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River Watch Week – Memphis District Munchies

River Watch Week – Memphis District Munchies

With the Army Corps of Engineers taking the Flood Fight 2011 – Operation Watershed downriver we will take a culinary tour of the affected areas:

Monday – Memphis District Munchies – Elvis Meatloaf
Tuesday – Vicksburg District Vittles – Mississippi River Chicken & Dumplings
Wednesday – New Orleans District Nosh
Thursday – BBQ Byway
Fishy Friday River Style

Elvis Meatloaf Lunch

Elvis meatloaf with a Paula Dean twist for a light and cheesy lunch.

From Cairo, Illinois in the North to the mouth of the White River in Arkansas the Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District is the center of  as levees are blasted and the Mississippi spills from its banks.  Here are some suggestions on local fare you might find as you travel the Great River Road.

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Regional Recipe Guides

Southern Illinois Outdoor Magazine

Elvis Recipe Postcard Collection – 13 recipes published as a series.  There are other places on the web that the recipes are easier to read, but this is the only place that may have all of them in one place.

Entrée

Cheeseburger Meatloaf and Sauce – Paula Dean’s spin on Elvis’ recipe.

Slow Cooker Rotisserie Style Memphis Chicken – Spiced whole chicken cooked dry on aluminum foil balls in a slow cooker.

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Posted by on 9 May 2011 in United States of America

 

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Brunch News Sunday – Käsewähe

Finished tart for two

Ease into the week with a tart that is cheesier than the average quiche and easily customized with your choice of bacon and onion.

It looks like a simple combination, but there are many options on this theme to play with… Spanish onions, turkey bacon, and a rich Emmental? Sweet Vidalia / Walla Walla, thick cut applewood bacon, and a local smoked Swiss? I used a double smoked hickory bacon with a plain swiss and some baby Vidalia, but the combinations are endless.

The original recipe calls for a single tart pan with a removable bottom, but I decided to make it more leftover friendly by creating two 2-person serving size dishes. With a bright leafy salad or fresh fruit cup it makes a relaxing meal. If you would like to use this as a starter for dinner some regional suggested dishes can be found in the Fat Tuesday 2011 in Switzerland post.

Ingredients

Ingredients for the crust, filling, and custard.

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Posted by on 8 May 2011 in Brunch News, Switzerland

 

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National Egg Salad Week – Tour d’ America

National Egg Salad Week – Tour d’ America

Welcome to a week-long celebration of all things egg… peel back the shells and enjoy some new ways to have an egg-cellent meal.

Monday – Dessert First – Cadbury Deviled Eggs
Tuesday – Devilish DishesInside Out Deviled Eggs
Wednesday – Entrée EntriesScotch Eggs
Thursday – Global OvalsBauernsalat
Friday – Tour d’ AmericaPittsburgh Maurice Salad

Chef Style Maurice Salad with Tangy Cream Dressing

Chef Style Maurice Salad with Tangy Cream Dressing

Georgia – Better than Augusta – Great story and pictures from a trip to the Masters golf tournament and the homemade egg salad follow-up… who knew the food was sooo cheap at the Masters!

Indiana – Extraordinary Egg Salad for One – bacon and onion salad at the end of a humorous look at the autor’s egg salad eduction.

Illinois – Italian Egg Salad – U of I Extension post from 2010 Egg Week celebration.

California – Purse Eggstacy Egg Salad – From Euro Pane restaurant in Pasadena.  Sun Dried Tomato, pesto and chives.

Seattle – Deviled Eggs with Smoked Salmon and cucumber with paprika.

Pittsburgh – Maurice Salad – From the menu of the William Penn Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh.  Named for a former band leader this creamy dressing has a pepper jelly kick.

 

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National Egg Salad Week – Deviled Dishes

National Egg Salad Week – Deviled Dishes

Welcome to a week-long celebration of all things egg… peel back the shells and enjoy some new ways to have an egg-cellent meal.

Monday – Dessert First – Cadbury Deviled Eggs
Tuesday – Devilish Dishes – Inside Out Deviled Eggs
Wednesday – Entrée Entries – Scotch Eggs
Thursday – Global Ovals – Bauernsalat
Friday – Tour d’ America – Pittsburgh Maurice Salad

Mix up some devilish new recipes this year

Mix up some devilish new recipes this year

When you say deviled egg I see visions of pickles, mustard and mayonnaise. These options expand the creativity of both layout and taste to give you some spicy, some cute, and some refreshing options to use all picnic season long:

Red Chile Deviled Eggs – Chipotle and Ancho with Chives and Cilantro.

Cute Deviled Eggs – Liver pate in these cute upside down duck / swans.

International Incident Party – Deviled Eggs with Potato, Irish Cheddar, and Bacon. See my step by step take on this recipe in today’s National Egg Salad Week – Inside Out Deviled Eggs.

Blue Smoke Deviled Eggs – National BBQ Association recipe that includes their “Magic Dust” BBQ rub.

Colorful Deviled Flowers with Salmon – Eggs formed into flowers and filled with smoked salmon mix.

Avocado Wasabi Deviled Eggs – Balanced with balsamic and green onion.

Smokey Deviled Eggs – Paprika and sun dried tomato.

 
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Posted by on 26 April 2011 in Holidays Away from Home

 

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National Egg Salad Week – Inside Out Deviled Eggs

National Egg Salad Week – Inside Out Deviled Eggs

Welcome to a week long celebration of all things egg… peel back the shells and enjoy some new ways to have an egg-cellent meal.

Monday – Dessert First – Cadbury Deviled Eggs
Tuesday – Devilish Dishes – Inside Out Deviled Eggs
Wednesday – Entrée Entries – Scotch Eggs
Thursday – Global Ovals – Bauernsalat
Friday – Tour d’ America – Pittsburgh Maurice Salad

Bright and smoky alternative to traditional deviled eggs.

Bright and smoky alternative to traditional deviled eggs.

This recipe is a rif on the Egg Baked Potato recipe posted at The Daily Spud. The original recipe used the outside portion of a twice baked potato to cook an egg.  Here the author used the white of an egg to present a potato salad.  My modification is to add back in the egg yolk and use an aged New York Cheddar rather than an Irish style cheese.

Ingredients

Ingredients

Break Down

Dice, Shred, and Mash

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Posted by on 26 April 2011 in Holidays Away from Home

 

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14 April 2011 Dinner News – Ivory Coast Sole

Celebrate a Country on the Rebound

Bacon Wrapped Fish

Cheesy Mild Fish on a Bed of the Rice of Your Choice

With the former President in custody and the country starting to get back to normal (Ivory Coast settles into tentative peace following arrest of Laurent Gbagbo) we spent the evening enjoying a great twist on fish and rice with this adaptation of Filets de soles a la sauce au wisky . The dish went together quickly, cleaned up easily and is something we will put into our regular fish rotation.

In the 11 March 2011 Dinner News – Ivory Coast post you will find a wide variety of side dishes and desserts to accompany this entrée.

Ingredients

Ingredients

Fresh fish is a hard thing to find here.  Everything is flash frozen and then thawed when placed in the display case.  I buy IQF now since it’s frozen once and stays frozen.  When the weather gets better we will start wandering North to get fresh off the boat.

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Posted by on 14 April 2011 in Ivory Coast

 

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