Month: April 2009

Shrimp, Bacon and Avocado Salad

Ingredients:4 cooked strips of bacon, crumbled1 lb steamed shrimp2 1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise1 tablespoon Old Bay1/4 teaspoon celery seed1 shallot, minced1 stalk celery, finely diced1/2 avocado, dicedjuice and zest of 1/2 lemon Directions:Stir all ingredients together. Serve on a roll or bread. My thoughts: This salad, while simple to make, is […]

Pineapple Fried Rice

Ingredients:4 cups cooked short grain rice (preferably day-old)2 cups shredded cabbage2 cups cubed fresh pineapple3/4 cup snow peas5 dried shiitake mushrooms, rehydrated and sliced thinly3 cloves garlic, minced3 Thai bird chiles2 Chinese sausages (lap cheong)2 inch knob ginger, grated1 small onion, chopped3 tablespoons soy sauce1 tablespoon canola oil1 tablespoon Thai […]

Onion Studded Hamburger Rolls

Ingredients: 2 3/4 cups flour 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup water 1 tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon sugar 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 oz active dry yeast for the onions: 1/3 cup finely diced onions 1 teaspoon butter for the egg wash: 1 egg yolk 1 teaspoon water to sprinkle: sesame, caraway […]

Fennel & Three Bean Salad

Ingredients: 15 oz cannelloni beans 15 oz dark red kidney beans 1/4 to 1/3 lb steamed or blanched green beans 1/2 onion, sliced very thinly 1/2 fennel bulb, sliced very thinly for the dressing: 1 (large) clove garlic, minced 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons […]

Spring Vegetable Potato Salad

Ingredients:2 lb Yukon gold potatoes, peeled, cubed and cooked4 radishes, cubed1 carrot, cubed1 stalk celery, cubed1/4 red onion, chopped for the dressing:1/4 cup mayonnaise3 tablespoons mustard2 teaspoons white wine vinegar1 teaspoon dried chervil1 teaspoon freeze dried chives1/2 teaspoon celery seed1/2 teaspoon horseradish1/4 teaspoon white pepper Directions:In a small bowl, whisk […]

Sourdough Seeded Rye Bread

Ingredients: for the starter: 1/4 oz active dry yeast 2 cups warm water 1 1/2 cups flour 1/2 cup rye flour for the bread: 4 cups flour 2 cups rye flour 1/4 oz active dry yeast 2 tablespoons melted butter, slightly cooled 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar 1 1/2 tablespoons caraway […]

Grainy Deli-Style Mustard

Ingredients: 2 2/3 cups water 1 cup apple cider vinegar 1/3 cup brown mustard seeds 1/3 cup yellow mustard seeds 1/2 cup dry mustard 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar 1 1/2 tablespoons salt 1/2 tablespoon malt syrup 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon allspice 1/2 teaspoon ginger 1/2 teaspoon tumeric 2 […]

Homemade Corned Beef

Ingredients: 6 lb beef brisket, about 1 1/2 to 2 inches thick brine: 4 quarts of water 1 1/2 cups kosher salt 1/2 cup dark brown sugar 10 bay leaves 8 cloves garlic 5 whole star anise 2 sticks cinnamon, broken up 1 tablespoon yellow mustard seeds 1 tablespoon brown […]

How to: Chicken Stock

Ingredients: the basics: cold water 1 chicken carcass, meat removed 6 carrots, cut up 3 onions, quartered 2 parsnips, cut up 1 bunch celery or just celery tops 2 heads garlic optional: 1 bunch green onions or scallions Directions: Place the chicken and the vegetables in a large (8-10 quart) […]

Coconut Cubes

Ingredients:4 cups confectioners sugar 2 cups unsweetened (dessicated) coconut14 oz sweetened condensed milk1 teaspoon vanillafood coloring Directions:Line a 8×8 inch baking pan with parchment paper or lightly spray with cooking spray. Using a mixer, mix all ingredients except the food coloring together until the coconut is evenly distributed. The mixture […]