Christian Metts's recipes
  • Christian Metts
    12/31/2011
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    1 fork

    Gumbo

    + 1 Tbsp. bacon drippings or oil, + 1 Tbsp. flour, medium onions chopped, chopped celery, clove garlic, minced, can (28oz) tomatoes, undrained, can (16oz) tomato sauce, cans Ro-tel tomatoes with green chilies, 5-6 cups water, 1 Tbsp. salt, 1 tsp. pepper, Either: 2 lbs. shrimp, 1 1/2 lb. crabmeat and 1 pint oysters or 2 lbs chicken (cooked) and 2 lbs sausage

  • Christian Metts
    07/27/2010
    830 views
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    Limoncello

    large lemons, preferably organic, Two 750-milliliter bottles grain alcohol, water, sugar

  • Christian Metts
    02/26/2010
    829 views
    1 fork

    Crispy Salted Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

    all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, table salt, (1 3/4 sticks) unsalted butter, slightly softened, sugar, packed light brown sugar, large egg, vanilla extract, old-fashioned rolled oats, good-quality white chocolate bar, chopped (not “white chocolate” chips; they’re almost always artificial. I am adamant about this.), teapoon flaky sea salt (like Maldon or fleur de sel) (for sprinkling on top)

    Tagged: cookies

    Adapted from Smitten Kitchen

  • Christian Metts
    02/21/2010
    817 views

    Tequila-Infused Queso

    1 Tbs. olive oil, 1 lg. ripe tomato, cored, seeded & cut in 1/4 in. pieces, Hot green chilies to taste (1 lg jalapeno or 2 lg serranos), stemmed, seeded & finely chopped, 3 Tbs. tequila (silver label), 8 oz. Chihuahua or other Mexican melting cheese, shredded, c. chopped cilantro, Tortilla chips, Salsa (optional)

    Tagged: appetizer

    Stove

  • Christian Metts
    02/03/2010
    799 views

    Japanese Style Smoky Grilled Beef

    of a quality soy sauce, of dark brown sugar, rice wine (sake), of peanut oil, of dark sesame oil

    Tagged: beef, grilled, japanese

  • Christian Metts
    01/20/2010
    785 views
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    Beef & Broccoli

    lb steak, sliced, tb soy sauce, tb sake, tb chicken broth (or water), tb oyster sauce, tb brown sugar, tb sesame oil, ts cornstarch, cloves garlic, minced, tb ginger, minced, tb peanut oil, lb broccoli, cut into bite-sized pieces

    Tagged: beef, broccoli, cooksillustrated, stirfry

  • Christian Metts
    01/20/2010
    757 views

    Katie's Freezable Pie Crust

    5 c. flour, 2 t. salt, c. shortening, beaten egg, 2 T. Vinegar, Water

    This is the best pie crust ever. It's light and flaky, and best of all, you can freeze what you don't use, and have crust ...

  • Christian Metts
    01/20/2010
    717 views

    Cranberry Scones

    c. flour (+extra T. if needed), c. sugar (+ extra for topping), 2 tsp. baking powder, salt, 1 c. dried cranberries or blueberries or currants or mini-chocolate chips w/ crushed peppermint candy, 1 c. heavy cream

    Tagged: saturday, scones

    Out of 3 different recipes I have used, this basic one is what my family likes best.

  • Christian Metts
    01/08/2010
    846 views
    1 fork

    Shrimp And Grits

    For the grits, milk, heavy cream, stone-ground white grits, unsalted butter, Kosher salt, Freshly ground black pepper

  • Christian Metts
    01/05/2010
    825 views

    Gooey Butter Cake

    butter, box yellow cake mix (see note below), eggs, 1 - 8 oz. package of cream cheese, almond extract, of confectioners' sugar

    Tagged: cake, butter, gooey

    An old St. Louis recipe. You can find this in any bakery around St. Louis.

  • Christian Metts
    01/01/2010
    749 views
    1 fork

    Deep Dish Pizza Dough

    pkgs active dry yeast, warm water (105°F-115°F; 40°C-46°C), sugar, unbleached flour, salt, yellow cornmeal, vegetable oil, warm water

  • Christian Metts
    01/01/2010
    737 views

    Sweet Potato Bread

    crisco or other shortening, sugar, eggs, light molasses, cooked mashed sweet potatoes, flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves

    Tagged: bread, sweet potato

  • Christian Metts
    01/01/2010
    923 views
    1 fork

    Devilish Eggs And Sausage

    Hard cooked eggs, dried onion flakes, of Tabasco sauce, ¼ cup mayo or salad dressing

    Tagged: totry, eggs, brunch

    Great dish for brunch with guests.

  • Christian Metts
    12/31/2009
    876 views
    3 forks

    Chocolate Waffles

    all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, white sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, milk, eggs, butter, melted

    Tagged: breakfast, waffles

  • Christian Metts
    12/31/2009
    991 views
    6 forks

    Galumpkies

    water, uncooked white rice, cabbage leaves, lean ground beef, chopped onion, 1 egg, slightly beaten, salt, ground black pepper, 1 (10.75 ounce) tomato sauce

    Tagged: cabbage, galumpkies

  • Christian Metts
    12/31/2009
    454 views

    Cream Cheese Frosting

    stick butter, softened, 8 oz. cream cheese, softened, box powdered sugar (1 lb.), 2 tsp. vanilla extract

  • Christian Metts
    12/27/2009
    523 views

    Black Eyed Peas With Ham And Greens

    cooking oil, 6 scallions, white bulbs and green tops chopped and reserved separately, cloves garlic, minced, Swiss chard or other greens, tough stems removed, leaves washed well and shredded (about 4 cups), 2 10- ounces packages frozen black-eyed peas (about 4 cups), water, canned low-sodium chicken broth or homemade stock, Tabasco sauce, salt, 1 1/2- pounds piece ham, diced, fresh-ground black pepper, red- or white-wine vinegar

    Tagged: soup, beans, greens, ham

  • Christian Metts
    12/05/2009
    389 views
    1 fork

    Magic Brownies

    butter (no substitutes), unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped, sifted cake flour or all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, eggs, sugar, vanilla, coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted

  • Christian Metts
    11/28/2009
    403 views

    Perfect Sweet Potato Pie

    mashed cooked sweet potatoes, packed brown sugar, granulated sugar, ground coriander, freshly grated nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, (1/2 stick) butter, melted, 2- 5oz cans evaporated milk (1 1/4 cups evaporated milk), large eggs, vanilla

    Tagged: pie, sweet potatos

  • Christian Metts
    11/28/2009
    342 views

    Brown Rice Pudding

    water, brown rice, salt, butter, whole milk, sugar, honey, vanilla bean, split open (or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract), 1.5 cinnamon sticks, of ground cardamom, dried sour cherries (or any dried fruit you fancy)

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