Month: April 2016

Baked Matzo Brei with Mixed Greens, Mushrooms and Smoked Herring

Ingredients: 1 6.7 oz can smoked herring in oil 1 bunch green onion, white and green parts chopped 8 oz crimini mushrooms, sliced 1 bunch spinach, chopped 1 bunch arugula, chopped 1 sheet egg and onion (or plain!) matzo, broken into 1/2 inch pieces 8 eggs, beaten sea salt freshly […]

Homestyle Chopped Liver

Ingredients: 1 lb chicken liver 3 hard-boiled eggs 1 small onion, diced 3 tablespoons schmaltz* salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Heat the schmaltz in a small skillet. Add the liver and onions and cook until the liver is cooked through and the onions are starting to look a bit […]

Spring Matzo Ball Soup with Herb Matzo Balls

Ingredients: for the stock: 4 cloves garlic, crushed 2 parsnips 2 carrots 2 stalks celery 1 onion, quartered 1 bunch fresh parsley 3-4 springs thyme 2-3 springs rosemary several sage leaves 1 large chicken, cut into pieces, skin/fat removed and reserved 2 quarts chicken stock for the soup: 1 onion, […]

Rapini, Smoked Trout and Beluga Lentil Salad

Ingredients: 1 large bunch rapini, chopped 1 3.9 oz tin smoked trout in oil 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 2 tablespoons nonpareil capers 8 oz cooked Beluga lentils* 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced Directions: Place the rapini in a pot with 2 inches of water, bring to a boil and […]

Creamy Spaetzle with Kale and Mushrooms

Ingredients: 10 oz dried spaetzle 1 lb baby Red Russian Kale 8 oz sliced crimini mushrooms 5 oz crumbled blue cheese 1 onion, halved and sliced 1-2 tablespoons butter sea salt freshly ground black pepper Direction: Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add the spaetzle and kale. […]

Salade Niçoise Inspired Tuna Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 2 5-oz cans albacore tuna, drained 1/3 cup pitted kalamata olives 2 tablespoons capote capers 1 lb asparagus, steamed and cut into 2 inch pieces 4 hard-boiled eggs, coarsely chopped 1/2 small red onion, diced 10 oz cooked pasta (I used cellentani aka cavatappi) 2-3 tablespoons white wine vinegar […]