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Please note that only the freshest & most top quality ingredients are used, and we try to use as many organic or local produce as much as possible. All fish & seafood is wild caught mainly from the Gulf of Mexico or the Pacific ocean.

**The following menu items are suggestions only for on-going personal chef clients, as your menu is created & modified to suit your taste. For dinner parties or catered events please contact me and a menu will be drawn up for specifically for your dinner party or event. Most selections can be modified for gluten/wheat or other dietary restrictions, as well as vegetarian/vegan preferences.




Beef Entrées:

Individual Beef Wellingtons
Filet mignon wrappped in phyllo pastry & drizzled with a Maderia wine & mushroom sauce

Beouf Bourguignon
Classically prepared, this French dish features chunks of fork-tender beef, pearl onions, & mushrooms in rich hearty red wine sauce

Mexican Meatloaf
Ground sirloin prepared with a hint of tomatoes, mild green chiles, and topped with chili sauce for a true bite

Pepper Steak
Fork tender beef strips stir-fried with red & green bell pepper strips, water chestnuts & onions in a brown Asian sauce

Beef Braciole (Italian Beef Roll Ups)
Prepared in the traditional Italian Style, using sirloin tip beef tenderized, with bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, and pine nuts rolled up and braised in rich tomato sauce

Beef Enchiladas
An authentic Mexican favorite of beef, onions, with mild green chiles wrapped in corn tortillas and covered in a rich rojo (red) sauce

Classic Beef Stroganoff
Mushrooms, beef, peas, & onions in a cream sauce over egg noodles

Carne Guisada
Mexican style tender beef tips in a mild sauce with tomatoes, onions & green chiles



Lamb & Veal Entrées:

Lamb Shanks with Caramelized Pearl Onions & Black Olives
Chef Jackie's take on the classic Osso Buco. Braised lamb shanks in a hearty rich red wine broth, the garnished with crème fraiche & a chiffonade of fresh basil

Lamb Chops with Roasted Garlic and Cognac
A true delicacy. Lamb chops and pearl onions that are simmered in Cognac & seasoned to perfection with thyme and roasted garlic

Tandoori Lamb Chops
Indian inspired. The almost sweet flavor of lamb pairs beautifully with the aromatic yogurt-based Tandoori marinade. (cumin, ginger, garlic, coriander, red pepper, cinnamon, & turmeric)

Portuguese Lamb
A combination of red bell pepper, onion, prosciutto, and lamb in a delectable sauce

Veal Marsala
Tender veal sliced scalloppine style & simmered in a rich Marsala sauce

Veal Picata
A classic. Veal simmered in a white wine sauce with a hint of lemon &capers

Veal Saltimbocca
A real favorite. Veal stuffed with smoked mozzarella cheese, prosciutto and shallots

Traditional Osso Buco
Veal shanks prepared the Italian way with pancetta, carrots, onions & garnished with gremolata (fresh garlic, Italian parsley, & lemon zest)



Pork Entrées:

Almond Stuffed Pork Chops
Features juicy thick boneless pork chops stuffed with an apricot almond brown rice filling

Cuban Roast Pork
A boneless pork loin seasoned Cuban style that entices the palate

Apple Meatloaf
A mixture of ground pork and ground sirloin with finely diced granny smith apples & onions and topped with a 5 spice glaze. Absolutely delicious!

Au Poivre Pork Medallions in Tangy Mushroom Sauce
Rosemary & peppered pork filets and baby bellas in a delectable brown sauce infused with a hint of balsamic vinegar

Caribbean Pork Roast
Roasted pork tenderloin surrounded by green peppers, and onion finished with a glaze consisting of garlic, cumin, allspice, and orange & lime juices

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
A mixture of ground pork, ground round, & white rice wrapped in cabbage leaves and simmered in tomato sauce

Italian Sauced Pork Chops
Pork filets in a delectable sweet sauce made with Amaretto Liqueur

Hawaiian Pork Roast
A dish of pork tenderloin inspired by Hawaii, with celery, onion, bell pepper & pineapple producing a sweet-and-sour sauce<

