ham dishes

Kathryn once again prepares Easter Bread from an old family recipe from Poland. Kathryn also prepares various dishes from ham provided by Circle B Ranch Pork.

Bochenek Easter Bread Recipe

From Chris & Mary August handed down from Chris’s Mother, Marianna Louska Bochenek. Permission to use. This recipe is so close to my Grandmother Stella Bochenek's Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 qt Milk
  • 1 lb Salted Butter
  • 5 lb All Purpose Flour
  • 12 Egg Yolks
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 heaping tsp salt
  • 2 tsp Vanilla depends on taste, add less or more
  • 1 1/2 cups Golden Raisins
  • 2 Packets Fast Rising Yeast
  • ¾ cup hot tap water about 104° to 110°

Instructions

  • (For yeast Preparation) in a small bowl pour two packets of yeast an add water stir and let sit

Directions

  • Pour flour in a large Baking Pan – I used an Extra Large Pan and then make a hole in the center and add prepared yeast and sprinkle with a little flour. In a another bowl add softened butter and use mixer and cream butter add sugar and beat until smooth then add salt and vanilla and gradually add milk. Mix thoroughly and add golden raisins and fold into the mixture.
  • Pour wet ingredients into the flour and start kneading until the dough comes off your fingers easily and the sides of the pan. Cover and let rise in warm place until doubles about 1 1/2hour. The take-off cloth and punch down thoroughly all over the risen dough in the pan. Then cover and let rise again until it doubles. Grease and flour pans.
  • Meantime Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees, divide the dough equally into pans equally and then cover and let rise again until it doubles. Make and egg wash and then use a brush and brush wash on top of each individual bread. Place Pans in Oven I did three in the back of the shelf and two in the front. And midway through the baking time I moved the ones in the back to the front. I baked my bread for 45 to 50 minutes or until using a long wooden skewer comes out clean. Put bread on cooling racks for 10 minutes. Take out of pans and serve with butter or jam. Delicious!!!!
    Bochenek Easter Bread loaves

HAM SLIDERS WITH PIMENTO CHEESE SPREAD

Ingredients

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 4 oz. jar pimento peppers, drained and chopped
  • ½ pound Circle B Ranch Hickory Smoked sliced ham
  • 4 Tbsp. cream cheese softened
  • 2 Tbsp. poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. coarse salt
  • 12 mini rolls
  • 4 Tbsp. butter melted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Make the pimento cheese spread. In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, Cheddar, pimento peppers and cream cheese. Stir until evenly combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste. In a 9×13-inch baking dish, lay down the bottom halves of the mini-rolls. Spread the pimento cheese spread on top of the bread and evenly lay ham slices on top of the pimento layer. Top with more pimento spread, then place the other halves of the rolls on top. Brush the bread with melted butter. Sprinkle with poppy seeds, garlic powder and salt. Cover with foil and bake for 10-15 minutes, until the cheese begins to melt and rolls are golden. For a more toasted bun, uncover the pan during the last few minutes of baking.

Best Ham Salad Recipe

With permission to use from Circle B Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 2 Pounds of Circle B Ranch Hickory Smoked Ham
  • 1 Cup Sweet Pickle Relish I used bread and butter pickles I had made
  • 1 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp Celery Seeds
  • 1 ½ tsp Yellow Mustard
  • 1 tsp Refrigerated Horseradish
  • ½ tsp PT Garden Lemon Pepper
  • 1 French loaf to Make Crostini optional

Instructions

  • Cut the ham into cubes, place in a food processor and process until coarsely ground. Stop occasionally to scrape the sides. Place ground ham in a bowl, stir in pickle relish and remaining ingredients. Serve on crostini or crackers.

THE BEST SPLIT PEA SOUP RECIPE WITH HAM

Course: Soup

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 cup diced carrot 1/4-inch dice
  • 1 cup diced celery 1/4-inch dice
  • 1 tsp kosher salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp freshly-ground black pepper plus additional to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic* minced (*not in mine)
  • 1 pound dried split peas rinsed and sorted
  • 1 large bay leaf or 2 small
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 8 cups chicken stock Homemade is best
  • 1 cup leftover Circle B Ranch Hickory Smoked ham

Instructions

  • In a large pot or Dutch oven, melt butter until foaming subsides. Add onion, carrot, celery, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Cook until vegetables are softened and just beginning to brown, 5-8 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute, until aromatic. Stir in split peas.
  • Add bay leaf, and 1 teaspoon oregano. Stir in chicken stock. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer uncovered for 60-90 minutes, stirring occasionally, until split peas are cooked down and soup is thickened to desired consistency. (Stir more frequently as the soup begins to thicken and add a little additional stock or water if it gets too thick for your tastes.)
  • Add diced ham during the last 15 minutes of cooking. When ready to serve, remove and discard bay leaf. Season to taste with salt, if needed.
Chef Kathryn and Chef Terry with the Old English Show

The Chef You and I Show with Kathryn Raaker & Terry Young as they prepare Kathryn’s recipe for her favorite from England – Shepherd’s Pie. They also prepared a Greek salad with glazed carrots and mini pies for dessert.

