Month: February 2014

Serrano Pickled Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients: 1 1/2 lb Brussels sprouts, stem and loose leaves removed 1 serrano pepper, halved and sliced into 1/4 inch chunks 2-3 bay leaves 1/2 teaspoon celery seed 1 tablespoon black peppercorns 1 tablespoon yellow mustard seeds 1 teaspoon celery flakes 1 teaspoon dill seed 1 1/2 cups water 1 […]

Spicy Turkey, Bacon & Veggie Skillet

Ingredients: 4 slices bacon 2 lb ground turkey thigh 2 stalks celery, diced 1 onion, chopped 1 zucchini, diced 10 oz shredded red cabbage 2 serrano peppers, diced 1 cup chicken or turkey stock 2 1/2 cups cooked white rice* sea salt freshly ground black pepper chopped flat leaf parsley […]

Chorizo-Potato Tacos

Ingredients: 1 lb Mexican chorizo (casings removed) 1 onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 serrano peppers, diced 2 cups small diced Yukon Gold potato, parboiled 1/2 cup water to serve: warm tortillas (corn or flour) Mexican or Salvadorean crema homemade pico de gallo Directions: Saute the meat in a […]

Maryland Style Fried Chicken

Ingredients: 2 lbs bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs 2 cups flour 1 cup milk salt freshly ground black pepper canola oil Directions: Place the milk and the flour in seperate shallow bowls. Add salt and pepper to the flour to taste. Dip the chicken in the milk then in the flour […]

Meyer Lemon Buttermilk Cake

Ingredients: 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup sugar 1 egg, at room temperature 1/2 cup buttermilk, at room temperature 1/4 cup Meyer lemon juice 1/2 cup extra light olive oil* zest of 2 Meyer lemons pinch salt for the glaze: 1/4 cup Meyer lemon juice 1/2 cup […]

Buttermilk Thyme Cornish Game Hens

Ingredients: 2 ~1 3/4 lb Cornish Game Hens 1/2 white onion, sliced 6-8 sprigs fresh thyme 2 cups buttermilk sea salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Place the Cornish Game Hens, onion, 6-8 sprigs fresh thyme, salt, pepper and buttermilk in a resealable bag or marinating container. Marinate overnight. Preheat […]

Snow Day Steak Fajitas

Ingredients: 1 1/2-2 lbs skirt steak 1 onion, thinly sliced 3 cubanelle peppers, sliced pico de gallo* guacamole sour cream corn tortillas (warmed) shredded cheese for the marinade: 12 oz brown ale 1/3 cup canola oil juice of 3 limes 1 small (or 1/2 1 large) white onion, diced 1/4 […]

Dark Chocolate M & M Toffee Cookies

Ingredients: 1 1/3 cup flour 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature 1 cup dark brown sugar 1 egg at room temperature 1 teaspoon vanilla paste 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 2/3 cup dark chocolate M & Ms 1/3 cup toffee bits Directions: Preheat oven to 350. […]

Slow Cooker Thyme Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients: 1 lb Brussels sprouts 1 small onion, halved and thinly sliced 1/2 cup chicken stock 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder* 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes 2 1/2 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves sea salt freshly ground […]