Tag Archives: Bay leaf

Sweet Tomato Jam

  Ingredients: 1#                                Tomatoes, small dice 5oz                              Water 8oz                              Sugar 1 clove                         Garlic, minced 3                                  Bay leaves 5oz                              White vinegar   Procedure: 1. Place water and sugar in a saucepan and dissolve on low heat 2. Add remaining ingredients 3. Simmer until a syrup consistency is achieved 4. Preserve in jars or cover, label and […]

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Refrigerator Pickles

Ingredients: 30 pieces (approx 6#)  Pickling Cucumbers 4-6 inches Pickling liquid: 7 ½ cups                      Water 2 cups                          White vinegar 3 cups                          Cider vinegar ½ cup + 2T                  Kosher salt 5T                                Sugar 5 ea                              Cloves, whole 3 small                         Bay leaves Garnish: ½ ea                             Onion, medium 1 stalk                          Celery, sliced thin* 1/2 ea                           Carrot, sliced thin 5 […]

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Duck Confit

Ingredients: 2ea                               Duck legs 6ea                               Garlic cloves 5ea                               Whole Shallots 1 ea                              Bay leaf 2 ea                              Rosemary sprigs As needed                    Duck fat tt                                  Salt tt                                  Pepper   Procedure: Season duck legs well and allow to sit for 15 minutes Combine all ingredients in a small stainless steel saucepan Pour enough duck fat over the legs […]

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Fennel Agro- Dolce

Ingredients: ½ Tablespoon                          Olive oil 4 heads                                                Fennel, trimmed and cut into ½ inch thick wedges 2 ea                                          Bay leaf 2oz                                          White balsamic 2 Tablespoons                         Honey tt                                              Salt tt                                              Pepper 2oz                                          Tomato broth, vegetable stock or water Procedure: Heat oil in a large sauté pan Lightly brown fennel wedges on both sides, do not […]

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Fagioli

Ingredients:  1 cup                                       Beans, cannellini or similar bean 4 cups                                      Water 1 cup                                       Tomatoes, chopped 8 cloves                                   Garlic 1 ea                                          Bay leaf 2 sprig                                      Rosemary (or 5 leaves of sage) 1-4oz end piece                                   Prosciutto or other cured ham product* (optional) 1-4oz   piece                            Parmigiano rind (optional) Tt                                             Salt As needed                                Parsley, chopped fine (for garnish) […]

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Shellfish Nage

4 stalks                                    Lemongrass 1qt                               Shellfish stock (clam is best)* 2 sprigs                                    Lemon Thyme 6 sprigs                                    Parsley, including stems ½ cup                           Tomato consommé (if available) 1 clove                         Garlic, crushed 1 ea                              Bay leaf Procedure: Thinly slice the lemongrass and place in a sauce pot Add remaining ingredient  and bring to a simmer Simmer/reduce briefly, but […]

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