Saturday, February 22, 2014

Philly" Stuffed Mushrooms

"You'll Need:

2 lb Fresh mushrooms [med size] 6 tb PARKAY margerine 8 oz Philadelphia Brand Cream -Cheese [softened] 1/2 c Kraft Natural blue cheese -[crumbled] 2 tb Onions [chopped]

Procedures : Remove mushroom stems and chop of them to measure ? cup... Cook half of the mushroom CAPS in 3 Tb of margarine over medium heat for 5 min., and then drain... Repeate with remaining mushrooms & margarine... Combine cream cheese, blue cheese, mixing well until blended... Stir in chopped stems and onions, then fill mushroom caps... Place on cookie sheet and broil until golden brown..."

Neapolitan-Style Crostini

"You'll Need:

16 Slices of Italian bread, Cut 1/2-inch thick 1/4 c Extra-virgin olive oil 1/3 c Black or green olivada* OR 1/3 c (4 oz.) Calamata olives, Pitted or finely chopped 1/2 lb Fresh mozzarella cheese, Cut in 14 1/4-inch slices 1/2 lb Plum tomatoes, cut Lengthwise into 16 1/4-inch Slices 1/8 ts Salt 1/8 ts Freshly ground black pepper

Procedures : 1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Brush one side of the bread slices with some of the olive oil and arrange on a baking sheet oiled side up. Bake until lightly browned and crusty, about 4 minutes. 2. Spread the olivada or chopped olives on each toast, cover each with a slice of mozzarella and top with a slice of tomato. Brush the tomatoes with the remaining oil and sprinkle with the salt and pepper. Bake until the cheese is melted, about 8 to 10 minutes. Serve at once. * Olivada is a puree of black or green olives packed in oil that is sold at specialty food stores. You can substitute tapenade or make your own. (Note from me: We have a batch of pesto in the refrigerator so I plan to use it instead of the olivada.) I also plan to use Creole or homegrown tomatoes. 16 servings"

African Chicken Wings

"You'll Need:

FOR THE WINGS----- 4 Garlic cloves 2 Shallots 1 1/2 ts Salt 1 tb Chinese 5 spice 2 ts Paprika 1 ts Dried rosemary -- crumbled 1/2 ts Cayenne -- or to taste 2 tb Vegetable oil 4 lb Chicken wings; about 20-24 Tips removed FOR THE SAUCE----- 1/3 c Natural style peanut butter 1/4 c Canned cream of coconut -- Well stirred 2 Garlic cloves -- chopped 1/4 c Water 1/4 c Red bell pepper -- chopped 1/8 ts Dried hot red pepper flakes Or to taste 1 ts Soy sauce Coriander sprigs -- for If Desired

Procedures : THE WINGS: Prepare the chicken wings: Mince and mash the garlic and shallots to a paste with the salt. In a large bowl stir the paste together with the 5 spice powder, paprika, rosemary, cayenne, and the oil. Mix well. Add the chicken wings. Toss and stir them until they are completely covered with the marinade. Let them marinate, covered and chilled for 4 hours or over night. Arrange the wings, skin side up, on the rack of a foil lined large broiler pan and bake them in the upper third of a preheated 425F oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until they are golden. The wings may be prepared one day in advance, kept covered and chilled and then reheated before serving. THE SAUCE: In a blender, blend together the peanut butter, cream of coconut, garlic, water, bell pepper, red pepper flakes and the soy sauce until the mixture is smooth, season the sauce with salt, to taste. THE PRESENTATION: Transfer the sauce to a serving bowl set on a platter. Arrange the wings around the bowl and garnish the platter with the coriander."

All-American Egg Rolls

"You'll Need:

1 qt Cooking oil 15 ea Cloves fresh garlic, peeled 1/2 c Real mayonnaise 1/2 c Softened cream cheese 2 tb Prepared mustard 4 ea Polish sausages 1 Egg 1/4 ts Milk 8 lg Egg roll wrappers Chopped parsely

Procedures : Heat oil in frying pan to medium-high, about 350 degrees. Combine garlic, mayonnaise, cheese, and mustard in blender until smooth. Remove from blender. Cut each Polish sausage into two shorter halves and score lengthwise. Beat egg and milk with fork until smooth. Place each sausage half at end of egg roll wrapper, add a dollop of mustard sauce and roll sausage into wrapper, sealing ends with egg mixture. Fry in hot oil until lightly browned on all sides. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve with extra mustard sauce."

