Month: July 2008

Baltimore-Style Sour Beef and Dumplings (Slow Cooker)

Ingredients: for the sauce/marinade: 1 3/4 cups red wine vinegar 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 2 onions, sliced 2 carrots, sliced 2 bay leaves 1 teaspoon whole allspice 1 teaspoon mustard seeds 3 whole cloves 2 tablespoons black peppercorns 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon salt for the dumplings: 4 cups […]


Ingredients:1/2 cup butter2/3 cup sugar1 egg3 tablespoons molasses1 1/2 cups flour3 teaspoons ground ginger3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon1 teaspoon baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt demerara sugar (raw cane sugar) for sprinkling Directions:Preheat oven to 350. Line 2 cookie sheets with a silipat or parchment paper. Sprinkle a place with demerara sugar and […]

Saucy Tomato Grits

Ingredients:35 oz canned whole tomatoes in juice1/2 cup old fashioned grits2 stalks celery, chopped2 cloves garlic, minced1 small onion, chopped2 tablespoons olive oil1/2 teaspoon thymesaltpepper Directions:Thoroughly drain the tomatoes, reserving juice. Cut the tomatoes into manageable bites and set aside. Pour the juice into measuring cup and add water until […]

Fire Roasted Kidney Bean Burgers

Ingredients:15 oz dark red kidney beans, drained1/3 cup cornmeal1 ear of roasted corn kernels (about 1/3 cup)1 small red potato, boiled and cooled1/2 medium onion, diced2 cloves garlic, gratedjuice of 1 lime1 chipotle pepper in adobe, minced1 teaspoon of fresh or freeze dried chives*olive oilsaltpepper Directions:Mash the beans, chipotle and […]

Crispy Old Bay Shrimp

Ingredients:1 lb raw shrimp, peeled, tails intact1 cup cornmeal1 egg2 tablespoons Old Baysaltblack pepper canola oil Directions:Whisk together the salt, pepper, Old Bay, and cornmeal. Pour into a shallow bowl and set aside. Beat an egg in a second bowl. Heat about 1 1/2 inches of oil in a large […]

A Big Mess O’Greens

Ingredients:2 lb mustard greens2 quarts chicken or turkey stock4 cloves garlic, sliced3 smoked turkey legs2 habanero peppers, seeded, stemmed and sliced2 onions, diced2 bay leaves1/2 cup apple cider vinegar2 tablespoons sugar2 tablespoons canola oil1 teaspoon dried thyme1/4 teaspoon salt Directions: First, remove the stems from the greens and tear them […]

Bacon Rice

Ingredients: 5 slices thick cut bacon for the omelet: 1 green onion, chopped (green parts only) 3 eggs 1 teaspoon sesame oil 4 dried shiitake mushrooms canola oil For the rice: 1 cup sushi rice* a couple drops sesame oil sesame seeds For the Chinese broccoli: 4-5 stalks Chinese broccoli […]

Hawaiian Style Pork Burgers

Ingredients: 1 lb ground pork 4 tablespoons panko 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 cloves garlic, grated 1inch knob fresh ginger, grated 1/4 teaspoon pineapple juice white pepper salt to serve: 4 pineapple slices* Hawaiian rolls Directions: With a gentle hand, mix together all of the burger ingredients. Form into 4 […]

Hawaiian Hamburger Rolls

Ingredients: 2 3/4 cups flour 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup pineapple juice 1 tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon vanilla 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 oz active dry yeast for the egg wash 1 egg yolk 1 teaspoon water Directions: Stir together the milk, pineapple juice, […]

Tropical Fusion Baked Beans

Ingredients: 16 oz dried navy beans 1 large onion, sliced 1 mango, cubed 4 garlic cloves 1/2 cup chile sauce (like Heinz) 1/2 cup water 2 inch knob of fresh ginger, sliced 4 tablespoons molasses 1 tablespoon liquid smoke 1 tablespoon pineapple juice 1 tablespoon grainy mustard* 2 teaspons salt […]