Archive for the 'Charles’s Favorite Blog Post' Category

For a Healthy Heart Part 2

Pork Often called “the other white meat,” pork is loved by many, but some cuts are higher in fat than others. The good news is that today’s pork is leaner and contains less saturated fat than the pork of years ago. In fact, some cuts of pork are even lower in fat than skinless chicken […]

Share
Share

For a Healthy Heart Part 1

Protein is an important part of your eating plan. Protein-based foods include meat (beef, pork, lamb, and veal) poultry and seafood, along with vegetable-based protein foods, such as beans, legumes and tofu. Many people know that eating more beans is good for them, but have questions about how to choose healthy, leaner cuts of meat, […]

Share
Share

Clams Casino

Yield: 4 to 6 servings 3 green peppers, chopped 2 ribs celery, chopped 1 onion, chopped 1/2 cup butter or margarine 1/2 cup clam liquor 1 (4-ounce) jar pimientos, chopped Salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and hot pepper sauce to taste 12 clams on half-shell 2 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled Saute peppers, celery, and […]

Share
Share

Venus Clam Dip

Yield: 4 1/2 cups dip 2 1/2 pounds minced clams, fresh or frozen 3/4 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup chopped green pepper 1/2 cup butter or margarine 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1 cup reserved clam liquor 1 cup shredded pasteurized process American cheese 1 (8-ounce) jar pasteurized process cheese […]

Share
Share

Clam Balls

Makes: 35 Balls 1 pound crabmeat, flaked 1/4 cup butter, melted 1 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon dry mustard 1 teaspoon parsley flakes 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1/2 cup bread crumbs 2 egg yolks, lightly beaten 1/2 cup flour Oil for frying 1. Place crabmeat in mixing bowl. Add butter, salt, cayenne […]

Share
Share

Clam and Cheese Appetizer

Serves: 4 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 12 ounces crabmeat 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup milk 1/4 cup chopped onion 1 teaspoon horseradish 1/2 teaspoon salt Paprika to taste 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 2. Combine all ingredients, blending well. Spoon into ovenproof dish; sprinkle with paprika. Bake for 18 minutes. Serve with […]

Share
Share

Stuffed Clams

Serves: 8 2 dozen cherrystone clams 3/4 cup dry white wine 1/4 cup water 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup long-grain rice 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon allspice 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 3 tablespoons currants 3 tablespoons pine nuts 2 tablespoons chopped parsley 1. Wash and scrub clams well; […]

Share
Share

Claim Balls

Serves: 6 to 8 3 (6 1/2-ounce) cans minced clams, drained, reserve liquid 3 stalks celery, minced 1 onion, minced Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 6 hard-boiled eggs, diced 1/2 pound moist bread crumbs Oil for deep-frying 1. Add enough water to reserved clam liquid to make 2 cups liquid. Place 1 1/2 […]

Share
Share

Clams Casino

Serves: 6 2 dozen cherrystone clams 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 1/2 cup finely chopped onion 1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper 2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped 1 cup bread crumbs 4 slices cooked, crisp bacon, crumbled 1/2 teaspoon oregano 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup very finely chopped parsley Paprika […]

Share
Share

Clam Savory

Serves: 4 3 tablespoons butter 1 small onion, finely chopped 1/2 green pepper, seeded and finely chopped 1 (6 1/2-ounce) can chopped clams, drained 1 cup grated Swiss cheese 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon sherry 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 4 slices hot buttered toast 1. Melt butter in frying pan. […]

Share
Share

Clam Macadamia Puffs

Makes: 20 Puffs 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 1 (6 1/2-ounce) can minced clams, drained 1 teaspoon minced scallion 1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts Salt to taste Pinch of cayenne pepper 3/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 20 saltine crackers 1 tablespoon ground macadamia nuts 1 teaspoon paprika 1. Whip cream cheese thoroughly. Add clams; mix well. […]

Share
Share

Hot Clam Tarts Recipe

Makes: 36 Tarts Pastry for 2-crust pie 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons flour 1 cup light cream 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce 2 teaspoon dry sherry 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 (6 1/2-ounce) can minced clams, drained 1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 2. Roll out pastry, then cut into 2 1/2-inch […]

Share
Share

Clam Dip Recipe

Makes: 1 1/2 cups 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup sour cream 1 teaspoon lemon juice Salt and pepper to taste 3/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 (6 1/2-ounce) can minced clams, drained 1. In bowl, blend cream cheese and sour cream together well. Stir in lemon juice, salt, pepper, and worcestershire sauce. 2. Fold […]

Share
Share

Caviar Dip Recipe

Makes: 1 1/2 Cups 4 ounces caviar 1 small onion, finely grated 1 egg yolk 4 slices stale white bread, crusts removed Water 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/2 cup olive oil 1. Place caviar in blender or food processor; blend at low speed until smooth paste forms. Add onion and egg yolk; until well mixed. 2. […]

Share
Share

Anchovy Sticks Recipe

Serves:15 10 slices bread, toasted and buttered 1/2 cup chopped scallions 1/2 cup chopped parsley 40 anchovy fillets, drained 1/2 cup butter 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 2. Cut each piece of buttered toast into 4, 1-inch strips. 3. Combine scallions and parsley in bowl. Sprinkle mixture over toast strips. Top each toast strip […]

Share
Share

Seafood

Fish and shellfish make terrific entrees as well as delectable appetizers, soups, and salads. Not only are they delicious foods, but they are nutritious foods as well since they are high in protein and low in saturated fats. Some seafood, such as clams, oysters, and shrimp, are good sources of iron and most seafood is […]

Share
Share

Fresh Fish and Shellfish

Fresh fish and shellfish are favored entrees on the menus of Southern restaurants, and they are equally popular in home kitchens. With the myriad lakes and rivers, and the Gulf furnishing a long coastline for fishing, a fresh catch is economical as well as enjoyable. Many varieties of fresh fish and shellfish are indigenous to […]

Share
Share

Dips and Sauces

Many fish and seafood dishes are cooked in sauces, or have spices and herbs added later for flavoring. Seafood, especially, is often used for cocktails. Sauces for shrimp, lobster, or crab cocktails may range from the mild to the very hot and spicy. Poached, fried, or baked fish and shellfish can always be improved with […]

Share
Share

Miscellaneous Fish

In the past, certain varieties of fish could only be obtained at the market during certain times of the year. Today, fish can be purchased in almost any stage of preparation-fresh, frozen, cleaned, dressed, filleted, or even cut into steaks. Whichever fish the cook prefers, they should select one with bright, clear, bulging eyes, reddish-pink […]

Share
Share

Tuna

Tuna is a familiar item in almost every American home. Canned tuna is available in three different styles of pack: fancy or solid, chuck-style, and flaked or grated. Tuna is most commonly packed in oil, although it may be packed in water. Some of the speciality packs include a solid-meat tuna packed in olive oil […]

Share
Share