Coq Au Vin

Before I begin, a shout-out is warranted for the kitchen skills performed by my Sous-chef for this dish. “The Croc” did an amazing job when it came time to “Feed The Beast”. If you ever saw the film “Donnie Brasco”, this is the dish that Lefty Ruggiero is making for Christmas dinner. Lefty says to…

Beast Braised Short Ribs

“The Beast” goes crazy over braised short ribs. The way the beef just falls apart and melts in your mouth is so satisfying. But what is braising? Braising is a combination cooking techniques. The two methods used are wet and dry heat. Generally you would first sear or sauté your food over a high heat….

Chorizo Flambé

Here is a simple recipe that will wow your guests. Chorizo is a cured sausage that can be found throughout Europe, In Portuguese and Spanish cultures, chorizo is a pork sausage that is smoked using dried smoked red peppers which gives it the spiciness and the deep red color. This recipe adds a higher dimension…