cook time for this classical sausage & peppers dish.

This recipe uses the One Pot Meal technique of building & layering flavors.

As with all of me recipes, this is a guideline and should be adjusted to your liking. Feel free to play as you go and ALWAYS cook with your senses!

If you like this One Pot Meal, you should also try my Classic Chili recipe as well.

Classic Sausage & Peppers
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As a native Long Island Italian girl, sausage & peppers was one of the things I watched my dad drool over as a kid. I never loved cooked peppers as a child, but when I began to cook myself, I created my own recipe and it is hands down, the best sausage and peppers you will ever have. And, as with all my recipes - It's simple and quick. No long cook time for this classical sausage & peppers dish.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Classic Sausage & Peppers
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As a native Long Island Italian girl, sausage & peppers was one of the things I watched my dad drool over as a kid. I never loved cooked peppers as a child, but when I began to cook myself, I created my own recipe and it is hands down, the best sausage and peppers you will ever have. And, as with all my recipes - It's simple and quick. No long cook time for this classical sausage & peppers dish.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Ingredients
Sausage & Peppers
Garlic Ricotta Mix
Servings: people
Instructions
Sausage & Peppers
  1. Season & sear sausage links in a shallow pot until brown all over. Then remove links from the pan.
  2. Add enough Olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan & add onion & garlic to the pot. Season with salt & pepper. Allow to cook and slight brown.
  3. Add peppers & re season slightly. Allow to cook 2-3 minutes until tender.
  4. Add Honey (or carrots) and cook 1 more minute. *If adding carrots, allow to cook for a few more minutes to let them soften.
  5. Using your hand, crush the tomatoes in the can and pour into pot. Rinse the can with about a 1/2 cup of water and add to the pot. Re season with salt & pepper.
  6. Add sausage back into the pot & allow to simmer on medium-low heat for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Once sausages are cooked through, add chopped parsley & basil and cook another 5 minutes. Taste and re season if necessary.
Ricotta Accompaniment (Optional)
  1. Mix 2 T olive oil, 1 cup Ricotta, chopped garlic & parsley in a bowl. Season heavilty with salt & pepper. Can be served on top of the sausage and peppers to add a creaminess or served on toasty Italian bread. Either way - IT'S AMAZING!
Recipe Notes

Ingredients to prep ahead: 

  • Peppers, onion & garlic can all be chopped and stored together ahead of time. This can be done 1-2 days ahead as long as you store in an airtight container in the fridge.
  • Herbs can be rough chopped 1 day ahead. Store in an airtight container with a paper towel inside the container. This will help maintain low moisture.

As with so many Italian-American dishes, this one just gets better with time. I wouldn't recommend freezing, but you can definitely make a big batch and eat it through the week.

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Seared Bass with Brown Butter, Roasted Grapes & Capers

This dish uses the Searing Method.

This seared bass dish will be done in 15 minutes and yet make you feel fancy and special while you eat it.

The seared bass melts in your mouth, while the sweetness of the roasted grapes and the tangy earthy butter and caper make you want to dance.

In fact…you should dance. And drink wine and laugh with your family while you eat this meal. It’s divine.

You might be thinking….Roasted grapes!? What the hell?

I’m telling you…It’s AMAZING!

By throwing the grapes in your hot pan, you blister the skin and deepen their sweetness. It’s a perfect pairing to the sweet bass flavor.

Since the sauce is made in the same pan, you won’t even have dishes to clean at the end of it all!

And if you re not a fish fan, this sauce is also delicious on some seared chicken as well.

As with all of my recipes, measurements are NOT important. I always urge you to taste as you go and use your instincts.  You know what you like!

Check out some of our other recipes that use Searing too!

