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Mango & Crab Meat Salad

Ingredients Basic Aioli (recipe below) Mango – flesh sliced in wedges 1/2# Dungeness or Maryland Blue Crab (backfin or lump; cooked and picked) 1 tsp. tarragon, chopped (reserve sprig for garnish) 2 Tbsp. red pepper, diced (for garnish) English cucumber cut into 1 inch boats – seeds removed (for appetizer salad) 1 c. arugula Lemon […]

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Natural Easter Egg Dyes and Edible Nests

We’ll be pretty busy preparing scrumptious breakfasts for guests this weekend, but if you feel like “getting back to the earth” on the holiday this weekend, try using natural dyes for coloring hard cooked eggs. It’s amazing what colors you can come up with. An edible nest to display your pretty eggs is the perfect […]

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Jerusalem Artichoke Hashbrowns

From Chef Paul La Valley 4-6 oz. Jerusalem Artichoke (the red or purple ones have more flavor) 1/8 c. Shredded Parmesan 1 tsp. Chopped Parsley 1 TBLS. Butter (unsalted) Pinch of Salt & Pepper to taste 1. Using a mandolin or box grater, thinly shred the artichokes to have a match stick-like appearance. (It is […]

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Cranberry Walnut Bread

Yield: Makes One 9” x 5” Loaf I received this recipe over 15 years ago from a friend’s mother who made this bread every year around Thanksgiving and Christmas when fresh cranberries are available.  I love it because it lasts for several days and still tastes fresh as ever, and it freezes wonderfully for up […]

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Hazelnut Encrusted Lamb

2 Tablespoons course-grained Dijon mustard 1/2 cup Italian-seasoned bread crumbs 1/3 cup chopped hazelnuts 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh thyme 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 8 lamb chops or boneless leg of lamb 1.       Combine rub ingredients and spread evenly over lamb. 2.      Bake, grill, or smoke until the internal […]

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Apple Cake

Makes two loaves For the Cake: 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 ½ cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons sea salt 2 teaspoons cinnamon 4 large eggs 1 cup extra light olive oil 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 teaspoon almond extract 4-5 apples, peeled, cored and chopped (about 4 cups) ½ cup yellow raisins For […]

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Peanut Butter Cookies

Makes about 4 Dozen Small Cookies 4½ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda ¾ teaspoons salt ¾ pound butter, at room temperature 2 cups brown sugar 1½ cups granulated sugar 4 eggs ¼ cup + 2 Tablespoons canola oil 1½ Tablespoons vanilla extract 2 ½ cups peanut butter Sugar to sprinkle on top (optional) […]

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Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

Harrison House Suites & Tucker House Inn Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies 3 ¾ cups                     Semisweet chocolate chips or chunked chocolate (divided) 4                                  Large eggs 2 teaspoons                Vanilla 2 teaspoons                Espresso coffee, finely ground 10 Tablespoons          Unsalted European style butter 1 ½ cups                     Brown sugar ½ cup                          Sugar 2 cups                          […]

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Recipe of the Month – San Juan Island Culinary Travel

Italian Salsa Verde, goes well on any grilled meat, seafood, or poultry, whether is cooked under a powerful range hood or the simplest outdoor grate.  It’s one of our most commonly used condiments at the restaurant, most recently making its appearance paired with a stuffed pork chop.  The key is to use a variety of […]

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Culinary Travel, San Juan Island, Coho Restaurant

Sweet Potato Bread 2 sweet potatoes 1 c. milk 2 Tbsp. barley malt 3 Tbsp. butter 1 ½ tsp. salt 1 Tbsp. butter 1 Tbsp. yeast 1/3 c. warm water 4 c. bread flour 1 c. rye flour 1. Peel potatoes and cut into 1 inch cubes. Toss with oil, salt and pepper, and roast […]

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Strawberry Shortcake

The first of the season’s berries are here. We have been enjoying them for breakfast with our homemade granola, baked in a crisp with rhubarb, and topped with a lightly sweet chantilly cream. Strawberry Shortcake Shortcakes 2 c. all-purpose flour 3 Tbsp. sugar 1 Tbsp. baking powder ½ tsp. salt 8 Tbsp. butter 1 lg. […]

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San Juan Island Recipes – Perfectly Plain Cheesecake

Perfectly Plain Cheesecake Makes 12 servings. NOTE: It is very important that the cream cheese, eggs and cream be at room temperature. You may need to let them sit out for an hour before beginning to make this recipe. Bottom crust 2 c. graham cracker crumbs 2 TBLS. sugar 1/2 c. butter (1 stick) melted […]

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