Oswald Rivera

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CREAMED SPINACH WITH SUMMER SQUASH

I’ve always like spinach, even when I was a young ‘un. Some people abhor spinach, and I’ve always wondered why? There is one exception: creamed spinach. Even the most recalcitrant youngster will gravitate towards it. Now that summer is in full bloom, and spinach is abundant, I like to experiment with the vegetable.… Read more...

GRILLED FISH IN CHURRASCO MARINADE

In Portuguese and Spanish culture, churrasco is the name for grilled beef. Eventually the name came to refer to any cut of meat that was grilled, inclusive of chicken and, yes, fish. And that is the recipe given today: Grilled Fish in Churrasco Marinade.… Read more...

GRILLED STUFFED BURGERS

GRILLED STUFFED BURGERS

If you like grilling burgers (and who doesn’t), you’re going to love this recipe. It takes the lowly majestic hamburger to a higher level. Here we have stuffed burgers. And the stuffing is mozzarella cheese, sun-dried tomatoes and fresh basil.… Read more...

GRILLED DUCK BREAST

This recipe takes grilling to new heights. It’s way beyond the purview of just plain franks, burgers, and chicken. This would be the epitome of grilling. No less than duck breast. Yes, it’s a mite on the expensive side. Again, these ain’t beef burgers.… Read more...

TERIYAKI MEATBALLS

It always amazes me how the Americanization of other cuisines has been so prominent in our culture. You know what I mean. Think of Chinese-American cooking, which is nothing like the cuisine you would encounter in China.  Think of what we did with French cooking.… Read more...

TROUT WITH ALMONDS

Recently we got some fresh trout. About the only time we get trout is when some friend goes fishing in some nearby lake and brings back some. The classic way of cooking trout is the way we did it when we went camping: breaded and fried in a cast-iron skillet.… Read more...

ENSALADA DE TOMATE, QUESO Y CEBOLLA (Tomato Cheese and Onion Salad)

Here’s a quick summer salad that, back on block, was popular with my family: Ensalada de Tomate, Queso y Cebolla (Tomato, Cheese and Onion Salad). It’s easy to prepare and goes great with a crusty loaf of bread and a chilled white wine (or lightly chilled red like a Gamay or Bardolino).… Read more...

GRILLED LAMB CHOPS, TUNISIAN STYLE

I’m always on the lookout for good grilling recipes, and this one is unique. Its’ lamb chops Tunisian style. Honestly, I did not know that grilling is popular in Tunisian culture; and this dish is a departure from the usual burgers and hot dogs.… Read more...

SALMON FILLETS WITH LEMON, TARRAGON AND GARLIC SAUCE

We are fans of salmon, and we are always experimenting as to how to cook salmon fillets in unusual fashion.  Here’s a result from that on-going experimentation: Salmon Fillets with lemon, Tarragon  and Garlic Sauce. Technically, summer is here, so you should find fresh tarragon at your local grocer.… Read more...

PORTOBELLO MUSHROOM BURGERS REDUX

On 09/08/20 I posted a recipe on grilled portobello mushroom burgers. In that dish, the mushrooms were marinated in a mix of Dijon mustard, sherry vinegar, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper; and they were topped with mayonnaise. I’m always experimenting with portobello’s since they are the closest vegetable to beef burgers in terms of taste and texture.… Read more...

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