Main dishes

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Pomegranate Glazed Chicken

Yield: 4 to 6 servings
from “Jewish Cooking for All Seasons” by Laura Frankel

2 chickens, about 4 pounds each, cut by your butcher into 6 pieces each, on the bone
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Olive oil

For the Glaze

Olive oil
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 medium shallot, finely chopped
1/2 cup pomegranate molasses
3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1/4 cup dark chicken stock

Suggested Garnishes

Fresh pomegranate seeds
Chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Posted in Submitted by Judy on Fri, 09/14/2007 - 7:14pm.

Merlot-Braised Short Ribs with Cipollini Onions

from “Food to Live By' by Myra Goodman with Linda Holland and Pamela McKinstry
seen in The Orange County Register
September 6, 2007

Yield: 8 to 10 servings

1 ounce dried porcini mushrooms
5 pounds boneless beef short ribs, or 7 pounds bone-in beef short ribs
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 tablespoons olive oil; divided use
2 carrots, coarsely chopped
2 ribs celery, coarsely chopped
2 small yellow onions, coarsely chopped
3 cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
1 bay leaf
3 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 bottle (750 milliliters) merlot
4 cups Slow Simmering Beef Stock (recipe follows) or store-bought low-sodium beef broth

12 ounces cipollini or pearl onions (12 to 16 onions)
1/4 cup good-quality balsamic vinegar


Posted in Submitted by Judy on Fri, 09/14/2007 - 2:23pm.
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