Seared Bass with Brown Butter, Roasted Grapes & Capers
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This seared bass dish will be done in 15 minutes and yet make you feel fancy and special while you eat it. It melts in your mouth, while the sweetness of the roasted grapes and the tangy earthy butter and caper make you want to dance. Using the Searing Method, the fish cooks quickly and with no prep while leaving you with a crispy skin and soft, flavorful meat. Since the sauce is made in the same pan, you won't even have dishes to clean at the end of it all!
Servings Prep Time
2 people 0 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 0 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 people 0 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 0 minutes
Seared Bass with Brown Butter, Roasted Grapes & Capers
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This seared bass dish will be done in 15 minutes and yet make you feel fancy and special while you eat it. It melts in your mouth, while the sweetness of the roasted grapes and the tangy earthy butter and caper make you want to dance. Using the Searing Method, the fish cooks quickly and with no prep while leaving you with a crispy skin and soft, flavorful meat. Since the sauce is made in the same pan, you won't even have dishes to clean at the end of it all!
Servings Prep Time
2 people 0 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 0 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 people 0 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 0 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Dry the skin of your fish with a paper or cloth towel. Then, season the fish with salt & pepper on the flesh side only. This will keep it dry and help with the browning later.
  2. Add oil to your pan and turn the heat on high to get it smoking hot.
  3. Once your oil begins to smoke, add your fish skin side down.
  4. Using a spatula or your fingers, GENTLY press the fish against the pan. Pressing and releasing every 2-3 seconds until the flesh begins to relax. The fish will automatically curl and tense when it hits the pan. By gently pressing on the skin, this will aide it in making contact with the pan and browning until it's naturally ready to relax.
  5. Turn heat down to medium high and let cook 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add butter & thyme
  7. Using a spoon, baste the fish with the butter as it begins to brown and bubble. Do this until the skins flesh is no longer translucent. Remove fish from pan.
  8. Add the grapes to the pan and let cook 1 minute.
  9. Add all the other ingredients & season with salt & pepper.
  10. Remove the thyme sprigs and spoon the sauce over the fish to enjoy!
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Winter Squash Soup

Winter squash Soup

Getting a variety of Winter squash in the Fall months is my favorite! Winter squash keep outside the fridge for what seems like ever and are so great for adding some depth and warmth to any dish.

This Winter squash soup is very simple and fast AND like so many of The Connected Chef recipes, can be batch made and frozen for another week’s meal. I love working smarter, not harder. 🙂

This recipe uses Butternut Squash, but feel free to swap that out for any other Winter squash you have available. (Kabocha, Acorn, Carnival, Pumpkin, ect.)

As with all of my recipes, measurements are NOT important. I always urge you to taste as you go and use your instincts.  You know what you like!

Check out some of our other One Pot Meals too!

Winter squash Soup

Winter Squash Soup

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This Winter squash soup is very simple and fast AND like so many of The Connected Chef recipes, can be batch made and frozen for another weeks meal. I love working smarter, not harder. 🙂

This recipe uses Butternut Squash, but feel free to swap that out for any other Winter squash you have available. (Kabocha, Acorn, Carnival, Pumpkin, ect.)

Servings Prep Time
6 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes

Servings Prep Time
6 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes

Winter squash Soup

Winter Squash Soup

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This Winter squash soup is very simple and fast AND like so many of The Connected Chef recipes, can be batch made and frozen for another weeks meal. I love working smarter, not harder. 🙂

This recipe uses Butternut Squash, but feel free to swap that out for any other Winter squash you have available. (Kabocha, Acorn, Carnival, Pumpkin, ect.)

Servings Prep Time
6 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes

Servings Prep Time
6 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes

Ingredients


Servings: people

Instructions
  1. Rough chop onions & garlic & set aside

  2. Rough chop squash & set aside

  3. Brown 1 stick of butter at the bottom of a stock/soup pot

  4. One butter is browned, add onions & garlic and season with salt & pepper. Let brown lightly.

  5. Add squash, sage, thyme & maple syrup and stir. Reseason.

  6. Let vegetables cook and soften slightly.
    Then, add your liquid (chicken/veggie stock or water).

  7. Allow the soup to simmer as the squash softens, about 15-20 minutes. Stir occasionally.

  8. Add milk and let cook for 5 minutes more.

  9. Blend soup in blender or food processor. Fee free to add more stock at this point if the soup is too thick.
    Once blended the soup can be strained through a fine mesh strainer if you'd like.

