The Best of Brock: Celebrating 85 Years of Cooking
Braised Short RibsDid you know that in some cases pepper has been used to stop bleeding? Dr. Robert Lee of Beth Medical Center recommends that you wash the affected area first with water and soap and then sprinkle pepper and apply gentle pressure. It will not sting since pepper is analgesic, anti-bacterial and has antiseptic properties.
Broiled Flank Steak Chimichurri SauceThe ingredient amounts here are for "cooking for a crowd" yield of 24 one-half pound servings. However in parenthesis are smaller amounts also, leading to a more "family cooking" size recipe yield of 4 one-half pound servings.
Cajun Beef and Root Vegetable StewThe ingredients for the original recipe are in "cooking for a crowd" amounts yielding 80 servings. However in parentheses are also ⅛ the size amounts yielding a more "family friendly cooking" 8 servings when followed.
Open Faced Broiled Egg, Spinach & Tomato SandwichDid you know that studies show spinach contains magnesium, which improves the body's response to stress?
Sweet Milk Griddle CakesDid you know that to have a slimmer waist you should not skip breakfast? Eat a breakfast to get you started for the day with high fiber cereal, whole grain bread or fruit, then bite into a pickle or lemon to curb your appetite. Brush your teeth. Post a list of things on the fridge of projects to do, and then tackle them and your cravings for food will diminish. Use a smaller plate and serve smaller portions!
Baltimore ChickenDid you know that parsley gives great flavor and is nutritious in salads? Just one ounce provides 43% of the Recommended Dietary Dietary Allowance for Vitamin C and 18% and RDA for iron in men and 12% in women, plus 1 mg of beta carotene. Note also - the whopping calorie count is for eating the entire recipe's yield by yourself. Halve the calories of course, if you split it with someone.
Cheese Encrusted Chicken*ASIAGO CHEESE [ah-SYAH-goh] is of course the fairly new to Americans, but now popular semi-firm Italian cheese with a rich, nutty flavor.
Chicken and Broccoli CasseroleDid you know that broccoli is high in fiber and has been shown to lower cholesterol? It is also rich in sulfur compounds, which are good for the liver and thus strengthen the body's natural detoxification system.
Chicken Mole Verde* EPAZOTE [eh-paw-ZOH-teh] is a Mexican herb that has a very strong taste and sometimes has a gasoline or perfume-like odor. It has been used in Mexican cuisine for thousands of years dating back to the Aztecs who used it for cooking as well as for medicinal purposes.
Chicken Sicilian*Note for the nutrition information, only ¼ of a cup of oil per serving assumed to be absorbed by the frying process.
Apple Fritters*SWIMMING METHOD FOR FRYING - in the swimming method, the food is gently dropped into hot oil using tongs. Then it falls to the bottom of the fryer. As it cooks, it "swims" back to the surface. It may be necessary to turn it once it reaches the surface to allow it to brown evenly. Remove with skimmer. Note also - the amount of ingredients in this recipe is "cooking for a crowd" large 50 servings. However in parentheses next to each amount is a 1/6 size portion so that a more "family size cooking" yield can also be produced serving 8 people.
Syrniki* Cottage Cheese Pancake*SYRNIKI [sihr-NEE-kee] - Russian in origin, syrniki is a dish of fried cheese cakes that can be served sweet - sprinkled with confectioners’ sugar and sour cream - or savory, topped with sour cream and herbs such as dill. Syrniki are made with a mixture of pot cheese or farmer’s cheese, flour and beaten eggs, which is formed into cakes before being sautéed on both sides until brown. Note also—this dish can be served as an entrée or as a side dish. The nutrition information was calculated for the side dish portions.
Gluten Free Banana-Oatmeal Chocolate Chip CookiesDid you know that oatmeal helps you to produce serotonin, a calming hormone that helps fight anxiety's negative effect? Oatmeal is high in fiber, which mean that your body will absorb it slowly. In one fell swoop, you'll prolong the serotonin boost.
Russian Cheese Wheels*FARMER'S CHEESE is a type of soft cheese which is made all over the world. Provided by goat, sheep and cow's milk.
Tiramisu**TIRAMISU [tih-ruh-mee-SOO, tih-ruh-MEE-soo] - the translation for tiramisu is "carry me up," and many who taste this ethereal dessert assume the unspoken continuation must surely be "to heaven." Tiramisu is a light composition of sponge cake or ladyfingers dipped in a coffee-marsala mixture, then layered with mascarpone (an ultra-rich Italian cream cheese) and grated chocolate. The dessert is refrigerated for several hours before serving to allow the flavors to intermingle. Although tiramisu is sometimes referred to as an Italian trifle, its texture is much lighter than that dessert.
Maple Chipotle BBQ SauceThe yield here is a crowd suitable size 1/2 gallon. To make a more family cooking friendly size yield, use the ingredient amounts in the parentheses, which comes to 1 pint of sauce.
