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The French Gourmet Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi Ingredients • 10 21/25 peeled, deveined and butterflied shrimp • Flour or corn starch (if gluten-free needed), seasoned with lemon pepper salt • 1 Tablespoon olive oil • 2 ounces butter • 3 cloves garlic, crushed in garlic press • 4 sprigs parsley, chopped • 1 ounce dry white wine • 1 ounce [...]

Hamburger Factory’s Pulled Pork Skillet

Pulled Pork Skillet INGREDIENTS • 8 oz. cooked pulled pork • 2 large potatoes • 2 eggs, cooked any style • 1/8 cup diced red bell peppers • 1/8 cup diced green bell peppers • 1/8 cup diced onions • 2 4.5 oz cans diced green chiles (mild or hot) • 1/4 bunch of cilantro [...]

Stratford Court Café Banana Bread

Banana Bread Ingredients • 1 cup butter • 2 cups sugar • 4 eggs • 6 ripe bananas, mashed • 4 cups flour • 2 teaspoons baking soda • 1 teaspoon salt • 1 cup chopped walnuts METHOD:  Blend butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs, two at a time, blending well. [...]

BBQ Duck Tacos

DUCK CONFIT CURE Yield: 4 quarts • 1/2 pound salt • 1/2 pound brown sugar• 4 oz. cayenne pepper • 8 oz. chili powder• 8 oz. smoked paprika Directions: 1. Mix all ingredients together. 2. Store in air-tight container. PROCESS FOR CONFIT 1. Rub duck legs (1 1/2 pounds) with cure. 2. Store overnight. 3. [...]

You can hang a blue ribbon on this pizzeria!

The unique Signature Pizza features a "sauce" of extra-virgin olive oil and lemon zest; mozzarella, ricotta and parmigiano reggiano cheeses; and red onion and fresh basil. Photos by Kelley Carlson

When Wade and Kristi Hageman decided to open Blue Ribbon Artisan Pizzeria in Encinitas, they took a gamble and emerged as winners. “We put all our money into it,” Wade Hageman said. Fortunately for the couple, “we had a line coming out of the door from Day 1. The community has been nothing but really supportive.”

Heirloom Wisconsin Black Seed Popcorn

Blue Ribbon Artisan Pizzeria’s Heirloom Wisconsin Black Seed Popcorn with Truffle Salt and Parmigiano Reggiano Ingredients • 2 ounces Black Heirloom popcorn seeds (may substitute organic kernels) • 1 Tablespoon canola oil • 2 ounces grated parmigiano reggiano • 2 Tablespoons white truffle oil • 1 Tablespoon truffle salt (more or less to taste) • 3 [...]

Board & Brew’s House Potato Salad

House Potato Salad Ingredients • 12 red potatoes, boiled and diced • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped • 1/2 stalk of celery, chopped • 1 cup sweet relish • 1/2 cup dijon mustard • 2 cups extra-heavy mayo • 1/2 ounce ground black pepper • 6 large hardboiled eggs, chopped Method: Mix all ingredients together until [...]

Tidewater’s Table Top Sandwich

• Sliced pastram • Sliced turkey breast • Swiss cheese • Coleslaw • Thousand Island dressing • Roll Note: Ingredient amounts are up to the individual’s preference.In a skillet, heat the pastrami and turkey; add the cheese and let it melt. Toast a roll, then place the meats and cheese on the bottom half. Add [...]

Monello’s Pasticcio

Pasticcio — Bread casserole with vegetables and Parmesan sauce  (from Monello’s brunch menu) (Serves 4 people) • 1 pound “day old” bread • ½ pound kale • ½ yellow onion • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil • ¼ cup of heavy cream + 1 cup heavy cream • 4 ounces Parmesan cheese Directions: Julienne [...]

JRDN Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Sweet Potato Gnocchi (Makes about 45 gnocchi) • 2 pounds sweet potatoes • 2 egg yolks • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg • Kosher salt to taste • ¾ cup ricotta cheese, drained • 1 cup flour, plus more for dusting • Butter for cooking Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Prick the sweet potatoes all over [...]

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RSS North Coastal News

  • VA System Working with Local Providers to Reduce Wait Times July 28, 2014
    By Joseph Franz Wait times at the VA has been a common headline lately. The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs has come under fire as tens of thousands of veterans nationwide have been waiting three months or more to get their first VA medical appointment. This has caused dozens of investigations and led Veterans Affairs […]
  • Local camp shapes Solana Beach youth into community leaders July 28, 2014
    After attending the inaugural La Colonia de Eden Gardens Youth Leadership Camp last year, Edgar Vergara was inspired to make positive change in Solana Beach’s Eden Gardens community. Along with other local teens, the 15-year-old co-founded the youth group La Colonia Changers and recently hosted a town hall forum on underage drinking. Passionate about making […]
  • Del Mar Union School District approves new contract for superintendent July 28, 2014
    The Del Mar Union School District Board July 23 approved the new contract for Superintendent Holly McClurg through June 30, 2018. Per the contract, McClurg’s annual salary will be $185,000 with an annual doctoral stipend of $10,000. She will receive a car allowance of $400 a month, 25 vacation days, health benefits and a retirement contribution of $700 a mon […]