Pork Roast with Cider Cream Sauce
Pork tenderloin braised with a cider cream sauce paired with caramelized onions and apples that bring a delightful tangy but sweet taste to the palate



Poultry Entrées:

Stuffed Rock Cornish Hens
Plump little "chickens" stuffed with a Moroccan style couscous featuring toasted almonds, apricots, & a hint of cinnamon

Mediterranean Chicken
Pan seared chicken breasts with tomatoes, onion, black olives & topped with feta cheese

Chicken Breasts in a Citrus-Basil Sauce
Sautéed chicken breast chunks in a rich cream sauce with a hint of white wine, lime and basil

Chicken Cordon Bleu
Chicken breasts stuffed with Baby Swiss Cheese & Mickelberry ham

Spinach-Ricotta Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Succulent bone-in chicken breasts stuffed with ricotta cheese & spinach and drizzled with white wine

Coconut Chicken
The ultimate Bali taste! Boneless chicken breast strips braised in coconut milk and fresh ginger

Breast of Chicken Hawaiian
Tender moist chicken breast in a sweet but tangy sauce with a touch of shredded coconut, pineapple tidbits, and slivered almonds

Feta Topped Chicken
Seared Italian seasoned chicken breasts drizzled with balsamic glaze topped with roma tomato slices and feta cheese

Szechaun Stir Fried Chicken
An Asian favorite featuring chicken breast strips, leeks, chilies, red bell pepper & mushrooms in a spicy sauce

Orange Flavored Chicken Fajitas
A different twist on a Mexican favorite. Chicken breast strips, onions, & red bell pepper marinated in an orange sauce wrapped in flour tortilla

Spiced Rubbed Chicken Fingers
Breast of chicken strips seasoned with chili powder, garlic, & cumin, with a cilantro dipping sauce

Greek Style Turkey
Turkey tenderloin roast stuffed with feta cheese, and roasted red bell pepper

Turkey with Feta-Tomato Sauce
Turkey breast cutlets with sun-dried tomatoes, and peppercorn feta cheese sauce

Turkey Cutlets with Apricots
Turkey breast cutlets simmered in an apricot nectar sauce and garnished with raisins & apricots



Seafood Entrées:

Pecan Crunch Salmon
Salmon fillets with a toasted pecan crust

Maryland Style Crab Cakes
Lump crab meat formed with bread crumbs into savory cakes with a honey jalapeno dipping sauce that compliments the crab and is simply out of this world

Crabmeat Stuffed Cod
A firm but delicate tasting fish that is stuffed with a blend of jumbo crabmeat "dressing"

Halibut in Ginger-Scallion Sauce
Baked filets in a Asian inspired sauce consisting of ginger, sherry, soy sauce, and green onions

Thai Coconut Cod
Baked cod that is is topped with shredded carrots, asparagus tips, & snow peas in a sauce made of coconut milk, &curry

Salmon Picata
Chef Jackie's twist on the classic veal picata

Baked Sea Bass with Chilies, Ginger and Basil
Thai style which features basil, garlic, ginger, tomatoes, & red chili peppers

Orange-Maple Salmon
Salmon rubbed with a blend of spices then glazed with fresh squeezed oranges & maple syrup

Mango Shrimp
A tangy, sweet but slightly spicy shrimp dish that is Caribbean inspired

Jalisco Salmon with Pineapple-Mango Salsa
Filets with a dusting of Mexican seasonings then topped with a fruit salsa (several choices of a variety of fruits can be used)

Mediterranean-Style Shrimp
Shrimp, zucchini, green & red bell peppers, and chickpeas served up in a great sauce consisting of apricot, raisins and pine nuts

Red Snapper Veracruz
Fresh from the Gulf of Mexico. Filets are baked & topped with an avocado salsa

Red Snapper Livornese
Baked red snapper with a tomato, onion, caper, and black olive sauce

Thai Fish Cakes
Cod & wild caught shrimp mixed with red bell peppers, green onions, & seasonings shaped into cakes that are steamed & served with your choice of Thai dipping sauce or plum dipping sauce



Pasta Entrées:

Beef with Farfalle Pasta
Strips of beef with asparagus, sun-dried tomatoes, &bow-tie shaped pasta in a very light tomato sauce

