Author Archives: Steve Collins

About Steve Collins

Married to the endlessly fascinating Billie for many years (but who's counting) Love to cook and share the fun with others. Travel is always fun. Into astrology (Aries, Leo, Gemini)

Lamb and Eggplant Shepherd’s Pie My Way

What is it about a November weekend? For food it calls for red meat, a substantial sauce and potatoes. My taste buds were in search of a lively braise including lamb and eggplant.  This recipe requires the time to cure … Continue reading

Posted in cooking, People who cook, The Home Chef, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Flap Steak Fajitas followed by Cherry Tart

Flap steak is a cut similar to flank that works wonderfully when marinated, grilled and sliced across the grain.As is the case with the tougher cuts, it is very flavorful and when properly done is a delight. For this one … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Bacon Pecan Stuffed Dover Sole

This is a great dish because it doesn’t take a lot of time and energy to put together. The fish should be fresh or else don’t bother. Serves 2 1 or 2 strips Applewood smoked bacon ¼ C Onion, finely diced … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Heirloom Tomato Tart

This is a fabulous easy summer light dinner. This recipe is loosely adapted from an early 2000’s issue of Gourmet. Times like this I miss Gourmet mag. The idea here is that you prebake the crust and then fill it with … Continue reading

Posted in cooking, Heirloom mtomatoes, Pie, Summer dining, The Home Chef | Leave a comment

Charlie Parker

The story I heard was that, as is often the case when Jazz musicians get together and jam, challenges are offered in which others are expected to take the riff and better it. A musician whose name I don’t recall  put … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

NM Style Harissa and Couscous Style Quinoa

Our friend, Donna made an outrageously delicious Moroccan chicken dish with olives and preserved lemons. She asked me to bring a side dish. I brought a “couscous” style red quinoa pilaf (recipe below). But I also realized that such a … Continue reading

Posted in cooking, Moroccan, The Home Chef, World food | Leave a comment

My Favorite Green Chile Cheeseburger

Living in New Mexico, a good green chile burger is at least as important as boots or a hat to a Texan. A lot of considerations come into play when making one. Do you cook on wood, charcoal (if so … Continue reading

Posted in cooking, green chile cheeseburger, Grilling, The Home Chef | Tagged | Leave a comment