The Chef, You and I Show with Kathryn Raaker and her guest, Maria Dunaway, as they prepare more delicious recipes from the Philippines. They also discuss Maria’s recent trip back home and her return to scuba diving at the family scuba resort with her Brother, Jesse at Paseo Del Mar, in Bohol, Philippines.

Cucumber salad

This dish is Marie Dunnaway's mother's recipe which can be a meal or also good as a side dish

Ingredients

  • 2 medium-sized cucumbers
  • 1 tsp salt or substitute
  • A dash of ground black pepper
  • 1 small red onion sliced optional
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar or white vinegar

Instructions

  • Wash the cucumber and pat dry.
  • Thinly slice the cucumber crosswise. MY mom likes to peel the skin off.
  • Combine salt, ground black pepper, sugar, ginger, and vinegar then mix well.
  • Toss in the sliced cucumber and onion. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • Serve with your grilled seafood and veggies.

Shrimp broccoli stir fry in oyster sauce

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian

Ingredients

  • 1-2 8 oz bags shrimp peeled and deveined, heads and tails off- we used 16 oz.
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 Bunch Scallions cut into 1 inch slices
  • 2 Inches fresh ginger cut into thin strips
  • 1-2 tsp Sesame seeds
  • 1-3 Tbsp Oyster sauce salty, so add based on your taste
  • 5 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 heaping Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 lemon Juiced about 2 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder optional
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper optional
  • Mrs. Dash season taste

Instructions

  • Marinate shrimp with lemon juice, and a little brown sugar and garlic powder or ground black pepper
  • Stir fry in oil till pink
  • Add broccoli florets and ginger and cook till tender
  • Pour in the desired amount of oyster sauce, be careful coz it could get too salty
  • Serve hot with brown rice

Sago’t Gulaman (Tapioca and gelatin cooler)

an (Tapioca and gelatin cooler) Sago, also known as tapioca pearls, is a starch extracted from tapioca which is a common food ingredient in Asian countries like China, Philippines, Malaysia, and Thailand. Sago is a common ingredient in many desserts and beverages. This is a popular street food in Thailand especially in the summertime months of April and May.
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Asian

Ingredients

  • 3 cups brown sugar arnibal for syrup
  • 1 cup brown sugar arnibal for sago
  • 3 cups red gelatin shaved ice
  • 2 tbsp vanilla

Instructions

  • Soak the cooked tapioca pearls in water for at least an hour to separate them.
  • In a separate pot make your syrup by mixing the water, vanilla, and sugar until thick.
  • Bring it to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Strain the syrup using a cheesecloth or any clean cloth to separate the sand-like grains from the sugar, leaving a clear brown syrup. (optional)
  • Now pour the syrup in a glass then add tapioca pearls, cubed gelatin, and ice.
  • Go strawless, dig in with a long spoon.

In this episode, Kathryn enjoys preparing some recipes for Lent. Join Kathryn and Father Andrew as they prepare a Shrimp Ceviche, Scorched Brussel Sprouts, and Shrimp and Pasta.

Father Andrew’s Ceviche

This dish is prepared by "cooking" the shrimp in a marinade. 
Author: Fr Andrew Umberg

Ingredients

  • 1 lb raw large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice about two lemons
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice about 3 limes
  • 1 jalapeno pepper seeds and vein removed, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup red onion finely chopped
  • kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 1/4 c Italian Parsley chopped
  • 1/16 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Virgin Olive Oil
  • ¼ tsp black Pepper

Instructions

  • First, blister the Jalapeno Pepper either over an open flame or in the oven using the broiler until the skin is blackened. Let it cool in a bowl that is covered with plastic wrap. Once cooled, remove skin and seeds and dice the pepper.
  • Next, dice the raw Shrimp into the small pieces (about 1/2 inch) and put them in the bowl and add both the lemon and lime juice. Stir in the Jalapeno, garlic, onion, and 1/4 c chopped parsley.
  • Add the Cayenne Pepper, olive oil, salt, and Black Pepper.
  • Lastly, chill for about 2-3 hours. Then plate and serve the Ceviche.