  10. Re-season & enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Ingredients to prep ahead: 

  • All vegetables can be prepped ahead of time
  • When storing precut veggies, be sure to store them in an airtight container. You can also store them together based on the stages that they are used in the recipes. (i.e. onions/garlic in 1 container, squash/herbs in a separate container)
  • Brown Butter can also be done ahead and stored in a mason jar or other air tight container - I actually love making a giant batch of brown butter and storing it in my fridge. It's a great flavor boost in so many recipes.

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Vegetable Dumplings

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These Vegetable Dumplings are by far one of the favorites in our kid’s cooking classes. The children love to make and stuff the dumplings and they ALWAYS eat them up like crazy.

This recipe adds cabbage and other shredded vegetables, but you can also brown off some meat, cook some shrimp or change up the vegetables to make any flavor dumplings you’d like.

You can also lay your dumplings on a sheet tray and freeze them. Once they are frozen, you can combine them together in a ziplock bag or airtight container.

If you are looking for a sauce to perfectly compliment you dumplings, check out our Ponzu Sauce!

dumplings
Vegetable Dumplings
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This recipe adds cabbage and other shredded vegetables, but you can also brown off some meat, cook some shrimp or change up the vegetables to make any flavor dumplings you'd like.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 30 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 30 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
dumplings
Vegetable Dumplings
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This recipe adds cabbage and other shredded vegetables, but you can also brown off some meat, cook some shrimp or change up the vegetables to make any flavor dumplings you'd like.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 30 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 30 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Shred cabbage, carrots & beets using a box grater.
  2. Small chop red pepper.
  3. Saute Garlic, Ginger, Scallions in a little olive oil and season with salt & pepper.
  4. Add chopped veggies & season again. Cook until soft.
  5. Add a splash of soy sauce & let cool.
  6. Place a small amount of veggie mix in the center of a wonton wrapper.
  7. With the tip of your finger, wet the edges of the wrapper all the way around.
  8. Fold the wonton wrapper in half and press down on the edges to seal. Be sure not to use too much filling.
  9. Fry dumplings in a pan with a liberal amount of olive oil.
  10. When browned, take out and place on a linen or paper towel and season with salt.
Recipe Notes

Items that can be prepped ahead: 

  • Make the mix ahead and store in an air tight container.
  • The mix can also be made in a double batch and kept frozen for later use!
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Lemon Chicken

  • Using the BRAISING method, this is the perfect one pot meal.

It requires minimal prep and cooks without needing much attention. That means it’s great for a week night or a busy day with your kids. It’s also a meal that can be adjusted to be made in a Crockpot or Instapot.

I used to make this recipe for family meal when I worked for David Burke in his UES restaurants. It was always a hit and a welcomed variation from the mundane, slapped together meals we were used to scarfing down as busy cooks.

This recipe was nicknamed “Long Island Chicken” because it’s a riff off of  the Lemon Chicken my grandma used to make me as a kid. I don’t have many childhood dishes, but this is definitely one of them.

As with all of my recipes, measurements are NOT important. I always urge you to taste as you go and use your instincts.  You know what you like!

Check out some of our other One Pot Meals too!

Lemon Chicken
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Using the method BRAISING, it's this is the perfect one pot meal. This dish requires minimal prep and cooks without needing much attention, which means it's great for a week night or a busy day with your kids. It's also a meal that can be adjusted to be made in a Crockpot or Instapot. 
Servings Prep Time
6 people 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
45 minutes 45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 people 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
45 minutes 45 minutes
Lemon Chicken
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Using the method BRAISING, it's this is the perfect one pot meal. This dish requires minimal prep and cooks without needing much attention, which means it's great for a week night or a busy day with your kids. It's also a meal that can be adjusted to be made in a Crockpot or Instapot. 
Servings Prep Time
6 people 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
45 minutes 45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 people 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
45 minutes 45 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Coat chicken in Paprika, salt & pepper
  2. Sear off in a hot pan to brown (Remember that you need high heat to sear. You can turn it down once the chicken goes in the pan. Spices will brown quickly, but don't worry about burning.)
  3. Removed seared chicken & set aside.
  4. Add onion, garlic, pepper, thyme & cook until lightly browned. Feel free to add a little oil if you need to.
  5. Add lemons, juice and halves pieces. Throw it all in there! 🙂
  6. Add chicken back into pot & add stock until ¾ of the way up the chicken
  7. Add butter & simmer on low until chicken is cooked through
  8. Finish with Kale and chopped parsley at the very end and cook 3-4 minutes.
Recipe Notes

