World’s Easiest Avocado Toast

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Serves 2

 

Ingredients:

2 slices of your favorite bread

1 ripe avocado, cut in half

½ tsp Chef Josef’s Curry Basil Seasoning Blend

(The Citrus Tarragon is really good, too).

Optional: Wedge of lemon or lime

 

Pop the bread in the toaster, and when it’s done,

scoop out the flesh of each half of the avocado onto the warm toast.

Squeeze a bit of lemon or lime juice over of the avocado.

Divide and Sprinkle the Chef Josef’s Curry Basil Seasoning Blend on top of the avocado and mash lightly with a fork. Fantastic!!

Pumpkin Soup with Roasted Pepitas

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Serves 6

Ingredients:

1- 4 to 5 lb pumpkin

1 - 15 oz can pumpkin puree

1 medium onion, chopped

3 cups chopped celery

3 cups chopped leek

4 cups chicken broth

½ cup white rice

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce 

1 Tbsp Chef Josef’s Original Seasoning Blend

Garnish:

1/2 cup Sour crème

½ cup toasted pumpkin seeds (Pepitas)

1/2 cup chopped cilantro

 

Roast Pumpkin in oven at 425˚ for 35 minutes.

Remove from oven, let cool, peel and remove seeds.

Place seeds on and oiled baking sheet and roast at 350˚ for 10 minutes.

Set aside.

 

Glaze onion, leek and celery in olive oil in a large pot.

Add pumpkin, rice, spices and chicken broth.

Simmer for 30 to 45 minutes until all ingredients are tender.

Purée all ingredients.

Garnish with the toasted seeds and sour crème and cilantro.

Chef Josef’s Dungeness Crab Cakes

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Serves 2 -4

Ingredients:

8 oz Crabmeat  - You can buy lump crabmeat or buy a 2 1/2 to 3 pound live crab and clean it yourself

1 Egg

1 Tbsp finely chopped red onion

1Tbsp finely chopped Celery

1 Tbsp chopped Parsley

7 Tbsp Panko breadcrumbs

1 tsp lemon juice

1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce

1½ tsp Chef Josef Lemon Dill or the Tarragon Citrus Blend

 

For sautéing:

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 Tbsp Butter

 

Put crabmeat in a bowl.

Add all ingredients and mix it well.

Form 8 patties, 2 oz each for appetizers, or form 4 oz patties for dinner sized portions.

 

Heat butter and oil in a skillet.

When hot, add the patties, brown them on both sides for 3 to 4 minutes and serve.

Can be kept in 280˚oven for holding for ½ hour.

 

Serve with a green salad or any thing else you like.

Fresh Corn Sautéed with Tomatoes and Basil

Serves 4

 

  Ingredients:   3 ears of Corn  1 medium tomato  ½ cup finely chopped Basil  2 Tbsp sweet Butter  ½ medium red onion, chopped  1 tsp.  Chef Josef’s Original Seasoning blend   ¼ cup water     With a sharp knife, remove the kernels from the cob:   (see video)    Set aside.     Sauté the onion in butter until translucent.  Add Corn, tomato, basil and  Chef Josef’s Original Seasoning blend   Add ¼ cup water and bring it to a quick steam.  (To keep the corn from getting tough and starchy, bring it to a quick steam, turn off the burner and let it sit with a lid on it.)     This recipe makes a great salad for the next day. Just add a little vinegar and oil.

Ingredients:

3 ears of Corn

1 medium tomato

½ cup finely chopped Basil

2 Tbsp sweet Butter

½ medium red onion, chopped

1 tsp. Chef Josef’s Original Seasoning blend

¼ cup water

 

With a sharp knife, remove the kernels from the cob: (see video)

Set aside.

 

Sauté the onion in butter until translucent.

Add Corn, tomato, basil and Chef Josef’s Original Seasoning blend

Add ¼ cup water and bring it to a quick steam.

(To keep the corn from getting tough and starchy, bring it to a quick steam, turn off the burner and let it sit with a lid on it.)

 

This recipe makes a great salad for the next day. Just add a little vinegar and oil.