Chef garret's Recipes


Add the lentils to the cold water and soak overnight. Bring to a boil in a large kettle, turn off heat and let stand for 2 hours. Fry onions, garlic cloves, and meat in a little oil or butter, for fifteen minutes. Drain the lentils, keeping the water, combine... - 41.1579

Urnabai's Spiced Almond Chicken

Blend marinade ingredients. Combine lemon juice and cayenne, rub over chicken pieces, sprinkle salt over and let stand 30 minutes at room temperature. Make marinade, pour over chicken, refrigerate for 24 hours turning now and then. Remove chicken from... - 40.2815

Avocado And Citrus Salad

Arrange on lettuce and add chilled dressing. - 35.23

Christiana Campbell's Shrimp And Lobster

Partially cook green pepper in boiling water, remove and cut in half. Reserve. Scald tomatoes in boiling water for 1 minute, drain, remove skin, and cut in half. Squeeze and discard the juice and cut into bite size pieces, reserve. Cook rice according to... - 43.8367

Sausage, Cabbage And Beer

Brown sausages and garlic in a deep frying pan or electric frying pan, being careful not to burn garlic. Drain off excess fat. Slowly pour in beer, stirring up the brown drippings. Simmer gently. Add coarsely cut cabbage, caraway seed and pepper. Cover and... - 32.3083

Brown Bread Kennedy

Stir all dry ingredients together well. Blend in buttermilk, egg and honey (if used) together, and add to dry mixture. Pour into greased loaf pan. Bake at 375°F for 45 minutes. Keep refrigerated. - 40.4688

Lime Chiffon Pie

In top of double boiler, combine egg yolks, lime juice, 1/2 cup sugar and salt. Cook, stirring, until slightly thickened. Remove from heat, stir in softened gelatine, lime peel and food colour. Set aside to cool. At high speed, beat whites until soft peaks... - 42.3902

Broiled Scallops

Thaw frozen scallops in milk and dry thoroughly. On each scallop there is a small white muscle which should be removed to have the most tender morsel. Start the broiler. Butter baking shells or a flat oven proof dish. In a hot frying pan saute scallops and... - 34.3398


Cream the cheese and butter. Add the sugar and flavouring and beat until smooth and fluffy. Ice cake when it is quite cool. - 21.9679

Raku Minestrone

Cook slowly together one hour. Add 1 package frozen squash. Cook 1/2 hour more and serve. As you can see, ingredients may be added or subtracted according to your stock on hand. For a "raku" firing, a family reunion or other large casual gathering, make the... - 38.0179

Sauce For Athenian Chicken

Heat the oil in a pot and cook the celery, carrot and onion slowly for 15 minutes. Add the tomato, tomato juice, salt and pepper and cook for 15 minutes. Add brandy and chicken stock. Simmer uncovered for about one hour. Reserve for chicken. - 33.8175

Raspberry Vinegar

Put raspberries in bowl and break apart with fork. Stir in vinegar and refrigerate. Next day stir in half the sugar and return to refrigerator. Third day strain through cheesecloth or very fine sieve. Measure juice and add 2 oz brandy for each cup of... - 28.689

Old Fashioned Chicken Soup With Matzo Balls Jewish Pencillin

Clean and cut up chicken in eighths. Place in large pot with 3 quarts cold water. Bring to rolling boil. Remove from heat and skim until soup is clear. Return to stove, cover and cook on low heat for an hour approximately or until chicken is almost... - 38.3448

The Inksetter Date And Nut Cake

Cream the shortening and sugar. Add the egg and beat well. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and the spices. Add milk and flour alternately. Beat well and finally fold in dates and nuts. Bake in a 9 inch cake pan which has been greased and... - 40.1036

Anne's Oatcakes

Cut shortening into dry ingredients. Stir in water to just moisten. Form ball and roll out dough a little thicker than piecrust. Cut into diamond shapes. Bake at 375° for 20 minutes on ungreased sheets. - 31.7925

Artichoke Squares

Saute the onion and garlic in the marinade drained from one of the jars of artichokes. In your food processor or blender, combine the rest of the ingredients. Stir into the sauteed vegetables and pour into a greased 9 x 9 inch pan. Bake at 350° for 30... - 40.4831