Items that can be prepped ahead:

  • Cut veggies and herbs
  • half and juice lemons

Pro Tip: When storing prepped veggies, store them based on the stage that they are added in the recipe. If you are adding a bunch of veggies together in 1 step, they can be stored together.

  • store onion/garlic/peppers/thyme together
  • halve and squeeze you lemons into a container and save for cook time. Then you just need to dump and move on.

 

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Balsamic Marinated Summer Veggies

There are many vegetables at the market that grow in abundance in the Summer.

Squash, Zucchini, Peppers, Eggplant – These veggies are cheap. Unfortunately, many people don’t like them or don’t know how to make them SUPER yummy so that they enjoy them.

My secret – This is the ONLY way I will eat these particular veggies.

As with all of my recipes, measurements are NOT important. I always urge you to taste as you go and use your instincts.  You know what you like!

Balsamic Marinated Summer Veggies
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This simple & fast marinated veggie recipe can be made ahead of time and eaten all week. You can also use the let over marinade as a dressing! Add some cooked Quinoa, Cous cous or Rice for a full lunch.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 10 minutes
Balsamic Marinated Summer Veggies
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This simple & fast marinated veggie recipe can be made ahead of time and eaten all week. You can also use the let over marinade as a dressing! Add some cooked Quinoa, Cous cous or Rice for a full lunch.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 10 minutes
Ingredients
Balsamic Marinade (aka. dressing)
Veggies
Servings: people
Instructions
Marinade
  1. Add all ingredients to a jar and season with salt & pepper. Shake it up.
Roasted Veggies
  1. Load all the cut veggies in a bowl and pour the marinade over the top. (Peppers - simply cut off the sides for large pieces)
  2. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  3. Place all veggies on a baking sheet. Be sure to not crowd the pan and do not let them overlap. (This will ensure that they will brown and not steam)
  4. Place in a 450 degree oven for about 10-15 minutes until they are tender. No need to flip or move the veggies.
  5. Enjoy with a salad or as a side dish. Finish with some of the left over marinade as a dressing!
Recipe Notes

The veggies for this recipe are also really great if grilled! -- Just be sure to cut the pieces lengthwise so they don't fall through the grill.

Add these veggies to some cooked quinoa, cous cous or brown rice for a delicious Summer salad.

Marinade will last weeks in your fridge!

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Sweet Potato & Corn Hash with Seared Chicken

sweet potato & corn hash

This sweet potato and corn hash with seared chicken recipe is such a great mid-week fix. For days when you are coming home from school pick up and work. For when you have about 30 minutes until your kids lose their shit.

This sweet potato and corn hash comes together so fast that it’s a great standby to keep on hand weeknights, and when served with seared chicken, it’s so easy and flavorful that I make it when we’ve got company, too.

To make things even faster, I get chicken skewers at the butcher and take them off the skewer. They cook faster and are already cut & seasoned for me!

As with all of my recipes, measurements are NOT important and I always urge you to taste as you go and use your instincts.  You know what you like!

