Month: February 2011

Mussels with Smoky Ham and Vidalia Onions

Ingredients: 4 lb mussels 1 1/2 cup stock* 1/2 cup dry vermouth 1 bunch Vidalia onions (with greens aka Vidalia Salad Onions), chopped 1 head fennel, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/3 cup diced smoked ham Heat the oil in a large pot with a lid. Saute the onions, fennel, […]

Anchovy & Italian Parsley Deviled Eggs

Ingredients: 6 hard boiled eggs, cut in half lengthwise 2 anchovy filets (packed in oil and blotted dry) 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons minced fresh Italian parsley 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika salt pepper capote capers for garnish Directions: Place the yolks, anchovies, spices and condiments in […]

Creamy Oyster Parmesan-Spinach Sauce

Ingredients: 2 cups shucked oysters in their liquor 2 garlic cloves, minced juice and zest of ½ lemon ¾ cups heavy cream 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon olive oil ½ teaspoon white pepper ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 cup defrosted chopped frozen spinach 1/4 cup Parmigiana Reggiano To […]

Anchovy-Parmesan Pizza Dough

Ingredients: 1 cup warm water 2 tablespoons active dry yeast 2 3/4 cups flour 1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon sugar 1/4 cup olive oil 3 anchovies packed in olive oil, drained and mashed coarse-grain cornmeal for dusting olive oil for greasing the bowl Directions: Pour […]

Red Rice with Habanero Sausage and Red Beans

Ingredients: 4 cups cooked white rice* 30 oz canned fire roasted tomatoes 15 oz dark red kidney beans, drained 12 oz habanero and green chile sausages** 2 stalks celery, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 jalapenos, diced 1 onion, diced 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon thyme salt freshly […]

Salmon & Pea Risotto

Ingredients: 5 cups chicken or fish stock 3 cups chopped cooked salmon 1 cup frozen peas 2 large shallots, minced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 cups Arborio rice 1/3 cup Parmesan, grated 2 tablespoons olive oil zest one lemon salt pepper Directions: In a saucepan, bring the broth to a […]

Cara Cara Orange Cupcakes

Ingredients: 3/4 cup Greek yogurt, at room temperature 3/4 cup sugar 1 1/2 cup flour 1/2 cup canola oil 1/4 cup cara cara orange juice 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 eggs, at room temperature zest of 2 Cara Cara oranges orange frosting Directions: Preheat oven to 350. […]

Cara Cara Vanilla Frosting

Ingredients: 2 cups sugar 1/2 cup cara cara orange juice 4 egg whites 1 tablespoon vanilla pinch salt zest of two cara cara oranges food coloring, if desired Directions: In a medium saucepan, bring sugar, vanilla, zest and juice to a boil, stirring occasionally. Continue to boil until it reaches […]

Rapini + Leek + Rice Soup

Ingredients: 3 leeks, sliced (white parts only!) 1 bunch rapini, chopped 6 cups chicken stock 3/4 cup (uncooked) jasmine rice 1/4 cup dry vermouth 1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 2 bay leaves juice and zest of 1 Meyer lemon […]

Apple Butter Barbecue Sauce

Ingredients: 12 ounces apple butter 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce 1/4 cup rye 1/3 cup chopped onion 2 cloves garlic 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar 1 tablespoon hot mustard (I used Löwensenf extra) 1/2 tablespoon ground black pepper 1 tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon mesquite liquid smoke […]