Month: June 2012

Pineapple Spam Baked Beans

Ingredients: 1 can hickory smoked Spam, cubed 1 onion, chopped 20 oz canned pineapple tidbits in juice 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 lb navy beans 6 oz tomato paste 1 tablespoon rum 1 teaspoon cayenne 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard 1/2 teaspoon cloves 1/2 teaspoon toasted ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon allspice […]

Dill Broccoli Slaw

Ingredients: 12 oz packaged broccoli slaw mix* for the dressing: 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1 teaspoon dillweed 1 teaspoon ground lemon peel 1 teaspoon ground mustard 1/4 teaspoon celery seed salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients until […]

Spicy Old Bay Peanuts

Ingredients: 2 cups unsalted, roasted peanuts 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 tablespoon Old Bay 1 1/2 teaspoon cayenne 1 teaspoon chili powder Directions: Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 250. Toss all ingredients together. Make sure the nuts are evenly coated. Arrange […]

Salt & Pepper Shrimp

Ingredients: 2 lb extra large shrimp, peeled 2 tablespoons kosher salt 1/2 cup cornstarch 1/2 cup “instant” super fine flour (like Wondra) 1-2 dried tien tsin chile(s), minced canola oil (for frying) for the salt & pepper mix: 1/4 cup sea salt 1 1/2 tablespoons ground sichuan (szechuan) peppercorn 1 […]

Baltimore Summer Potato Salad

Ingredients: 2 1/2 lbs boiled “baby” red potatoes, halved 2 cobs worth of corn kernels 1 small onion, chopped 8 cornichons, chopped 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1/2-1 tablespoons Old Bay freshly ground black pepper Directions: Toss the corn, onion, cornichons and potato together in a medium bowl. In a small bowl, […]

Green Papaya Salad

Ingredients: 1 green papaya, shredded* 2/3 cup matchsticked carrots 10 campari tomatoes, quartered 2/3 lb blanched long beans, cut into 1 1/2-2 inch pieces 4 Thai bird chiles, minced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup Thai fish sauce juice of 1 lime 2 tablespoons palm sugar Directions: In a large […]

Spice Encrusted Smoked Pork Loin

Ingredients: 3 lb pork loin 3 tablespoons coarse red sea salt 1 tablespoon light brown sugar 1 tablespoon cayenne 1 tablespoon dried oregano 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon dehydrated minced onion 1 tablespoon ground mustard 1 tablespoon ground achiote 1/2 tablespoon dried thyme 1/2 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper […]

Raviole di San Giuseppe

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups flour 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature 1/2 cup sugar 1 egg, at room temperature zest from a lemon jam pearl sugar Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Cream together the butter and sugar. Add the egg, flour and zest. […]