Chinese Wok Scorched Brussel Sprouts

These scorched Brussel Sprouts are an excellent side dish for meals during Lent or any other time of the year.
Author: Kathryn Raaker

Ingredients

  • ½ large bag Brussel Sprouts
  • 4 tablespoons Peanut oil
  • 2 Jalapeno Peppers (cut and seeded- quarter)
  • ½ Can of Pineapple –chopped
  • 2 Tablespoon of Garlic
  • 1/16 tablespoon Cayenne
  • ½ of the can of juice

Instructions

  • Cut the knobs off Brussel Sprouts and quarter them.
  • Next, scald the Jalapeno Peppers in a skillet and then add the Brussel Sprouts.
  • Add about 1/16 tablespoon of Cayenne Pepper and cook for 4 to 5 minutes
  • Finally, add Pineapple chunks to the mixture and cook for about 2-3 minutes or until the pineapple is heated through.
  • Put the mixture into a bowl.

Pasta and Shrimp-Fr Andrew

This is a twist on Father Andrew's Shrimp & Pasta dish.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lent, Shrimp, Pasta, garlic,
Servings: 6 people
Author: Father Andrew Umberg

Ingredients

  • 1/2 box Rotini pasta
  • 1/2 cup Olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 Tbsp Garlic or dried onion Minced
  • 1 pound Fresh Shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • ¼ tsp Black Pepper (Fresh Ground)
  • 20 Club Crackers Crushed
  • 1 bunch Italian Parsley
  • Romano Cheese or Parmesan for taste

Instructions

  • Cook pasta until al dente
  • Add Olive oil and Butter to a skillet heat it up then add the Garlic, salt the garlic and the add shrimp
  • Cook the shrimp until it’s a light pink -Make sure the shrimp is done
  • Add cooked pasta to the shrimp mixture
  • Chop parsley and add to mixture
  • Add 20 Club Crackers- smash the crackers into the mixture.
  • Ready to serve it.
  • Put the Pasta onto a platter and then add Parmesan Romano Cheese

On this show, Father Umberg and I cook in memory of our dear friend, Mari Lou Ollier. The lasagna recipe is her’s.

Lasagna

Author: Kathryn Raaker

Ingredients

  • 1 lb sweet or hot Italian sausage
  • 1/2 lb ground beef (80/20)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 15 oz container ricotta or cottage cheese
  • 3/4 lb mozzarella cheese sliced
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seed
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 4 cups canned tomatoes undrained
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 2 6 oz cans tomato paste
  • 12 oz box lasagna noodles
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Saute onion, garlic and meat in pan, stirring frequently until browned. Add sugar, 1 tablespoon salt, basil, fennel, pepper, and half of parsley; mix well.
  • Add tomatoes, tomato paste, and ½ cup water mashing tomatoes with a wooden spoon. Bring to boiling; reduce heat; simmer, covered and stirring occasionally, until thick 1 ½ hours. In a kettle bring 3 quarts of water and l tablespoon salt to boiling. Add lasagna, 2 or 3 at a time. Return to boiling, boil uncovered and stirring occasionally about 10 minutes. Drain in a colander. Preheat oven to 3750. In a medium bowl, combine ricotta, egg, remaining parsley, and salt; mix well. In the bottom of 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish, spoon 1 ½ cups sauce. Layer with 6 lasagna noodles, lengthwise and overlapping, to cover. Spread with half of the ricotta mixture, top with a third of mozzarella. Spoon I ½ sauce over cheese; sprinkle with ¼ Parmesan. Repeat layering, starting with 6 lasagna noodles and ending with 1 1/2 cups sauce sprinkled with parmesan. Spread with remaining sauce; top with rest of mozzarella and parmesan. Cover with foil, tucking around the edge. Bake 25 minutes· remove foil· bake uncovered 25 minutes longer, or until bubbly. Cool 15 minutes before serving.

Fr Umberg’s Orange Glazed Arugula Salad

Course: Main Dish, Side Dish

Ingredients

  • 1 Medium Navel Orange
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 15 oz box Baby Arugula
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 2 Tbsp (1/8 cup) craisins

Instructions

  • In a small skillet pour the olive oil and heat up till hot then add your orange zest
  • Spread the zest around the skillet let boil for a few seconds and turn off heat add sugar, salt, and Balsamic Vinegar. Let it cool to room temperature then add the pecans and craisins. Put the Arugula in a bowl add dressing mix well and serve or refrigerate for 30 min.

