This is our online work book for a cook book we are writing for the benefit of the Margaree Salmon Association. They dont know we are doing it, we love the place and the people so much we wanted to find a way to help.
Too Much Rhubarb!!!
These cookies are great for using up a bounty of rhubarb and they freeze well so you can enjoy them after your patch has gone to seed.
1C chopped rhubarb
1C brown sugar
Set aside for up to 12 hours, let it get all juicy.
Pour off juice and save for later.
Then add 1/2 C butter (melted and cooled)
1 egg beaten
Sift together and hold:
2 C flour
1 C rolled oats
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
Take rhubarb and mix in dry ingredients. Add enough of the juice to make a moist cookie dough. (if your oats are old, they can be really dry and you may need more juice, add some, mix, add some more until you have a moist (but not soupy) batter. (the consistency of banana bread)
If you want:
1 c. craisins
1 c. nuts (optional)
375 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
1 baguette or italian bread
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
In a mixing bowl:
2 (6-ounce) cans white meat tuna packed in olive oil
1/4 cup capers, drained
1 large shallot, chopped (or a leak)
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
3 T fresh lemon juice
1/4 C watercress (chop it if you have it)
2 T chopped fresh parsley leaves
15 to 20 grinds of black pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Slice baguette (or italian bread) into slices and place on a baking sheet. Bake until toasted and LITE golden, then pull out and sprinkle parm over each piece and put back into oven.
Put back into oven and cook until cheese is melted.
This all takes less than 10 minutes.
Put all remaining ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix up - most of the time I do this with my hands so I don't crush the tuna, I just toss it together.
Put tuna mixture on top of each toasted baguette slice and some people like chopped bermuda onion as a garnish.
Because it is always a crap shoot with my garden - fresh herbs or the tomatoes I scam from friends or from the farmers market, I vary with what my real ingredients will be, tho this is my base recipe:
* Onions, scallions or leeks
* Garlic - crush, fresh only not the jar kind
* Ripe tomatoes, peeled and seeds removed, chopped into chunks
* Chile peppers, fresh ones- Serrano or Jalapeno, finely chopped, remove the seeds (wear gloves if you need them)
* Red Pepper Flakes (if you like extra spice)
* Cilantro - fresh if you have it, Parsley if you don't
* Lime juice
* Lemon Juice
* Ground Pepper
Chop onion and garlic - set aside
Combine onions and garlic with chopped tomatoes, peppers, cilantro, lime & lemon juice salt and ground pepper.
*If you are interested in adding more sweet to this recipe - try adding mangos or peaches - but strain off the juice so it doesn't become to watery.
2 large tomatoes cut in half - allow to get to room temp if you have in fridge. This is low carb friendly...
1- 1 1/2 C crabmeat fresh
1/2 cup almonds
1 C monterey jack cheese - shredded (I love pepper jack)
1/2 c leeks or shallots
1/2 c fresh parsley
1 clove garlic smashed
1/2t oregano (dried) 1T fresh
1/2t basil (dried) 5 large leaves - fresh chopped
1/4C capers (optional)
Half and core tomatoes coat with olive oil
Roll the tomato cut side down in almonds
Put on cookie sheet
The rest of the ingredients and mix well (gently) place on top of tomatoes and bake for 15 minutes until bubbling. Save a little grated jack (or if you like some parmesan) cheese for the top and if you want to get fancy, just put a little on the top 3 minutes before done and flick on the broiler. But watch closely, you don't want it to burn!!
Garnish with paprika or cayenne - tabasco (if you dare!)
This recipe was adapted from 2 recipes on Cooks.com and then I added my twist!
2 med. cucumbers
1 t soy sauce
1 T white vinegar or rice vinegar
1 t sugar
2 t sesame oil
2 T Tabasco * (for your taste)
1/2 tsp. salt
2 slices fresh ginger, finely chopped or slivered
1 T toasted sesame seeds
Peel skin off cucumbers and ends. Remove seeds (if you like) Slice cucumbers lengthwise in thin ribbon like slices.
Slice leek in a similar way- lengthwise and thin slices.
Marinate in mixture of remaining ingredients. Chill in the marinade an hour or longer (even overnight). Occasionally toss the cucumbers to make sure it covers them.
I get hanger steaks from my farmers market. I love the guy I get meat from there and seriously he can sell me anything I will buy it. I know the meat will be good, just half the time, when I get home, I have NO idea what to do with it - I dont want to destroy it. But hanger steak is tricky I have learned and if you buy if from an organic meat guy, it isnt all that cheap , so the pressure is on to make it right!
This cut of meat is NOT for anyone that wants well done or anything more done than medium rare OR you will chew your face off and any flavor just goes away.
The Hanger Steak is a thick strip of meat from the underside. It hangs between the rib and the loin. It is a bit stringy.
1 3-4# hanger steak
Tenderize with fork or a meat tenderizer on both sides.
2 1/2 cups balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 1/3 cups brown sugar
1 tablespoon salt
salt and pepper to taste
Combine 2 cups of balsamic vinegar with Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar and 1 tablespoon salt. Mix until the sugar is dissolved.
Put hanger steaks in a ziplock bag. Pour marinade over steaks, seal bag and turn to coat. Marinade hanger steaks for at least 3 to 4 hours up to 6 will work.
Take the 1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil and reduce by half. Set side and allow to cool. Vinegar will continue to thicken as it cools.
Get out the cast iron and make it good and hot. Sear both sides for about a minute.
Brush with the thickened balsamic and put underneath the broiler for NO MORE than 3 minutes per side. Brush each side with the thickened balsamic after you turn them - and when you are done.
I made this in the winter and usually this is a grill thing, but not tonight, so the broiler works just as well this time of year.
I am a "40 something." I am too old to know how to understand text message talk, too young to retire. I am a social person, I believe that if we are not careful all this technology can remove me from the place I love best - being with and helping people.
I like to hunt, fish, ski and hang out with my dogs. My dogs are like my kids. I like them better than I like many people.