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Harissa

Harissa

Pepper, garlic, and spices are used to create an amazingly deep flavored chili sauce called harissa. Originating in Tunisia, this North Africa pepper sauce is also common in Libya, Algeria and Morocco. Used as an ingredient in goat or fish stew, harissa is also used in lablabi, a chickpea soup usually eaten for breakfast, and to flavor couscous. In addition the paste like pepper sauce makes an excellent rub for meats and eggplant. In regions like Tunisia that experience extreme temperatures and have little refrigeration, hot pepper paste is believed to act as a preservative for meat.

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King’s Hawaiian Cuban Sliders

King’s Hawaiian Cuban Sliders

Layers of tender pulled pork, thinly sliced ham, Swiss cheese, and dill pickles are pressed between sweet Hawaiian jalapeno rolls to create an amazing sandwich, the Cuban Slider.  This southern Florida treat also known as a Cubano, is packed full of flavor.  Delicious and easy to make, this sandwich is sure to become a family favorite.  Cuban sliders will also be a huge hit at your next game-day half-time buffet.

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Pork Ribs with Kraut ~ Choucroute Garnie

Pork Ribs with Kraut ~ Choucroute Garnie

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Pork spareribs, smoked sausage, and cured bacon are slowly cooked in a bed of sauerkraut to tender perfection. Choucroute garnie, a traditional specialty of the Alsace region of France, reflects its German heritage. Steaming platters of sauerkraut are piled high with a variety of hearty sausages, cured meats, and cooked potatoes. (more…)

Grasshopper Brownies

Grasshopper Brownies

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Rich chocolate and cool mint mingle to create an explosion of flavor in these grasshopper brownies.  This recipe utilizes brownie mix and canned frosting to make an easy and delicious quick treat.  (more…)