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Jeffrey Thal

Jeffrey Thal
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Living In: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2012
Cooking Level: Professional
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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Jan. 25, 2013 9:06 pm 
Updated: Mar. 1, 2013 6:36 pm
Ingredients1 bunch of medium sized asparagus, about 1 lb2 Tbsp of the most exquisite extra virgin olive oil2 Tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese1 teaspoon lemon zest - freshly grated lemon rindSalt and freshly ground black pepperMethod1 Prepare the asparagus by rinsing them thoroughly, break… MORE
From The Blog:  Jeff's Kitchen
Kensington Garden, London, UK
About this Cook
I am a food writer/journalist in Lancaster, PA. I'm a professional cook, trained and educated, and cooked at one of the nation's leading gourmet markets, the Epicure Market, located in SoBe, Miami Beach, Florida.
My favorite things to cook
Asian cuisine, Indian Cuisine, and vegetarian entrees, ethnic dishes of all kinds.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I grew up on a tradition of home-made soups and stews, casseroles, and braised dishes.
My cooking triumphs
For my senior project at my college program, I organized, managed, and executed a chicken barbecue for 2000 people, the entire population of the school.
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Seafood Risotto
A really good starting point, and it produces a fine dish. My swing on the recipe is to season it with a bit of Old Bay--just enough to feel that it's there, but not so much as to make it an Old Bay dish. For seafood, I skip the salmon,and use a dozen medium (26-31-count) peeled and deveined shrimp, a dozen sea scallops, and 1/2 cup lump crab meat. Also, instead of water, I make my own stock by simmering for 20 minutes the shrimp shells, a teaspoon celery salt,and the top leaves from a bunch of celery. Basil is good, but I think thyme is better for this dish. Finally, plate the risotto, sprinkle the tops with good Parmesan cheese and place the plates under the broiler until the edges just begin to brown.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 28, 2013
Irish Steaks
Terrific recipe. I used Delmonico steaks instead of sirloin. I think they take the flavors on better. Try adding sliced white or baby Bella mushrooms to the onions. Bellas give the dish a nice woody note. Also, take a look at my blog,, for a wonderful recipe for smashed salt and vinegar potatoes. I served them with your steak and they were incredible together!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 10, 2012
Chef John's Chicken and Mushrooms
Practically perfect. Try this...delete the salt, put a chicken bullion cube in the water and heat it first, then add 3 tablespoons of Marsala wine.

31 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 8, 2012

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