2694 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham, NC - Phone: 919.489.3944
750 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC - Phone: 919.967.3663
Both locations open 7 days a week from 7:30 am to 8 pm

Spicy Pepper Jelly Marinated Pork Tenderloin

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I often serve this dish when I have guests because it makes for such easy entertaining—something you’d never know from the complex combination of flavors that emerges as the red wine and orange-spiked pepper jelly melt into a sweet and spicy glaze over the heat of the grill. Don’t forget to budget at least two hours of marinating time before firing up the grill.

Grilled and Roasted Fillet of Beef with Crispy Roasted Shallots

Photo By: Peter Frank Edwards

Roasted fillet of beef was a standard at my mom’s house during the holidays, and I always crave it when the weather turns crisp. When I make it, I start the meat on the grill for extra flavor and finish it in the oven, where it cooks more evenly and comes out juicy and tender. […]

Fried Green Tomato BLT

Photo By Peter Frank Edwards

Fried green tomatoes are one of those Southern classics that inspire fanatical devotion. For good reason: green tomatoes have a lovely tart flavor that mellows and warms in the heat of the frying pan, and, because they are so firm, they keep their shape and texture even after they’re cooked. They are most often eaten […]

Summer Corn Cakes with Chopped Tomato and Avocado Salsa

Photo by Peter Frank Edwards

The contrasting flavors, textures, and colors make this vibrant summertime dish a feast for the eyes as well as the mouth. It is tops served with a fried egg for breakfast, and you can turn it into a filling lunch or dinner by scattering the cakes with grilled shrimp or chicken breast. MAKES ABOUT 1 […]

Autumnal Chicken Pot Pie

Photo By: Peter Frank Edwards

1 small butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch cubes 1 tablespoon olive oil sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 6 tablespoons (¾ stick) unsalted butter, plus more if needed 8 ounces mixed fresh mushrooms, such as oysters, chanterelles, shitakes, or hedgehogs, cleaned and thinly sliced (3½ to 4 cups) 2 shallots, minces ¼ […]

Grilled Tuna Burgers with Wasabi Mayonnaise

1 ½ pounds skinless tuna fillet, cut into 1-inch pieces ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard ½ cup fresh (soft) breadcrumbs 2 shallots or green onions, minced 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger 2 teaspoons soy sauce ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper 8 slices challah (or other soft bread), toasted […]

Grilled Portbello Mushroom Burgers

MAKES 4 BURGERS 4 medium portobello mushroom caps, wiped clean 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar sea salt, to taste freshly ground black pepper, to taste Herbed Chèvre (recipe follows) 8 slices rustic bread, toasted Toppings: bibb lettuce, roasted red bell peppers, halved and seeds removed   1. Remove gills from underside of […]

North Carolina Barbecue Turkey

A firestarter chimney or second smaller grill is essential to barbecuing turkey. For best results, use a natural hardwood charcoal. This recipe is from Martha Stewart Magazine. SERVES 10 TO 12 1 twelve- to fifteen-pound turkey 2 cups Foster’s Barbecue Sauce, plus more for serving (optional) 1 cup cider vinegar 1 teaspoon crushed red-pepper flakes […]

Molasses-Glazed Grilled Pork Loin

Photo by Peter Frank Edwards

The assertive flavors of coffee, molasses, and balsamic vinegar meld and mellow in this sophisticated dish that is just the thing for winter entertaining. It is best served with simple sides, such as collard greens and Sweet Potato Spoon Bread, that enhance rather than distract from the sweet, rich molasses flavor of the pork. SERVES […]

Pan-Seared Sea Scallops with Citrus Tarragon Butter

Photo by Quentin Bacon

Scallops are light but also very flavorful, so they’re ideal for simple preparations like this one. With this tangy citrus and tarragon butter, it’s one of my standby dishes, something I make when I come home late from the Market and want to make a quick, effortless dinner. Photo to the left by Quentin Bacon. Serves 4 […]

2694 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham, NC - Phone: 919.489.3944
750 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC - Phone: 919.967.3663
Both locations open 7 days a week from 7:30 am to 8 pm