Almirah Boscotakia (Salty Biscuits)

"You'll Need:

3 c Flour 3 ts Baking powder 1 ts Coarse salt 1/2 c Kefalotiri cheese, grated 1/3 c Sweet butter or shortening 1 c Milk

Procedures : Sift dry ingreds. into bowl. Add butter (or shortening) and work butter into flour with fingertips until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add cheese and milk, and work the whole together (dough will be soft). Lightly flour a marble-top table (or bread board) and your rolling pin. Roll out dough about 1/4 to 1/2"" thick. Using small biscuit cutter (floured), cut dough into round shapes about 1 1/2"" in diameter. Place on lightly greased (or buttered) baking sheet in preheated 375 F. oven for abt. 15 min., or until golden brown. Makes about 36 appetizer size biscuits."

Almond Fried Shrimp

"You'll Need:

1 c All purpose flour 1 pn Salt 2 c Milk 4 ea Eggs 12 ea Uncooked jumbo shrimp 1 1/2 c Sliced almonds (5 oz) 6 c Vegetable oil

Procedures : Peel, devein and butterfly shrimp, leaving tails intact. Line large baking sheet with waxed paper. Place flour in medium bowl; add salt. Whisk milk and eggs in large bowl. Dredge shrimp (not tails) in seasoned flour; shake off excess. Dip shrimp (not tails) in milk mixture. Press almonds over shrimp, coating all but tails. Place shrimp on prepared sheet. Curl tails up over shrimp. Freeze until firm, about 1 1/2 hours. (Can be prepared up to 1 day ahead. Cover with foil.) Heat oil in heavy large saucepan to 350~. Loosen shrimp from paper. Add frozen shrimp to oil in batches and cook until deep golden brown, about 3 minutes. Transfer to paper towels using slotted spoon. Let drain. Divide shrimp among plates. Serve with cocktail sauce, tartar sauce and lemon wedges."

Almond Mushroom Pate

"You'll Need:

2 tb Margarine 1 x Sm Onion, chopped (1/4 c) 1 x Clove garlic, minced 1 1/2 c Sliced Mushrooms (4 oz) 1/2 ts Tarragon 1 c Blanched Whole Almonds(6 oz) 1 tb Lemon juice 2 ts Soy Sauce 1 ds White Pepper 2 tb Cream Cheese, opt. *

Procedures : * or kefir cheese, or Neufchatel cheese GARNISH: slivered or finely chopped almonds, fresh parsley sprigs, pimiento strips, or sweet red pepper strips, optional In a large skillet, melt margarine. Add onion, garlic, and mushrooms. Saute until tender but not browned. Add tarragon, stir until it is softened. Pour mixture into a bowl of food processor. Add remaining ingredients. Process until mixture is smooth. Add cheese if you prefer a more spreadable consistency. Spoon into a serving bowl. Top with garnish of your choice. Makes 1 1/2 cups. People who do not like ordinary pate seem to love this one. Vary the herbs and substitute the vegetables as you wish. Serve with water crackers, thick slices of crusty French bread, thin slices of whole wheat bread, or unsalted whole wheat crackers. May be frozen. VARIATIONS: ~ Substitute other vegetables for the mushrooms (maybe broccoli.) ~ Substitute 1/2 t fennel for the tarragon and 1 c whole pecans for the almonds ~ vary the flavor by using other seasonings such as basil, oregano, dillweed, curry powder, or nutmeg."

Ambrosia Rose

"You'll Need:

4 Grapefruit 1 Pineapple 1/2 c Sugar (or more to taste) Nutmeg 6 Oranges 1 pt Strawberries Shredded coconut 1/2 c White or rose' wine

Procedures : Dice pinepple; cut grapefruit and oranges in sections. Wash berries and remove stems; add to fruits. Add sugar and let steep for several hours in refrigerator. Before serving, add wine. Sprinkle with shredded coconut and nutmeg. The Sauce This makes enough for about 30 ""wingettes"". Mix all the ingredients in a small sauce pan over low heat until the margarine is completely melted. Sti occasionally. The Wings Fry the wings in a deep fryer set at 375 degrees F., using vegetable or peanut oil. I fry 15 wings at a time for 12-15 minutes. Drain the wings for wings have been fried, pour the sauce over them, cover the bowl, and shake to completely coat the wings. They can be eaten now, or you can put them o for a few minutes to get an extra-crispy coating. Serve with carrot and cel beer (Genee Cream Ale is traditional). ** (FRANK'S, now Durkee's)"

Anchor Bar Buffalo Wings

"You'll Need:

** the sauce ** 6 tb Louisiana hot sauce; (3 oz.) 1/2 Margarine; not butter! 1 tb White vinegar 1/8 ts Celery seed 1/8 ts Cayenne pepper; to 1/4 tsp 1/4 ts Red pepper 1/8 ts Garlic salt 1 ds Black pepper 1/4 ts Worcestershire sauce 1 ts Tabasco sauce; to 2 tsp Carrot and celery sticks Marie's bleu cheese dressing

