Month: July 2010

Lovely Summer Salad with Crabcakes

Ingredients: for the salad 2 cold or hot crabcakes 4 slices pickled beets, cut into sticks 1 head of romaine lettuce, chopped 2 oz plain crumbled  feta 1/2 cucumber, sliced 15 cherry tomatoes, halved for the dressing: juice and zest of 1 lemon 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 teaspoon celery […]

Grilled Italian Eggplant Rollatini with Herbed Goat Cheese

Ingredients: 3 Italian eggplants, sliced into 1/4 inch thick vertical strips 1/2 cup softened mild goat cheese 1 shallot, minced 2 tablespoons minced basil 2 tablespoons minced oregano zest one lemon salt pepper brushing sauce: 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoons […]

Hawaiian Inspired Spam & Beans

Ingredients: 1 can Spam, cubed 1 onion, chopped 1/2 mango, cubed 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 lb navy beans 1/2 cup cup chili sauce (like Heinz) 6 oz pineapple juice 1 tablespoon five spice powder 1 tablespoon rum 1 teaspoon cayenne 1 teaspoon hickory liquid smoke 1/2 teaspoon allspice sea […]

Zydeco Beans

Ingredients: 3 lb French green beans, ends trimmed (also called haricots verts) 3 cups water 3 cups white vinegar 1/3 cup pickling salt 1/2 cup minced fresh dill 1 head garlic, peeled 1 1/2 tablespoons yellow mustard seeds 1 1/2 tablespoons dill seed 1 tablespoon red chile flakes 1/2 teaspoon […]

Feta-Sopressata Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 6 cups cooked pasta 20 cherry tomatoes, halved 4 oz lemon, garlic & oregano feta crumbles 10 jarred pepperoncini, drained and chopped 1/3 cup grilled or boiled corn 8 thin slices sopressata, cut into strips salt freshly ground black pepper white wine vinegar Directions: Toss together the pasta, tomatoes, […]

Grilled Chicken Adobo

Ingredients: 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 1 lb) 1/2 cup cane vinegar 1/2 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup water 2 tablespoons whole black peppercorns 10 cloves garlic, smashed 2 bay leaves Directions: Place all ingredients in a resealable bag or marinating container. Marinate in the refrigerator up for 5 […]

Vibrant Corn Salad with Jalapeño Vinaigrette

Ingredients: 6 ears of corn worth of kernels (cooked and cooled) 6 radishes, thinly sliced 1 cucumber, seeded and diced 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved 1/2 large red onion, diced 1 1/2 large avocados, cubed for the vinaigrette: 5 tablespoons avocado oil 1/3 cup white wine vinegar juice of 1 […]

Mint-Infused Blueberry-Lime Jam

Ingredients: 1 bunch fresh mint 8-10 cups whole, picked over blueberries* 4 1/2 cups sugar 1 box liquid pectin (6 oz., 2 little packets) juice and zest of 2 limes Directions: Lightly bruise the mint and stuff as much as you can into a tea ball. Set aside. Pour the […]

Seven Spice Mahi-Mahi

Ingredients: 4 mahi-mahi fillets 2 1/2 tablespoons Japanese 7 spice powder (shichimi togarashi) 2 tablespoons sea salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper zest of one lemon olive oil lemon juice pepper sherry Directions: Prepare your grill according to manufacturer’s instructions. Meanwhile, stir together the salt, pepper, seven spice and […]

Fresh Blueberry Pulled Pork

Ingredients: 2 1/4 lb pork roast 1 onion, sliced 4 cloves garlic 1 cup blueberries 1/3 cup chili sauce (like Heinz) 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon chipotle pepper flakes salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Place all ingredients in a four quart slow cooker. Cook on low 8-10 […]