Simple and delicious tapas sticks

January 16, 2009 4:06:19 PM PST
Easy entertaining in less than five minutes!

"Brad Sticks" / Tapas Sticks
Makes approx 12 appetizers

12 Each Grissini (Pencil- size sticks of crispy dry bread)
12 Thinly sliced Prosciutto or Serrano Ham
2 Tbsp Rosemary, chopped
Honey, to drizzle

Wrap a thin slice of ham around the end of each breadstick.

Arrange the breadsticks on serving plate and drizzle sticks with honey (drizzle enough honey to allow the chopped rosemary to adhere to the breadsticks). Sprinkle the chopped rosemary over the Honey Drizzled Sticks.

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Smoking Fish

  1. Use any type of fish such as salmon, trout, snapper, or catfish
  2. It's easiest to use a stove-top wood chip smoker (available at kitchen supply stores); you could also use a pot with a steamer.
  3. Select your wood chips (also available at kitchen supply stores): oak, alder, or hickory.
  4. Put a tablespoon of wood chips on the bottom (no water or oil), then fish on top of rack or steamer.
  5. Smoke fish over medium heat for 15-20 minutes.

About Laura McIntosh
Laura is a working mother of two and gained a sincere passion for fresh ingredients and produce grown by five generations of her family. Laura is now a television personality and host of "Bringing it Home" on the PBS California Heartland series, on a mission to share her expertise on farming and produce and her philosophy of "bringing it home" with the world. She grew up in the small farming town of Linden in Northern California as part of a close-knit, fifth generation farming family, it was only natural that she developed a love of the soil and passion for food. Today, Laura continues her lifelong commitment to sharing fun and easy ways to enjoy food at its peak of freshness and educating consumers about our global food heritage. Her diligent work and the success of the show have been recognized over the years with various awards and recognitions, including Telly and Aurora awards and a prestigious James Beard nomination. She and her brother Daniel Moznett founded M. Entertainment in Lodi, California in 2001, as a way to make the most of their shared passion for seasonal ingredients and culinary pursuits and her professional training. The team launched the half-hour television program Bringing It Home with Laura McIntosh in 2002.

About "Bringing it Home with Laura McIntosh"

  • Laura shows her audience how to cook it up and bring it home! She demonstrates her fun and easy ways to enjoy food at its peak of freshness, educating consumers about our global food heritage, and showing them how it is relevant to them.
  • Laura travels across California, the U.S., and beyond to the world's most agriculturally rich places. She pairs her destination profiles with presentations from prominent chefs to make fresh, healthy, gourmet meals utilizing local ingredients. She then uses this inspiration to create simple, quick, delicious recipes any parent can whip up at home for the family.
  • The half hour show has been in production for 5 years and has aired on various ABC,CBS, NBC networks throughout California. Segments of the show have been added to the syndicated PBS series California Heartland beginning July 2008.
  • Guests have included Emeril Lagasse, Sandra Lee, Govind Armstong and Paul Prudhomme
  • Entertaining at Home with America's Top Chefs: Laura authored this book of recipes featuring recipes from the set of Bringing it Home with Laura McIntosh?

    About Laura's Products

  • Just a Bite - Laura's family has introduced a premier line of fresh produce convenience snack packs, starting with pre-washed, easy-to-carry Bing Cherries
  • M. Winery - Laura is the co-founder of this recently launched boutique winery in Lodi, California carrying the label "Idol" wines; Idol has been recognized with two Bronze awards in the Dallas Morning News Wine competition 2008 the Orange County Fair 2007

    Laura's Cooking Demo and Book Signing
    Saturday, January 17, 2009
    Macy's Union Square
    4:00 pm