Month: April 2011

Mango Pineapple Jam

Ingredients: 4 cups finely diced ripe mango 4 cups finely diced fresh pineapple 5 cups sugar 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons light rum (optional) 1 6 oz box liquid pectin Directions: Add the sugar, mango, rum and pineapple to a large pot. Prep jars/lids for canning. Bring the mixture […]

Blueberry Jam Barbecue Sauce

Ingredients: 8 oz blueberry jam 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup thick Worcestershire sauce 1/4 cup chili sauce (lke Heinz) 1/4 cup rye or bourbon 1/3 cup chopped onion 2 cloves garlic 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar (optional) 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon mesquite liquid smoke […]

Asparagus, Lox & Stilton Frittata

Ingredients: 1 lb asparagus, halved horizontally 7 eggs 1 cup crumbled Stilton 4 oz lox, diced 1/3 cup diced onion 1 tablespoon minced dill 1 tablespoon minced parsley salt freshly ground black pepper olive oil + 1-2 tablespoon butter Directions: Preheat oven to 325. Whisk together the eggs, salmon, cheese […]

Cast Iron Skillet Potato Kugel

Ingredients: 3 lb Yukon Gold potatoes, grated and drained 3 jalapenos, diced 2 onions, sliced 4 eggs, beaten 2 tablespoons potato starch 1/3 cup matzo meal salt freshly ground black pepper canola oil Directions: Preheat oven to 350.  Saute the onion and peppers in a 12 inch cast iron skillet. […]

Tex Mex Inspired Pot Roast

Ingredients: 3 1/4 lb eye of round roast 28 oz canned diced fire roasted (or regular) tomatoes 2 onions, chopped 5 cloves garlic 3 jalapeno peppers, chopped 3 tablespoons sliced pickled jalapenos 2 tablespoons hot Mexican chile powder 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon cocoa 1 teaspoon cayenne 1 teaspoon […]

Spiced Rubbed Pineapple Ham

Ingredients: 1 pineapple, sliced 1 bone-in ham (about 6 lbs) dry rub: 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon allspice 1/2 teaspoon cloves 1/2 teaspoon cayanne Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Whisk together the dry rub ingredients in a small bowl. Rub […]

Deviled Fingerling Potato Salad

Ingredients: 2 lb mixed fingerling potatoes 1/2 white onion, diced 2 spears dill pickle, diced 1 stalk celery, diced (with greens) for the dressing 1/4 cup mayonaise 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar 2 tablespoons minced fresh dill 1 tablespoon yellow mustard seed 1/4 teaspoon celery seed freshly […]

Turkey, Fig & Capicola Panini

Ingredients: 1 loaf Italian bread, sliced 2 oz fig jam 8 slices fontina cheese 8 slices very thinly sliced lean capicola 16 slices smoked turkey breast butter Directions: Place the cheese in a single layer a slice of bread. Top with a slice of cheese. Spread the jam on the […]

Ham & Vegetable Bean Soup

Ingredients: 2- 2 1/2 quarts ham stock* 1 1/2 cup diced ham 1 lb dried northern beans 2 ham hocks or 1 ham bone (wrap hocks securely in cheesecloth) 3 stalks celery, chopped (with greens) 3 small turnips, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 bay leaves 1 large onion, chopped 1 parsnip, chopped 1/4 cup chopped […]

Crab Strudel

Ingredients: 1 egg 1 tablespoon water 8 oz lump blue crab 4 oz reduced fat cream cheese, softened 4 green onions, chopped 1/4 cup finely shredded smoked Gouda cheese 2 tablespoons reduced fat sour cream 2 teaspoons Old Bay seafood seasoning 1/8 teaspoon celery seed 1 sheet puff pastry Sheets, […]