Lover's Cumberland Sauce

Simmer together for 5 minutes. Leave 3—4 days before using. Serve chilled. - 33.671

Caesar Salad

Wash, and tear in bite-sized pieces, one head of romaine lettuce. Chill. In large salad bowl mash fillets of canned anchovies' or equivalent in anchovy paste. Whisk in with fork, raw egg. Add red wine vinegar and olive oil (use sunflower oil for a lighter... - 45.9473

Adas Pollo

Wash rice. In a frying pan, fry onions in oil. Add sliced or cubed beef. Add spices and salt and pepper. Let cook till beef is tender. Fry raisins in a little oil. Mix saffron in 1/2 cup water. Boil some water in a large stew pan and add some salt, then add... - 45.7413

Beer Batter For Fish

Mix together all ingredients except egg white, and set aside for a short time. (If too watery add more pancake mix). Just before using add stiffly beaten egg white. Dredge fish fillets in flour, dip in batter, and fry in butter. - 27.8056

Pots De Crème The Easy Way

mix for one minute and pour into demitasse cups. Chill and serve. - 27.0899

Almond Bark

Melt chocolate, in double boiler. Stir until smooth and creamy. Remove from heat and stir in almonds. Spread on chilled, buttered cookie sheet. Let cool. Break into chunks. - 29.7627

Pierogi Dough

Mix all ingredients except 1 Tbsp oil and the salt. Knead. Cover and let stand for 1/2 hour. Roll out dough to 1/8 inch thick. Cut into circles, fill and press edges together well with a fork. Edges can be brushed with water or milk to seal better. Can be... - 34.8323

Secret Coating Mix For Fried Chicken

Dry the parts, coat with melted margarine and then the mix. Bake at 360° for 1 hour. - 21.9856

Marinade For Flank Steak

Combine all ingredients and marinate the steak for 24 to 48 hours. Broil or barbeque 4 minutes on each side. To serve, slice in thin strips—about 1/2 to 3/4 inch. - 31.1984

Mushroom Mousse

Chop mushrooms and saute briefly in butter. Soften gelatine in sherry and chicken broth. Dissolve over hot water. Add egg yolk, lemon juice, Tabasco sauce, mayonnaise, onion and cream. Blend or process until smooth. Beat egg white and fold into mushroom... - 38.445

June's Plain Citron And Almond Cake

Sift together and set aside, the sifted flour, salt and baking powder. Cream the butter and sugar together and add vanilla and almond extracts. Add the egg whites, one by one, beating well. Add milk and stir in dry ingredients. Fold in fruit and almonds. Bake... - 41.7627

Breakfast Crepes

Beat eggs and salt together. Add remaining ingredients. Beat until smooth. Let stand one hour. Stir. Put about 2 Tbsp batter on greased hot griddle. Spread as thin as possible, 5 to 6 inches in diameter. Cook first side until bubbles appear on top. Turn and... - 37.6221

Swiss Lemon Twist

In large bowl, stir together the milk, honey and butter. Let cool to lukewarm. Soften the yeast in the water and add, with the eggs, lemon juice and rind, to the lukewarm milk mixture. Mix well. Add the flour, one cup at a time, mixing well after each... - 43.9943

Deviled Crab

Saute bread crumbs in half the butter. Blend rest of the ingredients, except crab, to a puree and gently bring to a boil. Stir crab into the pan and divide the mixture into shells. Spread breadcrumbs over and bake at 350° for about 15 minutes. - 33.2459

Sauce Verte

Combine all the ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Chill before serving. - 29.8924

Coated Roast Pork

Place roast on rack in drip pan. Blend remaining ingredients and spread on meat. Roast 45 to 50 minutes per pound at 275°F. Meat will be crisp outside but tender and juicy inside. - 29.0579

Dolmadakia Stuffed Vine Leaves

Drain rice and mix next 8 ingredients in a glass or pottery bowl. Rinse store-bought vineleaves as needed or blanch picked fresh leaves in boiling water and drain. Lay vine leaf shiny side down, place 1/2 Tbsp of rice (quantity depending on size of leaf) and... - 41.1447

