Author: lobstah

  • Gefilte Fish Terrine

    Gefilte Fish Terrine

    You can purchase other kinds of fish, but the mixture of pike, whitefish and carp is very common. If you like ocean fish, halibut-salmon (in the ratio of 2:1) can be found in Joan Nathan’s recipe, which is the inspiration for this one. You should end up with about 3 pounds of fish fillets. Ask the […]

  • Dried Fruit Fruitcake

    Combine 2 cups dried apples, finely chopped 6 ounces dried apricots, chopped 8 ounces pitted whole dates, snipped into small pieces 1 cup currants 1 cup raisins 1 cup chopped walnuts ¾ cup calvados (or apple juice) (Note that this totals to about 8 cups of fruit but the volume will vary depending on how […]

  • Potica Cake

    Cream, until fluffy ¾ cup margarine or butter Add gradually 1½ cups sugar until light. Add, one at a time 4 eggs and mix well. In a mixing bowl sift (and we really mean   sift, not combine) three times: 3 cups flour 1½ teaspoon baking soda 1½ teaspoon baking powder Add this mixture to […]

  • Creamy Coffee Pops

    When making this recipe, choose strong coffee. I used decaf to accommodate our friends. If you have already got ready-made coffee, you need about 1½ cups of coffee. Or starting from the basics, in a French press,  brew ¾ cup  ground coffee (I used decaf espresso to accommodate our friends) 2 cups boiling water In […]

  • Jerk Chicken

    Jerk Chicken

    This is a recipe that really demands cooking on the grill with a source of smoke, such as wood chips. The kind of wood used traditionally isn’t available where I live, so I use hickory. It’s probably okay cooked in the oven, but it won’t be the same. Note that it’s pretty spicy, but you […]

  • Maafe

    Remove the skin from 10-12 chicken thighs You may wish to brown them in some vegetable oil to coat bottom of 3 quart pot If you do brown them, reserve the chicken after browning. If not, and I am inclined not to bother, put the oil in the pot and continue by cooking 1 large onion, […]

  • Italian Clam Soup

    Scrub 3 dozen littleneck clams At some point, make the croutons, at bottom of this recipe. Heat in 2-3 quart soup pot ¼ cup olive oil Add, keeping heat low enough it does not brown: 2 TBL finely minced garlic Cook briefly and  add 6 anchovy fillets Cook until the anchovies break down into a […]

  • Cheese Straws

    Preheat oven to 350 F. Grate 6 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese In food processor, combine cheese, 4 TBL butter (cut up into pieces) ¾ cup flour ½ tsp salt ½ tsp red pepper flakes and pulse until it forms crumbs, then add 1 TBL milk Pulse for a few seconds and it will form a […]

  • Harissa

    Simple enough.   Combine in a small bowl ¼ cup red pepper flakes (with seeds) ¼ to ½ tsp  cayenne Add just enough boiling water to cover and place a plate over the bowl.  Meanwhile, prepare 1-2 cloves garlic, finely minced After 30 minutes, drain peppers, if needed.  In a food processor, combine pepper flakes, […]

  • Green Chili

    Coat with flour ¾ pound boneless turkey, chicken or port butt Brown in 2 TBL oil Cook until meat is well browned. Meanwhile, in a 2-3 quart saucepan on medium heat, add 2 TBL oil 1 small onion diced When the onion is tender, add the browned meat and 2-3 cloves minced garlic or garlic […]

  • Eggplant Soup

    Prick holes in 2 medium eggplants Roast on grill very dark. If using an oven, blacken under broiler (4 minutes per side), turning as needed. When the eggplants are cool, remove flesh and discard skins. Chop flesh a bit and reserve. In large saucepan, saute 3 TBL olive oil 2 cups sliced onions salt and […]

  • Caponata

     Prepare this a day before you want to serve it. Rinse and cut 2 medium eggplants, making ¾” cubes (leave skin on) In a large saucepan, heat ¼ cup olive oil and saute eggplant until colored. Remove from pan. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil to pan. Saute until golden 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 large […]

  • Key Lime Pie Pops

    Zest limes to make 2 tsp lime zest Juice limes to make ¾ cup lime juice Combine juice, zest and 14-ounce can of sweetenend condensed milk ½ cup heavy cream ½ cup milk pinch salt Stir to mix and pour into popsicle molds. Freeze until solid. Coarsely crush graham crackers to make 3 cups of graham […]

  • Old Jew Cake

    Position a rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350°. Line a 10½- by 15½- by 1-inch baking pan (jelly roll pan) with heavy aluminum foil, letting the foil extend over the edges of the pan. (If you don’t have a pan that size, you might have to adjust the baking […]

  • Lemon Rice Cake

    Grease and flour an 9x9x2-inch pan. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grate 3-4 lemons to make ¼ cup lemon rind Juice lemons to make 3 TBL lemon juice Reserve juice and rind. Separate 6 eggs Beat and reserve yolks. In a mixer, beat egg whites until foamy. Slowly add 1 cup sugar beating […]