Month: February 2008

Smoky Spicy Fried Okra

Ingredients:1/2 lb okra, sliced into 1/4 inch rounds1 cup buttermilk3/4 cup cornmeal2 teaspoons ground chipotle pepper2 teaspoons smoked paprikasaltpepper canola oil for frying Directions:Place the okra and the buttermilk in a bowl and allow to soak 10-15 minutes. Meanwhile, in a bowl, mix together the paprika, salt, pepper, chipotle pepper, […]

Rhubarb-Orange Pancakes

Ingredients: 3/4 cup flour 3/4 cup buttermilk 2/3 cup diced rhubarb 1 tablespoon butter, melted 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoons sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon orange extract or liqueur 1/4 teaspoon orange zest 1 egg Directions: Whisk together the egg, extract, zest and buttermilk in a small bowl […]

Southern-Inspired Quinoa

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup frozen or fresh chopped okra 1 1/2 cups vegetable or mushroom broth 3/4 cup quinoa 15 oz canned kidney beans, drained 10 oz can diced tomatoes with green chile 1 teaspoon olive oil 1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/2 teaspoon chili powder […]

Grandpop’s Home Fries

Ingredients: 1 1/2 lb red skin potatoes, quartered and sliced* 1 large onion, quartered and sliced 3 slices of bacon, diced salt pepper Directions: Heat a large skillet. Add the bacon and cook until crispy. Remove the bacon to a paper towel lined plate. Drain all but 2 tablespoons of […]

Broccoli with Caramelized Pearl Onions Pasta

Ingredients: 2 heads broccoli, cut into florets 3 cloves garlic, chopped 8 oz pearl onions* 8 oz crimini mushrooms, sliced 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes salt pepper to serve: 14-16 oz hot short pasta (like penne) parmesan cheese (optional) Directions: Heat oil in a large pan […]

No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients: 2 cups granulated sugar 1/4 cup butter 1/2 cup milk 3 cups old fashioned oatmeal 3/4 cup smooth peanut butter* 1 teaspoon vanilla Directions: Bring sugar, butter, and milk to a full boil, remove from heat, add oatmeal. Stir. Then add vanilla and peanut butter. Stir. Drop by teaspoonfuls […]

Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs

Ingredients: 10 hardboiled eggs, peeled and sliced length-wise 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 tablespoon sour cream 4 oz smoked salmon, minced white pepper large capers for garnish Directions: In a small bowl, use a fork and thoroughly mix together the yolks, mayonnaise, mustard, sour cream, pepper, and […]

Matcha Marshmallows

Ingredients: 1/2 oz. unflavored powdered gelatin* 1/2 cup cold water 2 cups granulated sugar 2/3 cup corn syrup** 1/4 cup water 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon matcha powder Confectioners’ sugar for dredging Directions: In a large bowl, sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup cold water. Allow to seep for 10 minutes. […]

Sesame Seared Yellowtail

Ingredients:2 tablespoons canola oil1 teaspoon hot chile (sesame) oil2 yellowtail fillets*sea saltsesame seedsDirections:In a large pan, heat the oils. Sprinkle the fish with the fish the salt and sesame seeds. Cook the fish for 30 seconds on each side. Remove from heat and slice. *I used Kona Kampachi, a new […]

Giant Chocolate Fortune Cookies

Ingredients:7 tablespoons flour1/4 cup canola oil1/4 cup sugar1/4 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon cocoa1 tablespoon cornstarch1 1/2 teaspoons water1 teaspoon vanilla2 egg whites for fortunes:4 1×5 inch strips of paperDirections:Write messages on paper. Set aside. Preheat the oven to 300. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or use a silpat lined […]