Shepherd's Pie

Add cream and butter to mashed potatoes. You may use food processor to mince the beef, but the texture is much nicer if you use a meat grinder, however the latter takes more time and patience. Saute the onion slightly, add salt and pepper and mix into the... - 34.8407

Poppa's Favourite Beef And Oyster Pie

Dredge beef with flour and brown. Add all liquids and onions and cook until beef is tender. Drain oysters. When beef is cooked, add oysters. Adjust seasonings and thicken, if necessary. Line sides of a deep pie dish with pastry, letting it hang over edge... - 36.3397

Bavarian Apple Torte

Cream margarine, sugar and vanilla. Blend in flour. Spread dough on bottom and sides of a 9-inch spring form pan. Combine softened cream cheese and sugar; mix well. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Pour into pastry lined pan. Combine sugar and cinnamon. Toss... - 46.6841

Cabbage In Beer

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and cook for 15 minutes. - 21.474

Danish Apple Cake

Peel and section apples. Simmer, covered, in a little water until soft. Sweeten to taste. Add vanilla and cool. In heavy skillet place breadcrumbs, sugar and enough butter to moisten breadcrumbs as you toast them golden brown. COOL. In a glass bowl make 6... - 43.6029

Green Pea Thoup

Soak dried peas overnight. (Not split peas!) Boil ham hock in about 8 cups of water. Drain peas and add to pot along with the vegetables, except split peas. Cook until meat comes away from the bone. Remove bone, and dice the meat. Cook until peas are soft... - 37.9967

Whipped Butter

Combine skim milk powder and water. WHip butter until it is creamy and add the milk and water. Beat for about 5 minutes. Metric or not, cooking is still cooking! - 23.2058

Pickled Watermelon Rind

Remove spice bag and add 1 to 2 cups maraschino cherries, bottle. - 24.418

Coconut Pound Cake

Cream together the butter and sugar. Add the cup of all-purpose flour. Add the eggs one at a time and the almond extract. Beat until light and fluffy. Mix together the second cup of flour with the coconut and stir into the batter. Pour into a greased and... - 41.8821

Salmon Mousse

Soften gelatine in hot water and dissolve in boiling water. Cool. Add mayonnaise, lemon juice, onion, Tabasco, paprika and salt. Let set to the consistency of egg white. In processor or blender, puree salmon and cheese. Add to gelatine. Fold in whipped cream... - 45.2883


Heat 4 Tbsp butter or oil in dutch oven. Add garlic, ginger, cayenne and cumin seeds and fry for 3 minutes. Add cubed meat and brown. Stir in cinnamon bark, cloves, peppercorns, cardamom, yoghurt and 1 tsp salt. Mix well and add 5/8 cup water. Bring to a... - 43.8951

Cheesecake Supreme

Beat cheese thoroughly. Gradually add sugar and cream well. Add egg yolks—one at a time. Beat. Stir in flour, sour cream and flavouring. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Pour carefully into crumb-lined pan. Bake at 300°F for 1 hour. Turn oven off and... - 45.0507


Heat oil in skillet and saute chicken over high heat for 6-7 minutes. Then pour teriyaki sauce in pan and cook for another 3-4 minutes, shaking skillet. Repeat the same process for chicken livers. Place 5-6 pieces chicken and livers alternately on bamboo... - 34.5043

Holiday Butter Balls

Cream sugar and butter. Beat in vanilla, coffee powder, cocoa, flour and salt. Stir in pecans. Shape into 1-inch balls. Bake on ungreased sheets at 325°F for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool and serve. - 42.1264

Angel Cake - Small

Sift flour with first 3/8 cup of sugar. Beat whites, cream of tartar, salt and vanilla till stiff enough to hold up in soft peaks but still moist, glossy. Add remaining 3/8 cup sugar to whites, 2 Tbsp at a time, beating after each addition. Sift about 1/2 of... - 38.9588

Brandy Sauce

The mixture may be refrigerated at this point. Fifteen minutes before serving, heat in a double boiler, stir until thickened. Add 2 or 3 Tbsps of brandy Serve in a heated sauce boat to pour on each serving of souffle. A topping of chilled whipped cream makes... - 22.0865

