Month: August 2009

Zippy Broccoli Salad with Bacon, Pinenuts and Cranberries

4 broccoli crowns3 slices (cooked) bacon, crumbled1 bunch green onion, diced1 shallot, minced1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries1/3 cup toasted pinenuts dressing:1/4 cup mayonnaise2 tablespoons red wine vinegar1 1/2 tablespoons minced basil1 teaspoon Dijon mustard1/4 teaspoon celery seed1/4 teaspoon agave nectarsaltpepper Directions:Quickly blanch the broccoli by plunging it into boiling water […]

Rachel’s Italian Deli Panini

8 slices rosemary Italian bread 2 whole marinated artichokes, thinly sliced 4 slices sharp provolone 1/4 lb lean capicola 1/4 lb spicy sopressata 1/4 lb mortadella 1/4 lb prosciutto olive oil Directions: Create a single layer of each meat on one slice of bread. Top with single layer of marinaded […]

Peaches & Herb Panini

Ingredients: 2 peaches, peeled and sliced 4 oz soft goat cheese 5 springs worth of thyme leaves 1/2 baguette Direction: Cut the bread into sandwich sized portions. Slice each horizontally. Use a fork to mash the thyme into the cheese. If the cheese is very crumbly or cold, let it […]

Sesame-Ginger Pork Panini

Ingredients:14 thinly sliced pork loin slices (I used leftovers from this)8 (thin) slices smoked Gouda8 (thin) slices tomato4 individual loaves of ciabatta bread or 1 full sized loaf cut into four pieces spread:1/4 cup sesame ginger dressing1 1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds1/4 teaspoon soy sauce Directions:Whisk the spread […]

Mondo Italiano Panino

Ingredients: 1 Italian (sandwich) roll, sliced horizontally 2 slices tomato 2 large basil leaves 2 slices smoked provolone 4 slices very thinly sliced lean capicola 4 slices very thinly sliced prosciutto di parma Directions: Place the cheese in a single layer on the bottom half of the roll. Top with […]

Bacon-Chipotle Twice Grilled Potatoes

Ingredients:2 large russet potatoes3 strips center cut bacon, crumbled1 chipotle pepper in adobe, minced1/2 cup shredded cheddar1/4 cup sour cream2 tablespoons fresh or freeze dried minced chivessaltpepper olive oil for brushing Directions:Prick the potatoes with a fork. Brush all sides with olive oil. Place mesquite chips in a foil packet, […]

Homemade Sno-balls

Ingredients: for the coconut: 5 cups unsweetened shredded coconut food dye for the cake: 1 1/2 cups flour 1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar 1 1/4 cups hot buttermilk 1/2 cup dutch process cocoa powder 1/2 cup sour cream, at room temperature 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature 1 teaspoon […]

Parmesan-Caper Potato Salad

1 1/2 lb red skin potatoes, diced for the dressing 1/3 cup Parmesan garlic marinade 1/3 cup diced green onion 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 2 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan 1 1/2 tablespoons nonpareil capers salt pepper Directions: In a large pot, boil the potatoes until fork-tender. Drain. Whisk together the dressing […]

Sour Cream Ice Cream

Ingredients:1 cup sour cream1/2 cup milk 1/4 cup light brown sugar1/4 cup heavy cream1 teaspoon vanilla Directions:Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until it looks smooth and the sugar has dissolved. Refrigerate the mixture until thoroughly chilled (a few hours) or overnight. Pour into a ice cream maker and […]

Tamarind Shrimp with Chinese Celery

Ingredients:1- 1 1/2 lb shrimp1 large bunch Chinese celery, chopped with woody stems removed6 cloves garlic, minced1 large shallot, chopped1 tablespoon canola oil for the sauce1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon tamarind liquid*2 tablespoons fish sauce2 tablespoon Sriracha1 1/2 tablespoons sugar Directions:Whisk together sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Heat the […]