Mains

My frequent dinner guests have come to expect that I will be serving spit-roasted lamb, braised lamb shanks, or skewers of lamb tenderloin as the main course. I really do love lamb! Especially because it pairs so well with red wine! For that same reason I also love roast pork - well really anything that pairs perfectly with a beautiful pinot noir is right up my alley. After teaching my courses in Spain, I came home and immediately bought a paella pan and quite often I'm stirring a big pan of chicken, prawn, and sausage paella out on my back deck for a large dinner party. Paella can really be made with any combination of proteins you like. And it's an instant party when you serve it!

Agnolotti with Fontal, Fontina, Butter and Sage
Baked Ham with Maple Pineapple Glaze
Bamboo Salmon with Mango-Avocado Salsa
Beef Tenderloin Rolled with Spring Greens
Braised Beef Ragu in Two Courses
Bruschetta Burger with Caramelized Onions and Blue
Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Olives
Chicken Ragout with Autumn Vegetables
Chicken Rolled with Pesto
Crisp Salmon with Green Herb and Caper Sauce
Crown Roast of Pork with Roasted Apples
Farro Risotto with Red Wine and Grana Padano
Farmer's Market Risotto with Zucchini and their Blossoms
Farfalle Pasta with Lemon Chicken and Herb Salad
Fettuccine with Tomatoes, Basil, and Crisp Bread Crumbs
Fideus Pasta with Garlic Shrimp and Allioli
Fregola with Clams and Tomatoes
Grilled Lamb on Rosemary Skewers with Almond Salsa Verde
Grilled Leg of Lamb with Lavender-Rosemary Rub
Grilled Italian Steak with Arugula Tomato Salad
Grilled Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce
Grilled Yellowfin Tuna Burgers with Wasabi Mayonnaise
Halibut Parcels with Capers and Lemon-Thyme
Horseradish-Crusted Salmon with Dilled Cucumbers with Crème Fraîche
Italian "Mac and Cheese"
Lasagne with Wild Mushrooms, Leeks and Gorgonzola
Lemon Turkey Cutlets
Linguine with Goat Cheese and Arugula
Linguine with Spicy Hot Crab and Tomatoes
Moroccan Chicken with Tomato Marmalade
Oven-fried Chicken Legs with Lime Aioli
Paella with Chicken, Shellfish and Chorizo
Pan-Seared Chicken Breasts with Mustard, Rosemary, and Capers
Pappardelle with Herbs and Lemon Brown Butter
Penne with Tomatoes, Spicy Fennel Sausage and Cream
Pork Roasted the Way the Tuscan Do
Pork Tenderloin with Onion, Orange and Dried Fig Marmalade
Red Wine-Braised Chicken with Tomatoes and Olives
Rigatoni with Caramelized Pearl Onions, Bacon and Parmesan
Rigatoni with Chicken, Tomatoes and Creme
Risotto with Fava Beans, Asparagus and Peas
Risotto with Zinfandel and Radicchio
Roasted Cornish Hens with Toasted Bread Crumb Salsa
Roast Turkey with Dried Apple and Corn Bread Stuffing
Roast Turkey with Ras el Hanout
Roulade of Herbed Lamb with Stewed Garlic
Salmon with Asparagus and Blood Oranges
Salmon and Spring Vegetables Baked in Paper
Seared Scallops with Fennel and Lemon Relish
Shellfish Pot Pie with Flaky Biscuits
Slow-Braised Pork with Tomatillos and Tequila
Spaghetti alla Norma
Spanish Lamb Stew with Smoked Paprika, Tomatoes and White Beans
Spicy Grilled Lamb with Roasted Tomato, Pepper and Avocado Salsa
Spinach Ravioli with Tomatoes and Basil
Stewed Chicken with Buttermilk Biscuit Pie
Tacos with Tequila Lime Chicken and Fiery Green Salsa
Ten-Minute Roasted Leek and Gruyère Soufflé
Three Bean Vegetarian Chili
Whole Wheat Fettuccine with Wild Mushrooms