Recipes

Corn Souffle

souffle

Ingredients

15 oz whole corn kernel (8 ears, see directions)
15 oz cream corn (8 ears, see directions)
1 stick butter
1 Jiffy Corn muffin mix
8 oz sour cream

Directions

Corn Souffle:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degreess.
  2. Mix all ingredients
  3. Grease standard baking dish
  4. Bake for 1 hour

Whole Kernel Corn:

1. Shuck off the outer husk and silk from the corn.
2. Fill pot with enough water to cover corn.
3. Bring water to boil and dissolve a tablespoon of salt
4. Cook corn for 3-5 minutes
5. Cut kernels from cob with a small pairing knife

Homemade Cream Corn:

8 ears corn, husked
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp all-purpose flour
Salt & pepper
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup cold water
2 tbsp bacon grease (optional)
1 tbsp butter

1. Cut kernels form cob with small pairing knife
2. Using back of blade, scrap against cob to press out milky liquid into large bowl.
3. Add kernels to bowl.
4. Whisk together sugar, flour, salt, and pepper to taste. Combine with corn.
5. Add cream and water. Mix.
6. In a large skillet heat bacon grease (optional).
7. Add mixture and heat on medium-low, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes. Until creamy.

Taleggio Bisque

souptable

Ingredients

1lb taleggio cheese
2 cups chopped onion
1 cup chopped carrot
1 cup chopped celery
½ cup white cooking wine
2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
2 quarts cream

Directions

  1. Sweat vegetables over medium high heat
  2. Add white wine and reduce by half
  3. Add chicken or vegetable stock and reduce by half
  4. Add cream and taleggio
  5. Melt cheese.
  6. Strain
  7. Heat on medium setting for 15 minutes
  8. Serve hot with truffle oil and croutons.

Lobster Potato Salad

LobsterSalad

Ingredients

1lb fingerling potatoes
1lb cooked lobster meat
2 stalks of celery
2 scallions (leafy green part only)
1/2 cup of mayo
Sriracha to taste
Salt and pepper to taste

Serves 4

Directions

  1. Boil potatoes till toothpick penetrates into potato with ease. Cool in fridge.
  2. Chop celery and scallions into small pieces and combine with mayo and sriracha.
  3. Dice cooked potatoes and add to salad.
  4. Add lobster meat.
  5. Salt and pepper to taste.

Local Mixed Greens Salad

Salad

Ingredients

Salad:

1/4 of a bag of organic lettuce mix
4 Kalamata olives halved
4 Cherry tomatoes halved
1 Zuchinni
1 Yellow squash
1 Carrot
Vegetable oil for frying

Dressing:

Juice of 1/2 a lemon
1/2 of a medium yellow onion
1 tsp. chopped fresh oregano
Heavy pinch of black pepper
1 oz. extra virgin olive oil
2 oz. grape seed or other vegetable oil
2 oz. feta cheese

Directions

  1. Heat a fryer or a pot of oil to 340 degrees
  2.  Mix all dressing ingredients in a food processor
  3. Add salad mix to a bowl with 2 halved olives, 2 halved tomatoes, and 1 oz. of dressing
  4. Mix thoroughly and place the salad on a plate
  5. Add the rest of the tomatoes and olives to the bowl and toss with a little additional dressing
  6. Garnish the base of the salad with the tomatoes and olives
  7. With a vegetable peeler, peel zuchinni and squash in long ribbons of the outer colorful skins
  8. Peel the carrot in long strips to match, and combine with zuchinni and squash
  9. Deep fry the vegetable ribbons until crisp and drain on paper towels
  10. Season the ribbons and place on top of salad.

Gazpacho

Ingredients

Ingredients – Gazpacho
1 – Cucumber (seeded)
1 – Red Onion
1 – Fennel
3 – Garlic Cloves
2 – Cup Tomato Cacase
½ tsp. – Cumin
1 tsp. – Paprika
¼ Cup – White Balsamic
½ Cup – Extra Virgin Olive Oil
¼ Cup – Herbs (fine minced)

Ingredients – Lemon Powder
2 Cup – Tapiocca Maltodextrin
1 tsp. – Salt
2 Tbls. – Lemon Powder

Directions

  1. Roast the red onion, fennel and garlic until fragrant.
  2. Combine all ingredients except for the oil and herbs in vita prep.
  3. Puree until smooth.
  4. Slowly add the oil to emulsify.
  5. Strain through chinios.
  6. Add the herbs and whisk to incorporate.

Enjoy!

Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint

Ingredients

3/4 C. All Purpose Flour
2 Egg Yolks
1/4 C. Sugar
1/2 C. Unsalted butter, softened
1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1/4 tsp. Salt

 

Jam, Candy, or Nuts as needed for filling.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 365 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Cream butter and sugar
  3. Add yolk and extract
  4. Slowly add flour and salt until combined
  5. Scoop onto cookie sheet. Press your thumb into the top of each scoop.
  6. Bake 12-15 miutes.
  7. Fill with jam, candy, or nuts.

 

Enjoy!

Vanilla Cardamom Pound Cake

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Ingredients

3 Cups – Flour
1 tsp. – Ground Cardamom
1 tsp. – Baking Powder
½ tsp. – Baking Soda
½ tsp. – Salt
9 oz. – Butter, Softened
1 ¾ – Cup Sugar
2 – Vanilla Beans
4 – Eggs
1 Tbls. – Lemon Juice
1 Cup – Milk

Directions

  1. Generously grease and flour two loaf pans.
  2. Whisk together flour and other dry ingredients.
  3. In mixer, beat butter and sugar at medium until pale and fluffy.
  4. Scrape seeds of vanilla beans into butter and beat until combined well.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time, until incorporated.
  6. Beat in lemon juice until combined well.
  7. At low speed, add flour mixture and milk alternately in batches, beginning and ending
  8. with flour; Mix until just combined.
  9. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  10. Divide batter between the two pans and bake until done 30minutes.
  11. Cool in pans about 30 minutes, then transfer to wire rack.

Yield: 8 servings

Enjoy!