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).

In this show, Kathryn and her friend Terry, prepare some quick and easy meals.

Thai Chicken or Turkey Lettuce Cups

Two cups per person
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp Canola oil divided
  • 3 Tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp light brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 8 Butter Lettuce Leaves
  • 1 1/2 cups English Cucumbers chopped and seeds removed
  • 1 lb Ground Turkey or Ground Chicken
  • 1 cup matchstick carrots (You can also coarse grate the carrots)
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Mint, Parsley, or Cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped roasted peanuts (unsalted are best)

Instructions

  • Combine 2 tablespoons oil, soy sauce, sugar, and vinegar in a bowl, stirring with a whisk.
  • Heat remaining 1 Tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Turkey or chicken and cook for 7 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring to crumble. Add 1/4 cup soy sauce mixture; cook 4 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
  • Place about 3 Tablespoons Turkey or chicken mixture in each lettuce leaf; top evenly with cucumber, carrot. Drizzle evenly with remaining soy sauce mixture. Sprinkle with mint, parsley, or cilantro. Top with chopped peanuts.

Notes

Calories 426
Fat 20g
Protein 32g
Carb 24 g
Fiber 7 g
Sugars 13 g
Potassium 45%DV
Sodium 538mg

Pineapple upside down Cake –Miniatures

PER SERVING - 1 cake equals 290 calories (you can cut the calories by using Splenda) Note: I personally only ate half and served the other half to my loved one.
Course: Dessert
Servings: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp Butter melted, divided
  • 2 tsp Brown Sugar
  • 2 Slices canned unsweetened pineapple
  • 2 Maraschino Cherries
  • 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 3 Tbsp Splenda or sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 3 Tbsp fat-free milk ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • Dash Ground Nutmeg Optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven 350°
  • Pour 1 tsp butter into each of two 10-oz. ramekins coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Top with a pineapple slice. Place a cherry in the center of each pineapple slice; set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. Beat in the milk, vanilla, and remaining butter just until combined. Spoon over pineapple.
  • Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes. Run a knife around edges of ramekins; invert onto dessert plates. Serve warm.

Notes

Nutrition
8 g fat (5 g sat. Fat)
21 mg chol.
318 mg sodium
53 g carb.
1 g fiber
3 g protein

Kathryn’s Pureed Tomato Soup

MAKES: 4 servings Ingredients:
Course: Soup

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp Canola oil
  • 1/4 cup onion finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup celery finely chopped
  • 2 14 1/2 oz cans Diced tomatoes Liquid included
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 tsp Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Basil Substitute: 1/2 cup fresh chopped basil
  • 1/4 tsp dried Oregano you can use fresh oregano –chopped
  • 1/4 tsp coarsely ground pepper

Instructions

  • In a large saucepan, heat canola oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and celery; cook and stir 2-4 minutes or until tender. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat; simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
  • Puree the soup using an immersion blender. If you are using a regular blender, make sure the opening on top is open and cover with a dish towel. Top with croutons, day-old bread cut up into cubes (French bread). Serve in small bowls. You can freeze the soup, as well, just make sure it is completely cool before freezing.

Notes

Nutrients
Serving size,  1 1/4 cups,  is 76 calories
2g fat
627 mg sodium
13g carbs (9g sugars, 4 g fiber)
2g protein

Beer Cheese Soup- Kathryn Raaker‘s Version

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Comfort Foods

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup Butter cut into chunks
  • 3/4 cup All-purpose
  • 1 bottle or can Light beer
  • 4 cups Chicken or vegetable broth
  • 3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup Parmesan Cheese Shredded Cheese
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp Ground mustard
  • 1/4 tsp of Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp of Pepper
  • 1 8 inch Rounded Rye or Wheat Bread – Cut off the top of the round bread and scoop out the Breadthe center as you are using this as a serving bowl for the soup.

Instructions

Roux

  • Melt butter in a large pot or skillet set over medium heat. Add flour and whisk until smooth. Cook 2-3.

Soup

  • Add broth, beer and stir until thick. Next, add Cayenne and Black pepper, ground mustard, and Worchester sauce. Once all is combined, stir in the cheeses. Continue cooking until cheese is melted. Reduce heat and simmer 10 min. Serve in a Bread Bowl. Will serve 2 to 5 people.

