Tag: pork

Hangtown Fry-ttata

Ingredients: 1 pint shucked oysters, preferably “select” size 1 1/2 cup cornmeal 3 tablespoons flour 1/2 cup chopped scallions 4 slices thick-cut bacon, cooked and crumbled 1/4 cup milk 10 eggs freshly ground black pepper olive oil Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Heat 1-inch canola oil in a heavy skillet. In […]

Yellow Squash “Home Fries”

Ingredients: 4 strips of bacon, cut into 1/2 inch wide pieces 2 medium-large yellow squash, cut into 1/4-inch thick half moons 1 medium onion, sliced into 1/8 inch thick half moons salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Saute the bacon in a large skillet. When nearly fully cooked, drain all […]

Ham & Spring Vegetable Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups cubed ham 1/2 lb asparagus, cut into bite-sized pieces 12 oz small pasta, cooked and cooled 1 cup fresh or frozen peas* 1/2 red onion, diced 1 baby cucumber, diced 1 (loose) cup baby arugula dressing: 1 teaspoon paprika 1/4-1/2 teaspoon celery seed 1/4 cup mayonnaise […]

Egg Salad with Ham and Watercress

Ingredients: 6 hard-boiled eggs 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1-2 tablespoons Dijon 2/3 (loose) cup watercress 4 oz cubed ham 3 scallions/green onions, chopped 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Slice eggs in half and remove the yolks. Place the yolks in a small bowl. Set aside. Chop […]

bangers and mash

Bangers and (Turnip-Potato) Mash

  Add a little extra to your mash by mixing in turnips to turn this Britsh classic into a no-extra-side-dish-needed meal. My thoughts: We went to England last May and spent a few days in London and Bath with Matt’s family. Due to various reasons, we did not get to […]

Chorizo Sausage Gravy with Cheddar Biscuits

Ingredients: for the biscuits: 2 cups flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 5 tablespoons cubed butter, at room temperature 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese 3/4 cup milk 1 egg, beaten for the sausage gravy: 1 pound bulk Mexican chorizo 1/4 cup flour 2 cups milk sea […]

Roasted Kabocha and Mushroom Risotto

Ingredients: 5 1/4 cups chicken stock 1 red kabocha squash, peeled and cubed 1 sweet onion, minced 2 cups Arborio rice 16 oz crimini mushrooms, sliced 1/3 cup Grana Padano cheese, grated 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 4 oz diced pancetta 3-4 sprigs’ worth of thyme sea salt […]

Kielbasa Potato Bread Herb Dressing

Ingredients: 1 1/2 lb sliced potato bread, cubed 2 tablespoons butter 1 large onion, diced 4 stalks celery, diced 1 tablespoon minced rosemary 1 tablespoon minced sage 1 tablespoon minced thyme 1 lb fresh kielbasa, casing removed 3 eggs, beaten 2 cups turkey or chicken stock sea salt freshly ground […]

Late Summer Succotash

Ingredients: 2 slices of cooked bacon, crumbled 1 ear’s worth of corn kernels 1 quart fresh lima beans, shucked 1 pint okra,  cut into 1/4 inch slices 1/4 cup finely chopped onion 1/4 cup chopped green onion 2 cloves garlic, minced 2-3 medium tomatoes, diced salt freshly ground black pepper […]

Yakitori-Inspired Spicy Asparagus and Bacon

Ingredients: 5 slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 1/4 lb thin asparagus, cut into 3-inch pieces 1 teaspoon ichimi togarashi (coarsely ground dried Japanese chili)* Directions: Fry the bacon pieces until crisp, about 5 minutes. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Drain all but 1 tablespoon of […]