Month: March 2016

Avocado-Jalapeno Margaritas

Ingredients: 4 oz tequila 1 jalapeno, halved 1 avocado, cubed 1 oz Patrón Citrónge 2 tablespoons lime juice 1 cups of ice Directions: Soak the jalapeno in tequila for 1 hour, then muddle it. Strain out the jalapeno and discard it. Add the infused tequila and remaining ingredients to a […]

Southwestern Avocado Egg Salad

Ingredients: 6 hard-boiled eggs 2 avocados, cubed 1 jalapeno, diced 1/2 teaspoon Southwest seasoning 1/4 oz cilantro, minced 1/4 cup diced red onion sea salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Slice the eggs into sixths*. Remove the yolks (set aside the whites) and mash them with avocado and spices until […]

Shrimp and Crab Stuffed Artichokes

Ingredients: 2 large artichokes, streamed*, and halved 1/2 lb shrimp, chopped 1/2 lb blue crab claw meat 2 sprigs’ worth fresh thyme leaves 4 oz diced crimini mushrooms 1 shallot, minced 1/4 cup dry white wine or seafood stock 1/4 cup grated Parmesan 1/4 cup bread crumbs salt freshly ground […]

A Grown-up Shamrock Shake

Ingredients: for the milkshake: 1 1/2 oz Branca Menta 2/3 cup double chocolate gelato 1/2 cup milk to make the syrup: 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup sugar 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon Brancamenta to serve: whipped cream Directions: To make the syrup: Bring water and sugar to a […]

How to: Steam Artichokes in the Instant Pot

Ingredients: 2 large artichokes 1 cup water, vegetable stock or white wine Directions: Peel the stems of the artichoke. Remove the outer, tough leaves from the artichoke. Cut the top 1/2 inch or so off of the artichoke to reveal the choke. Place on the rack or in a steamer […]

Stove-Top Sausage Ricotta Rigatoni

Ingredients: 4 Hot Italian sausage links (about 1 lb), casings removed 1 onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 28 oz crushed tomatoes 14 oz diced tomatoes 1 bunch basil, chopped 1 lb ricotta 12 oz rigatoni, cooked until slightly less than al dente 1 cup mozzarella Directions: Saute the sausage […]

Shrimp, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Rapini Pasta

Ingredients: 7 1/2 oz sun-dried tomatoes in oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 shallots, minced 1 bunch rapini, chopped 1 1/2 lb shrimp 5 oz jarred, fire-roasted red peppers, drained and sliced salt freshly ground black pepper 3/4 lb cooked, hot pasta Directions: In a large pan, heat the tomatoes […]