Freida's Incomparable Pastry

Mix lightly together until it forms a ball, and chill, covered, overnight. Roll out, using plenty of flour. Can be layered with wax paper and frozen. - 25.1445

Stuffed Tomatoes

Mix all together, correct seasoning. Stuff the drained tomatoes and place in an oiled baking dish, which can be taken to the table. Bake at 400° for 10-15 minutes. - 28.0641

Bechamel Sauce

Melt butter in a heavy saucepan. Stir in flour and lower heat. Add milk slowly, stirring constantly, then add liquid, stirring until smooth. Add lemon juice to egg and beat, add to milk mixture, again stirring until smooth. Serve. - 31.7571

Shrimp Pate

Soften gelatine in small amount of broth. In a small pan mix gelatine, broth, spices and shallots and cook until gelatine dissolves and shallots are soft. Process or blend mixture, shrimp, mayonnaise and lemon juice until smooth. Refrigerate until... - 32.5375


Clean mussel shells to remove barnacles and algae. Steam mussels in wine, with shallots, parsley sprigs, bay leaf, thyme and pepper until they open. (Discard any mussels whose shells have not opened). Remove mussels and set aside. Strain liquid through cheese... - 41.1184

Fattigmann Bakkels

Beat the egg yolks, white sugar and brandy together until thick and creamy. Stir the cream in slowly. Sift the flour and cardamom together and stir into batter. Wrap the soft dough in wax paper and chill several hours or overnight. On floured board roll... - 41.8593

Dill Dip

Combine and chill. Serve. - 25.581

Pork Tenderloin Munich

Cut pork into thin slices and flatten with the side of a meat cleaver to 2 inch diameter. Braise the pork in butter until done, very slowly at first, then increase heat until centre is pink. To make the sauce, melt 4 Tbsp butter in another pan. Add onions,... - 45.8792

Crab Gumbo

Combine the onions, tomatoes, water, okra, bay leaves, parsley, salt, thyme, and chili peppers in a saucepan. Cover and cook over medium heat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove bay leaves. Melt the butter in a frying pan. Add the crab meat and... - 42.6184

Gnocchi Verde

Combine and cook in a heavy skillet for 5 minutes. - 25.7955

Apricot Souffle With Brandy Sauce And Whipped Cream

Cover 1 ¼ cup dried apricots with water, and cook slowly until soft. Puree in a blender or processor. There should be about one cup of puree. Add 1/2 tsp almond extract. Beat egg whites, add cream of tartar and sugar gradually until they form peaks. You... - 38.3464

Blender Orange Cake

Sift the flour, soda and salt together and add the raisins. Place the prepared orange, shortening, sugar, eggs and sour cream in the blender or processor to make a puree. Add to dry ingredients, lightly and quickly. Pour into a well greased tube pan and bake... - 34.5194

Sauteed Zucchini

Saute onions in oil until transparent. Stir in minced garlic. Immediately add zucchini and saute until brown at the edges, about 5 to 7 minutes. Season, add basil and sprinkle with parmesan. - 30.5615


Combine the walnuts, sugar, and cocoa in bowl. Gradually add the egg yolks, beating well. Add the vanilla extract and lemon rind and mix well. Preheat oven to 350°F. Beattheegg whites until stiff but not dry and fold them into the mixture carefully. Butter a... - 42.359

Just The Best Banana Loaf You've Ever Tasted

Measure all ingredients into large bowl of electric mixer, one by one, beating until well blended. Pour into greased 9 x 13" or 2 loaf pans or large angel food pan. Bake at 275°F for 2 hours in centre of oven with a pan of water on bottom shelf. - 33.7266

Whipped Potatoes Parsnips

Cube potatoes, slice parsnips. Cook in salted water until very soft. Drain thoroughly in a colander. Add rest of ingredients and mix with hand mixer until very light. Pile into casserole and bake at 350° for 30 to 40 minutes or until light brown and... - 32.5871

Ettorina's Artichokes

Trim stems and peel outer leaves of artichokes until you reach tender leaves. Cut off top. Press down on table to open up leaves. Soak in water to clean and freshen. Mix bread crumbs, salt, pepper, parsley and chopped garlic. Add the oil and mix well. Drain... - 42.3241

