This weeks episode of "Food, Drinks, and Rock n' Roll LIVE!" is gonna be alot of fun. I love playing with my food, and that is exactly what we are gonna do. I remember a long time ago being introduced to the wonderful treat known as a wasabi peas. They are delicious little fried crunchy peas coated with wasabi. I remember eating them for the first time and thinking how versatile the little nibbles could be. I recently had an idea to turn the peas into breadcrumbs using a coffee grinder... I totally worked! I created this weeks dish around that idea. I am also gonna throw in a neat little sauce using 4 ingredients. Soy, Honey, Sesame Oil and Peanut Butter... yes I said Peanut Butter.
This week on www.Ustream.tv I will be showing you guys how to make a super easy appetizer for any party. If you like to entertain or have dinner parties, these two dishes will help you stand out as more than a regular cook. Tapenade is considered a gourmet condiment and it basically consists of olives, capers, lemon juice and oil. Originally the dish came from Provence, France ad stems from the Provencal word "Tapeno" which means "capers", however most people just refer to "tapenade" as olive spread. Originally the french recipe would call for Anchovies...but...uh... Im not a big fan. SO... Im going to teach you my version of this classic condiment. The dishes for this week are:
I was at the grocery store the other day and these big beautiful crab legs caught my eye. ZZTop started ringin' in my head "She's got legs... and knows how to use em'" I figured Labor Day weekend was a great time for a good ole' fashioned crab boil. I grabbed some Crab, Shrimp, Mussels, Smoked Pork Sausage, Potatoes, Corn, and Red Onions. I also grabbed a Crab Boil Seasoning pack. If you want to make it yourself its pretty simple. The main ingredients are mustard seed, coriander seed, all spice, dill, clove, red pepper and bay leaves. I think its a bit easier and more time efficient to buy it all mixed. Bring a pot of water to boil with the seasonings, a bit of salt and pepper, and half a lemon, add the potatoes, sausage, corn and onions and let simmer for about 25 minutes. Add the crab legs first, for about 8 minutes, then the shrimp, then the mussels.
Hey everyone, I 'm so stoked to post today. I am finally launching my new show "Food, Drinks, and Rock n' Roll LIVE!" on www.Ustream.tv this Saturday at 12 EST. http://www.ustream.tv/nathanlippyfooddrinksrocknroll -OR- http://apps.facebook.com/fooddrinksrocknroll/?ref=bookmarks I am scheduled for 13 episodes starting this week. WooHoo! Here is the recipe and shopping list...
Whiskey Braised Cherries with a Chocolate and Cherry Cream
Recipe by Nathan Lippy
Time: 25 minutes
1 package frozen puff pastry cups, at room temperature
1 ½ cups fresh cherries, pitted and sliced in half
1 cup Jack Daniel’s Whiskey
2/3 cup Dr. Pepper
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
½ cup dried cherries, chopped
1/3 cup chocolate morsels, chopped
1. Place puff pastry cups on a non-stick sheet tray and place in a preheated 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes (or until golden and fluffy)
Most of you know me pretty well by now. You know that I love Dr. Pepper, Jack Daniel's, Ramen Noodles and that I could never have enough BBQ. You know that I love the art of food and the playful attitude I usually take when it comes to creating new dishes. But, you guys may not know about my appreciation for fine dining. I am classically French trained and have a complete love for fine dining and elegance when it comes to food. The awesome people at the Viking Company www.VikingRange.com invited me to cater one of the 15 private events for the Destin Charity Wine Auction. Aside from being an absolute honor, it was a great chance for me to explore one of the most beautiful parts of cuisine and eating: Fine Dining.