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A Gourmet Mother's Day

Mother's Day Brunch

Mother's Day is one of the busiest times of the year for restaurants. Avoid the crowds. Instead of taking that special woman in your life out to dine, treat her to a gourmet meal at home. Here are some easy recipes that are sure to impress.

Recipes and Gifts for Mom
Gourmet Food Spotlight10

Grilled Chicken Tacos al Carbón with Fresh Orange Salsita

Wednesday April 23, 2014

Orange Chicken TacosThe name al carbón in this Mexican dish means "cooking over coals" and refers to the charred surface of the meat derived from the grilling process. The wonderfully refreshing orange and pepper salsa goes great with the grilled chicken.

 

Check out the recipe for Grilled Chicken Tacos al Carbón with Fresh Orange Salsita.

 

Photo ©Andrews McMeel.

 

Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp

Saturday April 19, 2014

Strawberry  Rhubarb DessertsTwo of our favorite Spring treats combined into one beautifully tasty dessert. Fresh sweet strawberries and sour, tangy rhubarb combine perfectly in this easy to make dessert.

 

Check out the recipe for Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp.

 

Photo ©Tina Rupp.

 

Cornish Game Hens with "Pickled" Figs and Prosciutto

Thursday April 17, 2014

Easter CookiesThe meaty, savory taste of Prosciutto works wonderfully with these roasted Cornish game hens. Dried figs are marinated in a delicious concoction of fresh ginger and lemon, star anise, cardamom, and cinnamon.  An elegant and fragrant dish that is perfect for your next dinner party.

 

Check out the recipe for Cornish Game Hens with "Pickled" Figs and Prosciutto.

 

Photo ©California Fig Board.

 

Candied Walnut Crusted Salmon with Lemon Zest Vinaigrette and Spring Pea Sprouts

Friday April 11, 2014

Easter CookiesFresh salmon is seared to perfection then finished in the oven with a candied walnut butter that creates a deliciously sweet and flaky fish. Pea sprouts are tossed in a lemon zest vinaigrette to top the salmon adding a crisp and tangy bite to the dish.

 

Check out the recipe for Candied Walnut Crusted Salmon with Lemon Zest Vinaigrette and Spring Pea Sprouts.

 

Photo ©California Walnuts.

 

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