Monday, September 26, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Nothing says Easter like Pâté and Olives, right?
What's your perfect bite?
Monday, September 5, 2011
So I managed to do ALMOST nothing all day today. That's the idea for Labor Day, right? Besides actually getting dressed and eating breakfast, I can't really claim to have done much at all besides napping and watching the Yankees...Until I got hungry. My grill was calling me. So I slapped a spice rub on a nice pork tenderloin and got to business. Slathered with a great smokey BBQ Sauce near the end and plated with some Smoked Peach Salsa from Trader Joe's...some chimichurri rice with heirloom tomatoes and broccoli.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Lamb Meatballs w/Tzatziki Sauce
Makes About 14-15 2oz(Golf Ball Sized) Meatballs
1lb. Ground Lamb
1 Medium Onion(Small Dice)
2 Garlic Cloves(Minced)
3 Tbsp Milk
1 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs
2 tsp Oregano
1 tsp Herbs de Provence
1/4 tsp Cayenne(Optional)
1 tsp Cumin
1 Tbsp Fresh Mint(Finely Chopped)
1/2 Cup Feta Cheese
Fresh Ground Pepper and Kosher Salt
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
Tzatziki Sauce(Cucumber Yogurt Sauce)
3/4 Cup Plain Low Fat Greek Yogurt
1/2 Cup Peeled and Seeded Cucumber(Diced)
1 tsp Dill (Fresh or Dried)
1/2 Fresh Squeezed Lemon
1 clove Minced Garlic
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Heat 1 Tbsp of Olive Oil on Medium Heat in a small skillet for 3 mins. Add diced onions and sweat for 5-7 mins...stirring occasionally. Add the Garlic and stir for about 1 min. Remove and set aside to cool.
Once the onion and garlic have cooled, Combine with Lamb, Bread Crumbs, Milk, egg and Herbs in a bowl.
Cover and let sit in the fridge for 30 mins.
Prepare the Feta by cutting into 1/2" cubes.
Remove meat from fridge and roll the meatballs, pressing one of the Feta Cubes into the center of each meatball.
Place the covered meatballs in the fridge overnight.
Combine Ingredients for Tzatziki Sauce and Refrigerate overnight as well.
Preheat oven to 425°F
Set a rack on a foil lined baking sheet.
Arrange the meatballs on the rack and place in the oven for 15-20 mins...until the Meatballs are browned. Remove and tent with foil for atleast 10 mins.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
The Snack Bowl Tuna Salad Recipe:
Makes 2 servings
1 can of White Albacore Tuna(In Water)
1 Hard Boiled Egg(Diced)
1 Small Jalapeno(Diced)- seeds and ribs removed
1/2 Small Red Onion(Diced)
1 tsp Dijon Mustard
1.5 Tbsp Reduced Fat Mayo
1 Tbsp Chili Garlic Sauce or Sriracha Sauce
Juice of 1 Lime
Salt and Fresh Ground Black Pepper to taste
Grated Colby Jack or Pepper Jack Cheese
Pile it on top of your favorite crusty bread and broil until the cheese is melted.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
So to reveal what they are. Thanks to Scott at Seattle Food Geek for the recipe and the plans to the DIY Sous Vide Water Cooker
Egg Yolks...cooked Sous Vide...then breaded with Whole Wheat Flour, Baking Powder, Sea Salt and Fresh Ground Black Pepper. Then quickly fried and garnished with Lemon Zest.
I think I can make these twice a year. Any more and I see a bypass in my future. ;)
|My Sous Vide Cooker|
|Eggs in the Sous Vide|
|Post Cook...resting in a bowl of water|
|Egg whites washed away to reveal fully cooked yolks|
Monday, August 15, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
With the overabundance of fresh peaches and berries in the summertime, it's the perfect time to make delicious desserts. This is a fave of mine and can be made and other fruit can be substituted. It's a great dessert for the fall with Apples. So feel free to get creative.
I made this recipe in 4 individual sized ramekins but you could also make it in a casserole dish.
3-4 Peaches -- sliced
1 pint Fresh Raspberries
1 C Rolled Oats
3/4 C AP Flour
3/4 C Brown Sugar -- firmly packed
4 Tbsp Butter -- softened
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
Preheat an oven to 375°F
Layer the Peaches and Raspberries in the container and fill it almost to the top...alternating between the Peaches and Berries.
Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl with a spatula or your hands until completely combined.
Crumble the mix over the fruit to cover.
Place the dish or dishes on a baking sheet just in case anything spills. Place in the oven for 30 mins or until the crumble is browned and the fruit is bubbling up a little.
Remove from the oven and let stand atleast 15 mins before serving.
Serve with Cream, Ice Cream or some fresh berries on top.
So easy. So tasty and perfect for this time of year with all the fresh peaches and berries. Let me know if you try it and if you change anything!
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Monday, August 8, 2011
|The entrance to Pier 5|
"Which Chefs and Which Animals were available at the 2nd incarnation of MEATOPIA?" you ask? So glad you did! Close to 50 Teams were collected. From traveling BBQ Squads, to World Famous Celeb TV Chefs to High End NYC Restaurant Crews pumping out succulent morsels for the 5 hour event, set on the East River, overlooking NY Harbor. Pier 5 in Brooklyn Bridge Park was the perfect setting for the 2nd year of Meatopia(2010 was set up on Governor's Island, just a stone's throw across the water) Although the festival was set for the majority of the public to enter at 5:30pm and continue til the gut-bustingly generous hour of 9:30, the sun was blazing but heat-be-damned, we plowed through and enjoyed the offerings.
|Le Menu du MEAT|
Some of the food that was sampled this year, which sealed the deal for me to purchase a ticket to enter the 3rd year of Meatopia...
I present my first entry at TheSnackBowl...Meatopia 2011
|Spicy Lamb Sloppy Joe from The Meatball Shop|
|Lamb Belly Sliders from 42|
|Pulled Pork Shooters(Pulled Pork, Coleslaw, Cornbread) from 4 Rivers Smokehouse|
|Blood Sausage w/Sous Vide Quail Egg from Bar Basque|
|Mangalitsa Pig's Head Torchon with Horseradish and Mustard Seed Vinaigrette Green Beans from Edi and The Wolf|
|Burnt Ends Sammy with Pickled Pepper and Onions from RUB BBQ|
|Roast Chicken wtih Foie Gras Crouton|
|Duck from the Hurricane Club|
Some Obligatory Sunset Shots...