Ragout of Scallops with Squash and Sole Frite

1/2 pound squash ( baby or cut up) 1/4 pound fillet of sole, cut in to thin strips 1/4 cup flour 1/4 cup cornstarch 1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 pound scallops flour 1 TBL butter 1/4 cup white wine 1 tsp lemon juice 2 oz clam juice 2 TBL butter Steam squash until just tender, just slightly undercooked. Set aside. Dredge sole in the mixture of flour, cornstarch, breadcrumbs, and salt. Set aside. Heat oil to 350 for later deep frying of the sole. Sprinkle scallops with salt and pepper, and lightly dredge in flour. Heat...
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Black Bean Soup

2 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed and drained ounce can Mexican stewed tomatoes, cut up ounce can diced tomatoes with green chilies 2 cups chicken broth 11 ounce can corn with chilies, drained 8 ounce can chopped green chilies 4 green onions, sliced thin 3 TBL chili powder 1 tsp ground cumin 1/2 tsp garlic Stir everything together in a slow cooker. Cook on hi heat setting 4 to 5 hours. Serve with cornbread.
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Sabayon with Grand Marnier

The measurements for this recipe calls for using the egg shells for measurements. Where it says “1 egg shell” it means filling up one of the half shells with the item. 2 egg yolks 2 egg shells sugar 1 egg shell Grand Marnier 1 egg shell white wine 1 tsp lemon juice, or to taste Over a double boiler using “steam heat” whisk everything together until thickened. Pour the sauce over sliced fruit and broil until golden.
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Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry Orange Essence

Pork tenderloin Marinade Rosemary Thyme Tarragon Garlic Olive oil Marinate pork overnight. Pan fry pork until middle is slightly pink. Slice thin and arrange on top of cranberries and sauce (below). Garnish with fresh chives. Cranberry-orange Essence 1 tsp chopped shallots 2 – 3 TBL orange juice 1/2 tsp julienne orange zest 1/2 cup fresh cranberries, chopped 1/4 tsp tarragon Salt Pepper 1/2 cup Madeira wine 1/4 cup Demi-glace (reduced beef broth) 3 oz heavy cream 1 TBL butter Combine sauce ingredients through wine. Reduce to one half. Add Demi-glace and cream. Reduce to thicken. Whisk in butter. Sauce...
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Asparagus Crepe Souffle

Crepes 1 egg 1/2 cup flour 3/4 cup milk 1/4 tsp salt Combine above until smooth. Makes 8 – 12 crepes. Filling 1 TBL butter 1 TBL flour 1/2 cup hot milk 3/4 cup asparagus, steamed then purée-ed 2 egg yolks Salt Pepper Dash Worcestershire sauce Dash nutmeg 2 egg whites, beaten stiff but not dry Preheat oven to 375 In a small saucepan cook butter and flour until bubbly. Whisk in milk. Cook until thickened. Stir in asparagus, egg yolks, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and nutmeg. Cook until thickened and pulling away from sides of pan. Let cool....
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Spiced Chicken and Peaches

2 TBL olive oil Chicken Salt Pepper 1 tsp Better than Boullion chicken flavor 1/2 cup hot water 1 can (16 oz) sliced peaches in extra light syrup, syrup reserved 3 TBL vinegar 1 TBL prepared mustard 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp ground allspice 1/8 tsp ground cloves In large skillet over medium high heat, heat oil. Cook chicken about 10 minutes, until brown on all sides. Drain and discard oil, sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In small bowl disolve Better than Boullion in water to make broth. Stir in 1/2 cup reserved peach syrup, vinegar, mustard,...
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Banned Book Week

It’s ‪banned‬ ‪book‬ week and I’m shocked to discover that Duck Blood Soup is not on the list. Please help get Duck Blood Soup banned by complaining to anyone who will listen. Won’t someone think of the children?
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High End Carnitas

Pork tenderloin, cut in to strips 3 to 4 cups chicken broth 1 onion, chopped 1 bunch cilantro, chopped 1 jalapeño, chopped 1 TBL cumin 1 tsp chili powder 2 TBL melted butter Combine first 7 ingredients. Bring to boil and let simmer until pork is done. Remove pork from liquid. Shred pork and place on cookie sheet. Mix shredded pork with melted butter. Place pork under broiler. Broil until pork is crispy.
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What a Bargain! What a Bargain for YOU!!

Just saw on that you can get a USED copy of Duck Blood Soup for only $ What a deal! But I can beat that! I will send you a signed copy of DBS for only $ And if you’re willing to wait, Both Frank and Jim will sign your copy for only $ For $500 we will make sure you have your double-signed copy by Christmas. If you recently won Mega Millions, for the bargain price of $2,500,000 we will fly to your location and read it to you. What a great deal! Or you can...
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