Recipes

Hook & Cleaver helps you do it well, but not necessarily well done.

Nan’s Clams Casino

Ingredients 13 ounces Minced clams - (2 small cans) * 1/2 cup Seasoned bread crumbs 1 1/2 teaspoons Garlic powder OR 2 garlic cloves - minced 4 tablespoons Fresh onion - finely diced 3 teaspoons Parsley - chopped 1 tablespoon Olive oil 1/2 teaspoon Salt 1/2 teaspoon...

New York Twisted Shrimp Cocktail

Ingredients: 32 shell-on (16-20 count) NC shrimp For the brine: 1/4 cup kosher salt 1/4 cup sugar 1 cup water 2 cups ice For the cocktail sauce: 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained 1/2 cup prepared chili sauce 4 tablespoons freshly grated horseradish Fresh...

Turkey Roasting 101

Many customers ask how to best roast a Hook and Cleaver Farm Fresh Turkey. The short answer is that there are many ways to cook your bird (deep fry, bag, brine, oven, grill, Green Egg…) and we don’t want you to abandon your favorite. Here is what we consider to be the...

Insalata Frutti de Mare (Italian Seafood Salad)

One of the joys of summer in North Carolina are trips to the beach. Whether it is Topsail, Kure, Atlantic or Bald Head Island the beach brings one into close proximity of fresh local seafood. By grilling the seafood you are imparting a smokiness that should accentuate...

Little River Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds asparagus spears, trimmed 4 to 5 inches long tips Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling A few turns black pepper Pink sea salt to taste 4 slices center cut bacon 2 each Heirloom Tomatoes sliced, ½ inch 2 T. stone ground mustard 3 T. Dukes...

Roasted Pork Tenderloin with a Pistachio Crust

Ingredients 3 1/2 pounds boneless tenderloin of pork 1/4 cup olive oil 1 teaspoon minced garlic Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1 tablespoon packed Dark Brown Sugar 2T. Dijon Mustard 1/4 pound Shelled Pistachios Directions Grind the Pistachios and until...

New York Twisted Shrimp Cocktail

Ingredients 32 shell-on (16-20 count) NC shrimp For the brine: 1/4 cup kosher salt 1/4 cup sugar 1 cup water 2 cups ice For the cocktail sauce: 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained 1/2 cup prepared chili sauce 4 tablespoons freshly grated horseradish Fresh...

Five Spice Scallops

1 pound Jumbo Scallops 1 tsp. Five Spice Powder 1 Tbsp. Sesame Oil Heat skillet and add sesame oil. Pat Scallops dry and lightly dust both sides of scallop with five spice powder. Sear scallops on both sides no more than 2 minutes per side. Garnish with fresh cilantro...

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