Prosciutto wrapped Jumbo Shrimp with Maytag Bleu Cheese

yields 24 pieces 24 jumbo raw shrimp, peeled and deveined Fennel spice mix (recipe below) 1/4 pound Maytag bleu cheese (or other good quality creamy bleu cheese) 12 slices (about 1/4 pound) Prosciutto, sliced a little thicker than usual 2 cups baby spinach leaves extra virgin olive oil for searing spicy-lemon aioli (recipe below) Remove …
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Maine Crab and Shrimp Cakes with a Caribbean Remoulade

By Chef MIchael Salmon serves 6 1/2 pound Maine shrimp meat (titi or small raw shrimp) 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1/4 pound fresh Maine crabmeat (preferably Peeky Toe crabmeat) 1 large egg 1 Tablespoon minced red onion 2 Tablespoons finely chopped celery 2 Tablespoons finely chopped red bell pepper 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1 1/2 cups …
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Crabmeat Timbale with Baby Greens and a Papaya Seed Dressing

serves 4 1 pound fresh crabmeat 1 Tablespoon whole grain mustard 1/2 cup whipping cream, whipped 1/2 teaspoon minced lemon zest 1 Tablespoon lemon juice salt and white pepper to taste 1/4 cup canola oil 1/2 cup rice flour sticks (vermicelli) broken into 2-inch pieces 5 ounces baby greens (mesclun mix), washed and dried Papaya …
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Spinach Fettuccine Puttanesca with Shrimp

by Chef Michael Salmon serves 4 1 Tablespoon salt 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and de-veined 1 batch spinach dough, cut as fettuccine 1 shallot, minced 1/4 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes 1/4 cup country mixed olives, pitted 1 cup marinara sauce (homemade or your favorite brand) kosher salt and …
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Baby Spinach with Cumin Roasted Pear and Maytag Bleu Cheese

by Chef Michael Salmon serves 6 3 bosc pears 1/3 cup walnut halves 1/3 cup dried cranberries 3 Tablespoons walnut oil 2 Tablespoons port wine 2 Tablespoons brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt 2 Tablespoons cumin spice mix (recipe below) 10 oz baby spinach 1/4 pound Maytag bleu cheese (or other good quality creamy bleu …
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Morning Glory Muffins

by Chef Michael Salmon These are delicious and filled with so many nutritious ingredients!   1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 2/3 cup granulated sugar 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 2/3 cup grated carrots 1/2 cup shredded coconut 1/2 cup raisins 1/3 cup crushed pineapple 1/2 cup peeled & shredded apple …
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Seared Sea Scallops with Spring Pea Cream and Smoked Salmon

by Chef Michael Salmon Diver scallops in Maine are some of the best you will find anywhere in the world. The term “diver scallops” refers to a scallop that was harvested by an actual person diving to the bottom of the ocean and hand harvesting usually only the larger specimens. This yields a much cleaner …
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Butternut Squash Soup with a Nutmeg Cream

by Michael Salmon, Hartstone Inn 2½ pounds butternut squash, skin and seeds removed, roughly cut into ½-inch cubes 2 medium carrots, peeled and roughly cut into ½-inch cubes 2 Tablespoons canola oil 2 medium-sized yellow onions, peeled and roughly cut 1 stalk celery, roughly cut 1½ quarts chicken stock 1 bay leaf ¼ teaspoon thyme …
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BedandBreakfast.com Breakfast Recipe Challenge

We are so excited!  Chef Michael’s recipe for Wild Mushroom and Gruyere Soufflé with a Thyme Cream was selected as a finalist in BedandBreakfast.com’s Breakfast Recipe Challenge.  Round one is the Savory Sixteen and our match-up against another finalist goes live on Facebook today.  You can place your vote today only here! Wild Mushroom and …
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Tuscan Onion Soup Recipe

Many of our readers have asked for recipes from our Michael Salmon’s Foodie Adventure trips to Tuscany.  Here is a recipe for a soup that was a guest favorite! Tuscan Onion Soup with a Pecorino Crust serves 8 by Chef Michael Salmon 3 leeks 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/4 pound pancetta, small diced …
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Chef Michael’s Butter Cookies

We serve these cookies here at The Hartstone Inn during our afternoon tea service.  Guests often ask for the recipe so they can make them at home.  For that reason, we thought it would be the perfect recipe to share on our blog. Butter Cookies Makes 24 cookies 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 2/3 cup granulated sugar …
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Butterscotch Chip-Oatmeal Cookies

Nothing is better than a warm, homemade cookie on a cold winter day.  We serve this cookie at tea time here at The Hartstone Inn and it is a guest favorite! Butterscotch Chip-Oatmeal Cookies   1 cup unsalted butter, softened 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract …
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