Notes

Rather than getting one round loaf, purchase smaller bread bowls and serve individually.

Wonton Soup

Servings: 1 cup

Ingredients

  • 6 oz bulk pork, turkey or Chicken Sausage Links can be used, just cut out of the skins.
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs Japanese
  • 1 large Egg lightly beaten
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp thinly sliced green onions divided
  • 32 oz carton reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 bunch baby bok choy coarsely chopped, (optional - 2 cups fresh spinach)
  • 2 stalks celery thinly sliced.
  • 1 cup uncooked extra-wide egg noodles
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Basil coarsely chopped
  • cup ½coarsely chopped fresh basil

Instructions

  • Combine sausage, bread crumbs, egg, and 2 Tbsp. green onion; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into ¾-inch balls.
  • In a large saucepan, bring the chicken broth and soy sauce to a boil. Carefully drop meatballs into soup. Stir in the bok choy (or spinach), celery, and noodles; return to a boil. Cook, uncovered, until the meatballs are cooked through and noodles are tender, 10-12 minutes. Stir in basil and remaining green onions; remove from heat and serve delicious!

Notes

Nutrition 1 cup:
234 cal
13g fat ( 4g sat. fat)
83mg chol.
1193mg sod
15g carb. (2g sugars, l g fiber)
14g protein

Kathryn is passionate about healthy cooking so she and NxStage Patient Advocate, Celeste Fuller, prepare some healthy Thanksgiving dishes. Kathryn wants to thank Chef Aaron McCargo from Fresenius Kidney Care for his Rustic Apple Cinnamon Filled Phyllo Pastries recipe.

Rustic Apple Cinnamon Filled Phyllo Pastries

Servings: 6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Apples (3½ peeled medium-diced Granny Smith, Gala and/or Honeycrisp apples)
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Butter unsalted, firm
  • ¼ cup Butter unsalted, melted (for buttering phyllo pastry sheets)
  • ¼ teaspoon Cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 package phyllo dough 6 sheets

In a Small Bowl:

  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar

Optional Garnish:

  • powdered sugar, fresh mint sprigs, and whipped cream
  • Optional garnish: powdered sugar fresh mint sprigs, and whipped cream

Instructions

Apple mixture:

  • Preheat oven to 350° F. In a large sauté pan on medium-high heat, sauté apples in butter for 6–8 minutes. Stir in cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar. Cook for an additional 3–4 minutes. In a small cup, mix cornstarch and vanilla extract until dissolved. Stir into apple mixture and cook for an additional two minutes on medium-high heat. Turn off heat and set mixture aside.

Phyllo dough pastries:

  • Lightly grease a large 6-muffin tin pan. Starting with the first sheet of phyllo dough, brush each side with melted butter then dust with the powdered sugar and cinnamon mix. Continue until all 6 sheets have been buttered and dusted with sugar and cinnamon mix, stacking one sheet on top of the other as you go. Cut each stack into 6 squares. Line the bottom and sides of each muffin cup using one stack of squares, leaving some of the squares hanging over the edges of the muffin cups. Fill each phyllo-lined muffin cup halfway to three-quarters full with the apple mixture (this will depend on how big the apples are cut), making sure each phyllo-lined muffin cup has equal amounts of apple mixture. Fold excess phyllo dough over the apples in each muffin cup. Bake in preheated oven at 350° F for 8–10 minutes or until golden brown. Optional: Garnish with powdered sugar, fresh mint sprigs and/or whipped cream.

Notes

Nutritional Information:
Calories 280 cal, Total Fat 13 g,  Saturated Fat 8 g, Trans Fat 0 g,  Cholesterol 31 mg,  Sodium 97 mg,  Carbohydrates 38 g,  Protein 2 g,  Phosphorus 33 mg,  Potassium 177 mg, Dietary Fiber 4.9 g,  Calcium 44 mg

Dry Rubbed Turkey Wings – by Chef McCargo’s Receipe

Servings: 7 servings

Ingredients

  • 7 whole turkey wings

Chef McCargo’s Barbecue Spice Rub:

  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons granulated garlic
  • 2 teaspoons dehydrated onion flakes
  • 2 teaspoons dark chili powder
  • 14 tablespoons low-sodium barbecue sauce 2 Tbsp per wing

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375° F.

