Tzatziki (yogurt sauce)

from Food Network 2 cups plain whole milk yogurt or 1 cup Middle Eastern-style plain yogurt 1 medium cucumber, peeled, halved, and seeded 2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus a pinch 1/2 clove garlic 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon dried mint, crumbled If you’re using plain whole milk yogurt, line …

Brussels Sprouts in Cream Sauce

adapted from Epicurious and Orangette1 lb. brussels sprouts, cleaned and trimmed 2 slices thick, smoked bacon 1/2 lb. pearl onions 1/4 teaspoon salt 2/3 cup heavy cream 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard grated hard cheese, to taste fresh bread crumbs, to equal amount of cheese cayenne pepper, to taste Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Butter …

Turtle Sauce Piquant

from the Des Allemands Catfish Festival CookbookThe term “sauce piquant” is usually used to describe a spicy sauce made with roux and tomatoes — sort of a Cajun spaghetti. It’s a great way to cook game meats, though beef is wonderful here, too. Don’t be scared of turtle — it’s delicious and easily my favorite …