New orleans crab cakes

Ingredients

1 tbsp reduced calorie margarine
2 tbsp finely chopped onions
2 tbsp finely chopped green onions
2 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
1/2 lb fresh crab meat, picked over
1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs
1 tbsp prepared mustard

1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp granulated garlic
1/4 tsp ground white pepper
1/4 tsp ground red pepper
1 egg
1 egg white

How to prepare

Preheat oven to 375

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Poppyseed cake

Ingredients

1/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar (or 3/4 cup honey, or 3/4 cup maple syrup)
2 eggs
2 cup flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup poppyseed
2 tbsp rose or orange flower water (or 1/2 tsp almond extract)
1/2 cup golden raisins, dredged in flour (opt )

How to prepare

Heat oven to 350 f grease & flour 2 9″x5″ loaf pans cream butter & sugar add eggs One at a time, beating well after each addition in a separate bowl, mix together all Dry ingredients, except raisins and poppyseeds in a measuring cup mix milk, water & Flavoring there should be just over 1 cup liquid Add dry mixture and liquids alternately to creamed mixture, beating well after each Addition add poppyseeds and blend thoroughly, then add the raisins and stir them in Gently by hand (to prevent the flour-coating from coming off which will send all the Raisins to the bottom of the cake!) Pour batter into prepared pans and bake appx 1 hour 10 minutes (till the edges pull Away from the sides of the pan, and a skewer stuck in the center comes out clean) This is a very densely textured cake, not like the standard white-cake type of Poppyseed cake

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Tomato-chile salsa with papaya, mango & pineapple

Ingredients

1/2 med tomato, seeded, chopped
2 jalapeno or serrano chiles, trimmed, seeded, and finely minced
1/2 med red onion, diced
1 med mango, seeded, skinned, diced
1 medium papaya, seeded, skinned and diced to 1/8″ pieces
1/4 medium pineapple, seeded, skinned & diced to 1/8″ pieces
1/3 cups red wine vinegar
2 tbsp olive oil
1/4 cups cilantro or mint leaves, roughly chopped

How to prepare

Combine all ingredients and keep at room temperature to serve immediately. Makes 4 servings.

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Green bean pate with basil

Ingredients

1/2 lb fresh green beans, trimmed
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 small onion, coarsely chopped
3 hard-cooked eggs, cut up
3 tbsp finely chopped fresh basil
1 tsp lemon rind
mayonnaise, preferably homemade

Salt and pepper
crackers or pita toasts

How to prepare

Cook beans until tender by boiling or steaming them. In a skillet, heat oil; add onions and saut

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Mexican style short ribs

Ingredients

4 lb beef short ribs
10 1/2 oz beef stock
1 1/4 oz taco seasoning mix
1/4 cup green pepper, chopped

How to prepare

In large skillet brown ribs, pour off excess fat. Mix beef stock with dry taco mix, add green pepper. In crockpot, pour sauce over ribs. Cover and cook on low for 6 – 8 hours. Yield: 6 servings

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Gourmet’s curry crockpot

Ingredients

1 large onion, peeled and chopped 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
3 tbs. Butter or vegetable oil
1 lb. Bottom round of beef, cut in 1″ cubes
1 tbs. Ground coriander
1/2 tsp. Ground turmeric
1/2 tsp. Ground cumin
1/2 tsp. Red pepper flakes
1/8 tsp. Ground ginger
2 cups beef bouillon

How to prepare

To cook: in a large skillet over medium high heat, saut

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Sour cream coffee cake

Ingredients

Streusel mix:
1/2 cup brown sugar – packed
2 tbsp flour
2 tbsp cinnamon
2 tbsp melted butter
Cake mix:
1/2 cup soft margarine
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup sour cream
2 cup flour
1/2 tbsp baking soda

1 tbsp baking powder

How to prepare

Mix streusel ingredients well and set aside cream the soft margarine, and add the Eggs and beat well add sugar and beat again, add sour cream beat all very well, and Set aside sift together (or stir together gently) the flour, baking soda, and Baking powder add – flour mixture to marg/egg/sugar mixture stir – gently until Well mixed add – 1 tbsp vanilla and stir in gently put – in a buttered and floured Pan first 1/2 of batter, then most (80 – 90%) of streusel mix, then rest of batter, Then rest of streusel mix on top (use a round pan with the tube/post whatever you Call it in the middle) preheat oven to 350, bake for 45 minutes

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Pomegranate salsa

Ingredients

1 large or 2 medium pomegranates (about 3/4 lb total)
1 large orange
1 tbsp chopped cilantro
1 green onion, thinly sliced
2 tbsp lime juice
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1-3 tsp minced seeded fresh jalapeno
salt to taste

How to prepare

Break pomegranate into large chunks. Immerse in bowl of water and break apart to release seeds. Discard membrane and skin. Drain seeds and pat dry. Cut peel and white membrane from orange. Holding fruit over a bowl, cut between inner membranes to free segments, adding them to bowl. Squeeze juice form membrane into bowl, discard membrane. Cut each segment into chunks. Add pomegranate and remaining ingredients. Serve or cover and chill overnight. Serve with grilled or broiled fish. Makes about 1 cup, serving 4 to 6.

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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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