Spice Rub Directions:

  • In a small bowl mix, brown sugar, black packed dark brown sugar, black pepper, red pepper flakes, smoked paprika, granulated garlic, dehydrated onion flakes, chili powder.

Wings Directions:

  • Pat wings dry and pierce with fork on both sides. Rub wings liberally with spice rub, saving 1 tablespoon for later. Place wings on baking sheet tray and bake wrapped in foil for 30 minutes. Remove wings from oven and discard foil, flip over and cook for an additional 30 minutes. Sprinkle rest of seasoning on wings and flip back over. Turn off oven and let wings sit in oven for 15 minutes,
  • Serve with a side of low-sodium barbecue sauce.

Notes

Nutrition Per Serving:
Calories 352,  Total Fat 9 g, Saturated Fat 2 g, Trans Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 103 mg, Sodium 380 mg, Carbohydrates 41 g, Protein 25 g, Phosphorus 159 mg, Potassium 251 mg, Dietary Fiber 0.6 g, Calcium 50 mg

Roast Pork Loin With Sweet and Tart Apple Stuffing

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Thanksgiving
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

Cherry Marmalade Glaze:

  • ½ cup sugar-free orange marmalade
  • ¼ cup apple juice
  • ¼ cup dried cherries
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

Apple Stuffing:

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 cups packed cubed Hawaiian rolls or any white bread
  • ½ cup finely diced Granny Smith Macintosh or Honey Crisp apple
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons finely diced onions
  • 2 tablespoons finely diced celery
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme or ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup low-sodium chicken stock

Roast Pork Loin:

  • 1 pound Hormel® natural boneless pork loin
  • 2 18-inch pieces butcher twine

Instructions

Cherry Marmalade Glaze:

  • Mix all glaze ingredients in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until marmalade is melted and starts to simmer. Turn off heat and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 400° F.

Apple Stuffing:

  • Sauté all ingredients in canola oil except for chicken stock for 2–3 minutes in large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Slowly add chicken stock until moist, but not too wet. (You may not need it all, depending on how much juice is released from the apples during cooking.)
  • Remove from heat and chill to room temperature.

Pork Loin Directions:

  • Meanwhile, cut five slits about 1 inch apart along the length of the loin, forming several pockets. Stuff each pocket with about 2 tablespoons of stuffing (there should be a little left over). Tie one long piece of twine around the length of the loin and tie additional twine across the shorter length as needed to keep the stuffing in place.
  • Place remaining stuffing on a baking sheet tray, place tied stuffed pork on top and bake for 45 minutes at 400° F or until you reach an internal temperature of 160° F.
  • Spoon on the dried cherry marmalade glaze, shut oven heat off and let rest in oven for 10–15 minutes. Remove pork loin, slice into portions then serve.

Notes

Nutrition Per Serving:
Calories 287, Total Fat 14 g, Saturated Fat 5 g, Trans Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 47 mg, Sodium 338 mg, Carbohydrates 23 g, Protein 16 g, Phosphorus 26 mg, Potassium 330 mg, Dietary Fiber 1 g, Calcium 44 mg

Orzo Salad

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup orzo pasta (or ¼ box)
  • ¼ cup fresh yellow peppers diced
  • ¼ cup fresh red peppers diced
  • ¼ cup fresh green peppers diced
  • ½ cup fresh red or Vidalia onion diced
  • 2 cups fresh zucchini medium-cubed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 3 tablespoons Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary chopped
  • ½ teaspoon Black Pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried Oregano
  • ½ teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • ¼ cup olive oil

Instructions

In a small bowl:

  • Mix lemon juice, lemon zest, ¼ cup olive oil, cheese, rosemary, pepper, oregano and red pepper flakes in a large bowl.

Pasta and Vegetables

  • Cook orzo pasta according to box directions, drain and let sit. (Do not rinse.) Sauté peppers, onions, and zucchini on medium-high heat with 2 tablespoons of oil in large pan until translucent. Add sautéed vegetables and orzo pasta into the large bowl and fold gently until well mixed. Pour lemon mixture over pasta and vegetables. Mix gently. Serve at room temperature or cold.

