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Category: Sauces and Salsas

Barbecued Pork Ribs…mmm-mmm good!

  There is a secret technique to making juicy and flavorful barbecued ribs that many are unfamiliar with, that is brining. What is brining? Brining is a mixture of kosher salt and water used to add moisture and flavor to meat. I use the brining method for turkey, pork and chicken. Brining and refrigerating the ribs the night before extracts much of the fat from the meat and allows it to rise to the top for cleaner and less fattening…

Roasted Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce

As classic as spaghetti and meatballs or bread and butter, Roasted Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce is one of the traditional pairings seen at many fancy, fluffy, upscale restaurants! It’s one of the most well known sauces, but also the one people fear the most! Let’s face it, when seeing¬†the minimal ingredients of warm egg yolks, butter and lemon juice, you’re probably thinking “how can this be good?” Well friends, it definitely…

Butterflied and Marinated Leg of Lamb

Did you say that you don’t like lamb? Did you say that you love lamb? Well then, either way this is the recipe for you! I am not much of a meat eater myself, but I love this recipe. My dear friend Tricia shared this with me many many years ago and it is definitely a winner! The secret sauce (marinade) is so delicious, you’ll want to drink it ūüôā ¬†I usually double the marinade ingredients¬†so…

Chinatown Ribs

An appetizer that is a “must have” in any Chinese restaurant is their mouth watering ribs. ¬†I have often wondered what gives them the unique flavor and reddish color. I decided to Google a few recipes and see what the “key” ingredients are in creating these delightful ribs. ¬†It appears that many recipes start with a basic Hoisin sauce (either homemade or store-bought) as well as Five Spice Powder. ¬†The reddish color is created by…

Pomegranate-Avocado Salsa with Spiced Chips

I make this Pomegranate-Avocado Salsa every Christmas. My first attraction to the recipe was the colors and how much it reminded me of the colors of Christmas and how festive¬†it would look on our appetizer table. Every time I make it, it turns out to be a crowd pleaser! Don’t leave anything out ~ all the bright and fresh flavors come together so perfectly. ¬†Enjoy! Print Pomegranate Avocado Salsa I’ve been making this salsa at Christmas…

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