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THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 1998 . Ffl NC THE PALM BEACH POST Kerr celebrates family; rrepare cmcKen witn iverr, snrimp wiin soui Fat Ladies fail safety test This recipe is from The Gathering Place by Graham Kerr (Camano Press, $27.95). Note: You need lemongrass, garlic and gin-gerroot for both parts of this sweet potatoes, green beans and macaroni and cheese while parish ioners greet him. That's a snapshot from dinner THE GATHERING PLACE, by Graham Kerr (Camano Press, $27.95). I suspect that Graham Ken-has not looked inside the halls of Congress lately, but he believes the "home dining table is our last remaining tribal gathering place." at the Glendale Baptist Church in Roasted chicken with pineapple curry sauce Landover, Md. It s a scene that s repeated time and time again in the nation's black churches, and !-" tiki 'V , J " one that's been captured in this a l I HI,T..iM.t,.,.l1j rich and personal collection of food and folk. This is a compendium of hom ey food served by avid churchgo The fact that sit-down meals with families and friends are fewer today than before television pushed him to write this new book. ers, a potluck-of-a-cookbook wov 2 stalks fresh lemongrass, about 9 inches each 1 piece gingerroot (about 4 Inches), finely sliced 6 cloves garlic, peeled, bashed and chopped 2 whole chickens, about 3V2 pounds each, rinsed and dried Pineapple Curry Sauce: 1 teaspoon light olive oil cup finely diced sweet onion 1 tablespoon India Ethmix or good Madras curry 1 tablespoon peeled and grated gingerroot en together by Joyce White, a New York freelance writer and contributing food editor at Heart & Soul Magazine. Graham Kerr wrote The Gathering Place 'to inspire you to make casual gatherings part of your life again, but with a twist.' TABLE READING Carole Sugarman, Graham The Washington Post Kerr "My goal is to inspire you to make casual gatherings part of your life again," he writes, "but with a twist." The 2 large cloves garlic, peeled, cool for a minute, then stir into the curry sauce. Arrange slices of chicken on a warmed plate and spoon curry sauce over the meat. Makes 6 servings. bashed and finely chopped 1 tablespoon finely sliced lemongrass Barbecued shrimp 1 2 pounds jumbo shrimp, pt v'- and develned . ? lk teaspoon salt ' v f A teaspoon freshly grounj ; T; black pepper :? 1 cup ketchup ' 1' 'I V2 cup red wine j ' V cup holsln or soy sauc 2 tablespoons Worcestershire . sauce 2 tablespoons dark molasses; ; 2 tablespoons sunflower oil ; 1 clove garlic, minced -; lVa teaspoons dried marjoram ' leaves, crushed ,f IV2 teaspoons dried oregano f leaves, crushed , Oil for the broiler pan i Lemon wedges, for garnish - ' Parsley sprigs, for garnish V ' Rinse the shrimp with cold water. Dry with paper towels.', Sprinkle with salt and pepper and set aside. In a medium saucepan, ' combine the ketchup, wine, hoisin or soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, molasses and oil. Add the garlic, marjoram and oregano to the pan. Place the pan over medium-high heat and bring to a gentle boil. Reduce the heat to very low, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 30 minutes. If the sauce thickens, stir in a little more wine or water. Preheat the broiler. Lightly oil a large broiler pan. Place the shrimp on the pan in a single layer. Brush generously with the barbecue sauce. Set about 6 inches from the heat. Broil for 2 minutes. Remove the pan from under the broiler. Using tongs or a fork, turn over each shrimp. Brush generously again with the barbecue sauce. Set the pan back under the heat and broil for 2 minutes longer or until the shrimp are tender and pink. Serve immediately with lemon wedges. Decorate the platter with parsley sprigs. Makes 4 servings. Per serving: 277 calories, 38 g . protein, 15 g carbohydrates, 6 g fat, 350 mg cholesterol, 1 g saturated fat, 1628 mg sodium. cup low-sodium chicken or vegetable stock 'a cup frozen pineapple juice concentrate twist, as Kerr watchers will know, is to create lighter, healthier dishes full of flavors from many ports of call. ; The genesis of this self-published volume is a world cruise that the author took last year on the Queen Elizabeth II. It began in New York and continued on to the Caribbean, Mexico, Los Angeles, and across the Pacific to Hawaii, Samoa, Fiji, New Zealand and Sydney, Australia, where Kerr once lived. Inspired by these venues, the author created 13 complete dinners for six. Each recipe is easy to Va cup yogurt cheese (see Yogurt strained into a concentrate makes it ideal for sauces and as a substitute for butter, mayonnaise or other high-fat spreads, Kerr