Grabbing the Gusto

Deirdre Reid – Freelance Writer & Home Cook

pork chop with tomato gravy

Recipes and menu ideas for dogfish, red (vermillion) snapper, yellowfin tuna, mackerel, salmon, collards, okra, bacon jam, corn, kale, eggplant, chicken, pork chops with tomato gravy, pancakes, pickled eggs and boiled peanuts. ~~~ Phew, it’s been a wild few weeks. We spent a week hiking in northern Arizona and then came home to Hurricane Florence. …

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Recipes and menu ideas: eggplant caponata, summer southern succotash, charred shishito peppers, summer squash gratin, peach glazed chicken thighs, roasted mackerel with garlic and paprika, and southwestern striped mullet.

Recipes and menu ideas: eggplant caponata, southern summer succotash, charred shishito peppers, summer squash gratin, peach glazed chicken thighs, roasted mackerel with garlic and paprika, and southwestern striped mullet. ~~~ Eggplant Caponata About a month ago, eggplants of all kinds and shapes appeared at the farmers market. When I first saw a display of them, …

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Portobello mushrooms layered with prosciutto, provolone cheese, spinach, pepper (red bell and/or poblano) and maybe eggplant too — oh, how I love this recipe. This is one of my favorite Friday night recipes. It’s one of those “raid the refrigerator” recipes. My inspiration was the sight of Portobello mushrooms on sale. I knew I had …

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All you need are supermarket ingredients for eggplant and pork with black bean sauce, a sort of cousin to Chinese mapo eggplant. ~~~ I almost didn’t make this dish from the Closet Cooking blog because I didn’t have all the ingredients, specifically fermented black beans, chili bean paste, fermented bean paste and Szechuan peppercorns. I could …

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