Month: April 2014

Quick-Pickled Radish and Jalapeño Slices

Ingredients: 8 red radishes, thinly sliced 1 jalapeno, thinly sliced 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon mustard seed 1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar Directions: Place all ingredients in a 8-oz mason jar. Cover and shake until the salt dissolves. Allow to marinate […]

Crab Boil Potato Salad

Ingredients: 2 1/2-3 lb Russet potatoes, peeled and cubed 3 oz (powdered, dry) crawfish, shrimp and crab boil 10 cornichons, minced 1 large shallot, diced 2 stalks celery, diced 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 tablespoon Dijon Directions: Bring the crab boil to boil in a large pot of water. Add the […]

Ham Croquettes

  Ingredients: 2 cups small dice ham* 1 small onion, small dice 1 clove garlic, minced 1/4 cup flour 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika 3/4 cup milk 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 egg, beaten** 3/4 cup bread crumbs or matzo meal Directions: Melt butter in […]

The Ham Jam (+ Egg Sandwich)

Ingredients: 4 crusty (in a good way) Italian rolls 1 lb (leftover) sliced ham 1/4 cup peach pepper jam (I used the peach-fish pepper jam I canned last year) 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard 8 slices smoked provolone 4 hard-boiled eggs, sliced* Directions: Slice rolls. Slather jam on one side, mustard on […]

Root Beer Float Macarons

Ingredients: 1 3/4 cups confectioners sugar 1 cup almond flour (aka almond meal) 3 egg whites, at room temperature 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar 1/4 cup superfine sugar* 1/2 teaspoon root beer concentrate thick marshmallow ice cream topping or fluffy white frosting Directions: Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper. […]

No Ordinary Pot Roast

Ingredients: 12 oz frozen* pearl onions 3 lb beef bottom round roast 1 tablespoon smoked paprika 1 cup red wine 4 cups beef stock 3 cloves garlic, minced 6 oz tomato paste 1 tablespoon horseradish 2 bay leaves 3 carrots, cut into 3/4 inch chunks 3 parsnips, cut into 3/4 […]

Deviled Potatoes

Ingredients: 2 lbs baby Yukon Gold potatoes, halved horizonally 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 1/2 tablespoon Dijon 4-5 cornichons sea salt freshly ground pepper smoked paprika olive oil Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Lightly toss the potatoes with olive oil. Roast the potatoes, cut […]

Roasted Eggplant Matzo Brei-ttata

Ingredients: 2 eggplants, cubed and roasted* 8 eggs, beaten 6 sheets “Everything” or plain matzo, broken into bite-sized pieces 1 small onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 8 oz crimini mushrooms, diced 1/4 cup milk 4 oz goat cheese sea salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Preheat oven to 325. […]

(Yay, Spring!) Strawberry-Asparagus Salad

Ingredients: 1  lb steamed asparagus, cooled and cut into bite-sized pieces 1/2-3/4 lb strawberries, halved or quartered 3 hard-boiled eggs, cut into wedges for the dressing: 1 strawberry, mashed* 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 3 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon ginger juice 1 teaspoon Dijon sea salt freshly ground black pepper […]