Month: October 2010

Fried Pickle Chips with Zippy Feta Dipping Sauce

Ingredients: 16 oz sliced pickles, drained 2/3 cup Instant Blending Flour* 2/3 cup cornmeal 2 eggs, beaten 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce salt pepper for the dipping sauce 8 oz sour cream (reduced fat is okay) 4 oz crumbled feta 1/4 cup minced chives 3 tablespoons mayonnaise or buttermilk (if needed […]

Pumpkin Black Bottoms

Ingredients: for the filling: 8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature 6 oz miniature semisweet chocolate chips 1/3 cup light brown sugar 1/3 cup pumpkin puree 1 egg, at room temperature for the batter: 2 1/4 cups flour 1 1/2 cups sugar 1/2 cup cocoa 1/2 cup canola oil 1 […]

Spicy Smoked Turkey

Ingredients: 13-14 lb turkey olive oil for the dry rub: 2 tablespoons sea salt 1 tablespoon black pepper 2 teaspoons hot paprika 2 teaspoons Aleppo pepper 1 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder 1/4 teaspoon celery seed mesquite grilling wood chips Directions: In a small bowl, whisk together the dry rub ingredients. […]

Stayman-Winesap Apple Butter

Ingredients: 10 Stayman Winesap apples, sliced 1 cup apple cider 3/4 cup dark brown sugar 1 stick cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg Directions: Place all ingredients in a 4 quart slow cooker. Cook on low for 10-12 hours. Vent by placing the lid on askew and cook on low […]

Apple Cider Jelly Candy

Ingredients: 1.75 oz powdered fruit pectin 1 cup sugar 1 cup light corn syrup* 3/4 cup apple cider 1/4 teaspoon baking soda extra sugar for dredging Directions: Warning: this is a two day project. Oil a flat sided loaf pan. Whisk together pectin, apple cider and baking soda in small […]

Black Mission Fig Jam

Ingredients: 2 1/2 lb Black Mission Figs, quartered & stems removed 2 cups sugar 1 1/2 cups water 1/2 cup bottled lemon juice* 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon bergamot extract Directions: Prep jars/lids. Heat the sugar and water in a saucepan until the sugar is dissolved. Add the lemon juice and […]

Duck with Orange-Five Spice Sauce

for the duck: 1 5-6 lb duck 1/4 cara cara orange (1 large wedge) dry rub: 2 tablespoons five spice powder 1 1/2 tablespoons orange peel* 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar 1/2 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2 tablespoon sea salt sauce: 1 1/2 cup cara cara orange juice 2 […]

Bacon Cheddar Chipotle Cornbread

Ingredients: 1 cup flour 1 cup cornmeal 1 cup buttermilk 1/3 cup canola oil 1/3 cup shredded chipotle cheddar 1/4 cup diced green onion 2 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 strips thick cut bacon, crumbled 1 egg Directions: Preheat oven to 400. Oil or spray […]

Pan-fried Soft Crabs

Ingredients: 4 soft crabs, cleaned 2 cups milk 1 1/2 cup flour 1 tablespoon Old Bay 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper salt Directions: Whisk together the milk and Old Bay in a medium bowl. Soak the crabs in the milk for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk the flour, salt and […]