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Hottie Hottie Hot Sauce

By on September 17, 2012

On the post-Soul stroll through Whole Foods early last Saturday morning (before the tornadoes, etc.), these bright local chili peppers were all waving and yelling out to me from their little green cardboard box.  I’ve been contemplating a hot sauce for a while now, and they knew it.  Ok…


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Cravings Desserts

Sweet Patron Cream over Spicy Peaches

By on September 10, 2012

Let’s end this summer with a kick in the pants — this dessert will open a can of whup*ss right all up on you.  Spicy serranos, peaches with fresh squeezed lime juice, tequila whipped cream.  Feel that sweet boozy burn, let’s go go go!
 
The Goods:

Sweet firm-soft late summer peaches,…


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Cravings

Tequila-Lime Ceviche with Chili Popcorn

By on August 17, 2012

Beach bar?  Or gourmet?  Might be high end, might be down low — a foodie inside joke.  Get it?
 
The Goods:

3/4 lb fresh (fresh) sea bass, small cubes
1 fat lime, zested and juiced
Cilantro, washed well, chopped fine (hacher)
Red onion, a tiny dice (ciseler)
Serrano pepper, ciseler
1/2 shot tequila (100% agave please)
Sea…


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Cravings

Man Meal. Old Bay Buffalo Shrimp. PBR.

By on August 10, 2012

The ladies away, a man’s house.  Something spicy.  Salty crackers.  Cold beer.  Bingo.  
 

The Goods:

A dozen medium shrimp, shells on.
Old Bay seasoning.
1/2 C Frank’s Hot Sauce, 1 T butter, dash of Worcestershire.
Saltines.
PBR. 

The Prep:
Stir together Frank’s, butter and Worcestershire in a pan over low heat to melt butter and get…


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Cravings Dinner party

Better Butter Beef Baste

By on May 26, 2012

Last week’s mushroom post got me fixated on the steaks.  Like a nice two inch thick New York strip, seared on the stove top, popped into the oven and finished with a butter baste.

 
The Goods:

Two nearly-medium rare steaks.
Knob of butter.
Four or more sprigs of fresh thyme.
Two smashed cloves garlic.
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Brunch Cravings

Path Train Bacon Sticky Buns. And 70’s Music.

By on April 21, 2012

There’s a lot happening in this city.  But I’m confident that a few Saturdays ago I was the only person in the entire NYC transit system smuggling half-risen dough for Bacon Sticky Buns.  This one was a Gotham Home Table / Hoboken Foodie joint production.  I made the dough…


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Appies Cravings

Brussels Sprout Crispies

By on March 23, 2012

Let’s close the loop on the soup dumpling cliff-hanger from last week: how do they get the soup into the soup dumpling?  The hint in the comments was “celebrity lips” . . . get it??  Collagen, people, collagen. They make a stock with bones (umm – or chicken feet…….


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Cravings Desserts Dinner party

Boozo-zaba what?? Boozy Zabaglione!

By on February 4, 2012

Boozy espresso foam – what can possibly be wrong with that?  And the name — “zabaglione” (zab-al-yo-nay).  You just know that’s going to be good.
The Prep:
Ingredients (serves 4):

double shot espresso (not wicked hot)
1 shot  booze – here I used Bailey’s Irish Cream
1 tablespoon agave nectar
2 egg yolks

Execution:
Whisk everything together…


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Appies Cravings

GHT does Union Square Cafe Bar Nuts

By on January 21, 2012

Yes, I know everybody and really everybody has done this recipe.  It’s like the Kardashians of appetizers.  But this is a rare instance where overexposure is warranted.  Easy breezy killing it cocktail appy, and always garners great reviews from GHT guests (plus lots of inappropriate comments – you know…


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Appies Cravings

The Perfect Guac

By on December 10, 2011

Here’s a quick little ditty to get your weekend started.
The Prep:
Double, triple or quadruple as needed.

open a bottle of tequila
drink the tequila
pit and scoop out 2 ripe avocados
seed and dice fine 1 jalapeño
juice 1 lime
1/3 cup chopped red onion
lots of chopped cilantro
S&P

Now with a big utensil smash together the avocados…

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