Grilled Pickles


grilledpickles

Use any variety of kosher, dill, or garlic pickles. Do not use sweet pickles.

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Makes 1 jar Time 3-4 minutes to 3-4 hours

Ingredients:
24 oz jar dill, kosher, or garlic pickles
1 small onion sliced thin
1 tsp olive oil

Directions:

  1. Drain the pickles and reserve the brine. Cut the pickles in half if they are not already. Pat them dry.
  2. In a large bowl mix the pickles, onions and olive oil together. Grill 4-5 minutes turning once over medium high heat. Add them back to the brine and serve or keep refrigerated for 3-4 days.

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Roasted Okra


roastedokra

Use fresh okra, not frozen for this recipe. Frozen okra is too high in its moisture content and the okra will not get crispy enough.

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Serves 4-6 Cook Time 20-30 minutes

Ingredients:
1 tsp olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 powdered garlic
1 lb fresh okra

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. On a rimmed baking sheet, place a sheet of parchment paper cut to fit the inside of the pan.
  2. Place dried okra in a bowl, add all the ingredients and toss gently with you hands. Spread the okra in a single layer and bake for 20-30 shaking the pan 2 or 3 times during the roasting process.

Nutrition Info: calories 38, fat 1.3g, protein 2.4g, carbohydrates 5.9g, fiber 3.2g sodium 152mg

 

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Seafood Salad


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This makes a beautiful presentation for a party, outdoor gathering or summer get together. Best part is it can be made in advance, and served cold.

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Serves 6 Cook Time 1 hour 33 minutes

Ingredients:
kosher salt
3 lemons, 1 halved and 1 juiced
4 cloves garlic, smashed
1 small red onion, sliced very thin
1/2 lb shrimp, cleaned
1/2 lb scallops, halved
3/4 calamari, tubes sliced thin
1 lb mussels
2 stalks celery (chopped tops)
1 small fennel bulb, quartered, cored, and sliced
1/2 c chopped green olives
6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
fresh pepper

Directions:

  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the lemon halves and garlic. Submerge a large heatproof strainer in the water. Soak the onion in ice water while the seafood cooks. Fill a large bowl with ice water and set aside.
  2. Add the shrimp, scallops, and calamari to the strainer and cook for 2 minutes (until shrimp is pink), remove and plunge in ice water. Return the strainer to the boiling water and add the mussels; cook until the shells open. Drain the seafood from the water and remove the mussels from the shells. Pat dry.
  3. Drain the red onion and pat dry. Combine seafood, onion, celery, fennel ,olives and parsley the in a large bowl. Drizzle with lemon juice and oil and season with salt and pepper. Let it sit at least 30 minutes or refrigerate up to 4 hours.

Nutrition Info: calories 281 , fat 9g, protein 38.2g, carbohydrates 16g, fiber 58g, sodium 1,026mg

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