Shepherd’s Pie – Chef Kathryn’s Version

Ingredients

  • 8-10 Large Golden potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 lb. Ground Beef 80 to 90% Fat free
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • 16 oz can diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 medium onion chopped fine
  • ½ cup frozen Peas
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Parsley chopped
  • 1 jar Beef Gravy

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 18 minutes. Drain and mash. Mix in butter, and sour cream and add egg yolk and mix into the potatoes. Season with salt and pepper to taste; set aside. Heat oil in a large frying pan. Add onion and cook until clear. Add ground beef and cook until well browned. Pour off excess fat, then stir in flour and cook 1 minute. Add Beef Gravy, tomato paste and tomatoes. Stir into the mixture then add shredded carrots and peas Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Spread the ground beef mixture with carrots and peas in an even layer on the bottom of a 2-quart casserole dish. We used a 360 Pan from Oven to table Top with the mashed potato mixture under Broiler and let potato mixture become light brown take out and top with shredded cheese.

Chef Terry Young’s Honey Coin Carrots

Ingredients

  • 5 carrots sliced into ¼ rounds
  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • 2 Tbsp Honey

Instructions

  • Add water to cover the carrots – we microwaved them for 5 minutes. Then take out add carrots add melted butter and honey serve as a side dish.

Chef Kathryn Americano Greek Salad and her own dressing

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 3 cups romaine lettuce -pre-washed and torn into bite size pieces
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup sweet onion cut into thin slivers
  • 1/2 cup black olives -pitted
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese crumbles

Dressing

  • ¼ cup lemon olive oil
  • ¼ cup fig balsamic vinegar

Instructions

Salad

  • Into a medium size serving bowl the following: Torn lettuce leaves, chopped cucumber, cherry tomatoes, sweet onion black olives and shake the dried oregano on top then mix all ingredients and top with Feta Cheese.

Dressing

  • Add to salad and serve.

Mini Pudding Dessert

Ingredients

  • Athens Phyllo Shells
  • Store made Pudding

Instructions

  • Put about a tablespoon of pudding into the shells and then added different toppings like sprinkles, chocolate syrup whatever you desire for a topping.
Valentine's Day

In this episode of “The Chef, You, and I,” Kathryn gives you ideas for a special Valentine’s Day menu. Recipes include Tomato Mozzarella Appetizer, Sausage stuffed Mushrooms, and Marinated Pork Chops with Lemon Pimento Asparagus. Kathryn prepares a light Angel Food dessert with Strawberries and Raspberries for dessert.

Kathryn’s Tomato and Mozzarella Appetizer

Ingredients

  • 1 Lg Heritage Tomato cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil*
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 4 to 6 Leaf Lettuce Pieces butter is good, but any leafy lettuce is okay.
  • 2 Tbsp fresh basil leaves chopped
  • Freshly ground pepper

Instructions

  • Arrange the Lettuce in an outer circle around a Round Dinner Plate. Arrange a slice of Mozzarella Cheese in Center of the plate and starting from the top of lettuce leaf add slice of cheese then add slice of tomato alternating cheese and then tomato slice do this until you reach the other side of the plate. Mix Lemon Olive oil and Balsamic Vinegar and pour over the tomato and mozzarella cheese. Finally, sprinkle the chopped Basil leaves on each slice of tomato and cheese. Serve as an appetizer or as a side dish with the main meal.

Notes

*Note: Extra Virgin Lemon Olive Oil is a nice substitute

Kathryn’s Stuffed Mushrooms

Ingredients

  • 4 to 8 Lg Button Mushrooms
  • 8 oz Ground Pork Sausage I used Circle B Ranch Pork
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 sm onion diced
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp Fresh Basil and Parsley Chopped
  • ½ cup Philadelphia Garden Cream Cheese
  • ½ cup Panko Crumbs
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan
  • Ground Kosher Salt and Ground Peppercorns to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Clean mushroom caps: Remove stems from mushrooms and use a spoon to scrape out the gills. Arrange mushroom caps on a baking sheet, brush with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • In a sauté pan over medium heat, brown the sausage. Remove from pan. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil. When hot, add the onions season with salt and pepper. Add all ingredients fresh parsley and basil, sauté for 30 seconds. Add the Add the sausage back into the pan, stir. Simmer for at least 10 minutes to let flavors combine.
  • Spoon sausage mixture into the mushrooms, top with shredded cheese. Bake for 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and mushrooms are tender. Finish under the broiler for 1-2 minutes to brown cheese, if desired.

