Ginger Garlic Shrimp Skewers

  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed, peeled, and minced
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 T Bascom Family Farms 100% pure maple syrup
  • 2 T freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 T finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 16 large shrimp, heads removed, deveined, and peeled but with tails on
Combine first six ingredients in a bowl. Add shrimp, and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for one hour.
Skewer shrimp and grill over medium-high heat until just cooked through. Serves four as an appetizer.

Barbecued Pork Ribs

  • 1 slab pork ribs (about 4 lbs)
  • 1 tsp fresh cracked pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup Bascom Family Farms 100% pure maple syrup
  • 2 T rice wine vinegar
  • 1 T soy sauce

Rub ribs with pepper and salt. Place in a shallow pan. Mix together Bascom Family Farms 100% pure organic maple syrup, vinegar and soy sauce. Pour over ribs. Cover and chill overnight, turning occasionally.

Remove ribs from pan and cook over moderately hot coals. Use marinade to baste ribs every 10 minutes. Cook for 45 minutes cooking on both sides.

Wasabi Maple Spiced Pecans

  • 2 egg whites, beaten
  • 1 T water
  • 1/4 cup Bascom Family Farms 100% pure maple sugar
  • 2 tsp dried rosemary
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • 2 cups whole raw pecans

Preheat oven to 300° F. Combine egg whites with water and beat well to make an egg wash. Fold in pecans and coat evenly. Combine maple sugar, rosemary and sea salt in bowl. Add to pecan mixture and toss well. Spread on a cookie sheet and bake in middle of oven 5-8 minutes, watching carefully to make sure they don’t burn. Cool slightly and break up, then finish cooling. Nuts may be made ahead and kept in an airtight container. Serves four to six as a snack.