It’s 2011 the beginning of a New Year and time to start at the beginning for Bijouxs Basics. The #1 Bijouxs Basics kitchen equipment nomination goes to the humble cast iron skillet, it can handle almost any cooking task, it’s steady and sure – a Bijouxs you can count for a lifetime. Continue reading Bijouxs Basics: Cast Iron Skillet
The best-ever poached salmon recipe that really is not a recipe at all, it’s just too simple. Fresh salmon fillet is topped with fresh herbs, a dash of white wine, lemon juice a little butter and popped off into the oven to gently poach. The poaching liquid creates a wonderful light sauce that can be used to top the salmon, along with rice, or steamed white creamer potatoes. Serve with additional lemon wedges.
Find yourself home alone for dinner? This is an easy and just a little bit luxurious Bijouxs dinner recipe for your dinner for one. Monkfish has a rich, lobster-like flavor making it a wonderful foil for the fresh simple poaching ingredients. Parchment paper is best used to create these little oven packets, and presented at the table, torn open to reveal the delicious perfectly cooked fish. A little bit of luxury shared with guests as well.
This classic bistro dish can be made any day. You may purchase demi-glace in many markets; usually near the meat counter or sometimes you may find it in the freezer section of the store. A rich beef stock can fill used in a pinch. The dish is flexible, you may use any tender cut of beef, and any combination of peppercorns.
The holiday train is on the fast track, racing us all to meetings, holiday events, shopping and also dragging behind is my broken oven that needs repair. What can I cook for holiday guests that is simple, easy and provides the warm comforts of the season without an oven? The phone rings, a friend reminds me of Seafood Chowder, a perfect soup for a chilly night and certainly company worthy – Bijouxs without an oven.