Recipes

Shaved Turnip Salad with Arugula and Bacon

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Courtesy of Carla Owens

Ingredients
4 tsp red wine vinegar
1/4 tsp fine sea salt
2 tsp honey
1/4 cup virgin olive oil
pepper
5 oz small turnips (about 4), peeled
8 cups arugula
4 oz bacon in bite-size pieces
Fresh mint (optional)
Fresh shelling peas (optional)

Directions
In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar and salt until the salt dissolves.  Whisk in the honey, oil, and pepper.  Using a mandolin or sharp knife, slice the turnips into paper thin rounds.  In a large bowl, combine turnips, arugula and bacon.  Toss with the dressing.  Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.  For a different taste, add in some chopped mint and sprinkle with fresh shelling peas. Read More...


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Thursday, February 11, 2016

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Flank Steak Salad with Chimichurri Dressing

Wednesday, October 21, 2015


Adapted from:  Bon Appetit


Ingredients
1 large bunch fresh parsley
2 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves
3 garlic cloves, peeled
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon chipotle hot pepper sauce
1 1/2 pounds flank steak
8 ounces salad greens
10 ounces chevre
Salt and pepper to taste


Directions
Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat).  Combine parsley (with stems), oregano, and garlic in processor; blend 10 seconds.  Add 1/2 cup oil, vinegar, and hot pepper sauce; blend until almost smooth.  Season dressing to taste with salt and pepper.

Brush grill rack with oil.  Sprinkle both sides of steak with salt and pepper.  Grill steak to desired doneness, about 5 minutes per side for medium-rare.  Transfer steak to work surface; let rest 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, toss greens in large bowl with some dressing.  Transfer to large platter.  Dot chevre over greens.

Thinly slice steak across grain on slight diagonal.  Arrange steak atop greens.  Drizzle with remaining dressing.

Yields 6 servings. Read More...


Spring Bulgar Salad

Wednesday, October 21, 2015


Courtesy of:  Chef Brian Doyle


Ingredients
1 lb. bulgar wheat
Salt and pepper
1 lb. beets
1 lb. kohlrabi
1/4 lb. leeks
1/2 lb. asparagus
1/4 cup chopped parsley
4 cups beet greens
3/4 cup olive oil (some for grilling and some for dressing)
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar


Directions
Preheat oven to 400 F.

Cook the bulgar according to package and let cool.

Start the beets by tossing them with some olive oil and salt.  Then wrap them in foil and place in oven for about 30 minutes or until just tender.  Let them cool enough to handle and peel the beets by rubbing the skins off with fingers.

Slice leeks and kohlrabi.  Toss the kohlrabi, leeks, and asparagus with olive oil and salt and pepper.  Grill them until just marked (about 2-3 minutes).  Let cool.

Chop all the vegetables and toss with the bulgar, vinegar and a bit more olive oil.  Season with salt and pepper.

Try using quinoa instead of bulgar and be sure to try different veggies as they come into season. Read More...


Carla's Raw Beet Salad

Wednesday, October 21, 2015


Courtesy of:  Carla Owens


Ingredients
4 large beets, peeled
1 crisp apple, washed and unpeeled
1 bulb of fennel
2 bunches scallions, cleaned then thinly sliced
Juice of 1 lemon
2 T apple cider vinegar
3 T orange juice plus 2 tsp grated rind
4 T olive or walnut oil
1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 T maple syrup
salt and pepper to taste
2 T fresh mint leaves, chopped or sliced fine
1 T fresh parsley, chopped
Toasted walnuts, optional garnish 
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Flank Steak with Bloody Mary Tomato Salad

Wednesday, October 14, 2015


Source: www.bonappetit.com



Steak Ingredients
2 flank steaks, 1 1/2 lb each
kosher salt
2 tsp light brown sugar, packed
1 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Vegetable oil (for brushing)


Salad Ingredients
1 cup finely chopped red onion
3 tbsp sherry vinegar, divided
2 lbs cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
1 cup chopped celery hearts (inner stalks and leaves from 1 bunch)
1/2 cup chopped brined green olives plus 2 tbsp olive brine
2 tbsp prepared horseradish
1 tbsp Worchestershire sauce
1 tsp hot pepper sauce
1/2 tsp celery seed
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


Steak Directions
Place steaks on a large rimmed baking sheet, season with salt.  Mix sugar and next 3 ingredients in a small bowl; rub all over steaks.  Cover and refrigerate 1-3 hours.

Let steaks stand at room temperature for 1 hour.  Build a medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill, or heat a gas grill to high.  Brush grates with oil. Grill to desired doneness, about 5-7 minutes per side for medium-rare.  Let rest for 10 minutes.

Salad Directions
Mix onion and 1 tablespoon vinegar in a large bowl.  Let macerate 10 minutes, tossing often.  Add tomatoes, celery, and olives.

Whisk remaining 2 tablespoons vinegar, olive brine, horseradish, and next 3 ingredients in a medium bowl.  Slowly whisk in oil.  Add to bowl with tomato mixture; toss to coat.  Season with salt and pepper.

Cut steak crosswise into 1/4" thick slices.  Serve salad with steak. Read More...


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Wednesday, October 07, 2015

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Friday, August 21, 2015

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