Friday, April 07, 2006
FROM SOUP TO NUTS
Manhattan Style Clam Chowder //4 oz canadian bacon, diced //1 spanish onion //1 can clam juice (10 oz) //1 can whole tomatoes, cut up (15 oz) //2 red potatoes, chopped //2 bay leaves //1/4 tsp lemon pepper //1 can minced clams (6 oz) //1/4 cup snipped fresh parsley //saute bacon or ham until browned. add onions and celery, saute until transparent, about 3 mins. //stir in clam juice, tomatoes, potatoes, bay leaves, lemon pepper. cover the pot, bring to a boil, reduce heat, simmer 15 mins or until potatoes are tender. //stir in clams and simmer for 5 more mins. discard the bay leaves. top with parsley. //if you use fresh minced clams, keep the cooking time short, 5 to 10 mins, or the clams will be tough nibblies dude. Fruit & Nut Salad With Pecorino Dressing //mixed greens //sliced fuji apple //cherry tomatoes //big ole mess of fresh dill //walnuts //sunflower seeds Dressing //tsp mayo //1/4 cup yogurt //tablespoon sour cream //dash of oil //dash of white wine vinegar to taste //tsp garlic powder //salt, pepper //1/4 cup grated pecorino romano cheese Combine and dine. JRW: Combine and RULE. Like a despot. With an iron fist, with a heavy hand. With no remorse, no regards. The dressing will dominate your peoples. The pecorino will tax your family. The apples will imprison all opposition parties. The clams will stifle your free press. For 30 years. RULE.