2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, room temperature
2/3 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2/3 cup evaporated milk
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips
½ cup chopped pecans or walnuts
Heat oven to 375°F.
Grease a 13”x9”x2” baking pan.
Combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.
Beat in evaporated milk and vanilla.
Mix in dry ingredients on low speed, just until blended.
Stir in chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and chopped nuts.
Spread batter in prepared pan and bake for about 25 minutes, or until golden brown and a toothpick comes out almost clean.
4oz salmon filet Season with blackening seasoning. (Blackening seasoning is usually a mix of paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, black pepper, cayenne pepper, basil, and oregano)
The general rule of thumb for grilling salmon is to grill it for 10 minutes per inch of filet.
¼ stick butter, melted
1 shallot, finely minced
¼ cup slivered almonds
1 cup heavy cream
Heat first 3 ingredients over low-medium heat for 3-4 mins. Add 1 cup heavy cream, bring to boil, then turn down to simmer until thickened. Season with salt. Serve under salmon filet.
Lemon Roasted Asparagus
½ bunch of fresh asparagus
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. chopped garlic
Salt & pepper to taste.
Place trimmed asparagus on baking sheet. Mix ingredients well to coat asparagus. Place in 375 degree oven and bake for 10 minutes. Just before removing your salmon from the grill, throw asparagus on the grill for a minute or two.
Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes
10-12 heirloom cherry tomatoes
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
Salt & pepper to taste.
Sauté tomatoes for 2-3 minute in a pan over medium-high heat.
Top off this dish with grilled lemon slices and fresh dill!
Blueberry season is upon us! Go grab your buckets and pick some of those deliciously sun kissed berries for this summer dessert served at The Cove. Let us know how yours turns out!
Blueberry Crumb Bars Approximately 20 squares
For Blueberry Crumble: 3 cups all purpose flour
½ cup light brown sugar
¼ cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
Zest of 1 lemon
8 oz unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For Blueberry Filling: 4 cups frozen blueberries
4 teaspoons cornstarch
¼ cup sugar
Juice of 1 lemon
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Whisk together flour, light brown sugar, sugar, baking powder, salt, and lemon zest in a bowl. Cut in butter in small amounts until mixture forms into small crumbs. Stir in vanilla extract and egg. Press HALF of crumb mixture into the bottom of a greased 9”x13” pan.
Toss all filling ingredients together in a separate bowl and spread over crust. Sprinkle remaining crumble mixture over top of blueberry filling. Bake at 375 degrees for 45-60 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool before serving.
Enjoy delicious recipes like this on your next stay at The Cove. Click here to see a full list of upcoming events at The Cove or contact our Guest Group department to hold your group retreat at The Cove.
There is no pie more southern than pecan pie, and this one from our kitchen at The Cove is delightful! Whip it up for your next family or social gathering and it’s sure to be a big hit.
Pecan Pie Recipe Makes one 9-inch pie
INGREDIENTS ⅛ cup unsalted butter
⅓ cup all-purpose flour
¾ cup light brown sugar
¾ cup light corn syrup
⅔ tsp vanilla extract
¼ tsp kosher salt
1 cup pecans, chopped
Reserve some pecan halves (or additional chopped pecans) for topping
1 (9 inch) partially cooked pie crust, frozen
DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Blend butter and flour together until mixture becomes creamy. Blend sugar into butter/flour mixture. Once combined, beat in eggs, one at a time. Add corn syrup, vanilla and salt to filling. Then stir in one cup chopped pecans. Place pie crust into a 9” round baking dish and pour mixture into pie crust. Add extra pecans for topping. Bake in oven at 300 degrees until set, about 1-1.5 hours. Allow pie to cool to room temperature.
This delicious dish is a guest favorite at The Cove. It’s much simpler than it looks, so give it a try and let us know how it turns out!
Grilled Iron Steak with Blue Cheese Bread Pudding
GRILLED IRON STEAKS
4 (6 ounce) iron steak filets
Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Season steak with salt and pepper. Grill for 3-5 minutes on each side over medium high heat. Remove from heat, brush with melted butter and let rest for 5 minutes.
BLUE CHEESE BREAD PUDDING
1 French baguette, diced into small cubes
½ stick of unsalted butter
1 shallot, finely chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups beef stock
2 cups heavy cream
½ cup blue cheese crumbles
½ cup Parmesan cheese
¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Dice bread into small squares (crouton size) and place in a 9″ x 13” greased pan.
Bake bread for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
Add blue cheese sauce (see directions below). Toss to coat bread well with sauce. Bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees.
For blue cheese sauce:
Melt butter in a sauce pan over medium heat. Add chopped shallot and minced garlic. Saute one minute and add beef stock and heavy cream, and bring to a boil. Add blue cheese crumbles and Parmesan cheese. Reduce heat for 2-3 more minutes until cheese is melted. Add chopped fresh parsley and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Today, our pastry chef, Natalie, shares another delicious recipe that has become a guest favorite here at The Cove. Enjoy this delectable Dark Chocolate Truffle Cake and come back and let us know how it turns out in the comment section below!
