Month: January 2009

Chili Parlor Queen Chili

Ingredients:2 lb very lean ground beef 3 cloves garlic, chopped2 medium carrots, diced1 large onion, diced1 whole, jarred pimiento, chopped30 oz canned dark red kidney beans, drained30 oz diced tomatoes in juice3 tablespoons chili sauce (like Heinz)2 tablespoons tomato paste1 1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce1 tablespoon Montreal seasoning1 tablepoon yellow hot […]

Toasted Ravioli with a Warm Tomato Dipping Sauce

Ingredients: 16 to 20 oz fresh ravioli for the breading: 3/4 cup bread crumbs 1 tablespoon oregano 1 tablespoon chervil 1 egg yolk 2 tablespoons water or milk for the sauce: 14 oz canned diced tomato 1 clove garlic, minced 1 shallot, minced 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon chervil […]

Savory Savoy-Shiitake Dumplings

Ingredients: 6 oz savoy cabbage, finely diced 1 oz bean thread noodles, soaked and cut into 1/2-inch strands 3 tablespoons sesame oil 2 tablespoons light soy sauce 7 re-hydrated shiitake mushrooms, chopped 2 cloves garlic, grated 1 bunch scallions, minced 1 inch knob ginger, grated round dumpling wrappers Directions: In […]

Spicy+Smoky+Sweet Dry Rubbed Steak

Ingredients:2 tablespoons light brown sugar1/2 tablespoon salt1 teaspoon smoked paprika1 teaspoon ground chipotle1/2 teaspoon ground jalapenopepper 2 inch thick, 2 lb top round steak (sometimes labeled as “London Broil”) Directions:Mix together all of the rub ingredients. Rub into steak on all sides. Allow to sit for 10 minutes. Place on […]

Hello, Hawaii, How Are You? Pulled Chicken

Ingredients:1 1/4 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs1/4 cup chili sauce (like Heinz)1/4 cup balsamic vinegar1/4 cup spiced ginger preserves1/4 cup pineapple juice2 tablespoons dark rum1 tablespoon yellow hot sauce (I used Miss Hatties)2 teaspoons black pepper1 1/2 teaspoon mesquite liquid smoke1 1/2 teaspoon Mexican hot chili powder1 1/2 teaspoon smoked […]

Black Bean with Bacon and Oyster Mushrooms Soup

Ingredients:3 to 4 slices cracked black pepper bacon30 oz canned black beans, drained3 1/2 cups broth (chicken*, pork or vegetable)6 oyster mushrooms, chopped3 cloves garlic, minced2 stalks celery, diced2 carrots, diced1 onion, diced Directions:In a large pan, fry the bacon until crisp. Drain all but 1 tablespoon of grease. Drain […]

Sweet Potato Muffins

Ingredients:1 egg1 1/4 cup mashed plain sweet potato*1 cup whole wheat flour1 cup flour1/2 cup dark brown sugar1/2 cup buttermilk1/4 cup canola oil1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder1 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon vanilla1 teaspoon cinnamon1/4 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon ground orange peel1/8 teaspoon cloves1/8 teaspoon nutmeg optional: Demerara sugar for sprinkling Directions: […]

Smoked Salmon Cheese Ball

Ingredients: 2 cups grated Cabot extra sharp cheddar 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 3 oz smoked nova salmon 1 inch chunk of shallot, minced 1/2 cup minced flat leaf parsley Directions: Place the cheese, cream cheese, shallot, salmon and Worcestershire sauce in a blender. […]

Hot, Hotter, Hottest Buffalo Wings

Ingredients: 2 lbs chicken wings (separated at the joint and wing tips clipped off) 2 cups Buffalo Wing sauce* 2 tablespoons Wondra flour 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper salt pepper canola oil for frying to serve: blue cheese dressing and celery sticks Directions: Sprinkle both sides of each wing part with […]

Ginger-Lime Glazed Rock Cornish Game Hens

1 small onion, quartered 1 small lime, halved 1/2 cup spiced ginger preserves 1 tablespoon lime juice 1 teaspoon lime zest 2 Cornish game hens Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Place the hens in a roasting pan with a rack. Place 2 onion wedges (or just one wedge if the […]