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Bayona’s Crawfish Turnover

Ingredients 1 lb. crawfish tails 1 lb. cream cheese, softened 4 scallions 1 tbsp. chopped cilantro 1 tbsp. chopped tarragon 1/2 tsp. chopped garlic 1/2 tsp. curry powder 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes salt lime juice 1/2 lb. phyllo sheets 1/2 c. butter, melted 1/2 c. breadcrumbs Preparation Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Roughly chop … Continue reading

Chestnut and Porcini Mushroom Soup

Ingredients 400 g. chestnuts 2 lg shallots, minced 1 carrot, diced 1 celery stalk, diced 2 tbsp. butter 1/2 c. dried porcini mushrooms, rinsed 4 c. chicken broth 1/2 c. heavy cream salt and pepper Preparation Place the dried porcinis in hot water to steep. In a 2-qt sauce pan, melt the butter over medium … Continue reading

Hummus Tehina

Ingredients 1 cup dried chickpeas 2 teaspoons baking soda, divided 4 garlic cloves, unpeeled 1/3 cup (or more) fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more 2/3 cup excellent quality tahini (e.g., Soom Foods, available on Amazon) 1/4 teaspoon (or more) ground cumin Olive oil, for serving Chopped parsley and paprika, for serving (optional) … Continue reading

Brandied Apricot Butter

Ingredients 1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped 1/4 cup Cognac or other brandy 2 tablespoons light brown sugar 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened Salt Preparation In a small saucepan, soak the apricots in the Cognac for 10 minutes. Bring to a boil, then carefully ignite with a long match. When the flames subside, add the brown … Continue reading

Collard Green Gratin

Ingredients 4 ounces very thinly sliced country ham or prosciutto 1 cup coarse fresh breadcrumbs 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme 1 cup finely grated Parmesan, divided Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper 2 bunches collard greens (about 1 pound), center ribs and stems removed 1 large onion, thinly sliced 2 garlic … Continue reading

Instant Pot Roasted Potatoes

Ingredients 2 pounds baby yukon golds and red potatoes, about 1 to 1 1/2 inches 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (or: 1 tbsp. of a spice mix) 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 3 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 cup water or chicken stock Preparation Wash the potatoes and pat dry. Set Instant Pot to Sautee mode. Add oil and … Continue reading

Bacon Quinoa with Almonds and Herbs

Ingredients 1/3 cup slivered almonds 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 2 thick slices of applewood-smoked bacon, cut into 1/4-inch dice 1 small shallot, minced 1 cup quinoa, rinsed 2 cups chicken stock 1 sage sprig 1 tablespoon minced chives 1 tablespoon chopped parsley Salt and freshly ground white pepper Preparation Preheat the oven to 350°. Spread … Continue reading

Cauliflower Gratin with Manchego and Almond Sauce

Ingredients 3/4 cup half-and-half 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 cup whole milk Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg Salt and freshly ground pepper One 2-pound head of cauliflower, cut into 1 1/2-inch florets 1/2 cup whole roasted almonds with skin, plus 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped almonds (3 ounces) 3/4 cup plus 2 … Continue reading

Sweet Potato Stir Fry

Ingredients 2 or 3 large cloves garlic 2-inch piece fresh ginger root 3 scallions 1 pound sweet potato 1 tablespoon Shaoxing wine or dry sherry 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce or tamari 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce ½ teaspoon sugar 6 ounces ground pork 1 tablespoon canola or grapeseed oil Pinch crushed red pepper flakes Preparation … Continue reading

Layered Eggplant, Zucchini and Tomato Casserole

Ingredients 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for greasing and brushing 3 medium zucchini (1 1/2 pounds), sliced lengthwise 1/4 inch thick 2 long, narrow eggplants (1 1/2 pounds), peeled and sliced lengthwise 1/3 inch thick Salt and freshly ground pepper 1 large shallot, minced 1 pound plum tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch dice 3 … Continue reading