Notes

Nutrition Per Serving:
Calories 342 cal, Total Fat 22 g, Saturated Fat 4 g, Trans Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 3 mg, Sodium 66 mg, Carbohydrates 30 g, Protein 7 g, Phosphorus 122 mg, Potassium 317 mg, Dietary Fiber 2.8 g, Calcium 77 mg

Homemade Herbed Biscuits

Servings: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • cup skim milk
  • 3 tablespoons chives or any other herb fresh or dry to taste
  • nonstick cooking spray or parchment paper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400° F.
  • Spray cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, mix flour, cream of tartar and baking soda. Then mix in mayonnaise with a fork until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. In a small bowl, combine milk and herbs, and add to the flour mixture. Stir until combined.
  • Place heaping tablespoons on the cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Refrigerate until ready to use.

Notes

Nutrition Per Serving:
Calories 109 cal, Total Fat 4 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Trans Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 2 mg, Sodium 88 mg, Carbohydrates 15 g, Protein 3 g, Phosphorus 34 mg, Potassium 85 mg, Dietary Fiber 0.5 g, Calcium 21 mg

In this episode of The Chef, You and I, Kathryn and her guest, Christine Simolke prepare some Italian dishes. They also discuss Christine’s new book, Children of Italy.

Peppers Siciliano from Patsy's Restaurant NYC

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil plus 2 Tbsp. for drizzling
  • 4 cloves garlic optional
  • 4 roasted red bell peppers sliced
  • 1 Tbsp chopped anchovies with oil
  • 2 Tbsp capers rinsed and drained
  • 18 kalamata olives chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Chopped basil or 1/2 tsp. dried
  • Pinch dried Oregano
  • 1/3 cup vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • Loaf of Italian bread sliced and toasted

Instructions

  • Preheat broiler. Heat olive oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, if using, sauté, add peppers, sauté for 2 minutes. Add anchovies, capers, olives, basil, oregano, broth & wine. Stir until blended & cook 3-4 minutes. Add salt & pepper. Place spoonful of mixture on toasted Italian bread. Sprinkle each with breadcrumbs & drizzle with olive oil. Broil on low for 2-3 minutes, until topping is golden.

Antipasto Salad - Vegetarian

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

Salad

  • 1 large head Romaine lettuce chopped
  • 2 roma tomatoes seeded and chopped
  • 1 16 oz jar jar pepperoncini or friggitello pickled peppers
  • 16 black olives or kalamata olives
  • 1 English cucumber peeled & chopped
  • 4 oz mozzarella or provolone cheese cubed
  • Fresh basil and parsley chopped
  • 1 15 oz can can chick peas drained, Garbanzo

Dressing

  • 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper

Instructions

  • Mix salad Ingredients in a large bowl. Combine dressing ingredients in a pint Mason jar, shake to combine. Pour over salad and toss.

Pasta Bean Soup (Pasta e Fagioli)

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian

Ingredients

  • 4 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 4 cloves Minced Garlic optional
  • 4 stalks celery chopped
  • 2 15 oz cans Cannellini beans or pinto beans
  • 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 4 cup vegetable or chicken broth + more
  • 1 1/4 cup Ditalini pasta
  • 1 tsp Basil dried or 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh
  • 1 tsp Oregano dried (optional)
  • 2 tsp parsley
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • Parmesan cheese grated

Instructions

  • In olive oil, cook onion, garlic, celery over medium heat until lightly browned. Add beans, tomatoes & broth. Add seasonings (basil, oregano, parsley, garlic or regular salt, pepper. Cook for 30 minutes, bring to a boil & add pasta. Stir and check pasta at 8-10 minutes, may need slightly longer for your taste. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese.

Cooked Apples w/ Raisins & Pecans

Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 Apples (Honey Crisp Fuigi or Granny Smith
  • 1/4 cup Butter
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup chopped Pecans
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar

Instructions

  • Core, peel and slice apples. In a large skillet, melt butter and brown sugar. Add apple slices. Sprinkle with raisins, pecans and brown sugar. Cook for several minutes.

Option:

  • Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

Lower calorie option:

  • Omit butter and brown sugar. Spray skillet with cooking spray to brown Apples. Substitute Splenda or other sugar substitute in place of brown sugar.

