Jon Bonnell, owner and executive chef of Bonnell's Fine Texas Cuisine in Fort Worth, creates exciting high-end appetizers, main meals, and sides using traditional Texas products such as the Texas 1015 onion, wild game, organic pasture-raised beef, and gulf seafood. His recipes are enhanced with regional Creole, Southwestern, and Mexican spices to create truly authentic, wellloved Texas cuisine.
Fort Worth native Jon Bonnell returned to open his own restaurant after graduating from the New England Culinary Institute with distinction. He is a culinary instructor at The Culinary School of FortWorth and teaches wine classes at Texas Christian University as well as monthly classes at Central Market.
As seen on the Today Show! An upscale twist on the fine foods of this popular region
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About the Author
Fort Worth native Jon Bonnell returned to open his own restaurant after graduating from the New England Culinary Institute with distinction. He is a culinary instructor at The Culinary School of Fort Worth and teaches wine classes at Texas Christian University as well as monthly classes at Central Market.
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Creamy Avocado Soup
This dish is pure hedonism. This isn't for those on a diet, but it is rich and decadent in every way and a great dish for special occasions. Serves 4
2 shallots, finely diced
1 fresh jalapeño, seeded and chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons butter
1 (12-ounce) can tomatoes, drained and finely diced
1 cup chicken stock
1 1/2 cups cream
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 pinch white pepper
Juice from 1/2 lime
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 ripe avocados, diced into large cubes
In a saucepan, sauté the shallots, jalapeño, and garlic in butter until soft. Add the tomatoes and liquids. Season with salt and pepper and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Add the lime juice, cilantro, and avocado. Check for seasonings and serve.
Table of Contents
Soups and Salads 42
Seafood and Shellfish 68
Wild Game 112
Beef and Pork 136
Side Dishes 156
Desserts and Beverages 184