This gluten free rendition of lasagna was inspired by the Greek dish Moussaka, which I first experienced on my recent visit to Athens. Moussaka, much like lasagna, is a Greek dish comprised of layers of potato, ground meats, eggplant and tomatoes.
Tender shrimp enveloped with crispy thin strands of local potatoes is sure to be a winner on any menu, winter, spring, summer or fall. As an appetizer or an entree Caribou Shrimp is a unique menu item with local flare.
This potato and vegetable based pasta-like dish is vegan, gluten free, hearty, comforting and full of flavor… the full meal deal.
Growing up in Maine, the smell of split pea soup simmering was always tell tale sign that the chill of changing seasons was officially upon us and winter was about to settle in for the long haul.
For this Caesar salad, I like to treat the bread bowl as if it was a crouton (a giant round crouton), seasoning with the same garlic flavor profile as I would a standard crouton.
The season of hearty fare and soups is upon us, and so to is the need for us to come up with fun creative dishes to match the seasonal appetite changes of our guests.
You name it and you can most likely find it batter dipped and fried at your local fair. In my opinion, the best and most user friendly fried fair food is the corn dog.
This timbale is an ideal representation of summer. Fresh layers of mildly spicy crab, sweet watermelon, buttery avocado and vine ripe tomatoes are flavor balanced in a way that spotlights the individuality of layers…
This unique twist on surf & turf is sure to please your most discerning guests. Featuring a unique dry rub that brings great depth of flavor, sweet corn and tender lobster.
Whoever said summer is not soup season has clearly never experienced Gazpacho. This vibrant refreshing soup is well known in Spain, parts of the Mediterranean and other areas of the world that boast a subtropic/tropical climate.
Summer is upon us and so to is the transition from slow cooked heavy braised foods of winter, to the fresh vibrant colored dishes of Summer. One of my favorite salads is the panzanella…
A crispy golden fried exterior enveloping a moist creamy center are a few of the many things that make croquettes the perfect finger food appetizer…
Warm Fire Braised® Turkey breast, pecan wood smoked shoulder bacon and a medium-boiled egg on herb focaccia with a luxurious maple feta dressing.
Last month the Maine School Nutrition Association (MSNA) invited our very own Chef Tim to do a breakout presentation a their annual Winter Food Show. Tim showed the attendees some fun ways to get creative with flatbread!
This recipe captures the wicked-craveable flavors of a French-Canadian classic. That of course, is the cheese curd covered and gravy smothered French fry dish known as poutine. This poutine dish however is prepared uniquely, in a fried potato cup.
A good tomato soup has always been a go to for me, both at home and in a professional capacity. Growing up tomato soup was sort of a comfort food item, a cold day offering, or as an easily prepared dish to serve when life was too busy for cooking, usually from a can… add water and serve.
We’re turning one the easiest and most consistent pork shoulder cuts you can plate into a melt-in-your-mouth balsamic and roasted garlic pot roast. This Fire Braised Pork Shoulder from Hormel is cooked and ready to go, just add your twist on seasoning and roll.
As the mac & cheese craze marches on, so too must the constant flow of recipe ideas for this steadfast classic of comfort. In this rendition I’ve used gnocchi (potato dumplings) in place of the traditional use of pasta, add blue cheese and onions to the mix and you have crock full of YUM!
Chef Tim, and Adam Robinson from Island Made Ocean Clams are cooking up two variations of a New England favorite – clam rolls! One sorta traditional and one… naan traditional. The rich, clean, ocean flavor of these clams offers a top-quality dining experience for even the most discerning seafood & clam lovers.
Curious about the name? Well, the use of naan bread to create a taco equals – naco – naturally! Cafe H, Korean BBQ Beef is the perfect catalyst for an easy and flavorful twist on a traditional taco. This recipe uses naan in place of tortillas or shells, a warm and soft handheld alternative to its corn-based counterpart.
This is a fun twist on the traditional clam’s linguine of old. Unlike the classical recipe’s use of chopped clams we’ve incorporated fresh hard-shell clams from Island Made Clams, which give you a taste of the deep Atlantic waters from which they came.
As Chef Tim says “Love me some fritters!” This is our New England spin on a South Florida classic, Conch Fritters. Our rendition is chalk full of native North Atlantic shrimp! Serve with cocktail sauce, tartar sauce or any sauce that makes your pallet smile. Create a New England seafood fritter by substituting a portion of shrimp with lobster leg meat and clams.
Award-winning chef Tim Labonte has joined Dennis Paper & Food Service in the newly established position of Corporate Chef. Previously, Tim was Regional Executive Chef for Maine Properties in charge of all culinary departments at the Portland Harbor Hotel, Inn at Diamond Cove and the Diamonds Edge Restaurant. Tim earned his culinary arts degree from Johnson & Wales University in 1999 before beginning his career as a sous chef at the Key West Hilton Resort & Marina in Key West, Florida…