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White "Haricot Beans" include types such as Great Northern, navy, cannellini, white kidney, and small white beans, and they comprise the most versatile of the common beans. Serve these as a hot replacement for the traditional baked beans at your next picnic or barbecue.
When Harald and Renate Zoschke had their Suncoast Peppers, Inc. office in St. Petersburg, Florida, right next door was the "Kopper Kitchen," a great family restaurant owned by Fred Tirabassi. Every Wednesday was "Burrito Day," and Fred's special of the day was a delicious Cuban-influenced black bean burrito, accompanied by fresh salsa and rice, a vegetarian dish.
This method of making chile sauce differs from others using fresh green New Mexican chiles because these chiles aren't roasted and peeled first, as you must do with green chiles. Because of the high sugar content of fresh red chiles, this sauce is sweeter than most. We harvested some chiles from his garden one late summer day, made a batch of this sauce, and ate every drop as a soup! It makes a tasty enchilada sauce, too. It will keep for about a week in the refrigerator.
Before you go on to another recipe, stop and give this a try! This is not the famed "traveling fruitcake" recipe—the the mythical fruitcake that never spoils and is never eaten! Nope, this is a green chile fruit cake, new and improved, and sassier than ever. Read more great spicy cake recipes by Dave DeWitt here.
These are very popular appetizers New Mexico and are served at just about every holiday party. A number of fillings can be used, but green chile cream cheese is by far the most favored. This is an all-purpose filling that goes well on crackers, as a dip with chips or vegetable crudities, as well as on tortillas. For those watching their fat intake, substitute light cream cheese or Neufchatel cheese. It is important to tightly roll and refrigerate the rolls or they won’t stay together after they are sliced..
Friday, 18 June, 2010
Grilled Asparagus and Squash
Total Time: about 20 minutes
Tuna steaks, swordfish, shark or any firm fish could be substituted if desired. The pineapple salsa is an excellent contrast in flavor, texture and temperature.
Because scallops cook so quickly, they’re ideal for cold weather cooking. Try to get day boat or dry-packed scallops (scallops that haven’t been treated with sodium tripolyphosphate (STP) which causes the scallops to absorb water, increasing the weight and the price of the scallop). “Enhanced” scallops won’t sear properly due to the excess liquid.
Before advances in livestock husbandry made young lamb available all year long, it was especially popular in the spring, when the lambs were born. Still, spring lamb is particularly tender and non-gamy. I'm using a rub popular in Kentucky, where they barbecue the lamb. Finally, the balsamic reduction finishes the grilling.
This recipe, along with other sizzling holiday snacks, can be found in the article