Month: August 2012

Rosemary-Ginger Pickled Red Grapes

Ingredients: 3 lb red seedless grapes 1 cup water 1 1/4 cup white vinegar 3/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon yellow mustard seeds 12 black peppercorns 2 springs rosemary 2 1/4-inch thick slices fresh ginger 2 dried tien tsin peppers 2 bay leaves Directions: Prep your jars/lids. Slice an shallow X […]

Sunshine Crookneck Squash Pickles

Ingredients: 2 crookneck squash, sliced into 1/4 inch thick rings 3 jalapenos halves (aka 1 1/2 peppers, sliced lengthwise) 1/2 small onion, sliced 1/2 teaspoon celery seed 1 tablespoons black peppercorns 1 tablespoon yellow mustard seeds 1 teaspoon dried Valencia orange peel 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar 1 teaspoon dill seed […]

Chile Spice Pickled Nectarines

Ingredients: 4 large nectarines, pitted and sliced 1 cup water 1 1/4 cup white vinegar 3/4 cup sugar 8 whole cloves 4 white cardamom pods 12 black peppercorns 2 whole star anise 10 coriander seeds 2 bay leaves 2 dried Thai birds-eye chiles Directions: Prep your jars/lids. Evenly divide the […]

Seedy Garlic Cauliflower Pickles

Ingredients: 1 head cauliflower, broken into florets 2 jalapenos, halved 8 cloves garlic 1 teaspoon celery seed 3 teaspoon black peppercorns 1 1/2 teaspoons caraway seeds 3 teaspoons yellow mustard seeds 1 1/2 teaspoons fennel seeds 1/2 teaspoon charnushka 3 cups water 2 cups white vinegar 1/3 cup pickling salt […]

Crawfish & Andouille Pizza

Ingredients: 1 cup crawfish meat (from about 2 lb steamed, whole crawfish) 20 cocktail-sized andouille sausages, halved lengthwise or left whole 1-1 1/2 cups finely shredded mozzarella cheese 14 sliced, pickled banana peppers 1/2 tablespoon Creole seasoning Holy Trinity Pizza Sauce Creole Spiced Pizza Dough Directions: Prepare the dough according […]

Holy Trinity Pizza Sauce

Ingredients: 1 onion, minced 1 stalk celery, finely diced 1 cubanelle pepper, finely diced 1 clove garlic, minced 28 oz canned crushed tomatoes 2 tablespoon olive oil 1 1/2 teaspoons parsley freshly ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper Directions: In a large saucepan, saute the onions, celery, pepper and […]

Creole Seasoned Pizza Dough

Ingredients: 1 cup warm water 2 tablespoons active dry yeast 2 3/4 cups flour 1/4 teaspoon sugar 1/3 cup olive oil 1/2 tablespoon Creole seasoning coarse-grain cornmeal for dusting olive oil for greasing the bowl Directions: Pour warm water into the bottom of a stand mixer. Add sugar and yeast. […]

Grilled Rosemary Mussels with Rosemary-Malt Vinegar Dipping Sauce

Ingredients: 3-4 lb mussels, cleaned 1 large onion, sliced 3 springs rosemary, leaves only sea salt freshly ground black pepper canola oil dipping sauce: 1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup malt vinegar 1 spring rosemary, leaves only Directions: Prepare grill according to manufacturers instructions. Toss the mussels, onion, rosemary, salt and […]

Spice Pickled Mirabelle Plums

Ingredients: 20 mirabelle plums 1 cup water 1 1/4 cup white vinegar 3/4 cup sugar 2 whole star anise 2 whole cloves 2 whole white cardamom pods 10 white peppercorns 1 bay leaf Directions: Add the plums and spices to a quart jar, taking care to leave a little more […]