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Recipe: Creamy Chipotle Sauce

Recipe: Creamy Chipotle Sauce

Ingredients

¼ cup full fat mayonnaise
½ cup full fat sour cream
4 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
¼ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp onion powder
salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Blend all ingredients in a food processor or blender until well combined and smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Sauce will last up to one week stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

~ Marla Meridith

Recipe: Quick Spaghetti with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Recipe: Quick Spaghetti with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Ingredients

1 ½ lbs ripe tomatoes
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp sugar
freshly ground black pepper to taste
2 cloves garlic, minced
½ lb whole wheat spaghetti
¼ cup chopped fresh basil, plus more for topping
freshly grated parmesan for serving

Directions

While the pasta is cooking. Roughly chop 2/3 of the tomatoes. Over a large bowl, grate the rest of the tomatoes using the large holes of a box grater.

Combine the chopped and grated tomatoes, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, sugar, garlic and pepper in the large bowl. Let rest 10 minutes for the flavors to combine.

Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid. Immediately place the pasta back into the pasta pot.

Add the tomato sauce into the pasta with the 1/4 cup reserved cooking liquid. Cook over medium heat until hot and the cooking liquid is absorbed. Mix in the 1/4 cup chopped basil during the last minute.

Serve immediately with more basil and parmesan cheese.

~ Marla Meridith

Recipe: Shrimp Scampi with Linguine

Recipe: Shrimp Scampi with Linguine

Ingredients

1 lb linguine, cooked to package directions
1 lb large shrimp, cleaned, peeled (leaving tails) and slightly butterflied
1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3 tbsp chopped fresh Italian parsley
½ cup dry white wine
¼ fl oz olive oil
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 pinch red pepper (or more to taste)
a few pinches salt and pepper
3 tbsp unsalted , divided

Directions

Clean and peel the shrimp. Make the marinade. Combine the onion, garlic, olive oil, wine, lemon juice, parsley and seasonings in a large bowl. Place the shrimp in the bowl and marinate for 20-30 minutes.

While the shrimp is marinating. Cook pasta to package directions. Toss with olive oil.

Preheat the flat top grill or skillet on medium high. Melt 1 tbsp of the butter on the grill then place the shrimp and marinade on top. Cook for 2 minutes then flip the shrimp and cook for another minute or until cooked through. Toss with the rest of the butter.

Serve on top of the linguine. Top with more parsley.

~ Marla Meridith

Recipe: Smashed Brussels Sprouts with Remoulade Sauce

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Recipe: Louisiana Remoulade Sauce

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Recipe: Smashed Brussels Sprouts with Remoulade Sauce

Smashed Brussels Sprouts with Remoulade Sauce recipe, this dish will make Brussels sprouts lovers out of anyone! Roasted until they are golden brown and soft, then smothered in a creamy Louisiana style Remoulade Sauce.

2 lb. Brussels sprouts
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp sweet or smoked paprika
garlic salt
black pepper
–remoulade sauce1 cup full fat mayonnaise
2 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tbsp finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
1 tablespoon Louisiana-style hot sauce / Tobasco
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp capers, roughly chopped
1 tsp worcestershire sauce
1 tsp mild, sweet paprika
1 scallion, finely chopped
1/4 tsp kosher salt
For extra spice add 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
–garnish
freshly chopped Italian parsley
sweet paprika

For the Brussels sprouts:
Preheat oven to 450 degrees and bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
Trim the root ends of the brussels sprouts and discard any loose leaves (or save them to make brussels sprouts chips).
Once water is boiling, add brussels sprouts and cook 10-20 minutes, until tender. Boiling time depends on the size of the sprouts. Drain and add to a bowl of ice water to cool, this will stop the cooking. Drain.
Using a piece of parchment paper or plastic wrap, flatten the cooled brussels sprouts to 1/2 inch thickness with the back of a chefs knife or rubber kitchen mallet.
Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Toss with the olive oil. Sprinkle with the paprika.
Season with garlic salt and pepper.
Roast until crisp and deep brown around the edges, about 30-40 minutes, flipping over halfway through.
While the brussels sprouts are baking, make the Louisiana Remoulade sauce. Add all ingredients into a medium bowl and stir to combine.
Store in the refrigerator in an airtight jar. Flavors are best after sitting for at least one hour.
Top with the Remoulade sauce, freshly chopped parsley and sweet paprika.

~ Marla Meridith

Recipe: Louisiana Remoulade Sauce

Remoulade is a mayonnaise based sauce that’s flavor is defined by mustard, garlic, paprika and cajun seasonings. Excellent as a dip for shrimp, fried green tomatoes, fried pickles, veggies and excellent smothered on po boy sandwiches and all kinds of seafood.

1 1/2 cups

1 cup full fat mayonnaise
2 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tbsp finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
1 tablespoon Louisiana-style hot sauce / Tobasco
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp capers, roughly chopped
1 tsp worcestershire sauce
1 tsp mild, sweet paprika
1 scallion, finely chopped
1/4 tsp kosher salt
For extra spice add 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Add all ingredients into a medium bowl and stir to combine.
Store in the refrigerator in an airtight jar. Flavors are best after sitting for at least one hour.

~ Marla Meridith

Recipe: Greek Salad with Salmon and Creamy Feta Dressing

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Recipe: Rhubarb Applesauce

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Recipe: Linguine with Fresh Cherry Tomato Sauce

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Turkey Meatballs in Cream of Mushroom Sauce

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Recipe: Chicken Spring Rolls with Carrot-Ginger Sauce

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