Category Archives: Dinner for Two

Whole Roast Trout Dinner with Potatoes and Asparagus for Two

RECIPE: One-Tray Roast Trout with Potatoes, Asparagus, and Herbs

In the summer, my family always grills whole fish stuffed with lemons and herbs until they’re charred and smoky and flaky and perfect. We serve them along with asparagus that’s crisped on the corner of the grill, and some boiled … Continue reading

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Blackened Salmon with Crunchy Coconut Couscous for Two

RECIPE: Blackened Salmon with Crunchy Coconut Couscous

This is the perfect easy, interesting dinner.  And, might I add from yesterday’s experience, also a terrific cold packed lunch. The concept is simple: no-fuss baked salmon crusted in hot blackening spice perched on a pile of cool coconut couscous … Continue reading

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Chorizo Crusted Cod and Beans with Arugula Pesto for Two

RECIPE: Chorizo Crusted Cod and Beans with Arugula Pesto

This recipe is the perfect example of how a few killer ingredients can make a gorgeously creative and delicious dish without much going on in the way of effort. The concept is simple: use chorizo, so full of garlic and … Continue reading

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Handcut Pasta with Ricotta and Peas

RECIPE: Handcut Pasta with Ricotta and Peas

I love little tricks of the trade that make me feel like I’ve got something for nothing.  This dish cooks in 10 minutes, and looks like I’ve gone to a really high falutin’ Italian restaurant.  Why?  Because I bought fresh … Continue reading

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Cheated Paella for Two

RECIPE: Shrimp and Chorizo Lazy Paella

Paella is a party dish.  The kind of endeavor you’d only undertake if you plan on feeding at least 10, if not 100, people. And yet, it’s the perfect after-work comfort food.  Rice, perfumed with all that decadent saffron.  The … Continue reading

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Turkey and Porcini Meatballs with Rosemary and Polenta

RECIPE: Turkey and Porcini Meatballs with Rosemary and Polenta

My meatball addiction knows no bounds.  If made correctly, meatballs are actually so much lighter than MEAT.  Pillowy, more delicate, easier to portion-adjust.  And so versatile and easy to throw together. This is my “Tuscan-inspired” meatball ragu over polenta.  Rustic … Continue reading

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Veal Milanese in a Flash with Arugula Salad

RECIPE: Veal Milanese with Arugula Salad

The summer is tricky.  You’re for something substantial, but you want it to feel light.  Veal Milanese is the perfect dinner.  It’s fast.  It’s hearty.  It’s light.  And it strikes the perfect balance between indulgent and virtuous.  Fried meat, topped … Continue reading

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