Peach SalsaThe original recipe has ingredient amounts typical for "crowd cooking" and the recipe yield is a large 32 servings. A "family cooking" size yield of 10–12 servings will come from using the ingredients amounts in parenthesis.
Vidalia Onion RelishThis recipe yields ½ a gallon. A more "family cooking" size yield of 2 cups is achieved through using the ingredient amounts in the parentheses.
Mary's Zucchini BreadDid you know that walnuts have been shown to help lower blood pressure which is critical for those whose hearts are already working overtime thanks to high adrenaline levels? Research so strongly backs their health benefits that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration goes so far as to recommend 1½ ounces of walnuts or other nuts per day.
Orecchiette with Mixed Greens and Goat Cheese*ORECCHIETTE [oh-rayk-kee-EHT-tay] - Italian for "little ears," referring culinary to tiny disk-shaped pasta.
Pasta Primavera**PRIMAVERA, alla [pree-muh-VEHR-uh] - This Italian phrase means "spring style" and culinarily refers to the use of fresh vegetables (raw or blanched) as a garnish to various dishes. One of the most popular dishes prepared in this manner is pasta primavera, pasta tossed or topped with diced or julienned cooked vegetables.
Philly Mac & Cheese Steak*PANKO [PAHN-koh] - Bread crumbs used in Japanese cooking for coating fried foods. They're coarser than those normally used in the United States and create a deliciously crunchy crust. Panko is sold in Asian markets.
Roast Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic Reduction, Fall Fruit Compote*CHIFFONADE [shihf-uh-NAHD, shihf-uh-NAYD] - Literally translated, this French phrase means "made of rags." Culinarily, it refers to thin strips or shreds of vegetables (classically, sorrel and lettuce), either lightly sautéed or used raw to garnish soups.
Root Beer Glazed HamThis recipe yields a "cooking for crowds" 25–30 servings. In order to yield a more "family "cooking" friendly 6–8 servings, use the ingredient amounts in the parentheses.
Apple Spinach SaladDid you know that sunflower seeds, which are a good source of folate, help the brain chemical called dopamine induce pleasure?
Broccoli Slaw SaladDid you know that parsley gives great flavor and is nutritious in salads? Just one ounce provides 43% of the Recommended Dietary Allowance for Vitamin C and 18% and RDA for iron in men and 12% in women, plus 1 mg of beta carotene.
California Mango Chicken SaladThe recipe ingredients yield a "cooking for a crowd" yield of 40 sandwiches. For a more "family cooking" size yield of 6–7 sandwiches use the amounts in the parentheses.
Georgian Style Bean SaladDid you know that all kinds of nuts are very healthy for you? First it takes more time to chew than to chew French fries, and then it contains fat and fiber that needs more time to digest, so your stomach stays fuller and you feel satisfied longer, so you eat less at your next meal.
Kielbasa and Lentil Salad with Warm Mustard Fennel Dressing*FENNEL BULB WITH FRONDS - Fronds are deeply dissected simple leaves that resemble ferns. The leaf includes the whole frilly structure right to where it intersects the stem. It has bright green feathery fronds that resemble dill. The fronds can be used as a seasoning, eaten alone or in salads, or even used to make a tea. **FRISÉE [free-ZAY] - A member of the chicory family, frisée has delicately slender, curly leaves that range in color from yellow-white to yellow-green. This feathery vegetable has a mildly bitter flavor and is often used in the special salad mix, mesclun. Choose frisée with crisp leaves and no sign of wilting. Refrigerate in a plastic bag for up to 5 days. Wash just before using.
Panzanella* (Bread Salad)*PANZANELLA [pahn-zah-NEHL-lah] - An Italian bread salad made with onions, tomatoes, basil, olive oil, vinegar and seasonings and chunks of bread. Some versions also include cucumbers, anchovies and/or peppers. **CHIFFONADE [shihf-uh-NAHD, shihf-uh-NAYD] - Literally translated, this French phrase means "made of rags." Culinarily, it refers to thin strips or shreds of vegetables (classically, sorrel and lettuce), either lightly sautéed or used raw to garnish soups.
Quinoa Salad*QUINOA [KEEN-wah] - Tiny and bead-shaped, the ivory-colored quinoa cooks like rice (taking half the time of regular rice) and expands to four times its original volume. Its flavor is delicate, almost bland, and has been compared to that of couscous.
Red Bliss Potato SaladNote - the ingredient amounts in the original recipe, yield a "cooking for crowds" 20 servings. If you use instead the ingredient amounts in the parentheses, it yields a more "family cooking" friendly 6‒7 servings.
Braised Sea Bass and Fennel with Saffron and Harissa*HARISSA PASTE [hah-REE-suh] - From Tunisia, this fiery-hot sauce is usually made with hot chilies, garlic, cumin, coriander, caraway and olive oil. It's the traditional accompaniment for couscous but is also used to flavor soups, stews and other dishes. Harissa can be found in cans and jars.
