Category Archive: Sauces and Sides

Jul
10

Carbonara’d Garlic Scape Pesto

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I know another pesto recipe? This one deviates from the previous one in that its main component is garlic scapes rather than basil. Garlic scapes are the stems from garlic plants and they’re delicious. Most abundant in early summer at farmers markets but usually found year round in asian markets. They spicy, fresh, and of …

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Mar
13

Cryin’ Collards

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When you think of collards what do you get? Some brownish green slop that, although delicious, has been cooked to death for hours, has lost all of its textural integrity and is, lets face it, pretty damn ugly. ┬áThis recipe is completely different. Because we’re going to remove the stems from the greens, we don’t …

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Nov
08

Sausage, Apple and Sage Stuffing

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I know stuffing? Seems so pedestrian, kinda like dirty rice or something. Here’s the way I see it, turkey is turkey, fry it, brine it, rub it, cook it perfectly, but no matter what its still just turkey. Yes when done right, its juicy, tender and very delicious, but I’ll say it again, its still …

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Nov
08

Creamed Leeks

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Talk about an underrated vegetable, leeks are often neglected when people are cooking. I’m hoping that this easy to make and very versatile side dish will help change that. If you’re not familiar with leeks, they look like huge scallions, when raw they are very onion like and stringy, but once you cook them they …

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Jun
19

Pistachio Pesto

Pistachio Pesto

Pesto is a sauce that really needs no introduction. By switching out the pine nuts for pistachios and adding a hint of lemon, we subtly alter the flavor profile making an all ready awesome sauce a little more complex. Musical Pairing: Black Breath – Heavy Breathing. I’m pairing these two together because both the pesto …

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Jun
12

Whiskey BBQ Sauce.

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This recipe came in by request, and I really wanted to do it justice. I hate that 99% of the bbq sauce recipes you find rely on ketchup and yellow mustard, I might be able to deal with them on an individual basis as condiments on my hamburgers or hot dogs, but using them as …

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Jun
05

Pan Fried Yucca Cakes

Yucca Cakes

Yucca is a ridiculously underrated and underused vegetable. ┬áNot only is the yucca a great alternative to potato but it also has a much better texture than your standard old spud. These cakes are flavorful and pack a bit of spice making them a perfect side to a mexican meal. Musical pairing: Cephalic Carnage – …

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