Carrot-Mushroom Loaf

Ingredients

1 cup chopped onion
4 1/2 cup grated carrots
1 lb chopped mushrooms
5 eggs
2 cloves garlic
1 cup fresh, wholewheat breadcrumbs
1 cup grated cheddar cheese

1/4 cup butter
salt
pepper
basil
thyme

How to prepare

Crush garlic into melting butter. Add onions and mushrooms and saute until soft. Combine all ingredients (saving half the breadcrumbs and cheese for the top). Season to taste. Spread into buttered oblong baking pan. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and breadcrumbs. Dot with butter. Bake at 350 F. for 30 min. covered, then 5 uncovered, or until browned. from the Moosewood Cookbook. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

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New orleans style barbecue shrimp

Ingredients

2 large artichokes (each about 3/4 lb)
1 large garlic clove
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice, or to taste
1 tbsp freshly ground black pepper
2 tsp worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp tabasco
1/2 tsp dried basil, crumbled
1/2 tsp salt, or to taste
1/2 tsp dried oregano, crumbled
1/4 tsp cayenne
1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into bits
1/2 lb small shrimp in their shells, (about 24)
3 scallions, minced

accompaniments:
crusty bread
lemon wedges

How to prepare

Cut off artichoke stems with a serrated knife and discard. With scissors trim tips of leaves. In a large saucepan of boiling salted water cook artichokes 30 to 45 minutes, or until bottoms are tender when pierced with a knife
while artichokes are cooking, preheat oven to 500

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Baba ghannuj – eggplant appetizer

Ingredients

1 large eggplant
1 clove garlic; crushed
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup tahini; sesame seed paste
2 tbsp water
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 lemon wedges

1 parsley
1 olive oil

How to prepare

Set oven to 375f. Wash eggplant and remove stem. Pierce with a fork 4-6 times. Place in baking dish. Bake for 45 minutes or until tender. Remove from oven and run under cold water. Peel and mash; set aside. In serving bowl combine garlic, salt, and tahini. Gradually add water and lemon juice, beating well. Fold in mashed eggplant. Garnish with lemon wedges, finely chopped parsley and a sprinkle of olive oil. Scoop up eggplant with pieces of pita bread to eat or serve as a side dish with any meal.

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Htipiti – feta cheese spread

Ingredients

1/2 lb feta
3 tbsp olive oil
1 med italian pepper seeded & finely chopped
1 pickled green pepper seeded and chopped
2 tsp oregano

Pepper to taste
1/2 lemon; strained juice only
black olive; for garnish

How to prepare

In medium-size bowl, mash feta with fork or potato masher and slowly add olive oil, chopped peppers, oregano, and black pepper. Pulverize mixture for about 10 minutes (less if using a food processor), pouring in lemon juice a little at a time, until feta is creamy. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving. Yields about 1 cup.

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Gravlaks

Ingredients

2 1/2 lb salmon fillets (with skin on)
3 tsp white pepper
4 tbsp salt
4 tbsp sugar
2 bunches of dill

How to prepare

First the traditional norwegian recipe for marinated salmon All salmon for curing should first be frozen for a few days to get rid of Eventual bacteria Put dill in a tray, lay 1 salmon fillet on top mix salt, sugar and pepper and rub This into both fillets put dill on top of first fillet, then put other fillet, meat Side down on top put rest of dill on top cover with foil and a light weight then Cure in fridge for 2 – 3 days turn fish every day when serving scrape off spices, Slice thinly and serve with dill/mustard sauce.

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Greek stuffed peppers

Ingredients

1 cup cooked ground beef
1 cup cooked rice
green onion
fresh mint
cinnamon

How to prepare

In a pot, place desired amount of ground beef, wine, and water to cover beef. Add 1/2 – 1 tsp cumin per lb of beef. Add a few garlic cloves. Cook until mixture boils and beef browns. Skim off the fat with a net strainer. This will result with”lean” beef on the bottom of the pot, and a beef broth to be used for soup or stock.
Combine ingredients and stuff a green or red pepper with it. Pour a fresh tomato puree’ over the top and microwave/bake until cooked.

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Portabella Mushroom & Dried Tomato Bruschetta

Ingredients

1/4 cup dried tomatoes
1 cup water
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
2 portabella mushroom caps (about 3/4 pound) 2 garlic
cloves
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 slices crusty Italian bread

How to prepare

In a small saucepan simmer tomatoes in water, uncovered, until tender, about 10 minutes. In a blender puree tomatoes, cooking liquid, and vinegar until smooth (use caution when blending hot liquids) and season with salt and pepper.

Cut mushrooms into 1/4-inch-thick slices and mince garlic. In a large skillet heat 2 tablespoons oil over moderate heat until hot but not smoking and cook mushrooms and garlic with salt and pepper to taste, stirring, until liquid mushrooms give off is evaporated, about 5 minutes. Remove skillet from heat and toss mushrooms with remaining tablespoon oil. Keep mushrooms warm, covered.

Toast bread and spread with tomato puree. Top puree with mushrooms.

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Zucchini Sticks

Ingredients

1 zucchini
1 egg
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup flavored bread crumbs

How to prepare

Cut zucchini into sticks (we leave the skin on). Beat egg in a bowl. In a second bowl, mix Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs. Dip zucchini sticks into egg then into bread crumb mixture. Place on cookie sheet with skin side down. Depending on how much your making you may need more or less of the bread crumb and cheese mix, just keep the 50/50 ratio. Bake at 350 until they turn light brown or reach desired tenderness when poked with a fork usually about 10-20 min..

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