Chicken Marbella

The Silver Palate Cookbook offers the most well known version of Chicken Marbella.  Regardless of this dish’s roots from Spain’s south coast, it is their recipe that has made the dish well known in North America.  I have always used the proportion of ingredients exactly as written, allowing for a change of amounts depending on…

Salmon Florentine

For several years, my partner and I used to open up a marina during the winter for special dinners, brunches and lunches.  They became so popular that we would be sold out within a day or two of advertising the event.   We didn’t have a liquor license, but folks would bring their own if they…

Cream Sauce with Shallots & Capers

When I was devising a recipe that wrapped fresh Sockeye salmon & spinach in a Phyllo crust, this is the sauce I came up with to work as a binding agent and flavour boost.  Since then, I’ve used it with chicken and salmon, and as a pasta sauce.