Every house needs a ragù, well, at least one really great meat sauce recipe to toss with your favorite pasta, a little jewel of a recipe you can count on. Bijouxs House Ragù is meaty-rich, dotted with bites of porcini mushrooms, and brightened with a fresh gremolata. Join Bijouxs on the patio for our House Ragù. Continue reading Bijouxs House Ragù
There is no one more important pantry basic in your Bijouxs kitchen than olive oil, but with so many wonderful choices in the marketplace it can become confusing – what type of olive oil to use when and what should you be looking for in an olive oil? Here’s the Bijouxs breakdown on olive oil – just the basics. Continue reading Bijouxs Basics: Olive Oil
Summer in winter. Summer served right from your oven. Oven Puttanesca, a winter version of the vibrant Italian sauce brings the fresh flavors, usually reserved for summer, to the table anytime you need a little sunshine. Fire up the oven for another little Bijouxs. Continue reading Oven Puttanesca
Only 3 ingredients: dried spaghetti, Pecorino Romano and black pepper. Who needs a recipe and why is this a Bijouxs?
I’ll answer the second question first. Why is cacio e pepe a true Bijouxs of a recipe? Important – it’s a simply sublime dish – pasta is one of the (my) things that “those who cook for a living” make for themselves after they have been cooking for hours (or days). You never eat when you work. Case in point: over the Labor Day holiday I contributed some of the dishes for a friend’s 50th birthday party of 30 guests; a Caramel Brie, Guacamole, my House Salad and 75 crab cakes – later I am home wondering…what will I eat for dinner? Continue reading Cacio e Pepe (Spaghetti with Pecorino Romano and Black Pepper)
This recipe is one I love to make when the tomatoes are dead-ripe and brought into the kitchen, still warm from the summer sun. On my early morning crawls around the farmers markets I look for vendors selling their over-ripe tomatoes at a discount, they are just what I need to make this simple pasta sauce.
Crudaiolo is an uncooked pasta sauce from the Puglia region of Italy. It is so incredibly simple and refreshing on hot summer days. Please do not be tempted to add both the green onion and the garlic, just choose one, it really does honor the taste. This video makes it simple!
The perfect summer Bijouxs.