MARINA’S PORK MARINADE WITH MARINA’S CRANBERRY CHUTNEY

PERMISSSION WAS GIVEN TO USE MARINA’S RECIPES ON OUR TV SHOWS AND ON OUR WEB SITE

Ingredients

  • 1 sm onion diced
  • 2 Circle B Ranch Pork Chops
  • 2 Tbsp Peach Apricot Marmalade
  • 2 Tbsp Marina’s Cranberry Chutney
  • 2 Tbsp low salt soy sauce
  • 1 piece ginger diced
  • 2 Tbsp white wine should be one you would drink
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Whisk all ingredients together and add salt and pepper. Pierce the Pork Chops with a fork then put the pork chops in a plastic bag. Pour the marinade into the bag and squish around so that it is fully incorporated into the meat. Marinade Pork chops for 1 hour or longer, Preheat the Oven to 375 Degrees. Take the Pork Chops out of Marinade and Pat Dry Then heat the Frying Pan up and Seare Meat on Both sides. Put the Pork Chops in a greased Pan I Added a little of the Marinade which I poured over the meat. Place in the pre-heated oven until the read thermometer reads 140 to 145 degrees. Place on Platter and Garnish.

Kathryn’s Lemon Balsamic Asparagus

Ingredients

  • 1 Bundle Fresh Asparagus Trim tough ends
  • ¼ cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • ¼ cup Lemon Olive oil* see note
  • 2 Tbsp lemon Juice
  • 7 oz jar chopped pimento
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste

Instructions

  • Pre-Heat oven to 400 degrees. Clean asparagus and snap tough ends off. Lay asparagus onto the Cookie sheet sprayed with non stick cooking spray (I used Corn Huskers Gourmet Duck Fat Spray).
  • Mix all the Balsamic Vinegar, Lemon Oil, and Lemon juice in a small jar (or bowl) and pour over the Asparagus. Next, sprinkle the pimentos over the asparagus.
  • Bake at 400 Degrees for 10 minutes.

Notes

*note: If you don’t have lemon olive oil, grate the lemon before juicing and add to the oil/vinegar mix.

Light Angel Food dessert with Strawberries and Raspberries

Ingredients

  • 4 to 8 Strawberries sliced (leave two strawberries whole for topper)
  • 8 oz Raspberries
  • Angel Food Cake I used a store bought
  • 8 oz carton of Light Cool Whip

Instructions

  • First, break up two slices of Angel Food cake into small pieces. Next, put a couple of tablespoons of Cool whip into the bottom of the dish. The next layer is slices of strawberries and a few raspberries followed by some of the Angel Food cake on top. Repeat. For the final layer, add a thin layer of cool whip and in the middle place the whole Strawberry.
Kathryn and Marty-Vegetarian Cooking II

I love cooking with my friend, Marty Schultz and this time on The Chef, You and I, we will be preparing some of her favorite recipes. 

Puff Pastry Veggie Crown

Ingredients

  • 3 Zucchini
  • 12 oz Campari Tomatoes Sliced or quartered
  • 8 oz Feta Cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 oz Pine nuts

Instructions

  • Cut Pastry Sheet into Large Circle slicing six three-inch cuts from the center of the circle outwards makes star shape. Brush Egg wash over entire pastry circle. Cut Zucchini into long ribbons. Cut mi nature to mates in half, arrange zucchini ribbons on the outside of the pastry circle place tomatoes around the ribbons crumble feta cheese around the zucchini and tomatoes, sprinkle pine nuts also and then fold over each triangle to end of Puff Pastry brush triangle with egg wash. Bake at 400F 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Potato Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 Large onion diced
  • 1/2 cup carrots sliced thin
  • 1 lb bacon chopped
  • 2 Stalks celery finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 8 russet potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 4 cups chicken broth Make sure potatoes are completely covered
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 1 cup heavy cream or half and half
  • 1 tsp dried tarragon
  • 1/3 cup kale can use frozen thawed Kale as well stems remove and chopped fine
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Cook the bacon in a dutch oven until done. Remove the bacon, drain off all but 1/4 cup of the bacon grease. Cook celery, carrot and onion in the 1/4 cup bacon grease until soft. Stir in the minced garlic, cook for 1 minute more. Add cubed potatoes, toss to coat. Saute the potatoes 3 or 4 minutes. Place the fried bacon back in the pan. Add enough chicken broth to the pan to cover the potatoes, cover and simmer until potatoes are tender.
  • In a heavy duty saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat, whisk in the flour, cook and whisk the mixture for 2 minutes to remove the flour taste. While still whisking add the cream in a slow stream to the flour mixture. Cook and whisk until mixture thickens, add the Tarragon and Kale to the pot. Stir the cream mixture into the potato mixture. Season with salt and pepper to your liking.

