Month: March 2009

Olive-Brie Tapenade

Ingredients: 6 large sun-dried tomato stuffed olives in olive oil, drained 4 oz brie, rind removed 1 tablespoon capers 1 clove garlic Directions: Place the olives, garlic and capers in a blender or Vita-Mix. Plus once. Add the brie and pulse until a coarse mixture forms. Serve as a spread […]

Ginger Spice Pulled Pork

Ingredients: 3 lb pork loin 1/3 cup chili sauce (like Heinz) 1/3 cup pomegranate infused red wine vinegar 1/3 cup spiced ginger preserves 2 tablespoons ginger juice 1 1/2 tablespoons mango-habanero hot sauce 1 1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire black pepper 1 1/2 teaspoons mesquite liquid smoke […]

Deli-Style Coleslaw

Ingredients:4 cups shredded cabbage1 carrot, shredded 1 small onion, shredded for the dressing:1/3 cup mayonnaise1/4 cup sour cream 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon sugar1 teaspoon celery seed juice of 1/2 lemonsalt white pepper Directions:In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients. In a large bowl, toss together cabbage, […]

Brooklyn Blackout Cupcakes

Ingredients: for the dark chocolate pudding filling: 1 egg yolk 1 1/2 oz 73% dark chocolate bar, finely chopped 1/2 cup milk 1/4 cup heavy cream 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 tablespoon Dutch process cocoa powder 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon butter 1/2 teaspoon vanilla paste for the cupcakes: 2 […]

Homemade Cocktail Sauce

Ingredient: 3/4 cup tomato paste 1/2 cup prepared horseradish 1/4 cup white vinegar 2 cloves garlic 1/4 small onion 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper juice of 1 lemon Directions: Place the tomato paste, vinegar, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, onion, salt, pepper and lemon juice into a […]

Dill Rubbed Steak & Cucumber Pita Sandwiches

2 lbs 1 1/2 inch thick top round steak (sometimes labeled as “London broil”) for the dry rub:1 1/2 tablespoons sea salt1 1/2 tablespoons smoked paprika1 1/2 tablespoons dried dill weed1 tablespoon white pepper to serve:pitacucumber salad Directions:In a small bowl, stir together the dry rub. Rub on both sides […]

Chipotle Hummus

Ingredients: 20 oz canned chickpeas 3 cloves garlic 4-5 chipotle chiles in adobo (with at least 1 teaspoon of a adobo) juice of 1/2 lemon 3 tablespoons tahini 3 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 1/4 teaspoon cumin 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder salt to taste Directions: In a large […]

Cooling Dill-Cucumber Salad

Ingredients1 large cucumber, peeled (if waxed)and sliced thinly1/2 red onion, sliced thinly2 cloves garlic, sliced thinly3/4 oz fresh dill, chopped finely dressing:3/4 cup Greek yogurt 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed1/4 teaspoon celery seedjuice 1/2 lemonsalt white pepper Directions:In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients. […]

Homemade Pita

Ingredients 3 cups flour 1 1/3 cups water, lukewarm 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 oz active dry yeastice cubes Directions: In a small bowl or measuring cup, sprinkle the yeast on the warm water. Allow to sit 10 minutes. Meanwhile, add the remaining ingredients […]

Fish & Chips

FISHIngredients:1 to 1 1/2 lb cod fillets1 cup flour 1 cup beer 2 egg whites, whipped to soft peaks 1/2 teaspoon hot paprikacornstarchsalt pepper to serve:malt vinegartarter sauce DirectionsPour about 3 inches of canola oil into a heavy pan. Heat to 350. In a shallow bowl or plate, sprinkle the […]