One for the Table \| An Online Magazine about Food, Politics and Love http://oneforthetable.com/ Wed, 28 Jun 2017 22:32:55 -0700 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Bacon BBQ Oysters http://oneforthetable.com/Comfort-Foods-and-Indulgences/bacon-bbq-oysters.html http://oneforthetable.com/Comfort-Foods-and-Indulgences/bacon-bbq-oysters.html

bacon-bbq-oysters"The BBQ oysters were inspired by cookouts I’d have down in New Orleans. My friends and I would pull oysters out of the Gulf, crack them open and throw them on beach fires, and add all kinds of different sauces. Then, when I brought the recipe up to New York, I also was making this BBQ bacon sandwich. I thought, these two would be great together, so I combined the BBQ with the bacon and with the oysters." - Chef Paul Gerard, Exchange Alley, NYC

Oyster Barbecue Sauce:

1 bunch fresh thyme
Extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1/4 cup fresh chilies
2 cups ketchup
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1/8 cup tablespoons white vinegar
1 tablespoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon pimenton…smoked paprika
Freshly ground black pepper

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arsen@studio021.info (Paul Gerard) Featured Comfort Foods and Indulgences Stories Mon, 05 Aug 2013 08:19:15 -0700
Moist 7-Up Pound Cake http://oneforthetable.com/Retro-Recipes-and-Traditional-Fare/moist-7-up-pound-cake.html http://oneforthetable.com/Retro-Recipes-and-Traditional-Fare/moist-7-up-pound-cake.html

7upcake.jpgYears ago, when I was living on Beacon Street in Boston’s Back Bay, I was invited to a rooftop barbecue by my neighbor. Everyone was bringing something, so I thought a pound cake with fresh strawberries would be nice. It was a great party, and the host, who was raised in North Carolina, prepared an elaborate feast of primarily Southern Cuisine – ribs, chicken, baked beans, succotash, corn bread, etc.

When it came time for dessert, everyone seemed to enjoy the pound cake and berries and I asked our host if he liked the cake. He said it was good and asked if I made it with 7UP. When I said that I had NOT, he replied, “then this is pound cake’s cousin – a real pound cake has 7UP in it!” When I saw this recipe in the Summer Entertaining issue of Cook’s Illustrated, I decided to try it. It’s a great buttery cake with a delicious lemon-lime flavor. I guess my neighbor knew what he was talking about!

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james@cooklikejames.com (James Moore) Featured Retro Recipes and Traditional Fare Stories Sun, 12 Jun 2011 09:58:42 -0700
Mail-Order BBQ http://oneforthetable.com/Amy-Ephron/mail-order-bbq.html http://oneforthetable.com/Amy-Ephron/mail-order-bbq.html

porkbutt.jpgConfession: I love food that comes in the mail.

I, also love having something in the freezer just in case we decide on a whim to have eight people for dinner tomorrow night. Or tonight for that matter, but this only works if you decide this early enough in the day to defrost whatever it is you have in the freezer just in case you’re entertaining on a whim.

A few weeks ago, I was sent samples from Edwards & Sons Virginia Traditions BBQ. It was summer and I was really excited to get them, especially since the samples included an entire pork roast butt (completely suitable for a dinner party of eight or more).

I don’t write about things that are sent to me unless I love them. Those “crabcakes” from Baltimore come to mind, the ones that sort of resembled a baseball. We tried everything – we even put them in a tomato sauce and put them on top of spaghetti – no luck. A crabcake should not resemble a meatball!

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editor@oneforthetable.com (Amy Ephron) Featured Amy Ephron Stories Sun, 17 Jul 2011 03:53:31 -0700
The Herb Brush: A Great Summer BBQ Tool http://oneforthetable.com/Cooking-and-Gadgets/the-herb-brush-a-great-summer-bbq-tool.html http://oneforthetable.com/Cooking-and-Gadgets/the-herb-brush-a-great-summer-bbq-tool.html

herb-brush.jpgAny night this summer, you’ll find me hanging with friends, raising a frosty one in the backyard, while the kiddies run around and the guys flip steaks, burgers and chops. Is there anything better?

I’ll be using one of my favorite grilling tools, a do-it-yourself “herb brush” which I use to baste the meat while it cooks. Besides looking cool, it lets you slowly, steadily and subtly layer on the aromatic oils in those herbs, while keeping the meat moist. Using kitchen twine just tie a bunch of fresh herbs (any of your favorites will work: thyme, rosemary, sage, …) to the end of a wooden kitchen spoon. I like a really long spoon and it will make it easier to baste with.

And when you are done basting, you can chop up the herbs and add them to baked beans or sprinkle over grilled vegetables—you can’t do that with a regular basting brush! Herb brushes are great on beef, and on Fourth of July there's nothing I like more than an over 1-inch Rib Eye. Here's how you do it:

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lisa@oneforthetable.com (Adam Perry Lang) Featured Cooking and Gadgets Stories Mon, 28 Jun 2010 03:16:17 -0700
Lobster Pot Pie http://oneforthetable.com/Fish-and-Shellfish-Entrees/lobster-pot-pie.html http://oneforthetable.com/Fish-and-Shellfish-Entrees/lobster-pot-pie.html

lobster pot pieWhether you choose individual ramekins or create a large pie, this recipe is meant to be general in its directions. Since I have no pastry skills, I will choose what seems the simplest way to make the pastry. Surely you will do better left to your own cleverness.

