Brian Larkowski

  1. Lemony Yogurt Spread

    INGREDIENTS ½ cup low-fat yogurt 1 garlic clove, minced 1 Tbsp chopped fresh oregano leaves 1 tsp chopped fresh mint leaves 2 tsp chopped fresh parsley 2 tsp lemon juice 2 tsp lemon zest ¼ tsp pepper Preparation:   Makes ½ cup Whisk together all ingredients; chill until ready to serve or up to 8 hours.
  2. Mini Crab Cake Bites with Spicy Pepper Aïoli

    INGREDIENTS ¼ cup finely diced celery  ¼ cup minced fresh chives  ¼ cup mayonnaise  1 large egg, lightly beaten  2 tsp Dijon mustard  1 lb lump cooked crabmeat  1¼ cups fine breadcrumbs, divided  Spicy Pepper Aïoli  1/3 cup mayonnaise ¼ cup drained and chopped roasted red peppers 1 Tbsp minced fresh chives 2 tsp lemon juice 1 tsp hot sauce...
  3. Egg Salad Sandwiches with Tarragon

    INGREDIENTS 8 large, hard-boiled eggs ½ cup mayonnaise 1 green onion, finely chopped 1½ Tbsp finely chopped fresh tarragon leaves 2 tsp white wine vinegar Salt and pepper 12 slices bread or 6 sandwich rolls 3 cups fresh salad greens Preparation:  Makes 6 sandwiches Peel and dice eggs in a medium mixing bowl. Add mayonnaise, onion, tarragon, vinegar, salt and...
  4. Lemony Thyme Chicken Breasts

    INGREDIENTS ½ tsp lemon zest 1½ cups lemon juice ¼ cup chopped fresh thyme leaves 1 Tbsp olive oil 2½ Tbsp honey 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper Preparation:  Serves 4 Combine first 5 ingredients (through honey) in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add chicken; seal bag. Chill 2 hours, turning occasionally. Prepare grill or...
  5. Feta Cheese-Stuffed Tomatoes

    INGREDIENTS 2 large tomatoes  ¼ cup packaged garlic croutons  ½ cup crumbled feta cheese  ¼ cup sliced, pitted kalamata olives  2 Tbsp Italian salad dressing  2 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves Preparation:   Serves 4  Preheat broiler. Cut tomatoes in half crosswise. Use your finger to push out and discard seeds; use a paring knife to cut out the pulp. Chop pulp...
  6. Mussels in Tuscan Tomato Sauce

    INGREDIENTS 3 Tbsp olive oil  1 onion, chopped  6 garlic cloves, minced  1 cup Chianti wine  2 large tomatoes, coarsely chopped  3 lb fresh mussels, scrubbed  ¼ cup chopped fresh basil leaves ¼ tsp pepper  2 Tbsp butter  Warm, crusty bread Preparation:  Serves 4 Heat olive oil in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat; add onion and garlic, and...
  7. Raspberry Chicken

    INGREDIENTS 1½ cups fresh raspberries  4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts Salt and pepper  3 Tbsp cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces, divided  1 tsp olive oil 1¼ cups chicken broth   2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar  1 shallot, minced  2 tsp minced fresh thyme leaves Fresh thyme sprigs and whole fresh raspberries Preparation Serves 4 Purée the raspberries in a blender...
  8. Steamed Mussels with Lemon & Wine

    INGREDIENTS 2 tsp olive oil  2 shallots, peeled and finely chopped  1½ tsp fresh thyme leaves  1 garlic clove, minced  1 bay leaf  ¼ cup dry white wine  1¾ lb small mussels, scrubbed and debearded  ¼ cup fresh lemon juice  ⅛ tsp salt  ⅛ tsp pepper  2 Tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped  Preparation:   Serves 4  Heat oil in a large...
  9. Mediterranean Halibut

    INGREDIENTS 4 (6-oz) halibut fillets ¾ tsp lemon pepper 1 Tbsp chopped fresh dill 1 garlic clove, minced ¼ tsp salt ½ cup coarsely chopped sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained 1 (2¼-oz) can sliced black olives, drained ¼ cup pine nuts, toasted Preparation:  Serves 4 Preheat oven to 400°F. Place each halibut fillet on a 16 x 12 inch...
  10. Basil & Prosciutto Stuffed Chicken Breasts

      INGREDIENTS 6 slices prosciutto 2 cups chopped fresh basil leaves 1 small garlic clove 3 Tbsp Parmesan cheese ¼ cup olive oil ½ tsp lemon juice Salt and pepper 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, halved diagonally 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, divided 2 Tbsp olive oil, divided Preparation  Serves 4 Preheat oven to 350°F. Coarsely chop the prosciutto. In a food...
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