This is my mom's (shout out Mama Dumke) go to recipe for a fruity dessert. It is classically made with frozen strawberries mixed with rhubarb, but any berry/apple/peach/other fruit combination works great! Topped with a warm cake-mix topper, a pat of butter, and a scoop of vanilla ice cream...wow!!!!! So easy and so good!
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Summer weather has just arrived in Boston...perfect for a sunset sail in the Boston Harbor complete with a harbor tour (courtesy of Captain John), mimosas (courtesy of Skipper Blasko), and a warm roast vegetable sandwich (courtesy of 51 Porter). This picnic-friendly sandwich boasts our own homegrown arugula (courtesy of Miss Tammen) and provides the perfect take-along meal for any summer outing!
Peanut Butter and Jelly... a classic combo...perfect for a sandwich, toast, ice cream flavor, Boston Marathon fuel, and now a cupcake. This post is dedicated to the Tufts PMC Boston Marathon Team and Coach Don. Congrats to all the PMC marathon finishers and to Coach Don for always providing support and of course...pb & j's!
After spending some time in the San Francisco bay area, we here at 51 Porter have a soft spot for It's It Ice Cream Sandwiches. Now that we're living on the East Coast, we've taken it upon ourselves to recreate the warm and fuzzy feeling an oatmeal cookie ice cream sandwich can bring. If you've had the real deal It's It, you'll notice that ours isn't chocolate dipped, but to make up for this lack of chocolate the oatmeal cookies have chocolate chips baked into them, and chocolate chips are added as a garnish to the ice cream...so we think we've covered the chocolate front.
Monday, May 17, 2010
WOW...51 Porter may have crossed into chocolate heaven with these classic French meringue cookies. A crisp chocolate meringue outside with a gooey, brownie-like center dipped in a velvety chocolate/nutella ganache...introducing the macaron...a chocolate paradise.
First attempt at shrimp... a seemingly daunting task. Shrimp are actually quite easy to prepare, but you just have to be cautious not to overcook these little crustaceans. Perhaps the most simple and one of the most flavorful methods is to roast shrimp...a drizzle of olive oil, a dash of garlic, and 8 minutes in a hot oven. Pair with roasted parmesan-crusted tomatoes for a savory, summery supper!
Try this recipe the next time you wake up thinking that you could really go for some delicious pancakes but don't want to put in the effort of going to that fancy, over-priced breakfast joint. It will surely fulfill your longing for something sweet and full of butter, and it's so easy to make that you'll be eating this pancake before you'd even get a seat at the restaurant.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
What do you get when you take leftover ingredients from Cinco de Mayo and a 51 Porter Guac-off? ...Perhaps one of the most delicious veggie burgers with a Mexican twist. White beans and sweet potatoes combine with cilantro, garlic, broccoli, and corn to make the base of a fantastic vegetable patty. Half an avocado blended with cilantro, garlic, lime juice, and feta combine to make the perfect dipping sauce. A side of crisp roasted parsnip and sweet potato fries with a special dipping sauce serve as the perfect accompaniment.
Tapas refers to small dishes often served in Spain. They may be cold or warm, fried or sauteed. Classic combinations include chickpeas, spinach, and garlic; roasted potatoes and tomatoes; or simply cold olives or cheeses. 51 Porter goes for a tapas twist complete with a pitcher of homemade Sangria and a sunset over Porter Road.
Monday, May 3, 2010
This sizzlin’ sensation is chock full of vegetables and is the perfect combination of sweet and savory. Sautéed broccoli, Brussel sprouts, onions, and carrots are tossed with rice noodles in a lime peanut sauce. The dish is finished with sweet sautéed pineapple and crunchy baby corn.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Nothin' like a throwback to childhood for a quarter life crisis party. Funfetti cake was jazzed up for this milestone with a layer of vanilla ice cream mixed with hints of raspberry jam and waifs of nutella. Topped with a whipped cream raspberry fool icing and dancing Renee's! Take that 25!
A zesty cake for a zesty gal! Fluffy lemon cake, filled with layers of tangy lemon curd, and topped with a classic cream cheese frosting...Happy Birthday Miss Reynolds!
Nothin' like ringing in the big 2-5 with a strawberry ice cream cake complete with a raspberry fool whipped cream frosting and chocolate dipped strawberries. Happy Birthday Miss Tammen and Mr. Mizell!
Warm plums sauteed with lemon zest and a dash of cinnamon is a delicious addition to a bed of spinach. A drizzle of your favorite vinaigrette and a sprinkling of goat cheese makes the perfect combination of sweet and savory. Try it this summer!
If you've never tried a poached egg, you've been missing out! The poaching method is simple, just water and a dash of vinegar. Finish off the poaching in a sweet and savory tomato bath, add a dash of balsamic, and serve atop a crusty slice of bread...simple, delicious, incredible!
These crunchy, savory bites are made with phyllo dough! No frying or grease...just creamy avocado, bright cilantro, and some Mexican flare. Try the orange-honey-lime dipping sauce for a a tangy kick!
[RECIPE COMING SOON]