Chorizo Steamed Mussels

Posted by Douglas Brown on Thu, Aug, 25, 2016 @ 19:08 PM

This Chorizo Steamed Mussels recipe is not only super easy but also super delicious.  Give it a try to experience mussels with an amazing flavor!

24 Medium Sized Black Mussels, cleaned
4 oz  Ground Chorizo, cooked 
1 tsp Garlic, minced
2 oz White Wine
2 oz Butter
4 oz Clam Juice
1 cup Fresh Tomato, large diced
Salt and Pepper to taste

1. Combine all ingredients except the mussels in a large saute pan and bring to a boil
2. Add the mussels and cover for about 1 minute or just until the mussels open.  Season to taste.  
3. Serve immediately with some nice crusty Italian bread

Smashed Baked Potato

Posted by Douglas Brown on Thu, Jul, 14, 2016 @ 13:07 PM

Try this recipe for the perfect Smashed Baked Potato!  
It is simple to prepare and delicious every time.  

Keep in mind this recipe is enough for one full meal or a side item for 2 people.

1 each Large Idaho Potato
2T butter
1t kosher salt
1/4t black pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1 green onion, minced
1oz chicken stock 

1. Clean the potato. 
2. Make 5 slices in the potato lengthwise.  
The slices should be evenly spaced around the potato and go about 3/4's of an inch deep from top to bottom. 
3. Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the minced garlic and green onions.
4. Place the potato in a bowl and pour half the melted butter mixture over the potato.
5. Add the salt and pepper and rub well onto the potato.
6. Wrap the potato completely in foil.
7. Bake the potato for 1 hour and 15 minutes at 350 degrees or until tender to the touch.
8. Add the 1oz of chicken stock to the reserved butter mixture and heat.
9. Remove the potato from the foil and gently press down so the potato crumbles slightly and the white potato is exposed.
10. Pour the butter mixture over the top and serve.


Warm Texas Peach Cobbler

Posted by Douglas Brown on Thu, Jun, 23, 2016 @ 08:06 AM

It's summertime in Texas which means it's time to think local!  Local Texas peaches can be utilized in so many ways, the most obvious being a delicious Warm Texas Peach Cobbler, of course!


For The Peach Cobbler Filling

1.25 lb Fresh Peaches 
2.5 oz Dried Blueberries
2 oz Pecans-Toasted
1.5 oz Caramel Sauce
8 fl oz Water
6.5 oz Granulated Sugar
1/8 oz Cinnamon
Pinch of Nutmeg
Juice of 1/2 Lemon
1 oz of Cornstarch for Slurry

1. Combine the water, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg and bring to a boil
2. Mix the cornstarch with enough water to make a slurry the consistency of heavy cream
3. Thicken the mixture with the slurry and simmer for 5 minutes
4. Add the caramel to the thickened mixture
5. Combine the mixture with the peaches, blueberries and pecans
6. Chill


For the Topping

1 cup Flour
1 cup Granulated Sugar
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
2 oz Butter softened
2 large Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla Bean Paste or Extract

1. Cream the Sugar and Butter for 1 minute
2. Gently add the eggs just until incorporated
3. Fold in the dry ingredients

To Finish

1. Place the Peach mixture in a 2 or 3 inch baking dish
2. Fill half way with the peaches
3. Fill the rest of the way with the topping
4. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes until golden brown
5. Top with Vanilla Ice Cream




Be Sure to Check out Beyond the Box Catering for all of your Catering Needs!


Cinnamon Cous Cous

Posted by Douglas Brown on Fri, Aug, 28, 2015 @ 09:08 AM

Here is a simple recipe for Cinnamon Cous Cous that makes a great side dish to a chicken or pork dish.  


2 cups Cous Cous
3 cups Water
4 each Cinnamon Sticks
5 each Whole Cloves
4 each Star Anise 
1 T Kosher Salt
1 tsp Ground White Pepper
1 tsp Brown Sugar
2 oz Butter
1/2 cup Dried Cranberries
1/2 cup Dried Apricots cut in small pieces

1. Combine the water, salt, pepper, spices and butter in a pot and bring to a boil
2. Remove from the heat and let sit for 10 minutes
3. Place the cous cous in a bowl with the cranberries and apricots
4. Return the pot back to the heat and bring back to a boil
5. Strain out the spices and pour the mixture over the cous cous
6. Stir well and cover the bowl with plastic
7. Place in a warm place and let sit until all of the liquid is absorbed (10-20 minutes)
8. Fluff the mixture with a fork and serve
You can also refrigerate and serve cold




Beyond the Box

Beyond the Box is a full service catering and event company located in Dallas, Texas.  Beyond the Box services homes, offices and event spaces all over the DFW area.  

Subscribe to receive new recipes as soon as they are posted!

Latest Posts