Category Archives: Recipes

Black Walnut Tart

This tart will work with pecans or regular walnuts as well. Top with whipped cream. Black Walnut Tart Crust 1 cup unbleached flour 1 tbsp brown sugar 1/4 tsp salt 6 tbsp butter cold 1 egg yolk 1 tbsp water … Continue reading

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Octopus in Red Wine

This works well with both a larger single 2 lb octopus or 10-12 small baby octopus. Cook the babies whole or cut the large one into 1/4″ pieces. To clean remove beak and eyes and pull out stuff inside main … Continue reading

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Spiced Slightly More Involved Carnitas

This works well with about half of a bone in pork butt. Use the bone to make a meat stock. Carnitas 3-4 lbs pork shoulder/butt cut into large chunks stringy fat/skin removed 1 dried ancho ground 1 dried new mexico … Continue reading

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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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Indian Red Beans

This would be good with red lentils as well. Baked Rajma 1 red onion 4 garlic cloves 1 fresh green chile 1″ piece fresh ginger 2 tbsp coconut oil ¼ tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp sea salt  28 oz can … 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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Fish Pepper Brine

This is a basic brine for any firm flesh/low oil fish for smoking. This makes enough for about 1 lb of fish fillets. On how to smoke go here. Basic Fish Brine 2 cups boiling water 1 dried ancho chili … 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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Chicken Picatta

  Chicken Picatta 2 large chicken breasts 1/4 cup flour 1/4 cup semolina flour 1/2 cup mushrooms sliced thin 4 garlic cloves smashed ⅓ cup dry white wine 2 tbsp capers coarsely chopped 2 tbsp lemon juice Chopped parsley Butterfly … 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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