One Pot Meals

Salmon Hash

This dish represents a couple attributes that I love in a meal: one pot cooking and using up leftovers. I’m giddy when I’m going through my fridge and finding half a shallot that will work perfectly and may have otherwise gone to waste…that’s why I love all types of hash…even for dinner! Plus, it’s darn tasty.   Salmon Hash I didn’t have to make a trip to the store for this dish. You can make hash...

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Chicken Cacciatore with Sausage

A new family favorite is my Chicken Cacciatore.  Adding store bought (behind the deli counter) chicken Italian sausage is almost cheating as it adds so much flavor to the sauce. Heat oven to 275. 3 – 4 Italian chicken sausage (I've done all spicy or a combo of spicy and sweet).    Brown saugage in olive oile in big pan/pot.   Remove to glass backing dish. Season 1 cut up frying...

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Spicy Red Beans and Rice

We smoked a ham on our Big Green Egg to compliment the family's turkey this Thanksgiving which means we have the benefit of the ham bone and leftovers!  Typically I like to make a white bean soup but I decided to try something that would be extra pleasing to my hubby and perfect for watching football:  Red Beans and Rice. I used this recipe for Red Beans and Rice on Epicurious for a base.  Here are...

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Pork Pot Pie…from leftovers!

I made this recipe with left-overs from my fridge: two left over pork chops (loin rib roast that were roasted w/rosemary and garlic earlier) roasted left over potatoes and fennel (from the rib roast mentioned above) half a honeycrisp apple green onions fresh rosemary butter Wondra half and half chicken broth frozen peas parmesean Heat oven to 375. I did have to buy a few ingredients. I started with a small package of pancetta and fried it...

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Chicken and Sausage Paella on the Big Green Egg

  We had family over earlier this month to celebrate Mothers Day and May birthdays.  I love seafood paella but wasn't sure if the rest of my family would be okay with it so I decided to make a chicken version instead and serve clams cataplana on the side.  It was a hit!  I think it really helps to have everything prepped in advance when making paella.  The night before I marinated the...

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Cataplana Clams and Mussels with Chorizo

Another treat from The Spanish Table in Seattle was a cataplana–a big copper dome pan that locks shut to steam the contents.  I can't wait to try it out tonight…I've reviewed several recipes and this is what I've come up with. 8 oz of sliced hard chorizo (about 1/4 inch thick like coins) 1 1/4 inch slice of Serrano ham.  (I meant to buy a little more at Metropolitan Market, but…I didn't realize how...

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The Spanish Table’s Paella on the Big Green Egg

Yesterday we went to the Spanish Table in Seattle to buy a paella pan.   The Spanish Table is a great store and if you have one in your area, I highly recommend checking it out.    I decided to make the paella on the Big Green Egg.  My pan rested a couple inches above the grate hanging by the handles.  This is actually a little unnerving.  It did wobble a couple of...

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Pacific Northwest Crab Boil

We celebrated my little Sister's 40th birthday with a seafood boil.  It was a hit.  Not only was the dish delishous, "performing" a crab boil is really putting on a show.  We found live crab and live crawfish at Mutual Fish on Beacon Hill in Seattle.  My husband picked up our live crustrations (I had to prep for the party); he had nothing but great things to say about Mutual Fish and their...

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Jambalaya Risotto

This recipe is an experiment because I just discovered that I'm out of my plain old white rice and I'm planning on making jambalaya tonight.  If I've published this recipe, that means it didn't turn out so bad! chicken thighs (3 or 4) Emeril's Essence or other creole seasoning 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 pound chopped tasso 1/2 pound sliced andoullie sausage 1 cup sweet onion – chopped 1 cup celery –...

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Quick and Easy Meatball Soup

I've found this to be a great weeknight dish for when dinner time is sneaking up on me and I don't have time (or want to) go to the grocery store.   Don't tell anyone, but I actually use frozen Italian meatballs from Costco!  The kids like it and I'm able to make substitutions to the recipe when needed…and did I forget to mention it's pretty tasty? Here's how I made last night's version...

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