What's For Dinner?
Graisse de Canard Gold adds a special touch - a delicate flavor - to these festive potato balls. You can make them ahead and keep them warm in a slow oven.
Bulgur's nutty flavor and wholesome texture make this a hearty winter dish to serve with poultry and roasted meats. An attractive way of presenting this side dish is to pack the mixture into a ring mold and bake it briefly. Once unmolded, fill the center with baby peas, broccoli florets, or any bright green vegetable. Either coarse or fine bulgur is appropriate.
For an onion soup that lingers in your mind long after the last spoonful is gone, try this creamy blend of caramelized onions that's puréed with Riesling wine and a dash of sherry, along with the robust flavor of Jus de Poulet Lié Gold. Gruyère croutons are a contemporary interpretation of the typical (and often too heavy) cheese topping.
The flavors of garlic, rosemary, and thyme permeate this succulent roast lamb. For a festive meal, serve it with some simple roasted potatoes, green beans tossed with walnuts and walnut oil, and that bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon or Zinfandel you've been saving for just the right occasion.
Quinoa is an ancient grain from Peru, with a slightly crunchy texture and nutty flavor. We add a gorgeous mosaic of colorful vegetables and fresh green herbs, along with an extra layer of flavor from cooking the quinoa in our Veggie-Stock Gold, to make a delicious side dish for chicken or fish or a vegetarian entrée.
Savory browned mushrooms and the scent of fresh and dried herbs make this stuffing one to remember. Save some--if you can--to enjoy with a little leftover gravy!
A classic stuffing, flavored with herbs, onion, sausage, and apple and moistened with our Glace de Volaille Gold--it's the perfect accompaniment to your gorgeous holiday bird.
If you've only ever had baked beans from the can, your'e in for a treat: tender beans slowly simmered in our Glace de Viande with savory chunks of bacon and a simple homemade barbecue sauce stirred in. It's a natural with burgers, sausages, or ribs just off the grill.
The kick of horseradish in these creamy, chunky smashed potatoes makes a delicious addition to almost any holiday meal--serve with a holiday bird, roast beef, salmon, or pork.
You'll find this soup in several different Asian culinary tradtions. Its appeal is the combination of savory, spicy, and tangy flavors--and it's said to be good for colds, too.
Great for a crowd--Italian sausage meatballs surrounded by chunky vegetables, pasta, and greens in a savory broth. Serve it with a warm loaf of Italian bread.
Need a great dish for a crowd? Try this hearty soup with savory meatballs, pasta shells, and vegetables in a savory broth topped with crisp croutons and Parmesan cheese.
A fiery combination of island spices and pepper-fueled heat, this barbecue sauce will transport you to the Caribbean. It's perfect to brush on chicken or pork like they do in Jamaica, but it's also great on beef and lamb.
This classic Cajun dish is traditionally made with leftovers mixed with tasty, seasoned rice studded with onions, celery and peppers. This from-scratch version uses tender chicken thighs and spicy andouille sausage, but feel free to adapt it with whatever you have on hand.
Now this is how to cook carrots: follow Julia Child's lead and simmer them slowly in a sweet-savory mixture of brown stock (our Glace de Viande), butter, and a little sugar. The liquid is cooked down to a deeply flavored, shiny glaze that coats the tender carrots. They're the perfect complement to a holiday roast, although you may be tempted to just eat a plate of them with no accompaniment at all. Julia would probably approve.
Tender sautéed fish napped in a light creamy sauce flavored with tarragon and shallots, this dish is elegant enough for company and simple enough for a weeknight family dinner. The recipe comes from a great cook and MTG sauce team member.
Kale is one of the healthiest vegetables around. This hearty green has a great, earthy flavor--a little sweet, a little peppery, with slightly bitter edge. It's delicious braised with sweet, caramelized shallots, a little garlic, and a generous drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil.
This recipe is from a dear family member, Kathleen, a mighty fine cook who once ran her own catering business and is always experimenting with new recipes in her kitchen in LA. It's a tasty twist on an old standby, and we hope you enjoy it.
A twist on the classic "Wellington" dish--using lamb instead of beef and won ton wrappers to stand in for the puff pastry (yes, they work beautifully!), but keeping the classic paté and mushroom filling and the red wine and mushroom sauce. This dish will earn raves from your guests as an elegant first or middle course, or you may double it and serve two apiece as a substantial main course.
Leek and potato soup is a classic comfort food. Add mussels to the simmering soup along with some Veggie-Glace Gold, and it moves from simply superb to sublime simplicity. We like the mussels served in their shells. Remove them if you prefer.
A satisfying variation on the Greek lemon chicken soup, avgolemono. It's easily made for vegetarians. The sunny colors will remind you of spring - just when young asparagus begin to come to market. Try it with blanched sugar snap peas or tiny broccoli florets, as well. Remember to add the vegetables just at the end to preserve their fresh, bright green color. Serve the soup hot or at room temperature.
A smooth, luscious sauce with the tang of lemon and fresh herbal notes of dill. Try it spooned over chicken or veggies hot off the grill.
Fluffy couscous flavored with lemon and fresh herbs makes a quick and delicious side dish for grlled fish or chicken.
A very simple, yet elegant side dish--fragrant jasmine rice lightly flavored with lemon and cooked in our savory chicken stock. It's the perfect complement for chicken, fish, or vegetables.
Try your hand at making this extraordinary soup. Rich and creamy, with complex layers of flavor and plentiful chunks of fresh lobster, it's worth every ounce of effort required. Serve it in elegant small portions as a first course, or increase the portions a bit and serve it as a stunning main dish.
