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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

CAN YOU SAY HARBOR BANKS BEER BATTERED ALASKAN COD 10 TIMES FAST??!!



Maybe not, but you can say it once. 

How many cases of Harbor Banks Beer Battered Alaskan Cod 
can I get you for the weekend?

...and then offer them a few of these ideas for a Weekend Special.


Fish n Chips is a natural but give it a twist...
instead of Tartar Sauce give one of these a try.

Lemon Caper Aioli

2 c Chef's Line Mayonnaise
2 T Lemon Juice
Zest of 1 Lemon
1/2 c Capers, drained, deep fried
1 T Garlic, chopped fine
TT Sea Salt & Black Pepper

Fold all ingredients together.
Refrigerate until use.

Honey Mustard Chive Mayo

2 c Chef's Line Mayonnaise
1 c Rykoff Sexton Dark Ale Mustard
1 c Honey
2 bu Chives, cut fine
TT Sea Salt & Black Pepper

Fold all ingredients together.
Refrigerate until use.

Sriracha Ketchup Mayo

2 c Chef's Line Mayonnaise
2 c Monarch Ketchup
2 T Sriracha
1 T Honey

Mix all ingredients well.
Refrigerate until use.

FISH TACOS!!!

















Use fresh clean ingredients...
Pico di Gallo
Fresh Cilantro
Sliced Avocado
Lime Wedges - better yet try grilled lime
Shaved Cabbage (napa, red or Superfood Slaw)
Greek Yogurt & Sriracha

CHEF BILL

Monday, March 2, 2015

SPRING SCOOP 2015


23 New Items
250,000 Customers
Where do we start?

Let's concentrate on just two items today.





SUPERFOOD SLAW


We had over 2500 people try this recipe at the 
South Beach Wine & Food Fest last weekend

SWEET & SPICY RANCH SLAW
Thanks to Chef Brad Barnes, CIA

1 bg Cross Valley Farms Superfood Slaw
2 T Kosher Salt
1/4 c Granulated Sugar
2 c Sherry Vinegar
2 c Chef's Line Ranch Dressing
1/8 c Rykoff Sexton Key Lime Juice
1/2 c Honey
TT Sriracha

Toss the slaw mix with the salt, sugar and vinegar.
Refrigerate overnight.
Drain well.
Toss with the remainder of the ingredients.
Refrigerate until use.

BUFFALO BLUE SLAW

1 bg Cross Valley Farms Superfood Slaw
1 c Monarch Hot Sauce
1/4 c Honey
2 c Monarch Blue Cheese Dressing
TT Kosher Salt

Toss the slaw mix with the hot sauce and honey.
Refrigerate overnight.
Do not drain.
Toss with the blue cheese dressing.
Adjust seasoning with kosher salt & hot sauce.
Refrigerate until use.


&




GRIT STIX


The Molly's Kitchen Grit Stix 
are the perfect bar snack or appetizer.
A twist on two Southern staples,
Grits and Pimento Cheese.
Simply serve with a dipping sauce...

ARUGULA AIOLI 
(yes, arugula)

2 c Chef's Line Mayonnaise
1/2 c Arugula Puree
2 T Rykoff Sexton Meyer Lemon Juice
2 T Garlic, chopped
TT Kosher Salt

Place all ingredients in food processor bowl.
Mix until smooth and bright green.
Adjust seasoning.
I don't add any pepper as the arugula adds the pepper note desired.
Refrigerate until use.

BACON REMOULADE

2 c Monarch Bacon Aioli
2 T Red Onion, diced
2 T Red Pepper, diced
2 T Stone Ground Mustard
2 T Capers, drained and rinsed
1 T Rykoff Sexton Meyer Lemon Juice
1/4 c Patuxent Farms Pepper Encrusted Bacon, cooked, chopped

Place all ingredients except the bacon into food processor.
Blend well.
Transfer to a stainless steel bowl and fold in the bacon.
Refrigerate until use.

GOOD SELLING!!!
CHEF BILL







Tuesday, October 14, 2014

METRO NY TRIBECA ROOFTOP EVENT


We had the pleasure of joining Chef Mike Miello and Metro NY Team for a Food Fanatics Event in Tribeca.

My demo focused on Sous Vide/Braising.
Here are the recipes.