Notes

Inspired by Bunny’s Warm Oven Recipe

Marty’s Puff Pastry Apple Turnovers

Permission Granted to use the Recipe

Ingredients

  • 5 medium Granny Smith Apples cut into small pieces
  • 1 sheet Puff Pastry
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • Cinnamon to taste

Instructions

  • Peel apples and chop into small pieces mix Cinnamon with sugar
  • Combine apples with sugar mix. Cut Pastry Sheets into 9 equal pieces
  • In the middle of each square place apple mixture fold over forming a little pocket place on parchment paper. Wisk the eggs brush each pocket with egg mixture Bake at 415F -15 minutes or until golden Brown. Let Cool dust with Powered Sugar and serve.
Fried Fish Balls

I always love cooking with my friend and fellow chef, Marie Dunaway. Today we tackle a few more of her favorite recipes, which I hope will become yours. Enjoy.

Pancit Canton with shrimp and veggies

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Raw Shrimp with heads and tails
  • ¼ cup Canola Oil
  • Shells of shrimp head and tail taken off
  • ½ head Chinese Cabbage
  • 2 large carrots chopped
  • 5 Scallions chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic minced
  • 1 pkg Asian Stir Fry Vegetables
  • 1 lrg Bok Choy chopped
  • 1 box Shiitake mushrooms sliced
  • 1-2 pkg Pancit Canton Noodles or Egg flour noodles
  • 3 Tbsp Soy sauce
  • Salt taste & Pepper to Taste

Instructions

  • Stir fry all the veggies till tender in canola oil
  • Add soy sauce and spices
  • Add Raw the shrimp we did it in a separate pan then add broth or water cool shrimp and peel shrimp set aside.
  • Add the crispy noodles until slightly soft
  • Add veggie broth or just water and juice from the cooked shrimp add cooked shrimps.
  • Use chopsticks to avoid mashing the noodles
  • Serve right away

Dipping sauce for Fried fish balls on skewers

A popular street food

Ingredients

  • Frozen Pollack Fish Balls from Asian Market
  • 1-1/2 c water
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 1-1/2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/8 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 shallot bulb finely diced
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Mix water, soy sauce, and corn starch in a measuring cup. In a small sauce pan, add shallots and cornstarch mixture. Simmer until slightly thick. Season with salt and pepper as needed.
  • Fry fish balls according to package instructions.
  • Serve with dipping sauce.

Avocado Shake

Ingredients

  • 2 Avocados
  • 2 cups of Almond Milk or 1 can of Condensed Milk
  • 5 ice cubes approx
  • Sugar to taste

Instructions

  • Cut Avocado in Half scoop out the flesh
  • Drop in blender
  • Half filled with milk
  • Add Ice Sugar and Blend
  • Then Serve in Tall Glasses
  • With Straw

Mango Royale or Mango float

This is a No bake dessert just assemble this icebox cake night before

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups Nestle cream or table cream
  • 3/4 cups Condensed milk
  • 1 pkg Brojas (Lady's Fingers) (optional: 15 full sheet Graham crackers)
  • 2-3 ripe champagne Mangos* (ataulfo, yellow or Manila mangoes)

Instructions

  • Line up 9 inch pan with parchment paper let the edges over hang
  • Lay down Lady’s fingers or graham crackers cut to fit
  • In a Chilled bowl, Whip cream and slowly add condensed milk until soft peaks form
  • Spread cream mixture in top and layer the cut up mangoes
  • Repeat until you have three tiers
  • Seal top
  • Chill overnight or freeze to turn it into ice cream cake
  • -Serve by lifting cake off pan with parchment paper overhang and cut into serving slices
  • (The Whipped cream softens graham crackers to sponge cake texture. Then whipped cream firms up into rich luscious filling)

On a hot summer’s day, these are some refreshing recipes based on some Korean recipes I’ve tasted.