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oasis92ne@mac.com (Nancy Ellison) Featured Fish and Shellfish Entrees Dinner Entrées Recipes Thu, 22 Sep 2011 08:15:26 -0700
Cafe Lulu Macaroni and Cheese http://oneforthetable.com/Mac-n-Cheese-Dishes/cafe-lulu-macaroni-and-cheese.html http://oneforthetable.com/Mac-n-Cheese-Dishes/cafe-lulu-macaroni-and-cheese.html

the Cafe Lulu version by Lou Jane Temple

I had a restaurant in Kansas City in the 90’s and one of the most popular items was this version of macaroni and cheese.  The key to a good mac and cheese is the timing.  Don’t add the sauce to the noodles until you are ready to pop it in the oven and serve it as soon as you can when you take it out of the oven.  Despite its popularity with school cafeterias, it is not a dish that holds well.  The pasta absorbs the sauce and you end up with sticky, dry noodles.


Ingredients:
1 pound elbow macaroni
1 tablespoon vegetable oil, plus additional for the
baking dish
¼ cup butter (1/2 stick)
¼ cup flour
2 cups chicken stock
2 cups half and half
½ cup grated Gruyere cheese
1-2 cups grated cheddar cheese, medium or sharp
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
½ teaspoon each of kosher salt and ground white
pepper
¼ teaspoon paprika, sweet or hot


For the Topping:
1 package (10 oz) potato chips
½ cup butter (1 stick)
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

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scott@wolpow.com (Lou Jane Temple) Featured Mac-n-Cheese Dishes Pasta and Risotto Recipes Mon, 29 Oct 2007 09:08:08 -0700
Egg Salad with Grilled Vegetables and Crisp Bacon http://oneforthetable.com/Dinner-Salads/egg-salad-with-grilled-vegetables-and-crisp-bacon.html http://oneforthetable.com/Dinner-Salads/egg-salad-with-grilled-vegetables-and-crisp-bacon.html

Starting with my mom's basic recipe, I've added grilled vegetables and freshly chopped parsley for color and flavor. Crisp bacon gives a salty crunch.

 

Yield: 4 servings

Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

4 farmers' market fresh large or extra large eggs
1 large carrot, washed, ends trimmed, peeled
1 ear of corn, tassels and husk removed, washed
1/2 cup Italian parsley leaves, washed, finely chopped
1 tablespoon capers, rinsed, finely chopped
2 strips of bacon, finely chopped, sauteed until crisp, drained
1 tablespoon finely chopped shallots or scallion
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons olive oil
Sea salt and black pepper

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lisa@oneforthetable.com (David Latt) Featured Dinner Salads Salads Recipes Tue, 03 Aug 2010 02:25:10 -0700
Strawberry Avocado Summer Salad http://oneforthetable.com/Summer/strawberry-avocado-summer-salad.html http://oneforthetable.com/Summer/strawberry-avocado-summer-salad.html

strawberrryavocadosaladSweet summer strawberries at their peak flavor combine with the buttery creaminess of ripe avocados to deliver one stunning salad. Just toss it all together with a simple lemon vinaigrette for a great seasonal salad.

Simple Lemon Vinaigrette

1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest plus 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon minced shallot
1 teaspoon honey or agave nectar
1/2 teaspoon mayonnaise
Salt and pepper
Pinch cayenne
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

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james@cooklikejames.com (James Moore) Featured Summer Fresh and Seasonal Mon, 23 Jun 2014 09:23:54 -0700
Iron Skillet Peach Pie http://oneforthetable.com/Summer/iron-skillet-peach-pie.html http://oneforthetable.com/Summer/iron-skillet-peach-pie.html

peachpieskilletEarly August is here and the close of peach season in my neck of the woods is drawing nigh. Thankfully 'maters and peas and other summer produce will take us into an Indian Summer and then, thankfully into fall!

I have two sets of iron skillets - one set for savory cooking and one set for sweets. There's hardly anything better than a good iron skillet, but there's hardly anything worse than a peach or apple or berry pie that tastes like onions and gravy! Trust this Farmer, keep a sweet skillet handy so you don't serve onion/gravy flavored peach pie at a dinner party!

Mimi was the source - of course - of any of my iron skillet prowess. She taught me about cooking with them, in them, seasoning them and even bringing a rusty one back to life. She told me that if the house caught on fire, grab the silver and family photos - the skillets will be just fine!

So here is one of my favorite pies in an iron skillet - peach! Followed closely by apple and bringing up the rear would be my pineapple upside cake. The iron gets so hot that the cake or pies cook quickly and give your crust some crunch and substance. Besides tasting absolutely divine, these desserts are beautifully presented in their skillet caches - one less dish to wash and allows for easy reheating!

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james@jamesfarmer.com (James Farmer III) Featured Summer Fresh and Seasonal Mon, 11 Aug 2014 09:20:21 -0700