The Lechasseurs' Recipes

Only the "keepers"


Pomegranate Butter Cookies

"These are great refrigerator cookies because the dough needs to be made in advance of baking so it has the time to set before it is cut. You can also keep the dough cylinders in the freezer and slice them just before baking. These have the unexpected burst of flavor that comes from juicy pomegranate seeds. Not only do they taste very good, but the bright red color of the seeds is striking against the soft tan color of the cookie dough."

Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

Garlic Pork

Well Michael Lechasseur, de fuss ting to do is cree-ate the rite at-mus-fare bi puttin on some Boney M music…like “Brown Girl in the Ring”. Den yuh gon pour ya-self a big jigger a rum. Nun-a-dem imme-tation won like Bacardi or Captain Morgan. Ya need the rail ting like Eldorado or Demarara XM pun de rox wit a twis-o-lime. Afta ya dun do dat, den yo go hugg up ya woman plenty…because she naw wan hugg yu afta yah smel like garlic, peppa and ting!!!


Punch-de-Creme is basically a rich creamy drink that’s infused with strong rum for that added kick. It’s like the Caribbean version of Bailey’s. I didn’t get a chance to speak with my aunt for the specific recipe she uses, but after many drinks were shared that night… just about everyone had a recipe to share with me on making Punch-de-Creme. Add booze and people will instantly become experts at just about anything.

From all the “ole” talk, here one I think would produce a great final drink…

Laird's Fruit Stuffing

Stuffing is a personal thing. I like this recipe from my friend Laird Saunderson because I love fruit stuffing with turkey. If you are more traditional, replace the apples with a pound of crumbled sausage meat, and use chopped fresh sage instead of tarragon.

For the best results, use slightly stale bread. Challah or egg bread makes an excellent stuffing.
Place any extra stuffing in a greased baking dish and bake, covered, for an hour at 375°F.


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