Monday, January 23, 2012

Cooking Classes

If you remember this post from back in March I've been dying to try cooking classes at Aux Delices for quite some time! I finally got my chance last week and it was so much fun. Lynn, who runs the classes, is such a great teacher and she had so many wonderful tips and techniques to share. This was one of her hands on classes - Quick Family Dinners - and we actually got to cook and then eat everything we made. I don't know if I've ever been so full before! On tap for the class was

Spaghetti All'Amatriciana - a delicious sauce with onion, pancetta and hot pepper flakes
Incredibly Juicy Cheeseburgers with Chipotle Mayo - mmm!
Chicken Milanese - crispy chicken with tomatoes and arugula
Chicken Piccata - with a yummy lemon butter sauce

She also taught us a few tricks - always heat a pan before adding oil for searing, it keeps food from sticking. Fry items in canola oil, olive oil changes composition at high heat. Use Diamond kosher salt when cooking. Get a fish spatula, its flexible and great for flipping burgers.

Here's the recipe for the Chipotle Mayo
1 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (chopped)
2 tablespoons honey
Kosher salt
Black pepper

In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients and taste. And salt and pepper and stir to blend. Top your favorite burger or sandwich.

You can find out more info about their classes and this springs schedule on their website

These classes are great with your girlfriends but also would be really fun to attend with your husband. Try the April 11th class - "A Hungry Man's Dinner" Pulled Pork Sandwiches, New England Clam and Bacon Chowder and Pizza. Maybe you'll even get your hubby to cook for you once in awhile!

Learning to make our Spaghetti

The tasting table

Prepping for Chicken Milanese

Adding the final touches 

Voila! Most delicious chicken I've ever had!

1 comment:

  1. Those look like a lot of fun. I have always wanted to try one.