Month: August 2011

Homemade Crab Stock

Ingredients: cold water shells from 2 dozen steamed blue crabs* 3 carrots, cut up 2 onions, quartered 1 ear of corn, quartered 1 bunch celery 1 head garlic 1/4 cup black peppercorns Directions: Place the crab shells and the vegetables in a large (8-10 quart) stock pot. Add water until the pot is nearly filled. […]

Dijon-Caper Tuna Burgers

Ingredients: 3 6-oz cans tuna 1 stalk celery 1 shallot, chopped 1/4 cup fresh breadcrumbs 2-3 tablespoons mayo 1 1/2¬†tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon nonpareil capers 1/4 teaspoon celery seed salt fresh black pepper Directions: Place all ingredients in a medium bowl. Mix until all ingredients are fully incorporated. Form […]

Dill Pickled Garlic

Ingredients: 4 cups peeled garlic cloves 1 1/2 cups white vinegar 1 1/2 cups water 2 tablespoons pickling salt 2 tablespoon minced fresh dill 1 teaspoons black peppercorns 2 teaspoons yellow mustard seeds Directions: Bring the vinegar and salt to a boil. Prep the lids/jars. Evenly divide all of the ingredients between 2 pint […]

Old Bay Zucchini Pickles

Ingredients: 4 medium zucchini, cut into forths and to fit pint jars 1 1/2 cup white vinegar 1 1/2 cup water 2 tablespoons pickling salt 2 tien tsin dried peppers 2 bay leaves 1 teaspoon dillseed 2 teaspoons Old Bay 2 teaspoons yellow mustard seed 2 cloves garlic Directions: Bring […]

Mango-Pineapple Jam Glazed Grilled Pork Chops

Ingredients: 1 1/2 lb thick cut boneless pork chops for the marinade: 8 oz mango-pineapple jam 2-3 serreno peppers 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon ginger juice 1 tablespoon pepper sherry 1/4 teaspoon allspice sea salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Place all of the marinade ingredients in a blender […]

Black Velvet Apricot Tellicherry Jam

Ingredients: 3 lb Black Velvet apricots, stones removed 2 1/4 cups sugar 1/4 cup lemon juice 2 tablespoons whole Tellicherry peppercorns Directions: Place the peppercorns in tea ball. Place everything in a heavy bottomed pot. Stir. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat slightly and cook until thick, stirring occasionally and […]

Stilton Studded Burgers

Ingredients: 1 1/14 lb very lean ground beef 3/4 cup crumbled Stilton 1/4 cup chili sauce 1/4 cup thick Worcestershire sauce freshly ground black pepper thin slices of red onion thin slices of tomato 4 hamburger buns Directions: Prep your grill. In a medium bowl, use a gentle hand to […]

Strawberry Jam Vinaigrette

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons strawberry jam 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1/4 cup white wine vinegar 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil sea salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Place all ingredients in a lidded jar or dressing shaker and shake until well blended. My thoughts: It seems like pretty much any time […]

Shrimp & King Oyster Mushroom Risotto

Ingredients: 5 cups shrimp or chicken stock 1 lb jumbo shrimp 4 king oyster mushrooms, halved and sliced thinly 1 bunch spring onion, bulb and greens sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 cups Arborio rice 1/3 cup Parmesan, grated 2 tablespoons olive oil salt pepper Directions: In a saucepan, bring […]

Raspberry Peach Jam

Ingredients: 8  cups whole, picked over raspberries 3 peaches, peeled and diced 4 1/2 cups sugar 1 box liquid pectin (6 oz., both of the little packets in the box) 1/4 cup lemon juice zest of one lemon Directions: Mash the berries in a large bowl with a potato masher. It […]