Month: November 2010

Smoked Salmon Spinach Labne Dip

Ingredients: 1 1/2 lb labne (Kefir cheese) 1/2 lb smoked salmon (not lox), flaked 3/4 cup squeezed dry, defrosted frozen chopped spinach 1 shallot, minced 2 tablespoons herbs de Provence 1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon pepper sherry 1 tablespoon minced chives 1 teaspoon dry mustard zest of one […]

Turkey Ruebens

Ingredients: sliced leftover roasted turkey 4 slices Swiss Cheese 8 slices rye bread 1 cup sauerkraut butter Russian dressing: 2 slices dill pickle, minced 1 shallot, minced 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 3 tablespoons sour cream 1/2 tablespoon prepared horseradish 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce white pepper Directions: Stir together the dressing ingredients. […]

Figgy Cranberry Sauce

Ingredients: 12 oz whole cranberries 6 dried figs, quartered 1 cup orange juice 2/3 cup sugar 1/2 inch knob ginger, grated Directions: Bring the cranberries, ginger, figs, sugar and lemon juice to a boil. Reduce heat then simmer until thickened, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, stir. Serve hot or cold. […]

Thyme and Portobello Un-Stuffing

Ingredients: 25 slices torn sandwich bread 2 large onions, diced 1 bunch celery, diced 1/2 cup chicken or turkey stock 1 tablespoon butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 eggs, beaten 3 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves 2 tablespoons minced parsley 4 portobello mushroom caps, diced 1 teaspoon white pepper Directions: In […]

Fig Glazed Turkey

Ingredients: 1 14-16 lb turkey sea salt coarsely ground pepper 4 dried figs 1 small onion, quartered 1 small bunch thyme glaze: 1/4 cup fig jam 1/4 cup olive oil juice of 1 lemon 1 tablespoon minced thyme 1 teaspoon grated ginger Directions: Preheat oven to 325. Place the turkey […]

Slow Cooked Sauerkraut

Ingredients: 28 oz sauerkraut 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 1 1/2 tablespoons yellow mustard seed 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme 1/2 tablespoon minced fresh sage 1 teaspoon dry mustard 1 teaspoon charnushka (aka black caraway or kalonji) 1 1/2 teaspoon light brown sugar 1 small onion, thinly sliced Directions: Place […]

Hot Pepper Butternut Squash

Ingredients: 1 medium butternut squash, peeled and cubed 2 jalapenos, minced 1 shallot, minced 3 tablespoons minced fresh thyme 1 tablespoon yellow mustard seed 1 teaspoon pepper sherry 1 teaspoon minced ginger 1/2 cup chicken stock or water sea salt freshly ground black pepper for the seeds: seeds from the […]

Sweet Potato Rolls

Ingredients: for the rolls: 4 cups flour 1 cup mashed roasted sweet potato 1/3 cup lukewarm water 1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled slightly 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 oz dry yeast 2 eggs, at room temperature Directions: In a large mixing bowl, sprinkle the yeast on the […]

Oyster Stew

Ingredients: 1 lb oysters with liqour 1 large onion, chopped 1 large russet potato, chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 habanero pepper, chopped 1 cup diced smoked ham 24 oz evaporated milk 1 cup milk 2 tablespoons butter or olive oil salt pepper Directions: Heat the […]

Kadota Fig & Candied Ginger Jam

Ingredients: 3 lbs Kadota figs, stems removed and finely chopped (about 4 cups) 1 3/4 cups sugar 1/2 cup bottled lemon juice 1/4 cup diced crystallized candied ginger 3 ounces liquid pectin (one pouch) Directions: Prep the jars/lids. Place the figs, sugar and lemon juice in a saucepan. Bring the […]