Kathryn’s Korean Slaw

Course: Salad
Cuisine: Korean

Ingredients

  • 1 inch ginger root grated
  • ½ cup rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 2 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 green onions chopped – cut on bias of white part and half of the green
  • ½ cup carrots sliced thin or grated
  • 1 head Napa cabbage sliced thin
  • 1 yellow pepper julienne
  • 3 orange mini peppers julienne
  • 1 mini red pepper- julienne
  • ½ tsp sugar Optional honey

Instructions

  • Lime juice soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil add a little sugar, and then minced ginger and mix well then pour onto salad and mix well.
  • Slice the Nappa Cabbage into thin slices, julienne all the peppers and cut on bias of white part and half of the green onions, and carrots put all ingredients into a large bowl. Then make the sauce that will be used to dress the salad

Kathryn’s Korean Beef BBQ

Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: Korean

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 lb Lean ground beef (90%)
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • ½ to 1 Tbsp mato puree
  • 3 Tbsp Soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp Korean barbeque sauce
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice

Instructions

  • Heat the oil and add ground beef until it reddish gray stage then add the onions- rinse meat make the sauce puree, soy sauce, Korean barbeque sauce and brown sugar an add water pour the sauce over the beef and then simmer for 10 minutes then add lime juice. Then serve of Brioche Buns makes enough for four people.

Kathryn’s Homemade Pickles

Ingredients

  • 3 Miniature Cucumbers sliced thin
  • ½ cup Rice Wine Vinegar
  • ¼ tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt

Instructions

  • Add sliced cucumbers to flat bowl add rice vinegar, sugar and salt the let rest stir in 10 minutes twice and then put into refrigerator for a half hour. Serve with Korean Barbeque

Kathryn’s Watermelon Slush

Ingredients

  • 3 cups watermelon chopped
  • 1 ½ Seven-Up or Sprite
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 banana
  • 1 Strawberry garnish

Instructions

  • Blend well and serve makes enough for two people
  • Pour into the serving glasses and top with a strawberry

Kathryn and Terri prepare various favorite recipes from Japan.

Kathryn’s Green Tea Cheesecake

Adaptation of a Green Tea Cheesecake
Servings: 8 Slices
Author: Kathryn Raaker

Ingredients

  • 16 oz Cream Cheese Softened to Room Temp
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 ½ Tbsp green tea powder
  • 2 ½ to 3 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 9 in graham cracker pie crust
  • 8 Raspberries Fresh (as a garnish)

Instructions

  • Preheat Oven to 350° F.
    In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese and sugar until very smooth.
    Then mix in the green tea powder, eggs, and vanilla until light and creamy; pour into the graham cracker crust.
    Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until the center jiggles evenly when the pie is shaken lightly.
    Refrigerate 1 hour before serving. Garnish with Raspberries (optional)

Sushi Rice and Preparing Sushi Rolls

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Sushi Rice
  • 3 cups water
  • ½ rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Directions for making rice for Sushi rolls and preparing the Sushi Roll
  • Rinse rice in a strainer or colander until the water runs clear. Combine with water in a medium saucepan. Bring to boil then reduce to low, cover and cook for 20 minutes. Rice should be tender water should be absorbed. Cool until cool enough to handle. In a small pan combine the rice vinegar, oil, sugar and salt cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Then stir in the cooked rice it will seem very wet. Keep stirring and the rice will dry as it cools.
  • Slice diagonally in thin strips your favorite vegetables and shrimp or other fish for the sushi. Then place seaweed layer on a bamboo mat and then spread rice onto the seaweed. In the middle of the mat with the rice add the sliced prepared vegetables and or fish in a small even row. Roll the bamboo into a long roll by first folding the bottom third in then roll it up. Cut down the middle of the roll, take each half and place them parallel to each other.

Kathryn’s Japanese Dressing

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons mirin Japanese sweet wine
  • 1 tablespoon champagne vinegar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons sunflower seed oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoons hazelnut oil
  • 1 ¾ Teaspoon granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger

Instructions

  • Beat mirin, champagne vinegar, sunflower seed oil, hazelnut oil, sugar, sesame oil, and ground ginger together in a bowl until smooth. Let dressing sit at room temperature until the flavors blend, at least 30 minutes.

Japanese Style Pork Ribs

Ingredients

  • 3 to 4 pounds Baby Back Ribs Pork
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup sake
  • 4 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  • Prepare the ribs by removing the silvery skin from the back of the Ribs. Then dry with paper towels.
  • Mix soy sauce, sake, and honey together in a small bowl and set aside. I cooked the ribs in a Hot pot and until they were done about 30 minutes. Then I browned them in a skillet about 3 minutes on either side.
  • I then basted each rib with the sauce and then heated the ribs in the 350 oven for about 10 minutes took them out plated them served.

