Food Recipes

The Farm Bar & Grille Crab Cakes

In Food Recipes By Lisë Stern / April 2017

The Bar & Grille serves these Maryland-style crab cakes with a spicy aioli sauce.

DIY Honey, Bourbon, and Black Tea Bacon

In Food Recipes By Lisë Stern / April 2017

James Burnham, sous chef at Mombo in Portsmouth, is in charge of the award-winning charcuterie program. Making bacon safely at home requires curing salt, also known as Pink Salt or Prague Powder#1, a mixture of table salt and sodium nitrite, which inhibits the growth of bacteria and prevent botulism. Curing salt is not meant to be consumed directly or substituted for any other kind of salt in any recipe. (It is very different from Himalayan pink salt, which won’t work in curing.) Curing salts can be purchased in specialty food shops and online and should be stored separately from all other kitchen salts.

Keftedes

In Food Recipes By Lisë Stern / March 2017

These Greek meatballs are infused with a variety of herbs. Serve by themselves or with a side of rice.

Fall Squash Hash

In Food Recipes By Lisë Stern, Photo by Kindra Clineff / December 2016

Chef Alex Thomas of The Wellington Room in Portsmouth, NH serves this multi-squash hash with his Bone-in Braised Short Rib. It also goes great with a holiday turkey or ham. You can save the seeds from each kind of squash and toast them for a tasty snack.

French Onion Soup

In Food Recipes By Lisë Stern, Photo by Kindra Clineff / October 2016

The allium family is well represented here: Spanish onions, red onions, shallots, scallions, and garlic make for a full-flavored soup. Beef broth is traditional; use vegetable broth for a vegetarian version. Executive Chef Julie Cutting says, “Onions must cook slowly and become evenly browned. This process is slow. Do not brown too fast or use high heat.”

Portobello Sliders

In Food Recipes By Lisë Stern / August 2016

Portobella mushrooms are the perfect ready-made veggie burger, given their flavorful, meaty texture. A garlicky marinade enhances the taste. Serve on a bed of greens or on sliced, toasted buns.

Duck Spice

In Food Recipes By Lisë Stern / July 2016

Executive Chef Ken Lingle uses this spice for seared duck breasts (hence the name), but he also uses it for grilled lobster tails and roasted cauliflower. Use as a rub.