Posts Tagged ‘gypsy juice’

Chicken Soup

January 18, 2011

Serves 4-6

Who doesn’t love chicken soup! Credit to my Italian grandmother for  allowing me to be her sous chef  in the kitchen making numerous pots of soups. I can remember making this soup for the first time on her wood stove in a huge antique pot with a fresh killed chickens from  her chicken coop and picking the garden vegetables.  I have  tweaked the recipe to my tastes  by adding more garlic, thyme and hot sauce. I know she would be proud!

3-5 lbs of chicken with skin on
4-5  peeled carrots cut into bite size pieces
2-3 celery stalks chopped into bite size pieces
4 large Spanish onions cut about 4 cups
6-10 garlic cloves  thru a press- reserve 1 tsp
3 bay leafs
1  tablespoon of fresh thyme leaves off stems or tie 8 sprigs with twine
1/2 cup dry vermouth or dry white wine  optional
6 cups chicken stock or 4 Herb Ox chicken cubes to  6 cups of water
¼ tsp of powdered cloves or 2 whole cloves
1 tablespoon flat leaf parsley shopped
3-5 dashes of Parrot hot sauce optional

2  tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons sea salt
½ tsp of fresh ground black pepper
2  tablespoons grated  Piave, Romano or Parmesen cheese  optional

Heat a large  stock pot on medium heat

Add olive oil, brown chicken pieces, plate chicken.

Add in onions and garlic saute till tender

Return chicken to pot with stock, wine, bay leafs and thyme

cover -bring to a boil

Add  hot sauce,  clove, carrots,  salt, pepper.

reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 3040 minutes till carrots are fork tender

Correct seasoning

Remove cloves, bay leafs and thyme sprigs

Add in remaining garlic

Ladle into bowls, garnish with parsley.  Serve with bowl of grated cheese at table.

Gypsy Juice hot sauce  is a very flavorful and Iam recomming adding some to your chicken soup! Especially if you  want a little heat and feeling a bit under the weather!

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The Gypsy Kitchen Cookbook by Lisa Lamme’

January 18, 2011

With the release of my first cookbook, many of you have asked what my cookbook The Gypsy Kitchen Cookbook about?  And many thought it was a cookbook devoted to cooking with wine & cheese since I own a very popular gourmet wine and cheese shop.  But this is not the case. I was recently asked by the press what my style of cooking was and I had to ponder for the answer. I decided to get back to them in a few days, as I needed a time to think about my cooking style.

I was asked did I cook Italian and French because of my heritage? Was it Americana? Canadian? Southern, Southwestern? Caribbean, South American? Mexican?As I have lived and visited many of these places? Could my cooking style be more  Indian, Vietnamese, Thai or Asian, Greek or Mediterranean? Yet, no one cuisine came to mind. I am self taught and  have learned to cook many cuisines from these country’s while relishing their spices and seasonings  from these  marvelous lands. Could I be more Spanish or Portuguese influenced? It eventually came to me… that my style and love of food and cooking  should be categorized as World Fusion. It may be a music term, but I am claiming it to be my own style of cooking. So that is what my cookbook The Gypsy Kitchen is about!

I adore appetizers, small plates, tapas,BBQ, salads and soups,  fantastic olive oils and vinegar and spices from afar.  I  incorporating unusual and common everyday ingredients into my repertoire and  some times heat. I love texture, crunchy, creamy, crisp and  full flavor foods. I love my butter and cream, sea salt , sea food,  legumes and grains.   I  believe: That variety is the spice of life. I  guess I am one of those  gourmand’s who lives to eat but I am one who is respectful of calories at the same time.

My book is about my passionate love for foods whether they be in vegetable, meat, pasta, or appetizer, sauce, seafood or in condiment form! I love food and want to share my passion  with the world.   My recipes demonstrate how easy and simple cooking real food can be. In addition to my love of cooking and  desiring more from the one dimensional  main stream hot sauces offered in the market, I  developed my own unique hot sauce Gypsy Juice.  My recipe was  in such demand at store level I could no longer produce it in small batches, I needed to go into manufacturing. When producing this hot sauce I choose  intense flavors, quality ingredients, depth and complexity in the finish. You could say  I created a monster,  a hot sauce almost like a fine wine but in  sauce form. A hot sauce that was not too hot, but would compliment most foods.  I am excited,  patiently waiting to hear the ooh’s and ah’s and until the whole world tries Gypsy Juice and the recipes!

My goal is to awaken your pallets, encourage you to try new and different foods and flavors…. To introduce you to a world of excitement thru food so you will never ever ever be bored on your plate again!

Happy Cooking!

Happy Eating!

Lisa Lamme’

Baked Stuffed Clams

December 8, 2010

 

 My home made stuffed clams will beat anything found in the frozen section that needs to be reheated.  I’ll bet your guests and other half will love these, because they are loaded with clams with the right amount of spice. Don’t forget to serve these with my favorite hot sauce Gypsy Juice! 

serves 4- 6

1 stick of unsalted butter

1 lb chopped clams (2 cups)

2 tablespoons dry vermouth or white wine

1/2 teaspoons of sweet paprika

1 tablespoon of chopped jalapenos (jarred pickeled jalpenos or cherry peppers  can be substituted)

1/4 teaspoon fresh ground white pepper

1/2 teaspoon of sea salt or Kosher salt

1/3 cup of ground dried chorizo

1 1/2 tablespoons of garlic powder

2-5 dashes of Gypsy Juice or parrot hot sauce

1  medium onion minced

2 tablespoons of chopped flat leaf parsley

1 cup of plain bread crumbs-preferably homemade

 

preheat oven to 400

 6-8 small ramkins or scallop shells greased

baking sheet 

10 inch or larger saute pan

1 large mixing bowl

heat pan

melt butter

saute onion and chorizo and jalapeno together for 4-5 minutes on medium heat and set aside 

 In a large mixing bowl combine bread crumbs, garlic, paprika, salt, pepper, parsley, hot sauce, wine and clams mix thoroughly.

add contents of pan to bowl and mix

Add desired amount of clam stuffing to scallop shells or ramkins and place on baking sheet

bake for 15-18 minutes 

 serve with Gypsy Juice hot sauce or hot sauce or fresh lemon

Gypsy Juice Dip

November 24, 2010

1 cup sour cream

4-5 Tablespoons of Gypsy Juice Hot sauce* more if you like it hotter

Mix together in a medium size bowl. Serve chilled.  Cover and store in refrigerator up to 1 week

Serve on nachos,  tacos, burritos.

Sensational as a dip for any veggie tray!

Great alternative to blue cheese dip for chicken wings

*Gypsy Juice is available on line @ drhot.net and can be shipped anywhere.