Wednesday, February 2, 2005

Onions Marinated with Feta Cheese

3 onion ; thinly sliced
1/4 pound feta cheese ; crumbled
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoon wine vinegar
2 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon oregano
salt and pepper
1 teaspoon sugar ; or to taste

Mix cheese and onions together in a bowl. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over the onions. Allow to marinate covered in the refrigerator for several hours.

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Tuesday, February 1, 2005

Mexican Style Cream Corn

3 tablespoon butter
1 onion
1 garlic
2 Poblano Chiles
1 tomato ; chopped
1 pk frozen corn ; thawed (Of course, fresh would be even better!)
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup milk
1/2 pound cream cheese - cubed

Roast the poblanos over flame until completely blackened. Place in plastic bag, seal and allow to steam for about 15 minutes in their own heat. Remove blackened skins, seeds, and veiny membranes, and discard. Cut chiles into strips. Set aside.

Melt the butter and saute the onion and garlic until the onion is soft. Add the chiles and tomatoes to the onions. Cook for a few minutes to soften. Add the corn, and season with black pepper.

Reduce the heat to simmer and add the milk and the cream cheese pieces. Stir to melt the cheese and blend. Continue to cook for about 5 minutes. Serve immediately.
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Parmesan Black Pepper Crackers

My wife, bless her heart, has this fascination about home-made crackers. And they're low sodium to boot!

1/4 pound (1 stick) unsalted butter
3 ounces grated Parmesan
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Place the butter in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and mix until creamy. Add the Parmesan, flour, salt, thyme and pepper and combine.

Dump the dough on a lightly floured board and roll into a 13-inch long log. Wrap the log in plastic wrap and place in the freezer for 30 minutes to harden.

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Cut the log crosswise into 1/4 to 1/2-inch thick slices. Place the slices on a sheet pan and bake for 22 minutes.
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