Never again will left-over turkey be thought of as mundane once you feast on this delectable risotto. Sautéed white mushrooms and onions along with Arborio rice become creamy yet al dente as turkey stock is slowly stirred into this traditional Italian dish. Then add splash of white wine, diced turkey, and Parmigiano. If you're in a flamboyant mood, you might shave on fresh white truffles. For the rest of us mortals, this is already a heavenly celebration that must be served immediately.
This rich and sophisticated sauce is the ideal complement to a standing beef rib roast or other cuts of beef, veal, or lamb.
This classic sauce made with a sweet, smoky fortified wine from Portugal has an amazingly complex flavor but very few ingredients. It's the sauce of choice for Beef Wellington or a simple roasted beef tenderloin, and it's the perfect complement to game, lamb, poultry, roasted vegetables, or pork, especially an Easter ham. You can substitute other fortified wines like Marsala or Port for different but equally luscious results.
The savory sweetness of butternut squash is highlighted by tart dried cherries, fresh sage, and crunchy toasted pine nuts in this delicious cold-weather rice dish. It's a perfect side for roast chicken or lamb with rosemary.
Try a different brine for this year's holiday turkey! This one will transport the flavors of dark, sweet maple syrup and tart apples into your beautifully browned bird.
The smoky sweet flavor of maple syrup combines with zesty whole-grain mustard to make a simply perfect sauce for sautéed or roasted pork, duck, or chicken.
Smoky hot chipotles, sweet maple syrup, and savory roasted peppers team up to make a great barbecue sauce. Brush some on pork spareribs, steaks, or chicken quarters just before they're done cooking and pass the rest at the table.
This luxurious and classic red wine sauce, accented with herbs and peppercorns and finished with butter, makes an elegant complement to beef, veal, lamb, or game. Try it with our Roasted Chicken Demi-Glace or our Roasted Vegetable Demi-Glace for poultry or vegetarian dishes.
A terrific main-dish soup, Italian style--savory meatballs, herbs, tomatoes, pasta, all in a hearty beef broth. The perfect meal for a chilly evening!
Our fragrant, saffron-scented soup is nice and garlicky. It will transport you to southern France with your first spoonful. We take a shortcut for the aïoli garnish, using a ready-made mayonnaise. Stir it into the soup before serving.
Add a new twist to grilled meat, chicken, fish, or vegetables with this earthy sauce redolent of mushrooms, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, herbs and red wine, enriched by our Veggie-Glace Gold.
This delicious salad combines orzo, cooked in our Veggie-Stock Gold® for extra flavor, and a basketful of tasty ingredients including sun-dried tomatoes, red peppers, fresh spinach, red onion, basil, pine nuts, and feta cheese, dressed with a tangy balsamic dressing. Double it to feed a crowd or add grilled chicken or seafood to make it a main dish.
Beans are a staple of the Mexican kitchen. In this dish they're combined with poblano and roasted green chiles, cumin, and a zing of lime juice to make a side dish that complements enchiladas, tacos, and other Mexican favorites. For a terrific vegetarian entree, top the beans with some grated pepper jack cheese and serve them with tortilla chips on the side.
This is our take on a traditional soup from the Yucatan region of Mexico. The tang of the limes combines almost magically with spices, garlic, cilantro, and chicken or turkey for a wonderfully flavorful result.
This rice dish flavored with salsa, onion, and cilantro makes a colorful, tasty side for a Mexican or Tex-Mex meal. Make it a main dish by stirring in some cooked shrimp, chicken, chorizo, or roasted veggies.
This light, flavorful soup is a favorite in Japan, served for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with an array of garnishes including rice, eggs, simmered radishes and cabbage, pickles, tender fresh greens, and fish. It's also terrific as is. Note that different brands of miso have different flavor profiles and different levels of saltiness, so adjust the quantity of miso you use to your preference.
Mexican cooking at its sweet and savory finest: a complex mixture of the smoky heat of dried chiles, aromatic toasted spices, garlic, tomatoes, nuts, and raisins, with an almost magical depth created by the addition of a small amount of unsweetened chocolate. This classic sauce is worth every minute it takes to create. Mole is traditionally served with turkey, but it also pairs beautifully with chicken, pork, or veal.
Savory morels and fresh herbs lend their flavors to poultry, lamb, veal, or vegetables. Great with roasted spring asparagus!
This fragrant stew from Morocco is named after the cooking vessel in which it is traditionally made: a wide, shallow dish with a tall, cone-shaped lid, which helps to retain and circulate steam, enabling the dish to be baked and steamed at the same time, perfect for long, slow cooking. Even if you don’t have a tagine, you can still make the stew in a large, wide pot with a tight-fitting lid. You’ll be transported to Northern Africa with every bite—tender vegetables and chicken simmered slowly in a savory broth enriched with spices, dates, and orange zest.
Coriander, cumin, turmeric, cinnamon, cayenne--the spices of Morocco--combine to give this aromatic soup a deliciously different flavor. The hearty combination of lentils, chickepeas, vegetables, and tomatoes marries beautifully with the exotic spices for a soup you'll want to make again and again.
We pop our popcorn in savory Graisse de Canard Gold and add a sprinkling of smoked paprika. The result: finger-licking good and absolutely addictive. We dare you to make just one batch!
Red wine, mushrooms, and black pepper: perfect with your favorite lamb or veal chop, as well as a ribeye steak or roast chicken.
The deep, savory mushroom flavor of this gravy beautifully complements potatoes, noodles, roasted vegetables, and roasted meats and poultry.
Succulent mushrooms cooked slowly with red wine, garlic, and our mushroom essence, with deep flavor notes from some surprise Asian ingredients. This chunky sauce is delicious over grilled veggies, chicken, pork, steak, or salmon--or with pasta or rice.