Baked Spaghetti
A blend of spaghetti, tomatoes, 3 different cheeses, ground sirloin & mushrooms

Turkey or Chicken Spaghetti
Your choice of chicken or turkey chunks in a light tomato sauce. A nice change from the usual thick & meaty sauce

Shrimp & Scallops with Rotelle Pasta
A delicious pasta dish without the usual heavy cream & butter but huge on taste and a must have for the seafood & pasta fan

Fideo Mexicano
Spaghetti Mexican style that is a south of the border favorite (your choice of either ground sirloin, ground turkey, chopped chicken or meatless)

Shrimp and Orzo Skillet
A twist on shrimp scampi with Orzo (a rice shaped pasta)

Shrimp in Basquaise Sauce
A sauce featuring tomatoes, garlic, onions & red bell peppers tossed with shrimp and angel hair pasta

Lasagna
An Italian favorite. Mild sweet Italian sausage, ricotta cheese layered with lasagna noodles with tomato sauce

Creamy Chicken Paprikash
Linguini tossed with a creamy paprika seasoned white sauce, sautéed chicken chunks, and broccoli florets




Casseroles or One-Dish Entrées :

Broccoli, Rice and Chicken Casserole
True comfort food! A blend of broccoli, cheese, rice & chicken

Beef, Zucchini and Cheese Casserole
A blend of zucchini, green chiles, cottage cheese, onion and ground sirloin

Chicken Chilaquiles (Chicken Tortilla Bake)
A blend of green chiles, Monterey Jack cheese, cilantro, onion, chicken and tortilla chips in a light sour cream cilantro sauce

Chile Relleno Casserole
A baked version of the Mexican favorite. Queso Blanco & cheddar cheese, with mild green chiles, topped with tomato sauce

Mexican Cheese Rice Casserole
A blend of white rice, corn, green chiles, and chicken in a sour cream cilantro sauce

Chicken Tetrazzini
Just like Grandma's that comforts the soul. A blend of chicken, mushrooms, spaghetti noodles in a creamy cheese sauce

Caribbean Chicken and Rice Bake
Tender chunks of sautéed chicken breasts and tangy rice featuring red bell peppers and pineapple

Tamale Casserole
A twist on the traditional tamales, turned into a casserole. This dish features ground meat, corn, jalapenos, red onions, and Monterey Jack cheese

Captain's Seafood Casserole
A blend of white fish, crabmeat, shrimp, rice and mushrooms that is sure to please the seafood lover in you

Arroz Con Pollo (Chicken and Rice)
Chicken, onions, bell pepper, tomato, capers, fresh cilantro and rice inspired by Mexico

Marinated Pork Fried Rice
tender strips of pork, red bell pepper, onion, "fried" with rice Asian style

Spanish Pork and Rice
A different take on the original Arroz Con Pollo, but sure to be a favorite



Meatless Entrées:

Vegetarian Lasagna
Zucchini, mushrooms, & onions sandwiched by layers of pasta and cheese

Mexican Cheese-Rice Casserole
A blend of Monterey Jack cheese, corn, and mild green chiles which gives this casserole the south of the border taste

Veggie Tetrazzini Linguine, mushrooms, zucchini, broccoli, bell peppers and onion in a light creamy Parmesan cheese sauce

Penne &: Vegetable Bake
Penne, tomatoes, zucchini, mushrooms, onion, in a white wine bleu cheese sauce

Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna
spinach, mushrooms, ricotta cheese, and onion in your choice of a tomato or bechamel sauce

Artichoke-Spinach Lasagna
A vegetarian delight. Spinach, artichokes, feta and mozzarella cheese in a roasted garlic Alfredo sauce





Chilis, Chowders, Soups, and Stews:

Pumpkin Corn Chowder
Combining corn, onion, cream, pumpkin and diced sweet potato to make a wonderful bowl of real comforting, deep nourishment

New England Clam Chowder
Clams, clam juice, half-and-half, onions, celery, finely diced carrots, fresh bacon bits complete this northern favorite.

Corn Chowder
Sweet fresh corn, onion, celery, half-and-half, diced potatoes, and crumbled bacon makes this hearty chowder completely comforting.