Japanese Udon Soup

Ingredients

  • 6 cups prepared dashi stock
  • 1 pound chicken breasts cut into chunks
  • 3 carrots sliced in small rings
  • 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 3 ½ Tbsp Mirin
  • ¾ tsp sugar
  • 12 oz 1firm tofu cubed (optional)
  • ¾ pound Shiitake mushrooms
  • 5 ribs and leaves of bok choy chopped
  • 9 oz fresh udon noodles
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 leeks

Instructions

  • Heat dashi stock, chicken, carrots, soy sauce, mirin, sugar, and salt in a pot over medium heat. Simmer until chicken is no longer pink in the center, 5 to 7 minutes. Add tofu, mushrooms, and bok choy, stirring until vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes more.
  • Stir udon noodles into broth and simmer until tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Add leeks and crack eggs into soup; simmer until eggs are slightly firm, about 5 minutes more.
Waffle Breakfast Surprise

This year, I’m going all out to prepare a special meal for my family. It was a great opportunity to utilize my 360 slicer and enjoy a recipe from one of our new sponsors, Circle Branch Farms

The Best Bourbon Apricot Glazed Ham

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup Apricot Jam
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup whole-grain Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice fresh if possible
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 4.5 lb boneless Circle B Ranch Hickory Smoked Ham

Instructions

  • Move oven rack to lower third portion of the oven and preheat to 325° F. Line bottom of a roasting pan with aluminum foil for easy cleanup and set aside.
  • Add apricot jam, maple syrup, Dijon mustard, bourbon, lemon juice, ground ginger and salt and pepper to a mixing bowls and whisk to combine well. Set aside.
  • Remove ham from package and pat dry if too wet. Place ham on roasting rack, flat side down, so the fatty side is facing up. Gently score the ham in a crisscross pattern, and brush all over with 1/2 cup of the prepared glaze. Cover ham loosely with aluminum foil to prevent drying out or burning. Bake for about 1 – 1 1/2 hours, until instant thermometer inserted into the middle of the ham registers 125-130° F.
  • Remove roasting pan from the oven and peel back or remove foil from the top and sides of the ham. Increase oven temperature to 375° F. Brush 6 Tbsp. of glaze over the ham and bake for 20 minutes, brushing ham with additional 6 Tbsp. of glaze every 6-7 minutes. You'll be brushing the ham with glaze approximately 3 times during this step. Be sure to watch that the glaze doesn't burn, but instead turns a rich, deep golden color. Remove roasting pan from oven and place ham on a large cutting board. Tent loosely with foil and let ham rest for 20 minutes before slicing.

Notes

By Marina’s Kitchen- Circle B Ranch
With Permission to use on the show and to give it out

Kathryn’s Scalloped Potatoes

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 3 to 4 pounds Yukon Potatoes Thinly sliced
  • 2 to 3 shallots Sliced or finely diced (depending on your preference
  • 2 Tbsp All-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Lemon Pepper optional
  • 2 cup Mild Cheddar Cheese
  • ½ cup Parmesan shredded cheese
  • 1 stick butter cubed
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375° F and grease 13 x 9" pan or Baking dish.
    Peel the potatoes and use either a 360 slicer or a Mandolin into about ¼ to ⅙ inch slices.
    Next, peel and slice the shallots thin (you can also dice very finely).
    Layer the potatoes, shallots, a little flour, some butter, and salt/pepper to each layer, as well as a little cheese.
    Once all the layers are finished, pour the milk and heavy cream over the top of the dish and sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
    Bake until the potatoes are tender about 50 minutes. Leave uncovered and bake until the top browns. Remove from the oven and let it stand while the sauce thickens.
  • Delicious!!!!!

Today, I am preparing a couple of my recipes using my homemade Limoncello, Paprika Parmesan Chicken, and Vanilla Limoncello Bundt cake. For the second half of the show, Father Umberg joins me again to prepare a couple of favorites from a previous show, Lebanese Green Beans and Red Cabbage.

