Month: July 2011

Spiced Pickled Cherries

Ingredients: 1 lb Lambert (or other sweet, dark red) cherries 1 cup water 1 1/4 cup white vinegar 3/4 cup sugar 2 whole star anise 4 whole cloves 8 black peppercorns Directions: Prep your jars/lids. Evenly divide the spices and cherries between 2 pint jars. Combine the water, vinegar and […]

Grilled Steak Fajitas

Ingredients: 2 lb flank or skirt steak 1 onion, thinly sliced 3 cubanelle peppers, sliced freshly made pico de gallo tortillas marinade: 6 cloves garlic, minced 2 serrano peppers, diced 1/3 cup tequila 1/3 cup lime juice 3 tablespoons fresh oregano 1 tablespoon Worchestershire sauce 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper […]

Kimchi Fried Rice with Pork

Ingredients: 2 heads (cabbabge) kimchi, chopped (divided use) 1 lb pork, diced (I used boneless rib meat) 4 cups cooked, leftover rice* 1 tablespoon soy sauce 2 egg, beaten 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil 1/4 teaspoon Maggi seasoning Directions: Place the pork, soy sauce and 1 cup of the leafest bits of […]

Black-eyed Peas with Country Ham

Ingredients: 1 lb dried black-eyed peas 3 leeks, chopped, white parts only 2 jalepenos, chopped 1 stalk celery 1 cup diced yellow tomato* 3 cloves garlic 6 cups ham stock 8 oz country ham center slices, diced 1 tablespoon Worchestershire sauce 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon fresh thyme […]

Grilled Black Bean & Corn Burgers

Ingredients: 15 oz canned black beans, drained 1/3 cup cornmeal 1 ear of corn kernels* 2 small Yukon Gold potatoes, cooked* and cooled 1 tablespoon minced dehydrated onion 1/4 teaspoon cayenne 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika sea salt freshly ground black pepper juice of 1 lime Directions: Mash the beans, and […]

Blueberry Balsamic Black Pepper Jam

Ingredients: 8-10 cups whole, picked over blueberries 4 1/2 cups sugar 1 box liquid pectin (6 oz. should be 2 little packets in the box) 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/2-1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper Directions: Pour the berries into a bowl. Mash with a potato masher. Measure it out. […]

Old Bay Fried Green Tomatoes

Ingredients: 5 green (unripe) tomatoes, sliced into 1/4 inch thick slices 2 cups buttermilk 1 cup instant flour (like Wondra) 1 cup cornmeal 1-2 tablespoons Old Bay 2 eggs hot sauce canola oil (for frying) Directions: Soak the tomato slices in the buttermilk for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, heat about a 1/2 […]

Apricot Sage Jam

Ingredients: 3 lb apricots, stones removed 2 1/4 cups sugar 1/4 cup lemon juice 10-12 fresh sage leaves Directions: Lightly bruise the sage and place it into a tea ball. Place everything in a heavy bottomed pot. Stir. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat slightly and cook until thick, stirring […]

Herb & Spice Rubbed Grilled Turkey Breast

Ingredients: 2 1/2 lb boneless turkey breast* dry rub: 1 tablespoon sea or kosher salt 1 tablespoon parsley 1 teaspoon dry mustard 1 teaspoon thyme 1 teaspoon yellow mustard seed 1 teaspoon dehydrated minced onion 1 teaspoon tarragon 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 1/2 teaspoon […]