The main course of a meal.
synonyms: main course, main dish
“there are a dozen entrées on the menu”

Looking for something delicious to put on your table this evening?  Or, maybe just a different way to prepare a favorite protein?  This is the spot.  Take a look around and see if there’s anything here that makes your mouth water. Try it out and let us know what you think.

Baked Salmon with Garlic and Dijon - I readily admit to a general preference for meat that is red, but Lisa says I have to eat fish too. My preference, in the fish world, is Salmon. It's tender, flaky and, when prepared well, really quite tasty. Here's a quick, and simple recipe for Salmon. It's delicious and, according to Lisa, good for you too!
Beer Can Chicken - Almost everyone has their favorite Beer Can Chicken recipe, this one is ours.  It’s delicious, succulent, easy, and uses BACON! Use These… 1 (2 to 3-pound) whole chicken 4 Tablespoons Snortin’ Pony Chicken Rub 2 cloves garlic, smashed... Read More
Brat Bath - Hats off to Meathead and his site Amazing Ribs.  This recipe is copied verbatim from that site because the words are just perfect and couldn’t be said better. A note to cheeseheads. I am really tired of your... Read More
Bulgogi Lettuce Wrap - This is a perfect light sandwich for the summertime (or any time, really). Bulgogi, or Korean BBQ uses a tangy marinade to flavor the meat, and while this recipe may not be the traditional method for cooking the meat,... Read More
Burritos! Casa Cordova Style - Burritos…  These are one of my favorite all-time dishes.  The thing to remember when you’re making this recipe is that it’s just a starting point, a suggestion, because Burritos are actually a fairly personal kind of “sandwich”. For... Read More
Cornish Game Hens -

I know, I know...  it's not beef.  But, it does have bacon!

Dark Beer and Pepper Shortribs Dark Beer and Pepper Short Ribs - Savory, juicy, full of flavor, thick and awesome.  These words can't even describe how great this dish is.  Make it!
Emeril’s Chowder of Love - If there’s one thing I know, it’s that you don’t mess with success. Emeril is a great chef who obviously knows what he’s doing, and this dish proves it.  I’ve made this many times, and I’ve never felt... Read More
Fettuccine Carbonara -

Pasta and BACON!!! Now we're talkin'! Ever since we enjoyed this in that small little cafe in Venice, I've just had to make it myself. This is one tasty dish, and fairly easy to make.  So get in there and get your hands dirty.

Glazed Carrots – Sous Vide - Big thanks to Serious Eats for this Recipe. I’m more of a protein lover than a veggie fan, but these carrots are incredible, and incredibly easy.  If you’ve looked at the other Sous Vide recipes on the site you... Read More
Grilled Stuffed Peppers - I love stuffed peppers and I love Grillin’.  Putting those two things together might not seem natural, but it does make for a tasty meal.  Throw a little cheese in the mix and you’ve really got something special. Let’s... Read More
Ham and Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts -

I'm a big fan of Chicken Cordon Bleu and this is a lot like that, or at least it's the lazy version of it.  No hammering, no rolling.  It's a simple recipe packed with big flavor, and a family favorite.

Perfectly Moist Grilled Shrimp - Thanks to the Food Labs for this one. J. Kenji López has an excellent story on how the recipe was developed, an attempt to come up with the best way to grill shrimp and keep it moist and... Read More
Red Beans and Rice (with Smoked Sausage) - Here’s a great single skillet recipe.  Easy, quick, and tasty.  Lots of flavors in this one, and fairly spicy, although you can control that with the amount of Creole Seasoning you add. Use These… ¾ pound smoked sausage... Read More
Reuben Loaf - So everyone has a little extra Corned Beef left over after St. Patrick’s Day, but I tend to make it 4 or 5 times a year because it’s just so damned good. When you make it that often,... Read More
Rotisserie Leg of Lamb with a Pistachio Crust - First, my thanks goes out to Grilling Companion for this recipe, it’s a doozy.  Seriously, do this thing, and do it as soon as possible.  I’ve had lamb a number of ways, but this has got to be... Read More
Rotisserie Pork Loin on the Bone - So, I was going to smoke the pork loin roast today, but decided, at the last minute, to rotisserie it instead.  Might have had something to do with having to power wash the deck to get ready for... Read More
Rotisserie Pork Shoulder - This one has some specific tech associated with it, but the results are incredible. I usually smoke my pork shoulders, but I decided to try out the rotisserie attachment for my grill on this one. I’m certainly glad... Read More
Salmon in a Foil Packet - This one got it’s start on the Food Network site, thanks to Giada De Laurentis. Normally we would have done something like this inside, in the oven, with parchment , but it’s summertime, so we wanted to enjoy some... Read More
Sausage-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms - This is Emeril’s recipe by way of the Food Network. I’ve added it here so I don’t forget it and so I can always find it. The Food Network site is a great resource for tasty recipes and... Read More
Shrimp and Sausage Cioppino -

This is a really nice soup with, you guessed it, shrimp and sausage.  If it's a little too spicy for you, you can use regular Italian sausage and lay off the red pepper flakes.  

It's got great flavor and has become one of my favorites.

Skillet Pizza - Just like the New York Style Pizza Sauce, this little gem starts with Serious Eats. There’s only one caveat, though… Every single person on the planet has their own concept of what makes the perfect pizza. This pizza... Read More
Smoked Country Style Ribs Wrapped in Bacon - This one comes from the Char-Broil site.  It’s delicious and fairly easy, especially if you have some smoking experience. And just in case you missed it, it’s wrapped in BACON! Use These… Country Style Ribs Brown Deli Mustard... Read More
Smoked French Dip Sandwich - Ok.  I’ve been smoking for quite awhile (meat and veggies, not cigarettes) and I really don’t have much on here that relates to that, even though it’s AWESOME! So, it’s time to put something in here that we... Read More
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Steak and Mushrooms - It’s Grilling Season. Really, it is.  It just doesn’t matter what time of year you’re reading this.  We grill all year round, and what follows here is a simple way to grill the perfect steak AND your mushrooms... Read More

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