regional American food

Lobster Roll

Ingredients: 2 lobsters’ worth of meat (3 cups, chopped) 1 stalk celery, diced 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1/2 tablespoon tarragon vinegar 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice salt pepper butter New England style rolls (split top) Direction: Toss the celery and lobster, together in a medium bowl. In a small bowl, whisk mayo, […]

Carolina Shrimp Burgers

Ingredients: 1 1/2 lb peeled steamed shrimp, chopped 1 1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs (I used some slightly stale artisan white) 1/4 cup diced green onion 1/4 cup diced celery 3 tablespoons minced Italian parsley 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon malt vinegar 2 eggs, beaten zest […]

Rachel’s Ultimate Crab Dip

Ingredients: 16 oz blue crab claw meat 8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature 3/4 cup sour cream 3/4 cup sharp cheddar 2 1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 1/2 tablespoons Old Bay 1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1/4 teaspoon celery seed 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon mustard powder 1 […]

Seafood Gumbo

Ingredients: 1/4 cup butter OR bacon fat 1/4 cup flour 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning 2 teaspoons thyme 1 teaspoon cayenne 1/2 teaspoon hot paprika 6 cloves garlic, minced 3 cubanelle peppers, chopped 1 onion, chopped 1 jalapeno, chopped 2 quarts seafood or chicken stock 4 andouille sausages, sliced into coins […]

Monte Cristo Sandwiches

Ingredients: batter: 1 1/4 cup milk 1 cup flour 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 egg sandwich: 12 slices thin white sandwich bread, crusts removed 1/3 lb sliced smoked ham 1/3 lb sliced turkey 8 slices Swiss cheese Dijon mustard butter for the pan berry jam confectioners’ sugar […]

Rachel’s Homestyle Baltimore Crab Cakes

Ingredients: 1 shallot, minced 16 oz backfin blue crab meat 16 oz lump blue crab meat 2 eggs, beaten 2 slices white sandwich bread, torn into small bits 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1-2 tablespoons Old Bay 1/2 teaspoon celery seed 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Directions: Place the crab […]

Clam “Bake” on the Grill

Ingredients: 2 dozen cherrystone clams 1 1/2 lb shrimp 1 quart tiny redskin potatoes 4 smoked turkey sausage, cut into thirds 3 ears of corn, cut into coins 2 large onions, sliced 2 bay leaves 1 bulb fennel, sliced 2 cups of crab stock* water corn stalks free of silk […]

Indian Tacos

Ingredients: for the taco meat 1 lb ground bison 1 onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 15 oz pinto beans, drained 10 oz canned diced tomato with green chile 4 oz canned fire-roasted diced Hatch green chiles 1 tablespoon hot Mexican-style chili powder 2 teaspoons minced fresh basil 1 1/2 […]

Grainy Deli-Style Mustard

Ingredients: 2 2/3 cups water 1 cup apple cider vinegar 1/3 cup brown mustard seeds 1/3 cup yellow mustard seeds 1/2 cup dry mustard 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar 1 1/2 tablespoons salt 1/2 tablespoon malt syrup 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon allspice 1/2 teaspoon ginger 1/2 teaspoon tumeric 2 […]