Harry's Cooking Tips

Meat:

Steaks & Lamb: Check out http://www.seriouseats.com. They will provide the best guidance for cooking meat based on your preferred method of cooking: on the grill, in the oven, or on the stovetop.

Bone-In Prime Rib Roast 3 lbs: Take roast out of the fridge 1 hour  - 1  1/2 hours to rest and season well with Barberian's Steak Seasoning 1/2 hour before cooking. Place roast (bones face down) on a roasting rack on top of a cookie sheet or roasting pan. Heat oven to 450 F and cook the roast at this temperature for 5 - 10 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 325 F and cook for another 10 - 15 minutes per pound. Use a meat thermometer as your guide to reach your preferred internal temperature (we recommend 130 F for Medium Rare).  Remove roast from oven to rest for 10 - 20 minutes and tent very loosely with foil before serving. **This is just a guide as all ovens are different! 

Beef Wellington: Place on baking sheet in a preheated oven at 400 F.  For medium rare bake until pastry is golden brown for 30-40 minutes (internal temperature of 135 F), an additional 5- 10 minutes for medium (internal temperature of 150 F). * Every oven is different so if unsure use a meat thermometer if you need guidance.

Barberian's Baby Back Pork Ribs:  They are prepared and ready to go so just pop them in the oven at 350 F for 10 minutes basted with half the rib sauce, then baste with the rest of the sauce for another 10 - 15 minutes to finish off. Don't forget the napkins for this one!

Vegetable Side Dishes:

Baked Potato Kit: Bake potatoes directly on oven rack at 400 F for 45 minutes to 1 hour.  Let rest for 5 minutes before serving. 

Mashed Potatoes with Chives: Heat potatoes in a skillet at low to medium heat on the stove for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add more butter and/or cream if creamier texture is desired.

Caramelized Onion Mashed Potato: Heat potatoes in a skillet at low to medium heat on the stove for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add more butter and/or cream if creamier texture is desired.

Herb Roasted Potatoes: Heat pan medium to high on the stove, add potatoes and toss often for 5 - 7 minutes to warm through. 

Scalloped Potatoes: Preheat oven to 400F, remove lid & place foil container directly in oven for 30-35 minutes. Remove when heated through & serve. Ingredients: 

Wild Mushroom Soup  Heat in a medium sauce pot at low to medium heat. Stir often so not to burn the bottom.  Let simmer for a few minutes to heat throughout.  Do not boil! Serve in a bowl and enjoy.

Braised Red Cabbage: Preheat oven to 400 F, place cabbage in oven safe pan or small casserole dish. Cover the cabbage for and heat for 5 minutes then remove cover and heat for another 5 minutes (until hot throughout).  Stir once or twice while heating through.  Serve and enjoy!

Macaroni & Cheese with Bacon: Preheat oven to 400 F, place foil container in oven on cookie sheet (or foil) to catch any spills for 20 - 25 minutes or until brown on top and bubbling. 

Warm Garlic Shrimp: Fill large pot with water & bring to boil. Place bag with shrimp in the boiling water, turn off the element after 15 seconds & let bag sit in water for 10 minutes. Remove bag carefully, cut open bag, spoon and plate shrimp and then pour the sauce overtop. 

Charred Broccolini with Citrus Aioli:  Place broccolini on a non stick cookie sheet (or use parchment paper on regular cookie sheet). Heat in oven at 350 F for 5-8 minutes (or until heated through). Serve with citrus aioli on the side. 

Ready-To-Roast Brussel Sprouts: Heat in the oven at 350F for 5-10 minutes, tossing a couple of times. 

Greens Beans with Herbed Butter & Toasted Almonds:  Heat pan at medium to high heat.  Add green beans to hot pan, tossing often for 5 - 7 minutes until warmed through.  Add toasted almonds to garnish before serving (provided in separate container).

Prepared Mushrooms: Heat through on medium in a skillet until all liquid has absorbed. Add a tablespoon of olive oil or butter to coat to brown and finish.

Prepared Sautéed Onions: These onions are ready to go - just heat in a pan for 2 - 5 minutes stirring often.

Precooked Heirloom Carrots for Two: Oven Method: Place carrots on baking sheet in oven at 400 F.  Toss them once or twice to help caramelize. Estimated time 10 - 15 minutes. Stove Top Method: Warm skillet at med-high, add carrots and toss occasionally. Cook until golden brown or to preferred texture.  Optional:  Add butter for more caramelization.

Cauliflower Gratinee: Preheat oven to 375 F, place the par cooked cauliflower on a non-stick cooking sheet or baking dish and bake for 20 - 25 minutes (turning the cauliflower once or twice for even cooking). 

Barberian's Famous Pickles & Ready to Bake Garlic Bread: Garlic bread can be heated in the oven at 400 F for 5 to 7 minutes & finished off under the broiler setting for another minute or two (keep a close eye on it!). Enjoy!

Salads:

Tomato & Onion Salad: Plate the chopped lettuce, then slice horizontally through the tomatoes and fan them along the lettuce bed. Add the red onion on top of the tomatoes and drizzle the vinaigrette over the salad, finish with a spoonful of crumbled blue cheese on top

Soups:

French Onion SoupGently warm up the soup on the stove, ladle into an oven safe bowl, add the crostini bread on top, then top with the cheese. Place the soup under the broiler with a watchful eye until the cheese is melted, bubbling and golden brown.  

Butternut Squash Soup with Apple Chutney & Croutons for Two: Just heat soup gently and top with a dollop of chutney and the croutons (chutney is not to be heated but rather served cold). 

Roasted Squash Soup with Blue Cheese & Croutons for Two: Heat soup on low to medium heat in a pot on the stove stirring often. Once gently heated through, serve and top with the spoonful of blue cheese and croutons.

Corn Chowder for TwoHeat up gently on the stove on low heat then serve (do not boil).