Category Archives: Appetizers

Gravlax

Or perhaps a little further north. Gravlax 1 pound fresh salmon filet skin on 3 tbsp sea salt 3 tbsp brown sugar 1/2 tsp ground black pepper 1/4 cup akvavit or other herbal liquor/botanical gin fresh dill or other spice … Continue reading

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Soy Sauce Eggs

This recipe is an adaptation of Momofuku’s eggs. The cooking time must be followed exactly. Fresh farm eggs give the best result. Soy Sauce Eggs 6 tbsp hot water 1 tbsp brown sugar 3 tbsp rice wine vinegar 3/4 cup … Continue reading

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Domino Potatoes

This is a great dish for a party or fancy meal. Serve them room temperature or reheat right before serving. Domino Potatoes 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, divided 3 1/2 pounds Idaho potatoes (4-6 large) 24 (about) fresh or dried … Continue reading

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Blueberry Lemon Scones

Blueberry Lemon Scones 4 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 T. baking powder 3/4 tsp. baking soda 1/2 cup sugar 1 1/4 tsp salt 1 tsp. lemon zest, grated 1 cup + 1 T. unsalted butter, very cold 1 1/2 cups … Continue reading

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Crab Stuffed Portabellas

These work better as bite sized rather than eating with a fork and knife. Use cremini caps. Crab Stuffed Portabellas 2 Portabellas stems and gills chopped fine 1 stalk celery diced fine 2 cups cleaned crab 1/2 cup onion diced … Continue reading

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Grape Currant Jelly

Recently got a whole bunch of fresh grapes and currants. This is a jellied jam. The currant is pressed into a juice that jellies the grape jam and it’s tartness is a perfect match to the ripe table grapes. It … Continue reading

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Fava Puree

Again use fresh fava bean pods no longer than 4″. This works best if she second skin can remain on when grinding. The easiest way to tell is eat a raw one and see if the skin is tough and … Continue reading

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Raw Fava Beans with Romano

Fava beans are best served raw, tossed in good olive oil, black pepper and grated romano. They can be eaten whole as long as the outside skin has not grown tough enough to require removal.  Pick pods once they reach … Continue reading

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Cornmeal Crusted Scallop Salad

This is a perfect light dinner or first course. Make sure to use fresh scallops that are all roughly the same size. Four to five are good per person as a main or two as a starter course. This recipe … Continue reading

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Seafood Stew

This soup can use an assortment of whatever seafood is available, just make sure to have some shellfish and some fillets. Seafood Stew 1 lb scallops 1/2 lb cleaned crab meat 1 lb red snapper fillets 3 ribs celery diced … Continue reading

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