Vanilla Bundt Cake with Homemade Limoncello

Equipment

  • Bundt pan

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup butter softened (3 sticks)
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract optional
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 3 to 4 Tbsp Crisco shortening
  • 2 Tbsp Limoncello Homemade (optional)
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar for dusting on top of the cake
  • 1 Pint of Raspberries to put into the round hole of the Bundt cake

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350° F
    Grease a 12-cup Bundt pan with Crisco shortening. In a large bowl using a hand mixer (or in the bowl of a stand mixer), beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and almond extracts and mix until combined.
  • In another large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add half of the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, beating until just combined. Pour in milk and mix until fully incorporated, then add remaining dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  • Pour batter into greased Bundt pan and smooth top with a rubber spatula. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean, about 55 minutes. Let cool in pan 10 minutes, then invert onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • In a shaker shake the powdered sugar, over the whole cake. Finally, add the berries into the center of the cake

Kathryn’s Paprika Parmesan Chicken

Equipment

  • 13 x 9 pan

Ingredients

  • 4 skinless boneless chicken breasts trimmed, Sliced in Half
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 cup Original Panko
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp Limoncello I used homemade
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/4 cup butter melted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Beat 2 eggs in a small dish.
  • Mix Original Panko, parmesan, paprika, salt, and pepper on a flat plate.
  • Spray a 13 x 9 pan. I used the 360 baking pan.
  • Dip chicken, 1 breast at a time, in egg mixture, then in parmesan/paprika mixture, turning to evenly coat both sides of each breast with each ingredient.
  • Place in the prepared baking pan, in a single layer. Spread the Parmesan cheese on top of the Chicken Breasts then pour the melted butter evenly over the chicken.
  • Bake for about 40-45 minutes or until the cheese has browned, and the chicken has cooked.

Father Andrew’s Lebanese Green Beans

Ingredients

  • 1 can 28 oz Green Beans
  • 1 can 15 oz Tomato Sauce or Diced Tomatoes if you would prefer
  • 3 Tbsp Oil Olive
  • 1 Tbsp Cumin
  • ¼ tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon
  • 3 cloves (or 1/4 tsp ground cloves)
  • ¼ to ½ tsp Cardamom
  • ¾ Tbsp Fines Herbs
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced (optional)

Instructions

  • Heat Oil in Saucepan add onion s once onions are soft add Green Beans, and Tomato Sauce then add-in
  • Spices and stir well and then heat thoroughly and serve. Serves 4

Father Andrew’s Red Cabbage

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: German Foods

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 medium head Red Cabbage Slice cabbage 2-inch strips and 1/4-inch width
  • 1 medium apple peeled and chopped
  • 1/3 cup Dark Malt Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 7 cloves
  • 1/3 cup Blackberry Jelly, Jam, or Preserves

Instructions

  • Sauté chopped onions in Butter and olive oil.
  • Then add shredded cabbage stir with the sauté onions. Add vinegar, water, salt, pepper, and cloves. Mix in chopped apples. Cover and Simmer half an hour. After simmering whisk in jelly/preserves. Finally, Put in Serving Dish serve with Sauerbraten over noodles.

Kathryn prepares some of her favorite dishes from Britan, Ireland, and Scotland.

SHEPHERD'S PIE

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine: British, Comfort Foods, Irish, Scottish
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

Topping

  • 1 1/2 lbs Yukon Gold Potatoes peeled, diced
  • 3/4 cup fat-free chicken broth
  • 3 Tbsp reduced fat sour cream
  • salt and pepper To taste
  • 1 tsp Paprika

Filling

  • 1 lb Lean Ground Lamb
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 celery stalk chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic diced
  • 8 oz Mushrooms diced
  • 10 oz frozen mixed vegetables (carrots corn, peas, green beans,) or use fresh
  • 1 cup fat-free beef broth
  • 2 tsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Flour
  • 1 tsp rosemary (Dried or fresh)
  • 1 tsp thyme leaves (Dried or fresh)
  • 1 tsp Dried Basil (Optional)
  • kosher salt and pepper Season to Taste
  • kosher salt and pepper

Instructions

Topping

  • Boil potatoes in a medium pot of salted water until cooked and soft.
  • Drain and mash with chicken broth, sour cream, 1/2 tsp salt, and pepper, set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F.

Filling

  • In a large sauté pan brown meat over medium to high heat, breaking the meat up with a wooden spoon as it cooks. Season with 1/2 tsp salt and pepper to taste. I drained the liquid off and used a fork to break it up more.
  • When cooked, set aside on a plate.
  • Add the oil, onion, mushrooms, and celery and sauté on medium heat about 5 to 7 minutes, until the vegetables are tender.
  • Add the flour, frozen or fresh vegetables, beef broth, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, rosemary, thyme, cooked meat and mix well. Simmer on low about 8-10 minutes.
  • Spread the meat on the bottom of casserole dish. Top with mashed potatoes and sprinkle with paprika. ( I added a sprinkle of Cheese to the topping)
  • Bake 20 to 25 minutes, then place under the broiler 1 to 2 minutes until the potatoes turn golden.
  • Remove from oven and let it cool 5-10 minutes before serving.