Linzer Torte

Sift flour, nuts and cinnamon onto board. Mix in lemon rind. Make a well in middle for butter and sugar. Work together with fingertips until it forms a large ball. Don't overwork the dough or it will become sticky. Form ball, wrap in wax paper, chill at least... - 41.1759

Pear Marmalade

Simmer pears, chopped lemon and pineapple together in a large pot, stirring, until the fruit is transparent, about 20 to 25 minutes. Add sugar, powdered ginger and salt. Cook to the jam stage (it doesn't get very thick). Add cherries and candied ginger. Cook... - 36.6359

Four Day Pickles

Pour over cut-up vegetables 1 1/2 cups pickling salt and boiling water to cover. - 20.1331

Cucumber And Yogurt Salad

Mix yogurt, cucumber, onions, salt and pepper. Pour into serving bowl. Sprinkle with parsley and paprika. Cover and chill in refrigerator at least 1 hour. Serve as a soothing accompaniment to the spicier items. - 35.7197

Carrot Cake

Sift together all the dry ingredients. Add oil, beat in eggs one at a time. Fold in carrots, raisins, nuts and vanilla. Mix well. Pour into a 9 x 15 inch pan which has been well greased. Bake at 350°F for 35 to 40 minutes. - 42.2019

Ettorina's Gnocchi

Boil potatoes until they are semi-soft—very important! On your work surface, put 7 cups flour and salt, and mix. Make a well. Put boiled potatoes one at a time in a ricer and rice over the flour. Knead together. Cut a piece from dough, roll into a long... - 33.5479

Buffet Salmon Casserole

Drain salmon and flake. Mash bones and include them. Cube 4 slices of bread, place in bottom of a large baking dish. Mix together the salmon, mayonnaise, green pepper, celery, onion and salt. Spread over cubed bread. Trim crusts from remaining bread slices,... - 45.4572

Seafood Terrine

Dry seafood with paper towels. Place in blender or processor and blend until smooth. Add egg whites and seasonings. With machine running, slowly add cream, just until mixed. Remove all but 1/2 cup from container. Drain and squeeze thawed spinach until... - 41.7963

Mildred Gwynne's Pumpkin Preserves

Seed, peel and dice the pumpkin. Sprinkle with sugar and set aside. Next day, drain liquid from pumpkin into large heavy-bottomed pot. Measure pumpkin pulp and set aside. For every 10 cups pulp, add 7 cups sugar to liquid drained from pumpkin. Bring liquid... - 38.1973


Sift flour into work surface. Make a well and add whole eggs, water and salt in center. Knead thoroughly for about 1 to 2 minutes, or until dough is stiff and elastic. Do not over knead as it will be tough. Add a little more flour if needed. Cut dough in half... - 37.1727

Jim's Walnut Muffins

Mix all together in one bowl, stirring just until moistened. Bake in greased muffin tins at 400° for 25 minutes. - 31.6788


Mix all ingredients together with your hands and form meatballs. - 25.8204

Curried Fruit Bake

Drain fruit. Combine butter, brown sugar and curry powder. Pour mixture over fruit and bake for 1 hour at 350°. Serve with ham, lamb, or poultry. - 31.4543

Pakistani Meatballs

Pinch each of thyme, oregano, curry or turmeric for colour. Mix all ingredients together and form into little meatballs (walnut size). - 27.4474

Date Orange Muffins

Cut orange in pieces and remove pits. In blender put first four ingredients. Blend 3 minutes. Sift dry ingredients into bowl. Mix in chopped dates. Lightly stir in blended mixture. Bake at 400°F for 15 minutes. - 39.6272

Christiana Campbell's Tavern Spoon Bread

Grease a 2 quart casserole. Mix together well, sugar, salt and cornmeal. Add butter and boiling water, stirring constantly. Set aside to cool. Beat eggs with baking powder until very fluffy. Add to cooled cornmeal mixture. Stir in milk, pour into... - 43.2748

Mrs Brundage'sgrandmother's Lemon Pie

Cool slightly, pour into cooked pie shell, top with meringue made with 3 egg whites and 1/4 cup white sugar. Bake meringue at 275°F for 35 minutes. - 28.5581

