adapted from Ottolenghi’s Avocado Butter on Toast with Tomato Salsa
Tools: 2 stemless clear glass containers that will hold 4-6 ounces such as stemless wine glass or mason jar; Long-handled teaspoon or sandwich size ziplock bag to use as piping bag
1 very ripe avocado
1-1/2 Tbsp soft butter (or omit the butter and add a little Fruit Fresh to keep the avocado from turning)
2 tsp freshly squeezed lime juice
2 tsp lime zest
Salt and black pepper
¾ tsp finely chopped fresh tarragon
¾ tsp finely chopped fresh dill
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 tsp capers, rinsed and finely chopped (mash with the flat side of a chef’s knife for easy chopping)
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 slices sourdough bread, toasted and rubbed with a sliced clove of garlic
1/8 tsp cumin se ...
Ingredients for Roll:
12 rice paper wraps
1/2 pound diced chicken breast for beef flank steak
2 tablespoons oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chicken stock
1 cup bean sprouts
1 cup shredded lettuce
1/4 cup water
Serves 4 to 6
8 thinly sliced white bread, crust removed (Pepperidge Farm preferred)
1 large egg, separated, plus 1 egg yolk
1 pound medium shrimp, peeled, deveined and cleaned with salt
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1 tablespoon vodka
1 teaspoon coarse or kosher salt
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh water che ...
2 small to medium yellow onions, coarsely chopped
4-5 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup gochujang (Korean hot pepper paste)
2 tablespoon light brown sugar
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon brown rice vinegar
1/4 cup se ...
1 lb. zucchini (about 2 large)
12 oz bulk pork or turkey sausage
1/2 c chopped onion
4 large eggs
1/2 c grated Parmesan cheese
18 Ritz crackers, crushed (about 1 1/2 cup crumbs)
1 tsp dried basil, crumbled
1/2 tsp dried oregano, crumbled
1/8 tsp black pepper
1 clove garlic, finely minced
1 c shredded sharp regular or low-fat cheddar cheese (about 4oz)
Preheat the oven to 325°F. Wash the zucchini, trim off the stems, and shred zucchini; set it aside. Sauté the sausage and onion in a medium skillet, stirring to break up the sausage, until all the pink is gone; drain off all fat.
Whisk the eggs in a large mixing bowl until frothy. Stir in the parmesan cheese, cracker crumbs, basil, oregano, pepper, garlic, sausage, and zucchini. Spoon the mixture into a 7 x 11" shallow glass baking dish ...
2 cans of tuna
Lemon zest of 1 lemon
5 to 6 oz of butter
salt and pepper
Drain tuna fish and tear into little pieces.
Use a fork to mash the anchovies.
Mix tuna fish, anchovies, and lemon zest and knead all together.
Don’t use a blender and season with salt and pepper.
Be careful with the salt since we are using anchovies.
If you like to preserve it for a few days poor some melted butter over it and refrigerate..
Serve with bread and Cornichons.
Preheat oven to 425º
¼ cup butter
Good pinch of salt
1 cup water
1 cup plain flour
2 eggs and 1 yoke
½ tsp. Dijon mustard
½ tsp. cayenne pepper
½ cup Manchego cheese (fine grate)
1 T finely chopped thyme leaves (can substitute any herb to compliment meat if using for sandwich)
Bring butter, salt and water to a boil. Quickly add flour and stir vigorously with a wooden spoon until mixture forms a ball and falls away from side of the pan. Gradually add eggs, mustard, spices, herbs and cheese until combined. Use piping bag or 2 spoons to form and place on baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes and reduce heat to 350º and bake 12-15 minutes until browned. Serve hot or cold.
Place bacon on sheet pan and sprinkle with brown sugar (can use maple). Bake until crispy at 400-450º. Slice f ...
Sauté: 3 T olive oil
1 green onion, chopped into green
1clove garlic, chopped
1 large can diced tomatoes…28 oz. (May add tomato paste)
1 T finely chopped parsley
1 T chopped basil
salt & pepper
Cook 20 mins. or until reduced to medium thick sauce.
Crumble 1 log (4”) goat cheese into baking dish.
Cut 4-8 sundried tomatoes into strips.
Place on top of cheese.
Sprinkle chopped fresh tarragon and julienned basil on cheese.
Sprinkle with Pecorino Romano or Parmesan cheese…generous amount
Pour sauce over mixture, cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees.
Serve with toast rounds rubbed with garlic and drizzled with olive oil.
Makes one rolled loaf
3 packages (8oz. each) cream cheese
1 T. horseradish
11/2 t. dried dill
1T lemon juice
1t. all purpose seasoning such as Emeril or Natures
2 pounds smoked salmon, diced
Garnish: fresh dill and lemon slices
Condiments: chopped red onion, capers, chopped cucumbers, caviar (optional) pumpernickel bread
Soften cream cheese and add horseradish, dried dill, lemon juice, all purpose seasoning, and Worcestershire. Line cookie sheet with parchment or waxed paper. Spread mixture evenly into rectangle approximately 1/4 inch thick. Chill. Layer the smoked salmon, roll jelly roll fashion. Place on serving tray and garnish. Serve with condiments and pumpernickel bread.
This savory combination of sage, garlic and cheese makes an easy and delicious appetizer. It can be rolled into a log or made into a ball or dome and covered with toasted pecans or sliced pimento olives. Tightly covered, it will keep in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 weeks.
Makes about 2 cups
8 ounces finely grated sharp cheddar cheese
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 large clove garlic
12 fresh sage leaves cut into chiffonade (scant 1/4 cup)
1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon sherry, port, brandy, or cream
Toasted pecans or sliced pimento olives, optional
In the bowl of a food processor or in a mixing bowl combine the cheddar and cream cheeses and blend well. Squeeze the garlic through a garlic press into the cheese or mince it ver ...