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Chicken Fingers Easy and Delicious

Best Chicken Fingers for the Entire Family If you have picky eaters at home, you likely make a lot of chicken nuggets or chicken fingers.  Pre-packaged chicken seems convenient, but the quality is sub-par, and the taste is, well…. Meh.  It’s simple to make chicken fingers from scratch, and this recipe is absolutely delicious.  It’s hard to say who will love it more...the kids or the adults! Ingredients: Six boneless, skinless TBS chicken breasts Salt and pepper to taste 2 cups panko breadcrumbs 1 tablespoon chopped fresh lemon thyme 1 cup all-purpose flour 4 large eggs, lightly beaten 2 tablespoons...

Swedish Meatballs

Easy To Make Delicious Every Time Swedish Meatballs Swedish meatballs are delicious--whether you need a yummy hors d’oeuvre to bring to a dinner party or your family is craving comfort food.  IKEA may have increased the popularity of Swedish meatballs, but do you know the history behind them? It turns out Swedish meatballs weren’t invented in Sweden.  Instead, the first known recipe for the yummy bites of seasoned meat in gravy originated in the Ottoman Empire in Turkey.  King Charles XII of Sweden spent several years in Turkey and loved the dish so much that he took the recipe for...

Flank Steak With Sweet Pepper Sauce

How To Cook The Best Flank Steak with Sweet Pepper Sauce Flank steak with sweet pepper sauce is a delicious steak recipe originated from Italy, where locals enjoy the melded flavors of fresh peppers, onion, and tomatoes.  It’s simple to make and light enough for a late Summer evening dinner on the deck.  It’s always a good idea to cook a little more meat than you think you’ll need since leftover flank steak is a delicious topping for a hearty salad the next day. Flank Steak with Sweet Pepper Sauce Ingredients: 2 pounds TBS flank steak, trimmed 3 teaspoons dried oregano...

Oregon Peach Glazed Chicken Thighs

Tonight Prepare Quick and Easy Oregon Peach Glazed Chicken Thighs Did you know peaches are the most popular summer fruit at U-pick orchards and roadside stands in the state of Oregon?  Oregon peaches are bountiful because of our mild, wet winters followed by heavy rainfall in the spring season.  Add an extremely dry July and August, and you have the perfect recipe for growing delicious peaches! There are only a few months each year where these peaches are at their peak, so it’s best to enjoy them every way possible while you can!  Here’s a quick and easy dinner recipe...

Baked Salmon with Olive Sauce

Summer months mean wild salmon is in season!  While you can find fresh salmon all year long at the Butcher Shop summer is a great time to enjoy fresh fish and baked salmon with olive sauce. If you’ve never cooked fresh fish before, it can seem daunting; yet in reality, baking a delicious salmon dinner is easy enough for even the most novice cooks. Ingredients: Sauce: 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 shallot, chopped 1 cup dry white wine ½ cup chicken stock ⅓ cup green olives, chopped. Castelvetrano or Picholine is recommended. 1 cup heavy whipping cream 2 teaspoons fresh...

Vietnamese Grilled Pork and Noodle Bowl

Vietnamese Grilled Pork and Noodle Bowl In Vietnamese, this dish is called “Bún thịt nướng” Vietnamese Grilled Pork and Noodle Bowl traditionally includes grilled pork over cold rice-vermicelli noodles, topped with fresh herbs and crisp vegetables.  It is a delicious and refreshing meal, perfect for any summer dinner. Many Vietnamese dishes came from France.  During the 17th century, Catholic missionaries arrived in Vietnam, and France eventually colonized Vietnam and Cambodia.  You’ll see an incredible amount of French influence on Vietnamese cuisine. Ingredients for Vietnamese Grilled Pork: For this recipe, you’ll need about 2 pounds of TBS pork shoulder. Marinade ingredients: 3...

Stuffed Chicken Breast Roasted

Stuffed Chicken Breast with Feta Cheese and Dried Fruit After a series of delicious barbeque dinners, sometimes you just want something savory and comforting as a change of pace.  This roasted stuffed chicken breast with feta cheese and dried fruit are destined to fill that craving.  Pair with your favorite Chardonnay and enjoy a relaxing dinner with friends and family. Ingredients: 4 TBS boneless, skinless chicken breast halves 4 TBS thick bacon slices 2 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons olive oil ¼ cup onion, finely chopped ¼ cup dates pitted and coarsely chopped ¼ cup dried apricots, coarsely chopped 2 tablespoons...

Seared Tuna with Wasabi Sauce

Easy to make in Minutes Seared Tuna with Wasabi Sauce There’s something about seared tuna with wasabi sauce that just has a fresh summer taste to it, plus it’s incredibly nutritious.  A four-ounce serving of ahi tuna fish contains about 120 calories, 25 grams of protein, one gram of fat, and no carbohydrates.  It’s also packed full of Vitamin B, omega-3 fatty acids, potassium, vitamin D, phosphorous, selenium, and magnesium. When planning a meal of seared tuna, it’s essential to make sure your fish is very fresh.  Since seared tuna is cooked very rare, the quality of the meat is...

Grilled Clams and Mussels Recipe

Grilled Clams and Mussels with Sesame-Cilantro Butter There’s nothing like fresh shellfish on a warm summer day, and preparing it on the grill is easier than you may think.  Virtually any shellfish such as oysters, clams, and mussels can be grilled easily within minutes.  And with access to fresh seafood and shellfish from The Butcher Shop, why wouldn’t you give it a try? Ingredients: 2 pounds TBS small clams 2 pounds TBS mussels 8 tablespoons of butter 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro or flat-leaf parsley, chopped 2 cloves of garlic, minced 2 tablespoons sesame seeds Grilled Clams and Mussels Tips: Smaller...

Chicken Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna

Chicken, Spinach, and Mushroom Lasagna This lasagna features a bit of heat to offset the creamy bechamel sauce, resulting in a delicious chicken-based lasagna the whole family will love.  The first night’s dinner is delicious, and the leftovers the next day are even better! Ingredients: Chicken mixture: 2 ½ pounds TBS chicken breast meat, cooked and shredded 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 sweet onion, chopped 2 tablespoons minced garlic 16 ounces crimini mushrooms, sliced 1 tablespoon dried basil 2 teaspoons dried oregano 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 ½ teaspoon of salt, divided 12 ounces fresh baby spinach Bechamel Sauce:...