Tangy Dip

Mix all together and let stand for two hours before serving. - 25.7678

Spiced Nuts

Heat butter in heavy trypan large enough to hold nuts in one layer. When butter starts to foam, add nuts and fry quickly, stirring. Keep butter from burning. Remove nuts with slotted spoon when well toasted. Drain on paper towels. Put salt and spices in small... - 35.3026

Teriyaki Sauce

Prepare ahead: Warm MIRIN or sherry over moderate heat. Ignite the MIRIN and shake pan gently until flame dies out. Stir in soy sauce and chicken stock and bring to aboil. Cool to room temperature. - 25.1134

Curry Soup

Melt the butter and gently saute the sliced onion, garlic, apple and thyme. Stir in the curry powder and flour. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes; gradually add stock and cook for a further 3 to 4 minutes. Just before serving, stir in the cream. - 37.1022

Candied Fruit Peel

Peel rind from fruit in quarters, shave off white membrane and cut into 1/4- inch-wide strips. Place in large saucepan with water to cover. Heat to boiling and simmer 15 minutes. Drain. Repeat with fresh water and drain two more times. Return rind to... - 41.473

Belgian Cookies

Cream margarine and sugar, add egg and vanilla and beat well. Sift together and add the dry ingredients. Roll out on floured board to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out with 2 inch round cutter. Bake on lightly greased sheets at 375°F for 8 minutes. Cool and put... - 42.5427

Broccoli And Creamed Corn

Arrange cooked broccoli spears in a shallow baking dish. Mix remaining ingredients together and spread over broccoli. Sprinkle the top with more buttered cracker crumbs and bake uncovered at 350° for 30 minutes. - 30.0717

Tokyo Glazed Spareribs

Mix together the first seven ingredients to make a paste and rub into both sides of ribs. Bake at 350° until tender and brown. - 31.4245

Gomer Jones' Spread

Mix it all up and spread on bread that has been toasted on one side.....then put under broiler. - 24.6885

Annapolis Valley Apple Butter

Cook apples in 1 cup cider until soft. Process or blend, 2 cups at a time, until pureed. For each cup of pulp, add 3/4 cup dark brown sugar. Add spices and 2 cups apple cider. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer until thick—at least 4 hours. Bottle in... - 35.2498

Glazed Almond Cookies

Cream butter and sugar until light. Beat in extracts and egg yolks. Add chopped nuts, flour and salt; mix well. Roll into 1 -inch balls, dip into unbeaten egg whites (this provides the glaze). Put two inches apart on greased cookie sheets. Put a whole almond... - 41.0713

Ruth's Pancake Mix

Mix all ingredients together. Store in jars. Use as prepared mix—1 cup mix to 1 cup milk or water, add 1 or 2 eggs and 1 or 2 Tbsp oil. - 31.662

Meatballs Provencale

Soak breadcrumbs in milk. Squeeze dry and add to ground meat. Add sauteed onion, eggs, salt and pepper. Mix well. Form into balls about the size of a prune. Makes about 48. Brown in a large skillet in the salad oil or beef fat. These can be made ahead and... - 38.1171

Dipping For Tuna

Prepare ahead: Combine ingredients for sauce, in a pan. Bring to a boil (uncovered), stirring constantly. Strain through a fine sieve and cool to room temperature. To Serve: Divide sauce into individual tiny dishes. Garnish each serving with 1/2 tsp WASABI... - 32.3191

Peach Chutney

Simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Remove spice bag. Add 1 tsp cloves and 2 tsp ginger and boil gently for 5 minutes. Bottle and seal. - 34.006

Easter Eggs

Knead until smooth and satiny, working in another 1 to 2 cups icing sugar. Into one-third of the fondant knead 1 tsp yellow food colour and form into 20 balls. Divide remaining two-thirds into 20 lots, pat each out flat and mold around "yolk" to form egg... - 34.1918

Golden Nuggets

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Add molasses and mix well. Stir together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and soda. Add alternately with milk to cream mixture. Add nuts and chips. Drop by teaspoon on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 400°F... - 45.5449