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crispy, juicy and HOT!!!

Sunday suppers seem to creep upon us quicker than ever, almost as quick as summer has passed by…
Tonight, an incredible classic dish needed to make an appearance on our table… classic fried chicken! This dish was a do-ahead however.
After breaking down the chicken into manageable pieces, they were brined overnight. Today they were dipped into a buttermilk concoction and then dusted in a flavorful, spicy flour mixture.
Cooked in a fragrant herb and garlic infused oil, these previously boring beauties turned into sultry goddesses.
Once golden and crisp [and of course cooked through], a tower of divine luxury was built on a plate then decorated and spritzed with wedges of lemon.
Each crunchy bite brought back memories of childhood when my mother would spend hours in the kitchen preparing the ultimate and perhaps most intoxicating fried chicken… she taught me well!

at a low simmer…








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how do you spell decadence… R I S O T T O

Sometimes you need a bit of luxury in more than just your life… so tonight that is just what I did with dinner!
I took my regular risotto and elevated it to something spectacular. Tonight was my first try at lobster risotto! This dish is not very different than my usual risotto, just the addition of lobster meat makes it a bit sweeter and much sexier.
I started by sautéing onions in some butter, then coating the arborio with the butter and onions. Next, I added some white wine, stirred the arborio and reduced. Then it was time to start with some serious elbow grease… ladles of warmed chicken stock, stirring, more stock and more stirring! All of this consistent stirring creates a creaminess, while the stock adds the flavor and cooks everything through.
Once the risotto is done, I add in a good helping of pecorino romano for some tanginess and then last, but not least the chopped lobster meat is gently incorporated…
Topped off with some extra lobster meat and dinner was served! I could eat this all the time…

at a low simmer…











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