Procedures : This is supposed to be the REAL Buffalo Wing recipe from the Anchor Bar in Buffalo. The Sauce This makes enough for about 30 ""wingettes"". Mix all the ingredients in a small sauce pan over low heat until the margarine is completely melted. Sti occasionally. The Wings Fry the wings in a deep fryer set at 375 degrees F., using vegetable or peanut oil. I fry 15 wings at a time for 12-15 minutes. Drain the wings for wings have been fried, pour the sauce over them, cover the bowl, and shake to completely coat the wings. They can be eaten now, or you can put them o for a few minutes to get an extra-crispy coating. Serve with carrot and cel beer (Genee Cream Ale is traditional). ** (FRANK'S, now Durkee's)"

Antipasto Kabobs

"You'll Need:

8 ea Salami -- casing removed 2 tb Lemon juice -- freshly Squeeze 8 ea Pepper, pickled, mild -- sm 1 tb Vinegar -- balsamic 2 ea Zucchini -- quarter Crosswise 1/4 ts Oregano -- dried 16 ea Olives, black -- pitted 1 ea Garlic, clove -- minced 16 ea Tomatoes, cherry -- washed 1/4 ts Salt Drained 1/4 ts Pepper, fresh ground -- White 1/3 c Oil -- olive

Procedures : Soak 8 bamboo skewers in cold water for 15 minutes. Drain. Wrap a slice of salami around a small pepper. Thread on skewer. Thread on a piece of zucchini, an olive, a tomato, then another olive and another tomato. Repeat with the remaining skewers. Set kabobs aside. Light the coals. Mix remaining ingredients for dressing. Brush kabobs with dressing. When coals are hot, set kabobs on grill rack about 4 to 6 inches from heat source. Grill kabobs for 3 to 4 minutes, turning once or twice as needed. Food should be hot and beginning to char. Transfer kabobs to serving dish"

Chicken Pot Stickers

"You'll Need:

1 1/2 pounds ground chicken 1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper (about 1 small) 1/2 cup shredded green cabbage 1/3 cup chopped green onions (about 3 medium) 2 teaspoons chopped gingerroot 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1/4 teaspoon white pepper 1 egg white 1 (10 ounce) package round wonton skins 2 cups chicken broth 4 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce

Procedures : Mix all ingredients except wonton skins, broth and soy sauce. Brush each wonton skin with water. Place 1 scant tablespoon chicken mixture on center of skin. Pinch 5 pleats on each of one half of circle. Fold circle in half over chicken mixture, pressing pleated edge to unpleated edge. Repeat with remaining skins and chicken mixture. Spray 12-inch skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat over medium heat. Cook 12 pot stickers at a time in skillet 3 minutes or until light brown; turn. Stir in 1/2 cup of the broth and 1 teaspoon of the soy sauce. Cover and cook 5 minutes. Uncover and cook 1 minute longer or until liquid has evaporated. Repeat with remaining pot stickers, broth and soy sauce. 16 servings (3 pot stickers each)"

Chicken Satay

"You'll Need:

1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts 1/3 cup hoisin sauce 1/3 cup plum sauce 2 tablespoons sliced green onions (with tops) 1 tablespoon grated gingerroot 2 tablespoons dry sherry 2 tablespoons white vinegar

Procedures : Trim fat from chicken breasts. Cut chicken lengthwise into 1/2-inch strips. Mix all ingredients except chicken in large glass or plastic bowl. Add chicken; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours. Set oven control to broil. Remove chicken from marinade; drain. Reserve marinade. Thread 2 pieces chicken on each of twelve 10-inch skewers.* Place on rack in broiler pan. Broil with tops 3 to 4 inches from heat about 8 minutes, turning once, until done. Heat marinade to boiling in 1-quart saucepan; boil 1 minute. Serve with chicken."

Chilled Spring Rolls

"You'll Need:

2 green onions 5 cups bean sprouts (10 ounces) 10 cooked fresh crab legs (each about 2 inches long) -- shelled OR 10 imitation whole crab legs (each about 2 inches long) 1 teaspoon sesame oil 10 leaf lettuce leaves 10 ready-to-eat spring roll skins (8 1/2 inches square) 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro Honey Sichuan Sauce -- (recipe follows) HONEY SICHUAN SAUCE 1/3 cup honey 1/3 cup chili pur?e

Procedures : Cut green onions into 2-inch pieces; cut pieces lengthwise into thin strips. Mix green onions and bean sprouts; divide mixture into 10 equal parts. Sprinkle crabmeat pieces with sesame oil. Tear each lettuce leaf into 3-inch squares. Place 1 lettuce square on center of 1 spring roll skin. (Cover remaining skins with plastic wrap to keep them pliable.) Place 1 part bean sprout mixture on lettuce; top with 1 crabmeat piece and 1 1/2 teaspoons cilantro. Fold bottom corner of spring roll skin over filling, tucking the point under. Fold in and overlap the 2 opposite corners. Brush fourth corner generously with cold water; roll up to seal. Repeat with remaining spring roll skins. (Cover filled spring rolls with plastic wrap to keep them from drying out.) Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours but no longer than 8 hours. Cut in half if desired. Serve with Honey Sichuan Sauce. HONEY SICHUAN SAUCE: Mix ingredients."

