Richard's Menu

Items cooked, baked, or made by Richard

updated March 2020 (version 9)


Deviled Eggs

Hungarian Cream-Cheese-Paprika Dip (Körözöt)

Guacamole with choice of fresh (house) fried tortilla chips

Roasted Chestnuts

Hot Crab Dip

Olive Tapenade

Primi (First Course)


“Gulyas Leves” Nagyana’s Recipe

Lentil Soup with Sausage

Carrot Soup

Fresh Pea Soup with Mint


Fresh Tomato Soup

Split Pea Soup

Cream of Leek and Potato Soup

Hungarian Mushroom Soup

Spicy Cauliflower Soup

Ribollita (type of soup from Tuscany)

Tortilla Soup

Bronzed Tilapia and Portobello Soup

Crab and Sweet Potato Soup


Winter Minestrone with Turnips, Potatoes and Cabbage

Spring Minestrone with Peas and Asparagus

Crab Cioppino


Caprese Salad (Italian: tomato, mozzarella, basil, olive oil)

Crab Louis Salad

Shrimp Louis Salad

Caesar Salad

Lobster Salad

Red Bliss Potato Salad with Blue Cheese, Bacon

Tuna Salad with Romesco Sauce


Spaghetti Putanesca (spicy tomato sauce)

Spaghetti with Crab Sauce

Lasagne with uncooked Tomato Sauce

Basil Pesto Pasta

Sage Pesto Pasta 

Pasta with Tomato Sauce from Italian canned tomatoes

Polenta Torta

Pizza [using Alice Waters Dough recipe]

Garlic Bread

Fettuccine Alfredo

Belgian Waffles

Cornmeal Waffles

Macaroni and Cheese

Other Primi

Tomato Confit (baked tomatos)

Baba Ganoush 

Shrimp Fritters (like savory pancake with shrimp)

Oysters Rockefeller

Chili with Beef and Bacon

Tomato Galettes

Mushroom Galettes

Asparagus Risotto

Duck Breast Salad with Green Olive Relish

Secundi (Main Course)


Sole Piccata

Baked Swordfish Siciliana

Grilled Salmon with a chili/paprika Spice Rub

Grilled Tuna or grilled Sea Bass in Corn Syrup Marinade



Crabmeat Souffle

Whole Par-Boiled Lobster

Steamed Lobsters

Scallops Sautéed with Garlic and Herbs

Grilled Shrimp, Moroccan Style with Couscous

Barbecued Shrimp #1 (with lots of garlic and rosemary)

Curried Shrimp with Mushrooms

Barbecued Shrimp #2  (very spicy and buttery)

Chinese Fried Shrimp

Tabletop Shrimp Sauté


Chicken Piccata

Chicken Étouffée

Coq au Vin (chicken in red wine sauce)

Chicken Pot Pies with Puff Pastry

Roast Chicken with Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing

Roast  Turkey  with Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing

Fried Chicken


Filet Steaks Wrapped in Bacon

Santa Maria Style Tri-Tip

New York Strip Steak with Hot Granny Sauce

Beef Burgundy

Beef en Daube

Richard’s Pörkölt (Spicier than Szoboszlay Recipe)

Beef Wellington

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Korean Barbecued Beef Short Ribs


Ham and Potato Gratin

Baked Ham

Honey Mustard Pork Tenderloin with Fig Habanero Sauce

Hopping John with Meat and Black Eyed Peas (with rice)

Fried Eggs Sandwiches with Sausage or Bacon

Barbecued Pork Ribs

Wild Boar Ragu


Rack of Lamb Barbecued

Grilled Lamb Chops

Lamb Stew Printaniere


Polenta with Spicy Vegetables (African and Italian)

Asparagus Souffle

Cheese Soufflé

Grilled Polenta with Mushroom Sauce

Asparagus Frittata

Chili Relleno Casserole

Blueberry Pancakes

Scrambled Eggs with Onions and Paprika

Contorni (Side Vegetables)

Vegetables above ground

Roasted Vegetable Provencal

Vegetable Torte

Fresh Corn Timbale

Spinach Sautéed with Garlic

Cannellini Beans with Tomato Sage Sauce

Broccoli Rabe with Garlic and Hot Pepper

Canellini Beans with Greens (Maria’s Favorite)

Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Root vegetables (underground)

Potatoes Dauphinoise

Gratin of Potatoes a la Savoyarde or a la Lyonnaise

Roasted Carrots

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes

Baked Potatoes with Sour Cream

Yukon or Fingerling Potatoes Steamed with Parsley



Chocolate Pudding

Chocolate Budino (Pudding Cake)

Chocolate Mousse

Hazelnut Chocolate Soup

Queen of Sheba Chocolate Almond Cake

Nagyanya’s Birthday Cake

Devil's Food Cake

Chocolate Raspberry Torte with crème fraîche [Six Layers]

Hot Fudge Sauce with Ice Cream

Fruit (cooked)

Peach Cobbler

Blackberry Cobbler

Cherry Cobbler

Comice Pear Crisp

Blueberry Crisp

Apple Strudel

Apple Galette

Peach Galette

Blackberry Galette

Cherry Clafoutis

Tender Pear Cake

French Apple Cake

Strawberry Shortcake

Other desserts

Lemon Bars


Mousse au citron vert (Key Lime pie)

Bread Pudding with Blackberries and Hard Sauce

Cardamon Coffee Cake

Various Fiorillo’s ice creams and sourbets

Peppermint Bark

Spiced Cider with Orange Slices

Fresh fruits: peach compote, sliced piña, strawberries, etc.

End Notes

Further details are in a spreadsheet, which this this menu is derived from (and was used to sort into above categories). It contains food temperature (hot, cold, room temp.), spicy-ness, heavy-ness, if item is a complete meal, if Ákos favorite, and from where the recipe was obtained. This is in folder “recipes, menus” on Ákos’ computer.