Kathryn' s Holiday Cod

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Place 2 tablespoons butter in a microwave-safe bowl; melt in microwave on high, about 30 seconds. Stir buttery round crackers into melted butter. Place remaining 2 tablespoons butter in a 7x11-inch baking dish. Melt in the preheated oven, 1 to 3 minutes. Remove dish from oven. Coat both sides of cod in melted butter in the baking dish. Bake cod in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Remove from oven; top with lemon juice, wine, and cracker mixture. Place back in oven and bake until fish is opaque and flakes easily with a fork, about 10 more minutes. Garnish baked cod with parsley and green onion. Serve with lemon wedges.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Main Dish, Side Dish
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 1 medium Lemon sliced
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup Panko Bread Crums
  • 1/2 teaspoon Rock Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Butter
  • 1 or 2 Filets Cod

Instructions

  • Take Cod and Marinate in 1 cup of White wine and place lemon slices on top in a dish and cover and refrigerate for about 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray Baking Pan with Pam Spray or Olive Oil Spray use 9 x11 baking dish.
  • Coat both sides of cod in melted butter then coat with Panko Crumbs on both sides and then place in in the baking dish. Bake cod in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven; bake until fish is opaque and flakes easily with a fork, Garnish baked cod with parsley and green onion. Serve with lemon wedges.

Kathryn and friend Kim Ellis make her special recipes from Down-under

 

Australian Herb Chicken

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Comfort Foods
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 pieces chicken legs and thighs
  • 1/3 cup 1/3 cup olive oil Virgin Olive oil
  • 1 med. Lemon lemon zest
  • 3 cloves garlic or 1/4 red onion
  • 1 bunch thyme, rosemary,sage -fresh a handful
  • 1 tsp Rock Salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper, freshly milled
  • 2 Sprays Olive oil Spray

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375F Grind herbs in mortar and pestle, add lemon and continue to grind to a paste, add salt and pepper. Chop the onion and grind together with the herb mix. Cut extra fat off chicken and rub the skin with olive oil. Spray baking pan with olive oil and place chicken pieces skin side up. Spread paste on chicken and add lemon quarters randomly in the pan with a few sprigs of herbs. Drizzle with Olive Oil. Place into the oven for 45 mins or till juice runs clear when you push a skewer into the chicken..

Kim's Oven Browned Potatoes

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Comfort Foods

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Small Red Potatoes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil Virgin
  • 1/4 red onion diced
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper

Instructions

  • Quarter potatoes and leave skins on, remove any blemishes or eyes. Chop onion into one inch pieces. Spray pan with Olive Oil spray and place potatoes and onion in ovenproof dish, drizzle with olive oil and add ground salt and pepper. Mix with hands to coat potatoes and onion. Bake till golden brown and tender about 20 mins.

Down-Under Asparagus with Bacon

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Comfort Foods
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 Bunch (12) Asparagus Spears
  • 1 Rasher/piece bacon Thick
  • 1 tablespoon Butter or Dob
  • 2 Sprays olive oil
  • 4 Pieces Aluminum Foil 10x 10 inches

Instructions

  • Wash asparagus and chop tough ends off. Tear off a piece of foil and double it big enough to hold about 8 asparagus spears. Spray with Olive oil and then add asparagus, chopped Bacon and butter – then fold up the foil so it is sealed tightly and will fit in a fry pan. Heat the frypan and place the foil container in the pan. You should hear it sizzling and it will cook in around 8-10 minutes.

 

 

Australian Herb Chicken

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Comfort Foods
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 pieces chicken legs and thighs
  • 1/3 cup 1/3 cup olive oil Virgin Olive oil
  • 1 med. Lemon lemon zest
  • 3 cloves garlic or 1/4 red onion
  • 1 bunch thyme, rosemary,sage -fresh a handful
  • 1 tsp Rock Salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper, freshly milled
  • 2 Sprays Olive oil Spray

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375F Grind herbs in mortar and pestle, add lemon and continue to grind to a paste, add salt and pepper. Chop the onion and grind together with the herb mix. Cut extra fat off chicken and rub the skin with olive oil. Spray baking pan with olive oil and place chicken pieces skin side up. Spread paste on chicken and add lemon quarters randomly in the pan with a few sprigs of herbs. Drizzle with Olive Oil. Place into the oven for 45 mins or till juice runs clear when you push a skewer into the chicken..