Category Archives: Sauces

No.256
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Chicken alla Cacciatora

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Big Night cooking…it’s all about the sauce. Chicken alla Cacciatora, yes, an old school classic, a simple, family-style way with a chicken. Bijouxs la dolce vita!

One of my favorite food movies is “Big Night” and I can’t help but think of it whenever I cook a family favorite, Chicken alla Cacciatora (chicken in honor of the hunter’s wife). Leave it to the Italians to create the most fabulously simple food and this recipe is no exception. What you will need is a chicken, an onion, garlic, a can of tomatoes and oh, yes of course a bit of white wine. Result? A tender stew with fall-off-the-bone chicken, plus a healthy serving of sauce to embellish rice or pasta. Simple right?

Cooking from the heart and memory is a joy. You might have grown up with a version of the dish too. This is a flexible recipe, that is, I adjust the oil needed based on the size of onion, adjust garlic to taste, etc. The technique works with other meats as well to create a substantial sauce for Sunday night. With only a 45-minute stovetop stew, a budget chicken becomes a memorable, family-style meal, sending off an aroma throughout the house that just begs the pot to be opened and tasted.

I serve Chicken alla Cacciatora family style on a large platter, extra sauce on the side, and a bowl of fluffy white rice with fresh parsley. Of course, this dish is even better reheated the next day, if you can wait.

Wishing you a big night from the Bijouxs.

June 14, 2015
No.240
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Restaurant Salmon with Basil Sauce

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Cooking three delicious meals a day – the restaurant cook and the home cook have much the same calling. Restaurant Salmon with Basil Sauce employs the simple pan-to-oven cooking method yielding moist fish served with a simple sauce right with ingredients fresh from the home garden.  Voila, another little jewel from the Bijouxs kitchen.
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August 20, 2014
No.237
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15 Minute Pizza Dough

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Just a simple sphere of dough, topped with tomato, prosciutto, fresh ricotta and olives = pizza, the things cravings are made of.  Bijouxs 15 Minute Pizza Dough, a quick little jewel from the kitchen.
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July 15, 2014
No.236
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Harissa

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Be inspired. Perform a little kitchen alchemy to create a lovely jar of your own harissa, the spicy, rich and versatile condiment that instantly adds a taste of Morocco – a little jewel to add flavor magic in your kitchen.
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June 26, 2014
No.234
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Pan-Seared Steak with Sake Sauce

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No grill required. Pan-Seared Steak with Sake Sauce utilizes two of the most basic kitchen tools to create a special celebratory dinner at home – a taste of teppanyaki in your own kitchen, a little jewel.
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June 1, 2014