Brad Smith (jesus_h_biscuit) wrote,
Brad Smith
jesus_h_biscuit

For My Cookbook

The Recipes

Salads

Blue Caesar Salad ~ My own variation of a traditional Caesar salad, with crumbled blue cheese

Greek Salad ~ The REAL deal, not the second rate crap you find in most restaurants

Mozzarella & Tomato Salad ~ Insalata Caprese, with Balsamic Vinaigrette and fresh basil

Yucatan Tuna Salad ~ With avocado, cucumber, tomato, and a creamy lemon dressing

Mexican Potato Salad ~ With green chilis, corn, cilantro, and more

Cinnamon, Apple, & Pecan Chicken Salad ~ Odd combination, I know - but it works

Cajun Potato Salad ~ With green onions, bacon, a creamy Creole mustard dressing

Curried Rice & Artichoke Salad ~ Addictive stuff, with artichokes, roasted red pepper, and green olives

Shrimp Salad with Avocado & Roasted Corn ~ One of the more unusual but REALLY good versions of shrimp salad

Spinach Salad with Bacon ~ Served with a warm Champagne Vinaigrette

Spicy Asian Cucumber Salad ~ Sesame, chili, rice vinegar, and cucumber

Island Salad ~ Cucumber, jicama, tomato, Bermuda onion, and red wine vinegar

Thai Chicken Salad (Larb Gai) ~ Warm chicken salad with toasted ground Jasmine rice, lime, cilantro, green onion, and chili


Salad Dressings

Blue Cheese Dressing ~ Very thick and creamy

Blue Cheese Vinaigrette ~ Phenominal on a Cobb salad

Cumin Citrus Dressing ~ Toasted cumin, lemon, lime, and garlic in a Ranch style dressing

Garlic-Oregano Ranch Dressing ~ Because regular Ranch is boring

Balsamic Vinaigrette ~ My friend Shannon eats this by the spoon. Excellent marinade for grilled vegetables!

Raspberry Vinaigrette ~ For everything from salads to fresh fruit

Greek Dressing ~ Simple and light, for a real Greek salad


Compound Butters

Roasted Jalapeno-Cilantro Butter ~ For grilled corn on the cob

Garlic Butter ~ The base of many recipes and a kick ass spread for fresh bread


Main Course Entrees

Jerk Chicken ~ Very intense, rustic, and spicy

Peachtree Chicken ~ With peach preserves and pecans

Chicken & Andouille Sausage Gumbo ~ Thick, hearty bayou style gumbo, the one that made the true Cajun concede defeat!

White Chili ~ Chicken, navy beans, chickpeas, cilantro and lime

Thai Chicken Satay ~ Grilled coconut-curry chicken

Chicken in Brandy Cream Sauce with Mushrooms ~ Unbelievable - this is one you'll want to impress people with

Chicken & Dumplings ~ #1 on my Ultimate Comfort Food list

Raspberry Dijon Chicken ~ Tangy and slightly sweet, with fresh raspberries and Creole mustard

Hawaiian Chicken ~ Maggie's mother came up with this one, and it's one of my favorites

Roasted Salt Brined Turkey & Dressing ~ This is the Thanksgiving turkey I make every year

Pan Barbecued Shrimp ~ My version of a New Orleans favorite

Shrimp Alfredo ~ Blackened shrimp in Fettucine Alfredo

Scallops and Mushrooms with Cream Sauce in Puff Pastry ~ Also called Coquille St. Jacques, and a favorite of scallop lovers

Crab Cakes ~ Maryland style

Chicken Santa Fé ~ Blackened chicken with Colby Jack cheese, fresh tomatoes, and green onions

Chicken Pot Pie ~ #2 on my Ultimate Comfort Food list

Granny's Chicken & Rice ~ #3 on my Ultimate Comfort Food list

Pork Chops & Mushroom Gravy ~ Fork tender pork chops, they're like buttah...

Salsa Verdé Braised Pork Chops ~ Tomatillos, garlic, jalapenoes, green onions

Cajun Barbecue ~ Smoky and spicy pork barbecue, and I LOVE me some good barbecue.

New Orleans Pasta ~ Chicken, Andouille sausage, and shrimp blackened and served in Fettucine Alfredo with peppers, onions, fresh tomatoes, and parmesan cheese

Cajun Pot Roast ~ With Cajun gravy, ideal for real New Orleans' style Po Boys

Roadkill ~ Hamburger steaks smothered in mushroom gravy and blanketed in Provolone cheese


Vegetarian Entrees

Eggplant Parmesan ~ Lightly sauced

Spanakopita ~ Spinach, Feta cheese, and pine nuts in Phyllo pastry

Red Beans & Rice ~ The New Orleans' Monday standard

Black Beans & Rice ~ Cuban style

Redneck Rellenos ~ Roasted poblano peppers stuffed with cheese grits, they're amazing

Asparagus Tart ~ Simple cheese tart with Parmesan and fresh asparagus

Pizza Margherita ~ Pesto sauce, artichokes, mushrooms, spinach, black olives, and fresh tomatoes on a crisp, thin crust

Potato Gratin ~ Simple gratin, yet rich and satisfying

Corn Maque Choux ~ fresh corn smothered in onions, bell peppers, & fresh tomatoes - traditional Cajun fare

Fried Green Tomatoes ~ #4 on my Ultimate Comfort Food list

Jamaican Vegetable Patties ~ Spicy and light, with sauteed cabbage, carrots, onions, celery, and chili peppers in a curry pastry shell, served with raspberry sauce

Rosemary & Fresh Plum Tomato Foccaccia ~ #5 on my Ultimate Comfort Food list

Falafel ~ Lebanese chickpea fritters

Hummus ~ a favorite dip & sandwich spread, only mine is a little on the hot & spicy side


Pasta Sauces

Vodka Sauce ~ Tomato, garlic, cream, and a little kick of Vodka

Pesto Sauce ~ Traditional basil pesto, used in several different things I make</i>

Puttanesca Sauce ~ My favorite pasta sauce EVER

Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo Sauce ~ Maggie's responsible for this one


Desserts

Bread Pudding with Praline Sauce ~ Because it's good as hell, that's why

Tiramisu ~ FOOD-GASM

Caramel Apple Tarts ~ Like an individual Tarte Tatin, only better
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