Category Archives: Poultry

Italian-Ate Stuffed Turkey Breast

This is, in my opinion, the most elegant way to enjoy turkey and stuffing.  All of the butchering is done prior to roasting, so carving and serving are neat and easy.  My preparation makes maximum use of the turkey breast, … Continue reading

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Chicken Thighs with Caramelized Shallots and Bacon

A local favorite restaurant of mine, Nick and Toni’s in Easthampton, makes one of my favorite roast chickens.  They have a wood-burning oven in which they roast most of the main courses that are served–meats, fish and chicken. One of … Continue reading

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Rosemary-Orange Glazed Turkey Breast

This is a wonderful main course for dinner, that can also provide you with wonderful leftovers for lunches the following days.    As a main course, I serve it with the skin on, dressed with some of the orange glaze. … Continue reading

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Italian Flat Stringbeans with Zucchini and Tomato

As I indicated in my last post, my favorite meals for entertaining this time of year are those which consist of something from the grill, plus a variety of make-ahead side dishes. My mother is visiting again this weekend, and … Continue reading

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Dry-Brined Roast Chicken with Crispy Potatoes

This is a very similar technique to my butterflied roast chicken, with one key difference.  Here, I’ve used a dry-brine, as opposed to the wet brine in the prior recipe.  They are both wonderful methods of cooking a chicken.  This … Continue reading

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Turkey Breast with Porcini Sauce

My butcher often has free-range, organic turkey breasts, rolled and tied into compact little roasts.  This is a great weeknight meal which can be ready in an hour, and makes great leftovers for lunch (for several days). Although I’ve posted … Continue reading

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Roast Chicken Breasts with Rosemary and Lemon

This is a great dish to make for a dinner party, since it cooks (reliably) in about 45 minutes and needs almost no attention, as it perfumes the house with the irresistable aroma of roast chicken and rosemary.  It can rest … Continue reading

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