Month: February 2013

Scallop Fennel Chowder

Ingredients: 2 lb bay scallops 1 bunch small “baby” Vidalia onions (with greens attached), diced 1 shallot, minced 1 large bulb fennel, diced 1 rather large russet potato, diced 2 stalks celery, chopped 4-5 (thin, regular) slices bacon, diced and cooked until crisp 2 cups 2% milk 2 cups half […]

Spam + Peas + Rice Frittata

Ingredients: 8 eggs, beaten 1 1/2 cup frozen or fresh peas 1 1/2 cup cooked white rice 12 oz Spam lite, cubed 1 small onion, diced 1 clove garlic, minced sea salt freshly ground black pepper kecap manis Directions: Preheat oven to 325. Brown the spam on all sides in […]

Köttbullar (Swedish Meatballs)

Ingredients: 1/2 lb very lean ground beef 1/2 lb gound pork 1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs 1/3 cup milk 1/2 small onion, minced 1/4 teaspoon white pepper 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice 1 egg, beaten Directions: Preheat oven to 350. In a small pan, saute the onions until just browned. Set aside. […]

Hot & Gingery Pulled Chicken

Ingredients: 2 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs 5 cloves garlic, minced 1 onion, chopped 8 oz chili sauce (like Heinz) 1 teaspoon hickory liquid smoke 1 tablespoon ginger juice 2 1/2-3 tablespoons raspberry hot sauce* sea salt freshly ground black pepper 1 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard 1/2 teaspoon cardamom Directions: […]

Guinness Mushroom Pot Pie

Ingredients: 16 oz crimini mushrooms, diced 1 1/2 cups Guinness 3/4 cups chicken or vegetable stock 1 3/4 cup milk 1 Russet potato, peeled, diced 1/2 cup super fine flour (like Wondra) 1/8 cup dried shiitake mushrooms, chopped 2 carrots, cut into coins 2 stalks celery, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced […]

Meat Cakes (Frikadellen)

Ingredients: 2/3 lb lean ground beef 1/3 lb ground pork 1/3 lb ground veal 1 egg, beaten 1 small onion, diced 1-2 slices soft sandwich bread, torn into bite-sized pieces salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Mix together all ingredients in a medium bowl. Form into about 6 flat patties. […]

Cast Iron Skillet Roasted Mussels with Endive & Celery

Ingredients: 4 lb mussels 3 sprigs’ worth thyme leaves 1 endive, sliced thinly 1 onion, halved and sliced thinly 1 stalk celery, thinly sliced (with leaves) 1 large clove garlic, halved and sliced thinly 3/4-1 cup dry white wine or seafood stock freshly ground black pepper sea salt Directions: Preheat […]

Hot & Spicy “Oven Fried” Catfish Nuggets

Ingredients: 1 1/2 lb catfish cut into bite sized pieces 2 cups buttermilk 1 tablespoon hot sauce 1 teaspoon ground mustard 1 teaspoon hot paprika 2 cups cornflake crumbs 2 teaspoons hot New Mexican chili powder 2 teaspoon ground chipotle 2 teaspoon ground ancho chile Directions: Place the buttermilk, hot […]

Chicken, Collard & Kamut Soup

Ingredients: 2 cloves garlic, chopped 4 cups chicken or turkey stock 1 1/2 cups cubed butternut squash* 1 cup kamut berries 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced 2 carrots, diced 3 sprigs of thyme worth of leaves 1 bay leaf 8 oz sliced crimini mushrooms 2 cups chopped frozen collard greens […]

Herbed Turkey and Stuffing Bake

Ingredients: 12 oz soft potato bread cubes* 1 lb boneless turkey cutlets (about 4) 1 cup turkey or chicken stock 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 lb onion, diced 1 lb celery, diced (greens included) 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon herbs de Provence 1 1/2 teaspoons tarragon […]