Bologna cake or beef pate with herbed cheese

  This was inspired from watching Sweet Home Alabama.  It’s a fun conversation piece at a picnic or tailgating party.  It’s a fun recipe that should be accepted for what it is… Here is my basic recipe.     1 lb of Oscar Myer beef bologna 16 oz of cream cheese softened 4 tablespoons of […]

Shredded Egg and Garlic Soup

shredded egg and garlic soup by chef alexis hernandez

Ingredients:  2 Tablespoons of butter 2 tablespoons of olive oil 4-5 garlic cloves 1 teaspoon of dried thyme 48 oz of chicken stock 1 star anise 3 medium eggs 1  tablespoon of white wine Kosher Salt Fresh black pepper Take the garlic and slice thinly.  In a large sauce pan over medium – low heat, […]

Sauteed Shrimp with Thyme

Sauteed shrimp with thyme by chef alexis hernandez

Ingredients: 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 pounds fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1 tablespoon olive oil In a bowl add all the ingredients and allow to sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.  In a saute pan over medium heat, carefully place the shrimp on […]

Cauliflower and Parmesan Mash

Cauliflower and Parmesan mash by chef alexis hernandez 2

 Ingredients:  1 cauliflower greens remove and chopped into florets 1 large onion chopped 1/4 grated Parmesan cheese or Pecorino Romano cheese 2 garlic cloves chopped 1 can 8-12 oz chicken stock 1/4 teaspoon of Kosher salt 1/4 cream 1/4 teaspoon black pepper Over medium high heat saute the cauliflower without moving them too much with 2 […]

Braised Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Braised brussels sprouts with bacon by chef alexis hernandez

 Ingredients:  1/2 lb of brussels sprouts  6 strips of bacon 1 medium red onions chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon Kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon fresh black pepper 1  8oz can of chicken stock Cut the ends of the brussels sprouts and then cut them in half and set aside. Chop the bacon into small […]

Sauteed Spinach with Lemon and Garlic

photo sauteed spinach with lemon and garlic by chef alexis hernandez

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 (10 ounce) bag spinach leaves  2 cloves of garlic chopped Half of a lemon juiced to 1 tablespoon Preparation:  In a large saute pan over medium heat, place olive oil and spinach and cook for five minutes.  Add the garlic and continue to cook 5 additional minutes or until […]

Grilled Salmon with Lemon and Thyme

photo grilled salmon with lemon and thyme by chef alexis hernandez

  Ingredients:   4 (4-6 ounce) fillets salmon 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 tablespoons capers 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper 3 tablespoons of  Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce 1/2 lemon Preparation: In a bowl combine all the ingredients ensuring the fish are covered with the mustard sauce.  Allow to […]

Sauteed Cauliflower

photo sauteed cauliflower by chef alexis hernandez

Ingredients 1 head of cauliflower 1/4 cup of olive oil 1 tablespoon of butter 3 garlic cloves 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce 2 1/2 tablespoons of capers 1 tablespoon of chopped chives Cut the cauliflower into bite size pieces. Over medium heat add the olive oil and butter.  Add the garlic and cook for 1 […]