Adzuki Bean Salad

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 2 cups adzuki beans, cooked ½ cup arame sea vegetables 2 medium carrots, peeled and shredded 1 red bell pepper, chopped fine 1 green onion, sliced super thin ¼ cup yuzu rice vinegar or plain rice vinegar 1 tablespoon lime zest 1 tablespoon lime juice 1 tablespoon orange zest 1 tablespoon orange […]

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Anna Klinger’s Malfatti (Ricotta and Swiss Chard Dumplings)

Serves 6 We are extermely blessed here at Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center to be neighbots of Chef Anna Klinger and Al Di La. Her Malfatti Dumplings are divine and renown throughout New York City and beyond. Ingredients 1 pound ricotta 4 bunches Swiss Chard, stemmed, chopped and blanched 2 sticks (16 tablespoons) unsalted butter […]

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Apple, Blue Cheese and Bacon Salad

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 1 head of butter leaf lettuce (or mesclun mix), leaves roughly torn 1 to 2 tart apples, seeds removed, chopped medium 2 oz, Oregon sweet blue cheese, crumbled by hand 3 pieces thick-cut bacon, cooked and chopped 1 medium red onion, sliced in rounds Red Wine Vinaigrette, recipe follows Salt and freshly […]

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Artichoke Pesto with Parmesan Tortilla Chips

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS For Dip 2 (15-ounce) cans of artichoke hearts, drained 2 cloves garlic, chopped ½ cup fresh basil leaves, chopped 2 tablespoons walnuts, toasted ¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated Juice and zest of 1 lemon 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Salt For Tortilla Chips 4 whole wheat tortillas, each cut into 8 […]

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Baked Black Sesame Salmon Ball Appetizers

Makes 18-24 balls Ingredients 1½ pound boneless skinless salmon, cubed and frozen ½ inch ginger, peeled and chopped 5 green onions, sliced thin 1 teaspoon wasabi powder 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar, ginger or yuzu flavored or plain 2 tablespoons tamari 1 tablespoons sesame oil 1 egg white 4 tablespoons black sesame seeds Directions Pre-heat […]

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Baked Spring Rolls

Makes 12 spring rolls Ingredients 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 tablespoon coconut oil 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1 teaspoon ginger, chopped 1 cup Napa cabbage, sliced thin ¼ cup carrots, shredded 4 shitake mushrooms, chopped ¼ cup green onions, shredded ½ cup bean sprouts 3 tablespoons tamari Spring Roll Wrappers 10 x 10 Sweet Chili […]

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Cilantro Lime Honeydew Prosciutto Bites

Makes 20 Bites INGREDIENTS Lime marmalade, recipe below 10 each prosciutto slices, sliced thin and cut in half ½ cup cilantro leaves 1 ripe honeydew melon, skin removed, sliced in 2 to 3” long slices PREPARATION To assemble, spread ½ teaspoon lime marmalade over the prosciutto and place a few cilantro leaves on top, followed […]

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Coconut Sticky Rice Mangoes (Mock Sushi)

Serves 6-8 Ingredients 1 cup of sweet/ glutinous or “sticky” rice 2 cups of coconut milk ¾ cup of white sugar 1 tablespoons lime zest 2 teaspoons rice flour 1 ripe mango, sliced into thin “sashimi” like pieces 1 teaspoon salt Directions Wash rice three times in cold water, draining after each wash. Then completely […]

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Corn Salsa with Chips

INGREDIENTS Corn Cilantro Red peppers Lime juice Scallions Corn chips Avocado Salt PREPARATION Chop all ingredients and combine in bowl. Serve with corn chips

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Crispy Okra Salad (Kararee Bhindi)

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS Canola oil 1-pound okra, stemmed and thinly sliced lengthwise ½ small red onion, thinly sliced 1 medium or 2 small tomatoes, cored, seeded, and thinly sliced ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves Juice of ½ lemon 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1½ teaspoons chaat masala DIRECTIONS Heat 2 inches of oil in a […]

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Ensalada de Atun & Anchoas (Tuna and Anchovy Salad)

Recipe adapted from the Food of Spain cookbook by Vikki Harris Serves 6 INGREDIENTS ½ cup almonds ½ cup hazlenuts ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil (Spanish) 6 cloves garlic 3 slices white bread, crusts removed, cut into quarters 2 roasted red peppers, deseeded and destemmed 4 tablespoo ns sherry vinegar (Spanish) Juice of 1 […]

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Falafel

Makes 25 INGREDIENTS ½ lb dried chick peas, soaked for 24 hours 2 teaspoons cumin ½ lb dried fava beans, soaked for 24 hours 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 small onion, quartered 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 bunch parsley, chopped 1 tablespoon salt ½ bunch cilantro, chopped 1 teaspoon black pepper ½ bunch scallions, roughly […]

