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About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.

Deli Style Stuffed Cherry Peppers

Here is how to make this tasty appetizer on so many deli bars. Stuffed Cherry Peppers 8-12 hot cherry peppers 4-5 slices provolone cheese Prosciutto Dried oregano Extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp red wine vinegar 2 garlic cloves Remove … Continue reading

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Grilled Sea Bass with Corn Salsa

Here is a simple way to grill really fresh sea bass. Grilled Sea Bass with Corn Salsa for spice rub 1 lb sea bass fillet about 1 1/2″ thick at center 1/2 tsp coriander seeds 2 chili de arbols 1/4 … Continue reading

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Wasabi Marinade

This marinade works many different ways. It is good for fish, chicken or any meat really. You can grill it or roast it or make a noodle bowl with it. All you need to do is save a little prepared … Continue reading

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Rice Stuffing

Here is a stuffing alternative to bread. Other meats can be browned and added if desired. This will stuff a chicken, double the recipe for a turkey. Rice Stuffing 1 cup brown rice 2 cups chicken stock 1 red onion … Continue reading

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Salmon Fettuccine with Shiitake Mushrooms

It is nice to get fresh fish again that does not have whiskers. Salmon Fettuccine in a Mushroom Tomato Sauce 1 lb salmon fillet skin on 1/2 lb shiitake mushrooms stems diced caps sliced thick 3 roma or other paste … Continue reading

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One Dish Salmon

Here is a really simple way to cook salmon that uses only one pan. This can come in handy when waiting for movers to arrive with all of your kitchen equipment. Seared Salmon Fillet with Tomatoes and Capers 1/2 lb … Continue reading

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So long to the South

By Katherine Greg and I have spent most of this year in different time zones. We didn’t plan to be apart so long, but it turns out moving cross country (which we’d done twice before) is a lot harder when you’re selling … Continue reading

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