Dominica Rum Punch
Of course, we must start with a rum drink. This recipe is from “The Art of Caribbean Cooking” by Yolande Cools-Lartigue.
I’m not sure about yield; it looks like a lot.
1 cup fresh lime juice (no...
Spicy Shrimp in Shells
I have no idea where I got this recipe. Shrimp cooked in the shell is much tastier; it just means you have to clean your hands well after eating.
Serves two to four.
1 lb. large shrimp in shells
3 Tbsp. ketchup
Quinoa au Gratin
This is an almost verbatim copy of a recipe by Paco Jimenez provided to students in my Culinary Institute of America Boot Camp in San Antonio. What doesn’t taste better with cheese?
1/2 lb. quinoa
How about a drink to start? Make this with our very own potato-based LIV vodka.
2 oz. LIV vodka
1 oz. fresh lime juice
Good ginger beer
Combine vodka and lime juice in a highball glass with ice. Top...
This recipe is based on Union Square Cafe’s bar nuts, but I use a healthier, less fattening variety of nuts. I pack bags of this for long-distance travel and add dried cranberries or cherries and sometimes dark chocolate chips...
Butternut Squash With Ginger and Rosemary
Here’s the recipe, again, for my oft-repeated butternut squash. I got it from my Korean stepmother-out-law. Figure that one out.
6 cups cubed butternut squash
2 Tbsp. grated...
Abraham Lincoln’s Favorite Chicken Fricasee
This recipe is from one of my favorite books, “The First Ladies Cookbook,” which is “compiled and edited by outstanding culinary and historical Authorities.”