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Fennel, Orange & Mint Salad

Served 6 INGREDIENTS 2 fennel bulbs with fennel fronds 3 navel oranges ½ red onion, sliced thin ¼ cup fresh mint, chopped ¼ cup kalamata olives, pitted and chopped fine 1 teaspoon honey ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil Maldon salt Freshly ground pepper DIRECTIONS To prepare the fennel, cut off the top stalks and […]

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Grape Leaves

Makes 24 INGREDIENTS 2 (1 lb) jars grape leaves or pack of 12 2 carrots, peeled and grated 2 cups cooked basmati rice ¼ cup feta cheese, crumbled sautéed with onions and garlic cooled Salt and pepper, to taste 5 scallions, roughly chopped Yogurt Sauce, recipe below PREPARATION Preheat oven to 450ËšF. In a large […]

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Heirloom Tomato and Pesto Pasta Salad

INGREDIENTS 1lb Pasta, cooked 2 gloves Garlic, minced 4 medium Zucchini, chopped 1½ lbs. Heirloom tomatoes, chopped 2 cups fresh Basil leaves Juice of one large Lemon ½ cup Extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper, to taste PREPARATION In a large sauté pan, over medium heat, sauté garlic, add zucchini and season with salt, […]

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Heirloom Tomato Salad with Ricotta, Olives, and Herbs

INGREDIENTS 1 cup ricotta cheese ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 4 large heirloom tomatoes, sliced 1 pint cherry Tomatoes, halved 1 large red onion, sliced 1 cup fresh basil leaves ¼ cup fresh mint leaves ¼ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley ½ cup pitted green olives (ideally calabrese or something equally briny) Red wine vinegar […]

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Herbed Goat Cheese

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS ½ cup extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon red chili flakes 1 teaspoon salt Black pepper 2 tablespoons of each of the following fresh herbs: parsley, chives, dill, mint, tarragon, thyme, chopped fine 1 long goat cheese log, chilled Baguette, sliced and toasted PREPARATION In a small bowl, mix all ingredients except […]

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Italian Antipasti Plate

Serves 10 Ingredients 2 red bell peppers, roasted & peeled 2 yellow bell peppers, roasted & peeled 2 medium red onions, quartered and roasted 9 cloves garlic, roasted 20 cherry tomatoes yellow and red, roasted lightly 2 cans artichoke hearts, halved 1 cup back brine cured olives ½ cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped ½ cup […]

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Jerusalem Bread

Makes 30 triangles INGREDIENTS 2 cups feta, crumbled ¾ cups cold water 1 jalapeno, chopped ¼ teaspoon salt 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons canola oil PREPARATION Preheat oven to 400ËšF and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. For filling, mix feta and jalapeno, set aside. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients until […]

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Laotian Spring Rolls

Makes 12 rolls INGREDIENTS 1 cup finely chopped yellow onions 3 cloves garlic, minced ½ cup grated carrots ½ cup finely chopped mushrooms ¼ cup scallions, sliced ½ tablespoon salt ½ tablespoon black pepper 1 cup (8 ounces) ground beef 1 cup chopped, boiled, drained, and air-cooled mung-bean vermicelli noodles 2 eggs 12 spring roll […]

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Laotian Summer Rolls

Makes approximately 15 rolls INGREDIENTS For rolls 4 oz rice vermicelli noodles 15 spring roll rice paper skins 5 ounces deep fried tofu, sliced into rectangular pieces (appx. 2 inches x ½ inch) 3 carrots, peeled and julienned 1 cup oyster mushrooms / other julienned vegetable of your choice 1 cup bean sprouts 1 cup […]

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Meatballs with Pomegranate Sauce

Makes 30 mini meatballs INGREDIENTS ½ small onion, finely chopped ½ tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes ½ cup shelled pistachios, finely chopped ½ tablespoon cumin 2 tablespoons bread crumbs 1 tablespoon salt ½ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped ½ lb ground lamb ¼ cup fresh tarragon, roughly chopped ½ lb ground turkey ½ tablespoon […]

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Mixed Greens with Herbed Vinaigrette

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 1 shallot, minced 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 1 tablespoon lemon juice Salt 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons canola oil (neutral flavor oil) 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh basil leaves, chopped ¼ cup fresh chives, chopped ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped 8 cups (about ½ […]

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Orzo Marjoram Pasta Salad

Makes 6 servings INGREDIENTS 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved 2 cups cooked orzo pasta ½ cup chopped calamata olives ½ cup chopped green onions ½ cup chopped fresh marjoram 1 teaspoon lemon zest ¼ cup lemon juice ¼ cup olive oil Salt and pepper ½ cup crumbled feta cheese PREPARATION Mix together all ingredients except […]

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Pan Fried Zucchini Cakes with Feta and Dill topped with Cherry Tomato Salad and Greek Yogurt Dip