As with all of my recipes, measurements are NOT important. I always urge you to taste as you go and use your instincts.  You know what you like!

sweet potato & corn hash
Sweet Potato & Corn Hash with Seared Chicken
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This starch free dish is healthy and delicious. Did I mention you can get it together in 20minutes!?
Servings Prep Time
3 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
sweet potato & corn hash
Sweet Potato & Corn Hash with Seared Chicken
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This starch free dish is healthy and delicious. Did I mention you can get it together in 20minutes!?
Servings Prep Time
3 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
Sweet Potato & Corn Hash
  1. Small dice your sweet potato (no need to peel it) & cut the kernels off the corn. (An easy trick to cutting the kernels off an ear of corn - Lay it down on the cutting board long ways and cut along the sides. Basically turning your round ear of corn into a square)
  2. Chop you cilantro & scallions and keep seperate
  3. Heat a bit of oil in a pan on medium high heat. Throw in the sweet potato and cook until a bit brown and just tender. Do not season yet & be sure not to cook too much because they will get mushy.
  4. Add corn and season with salt & pepper. Cook 2-3 minutes until corn is cooked through.
  5. Add chopped cilantro & scallions and season again to taste. Set aside in a bowl.
Seared Chicken
  1. Using the same pan, heat oil until smoking.
  2. Season chicken with salt & pepper and add to the pan
  3. Cook until browned and cooked through. About 5-7 minutes.
  4. Lower the heat and add a pad of butter to the pan & your garlic.
  5. Using a wooden spoon, scrap the bottom of the pan to get those brown chicken bits off. It's ok if the butter begins to brown a little. That's yummy!
  6. Squeeze juice of 1 lemon & season with a little salt & pepper. If the sauce is a little thick, you can add a bit of chicken stock or water to thin out.
  7. Serve the chicken on top of the hash and drizzle with a little of the lemony pan sauce. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

To make things even faster, I get chicken skewers at the butcher and take them off the skewer. They cook faster and are already cut & seasoned for me!

As with all of my recipes, measurements are NOT important and I always urge you to taste as you go and use your instincts.  You know what you like!

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Chili

This simple chili recipe is the easiest, most forgiving and delicious you will eat. Make 3 times the amount so that you can freeze batches of it for a rainy day!

Chili
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This is the easiest, most forgiving and delicious chili you will eat. Make 3 times the amount so that you can freeze batches of it for a rainy day!
Servings Prep Time
6 people 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 people 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 30 minutes
Chili
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This is the easiest, most forgiving and delicious chili you will eat. Make 3 times the amount so that you can freeze batches of it for a rainy day!
Servings Prep Time
6 people 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 people 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. If you are using protein, you will coat the protein with spices and sear off first. For shrimp & chicken, remove the protein from the pot & set aside after searing. For ground beef, just continue to the next step.
  2. Add chopped onion & garlic first and sweat for a few minutes. Be sure to season with salt & pepper during this step.
  3. Add the rest of your veggies of choice & spices and cook off a bit. Be sure to season with salt/pepper again.
  4. Add more if necessary spices & stir and cook another couple minutes.
  5. Add beer and let reduce for 3 minutes.
  6. Add canned tomato, cooked beans & if you want it a bit spicy you can chop some chilis (jalapeño, serano, etc.) & add that, too.
  7. Add chopped Kale & re-season to taste with salt/pepper. Simmer for 20 more minutes.
  8. Enjoy! Great served with pico de gallo, sour cream and lime as well!
Recipe Notes

As with all of our recipes, this one s meat to be cooked with your senses. The ingredient portions are forgiving and you can feel free to swap out ingredients for what you like best or have available.

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Chili Braised Pork Tacos & Salsa

Chili braised pork or 5 spice tacos bring different ideas to the table instead of just Mexican.

These chili braised pork tacos are one of my family’s all-time favorite recipes, and one that I’ll often make in my cooking classes as well!

Chili braised pork tacos are practically foolproof and very popular – making this the perfect party meal, make-ahead dinner option, or simple Sunday dish. The chili-braised pork tastes better the longer it sits, too, so make a big batch and freeze some for later if you get the chance.

The base of this dish, the pork shoulder, follows along the guidelines I’ve laid out in the braising section. Remember that the perfect braise builds a flavor that works along with the rest of the ingredients it’s paired with; turn a cheap cut of meat into the star attraction with just a few simple tricks!

