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October 26, 2013

Culinary Conversation: Jersey? Sure? Garden state offers bounty of regional treats



  • 16 sea scallops, rinsed and drained
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 3 pinches ground nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1⁄4 cup chopped parsley
  • Lemon wedges for garnish (optional)

Preheat oven to 425.

Place scallops, melted butter, garlic and shallots in a bowl. Season with nutmeg, salt and pepper. Stir gently to combine. Transfer to a casserole dish.

In a separate bowl, combine bread crumbs and olive oil. Sprinkle on top of scallops.

Bake in preheated oven until crumbs are brown and scallops are done, about 11 to 14 minutes. Top with parsley and serve with lemon wedges on the side.

Jersey Shore Ice Cream Sandwiches

  • 4, 4-inch frozen waffles, toasted
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup strawberry ice cream
  • 1 cup chocolate ice cream, softened
  • 1⁄2 cup chocolate syrup

Arrange 2 waffles on a serving plate. Divide vanilla ice cream, strawberry ice cream and chocolate ice cream evenly over waffles and drizzle with chocolate syrup. Top with remaining waffles to create 2 sandwiches.

New Jersey

Crumb Cake


  • 1⁄2 cup margarine or butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3⁄4 cup milk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • 1⁄2 cup margarine or butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups biscuit mix
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1⁄4- to 1⁄2-cup powdered sugar
  • Cream butter and sugar.

Beat eggs and milk; mix with butter.

In another bowl, mix flour and baking powder; then add to butter mixture. Stir in vanilla.

Pour batter into a greased 9x13-inch pan.

For crumb topping, cut butter into sugar, biscuit mix and cinnamon. Sprinkle over batter in pan.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until done.

Top with the powdered sugar when cool.

New Jersey Diner Style Tuna Melt

  • 2, 6-ounce cans solid white tuna in water, drained
  • 1⁄4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1⁄4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 11⁄2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 3⁄4 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 slices seedless rye bread
  • 8 slices ripe tomato
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese
  • Paprika for garnish
  • Preheat oven broiler.

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