Month: June 2013

Blue Crab Tomato Frittata

Ingredients: 1 3/4-2 cups blue crab meat 1 small onion, diced 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar 1 1/4 cup diced fresh tomato 1/2 cayenned pepper, diced 8 eggs, beaten 1/2 cup Greek yogurt 2 teaspoons Old Bay freshly ground black pepper olive oil butter Directions: Preheat oven to 325. In […]

Homemade Raspberry Lime Baltimore Snowballs

Ingredients: for the “syrup”: 1 1/4 cup (fresh) raspberries juice and zest of 2 small limes 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup simple syrup or liquid turbinado sugar (to taste) to serve: finely crushed ice cup spoon Directions: Place all “syrup” ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth. If necessary, […]

Southern Style Yellow Tomato Gravy

Ingredients: 2 cups chopped yellow tomatoes, with liquid 1/2 cup diced onion 1 cubanelle pepper, diced 1 cup chicken stock 1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup flour 1 cup milk 1/2 teaspoon thyme sea salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: In a small skillet, melt the butter. Saute the onion and […]

Thai Basil Baby Summer Vegetable Salad

Ingredients: 1 1/4 lb mixed heirloom cherry tomatoes 1/4 lb yellow baby carrots, cut into coins 5 “mini” cucumbers, cut into coins 3 tablespoons sherry vinegar 2 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 (loose) cup Thai basil, chopped sea salt freshly ground pepper Directions: Toss all of the vegetables together in a […]

Bratkartoffeln (German Home Fries)

Ingredients: 1 1/2 lb small yellow potatoes, parboiled 2 onions, halved and thinly sliced 4 strips thick cut bacon (preferably German bauchspeck), cut into 1/4 inch pieces 2 tablespoons minced flat leaf parsley sea salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Peel and slice the potatoes. Heat some canola oil in […]

Slow Cooker Chicken Ragu

Ingredients: 1 lb ground chicken 1 1/4 lb sweet Italian turkey (or chicken) sausage, casings removed if necessary 1 onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 6 green onions, diced 1 carrot, finely diced 1 stalk celery, finely diced 1-2 tablespoon(s) hot red pepper flakes 2 tablespoon Merlot vinegar 28 oz […]

Crab Cakes with Dill & Capers

Ingredients: 1 shallot, minced 16 oz backfin blue crab meat 16 oz lump blue crab meat 2 eggs, beaten 2 thin slices sourdough bread, torn into small bits 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon mayonnaise 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon celery seed 2 tablespoons minced fresh dill […]

Spinach and Caramelized Fennel Dip

Ingredients: 6 oz steamed baby spinach, squeezed dry 1/2 cup large dice fennel 1 shallot, minced 8 oz brick Greek Cream Cheese and Greek Yogurt 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt 1 tablespoon mayonnaise 1 teaspoon ground mustard 1/4 teaspoon celery seed 1/4-1/2 teaspoon garlic powder sea salt freshly ground black pepper […]

Pineapple & Sage Agua Fresca

Ingredients: 1 large gold pineapple, cut into chunks 2-3 sprigs fresh sage 4 cups water, divided use 1/4 cup sugar (optional) Directions: Place the pineapple, sage and 1 cup water in a blender. Blend until very smooth. Place a fine sieve over a bowl or pitcher and whisk the mixture […]