Chili-braised pork tacos and salsa are great on their own, but if you’re looking for a different side, I really recommend this simple corn salsa.

Chili braised pork or 5 spice tacos bring different ideas to the table instead of just Mexican.
Chili Braised Pork Tacos & Salsa
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Chili braised pork or 5 spice tacos bring different ideas to the table instead of just Mexican.
Chili Braised Pork Tacos & Salsa
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Ingredients
Chili Braised Pork
Pico de Gallo
Spice Rub
Servings:
Instructions
Chili Braised Pork
  1. Coat pork in spice rub & salt, pepper. (You will have left over rub. Keep it in a jar for another dish/time!)
  2. Sear pork in a dutch oven or saute pan until dark, golden brown on all sides.
  3. Remove pork and add all veggies. Cook until charred and slightly cooked
  4. Deglaze with bottle of beer
  5. Put pork back into dutch oven & add enough water until pork is ¾ covered. (If you don’t have a dutch oven & have seared your pork & veggies in a sauté pan, place everything in an oven safe pot & cover.)
  6. Cook at 275-300 degrees for 3-4 hours, until pork is falling apart. (You should be able to put your fork in the pork and pull it apart without any resistance)
  7. Once cooked, let everything cool in the braising liquid.
  8. I often make 1-2 days ahead and put the whole pot in the fridge to cool. If that is the case, just warm the pork up when you are ready to shred it.
  9. Shred pork and strain braising liquid. Then, add pork to the strained liquid. You may need to reheat everything slightly if it has cooled completely. (Don't boil when reheating, you will toughen the meat)
Pico de Gallo
  1. Dice tomato, avocado, onion jalapeno & cilantro
  2. Mix with lime juice & season generously with salt/pepper
Recipe Notes

There are no quantities for the PICO DE GALLO. That is because you can make it to your own liking.

I typically like my Pico de gallo heavy on the lime and cilantro, but it's a personal choice.

TASTE AS YOU GO and remember you can always add more of an ingredient!

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Pea Mint Pasta

Pea Mint Pesto Pasta is made by making a type of ‘pesto’ out of fresh peas and mint, with the bright flavor of lemon juice and the bite of garlic.

This is a great summer picnic snack since it holds really well at chilled or room temps, although it is great eaten hot or cold.  It’s a wonderful addition to kids’ lunches, too!

Another bonus? Kids love to help make pea mint pesto! Check out the recipe and see what steps they can help with!

Even though it’s really just a simple sauce tossed with pasta, it’s got a big flavor that feels fancier than it really is!

If you’re making it as a side, it goes really well with Roasted Chicken with Root Veggies.

Pea Mint Pasta
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This pea mint pesto pasta sauce can be eaten cold or warm. It's great for a summer picnic! Pea Mint Pesto Pasta is made by making a type of 'pesto' out of fresh peas and mint, with the bright flavor of lemon juice and the bite of garlic. This is a great summer picnic snack since it holds really well at chilled or room temps, although it is great eaten hot or cold.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
0 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
0 minutes
Pea Mint Pasta
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This pea mint pesto pasta sauce can be eaten cold or warm. It's great for a summer picnic! Pea Mint Pesto Pasta is made by making a type of 'pesto' out of fresh peas and mint, with the bright flavor of lemon juice and the bite of garlic. This is a great summer picnic snack since it holds really well at chilled or room temps, although it is great eaten hot or cold.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
0 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
0 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients, except olive oil into your food processor and blend
  2. Add the oil slowly until the sauce is a thick consistency. Then add the pasta water to thin out, all while blending.
  3. Season heavily with salt and pepper and buzz once more to incorporate.
Recipe Notes

Tasks for kids to help: (basically they can do it all on their own if they are 5+)

  1. Picking herbs
  2. Crushing & peeling garlic
  3. Adding the ingredients to the food processor and pressing the button to pulse
  4. Adding the olive oil and salt

Pro Storage Tips:

This pesto will last about a week in your fridge if stored in an airtight container. You can also make in large batches & freeze in small portions.

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