Month: July 2007

Guacamole Deviled Eggs

Ingredients: 10 hardboiled eggs, peeled and sliced length-wise 1 tablespoon mayonnaise 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon minced hot pepper 1 teaspoon minced onion 1 small avocado hot sauce to garnish: baby cherry tomato halves Directions: In a small bowl, use a fork and thoroughly mix together all ingredients. Spoon […]

Lamb & Mango Byriani

Ingredients: For rice: 2 cups Indian* basmati rice 2 quarts water 2 bay leaves 1 teaspoon powdered mace For Meat: 2 ½ lbs boneless lamb, cubed 2 tablespoons oil or ghee** 2 onions 6 cloves garlic 1-3 fresh chile peppers 2 inch piece of ginger, peeled 2 cups chopped tomatoes […]

Straight from the Garden Zucchini and Pepper Tomato Sauce

Ingredients:3 pepperincini peppers, small dice2 zucchini, chopped or diced3 cloves garlic, minced1 large shallot, small dice1 small onion, diced35 oz canned whole tomatoes in juice, cut up2 tablespoons olive oil 1 lb cooked pasta Directions:In a large saucepan, heat the oil. Add the onion, zucchini, peppers and shallot, saute until […]

Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients:2 lb thin skinned potatoes, quartered2/3 cup buttermilk4-5 scallions, chopped1 1/2 tablespoon buttersaltpepper Directions:Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender. Drain and hand mash in the buttermilk, butter, scallions, salt and pepper. Serve as is. Leftovers make great little fried potato pancakes or […]

Roasted Garlic & Basil Pesto

Ingredients:2 cups fresh basil1/2 cup fresh arugula4 cloves roasted garlic1/3 cup asiago cheese (the longer aged, the better)1/4 cup toasted pinenuts1/3 cup olive oilsaltpepper Directions:Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender, pulse until a thick paste forms. Toss with 1 lb cooked pasta. My thoughts: Is there a […]

How to Roast Garlic

Ingredients:1 whole head garlic, loose skin discarded, top removedolive oilsaltpepper Directions:Preheat oven to 350. Brush the garlic with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place the head of garlic on a baking sheet or in a well of a cupcake pan, cover in foil. Another good way to roast […]

Hot Pepper Cornbread

Ingredients:1 cup flour1 cup cornmeal1/2 cup milk1/2 cup buttermilk1/3 cup oil1/3 cup sugar1 teaspoon baking powder1 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt1 egg2 fresh jalapeno peppers, minced, seeds discarded1 fresh pepperincini, minced, seeds discarded Directions:Preheat oven to 400. Grease or spray with baking spray one 8×8 baking pan. In a medium […]

Fried Green Tomatoes

Ingredients: 4-5 green (unripe) tomatoes, sliced thinly 1 3/4 cup buttermilk 1 3/4 cup cornmeal 1/4 cup cornstarch salt pepper canola oil Directions: Soak the tomato slices in the buttermilk for 20-30 minutes.Meanwhile heat a 1/2 inch of oil in a frying pan. Pour the cornmeal, cornstarch, salt and pepper […]

Grilled Lamb

Ingredients:2-3 lb boneless lamb roast1 small onion, finely minced1/2 cup mango nectar or juice1/4 cup Dijon mustard3 tablespoons of dried rosemary3 tablespoons yellow mustard powder2 tablespoons olive oil2 tablespoons of rice wine vinegar1 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper1 teaspoon ground ginger1 teaspoon of salt (plus more to sprinkle on)juice of 1/2 […]

Baked Potato with Onions and Artichoke Hearts

Ingredients:1 large baking potato1 small onion, sliced3-5 oz frozen artichoke hearts, defrosted2 tablespoons olive oilsour creamasiago cheese (optional)saltpepper Directions:Preheat oven to 400. Pierce a potato and place it in an oven. Bake 1 hour or until soft. About 20 minutes before the potato should be done, heat the olive oil […]