Shrimp Canapes

"You'll Need:

10 slices white bread 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves 1 pkg (12 oz) frozen cooked shrimp, thawed, chopped 1/2 cup Kraft Shredded Colby & Monterey Jack Cheese 1/3 cup Kraft Mayo Real Mayonnaise 1/4 teaspoon salt

Procedures : Preheat broiler. Trim crusts from bread slices, then cut into 20 assorted shapes, using 2 inch flutted round cookie cutter to cut circles and sharp knife to cut triangles. Tear enough of the bread trimmings into fine crumbs to maesure 1/2 cup crumbs; set aside. Mix butter and thyme; bruch evenly onto bread cutouts. Place in single layer on baking sheet. Broil 2 min or until golden brown. Meanwhile, mix reserved bread crumbs with shrimp, cheese, mayo and salt. Spread evenly onto toast cutouts. Broil an additional 8 to 10 min or until hot and bubbly. Makes 20 servings, 1 appetizer each"

Ceviche De Corvina

"You'll Need:

1 pound of corvina (deboned & MUST BE FRESH) 2 cups of lemon juice, 1onion finly diced, 1/4 cup of cellery finly diced, 1 tsp aji chombo (hot chili pepper, add only if you like it hot) salt & pepper, 1 tbsp vinegar.

Procedures : 1.Clean, debone corvina well & cut in 1/4"" (1cm) dices. 2.Put in glass container and add all ingredients. 3.Keep in refrigerater for 12 hours stir once in a while. "


"You'll Need:

Small fillet of beef ( tenderloin - clean ), olive oil, black crushed peppercorns, parmesamo cheese, mustard, salt, paprika, pepper.

Procedures : Paste mustard, salt, pepper & paprika on tenderloin, marinate in olive oil overnight, rap with alu or plastic rap, freeze. Cut tenderloin in very fin slices, place on dish sparkle with crushed black pepper, some olive oil ( and lime juice optional ) on top. Add sliced parmesano decorate with tomato slice and parsley."

Cheesecream On Toast

You'll Need:

4 toasted bread slices, 1 piece of box cheese per person, white wine, paprika, pepper, minced fresh herbs.

Procedures : Melt cheese with wine, flavor rest of ingredients, stir, simmer until right consintency is reached. pour cream over toast. serve.

Quiche Lorraine

You'll Need:

1- 30cm pastry shell, 1/4 lt cream, 2-3 eggs, bacon, 1 onion, gruyere cheese (or mozarella) salt, pepper.

Procedures : Brown slightly sliced bacon and sliced onion in a little butter, let it cool down and place in pastry shell, add ground cheese, beat vigorosly eggs, cream, salt and pepper, pour in shell. Backe at 375? F for aprox. 35 min or until brown.

Smoked Mero Pot

"You'll Need:

3 whole smoked mero ( or trout ) ( about 1 1/4 pounds ), 1 8-ounce package whipped cream, cheese, 1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise dressing, 3 tablespoons lemon juice, 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper, 1 tablespoon minced chives or green onion chives for garnish, assorted crackers and cucumber slices.

Procedures : 1. Cut head and tail from each mero; remove skin and bones and discard. In food processor with knife blade attached, blend mero, cream cheese, mayonnaise dressing, lemon juice, and black pepper until smooth.2. Spoon mero mixture into medium bowl; stir in minced chives. Cover and refrigerate if not serving right away. Allow refrigerated p?t? to stand at room temperature 15 minutes to soften before serving. Garnish with chives. Serve with crackers and cucumber slices."

Vol-o-vent w/Mushrooms In Cream Sauce

You'll Need:

4 large (or 8 small) Vol-o-vents kept warm in oven, 100 gr onions minced, 600gr mushrooms sliced, 2 tbsp butter, 1 tbsp flour, 1 cup white wine, 1 cup cream, parsley, 1/2 tsp. salt & pepper.

Procedures : Saut? onions in butter until limp, add mushrooms & blend in flour,salt & pepper, saut? for a few min., add wine heat up & stir, add cream heat up again and fill vol-o-vents with mushrooms top with a bit minced parsley and serve.