Scalloped tomatoes

Ingredients

3 slices bacon, chopped
2 cups cubed french bread (1/2″ cubes)
16 ripe plum tomatoes, cut into 1/2″ cubes or 2 28 oz cans of whole tomatoes, drained and cubed
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp sugar
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup shredded fresh basil
1/2 (or more) cup of parmesan cheese

How to prepare

1. Preheat the oven to 350.
2. Cook chopped bacon until almost done over med heat, add bread cubes stirring to coat evenly with the fat. Saut

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Greek lemon baste for chicken

Ingredients

1/2 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
grated zest of 1 lemon
2 tbsp chopped parsley
1 tsp dried oregano, or 1 tbsp chopped fresh oregano

Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

How to prepare

Combine all ingredients. Makes 3/4 cup. Enough for 3 lb of chicken.
To use: brush on skinned chicken pieces, quarters or halves and let marinate 30 minutes to 1 hour before grilling.

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Jalapeno poppers

Ingredients

6 lg jalapenos
6 slices monterey jack or mozzarella cheese (1/2″ thick)
All purpose flour for dredging
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 lb or 3 sm eggs, separated

How to prepare

Place peppers in a bowl and add scalding water to cover. Let stand 30 minutes to 1 hour until softened. Leave stems on and slit down one side removing and discarding all the seeds. Place one slice of cheese inside each pepper, and dust with flour. Heat the oil. Beat the egg yolks until thick and lemon colored. Beat the whites until they stand in peaks. Fold the yolks into the whites and dip each pepper in the egg mixture until well coated. Fry at once in hot oil turning once and spooning oil over the uncooked places. Cook until golden brown.

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1705 ad tomato sauce

Ingredients

3 tbsp extra virgin italian olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed & chopped
1 lb fresh, ripe whole tomatoes peeled and segmented
1/2 tsp salt
5 very large or 10 medium basil leaves, fresh and unbruised

How to prepare

Heat the olive oil over low heat in a heavy, non-reactive saucepan and add the chopped garlic and a grind or two (no more) of black pepper. Take care that the garlic doesn’t brown. After a minute (no more) add the tomatoes and stir with a wooden spoon. Break up the pulp evenly. Add the salt, stir, and let the sauce stew for about 6 – 7 minutes over a gentle heat. You don’t want to reduce the sauce at all. Wipe, but do not wash, the basil leaves. That may cause discoloration. Add them whole to the sauce and cook gently until the tomatoes are soft and the basil has released its flavor. Do not overcook. Remove from the heat, allow to cool and remove basil leaves. They should be dark and wilted. If you follow these directions exactly, and use only the finest ingredients, you will be very pleased with this sauce.

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Stuffed Mushrooms with Bacon and Cheese

Ingredients

3 bacon rashers, rind removed
1/2 cup grated mozzarella
1 tbsp sour cream
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1 tbsp dry mustard
1/2 tbsp ground black pepper
12 lg mushroom caps, stalks removed
1 tbsp sweet paprika

How to prepare

Grill bacon until crisp, chop coarsely. Combine with cheese, sour cream, crumbs, mustard and pepper. Spoon into mushroom caps, sprinkle each with paprika. Cook on BBQ grill plate until cheese melts. Family Circle Brilliant Barbecues

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Corn souffl

Ingredients

4 eggs
16 oz can creamed corn
2/3 cup milk
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 tsp white pepper
1 tbsp sugar

1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp baking powder

How to prepare

Beat the eggs lightly and stir in the corn, salt, pepper, melted butter, flour, sugar and milk. Mix well. Add the baking powder, mixing well. Spoon into a souffl

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Beer cheese soup

Ingredients

1 cup finely chopped celery
1 cup finely chopped carrot
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
2 qts chicken broth
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup butter or margarine, melted
8 oz beer or ale
16 oz cheddar cheese, grated

How to prepare

Boil celery, carrot and onion in broth until almost tender, about 10 minutes. Mix flour and butter, stir in broth. Cook and stir until thickened, boil 1 minute. Reduce heat, add beer and cheese. Mix until smooth and cheese melts. Heat just to serving temperature. 12 servings.

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Crisp onion rings

Ingredients

3 or 4 lg sweet onions, sliced 1/4″ and separated into rings
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg
2/3 cup water
1/2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp melted butter
Oil for frying

How to prepare

Soak the onion rings in ice water for at least 1/2 hour pat the onion rings dry with Paper towels sift together the baking powder, flour and salt combine the egg, water, And lemon juice and beat until frothy stir this into the dry ingredients just until Blended add butter dip onion rings into batter, a few at a time drop into 375

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Chicken Cacciatoria

Ingredients

1 Chicken – cut up
10 milliliters Garlic – peeled
1/4 cup Flour
2 teaspoons Salt
1/8 teaspoon Pepper
1/4 cup Oil
1 can Tomatoes (28 oz)
8 small White onions – peeled
6 ounces Tomato paste
2 teaspoons Sugar
1 Bay leaf

How to prepare

Rub chicken with garlic. Mince garlic and save. Combine flour, 1 tsp salt, and pepper in large paper bag; shake chicken pieces until coated. Heat oil in Dutch oven. Brown chicken a few pieces at a time on all sides; drain on absorbent paper. Pour off any oil remaining in pan. Return chicken to Dutch oven. Add garlic, tomatoes, tomato paste, onions, sugar, 1 tsp salt, and bay leaf. Cover. Basting occasionally with sauce in the pan, simmer 1 hour or until chicken is tender

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Stuffed snow peas

Ingredients

36 snow peas
1/4 cup creme fraiche
1 tbsp fresh dill, minced
2 tbsp cream cheese
1 lime, juice & zest only
2 oz caviar, salmon or lumpfish
red lettuce leaves

Black pepper, ground
salt

How to prepare

Blanch the snow peas in boiling salted water for 2 minutes. Drain at once. Rinse under cold running water. Pat dry. Use a sharp knife to slit the peas down only one of the long sides. Open carefully. Put the creme fraiche in a bowl. Mix in the dill and cream cheese. Grate in the lime zest. Add the lime juice. Fold in the caviar. Stuff the peas with the mixture. Serve on a bed of red lettuce leaves.

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