My crab salad with fruity-salsa flavorings is simple and appealing. Sliced avocados anchor and enrich this lively, colorful dish. If possible, select lump or backfin crab. The larger the crab chunks, the fewer shell fragments to pick out.
For best results, mix your dough by hand. Lightly oil mold and blot with paper towel. Lightly flour mold and re-flour the mold before each cookie but DO NOT re-oil. Press a piece of dough firmly and evenly into the mold. Trim the back of the cookie so it's flush with the mold. Tap the dough from mold and place on a baking sheet in the top third of your oven until nicely browned - about 10 minutes.
Toss hot, cooked pasta with cream and parsley, spoon the rich shrimp with champagne and cream sauce over the pasta, and top with Parmesan cheese for a meal made for a king. Simple to make, especially if you purchase shrimp that has already been peeled.
Tri-tip is a California central coast specialty, claimed to have been first introduced in the Santa Maria area. This recipe adds dill, sage, and rosemary to the basic Santa Maria recipe. Tri tip is a flavorful cut of meat that really shines when it is slow grill-roasted or smoked. Great with a green salad or layered onto French bread for a juicy beef sandwich.