Recipes · Salads · Side Dish

Grilled Vegetable Panzanella

Tis the season for vibrant, fresh vegetables. Zucchini and squash grow rampant throughout gardens all over. This grilled vegetable panzanella is a delicious way to use up some of the fresh produce made readily available during the summer. A panzanella is a Tuscan salad typically consisting of tomatoes, onions, and bread. This version adds grilled… Continue reading Grilled Vegetable Panzanella

Main Dishes · Recipes

Seared Scallops, Pea Purée, Pancetta, Lemon Beurre Blanc

Is there anything more elegant than a perfectly seared scallop? Seared scallops have become synonymous with fine dining and could be found on most restaurant menus. Although it may seem as if a restaurant could only properly prepare scallops, I'm here to tell you that they could not be any simpler to make! Scallops have… Continue reading Seared Scallops, Pea Purée, Pancetta, Lemon Beurre Blanc

Recipes · Salads

Tomato Salad with Burrata, Pesto Vinaigrette & Ciabatta Croutons

Sweet, juicy tomatoes are paired perfectly with creamy burrata, bright pesto vinaigrette and crispy, buttery ciabatta croutons. This is the perfect summer side dish and takes less than 10 minutes to make! This pesto vinaigrette is unreal, and it couldn't be any simpler to make. I used a good quality store-bought pesto, some lemon juice,… Continue reading Tomato Salad with Burrata, Pesto Vinaigrette & Ciabatta Croutons

Appetizer · Recipes

Truffle Mushroom & Filet Bites

These are a group of ingredients that are just meant to be together. The truffle, mushrooms, filet mignon, and puff pastry come together to create this incredibly delicious, indulgent appetizer. The crispy puff pastry is balanced with the luscious mushrooms and tender filet making it hard not to eat a whole tray of these. This… Continue reading Truffle Mushroom & Filet Bites

Recipes · Side Dish

Gorgonzola & Pea Risotto

It's no secret that I am a huge risotto fan. I love its flexibility, adaptability and creamy, comforting texture. I also love strong, funky cheeses and that's why this specific risotto recipe may be my new favorite! The process of making this is very similar to that of my Truffle Mushroom Risotto https://nikoleskitchen.com/2021/01/27/truffle-mushroom-risotto/ . The… Continue reading Gorgonzola & Pea Risotto

Appetizer · Recipes

Coconut Shrimp with Sweet & Spicy Pineapple Sauce

Coconut shrimp are one of those things on the menu that people just gravitate towards. Theres something about their crispy exterior with their succulent interior that earn them a cult-like following. They are the ultimate appetizer and party food that is sure to satisfy a crowd. Part of the appeal of coconut shrimp is their… Continue reading Coconut Shrimp with Sweet & Spicy Pineapple Sauce

Recipes · Side Dish

Curried Couscous with Dried Cherries

There's something about couscous that makes it the perfect base for sides and salads. The fluffy couscous granules cling to any ingredients added to it, creating a homogeneous, satisfying dish. It can be used with any type of flavor profiles or cuisine styles. On top of couscous's unparalleled versatility it is insanely quick to cook.… Continue reading Curried Couscous with Dried Cherries