Cool and Casual Easter Luncheon
This refreshing appetizer, inspired by a recipe from chef Robert St. John's book A Southern Palate, showcases Gulf Coast shrimp.
1. Whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and next 5 ingredients in a large bowl.
2. Place cooked shrimp and vinaigrette mixture in a large zip-top plastic freezer bag. Seal and chill at least 8 hours or up to 24 hours, turning bag occasionally.
3. Arrange lettuce leaves in 8 (6- to 8-oz.) glasses. Spoon shrimp mixture evenly into glasses.
Note: Vinaigrette may be prepared ahead and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 1 week. Let vinaigrette come to room temperature, and whisk before adding cooked shrimp.
Southern Living JUNE 2007
Make a second recipe of this delicious glaze, and heat in a saucepan to serve with the sliced ham, if desired.
Score ham in a diamond pattern, if desired. Place ham in an aluminum foil-lined roasting pan.
Stir together brown sugar, mustard, and orange juice; pour over ham.
Bake at 350° for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest portion registers 140°, basting ham every 30 minutes with glaze.
Remove ham, and let stand 15 minutes before slicing. Serve with remaining glaze.
Note: For testing purposes only, we used Hormel Cure 81 Famous Boneless Ham.
Southern Living NOVEMBER 2002
This mustard can be stored in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 3 days.
This recipe goes with Cajun Burgers
1. Stir together spicy brown mustard and remaining ingredients. Serve immediately, or cover and chill until ready to serve. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 3 days.
Note: For testing purposes only, we used Gulden's Spicy Brown Mustard.
Southern Living JULY 2008
This classic potato salad is perfect for cookouts, family reunions, and holiday gatherings.
Cook potatoes in boiling water to cover 40 minutes or until tender; drain and cool. Peel potatoes, and cut into 1-inch cubes.
Stir together potatoes and eggs.
Stir together mayonnaise and next 7 ingredients; gently stir into potato mixture. Cover and chill. Sprinkle with bacon just before serving. Garnish, if desired.
Southern Living SEPTEMBER 2004
Marinate cooked asparagus in olive oil seasoned with sugar, white balsamic vinegar, minced garlic, and red pepper flakes for a flavorful way to serve this popular vegetable.
Snap off tough ends of asparagus, and cook asparagus in boiling water to cover 3 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender; drain.
Plunge asparagus into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain. Arrange asparagus in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish.
Whisk together olive oil, sugar, balsamic vinegar, garlic, and red pepper flakes until well blended; pour over asparagus. Cover and chill 8 hours. Drain before serving.
Southern Living NOVEMBER 2002
Bake walnuts in a shallow pan at 350°, stirring occasionally, 5 to 10 minutes or until toasted; set aside.
Combine oil and next 5 ingredients; cover and chill.
Cut green beans into thirds, and arrange in a steamer basket over boiling water. Cover and steam 15 minutes or until green beans are crisp-tender. Immediately plunge green beans into cold water to stop cooking process; drain and pat dry.
Combine walnuts, beans, onion, and cheese in a large bowl; toss well. Cover and chill.
Pour oil mixture over bean mixture 1 hour before serving; toss just before serving.
Southern Living NOVEMBER 1996
There are not many things tastier than a hot-from-the-oven buttered yeast roll. This is an updated recipe of an old-fashioned southern favorite that is sweetened with honey and will melt in your mouth.
1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a small bowl, and let stand 5 minutes or until mixture bubbles.
2. Meanwhile, heat milk in a saucepan over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes or until 100° to 110°.
3. Stir together warm milk, eggs, and next 3 ingredients in bowl of a heavy-duty electric stand mixer, blending well. Add yeast mixture, stirring to combine. Gradually add 5 cups flour, beating at medium speed, using paddle attachment. Beat 3 minutes. Cover with plastic wrap, and let stand 1 hour.
4. Uncover dough, and add remaining 1 1/2 cups flour, beating at medium speed 5 minutes. (Dough will be sticky.) Transfer to a lightly greased large mixing bowl. Cover with plastic wrap, and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 1 hour or until doubled in bulk.
5. Punch down dough. Turn dough out on a well-floured surface, and roll into 28 (2 1/2-inch) balls (about 1/4 cup dough per ball). Place balls in 4 lightly greased 9-inch pans (7 balls per pan). Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 1 hour or until doubled in bulk.
6. Stir together 1/2 cup softened butter and 1/4 cup honey.
7. Bake rolls at 400° for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Brush tops with honey butter. Serve with remaining honey butter.
Note: To freeze, place baked rolls in zip-top plastic freezer bags, and freeze up to two months. Let thaw at room temperature. Reheat, if desired.
Southern Living MAY 2007
This cool and creamy dessert is a creative twist on traditional banana pudding. Use ripe bananas for the best, sweetest flavor, and hang on to your egg yolks –you'll need them for the vanilla cream filling.
1. Set aside 30 vanilla wafers; pulse remaining vanilla wafers in a food processor 8 to 10 times or until coarsely crushed. (Yield should be about 2 1/2 cups.) Stir together crushed vanilla wafers and butter until blended. Firmly press on bottom, up sides, and onto lip of a 9-inch pieplate.
2. Bake at 350° for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to a wire rack, and let cool 30 minutes or until completely cool.
3. Arrange banana slices evenly over bottom of crust. Prepare Vanilla Cream Filling, and spread half of hot filling over bananas; top with 20 vanilla wafers. Spread remaining hot filling over vanilla wafers. (Filling will be about 1/4 inch higher than top edge of crust.)
4. Beat egg whites at high speed with an electric mixer until foamy. Add sugar, 1 Tbsp. at a time, beating until stiff peaks form and sugar dissolves. Spread meringue evenly over hot filling, sealing the edges.
5. Bake at 350° for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven, and let cool 1 hour on a wire rack or until completely cool. Coarsely crush remaining 10 vanilla wafers, and sprinkle evenly over top of pie. Chill 4 hours.
Note: For testing purposes only, we used Nabisco Nilla Wafers.
Southern Living FEBRUARY 2007
Sweet Orange-Glazed Ham
Southern-Style Potato Salad
Green Bean, Walnut, and Feta Salad
Honey Yeast Rolls
Banana Pudding Pie
Make everything ahead, then sit back and chill! A few finishing touches bring these warm-weather favorites to the table in style. (Serves 8)
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