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Brisket Mac N Cheese

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Brisket Mac N Cheese

Featured recipe on Back to School Day TV episode.

Serves 6

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound pasta of your choice (I used orecchiette)
  • 1 tablespoon neutral oil (like vegetable or canola)
  • ½  yellow onion, diced
  • ½ pound cooked brisket
  • 2 ½ cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 8 ounces smoked Gouda cheese, shredded
  • 8 ounces horseradish Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • ½-1 cup French Fried Onions

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water a little less time than the directions on the package, drain well but save some of the pasta water.
  3. Cook onion in oil until soft and brisket - cook another 2 minutes to just warm up the brisket, set aside.
  4. Meanwhile, heat the milk in a small saucepan, but don't boil it.
  5. Melt butter in a large (4-quart) pot and add the flour. Cook over low heat for 2 minutes, stirring with a whisk. While whisking, add the hot milk and cook for a minute or two more, until thickened and smooth.
  6. On low heat, add handfuls of the Gouda and Cheddar cheese to the sauce, salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat, add the cooked macaroni, brisket mixture and stir well.
  7. Pour into a 3-quart baking dish and sprinkle fried onions on top
  8. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the sauce is bubbly and the macaroni is browned on the top.

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Black Bean Burger

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Black Bean Burger

FEATURED ON PANTRY DAY TV EPISODE

Makes 2 big burgers or 3 smaller ones

INGREDIENTS

  • ¼ red onion, diced
  • ½ red bell pepper, diced
  • Olive oil
  • 1 small clove garlic, crushed
  • One 15 ounce can black beans, drained (save a little liquid)
  • Kosher salt & fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 or 3 English muffins or buns - just something good though ya hear me?
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, minced
  • Squeeze fresh lime juice
  • ½ cup baby arugula, dressed with a little oil, salt & pepper
  • 2 slices of cheese (whatever you like, I used provolone for one and munster on another)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Cook onion and pepper in a non-stick pan with a little oil until just softened
  2. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 30-45 seconds more, then set aside
  3. Mash beans in a medium bowl, then add onion, pepper & garlic mixture, pinch of salt and pepper, cumin, chipotle and ¼ cup panko
  4. Mix everything well to combine, put a little oil on your hands and shape into 2 or 3 patties; set aside
  5. Coat the patties (in this order) using 3 separate bowls for flour, beaten eggs then panko
  6. Heat the pan you cooked the onions in, add a little more oil and cook patties until crispy and brown on each side (about 3-4 minutes per side)
  7. Add cheese slices when you flip the burgers over, let cheese melt
  8. Toast English muffins or buns lightly
  9. For the sauce, mix sour cream, chipotle pepper and lime juice; set aside
  10. Build burger: bottom bun, sauce, arugula, black bean burger, bun top.

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Shakshuka

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Shakshuka

Featured on my TV episode, Mediterranean Day.

Serves 6

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 green bell, thinly sliced
  • ½ of a yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • Neutral oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1½ teaspoons cumin
  • One 28-ounce can whole peeled tomatoes
  • 6 ounces baby spinach
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup each finely chopped parsley & green onion

DIRECTIONS

  1. Put the peppers, onions and a tablespoon of oil in a large pan (with at least 2 inch sides) over medium heat and cook until beginning to soften, about 5 minutes

  2. Add the garlic with a little bit more oil and cook until very fragrant – about a minute

  3. Add paprika and cumin – mix well and let toast slightly

  4. Squish each tomato to break up and dd to the pan along with any juices from the can and let the whole thing simmer 15 minutes

  5. Add spinach, stir to combine and continue to cook until spinach has completely wilted and is well incorporated

  6. Carefully crack eggs on top of the sauce, cover with a lid or a double piece of foil and cook until the whites are set but the yolks still runny

  7. Top with green onion & parsley – serve.

 

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Crispy Asian Fish Banh Mi

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Crispy Asian Fish Banh Mi

FEATURED RECIPE FROM FISH DAY
SAM THE COOKING GUY TV EPISODE

Makes 4

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound ground Opa
  • 6 sprigs green onion, (white and light green parts only) chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Sambal garlic chili paste
  • 1-½ cup Panko crumbs
  • High heat oil, like avocado oil
  • 4 french baguette rolls

Sauce

  • ¼ cup Kewpie mayo
  • 1 tablespoon Hoisin

BaNH-mi toppings:

  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro
  • 1 Persian cucumber, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup shredded carrots
  • 2-3 sprigs green onion, cut thinly lengthwise

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a medium bowl put fish, green onion, ginger, garlic, soy, chili paste and ½ cup of Panko - mix until until just combined
  2. Form all the fish mixture into 10-12 patties, brush each side with a little oil -  then press into remaining panko to coat lightly
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a non-stick pan on medium-high heat, cook patties each side about 4 minutes or until cooked through
  4. While fish patties are cooking, make the sauce - In a separate small bowl mix mayonnaise and hoisin; set aside
  5. Cut the baguettes in half lengthwise and toast/grill lightly
  6. Now let’s build the banh-mi: spread sauce on the insides of the rolls, add some carrots and green onion, some cucumber, cilantro and the fish
  7. Close, cut in half and eat

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Joe’s Special

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Joe’s Special

I know eggs, ground beef and spinach may not sound like a winner, but his old-school San Fran restaurant item is ridiculous. And by ridiculous I mean effing great.