Caramelized Salmon with Citrus SalsaDid you know that salmon contains high omega-3 fatty acids and can help reverse stress symptoms by boosting serotonin levels, and that an omega-3-rich diet can also help suppress the production of the anxiety hormones cortisol and adrenaline?
Lemon Shrimp Bean Thread Vermicelli*SZECHWAN PEPPER; SZECHWAN (also SZECHUAN) [SEHCH-wahn, SEHCH-oo-ahn] - Native to the Szechwan province of China, this mildly hot spice comes from the prickly ash tree. Though not related to the peppercorn family, Szechwan berries resemble black peppercorns but contain a tiny seed.
Maryland Crab Cakes with Old Bay Sherry Cream*BACK FIN - The back fin portion consists of flakes of white meat, coming from the special meat and the jumbo lump. Back fin is a popular crab meat for Chesapeake Bay, MD style crab cakes. **JUMBO LUMP - The jumbo lump crab meat comes from larger crabs, it is the meat from the two large muscles connected to the swimming legs. Contrary to smaller portions of crab meat, it can be used whole. It has a brilliant white color.
Seafood Gumbo*ROUX [roo] - A mixture of flour and fat that, after being slowly cooked over low heat, is used to thicken mixtures such as soups and sauces.
Cheddar Asparagus and Crab Chowder* CONCASSEE [kon-kah-SAY] - Tomato that has been peeled, seeded and chopped. Note the ingredient amounts for the original recipe yield a "cooking for crowds" number, 16 servings. For a more "family cooking" size yield, use the ingredient amounts in the parentheses.
Cream of Crab SoupThe original recipe yields a "Cooking for crowds" number of servings, 48 of 2 cups each or 96 of 1 cup. For a more "family cooking" friendly yield of 6 servings of 2 cups or 12 of 1 cup, use the ingredient amounts in the parenthesis. Also note a 2 cup servings is entrée size. If serving as a first course, use only 1 cup as a serving size.
Pulled Pork Green Chili*TOMATILLO [toh-mah-TEE-yoh] - This fruit, which is also called Mexican green tomato, belongs to the same nightshade family as the tomato. Note—this version of green chili is good in the summer and is excellent as a soup or to smother on burritos. Note also—the ingredient amounts from the original recipe yield a large 2 gallons or 25 servings. To yield a more family cooking size 2 quarts or 6–7 servings use the recipe amounts in the parentheses.
Thai Sweet Corn SoupNote—make this soup a day before, letting it sit in the refrigerator overnight so the flavors stand out.
Vegetarian ChiliThe original recipe yields the "cooking for crowds" number of servings, 24 one cup serving size. To yield a more family cooking friendly number of servings, use the ingredient amounts in the parentheses.
Black Bean Cakes with Tomato and Jack CheeseThe original recipe yields a "cooking for crowds" number of servings, 20. To make a more "family cooking" friendly number of 5 servings, use the ingredient amounts in the parentheses.
Bulghur Risotto with Spring Peas and AsparagusDid you know that legumes are low in fat? Food like peas and beans family are excellent sources of proteins, fiber and flavor. They are great to serve as a side dish.
Bulghur Stuffed Tomato Au GratinThe original recipe yields a "cooking for crowds" number of servings 24. To yield a more family cooking size friendly number of servings, mainly 8, use the amount of ingredients in the parentheses.
Hummus*TAHINI [tuh-HEE-nee] - a thick paste made of ground sesame seed. **SRIRACHA [SEE-rah-chah] - Hot sauce made from sun-ripened chilies, which are ground in a smooth paste with garlic.
Potato SaladThe original recipe yields a "cooking for crowds" number of servings, 66. to yield a more "family cooking" size number of servings, 16 that is, use the ingredient amounts in the parentheses.
Red QuinoaQUINOA [KEEN-wah] - This ancient seed was a staple of the Incas. It cooks quickly and has a mild flavor and a delightful, slightly crunchy, texture. It has a lot of the amino acid lysine, so it provides a more complete protein than many other cereal grains. It comes in different colors, ranging from a pale yellow to red to black. Rinse quinoa before using to remove its bitter natural coating. Note - the amount of the ingredients in the original recipe yields a "Cooking for crowds" number of servings, 15–20. If you instead use the amounts in the parentheses, the yield is a more family friendly 4–5 servings.
Spaetzle Noodles Bergkase*SPAETZLE [SHPATES-luh] - Spaetzle is a dish of tiny noodles or dumplings made with flour, eggs, water or milk, salt and sometimes nutmeg.
Dan’s Country Style ColeslawThe original ingredient amounts yield a "cooking for a crowd" serving number of 80–100. Using the ingredient amounts in the parentheses, yields a more "family cooking" friendly amount of 8‒10 servings.
The cookbook gathers togethor 212 time tested and expert recipes from the chefs and employees of the company in the categories: Beef, Breakfast and Breads, Chicken, Desserts and Sweets, Dips and Sauces, Family Heirlooms, Pasta, Pork, Salads, Seafood, Soups and Stews and Veggies and Sides.