Roasted garlic salsa

Ingredients

3/4 packed cup garlic cloves, peeled
10 large ripe tomatoes
3 lbs large yellow onions, peeled
1/2 lb fresh jalapeno chiles
1/2 qt fresh cilantro, chopped
1 cup chopped green onions, including green tops
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup hot pepper sauce
1/4 cup cajun spice blend

How to prepare

The original version calls for running vegetables through a meat grinder. However, you can coarsely chop small batches with a food processor using on-off pulses.
Preliminaries: build a charcoal fire, then scatter presoaked mesquite chips over the coals. Using a mesh grilling rack, grill garlic cloves, turning often until golden brown. Remove from grill; reserve. Grill tomatoes, onions and chiles over glowing coals, turning frequently, until skin is charred. Remove from grill and leave skin on vegetables.
Procedure: core tomatoes; remove stems (not seeds or veins) from chiles. Cut tomatoes, onions, and chiles into chunks. Place in food processor or blender, then pulse on-off until mixture forms small, firm pieces. Thoroughly combine ground vegetables with remaining ingredients. Cover; chill at least 24 hours before serving. Yields about 8-10 cups.

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roasted chicken soup w/ sage dumplings

Ingredients

1 lb yellow onion chopped finely
2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp butter
2 cups chopped roasted chicken
4 plum tomatoes, peeled/seeded/chopped
3 cubed med potatoes
2 cubed carrots
2 to 3 roasted ears of corn off the cob
2 roasted/peeled/seeded poblano chiles
6 cups chicken stock
2 bay leaves
1 tsp dried cumin
1 tsp chile powder
1 tsp worcestershire sauce
1 tsp dried sage (to be added to dumplings)
Salt and pepper to taste
Bisquick or other dumpling recipe

How to prepare

Saut

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Gazpacho

Ingredients

3 pounds tomatoes, peeled and roughly cut up
1 onion cut in chunks
1/2 cup green pepper chunks
1/2 cup cucumber chunks
2 cups tomato juice
1 garlic clove
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tbsp salt
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar

How to prepare

Puree everything in a blender or food processor. Chill and serve with garlic croutons.

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Peruvian shrimp chowder

Ingredients

1 tbsp butter
1/2 cup finely diced onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 tsp sweet paprika
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 1/3 cups milk
1/2 cup chicken stock or water

1 large potato, scrubbed well and cut into large dice
2 ears white corn, sliced 1″ thick
salt to taste
1 lb raw shrimp, peeled, deveined

How to prepare

Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until softened. Add the paprika and cayenne and cook, stirring, until the onions are all stained red. Add the milk, stock, potato, corn and if you’d like, a pinch of salt. Bring almost to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer, stirring every now and then, for about 30 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Add shrimp during the last 5 minutes of cooking, and cook until they just turn opaque. Taste for seasoning and adjust if necessary.

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Dill pickle soup

Ingredients

1 cup margarine
1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 qt chicken broth
12 oz dill pickles, shredded or fine chopped (1 1/2 cups)
1 cup white wine/chicken broth
1/2 md onion, fine chopped
3 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp vinegar
1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp salt
1 tsp dill weed
1 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp white pepper
2 bay leaves
2 cup warm milk
Dash green food color, opt
Croutons, opt

How to prepare

In a lg kettle, melt butter. Add flour; cook and stir until bubbly. Gradually add broth. Add the next 12 ingredients ; bring to a boil over med. Heat. Reduce the heat; add milk. Remove bay leaves. Add food color and garnish with croutons.

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Red potato salad

Ingredients

5 lbs. Red potatoes, cooked & peeled
1 dz hard boiled eggs, chopped
1 onion – chopped
1 jar vlasic dill pickles – chopped
1 tsp celery seed
4 oz sour cream
1 qt best foods mayonnaise
Salt & pepper to taste

How to prepare

Slice or cube cooked potatoes, add all ingredients and mix. Let cool in refrigerator for several hours before serving. It gets better the longer it sits. Use a huge bowl, it makes a lot!

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Black bean soup with rum

Ingredients

2 cup onion, chopped
1 cup celery, chopper
6 sprg parsley
2 sprg fresh thyme
1 bay leaf
3 tbsp unsalted butter
1 lg ham hock
2 cup dried black beans, picked over 6 cup beef broth
1/3 cup dark rum
lemon juice to taste
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eggs, hard-cooked, chopped fresh parsley, chopped lemon slices

How to prepare

The night before, soak beans in cold water to cover by 2″. Change water at least once. Drain and rinse. In a heavy kettle, cook onion, celery, parsley, thyme, and bay leaf in the butter over mod-low heat, stirring, for 10 minutes. Add ham hock, beans, broth, 4 cups water, salt and pepper to taste. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, adding more water if necessary to keep beans covered, for 3 hours. Discard ham hock and bay leaf. Put the mixture through a medium disk of a food mill into a large bowl and then return it to the kettle. Stir in rum, lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste. Adjust the consistency with hot water and garnish for serving with the eggs, parsley, and lemon slices. Makes about 7 cups.

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Warm bean salad with grilled shrimp

Ingredients

12 jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 large garlic cloves, chopped fine
2 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
kosher or coarse salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste

3 cups cooked and drained tuscan-style beans (see recipe)
1 lg tomato, seeded and chopped
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
rosemary sprigs, for garnish

How to prepare

In a bowl, combine the shrimp, half the garlic, 1 tbsp of the rosemary and 2 tbsp of the olive oil with salt and pepper. Stir well. Cover and chill 1 hour. In a saucepan, heat the remaining oil, garlic and rosemary over medium heat just until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in the beans. Cover and cook over low heat 5 minutes or until warm. Remove from the heat. Stir in tomato, lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste. Grill the shrimp until lightly browned and just opaque in the thickest part, about 5 minutes. Spoon the beans onto 4 plates and surround with shrimp. Garnish with additional rosemary. Yield: makes 4 servings.

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Highliner’s salmon chowder

Ingredients

1 lb salmon fillets, boneless & skinless
1 cup onion, chopped
1 cup potato, diced
1/4 cup celery, chopped
1 tbsp polyunsaturated margarine
2 tbsp water
2 tbsp flour

1/4 tsp white pepper
1/4 tsp dried dill weed
1 can (8 oz) stewed tomatoes
2 cans (13 oz ea) evaporated skim milk
1 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese, grated
2 tbsp parsley, chopped

How to prepare

1. Cut salmon into 1″ pieces; set aside. 2. In saucepan saut

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