says. below) Vs teaspoon coconut extract 1 tablespoon Thai fish sauce Preheat the oven to 350 de Yogurt cheese grees. Remove the tough outside lay COOKING WITH THE TWO FAT LADIES, by Clarissa Dickson Wright and Jennifer Pater-son (Potter, $25). Clarissa Dickson Wright and Jennifer Paterson are two of the delights of the Food Network. As the title characters of Cooking With the Two Fat Ladies, they richly mine the territory of women of a certain age who know their minds. They wander the British Isles, usually on a Triumph Thunder-bird motorbike. Now the recipes from their shows are compiled in a new book. We might do best to sit back and enjoy them on the telly, however. First, the book is heavy on game, much of which we can't get here. And there is the food safety issue. One of the recipes in this cookbook is the "shooter's sandwich." It's a loaf of bread that is hollowed, then stuffed with grilled mushrooms and a seared piece of sirloin. The whole contraption is then weighted for six hours (with no recommendation for refrigeration), then sliced and served. Do not try this at home. The possibilities for food poisoning with this technique are pretty much endless. Beverly Bundy, Fort Worth Star-Telegram er of the lemongrass stalks and cut pan may take an extra 10 minutes.) Remove from the oven and set aside for 10 minutes. The final internal temperature should be 160 degrees. To prepare the sauce: Warm the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Saute the onion and India Ethmix or Madras curry until the onion is soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the ginger, garlic and lemongrass and cook for 3 more minutes. Add the chicken stock and pineapple juice concentrate, stirring to incorporate. Cook for an additional 3 minutes. Strain the sauce through a sieve into a small saucepan using a puree press or the back of a spoon. Whisk together the yogurt cheese, coconut extract and Thai fish sauce in a 2-cup glass measure. Pour a little of the hot pineapple sauce into the yogurt mixture and stir to warm the yogurt cheese. Add the tempered yogurt cheese to the sauce and whisk until smooth. Cover and set aside to keep warm. To assemble the dish: Remove the chickens from the roasting pan and pour the cooking juices into a fat strainer. Remove the vertical roasters if you were read and m considerable detail. Peter D. Franklin, Universal Press Syndicate off the root end and the dry top. Starting from the root end, cut the most tender, bulb-like part of the stalk into thin diagonal slices. Combine the lemongrass, SOUL FOOD: Recipes and Reflections From African- 1 V2 cups plain nonfat yogurt, no gelatin added . Put the yogurt in a strainer over a bowl. Or you can use a coffee filter, piece of muslin, or a paper towel and place it in a small sieve over a bowl. Cover and let it drain in the refrigerator for 12 hours or overnight. The liquid whey drains into the bowl, leaving you with thick, creamy yogurt cheese. ginger and garlic and divide between the two cavities of the American Churches, by Joyce White (HarperCollins, $25). chickens. Turn the chickens breast down on a plate so that the seasonings fall against the inside They re definitely having too much fun at that table, the one where kids and grown-ups are of the breasts. Insert a vertical poultry roaster into each .chicken and stand upright. Tie the legs together with cotton string and tuck the wings behind the breast. chatting, chowing down and periodically exploding with a whoop. Isaiah McNeil, age 2, is having a quieter but just as satisfying time at another table, gnawing a spar-erib clean. And seated at a table in between, the Rev. Anthony Ma-clin tries to eat a plate of ribs, Here's a recipe from Soul Food: Recipes and Reflections From African-American Churches by Joyce White (HarperCollins, $25). Set the chickens in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. If you don t have a vertical roaster, lay the chickens on a rack Exercise For Your Body TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POST using them. Remove and discard the skin. Cut the legs and breast meat away from the carcasses. Put aside 1 leg and 1 breast for another meal. Slice the meat from the remaining breasts and legs and arrange on a warmed plate. Cover and keep warm. Pour the de-fatted pan juices into a small saucepan and boil vigorously until the liquid is reduced to about l4'4 cup. Allow to Exercise for your mind in a roasting pan. Tie the legs together with cotton string and tuck the wings behind the breast. Whichever roasting method you are using, pour Yh cups of warm water into the bottom of the baking dish. 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