Crispy Sticky Asian Wings

I think you’re gonna need this for the games this weekend. Go Niners! Crispy Sticky Asian Wings For the wings:3 lbs. chicken wings3 tbsp. Rice flourKosher salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste3 green onions, sliced on the biasLime wedges, for squeezing For the sauce:1 tsp sesame oilKosher salt and fresh-ground pepper, to taste1 inch piece of ginger,…

Sausage-Stuffed, Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

Sausage-Stuffed, Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

Let’s get serious now, about game-day food. Sausage-Stuffed, Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers 1-pound mild, or hot Italian sausage16-24 slices bacon8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded¼ cup chives, finely diced1-pound jalapeños, sliced in half, lengthwise and de-seeded (about 15 peppers) Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment…

Spicy Italian Panini

I wrote this with a crowd in mind, but you can certainly pare it down to whatever you need. So bust out your panini and get to work. You can even add a drizzle of sherry wine to the toppings and call it a “Sherry Panini” Get it? Spicy Italian Panini 16 slices of good, hearty breadMayonnaiseItalian…

Rib Eye Steaks with Gorgonzola Cowboy Butter

Rain be damned, I’m gonna burn a steak this weekend. Rib Eye Steaks with Gorgonzola Cowboy Butter Cowboy Butter:2 sticks salted butter, softened¼ cup Gorgonzola crumbles1/3 cup finely minced fresh parsley, plus more if needed1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakesA couple of turns of freshly ground pepper2 cloves garlic, finely minced1 lemon, zested and halvedKosher salt, to taste Steaks:Garlic…

Braised Squid Stuffed with Chorizo

Braised Squid Stuffed with Chorizo 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil8 ounces fresh chorizo, peeled and crumbled1 cup fresh bread crumbs1 1/2 pounds whole squid with tentacles1 medium onion, chopped4 garlic cloves, chopped2 bay leaves4 strips lemon zest1 cup white wine2 cups fish or chicken stock1 (32 ounce) can whole tomatoes in juiceKosher salt and fresh-ground pepper,…

Rib-Eye Steak Sandwich with Blue Cheese and Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms

The NFL Playoffs are here! I’m rooting for two teams tomorrow. The Browns, for my friend Robert Withrow (a.k.a. Robert Christopher) and the Dolphins, for my son Max and because they’re playing the Chiefs. Double this recipe for a crowd. Rib-Eye Steak Sandwich with Blue Cheese and CaramelizedOnions and Mushrooms 1 lb. boneless rib-eye steak2 tablespoons balsamic…

Bang Bang Chicken Wings

It’s Super Wild Card Weekend. No Niners till next weekend, but good games. Saturday…doubleheader, Sunday…tripleheader, Monday Night Football. Time to plan your game day menu. This is a smoker to fryer recipe. If you fry them only, fry in batches and increase the frying time to 10-12 minutes. Bang Bang Chicken Wings Bang Bang Sauce:1 cup mayo1/4…

Garlic Butter Baked Pork Chops

“Show ’em that little move I taught ya there pork chop” Garlic Butter Baked Pork Chops 2 thick, bone-in pork chopsKosher salt and fresh-ground pepper, to taste4 tbsp butter, softened1 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped4 cloves garlic, minced1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 1. Preheat oven to 375°.2. Season pork chops with salt and pepper and set aside.3. In…

Baked BBQ Baby Back Ribs

Baby backs in the oven is one of my favorites. Baked BBQ Baby Back Ribs ½ cup ancho Chile powder¼ cup white sugar¼ cup brown sugar¼ cup Kosher salt2 tablespoons fresh-ground pepper1 tablespoon ground cumin1 teaspoon dry mustard1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper½ teaspoon ground dried chipotle pepper1 rack baby back pork ribs1 cup barbeque sauce Preheat oven to…