Dark Chocolate Truffle Cake Makes one 8-inch cake
Dark Chocolate Cake Recipe 1 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips ¾ cup unsalted butter 1 cup + 2 Tbsp granulated sugar ¼ + ⅛ tsp salt 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract 1 Tbsp coffee extract 5 eggs ¾ cup cocoa powder
Chocolate Glaze Recipe 1 ½ cup dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips ¾ cup heavy cream
Preparing cake: Preheat oven to 350°. Melt semi-sweet chocolate chips and butter in pan over medium heat. Remove from heat. Stir in sugar, salt, and both vanilla and coffee extracts to melted chocolate and butter. Once mixed, add the eggs, beating briefly until smooth. Add cocoa powder and mix until just combined. Bake in greased 8” cake pan for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely.
Preparing glaze: Heat cream to a boil in sauce pan over medium heat. Remove from heat and pour heated cream over chocolate chips in a glass bowl. Let stand for 1-2 minutes, then whisk together until chocolate chips are melted and mixture is smooth. Spread Glaze over cooled cake. Tap cake pan a couple of times on counter to spread evenly over cake. Freeze cake overnight. Remove from freezer and from cake pan and thaw just until no longer frozen and serve.
This creamy and satisfying side dish is a guest favorite here at The Cove!
Risotto is very versatile, and goes well with lots of different dishes. Add in wilted spinach, cherry tomatoes, pesto, or cooked crab meat for a more creative dish! Risotto is paired well with chicken or steak and is delicious with asparagus.
We have a free printable version of the recipe found at the bottom of this post.
Creamy Risotto Recipe
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small shallot (or 1/4 onion), chopped
1 cup Arborio rice
2 cups chicken stock or cold water
¾ cup heavy cream
½ cup grated Parmesan
Salt and pepper to taste
Melt butter in a medium skillet over low/medium heat. Add garlic and shallot and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add Arborio rice and sauté for an additional 3-4 minutes or until shallots are tender. Pour in chicken stock (or water) and bring to a boil and simmer on medium heat. Do not cover and stir occasionally. Continue to add stock (or water, as needed) as rice cooks until it becomes tender and liquid begins to absorb. This can take 10-20 monutes. Stir in heavy cream and Parmesan cheese once rice is cooked. Incorporate salt and pepper to taste.
Smooth, sweet, and salty flavors are joined together in this Grilled Pork Chop with Teriyaki-Honey Glaze dish. It is a perfect combination and will be sure to satisfy your taste buds.
This dish is a great meal to serve on a chilly evening and will remind you of warm summer nights. From The Cove dining room to your own home table, this recipe is bound to be a hit.
Grilled Pork Chops with Teriyaki-Honey Glaze Serves 4
4 Pork Chops
3/4 cup soy sauce
1 1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
2 scallions, finely chopped
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
Marinade pork chop in soy sauce, water, ginger, garlic, and scallions for two hours. Remove from marinade and pat dry with paper towel. Save marinade and bring to a boil in a sauce pan. Once it comes to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cook down for 15 minutes. Incorporate honey and light brown sugar in saucepan. Remove from heat once sugar is dissolved. Grill pork chops 12-15 minutes at a medium temperature, turning meat over halfway through. Drizzle teriyaki glaze over pork chops and serve immediately.
We suggest serving with Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto and Lemon Garlic Roasted Asparagus (recipes on printable recipe PDF). CLICK HERE FOR PRINTABLE GRILLED PORK CHOPS RECIPE (Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto and Lemon Garlic Asparagus Recipes are included.)
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Enjoy delicious recipes like this on your next stay at The Cove. Click here to see a full list of upcoming events at The Cove or contact our Guest Group department to book a group retreat.
Did you know that Cove Executive Director, Will Graham’s, favorite Cove dessert is banana pudding? Well, our pastry chef, Natalie, is sharing her delicious recipe today. We hope you will enjoy as much as Will and our guests do.
Banana Pudding Served at The Cove
Makes 4-6 servings
Ingredients 1 package (3.4 oz) instant vanilla pudding mix
1 cup whole milk
7 oz sweetened condensed milk
½ tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 oz heavy cream
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
Bananas, sliced as needed
Extra sweetened whipped cream as needed for topping
Whip the heavy cream and powdered sugar into soft peaks. In a separate bowl, whisk together the whole milk, condensed milk, lemon juice and vanilla extract. Slowly whisk in the pudding mix and continue whisking for 2 minutes. Fold the whipped cream into the pudding mixture 1/3 portions at a time. In the bottom of a 9”x9” casserole dish, spread an even layer of vanilla wafers. Spread sliced bananas on top of wafers. Spread half of pudding mixture over the bananas. Repeat wafers, bananas, and pudding.
Top with sweetened whipped cream. For best results, make 1 day ahead of time and chill overnight.