Texas Style Chili
Your choice of chili meat, ground sirloin or ground turkey combined with tomatoes, onions, with or without your choice of kidney or pinto beans prepared to the heat index of your liking..mild, medium, hot, or laser!

All-American Cowboy Chili
Finely diced sirloin replaces the ground meat for a hearty ranch style supper!

Pumpkin Chili
A surprising twist on an American favorite. Do not let this one fool you as it is very delicious!

Bell Pepper Soup
A twist on the old favorite dish of stuffed bell peppers that becomes addictive

Wedding Soup
Ground round or sweet mild Italian sausage, with orzo, onions, & summer squash in a rich tomato broth

Leek and Potato Soup
A rich soup filled with potatoes and leeks then topped with fresh chives and if desired, fresh bacon bits

Southwestern Pork Soup
A hearty soup featuring great northern beans, tender chunks of pork, jalapeno, cilantro and green onions

Classic Chicken and Dumplings
Chicken, corn or peas, finely diced carrot, finely diced celery, finely diced onion, combined with home-made dumplings is just a bowlful of comforting goodness!

African Vegetable Stew
Tasty blend of rice, lentils, tomatoes, peas, green beans, onions, spiced African style

Lamb Rose Stew
Chef Jackie's twist on the classic Irish stew featuring tender chunks of lamb, pearl onions, black olives & grape tomatoes simmered in a rich brown gravy infused with rosemary, and rose wine

Traditional Beef Stew
Tender beef chunks, celery, potatoes, carrots & onion in a hearty brown sauce



Most Popular Sides Requested:

Artichoke & Parmesan Bake
Asparagus Almondine
Asian Stir Fry Vegetables
Au Gratin Potatoes
Baked Acorn Squash
Barley Pilaf
Baked Beans
Black-eyed Peas seasoned with Salt Pork
Black Bean, Corn, & Onion Sauté
Bourbon Mint Carrots
Broccoli & Cauliflower Au Gratin
Broccoli and Walnut Sauté
Broiled Herbed Tomatoes
Brown & Wild Rice Pilaf
Butternut Squash & Carrot Whip
Calabacitas (Mexican style zucchini)
Cauliflower Parmesan*
Cauliflower with Black Olives and Red Bell Pepper
Cauliflower with Indian Spices
Corn Casserole
Corn Fritters
Cous-Cous (fine grained) with Craisins and Toasted Nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, or walnuts)
Cous-Cous Pilaf (fine grained or Isareli)
Creamed Spinach
Faux Mashed Potatoes (cauliflower that taste just like mashed potatoes..promise!)
"Fried" Corn
Fried Rice
Green Bean Almondine
Green Beans with Bacon & Tomato
Hash-brown Casserole
Jasmine Rice with sliced green onions or snow pea tips
Maple Glazed Baby Carrots
Mashed Potatoes with or without garlic
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Mexican Rice
Orzo Pilaf
Parsleyed New Potatoes
Peas and Mushrooms
Polenta with Roasted Tomato-Pepper Jam
Orange Glazed Sugar Snap Peas with Carrots
Pineapple Topped Sweet Potatoes
Rice with Almonds & Golden Raisins
Risotto
Roasted Asparagus
Roasted Broccoli
Roasted Cauliflower
Roasted Green Beans
Roasted Eggplant with Parmesan & Tomato
Roasted New Potatoes with Rosemary
Saffron Rice with mushrooms
Sautéed Cabbage and Red Onions*
Sautéed Sugar Snap Peas and Carrots
Sautéed Yellow Squash with Bacon & Onion
Scalloped Potatoes
Sautéed Spinach
Skillet Fried Potatoes and Onions
Snow Peas with Mushrooms
Southwestern Corn
Squash Casserole
"Stuffed" Mashed Potatoes
Stuffed Tomatoes
Sugar Snap Peas with Mushrooms
Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet and Sour Braised Red Cabbage
Twice Baked Potatoes



Side Salads:

Broccoli, Red Bell Pepper, and Bacon Toss
Cantaloupe & Avocado Salad with Poppy-seed dressing
Cantaloupe Salsa
Chayote Salad
Coleslaw (mayo or vinegar based)
Marinated Three Bean Salad
Rice, Black Bean and Corn Salad
Sugar Snap Pea Salad with Cucumber Dressing
Tomato, Green Pepper, Red Onion and Cucumber Salad
Zucchini-Carrot Salad with Cumin Dressing*


***Please note the sample menu above is for personal chef clients only. Please see below for menu suggestions for all private chef services such as dinner parties, intimate dinners, or catered events.