Makes 1-2

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ½ cup white onion, diced
  • ¼ pound ground beef
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 4 ounces cooked chopped spinach (squeeze out liquid)
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan
  • Baguette or any bread of your choice

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat oil in a small skillet over low to medium heat, add onions and cook until soften about 5 minutes
  2. Add the beef, breaking it up along the way
  3. Just when beef is almost done, add the garlic, cook until fragrant
  4. Add the spinach and mix in well, season with salt and pepper
  5. Add the eggs to the pan, cook slowly, stirring often making sure the eggs don’t stick to the pan
  6. When the eggs are about halfway done, mix in parmesan and continue stirring until eggs are cooked though but still creamy
  7. Serve with baguette.
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Turkey Chili Enchiladas

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Turkey Chili Enchiladas

Makes 8

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound ground turkey, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup chili 
  • ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 8 small flour tortillas
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese

DIRECTIONS

  1. Mix first 3 ingredients in bowl, set aside
  2. Pour 1/2 the whipping cream in the bottom of a 9x13-baking dish
  3. Pour chicken broth in bowl and one by one submerge each tortilla
  4. Place approximately 1/8 turkey mixture in the center of each moistened tortilla and roll up
  5. Place all 8 side by side in dish seam down in baking dish, sprinkle with Monterey jack cheese and pour remaining whipping cream over top
  6. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until bubbly and gorgeous

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Chili Cheese Waffle

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Chili Cheese Waffle

Makes 2

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 8.5 oz box Jiffy Corn Muffin mix  
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon white granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon butter, softened
  • 1 15 oz can of chili, heated
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup sour cream

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat waffle iron
  2. Combine muffin mix, egg, milk, oil and sugar in a large bowl - mix well
  3. Spray both sides of waffle iron with non-stick spray, add batter, cook until done
  4. Place on plate, spread lightly with butter, add chili, top with cheddar cheese and sour cream

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Cast Iron Filet

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Cast Iron Filet

Makes one steak or two or three.

This is about the process and works on pretty much any thick steak.  Thin steaks, less than an inch can be cooked perfectly in a pan over direct heat. But when they get thicker…they need a process like this

INGREDIENTS

  • One steak, at least an inch and a half thick (I’d rather have one good steak once a month, than one shitty steak once a week)
  • Canola oil
  • Kosher salt & fresh ground pepper

DIRECTIONS

  1. Remove steak from fridge 30-45 minutes before cooking
  2. 20 minutes before cooking, preheat oven to 450 degrees
  3. 10 minutes before cooking put a cast iron pan over high heat on your stove
  4. Lightly oil steak on both sides with oil, then season well with Kosher salt (this is not the place for table or iodized salt btw) & pepper
  5. Turn on your fan and place serving side down in the cast iron pan on the heat – leave for 90 seconds to get a good sear & crust
  6. Flip over and leave another 90 seconds, then using a towel put the whole pan with the steak into the 450 degree oven
  7. Using a good instant read thermometer, remove the pan when the steak reads between 125 and 130 for medium rare, put the steak on a plate and loosely cover with foil
  8. Let rest 10 minutes and serve
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Smoked Salmon Benedict With Dill Hollandaise

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Smoked Salmon Benedict With Dill Hollandaise

Makes 4 benedicts

INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS

  1. Make Hollandaise according to recipe, add ¼ cup dill in the final moments of blending - keep warm
  2. Top English Muffins with lox, then a poached egg and finely with Hollandaise
  3. Sprinkle with a little more dill
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Sammy-Boys Margarita

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Sammy-Boys Margarita

Makes 1 - go on, be selfish

The Margarita may have been born in Mexico in the 40's, but it came of age in my kitchen in the late 80's. Don't change it, just make it. And please use a decent tequila. I have this theory - crappy tequila makes a crappy Margarita. Oh, and be a little careful, they're kinda strong.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces reposado tequila

  • 1 ounce Sweet & Sour - DO NOT substitute Margarita mix

  • ½ ounce Grand Marnier, plus extra for serving

  • 1 splash Roses Lime Juice

  • 2 lime wedges

  • 2 orange wedges

Directions

  1. Add ice to shaker and put in tequila, sweet & sour, Grand Marnier, Roses limejuice and juice from one lime & orange wedge

  2. Place lid on shaker and shake well - you want it icy

  3. Add fresh ice to a glass and pour in contents from shaker

  4. Squeeze a new wedge each of lime and orange on top and drop wedges into glass

  5. Then float a little more Grand Marnier over the top and voila - life is good.

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Ginger Scallops

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Ginger Scallops

Makes 12

The key to scallops is NOT to overcook them. The easiest way is to make sure your pan is HOT and turn them once they're nicely browned.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound large fresh scallops, about 12
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons green onion, finely chopped
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt & fresh ground pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Mix butter, ginger and green onion together in a small bowl - set aside
  2. Put non-stick pan on medium/high heat
  3. Lightly oil scallops and season with salt & pepper
  4. When the pan is almost smoking, put half the scallops in the pan and sear until golden, 1 to 2 minutes
  5. Flip over, put half the ginger butter in the pan and as it melts spoon it over the scallops
  6. Remove when bottom is golden
  7. Cook remaining scallops the same way, dig?

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