- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 3 or 4 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
- a few drops water
- 2 ounces rye whiskey (such as Sazerac Rye)
- 1 teaspoon Herbsaint, Pernod, pastis, or absinthe
- lemon peel
- 1/2 teaspoon Benedictine
- 1 dash Peychaud’s Bitters
- 1 dash Angostura Bitters
- 3/4 ounce rye whiskey
- 3/4 ounce cognac
- 3/4 ounce sweet vermouth
- 2 cups torn bread
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- coarse salt and ground pepper
- 4 cups packed flat-leaf spinach, washed
- 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/4 cup white wine
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups half-and-half
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup shredded rotisserie chicken
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine bread with 1 tablespoon oil; season with salt. Set aside. In a medium pot, heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil over medium-high. Add spinach; season with salt. Cook, stirring, until wilted, 2 minutes. Transfer to a colander, let cool, then squeeze out water. Coarsely chop.
- Wipe pot clean and heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil over medium. Add onion, garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is soft, about 8 minutes.
- Add wine to pot and cook until almost evaporated, about 5 minutes. Add flour and cook, stirring, 30 seconds. Gradually whisk in half-and-half. Add lemon juice and bring mixture to a boil over high.
- Remove from heat and stir in chopped spinach and chicken; season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a 2-quart baking dish and top with bread pieces. Bake until bread is golden brown and mixture is bubbling, 8 to 10 minutes.
3 small carrots, quartered lengthwise
1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
4 6 -ounce center-cut skinless halibut fillets (1 3/4 inches thick)
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 10 -ounce package frozen peas
1/3 cup ricotta cheese
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
Preheat the broiler. Line a broiler pan with foil and preheat 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, brush the carrots and onion with 1 tablespoon olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Brush the fish with the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with the paprika; brush to coat the fish evenly with paprika.
Carefully remove the pan from the oven, place the fish in the center and scatter the onion and carrots around. Broil until the fish is golden and just cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, microwave the peas in a bowl with 1/4 cup water until just tender, about 4 minutes. Transfer the peas and liquid to a food processor and pulse with the ricotta, butter and a pinch of salt to make a slightly chunky puree. Divide the puree among plates and top with the fish, carrots, onion and pan juices.
4 6 -ounce skinless mahi mahi fillets (about 3/4 inch thick)
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 head cauliflower, florets cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup golden raisins
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
Lemon wedges, for serving
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Season the fish with salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the fish until golden brown on one side, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet, cooked-side up, and roast in the oven until just cooked through, about 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, melt the remaining 3 tablespoons butter in the skillet over medium-high heat. Add the cauliflower and cook, stirring, until golden brown and crisp-tender, about 6 minutes. Add the almonds, raisins, coriander, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper to taste; cook until the almonds are golden, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon juice and parsley.
Divide the fish among plates and serve with the cauliflower and lemon wedges.