Sunday, August 31, 2008

Pollo Blu - Chicken Breasts with Gorgonzola

This recipe is all about beautiful flavors. Another recipe from Mauro at Assagio Ristorante. I had this in his restaurant for lunch with friends a few weeks ago and it was delicious. I changed the recipe (slightly) to fit a few taste buds in the household (I omitted the mushrooms and the Dijon mustard in this recipe) and to make sure that my 12 year old ate it, by omitting the mushrooms (she still has not acquired a taste for mushrooms).

Chicken made with a delicious Gorgonzola cream sauce. I served this dish with penne and a slice of prosciutto topped with a fresh sage leaf from my friend's garden (Christi Meshell).
Grazie Mauro for an easy dish filled with beautiful flavors!

Porchetta con Portobello - Stuffed Pork Chops with Portobello Mushrooms and Risotto

Finally, after a few weeks of a busy schedule at the hospital, I am able to do what I like best...COOKING for my family.

Another delicious recipe prepared by me, that was inspired by the one and only Seattle Owner and Chef of Assagio Ristorante, Mauro Golmarvi. I had the pleasure of meeting Mauro and getting my cookbook autographed by him after eating at his restaurant again. To Mauro's credit, the recipe was delicious, but of course, I altered a few things. You can buy his cook book from or Amazon.

Stuffed the 1 1/2 inch think pork chop with prosciutto, pecorino toscano cheese and fresh sage leaves.

All four porchetta's stuffed and drizzled with olive oil, salt and the special herbs from Tuscany from Duccio Fontani's farm in Castellina in Chianti. Bravo!

After grilling the Porchetta 12 minutes on each side, the flavors from the stuffing melt inside bursting from inside out. The Porchetta sealed nicely and the cheese did not seep through the slit on the side. Beautiful.
The reduced wine sauce was made with portobello mushrooms, red wine, olive oil, garlic and beef broth.
I made a Risotto with portobello mushrooms that was delicious. The flavors all blended nicely and complimented each other.
Buon Appetito!!