Sirloin and Eggplant Stacker

Oct 24, 2011 by

This dish is something I came up with during the Easter Kamikaze Chef dinner. I’ve refined it and am posting the recipe below. The sirloin is encrusted in a unique blend of pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds), green peppercorns and parsley and I use French’s Fried Onions to coat the eggplant on the bottom. Ingredients for 2 servings: 1 medium eggplant, cut into 1” thick rounds 1/2 cup French”s Fried Onions, coarsely chopped 2 eggs 2 cloves garlic, minced 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/2 cup Shiitake mushrooms 1/2 cup Portabella mushrooms 1 red bell pepper Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1/2 lb top sirloin filet 1/4 cup pepitas (You can find these in most grocery stores, sometimes just called pumpkin seeds, out of their shells. I get mine at Trader Joe”s and I get the roasted,...

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Pizza Night

Oct 6, 2011 by

Two weekends ago, I traveled out to my friend Lyndi’s house for a Pizza Night with the kids! It was also the first night I used my new tabletop photo studio. I still have a lot to learn, so bear with me on the pictures, but I think they turned out pretty good! For appetizers, I made two versions of Pigs in a Blanket, an easy kid-friendly snack. I used organic turkey dogs and crescent rolls for the kids and then used two varieties of chicken sausage wrapped in puff pastry for the adults. I also made two types of bruschetta. One was a roasted tomato & garlic topping and the other was artichoke & Parmesan mixture. I realized too late that I didn’t have any mayonnaise and ended up using Vegenaise with a...

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