Easy tips to cook your salmon perfecly every time

  Salmon is a difficult fish to cook if you don’t know a couple of tricks.  I remember as a young cook reading recipes for salmon and the recipe never really came out the way it was intended.   I want to offer  you my tips that I have learned. When I get home from […]

Oven roasted tomatoes

  Some times its easier than it seems to find things in your kitchen and do something with them that enhances other dishes you are making.  This simple oven roasted tomatoes can be made 3-4 days ahead, covered with plastic and placed in the refrigerator.  The acidity in the tomatoes actually are a nice addition […]

Pork loin with thyme and onions.

Tenderloin by chef alexis hernandez

      I always go to the grocery store to look for meat when it is on sale.  I buy one and freeze the other one.  Sometimes all that meat needs to be seasoned is olive oil salt and a herb.  If you don’t have anything to flavor your meat in your kitchen that […]

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 […]

Ham Croquettes

Ham croquettes by chef alexis hernandez

Ingredients:    Serves 4 8 ounces of cooked ham steaks chopped 1 cup of minced carrot 1 cup of minced yellow onion 3 cloves garlic chopped 1 bay leaf 2-3 sprigs of thyme 1 stick unsalted butter 1-cup all-purpose flour 4 whole eggs 2 egg whites 2 teaspoons chopped thyme leaves 2 tablespoon chopped parsley […]

Garden Fresh Tomato Soup

Garden fresh tomato soup by chef alexis hernandez

Ingredients: Serves 4 10 lbs tomatoes sliced into quarters 3 lbs yellow onions chopped 2 tablespoons of white sugar 1 bunch of thyme tied with kitchen string 1 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce 4 cups chopped basil stems and all 1 stick of butter 4 cloves of garlic chopped 1 star anise 1 bay leaf 2 […]

Orange Juice Poached Carrots

Orange juice poached carrots by chef alexis hernandez

Ingredients: Serves 4 1 lb of carrots peeled and sliced in 1/4 in rounds 1 clove of garlic minced 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoon of unsalted butter 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon of sugar 1 cup of orange juice 1 teaspoon of dried thyme In a pot small pot over medium heat […]

Baby Portabella Mushrooms with Thyme and Blue Cheese

Baby Portabella mushrooms with thyme and blue cheese by chef alexis hernandez

 Ingredients: 12 oz of Baby portabella mushrooms cleaned and sliced thin. 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter 1 tablespoon of olive oil 2 teaspoons of dried thyme 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon of kosher salt 4 oz of blue cheese Over medium heat add the butter and oil.  Then […]