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Mint Chocolate Cookies with Chocolate Chips

I was making our browned butter chocolate chip cookies and at the point I was added the vanilla, I realized I accidentally put in the mint extract by mistake. So I went into test kitchen mode and came up with this chocolatey, minty cookie. Ingredients 2 sticks of Brown butter at room temperature 1/2 cup lite brown sugar 1/2 cup dark brown sugar 1/2 cup regular grain sugar 1 teaspoon of pepermimnt extract 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon instant coffee 2 extra large eggs at room temperature 1 1/2 cup of all purpose flour 1/2 cup cocoa powder 1 … Continue reading Mint Chocolate Cookies with Chocolate Chips

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Orecchiette with Sausage and Pistachio-Mint Pesto

This recipe has a little bit of Sullivan’s Island as well touches on an old Italian recipe that stems from a small Umbrian Village. The Italian version calls for a lot more cream than we use and on Sullivan’s Island they use lamb and a mint-pistachio sauce. So somewhere in-between, we have create a hearty pasty that has fresh flavors and can make a great lunch. You just need to make a pesto with a touch of cream, cook down the sausage then finish off with pasta. Ingredients 1 medium yellow onion, peeled and rough chopped 1 teaspoon of rosemary, … Continue reading Orecchiette with Sausage and Pistachio-Mint Pesto

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Corn Soup with Lobster (or Shrimp)

The base of this soup is a silky corn stock made from home-made chicken stock, freshly picked corn and herbs of your choosing. I prefer basil or tarragon but many others will do. You can serve hot or cold depending on the weather. I like to add shrimp or lobster meat to finish off the soup. Making It 8 cups of homemade chicken stock 6 large ears of farm-stand sweet corn, freshly shucked 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter 1 cup shallots, chopped finely 1 cup of basil leaves, rough chopped and separated 3 lemons, zested then halved 1 cup of … Continue reading Corn Soup with Lobster (or Shrimp)

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Shrimp Fettuccine with Curry Sauce

Fresh pasta can only carry a dish so far so heat it up with some curry and red pepper flakes, seafood and other items to create a lively meal accompanied with an adult beverage. Ingredients 2 tablespoon each of unsalted butter and extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon of ground ginger 1/4 cup shallots, finely chopped 5 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 teaspoon of red paper flakes 2 cups dry white wine 2 tablespoons 2 cups of chicken stock 2 teaspoons of dark brown sugar 1 cup heavy cream 1 cup mascarpone cheese at room temperature 1/4 cup chives, finely … Continue reading Shrimp Fettuccine with Curry Sauce

Crispier Turkey Skins

Put the iconic Norman Rockwell Thanksgiving picture out of your mind and think about the taste and ease of cooking a turkey. We have our turkey brined and then cut into 6 pieces, allowing us to make the gravy in the morning, quickly roast the bird without basting and fussing with. The problem is that the bird cooks in less than two hours and the skin is not a golden crispy brown. When we take the turkey out of the oven to rest, remove the skins, place it on a backing sheet lined with parchment paper, lay it flat, season … Continue reading Crispier Turkey Skins