Braised Lamb Shanks with Merlot and Wild Mushrooms, Roasted Corn Polenta
12 Lamb Shanks
2# Bonewerks Lamb Demi
2# Mirepoix
1 btl Merlot
4 oz Fresh thyme

Sous Vide Wild Mushrooms:
1# Chantrelles
1# Porcini
1# Crimini
1# Oyster Mushroom
Sea salt & fresh ground black pepper

Roasted Corn Polenta:
4 ears Corn
1 bx Cornmeal
1# Butter
1 gal chicken stock
Salt & Pepper
Parmiggiano
Cut the lamb shank around the top of the bone to cut cartilage/tendon for more tender final product.
Season and sear lamb shanks.
Add mirepoix. Caramelize vegetables. Deglaze with Merlot.
Add thyme, lamb demi & water. Cover tight. Cook for 4-6 hours until tender.
Clean mushrooms. Season with sea salt, fresh ground black pepper & EVOO.
Place into vacuum bag, seal.
Cook at 142F for 30 min. Set aside until service.

Roast corn whole. Cool slightly, Remove kernels, set aside.
Bring chicken stock, butter and sea salt to a boil.
Slowly whisk in cornmeal. Place into hotel pan, cover and cook 45-60 min.
Fold in roasted corn & parm to finish.




Olive Oil Poached Salmon with Smashed Potatoes & Sous Vide Vegetables
4 sides salmon
1 qt Extra Virgin Olive Oil
5# Baby Yukon Gold Potatoes
1 cs Sunset Blend
Salt & Pepper
2 T Yuzu

Season salmon sides with sea salt & freshly ground black pepper.
Place in vacuum bag and drizzle with EVOO. Vacuum seal bags.
Cook at 125F for 20 min.
You may serve immediately, chill and reheat later.
Searing the sous vide salmon can add another texture to this moist flavorful dish.
Drizzle salmon with EVOO Yuzu simple vinaigrette.

Sous Vide Potatoes:
Season with EVOO, sea salt & pepper. Vacuum Seal. Cook at 183F/83.9C for 30-60 min.

Sous Vide Vegetables:
Season with sugar and butter. Vacuum Seal. Cook at 183F/83.9C for 30-60 min.




Baby Romaine Salad with Roasted Garlic & Sous Vide Poached Eggs
1 cs Baby Romaine
1 qt Rice Bran Oil
6 ea Lemons
3# Parmiggiano Reggiano
2# Garlic
4 dz Eggs
4 oz White Anchovy

Top the tops off the garlic bulbs. Roast in 400F oven until tender and caramelized. Set aside.
Clean Romaine, leaving leaves intact.
Create dressing in stainless steel bowl with roasted garlic, lemon juice, shaved parm and anchovies.
Season to taste.
For the Sous Vide Poached Eggs
Carefully place eggs into 142F water bath. Cook for a minimum of 45 minutes and up to 2 hours.
Place “poached egg” onto salad.
Break egg and toss with the salad. Enjoy.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

HAPPY JACK PANCAKE HOUSE - OCEAN CITY MARYLAND




Remember that this only works with the Monarch Multipurpose Pumpkin Spice Baking Mix
Pancakes, Muffins, Cookies, etc..Here is the pancake recipe.



The Best Pumpkin Pancakes
3 ½ c Monarch Multipurpose Pumpkin Spice Baking Mix            
1 ½ c Water
2 ea Large Eggs
4 T AP Flour

Place water and eggs in mixing bowl.
Add pumpkin mix and flour. Mix until well blended with wire whisk.
Let mixture stand for one minute.
Cook pancakes until preheated (375F) griddle. 1 ½ minutes on each side.
Serve hot.
Rykoff Sexton Pure Maple Syrup is a perfect accompaniment.
ADD INS:
toasted coconut, raisins, chocolate chips, toasted pecans, etc


HAPPY JACK PANCAKE HOUSE 
BREAKFAST MENU 

PANCAKES
Pancake orders include three pancakes sprinkled with powdered sugar
Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream for 1.99
Blueberry Pancakes
Fresh blueberries mixed right into the batter.
8.25
Apple Pancakes
Warm cinnamon-apple topping sprinkled with cinnamon-sugar and served with apple butter.
8.25
Pecan Pancakes
Crushed pecans throughout add a crunch!
8.25
Old Fashioned Pancakes
A stack of our classic golden pancakes.
6.25
Silver Dollar Pancakes
Twelve silver dollar-sized pancakes -fun to eat!
6.25
Pancake Sandwich
Two eggs any style sandwiched between three pancakes.
8.25
Pigs in a Blanket
Three pancakes wrapped around three sausage links.
8.25
Sweet Potato Pancakes
Made with delicious, heart-healthy cinnomon sweet potato batter.
8.35
Coconut Pancakes
A new twist on an old favorite made with coconut milk and coconut flakes.
8.25
Banana Pancakes
Made with fresh sliced banana.
8.25
Bacon Pancakes
Bits of crispy bacon right in the batter.
8.25
Strawberry Pancakes
Our pancakes topped with strawberry topping and whipped cream.
8.25
Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Tiny semi-sweet chocolate chips sprinkled throughout and wipped cream on top.
8.25
M & M Pancakes
Filled with milk chocolate M&M's YUM!.
8.25
Peanut Butter Chip Pancakes
Reese's® peanut butter chips sprinkled throughout and whipped cream on top.
8.25
Buckwheat Pancakes
A healthier take on our classics made with buckwheat batter.
8.35
Cinnamon Bun Pancakes
Cinnamon throughout topped with icing.
8.25

