Month: December 2014

Black Garlic Porcupine Bread

Ingredients: 1 head black garlic*, peeled and minced 2 tablespoons butter 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon anchovy paste pinch salt freshly ground black pepper 1 sourdough boule 3 sprigs worth of thyme leaves 1/3 cup coarsely grated Parmesan Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Cut the bread lengthwise and […]

Pepperjack Turducken Slammer

Ingredients: 4 (1/4 inch thick) slices turducken, warmed* 1 tomato, sliced 1/2 red onion, sliced 1/2 head bibb lettuce, separated into leaves 4 slices pepperjack cheese 8 slices country white bread optional: mayo or mustard Directions: Place the lettuce on 4 slices of bread. Top with cheese slices, then the […]

Cranberry-Tangerine Ketchup

Ingredients: 1 1/2 lb fresh cranberries 3 cloves garlic, quartered 3/4 cup dark brown sugar 2/3 cup apple cider vinegar 2/3 cup fresh tangerine juice 1 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon allspice 1/2 teaspoon Ancho chile powder 1/2 teaspoon ground dried orange peel 1 teaspoon ground roasted ginger 1/2 teaspoon […]

Tourtière

Ingredients: 2/3 lb ground pork 2/3 lb ground lean beef 2/3 lb ground veal 1 big carrot, finely chopped 1 large onion, finely chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 stalk celery, diced 1 1/2 cup cider 1 1/4 cups mashed Russet potatoes* 1/4 teaspoon celery seed 1/4 teaspoon allspice 1/4 […]

Broiled Oysters with Bacon and Leeks

Ingredients: 12 oysters (unshucked) 2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled 2 leeks, minced (white parts only!) 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup bread crumbs or matzo meal Directions: Saute the leeks and garlic in 1 1/2 tablespoons bacon grease until soft. Remove from heat. Add the bread crumbs and bacon […]

Stripetti Squash with Sage and Romano Cheese

Ingredients: 1 2 1/2-lb Stripetti*, halved lengthwise 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 1 small onion, small dice 5 leaves sage, chiffonade 1/3 cup grated romano cheese sea salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Scoop out the seeds […]

Bacon-Apple Kalette Salad

Ingredients: 2 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled 8 oz halved kalettes, lightly steamed and cooled 3 oz crumbled feta 1 large crisp apple (I used Gold Rush) cubed 2 tablespoons aged apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon olive oil salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Toss together the bacon, kalettes, feta […]

Cranberry-Ricotta Cake

Ingredients: 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup sugar 1 egg, at room temperature 2/3 cup half and half, at room temperature 1 cup whole milk ricotta 1/2 cup canola oil 1 teaspoon vanilla paste pinch salt 1 cup fresh cranberries Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Grease and […]