Appetizers

Baccala Balls

December 13, 2018 | By
Baccala Balls
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Serves: 24
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ pounds Baccala`, soaked for 48 hours in cold water which should be changes several times.
  • 7 ounces boiled mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 slices of bread soaked in water or milk
  • 1 tablespoon capers, chopped
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup flour for breading
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
  • Sauce for Dipping:
  • sauce, olives, garlic, oregano and red pepper flakes.
Instructions
  1. Boil the Baccala` for 15-20 mins. in unsalted water. Let it cool and remove all bones.
  2. Mash the Baccala and mix with the boiled potatoes to create a soft, chuncky mix.
  3. Mash the bread slices with your hands and ad to the mix.
  4. Add 1 egg, garlic, capers, salt and pepper and mix well.
  5. Create balls with the mix, roll them in the flour, wet them in the egg wash and then roll them in the bread crumbs until they are completely coated.
  6. Fry all the balls in hot oil all until they are golden brown.
  7. Serve with a Tomato dipping sauce.
 

Maple Corn Bread

November 23, 2018 | By
Maple Corn Bread
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Serves: 16
 
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, melted and cooled, plus more for the pan 2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled 2 cups cornmeal 2 tablespoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon kosher salt 2 cups whole milk 4 large eggs ¾ cup pure maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 425° F. Butter a 9-by-13-inch baking pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the milk, eggs, ½ cup of the maple syrup, and ½ cup of the butter; whisk together the wet ingredients, then incorporate the dry ingredients until just combined (do not overmix).
  3. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the remaining ¼ cup of butter and ¼ cup of maple syrup. After removing the corn bread from oven, brush with the butter mixture. Cool completely in the pan, then cut into pieces.
 

Stuffed Filet Mignon Bites

October 18, 2018 | By
Stuffed Filet Mignon Bites
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Serves: 10
 
Ingredients
  • 4 (6 ounce) filet mignon steaks
  • 1 (16 ounce) bottle Italian dressing
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • ¼ cup minced jalapeno pepper
  • 20 slices thinly sliced bacon
Instructions
  1. Slice the steaks into ½-inch wide strips. Pound the strips to about half their original thickness. Place the steak in a bowl; pour the Italian dressing over the meat; allow to marinate at least 2 hours.
  2. Mix together the cream cheese and jalapeno pepper in a bowl; set aside. Remove the strips from the marinade and lay out on a flat surface. Spread about 1 teaspoon of the cream cheese mixture on each strip.
  3. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil grate.
  4. Remove the strips from the marinade and lay on a flat surface. Spread about 1 teaspoon of the cream cheese mixture on each strip. Fold the meat around the cream cheese mixture to form a ball. Wrap each ball with a slice of bacon. Secure bacon with water-soaked toothpicks or metal skewers.
  5. Cook on preheated grill until steak is no longer pink, about 4 minutes per side.