Author Archives: Mike Smith

Garlic-Lime Grilled Pork Tenderloin Steak

Pork tenderloin steak? Delicious. I came across this recipe recently when I was looking for a pork recipe and knew I had to give this a try. Once again I tapped into my America’s Test Kitchen catalog and this was on the front page.  Lots of lime, honey and garlic work great and the real kicker is […]

Grilled Salmon with Jalapeño and Lime Glaze

When I look for recipe ideas one of the must visit places is America’s Test Kitchen.  If you’ve ever seen the PBS show you probably know why.  They refine recipes by trying multiple variations until it is where it should be.  This week salmon was on the menu so during my online searches I knew […]

Fusilli with Spinach and Ricotta

  Whenever I am looking for a recipe with certain ingredients one of the first places I search is America’s Test Kitchen. The recipes have been worked and reworked by the chefs on the show until they have been ‘perfected’.  Nearly every recipe I have tried from the website or watching the show has worked […]

Pad Thai

Pad thai, a favorite noodle dish of many but not something that’s made at home very often.  I am skeptical of any recipe that claims to be an ‘easy’ pad thai so I won’t claim that this is a simple recipe but if you can get past the prep work then the rest is down hill. […]

Shrimp with Roasted Chile and Avocado Sauce

To me the toughest part of this recipe is (1) owning a food processor or blender and (2) knowing where to find Anaheim chiles (try Whole Foods, Fresh Market, Trader Joe’s, Safeway, they are long and green).  Once you get past that, this is worth your time because it’s pretty easy to make and the […]

Tequila Lime Shrimp Tacos

My wife sends me alot of pins from Pinterest and as she can attest to most of them go unused…until now.  I made a few changes and also added a Sriracha aioli as an additional sauce.  I made four total ‘sauces’, if you include the marinade and slaw dressing, which can be a bit much. […]

Chicken Nachatta

I found this recipe probably two years ago and this is the third time I’ve made it.  The first time I didn’t have any marsala at home so I substituted with sherry and it was delicious.  The second time we had it I used marsala and we didn’t think it was quite as good.  So […]