BELGIAN WAFFLES
Our Belgian waffles are sprinkled with powdered sugar
Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream for 1.99
Strawberry Waffle
A golden Belgian waffle with strawberry topping and whipped cream.
8.55
Golden Waffle
Our classic Belgian waffle.
7.55
Pecan Waffle
Filled with crunchy crushed pecans.
8.55
Smokehouse Waffle
Bits of crispy bacon sprinkled throughout.
8.55
Blueberry Waffle
Fresh blueberries mixed right into the batter.
8.55

OMELETTES
Our Omelettes include either a Side of Pancakes, Toast, Biscuit or Homefries
No Cholesterol eggs or egg white omelettes are available for an additional .99
Onions, Mushrooms, Peppers, Tomato, Salsa, Fresh Spinach, Cheese - Available .99 extra each.
Cheese - 7.99
Cheese Steak Omelette - 8.79
Ham and Cheese - 8.89
Scrapple and Cheese - 8.79
Bacon and Cheese - 8.89
Feta, Spinach and Tomato - 8.89
Sausage and Cheese - 8.89
Chicken Fajita Omelette - 8.99
Filled with grilled chicken, onion, green peppers and cheese, topped with salsa.
Santa Fe Omelette With Hot Sausage - 8.89
Filled with spicy chorizo sausage and cheese. Topped with salsa.
Fire Cracker Omelette - 9.99
Packed with spicy chorizo sausage, Monterey Jack cheese and jalapeƱos.
Western - 8.89
Filled with ham, cheese, onions and green peppers.
Veggie - 8.99
Filled with green peppers, onions, cheese mushrooms & tomatoes.
Farmers Omelette - 10.39
Filled with potatoes, cheese, ham, bacon green peppers and onions.

EGGS
Egg combinations include Two Eggs, Home Fries and either a Side of Pancakes, Toast or a Biscuit
Add Cheese .99 • Add any pancake topping for only .99
Two Eggs - 6.49
Scrapple & Eggs - 8.59
Fresh Sliced RAPA Scrapple
Ham & Eggs - 8.59
Sliced Premium Ham
Bacon & Eggs - 8.59
Hormel Applewood Smoked Bacon
Sausage & Eggs - 8.59
Pork Links or Turkey Sausage Patties

FEATURED ITEMS
Served with either a Side of Pancakes, Biscuit or Toast
Add any pancake topping for only .99
Genuine Seafood Omelette
Stuffed with Shrimp & Crabmeat seasoned with Old Bay
12.99
Eggs Benedict
Two poached eggs & Canadian bacon on top of an English muffin covered in Hollandaise. Includes Home Fries
Add crabmeat 14.99
12.99
Steak & Eggs
A tender 8 oz. filet cut steak with two eggs and home fries.
14.99
Huevos Rancheros Eggs
Two eggs, Chorizo sausage, cheese and green chiles in a flour tortilla covered in enchilada sauce.
11.29
Bob’s Benedict
Two poached eggs on top of biscuits covered in Sausage Country Gravy. Includes Home Fries
10.39
NEW! Caprese Omelette
Fresh mozzarella pearls with fresh basil and tomato drizzled with balsamic glaze
11.99
Happy Jack’s Country Breakfast
Three eggs, two meats and home fries
12.99

MORE FAVORITES
French Toast
Three slices of thick bread dipped in cinnamon-vanilla egg batter and grilled to golden brown.
Add fruit topping 0.99
Add caramel and bananas 1.99
6.99
Creamed Chipped Beef
Served on toast or biscuits with homefries
Served on pancakes or waffle with homefries

8.89
9.79
Sausage Gravy
Served on toast or biscuits with homefries
Served on pancakes or waffle with homefries

8.89
9.79


SIDE ORDERS
Scrapple - 3.35
Yogurts - 2.25
Bacon - 3.35
Fresh Fruit Cup - 3.49
Ham - 3.35
Toast (white, wheat or rye) - 1.79
Sausage - 3.35
Two Biscuits 2.30
Turkey Sausage - 3.35
English Muffin 2.30
Home Fries - 1.99
Bagel with Cream Cheese or Jelly 2.99
Cold Cereal 2.25
Side Chipped Beef or Sausage Gravy 3.35
Cold Cereal with banana 3.25