Skytop Holiday Trifle


For Layers:2 12 X 16” cookie sheetsSponge cakeAssorted fruits mixed with sugarRum simple syrup (see recipe below)Whipped cream For Sponge Cake:Amt Ingredient8 oz. sugar12 oz. cake flour1 oz. baking powder1/2 oz.  salt1/2  lemon, juiced1 cup vanilla6 oz. oil6 oz. egg yolks6 oz. water12 oz. egg whites4 oz. sugar1 pinch cream of tartar  Procedure:• Blend first six ingredients and whip.• Add oil, yolks and water; whip until frothy.• […]

Fish Stew in Saffron Tomato Broth


Amt & Ingredient32 oz. water32 Top Neck clams32 Little Neck clams1 lb. Prince Edward’s Bay mussels1 lb.  shrimp1 1/2 lbs. skin-on salmon filet, cubed1 lb. calamari16 oz. clam broth1 pinch saffron2 oz. fresh ginger, chopped2 oz. elephant garlic, chopped6 oz. crushed or diced tomatoes6 oz. extra virgin olive oil1 bunch cilantro, chopped1 large bunch leeks, white part only, chopped2 jalapeño peppers, chopped2  carrots, chopped1 stalk lemongrass, smashedTo taste salt and pepper Procedure:• In […]

Butternut Squash Soup


Serve this smooth, creamy soup in 6-ounce portions topped with spicy popcorn shrimp for crunch. Amt & Ingredient 2 butternut squash, roasted and seeded 2 small onions, diced large 4 stalks celery, diced 2 carrots, peeled and diced 4 oz. clarified butter 2 oz. vegetable oil 4 oz. all-purpose flour 2 qts. chicken stock 1 […]

Eggnog Creme Brulee


Amt & Ingredient2-1/2 cups whipped cream3/4 cup sugar2 oz. light brown sugar, firmly packed 1-1/4 tsp. nutmeg5 egg yolks3 tbsp. brandy1 tbsp. vanilla Procedure:• Preheat oven to 300 degrees.• Butter 6 shallow ramekins. Set aside.• In heavy, medium-size saucepan, heat cream until it just comes to a boil; reduce heat, keep hot.• Blend 1/4 cup sugar, brown sugar and 1 tsp. nutmeg for […]

Filet Mignon Congressional


Ingredients• 6-oz. center-cut filet • Steak rub (black pepper, white pepper, coffee grounds, sea salt and fennel seeds—grind all to coarse style)• Olive oil• Onion slices• Scallions• Tomato—thick-sliced and charred• Red wine sauce• Bitter chocolate• Sliced mushrooms Procedure: • Rub filet with steak rub.• Heat a sauté pan with olive oil.• Brown steak on all sides.• […]

Trilogy of Chocolate


Ingredients   • Devil’s food cake• Chocolate mousse filling• Flourless chocolate cake balls• White chocolate pate with brandied cherries For plate presentation• Caramel sauce• Chocolate sauce• Fried mint• Whipped cream• Melted chocolate Presentation:• Use individual rings to cut out the devil’s food cake, fill with mousse mix and set.• Temper couvertures (dark, milk and white).• Pipe lines […]

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