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Eggs Benedict

  • Serves: 6
  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes

I’m going to say this here and now, Eggs Benedict, for all its rich, decadent reputation, is nothing more complicated than a ham and egg sandwich. There, I said it, you take eggs, ham and an English muffin and cover it in hollandaise sauce. That having been said, I still happen to think that nothing says “brunch” quite like this dish of eggs, ham, and an English muffin covered in hollandaise sauce. The richness of egg yolks combined with the tart zing of lemon juice turning a simple glorified egg sandwich into something that belongs served beside champagne and caviar.

Amount Measure Ingredients
6 English muffins split in ½
12 large eggs
12 slices ham or Canadian bacon
1 recipe Hollandaise sauce (see recipe in sauces section)

To prepare:

Butter split English muffin halves and place them split side up on a large cookie sheet and place in a 300 degree oven till slightly toasted. Next, place a slice of ham on each toasted muffin and put back into the oven at 200 degrees. While the toast and ham are in the oven, cook the eggs however you prefer (personally I find it produces a better result when fried but if you like poached eggs then by all means poach) till over medium. Place eggs on ham and toast slices and set in warming oven. Prepare Hollandaise sauce per recipe directions and quickly plate each muffin, ham and egg stack, covering them with plenty of hollandaise sauce. Serve right away with a mimosa or orange juice and some good friends.

Marinade for Meat

Marinade for Meat

Amount Measure Ingredients
1 clove garlic; minced
1 tsp salt
3 Tbsp Reduced Sodium Soy sauce
1 Tbsp Ketchup
1 Tbsp Oil
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp oregano

Mix all the above ingredients in a small bowl. Score both sides of your meat… about 1/8 of an inch deep. Rub the mixture into both sides of the meat. Wrap tightly in foil, refrigerate for 5-6 hours or overnight. Flip the meat every few hours.

Before grilling let the meat sit out on a cookie sheet and come to room temperature aprox. 2 hours. (Cooking it while it’s cold inside, you’ll burn the outside and the inside will still be raw.)

Preheat outdoor grill on high & lightly oil the grate. Place the meat on prepared grill. Cook 5 – 8 minutes per side, or to desired doneness.

*A note from Maryann; Here is a way that I personally like to grill meats such as London Broil or Tri Tip. Heat ½ the grill on high for several minutes, then lower heat to mid-high and place the meat on that side. Brown all sides of the meat, then move the meat over to the side of the grill which was not turned on, close the lid and finish. Turning only once.

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Maryann Curmi

You know Maryann, On Air Personality from Star 92.7 from 5:30 am to 9am.

First and foremost, let's say that Maryann loves to eat! She also enjoys having friends over and always seems to have something to offer them. Whether it's a spicy Thai peanut sauce to toss over angel hair pasta or a new twist on an old fashioned chicken soup recipe.

Feel free to change the recipes that's how Maryann has come to make her favorites. When realizing she doesn't have this or that, substituting and wah la…a new recipe is born!

Maryann is just as happy to share her recipes as she is her food. So whether you are listening to her weekly on air recipes, printing them here or dropping by her house for a bite, she hopes everyone will find something to enjoy!

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Big Joe and His Mamma

Joe started in radio at the age of 15 in a small Mississippi town and never looked back.

"I'm the youngest of 4 boys, so Momma had her hands full feeding us I'm sure. I watched and learned every opportunity I had with her in the kitchen. Whether it was cooking black eyed peas and corn bread or one of her famous pecan pies, my Mom seemed to know how to cook anything."

So from those years with Momma to living on my own and having to cook for one, Joe has managed to shake and bake some pretty good grub over the years!