Notes

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Serving Size: 1/6th of pie
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 275 calories
Total Fat: 7g
Cholesterol: 45mg
Sodium: 331mg
Carbohydrates: 31g
Fiber: 5g
Sugar: 3g
Protein: 22g

Scottish Red Lentil Soup

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Dish, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine: Scottish
Servings: 6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 carrots sliced
  • 1 celery stalk with leaves chopped
  • 1 small turnip or rutabaga diced into small cubes
  • 1 large onion (or 2 small onions) diced
  • 32 oz Vegetable Stock
  • 8-10 cups water or beef/chicken stock less water/stock for a thicker soup
  • 1 1/3 cups red lentils soaked and rinsed
  • Kosher or Sea Salt to taste
  • Black Pepper freshly ground

Instructions

  • Place the red lentils in a bowl and cover with about an inch of water, set aside;
  • Put the measured water and or Vegetable stock in a large soup pot, with a teaspoon of salt. Bring to boil (skim any scum off that rises to the top) then let it simmer.
  • In a medium frying pan, saute the onion, carrots, celery and turnip/rutabaga in the olive oil for about 6 or 7 minutes on medium heat. Remove from the heat.
  • Add the red lentils and the sautéed vegetables, and another teaspoon of salt; stir well and let simmer for about 30-45 min or until lentils are tender.
  • Season soup with salt to taste and freshly ground pepper.

Banger's and Mash

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Irish

Ingredients

Bangers

  • 4 Italian sweet sausages
  • 1 cup sliced Red or Yellow Sweet Onion
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp No salt Butter
  • 1/2 cup Salt free Chicken Stock (I used Organic)
  • 2 Tbsp Red Wine – this is optional

Mash

  • 2 cups Cauliflower Cooked and mashed
  • 2 Tbsp heavy cream (you may use a little more for consistency)
  • 1/2 Tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 cup Cheddar Cheese
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

Bangers

  • Cook sausages in medium saucepan or skillet until they are browned and cooked thoroughly.
  • In the same pan add butter, olive oil, and onions, cook for 3-5m minutes until their lucent.
  • Add Chicken stock and red wine and cook for another 3-4 minutes until reduced. Add Heavy Cream and cook another minute or two. Season with Salt and Pepper.

Mash

  • Cook cauliflower until tender. Mash* and add butter and cheese whip till you have the consistency of Mashed Potatoes. Fold in Cheese. *Add hot cooked cauliflower to a food processor. Add butter and cream and pulse until the consistency of mashed potatoes. Pour into serving bowl and fold in cheese.
    Mash
  • Plate the Sausage and onions and the gravy add ½ cups Mashed Cauliflower to the plate and serve. Garnish with Parsley.

Notes

Nutrition Per Serving

Calories 178
Fat 31 g
Carbohydrates 6g
Protein 15 g

Cranachan Scottish Dessert

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Scottish
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Kathryn Raaker

Ingredients

  • 3.5 oz Irish/Scottish steel cut/pinhead oats (Divided: 1/3 cup and 1/4 cup) Toasted
  • 1/3 cup Scotch whisky (I used Glenfiddich (or use a top quality brand)
  • 2 cups fresh raspberries
  • 3 Tbsp Scotch whisky Divided
  • 3 Tbsp organic raw honey Divided
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 cups organic heavy whipping cream it’s important to use good quality whipping cream
  • 4 Whiskey Glasses or Dessert Glasses

Instructions

Overnight Oats

  • The night before you want to make the dessert, toast 1/3 cup (2 oz) of the oats in a cast iron or very heavy pan until very lightly browned- this won’t take long, so keep a close eye, as you don’t want burnt oats. Next, put these oats in a bowl and cover with 1/3 cup (3 oz) of whiskey. Cover and let stand overnight to soak.

Oats and Berries

  • When you are ready to make the Cranachan, toast the second batch (1/4 cup) of oats, exactly the same as you did the first ones. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  • Now, choose a few choice raspberries to decorate the tops and set them aside.
  • Crush the rest of the raspberries in a bowl, with a spatula or fork, (just a bit, we’re not making jam) 🙂
  • This is the part that is different: sprinkle the raspberries with 2 teaspoons of sugar, 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of whisky. Mix well and set aside.
  • Whip the cream until it starts to thicken, then add the other 2 tablespoons of honey, and 2 tablespoons of the whiskey. Continue to whip until stiff peaks form. Next, gently fold in the whiskey-soaked oats.

Assembly

  • At this point, we are ready to assemble the dessert. I would recommend doing this relatively close to serving time as the dessert will taste better fresh (if possible, don’t make it in the morning to serve for dinner).