Month: April 2010

Baltimore Inspired, Caribbean Spiced Cod Cakes

Inspired by Baltimore's famous coddies. codfish cakes gets a makeover.   In Baltimore we have coddies which are little croquettes made with salt cod. You can still find them in some Baltimore institutions like Attman’s which sell them with their traditional mustard and saltine accoutrement. Salt cod used to be […]

Smokin’ Hot Pork Tacos

Ingredients: 2 1/2 lb boneless pork rib roast 3 cloves garlic 1 shallot 1 jalapeno, seeded 7 oz chipotle chiles in adobo (1 small can) juice of 1/2 lime 1 tablespoon avocado oil 1/2 teaspoon hot paprika 1/2 teaspoon Mexican hot chili powder 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2 […]

Dark & Stormy Cupcakes

Ingredients: 1 cup flour 1/4 cup sugar 2/3 cup ginger beer 1/4 cup butter, at room temperature 2 tablespoons dark rum (Goslings) or 2 teaspoons rum flavoring 1 egg, at room temperature 2 teaspoons ground roasted ginger* 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt frosting Directions: Preheat the oven to […]

It was a Dark & Stormy Night Frosting

Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup dark rum (Goslings) 2 egg whites 3 inch knob ginger, sliced pinch salt Directions: In a medium saucepan, bring sugar, ginger slices and rum to a boil, stirring occasionally. Continue to boil until it reaches soft ball stage (when a drop of the syrup […]

Rhubarb Yogurt Muffins

Ingredients: 3 cups diced rhubarb, divided use (if frozen, defrost) 2 cups flour 2/3 cup sugar 3/4 cup 0% Greek yogurt, at room temperature* 1/4 cup canola oil 1 teaspoon ground roasted ginger** 1 teaspoon vanilla paste 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 eggs, […]

Broccoli with Chipotle Cheddar Sauce

Ingredients: 1 shallot, minced 4 cups broccoli florets 1 cup shredded extra sharp cheddar 12 oz evaporated milk 2 tablespoons flour 2 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon chipotle powder 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon salt Directions: Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Whisk in the shallot and […]

Parm, Olive & Pepperoni Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 8 oz rotini 1/2 English cucumber, diced 2 1/2 oz turkey pepperoni, sliced 1 large cubanelle pepper, diced 1/4 cup diced red onion 10 pimento stuffed green olives, sliced for the dressing: 2 oz olive oil 2 oz red wine vinegar 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan […]

Bacon Loves Shrimp Deviled Eggs

Ingredients: 8 hard boiled eggs, cut in half lengthwise 3 strips thick cut bacon, cooked and crumbled 1/2 cup finely minced cooked shrimp 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon finely minced green onion or chopped chives salt pepper shrimp slices for garnish Directions: Place the yolks in […]

Better Than Split Pea Soup

Ingredients: 5 cups chicken or ham stock 2 cups cubed smoked ham* 1 1/2 cup frozen peas 1 cup green split peas 1 cup yellow split peas 1/4 cup diced apple (I used a Stayman Winesap) 2 carrots, diced 2 stalks celery, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 large onion, […]

Lemon-Caper Salmon Salad

Ingredients: 1 lb cooked salmon* 1/3 cup minced onion 1 stalk celery, diced 2 tablespoons capote capers 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 tablespoon tarragon vinegar zest from 1 lemon juice 1/2 lemon salt pepper Directions: Use a fork to flake the salmon into a medium-sized bowl. Add all remaining ingredients EXCEPT […]