Date Archives June 2008

Bluefish Marinade

I write in a state the Aussies would describe as “shattered”. Combine drive + ferry + shopping + fractious and bored 3 yr old. Imagine how pleased I was, however, to arrive on island and find out that my father had just caught two bluefish, and could spare the filets from one. Bingo! This dish… Continue reading

Parsley is Food

I love parsley. I’ll chop it up and stuff it into burgers by the handful. Sometimes I’ll add it to stews in huge quantities. Tonight I whipped up a simple parsley, cucumber and tomato salad that was delicious. The parsley salad was extremely easy. Wash a big bunch of parsley carefully and dry in a… Continue reading

Dry Rub Pork Loin (boneless “ribs”)

1 tsp smoked paprika1/3 tsp cayenne pepper1 tsp ground black and red pepper1 tsp salt1/2 tsp ground coriander1 tsp ground cumin2 tsp brown sugar Flat pork loin, cut into 6 boneless “ribs” about 4.5″ long, 1″ thick, 2″ high1/2 cup beerSoy Sauce, approx 3/4 tsp I’ve long wanted to try a dry rub barbecue and… Continue reading

Jamie Oliver’s Meatballs

This is one of my favorite recipes from Jamie Oliver’s cookbook The Naked Chef, with some alterations. A large cast iron skillet is very handy for putting this together and it can be a reasonably efficient process, especially if you’ve already got the tomato sauce prepped. 2 lb ground beef2 slices of bread (I like… Continue reading

Mulitmedia seven-layer dip

Last night, I went to a friend’s house for drinks, where one of the snacks was seven-layer dip. It brought back great memories of my old friend Laurie Kesselman, who made an excellent version of this for many get-togethers on her roof in the West Village, as well as my baby shower and numerous other… Continue reading

Three Cheese Salad

On a hot, humid Saturday, we wanted something light, fast to prepare, and which would go nicely with a Brooklyn Lager wheat beer. Our combination: Ripe tomatoes, sliced into bite-sizes (campari, grape or cherry tomatoes recommended)A big handful of fresh basil, tornMozarella cheese, cut into small cubesFeta cheese, cut into small cubesParmigan cheese, shavedPine nutsOlive… Continue reading

Scavenger meal: stuffed green peppers

Post audrey bathtime, post work conference call, I looked in the fridge to see what I could throw together. Green pepper, check, leftover black beans, nice!, spring onions, cilantro? hmmm that isn’t a happy color for cilantro, moving on … tomatoes… ok, we’re off to the races. 1 green pepperBasmati rice1 medium tomato, dicedBlack beans… Continue reading