Basic marinara

by October 30, 2014 » Add the first comment.

Basic marinara One onion slivered Sauté in EVOO until they start to become translucent one entire head of garlic One lemon or two limes squeezed six tomatoes chopped Salt and pepper to taste Purée in the blender Strain Keeps for up to two weeks Robert@RobertAndrews.NET

Nanami Togarashi or Shichimi

by October 28, 2014 » Add the first comment.

Nanami Togarashi or Shichimi Seven flavor chili powder Togarashi, the Japanese word for “chiles,” is a group of condiments always including chiles that bring out the clean, simple flavors of Japanese food. Shichimi togarashi is also called seven spice (shichi is “seven” in Japanese), because seven ingredients are generally used. Read more »

Pumpkin Fritters

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Pumpkin Fritters Grate pumpkin and sauté it with diced onion Add chopped dill, parsley, scallions, feta cheese and eggs Add flour to bind it together Fritter mixture should be like a thick pancake batter Test oil with a single drop to see if it fries properly Drop into hot oil Read more »

Salmon en Crùt

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Salmon en Crùt 1/2 pound salmon per person . Skin off Cut in half length-wise Puff pastry . One sheet cut in half 1 brick Cream Cheese . Soften 2 cloves grated garlic, salt, pepper Lemon zest Spinach . Chopped . Any favorite herbs . (eg) parsley, tarragon, chives, dill Read more »


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Schnitzel Pork, chicken, veal Pound meat flat Bowl 1. Flour, sage, thyme, and cumin Bowl 2. Season eggs and half-and-half with salt and pepper Bowl 3. Nutmeg, salt, pepper in fine breadcrumbs Cook in dutch oven – red cabbage with diced honey crisp apple over top Add 1 cup Read more »

Chilled Pea Soup

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Chilled Pea Soup Cook down one diced onion in EVOO . Soften, don’t brown Add salt and a few mint leaves 4 cups frozen peas 4 cups stock Simmer 30 minutes Blend in small batches Push through strainer Pull into ice bath to chill, stirring occasionally . About Read more »

Quick Pickled Vegetables

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Quick Pickled Vegetables Thin slivers of onion, carrots, cucumber, etc. Rice wine vinegar, red wine vinegar or lemon Sprinkling of Brown or white Sugar aeromatics Cuke, rw vibegar, sugar, 10 min Onions, white wine, sugar, salt, 10 min for harder vegetables such as julienne strips of carrots Boil White wine Read more »

Potato Pancakes

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Potato Pancakes Laakes are thinner and crisp These will be fried in small one inch loose piles 2 Grated potatoes 1 beaten egg 1/4 C Cream or Buttermilk 1/4 C finely grated onion with its juice Nutmeg, salt and pepper Fry, then keep in over till served Alt Mix 1/4 Read more »

Quick Root Veggie Bake

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Quick Root Veggie Bake Lightly grease a large baking pan Chop any of the following in the similar sized pieces: Halved carrots, button or crimini mushrooms, butternut squash, broccoli, Halved Brussels sprouts Sprinkle or top with oregano, thyme, Rosemary, Sage Drizzle with olive oil and salt Bake at 375 for Read more »

Presentation . Another Tip

by October 25, 2014 » Add the first comment.
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Use a skewer heated to almost red-hot to score the top of something covered with powdered sugar.

Healthy Custard

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Actually, this could more properly be called pastry cream The entire recipe is called Mille Feuille Poke puffed pastry with a fork so that it does not completely puff up during baking Bake puffed pastry 400° for about 15-20 minutes . Or until browned Heat two cups half/half Add 1 Read more »

Coq au Vin with Classic Burgundy Sauce

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Piece out one entire chicken and place in a large glass bowl Add mirpois vegetables Add bouquet garnis with rosemary, basil, time, parsley Cover all with a flavorful red wine Let marinate in the refrigerator at least 24 hours Remove chicken from bowl Render two pieces of bacon in a Read more »

Simple side carrot salad

by October 19, 2014 » Add the first comment.
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Grate carrots. Approximately one half big carrot (or 1 small) per person Salt 1/2 tsp ea Toasted sesame oil 1 tsp per person . Lime juice Garnish with Julian strips of mint and a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese

Marinade Basics – Plus a few recipes

by October 15, 2014 » Add the first comment.

First: a point of clarification… The marinade is the sauce itself. To marinate something is the act of putting something into a marinade. A marinade it is a way to infuse more juiciness and flavor into a piece of meat. It almost always is a good idea whenever Read more »

Turkish Adana Kebap

by October 11, 2014 » Add the first comment.

1 pound ground beef 1 pound ground lamb Pulse whole wheat in food processor five times Covered with water and salt and let set one hour Add: 1 teaspoon oregano 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon pepper Rica 1 teaspoon allspice 1 teaspoon adana (or sumac) option Add: 1/4 cup chopped Read more »

Summer Garvin’s Freezer Meals

by October 10, 2014 » Add the first comment.
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Potato Medallions

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This is super easy, but just takes a little bit of baking time. Cut potatoes into 1/4 inch medallions Spray with cooking oil Salt generously Bake at 400° for about 30 minutes Top with your choice of toppings to serve, or just serve with a small bowl of ketchup.

Grapefruit Juice Lemonade

by October 9, 2014 » Add the first comment.

Grapefruit Juice Lemonade 1 cup sugar, 2 cups water Bring water to boil and dissolve sugar into water Refrigerate until the time you are ready to prepare your fresh lemonade Pour in one cup grapefruit juice Add 2 cups lemon juice Robert@RobertAndrews.NET

Ekmek and other Breads

by October 8, 2014 » Add the first comment.

In Turkey, Ekmek is a very common bread. It translates as boring, uninspired bread. It is usually served as a side dish. Here are a couple of Turkish Bread Recipes: Ekmek Flour, Salt, Water Mix to the consistency of pizza dough. Flatten roughly with your hands, then Read more »

Chili Relleno picadillo

by October 6, 2014 » Add the first comment.

Chili Relleno picadillo Red, green, white – Mexican flag STUFFING Sauté butternut squash and carrots in EVOO Diced red potato Walnuts, almonds and pecans or chicken or pork Chopped onion Corn Green olives, apples, garlic Cumin, oregano, brown sugar, salt and pepper Dried apricots, cinnamon, allspice Tomatoes and white wine Read more »