DAMN DELICIOUS PESTO

DAMN DELICIOUS PESTO Carrot tops taste very similar to flat-leaf or Italian parsley.  The carrot tops are a little bitter with a slightly peppery taste; to counteract the bitter taste, I add spinach and mint. 2 bunches or 1 1/2 pounds of carrots  with tops, 1/4 cup baby spinach, 1/8 cup fresh mint leaves, 2…

SHRIMP CUPS

SHRIMP CUPS 1 pound jumbo shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails removed,  1/4 cup fresh lemon juice and zest, 1/4  cup lime juice, and zest, 1/2 cup orange juice, 3 Roma tomatoes, seeds removed and diced, 2 large jalapeno pepper,  1/2 cup red onions, finely chopped, 1/8 cup jicama, peeled and diced, 1/2 cup green apple, diced, 1/4 cup Persian cucumber,…

GLZED CARROTS

Thanksgiving is later this month; what side are you fixing candied yams or glazed carrots? I’m gonna change it up a little this year and fix glazed carrots. My friend DD says I am gonna have to give up my Black card if I keep picking carrots over yams. GLAZED CARROTS 3 pounds baby carrots,…

CORNBREAD DRESSING

CORNBREAD DRESSING CORNBREAD: 1 1/2 cups yellow self-rising cornmeal, 1/2 cup self-rising flour, 1 1/2 cups low-fat buttermilk, 2 eggs, 1/4 cup butter-flavored shortening. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Get out a 9-inch cast iron skillet, add the shortening to the skillet. Put the skillet in the oven, melt the skillet, remove it from the…

SPIRAL HAM

This recipe is dedicated to my grandson Brittian. When he was around twelve years old, I cooked a spiral cut ham for dinner. When he when in the kitchen, he and his friend Chris started eating the ham.  When I went back downstairs to check on the rest of the meal,  they had eaten a…

TIPS AND TECHNIQUES

Thank you for joining and following Cooking With Jacque Rose.   I am so excited.  I want to expand my extended family through this food blog by adding ten thousand new cousins.  When you like and follow my food blog, you become a part of my extended family. In the southern tradition, your first name becomes…

STEAMED WHITE RICE

STEAMED WHITE RICE Get out a heavy bottom saucepan.  Add 1 cup long-grain white rice.  Wash the rice to get off some of the starch.  The water will look cloudy. Put your pointer finger on top of the rice, add water until it reaches the first joint of your pointer finger. Add 1 tablespoon salted…

BOTTOM SOP

BOTTOM SOP Also Known As RED-EYE GRAVY  Add a little shortening to a heavy skillet, fry your ham steak (2-inches thick) until it is crispy around the edges and browned. Remove the ham from the skillet. Add 1 1/2 cups black boiling strong coffee, scrape the skillet bottom, there are excellent flavors in those scrapes, 1 1/2…

DEVILED EGGS

DEVILED EGGS Add 8-large eggs to the pot.  Add at least 3-inch of water over the top of the eggs.  Bring to a boil for approximately 5-7 minutes.  Remove from the heat and allow to rest for another 15-minutes. Now peel them. The basic recipe:  ¼  cup of mayonnaise, 1 ½ tablespoon sweet pickle relish,…

LEG OF LAMB

Lamb is the perfect offering for dinner this year. Lamb can be a little gamey, so be sure to trim off some of the fat.  I always buy domestic lamb. Domestic lambs are feed grass up until 30-day before slaughter, then they are feed grain. Substituting grain for grass changes the taste of the lamb along…

EMMA’S GATOR STEW

I have not made this recipe for more than 30-years.  Living on the west coast, it is almost impossible to find wild gator meat.  Gator has a very mild flavor with a mild fishy taste.  My paternal grandmother would make alligator stew and fried gator tails for my Mamma.  This recipe brings back such great memories. EMMA’S…