SUGGESTIONS FOR DINNER PARTIES OR INTIMATE DINNERS:


APPETIZERS:

Coconut Shrimp with Red Curry Dipping Sauce
Grilled Salmon Canapes with Wasabi Mayo
Mini Crab Cakes with Honey Jalapeno Sauce
Mini Salmon Cakes with Remoulade Sauce
Minted Wind Lollipops lamb chops)
Thai Fish Cakes with Gingered Plum Sauce

SALADS:

Baby Spinach with Raspberry-Vanilla Pecan Vinaigrette fresh raspberries, feta cheese)
Caprese Watermelon Stacks
Chilled Asparagus & Gingered Grapefruit Salad
Mandarin Salad with Glazed Almonds Drizzled with Sweet & Spicy Vinaigrette
Orange Blossom Shrimp (served on mesclun leaves)
Pear-Spinach Salad w/Walnuts, Blue Cheese, & Balsamic Vinaigrette

SOUPS:

Cream of Portobello Mushroom Soup
Lobster Bisque
New England Clam Chowder
Oyster Stew
Roasted Butternut Squash-Pear Soup with Cider Cream
Tomato, Artichoke & Basil Soup with a Blue Cheese Crostini Topper

MAIN ENTRÉES: (please note side dishes are pairing suggestions only)

Beef or Veal Oscar (asparagus, lump crab meat and topped with Béarnaise Sauce), Wild Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash & Garlic Broccoli Sauté
Cancun Lobster Tails & Flank Steak Pinwheels stuffed with Spinach & Roasted Red Pepper, Saffron Rice, & Broiled Stuffed Tomatoes
Crab & Shrimp Stuffed Orange Roughy with Toasted Orzo Pilaf, & Broccolini with Citrus-Vanilla Hollandaise Sauce
Individual Beef Wellingtons drizzled with Madeira Wine Sauce, Spinach and Potato Galette, & Roasted Green Beans with Brown Butter Almond Sauce
Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Sage-Butter Sauce , Bourbon Mint Carrots, & Garlic-Parsley Baby Red Potatoes
Pork Tenderloin Medallions w/Raisin Rum Sauce, Toasted Isareli Cous-Cous with Walnuts & Basil, and Sautéed Spinach with Garlic
Roasted Pork with Roasted Tomato-Pepper Jam, Grilled Polenta topped with Mushroom Ragout, & Roasted Asparagus with Roasted Radishes
Roasted Spiced Salmon w/Pineapple-Mango Salsa, Sweet Potato-Carrot Whip, & Roasted Sugar Snap Peas with Mushrooms


DESSERTS:

Bananas Foster with Dulce De Leche Ice Cream
Fudgy Brownie Trifle
Gingered Pear Sorbet
Mini Baked Alaska drizzled with your choice of Blackberry, Raspberry, or Strawberry Coulis
Not Your Mama's Strawberry Phyllo Shortcake
Pineapple Coballa with Chantilly Cream



***Please note the menu items above are suggestions only for intimate dinners, dinner parties, & catered events, as a menu will be customized for your event. Please call to discuss all pertinent details.*****








COOKING FOR YOU! LLC has been providing personal chef services for nearly 14 years in the great state of Texas in the following areas:
Atascocita, Champions, Clear Lake City, Conroe, Cypress, Dayton, Dickinson, Galleria, Greenspoint, Houston, Humble, League City, Katy, Kingwood, Meyerland, Memorial, Mid-Town, Missouri City, Pearland, River Oaks, Sharpstown, Spring, Sugarland, Texas City, Tomball, Uptown, Willis, Willowbrook, and the Woodlands.

We will travel out of town/state. Please inquire by email or phone.



 
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