Category Archives for Grass-fed Meat

Broiled Lamb Chops with Nigella’s Mint Sauce

Nigella Lawson’s mint sauce first appeared on our Easter table in 2003, the same year the Easter Egg Nest Cake made its debut, both recipes having appeared in the New York Times earlier that week. Unlike the Easter Egg Nest … Continue reading

09. April 2014 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Easter, Entrees, Grass-fed Meat, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads | 22 comments

Skirt or Flap Steak with Shallots | Also, Chocolate Bread

You know how sometimes a day — a year — can rip by in an instant? But somehow the ten minutes while the steak is resting feel interminable? Without gainful employment, that steak will draw you in, those crispy bits … Continue reading

12. February 2014 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Eating Locally, Entrees, Grass-fed Meat, Holidays, Meat, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Valentine's Day | 23 comments

Nobu’s Chicken Teriyaki Two Ways

My senior year of college, a Chinese restaurant opened half a block from my apartment, and when I discovered that they used thighs to make their chicken teriyaki, I ran home to tell my roommate. As you might imagine, my … Continue reading

15. January 2014 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Asian, Chicken, Entrees, Grass-fed Meat, Meat, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads | 37 comments

Ina Garten’s Mustard-Roasted Chicken

So, as you can see, I’m kind of on a Barefoot Contessa kick right now. And it’s not stopping here. I’ve got one more recipe coming, something sweet and chocolaty and festive, and I can’t wait to share it. In … Continue reading

24. October 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Chicken, Entrees, Grass-fed Meat, Meat | 56 comments

Pan-Seared Lamb Chops with Toasted Bread Crumb Salsa

For years, all of my favorite cookbooks have been urging me to seek out salt-packed anchovies, that I won’t be disappointed once I find them, that their superior quality is worth the effort of soaking and filleting them, that once … Continue reading

19. March 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Bread, Entrees, Grass-fed Meat, lamb, Meat, Salsa, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads | 27 comments

Curried Lamb Burgers with Chutney Mustard & Greek Yogurt

Observing that the twice-a-week broiled-burger-topped-with-cheddar routine was leaving everyone at my dinner table a little wanting, I decided a change was in order. Lamb burgers seasoned with oregano and feta would do just the job, but when I reached for … Continue reading

05. March 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Entrees, Grass-fed Meat, Meat, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads | 25 comments

Honey-Soy Chicken Drumsticks, Thighs or Wings

In the spirit of old-fashioned, unsubtle, crowd-pleasing recipes, I offer another oldie but goodie from The New New York Times Cookbook (Craig Claiborne, 1979), a recipe my mother pulled out for nearly every cocktail party she hosted and attended for … Continue reading

26. February 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Asian, Chicken, Entrees, Grass-fed Meat, Hors d'oeuvres | 74 comments

Pasta with Chicken, Lemon & White Wine — A Meal to Take to a Friend // Also, Spatchcock Chicken

Do you ever find yourself needing to prepare a meal for a friend? Perhaps a new mom? Or someone on bed rest? Or just someone in need? As comfortable as I feel in the kitchen, cooking for these sorts of … Continue reading

18. February 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Chicken, Entrees, Grass-fed Meat, Meat, Pasta | Tags: , | 54 comments

Pan-Seared, Oven-Finished New York Strips with Balsamic Caramel

It’s a rare occasion that a New York strip steak needs anything more than a little salt and pepper. That said, in the spirit of special-occasion dining, a good sauce does make a meal feel a wee more special. And … Continue reading

06. February 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Entrees, Grass-fed Meat, Meat, Steak, Valentine's Day | 33 comments

Dead Easy Steak Marinade

It’s always nice when dead easy produces damn delicious. This little marinade — equal parts Worcestershire sauce and olive oil combined with a healthy sprinkling of lemon pepper — is a good one to have on hand this time of … Continue reading

16. May 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Entrees, Grass-fed Meat, Meat | 24 comments

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