• August 12, 2018

Cutt-ing to the Case in Oxford, Maryland and Worcestershire Origins!

Cutt-ing to the Case in Oxford, Maryland and Worcestershire Origins!

Cutt-ing to the Case in Oxford, Maryland and Worcestershire Origins! 1024 643 Cooking Aboard with Jill

Worcestershire sauce is a common condiment like ketchup or mustard.  But have you ever wondered where Worcestershire sauce came from let alone how to pronounce it?  The sauce was first made in the British city of Worcester and “Shire” is the British equivalent of a US county.  Therefore, the English Academy suggests trying to say “worst-e-shire.”  Believe me, I am not making this up.  This sauce has many ingredients, including barley malt and spirit vinegars, molasses, sugar, salt, anchovies, tamarind, onions, garlic, cloves, soy sauce, lemons, pickles and peppers.   John W. Lee and William H. Perrins invented this popular concoction.  It is a favorite ingredient or sauce used to enhance such dishes as caesar salad, deviled eggs, chili con carne, beef stew, hamburgers, steaks and even bloody mary cocktails.

Here are three new things I would like to share with you.  If you run across an asterisk (*) in any of my recipes, that indicates an additional note at the end of the recipe.  For instance, in my Sloppy Joe’s stuffed tomatoes … the note refers to how you can make the sauce from scratch.  Also, if I find a better recipe than I have already published, I will let you know of the update.  This month is my first substitution as I came across a better way to make the simple stuffed tomatoes in my Meat Lovers section.  Finally, each month the new recipes will be at the top in their respective sections to make them easy to find or you can always use the index.

Dave and I have been sailing quite a bit these days.  Recently, we had the pleasure of taking my cousins from the Douglas family on a day cruise out of our home port of Oxford, Maryland.   We started off the afternoon with lunch in our cockpit before pushing off for our sail.  I was grateful that my cousins were willing to taste test two of this month’s recipes including herb stuffed deviled eggs and shrimp rolls (like a lobster roll).  They were big hits!

During the sail, Dave pointed out the vessel Spellbound on our port side.  Spellbound, which is my footer photo, is a 46-foot wooden ketch sailboat.  She was built in the Cutts and Case Shipyard nearly 50 years ago and is a beauty.  Her home port is in Oxford and she was featured (with a different boat name) in the comedy movie “Failure to Launch.”  The Cutts and Case yard is one of a kind.  They are famous yacht builders that started their business in 1965.  Their slogan is cool … “Fine yachts are meant to be on the water, to be enjoyed, to be handed from generation to generation”.  Some of the film locations for “Failure to Launch” (with Matthew McConaughey and Sarah Jessica Parker) were at the Cutts and Case Yard and Bachelor’s Point Marina in Oxford.

If you have a favorite recipe that you would like to share with me, I would love to make and add the recipe to the blog.  I am always looking for new and interesting ideas.  Just fill out my contact page about the recipe and we can go from there!  The 4 new recipes are: Herb Stuffed Deviled Eggs (under small plates), Corn, Avocado and Tomato Salad (under leafy things), Shrimp Rolls (under between the bread) and Sloppy Joe’s Stuffed Tomatoes (under meat lovers).

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