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The Dish with March Madness 2010

There is a curious ailment that spreads across America every year as spring arrives … basketballs thump, sneakers squeak, and crowds roar; they are all signals that basketball tournament fever has arrived. It's a condition called "March Madness." Others not afflicted by this disease fly in flocks to the Caribbean Islands and enjoy the sun, fun, and good food from easy-to-prepare recipes.

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SAILING CHICKEN WINGS
SURE FIRE RIB ROAST

ROASTED POTATOES

AMARETTO CARROTS

SIMPLY BROCCOLI

EASY CHERRY TARTS

SAILING CHICKEN WINGS
Preparation time: 10 mins.
Cooking time: 50 mins.
Serves: 8-10.

2-1/4 lbs. chicken wings, separated at joints (discard tips)
1 cup soy sauce
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup sherry
2 tsp coarse ground mustard

6 scallions cut in pieces

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Cover, heat to boiling and simmer for 30 minutes. Uncover and simmer 15 minutes longer, stir frequently. Serve hot or cold.

SURE FIRE RIB ROAST
Preparation time: 10 minutes.
Cooking time: 5 – 6 hours.
Serves: 10+.

This is a fun recipe to cook on board or at a home. Whether you are cooking a 10 lb or 20 lb rib roast, this is the only sure fire method. No other type of roast will do.

10 lb rib eye roast of beef

Olive oil

Sea salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 350°F. Rub a completely thawed room temperature roast with olive oil, sea salt, and freshly ground black pepper. Put in the oven at 1 p.m. Cook for exactly one hour. Turn OFF oven and DO NOT OPEN OVEN DOOR ALL AFTERNOON. I usually put my potatoes in at the same time.
One hour before serving, turn oven ON to 350°F and cook for 45 minutes. Take the roast out of the oven and let it sit for 15 minutes before carving.

CARROTS AMARETTO
Preparation time: 10 minutes.
Cooking time: 15 minutes.
Serves: 8-10.

1 (16 oz) pkg of baby carrots

4 Tbs butter

1 Tbsp olive oil

4 oz blanched almonds, sliced

1/3 cup amaretto liqueur

Salt and pepper

Saute carrots in butter and oil in a large skillet until slightly cooked. Add almonds. When carrots are softening, but still have a crunch, add amaretto and warm through. Season with salt and pepper. So easy!

SIMPLY BROCCOLI
Preparation time: 10 minutes.
Cooking time: 8 minutes.
Serves: 8.

2 large bunches broccoli

4 cloves garlic

2/3 cup freshly grated parmesan

6 Tbsp butter

Salt and pepper to taste

Cut broccoli into flowerettes, peel stems and cut into 3/4" pieces. Steam broccoli about four minutes (may be done ahead and refrigerated at this point). Just before serving, toss broccoli with butter and garlic over high heat and cook just until heated through. Remove from heat, add the cheese, toss to coat and serve immediately.

EASY CHERRY TARTS
Preparation time: 5 minutes.
Cooking time: 20 minutes.
Serves: 8.

2 cans cherry pie filling
8 small tart shells

1 pint whipping cream, whipped

Preheat oven to 375°F. Fill tart shells with cherry filling. Place on cookie sheet or muffin tins. Heat in oven until just heated through. Remove from oven, add whipped cream on top, and serve immediately.

 

Capt. Jan Robinson holds certificates from the Culinary Institute of America, The Ritz Cooking School, and the Cordon Bleu. Her Ship to Shore Cookbook Collection is available at your local marine or bookstore. Or visit www.shiptoshoreINC.com, email CapJan@aol.com or call 1-800-338-6072 and mention All at Sea to receive a discount.

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