recipes: #freezer

  • braised short ribs in red wine sauce
    This is such a delicious and easy way to prepare braised short ribs. The pressure cooker does most of the heavy lifting. You just need to brown the meat, soften the veggies, toss in some flour, then add everything else. The frozen pearl onions help reduce prep time. We dug this out of a vintage Jacques Pepin book, The Short-Cut Cook. short ribsrendered fatfrozen pearl onionscarrotsgarlicflourherbes de Provencesaltblack pepperred bliss potatoesred wineparsley
  • cook's illustrated basil pesto (doubled)
    This is the first pesto recipe that we've really liked. Other recipes were either bland or had too much olive oil. The flavors in this one are super fresh! Adapted from Cook's Illustrated. Parmesan cheesegarlicfresh basilparsleyextra-virgin olive oilpine nutssaltsalt and pepper
  • jacques pepin's split pea soup with cracklings
    We were drawn to this recipe for several reasons. * We like split pea soup. * It makes use of leftover chicken skin. * Split peas are inexpensive. * It makes a big pot that can stretch over several meals or feed a party. * Leftovers freeze well. * It’s a Jaques Pepin recipe! We were pleased with the result and would definitely make it again the next time we have unused chicken skin. The crisped chicken skin kind of tastes like chicharon (deep-fried pork rind) in this dish. Adapted from Jacques Pepin's Essential Pepin. chicken skinonionsgarlichamwater or brothherbes de Provencesaltblack peppertabascosplit peas
  • Thai chicken & mushroom soup (doubled for parties and to store)
    I made this soup for friends and family during the 2013 holiday season. Everyone loved it! Processing the lemongrass and shallots is the most time-consuming part, so I now chop it up in a food processor. I'll make this doubled version of the recipe for parties, or I cook half of it at a time for smaller groups. To make the soup a meal, serve it over steamed brown rice. vegetable oilshallotslemongrasscilantrofish saucechicken brothcoconut milkcoconut milksugarwhite mushroomsskinless chicken breastslime juiceThai red curry pastefish saucesteamed brown ricecilantro leavesserrano chilesscallionslimes