5 Things To Eat Before You Die

The General got tagged by Bigmista over at The Survival Gourmet to participate in the latest meme, Foodbloggers Guide to the Globe. The premise is that food bloggers from all over the world should list five things that they have eaten and think everyone should try at least once before they die. TLW and I have put our heads together and have come up with our list!

1. TLW’s ultimate pick is an authentic Lobster bake…she says forget the fillers (corn, potatoes and sausage) and stick with the fresh steamed lobster and soft shell clams or “steamers” as she calls them. She remembers times on Nantucket and Cape Cod when a large hole would be dug in the beach and a fire was started in it. Then rocks would be thrown on the fire along with seaweed. Then all the food was thrown on top of the seaweed, covered by another layer of seaweed and then a tarp. This way everything steamed with the wonderful aroma of the sea…..

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2. Salmon: If you have never enjoyed or had the pleasure of eating wild salmon it is 180* different from farm raised. It just doesn’t get much better than Alaska’s Copper River Salmon. Use this 50 year old
recipe for a 30 minute marinade. The best!

3. Beef brisket cooked correctly is the best BBQ you can eat…although most folks like pork. Make this “brisket rollup” by using either blue cheese or ranch dressing, green and yellow peppers sauteed, mushrooms and onions sauteed, and thin sliced 7″ flat bread along with brisket slices.

4. Cuban sandwich includes roast pork, ham, yellow mustard, Swiss cheese, and bread and butter pickles. Use Cuban bread with melted butter on top. Press the sandwich on a sandwich press or under a foil covered brick.

5. Bread pudding with Easy Bourbon Sauce

1 3/4 C sugar

4 eggs

1 1/2 t vanilla (pure)

1 1/2 t cinnamon

1 1/2 t nutmeg

3/4 C butter (melted)

1 C whole milk

1 C heavy cream

1/2 C raisins

1/3 C pecans

6 C bread (stale French) diced

Into large blender jar, add eggs and blend on medium speed 30-45 seconds or until eggs are lemon yellow color. Add sugar, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, butter and blend on medium speed until thoroughly blended. Add milk and cream and mix. Fold in raisins and pecans.

Into large bowl add diced bread, along with egg and milk mixture. Fold until bread is completely soaked with egg and milk mixture.

Pour mixture into thoroughly greased cooking pan. Place in preheated oven at 325* and bake for 35-40 minutes. Increase oven temperature to 425* and cook until well browned…about 15 minutes.

Bourbon Sauce

1 stick of unsalted butter at room temperature

1 C sugar

1/4 C water

1 large egg yolk

2 T bourbon

Combine all ingredients except bourbon in small saucepan. Mix well. Cook over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Reduce heat and continue cooking…about 3 minutes or until the mixture starts to thicken. Remove from heat and stir in bourbon.

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