Makes about 25 small cakes Wine Pairing: Sauvignon Blanc Ingredients 4 zucchini (about 1 ½ pounds) 5 or 6 scallions, white and light green parts only, chopped fine 9 ounces feta cheese, crumbled 3 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped fine 1 cup all purpose flour Salt and freshly ground black pepper 3 eggs, beaten 2 or […]

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Parmesan Tomato Herb Straws

Makes about 24 straws Ingredients 1 package puff pastry (one large sheet) Flour 1 egg beaten ½ cup sundried tomato, chopped superfine 1 tablespoon basil, chopped superfine ½ cup parmesan cheese, grated Maldon salt Directions On a floured surface roll out the puff pastry and brush with the beaten egg until the dough is moist. […]

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Picado de Rabano (Radish Salad)

Serves 4-6 as a garnish for tacos and tamales INGREDIENTS 1 bunch (about 12) radishes, sliced thin ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped fine Juice of 2 limes Salt DIRECTIONS In a small mixing bowl combine radishes, cilantro and lime juice, mix well and season with a generous amount of salt (preferably a flake salt […]

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Pickled Shrimp & Fennel

Serves 9 Ingredients 4 lemons (juice of 4, zest of 2) 1 cup white wine vinegar (lemon champagne vinegar also is great) 1/4 cup olive oil 1 teaspoon wholegrain mustard 2 teaspoons fennel seeds 1 teaspoon dried chili flakes 1 teaspoon mustard seeds 2 cloves garlic chopped fine 3 fresh bay leaves 1 large fennel […]

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Pistachio Tarragon Pesto Chicken Skewers

Serves 8 Wine Pairing: Syrah Ingredients ½ cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh tarragon, chopped 2 tablespoons unsalted natural pistachios 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 medium garlic clove, peeled ¼ cup olive oil 16 1-inch pieces red onion (1/3 inch thick) 16 1-inch squares red bell pepper 8 lemon slices, halved 1 […]

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Preserved Lemon-Chili Chimichurri Meatballs

Makes about 30 meatballs Ingredients 1 to 2 garlic cloves ¼- ½ cup preserved lemons 1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves 1 cup fresh mint leaves 1 long red chili, deseeded and chopped, superfine â…“ cup champagne vinegar ½ cup extra virgin olive oil Salt, to taste 2 pounds ground turkey 1 egg, beaten Olive […]

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Pumpkin Maple Soup with Autumn Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons butter 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 large onion, chopped 1 teaspoon all spice 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped ½ teaspoon grated fresh nutmeg 2 (2-pound) pumpkin peeled, seeded, chopped (about 6 cups) ½ cup whipping cream 4 cups vegetable broth ¼ cup maple syrup 2 star anise Salt and freshly […]

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Roasted Heirloom Vegetable Ricotta Carrot Roulade with Black Olive Herbal Drizzle

Makes 20-30 Roulades Ingredients 3 medium heirloom summer squashes, chopped large 1 cup heirloom cherry tomatoes, halved 2 medium red heirloom carrots, chopped large 3 cloves garlic, peeled 1 medium red onion, peeled and quartered 6 cremini mushrooms, halved Olive oil Salt & pepper 4 large heirloom carrots 1 teaspoon lemon zest 2 tablespoons lemon […]

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Romano Beans with Grilled Cherry Tomatoes, Garlic and Olive Tapenade

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 1 pound Romano beans, cleaned and cut into 3 inch sections (steamed to aldente) 1 pint cherry tomatoes (all different varieties) lightly grilled and sliced in half 2 tablespoons chopped garlic Juice of one lemon ¼ cup olive oil Sea Salt course Cracked Black Pepper Olive Tapenade (recipe follows) PREPARATION Mix beans, […]

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Sage & White Bean Crostini

Serves 5-6, Appetizer Portions INGREDIENTS ½ pound white beans, kidney, or navy 1 tablespoon lemon zest Salt 3 cloves garlic ½ cup extra virgin olive oil 6 fresh sage leaves, chopped ¼ cup lemon juice 1 teaspoon white pepper 1 large baguette, sliced PREPARATION Clean the beans, making sure all debris is removed. Place beans […]

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Smoked and Spiced Almonds

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 1½ teaspoons almond oil 2 teaspoons canola oil 1½ cups blanched almonds 2 teaspoons smoked paprika 1 teaspoon Maldon sea salt ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper PREPARATION In a sauté pan, add oil and almonds over medium heat, and almonds and toast until golden. Remove from pan with a slotted spoon, and season […]

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Summer Corn Crab Puffs

Makes 2 dozen puffs Ingredients 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium shallot, chopped fine ½ cup flour 1 ½ cup whole milk 1 cup lump crabmeat 1 cup fresh sweet corn kernels 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped fine 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh […]

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Wild Mushroom Farro Cakes

Makes about 10 farro cakes Ingredients 2 cups cooked farro 6 tablespoons butter 1 medium shallot, chopped fine 1 garlic clove, chopped fine 2 teaspoons lemon zest 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped fine 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped fine 2 cups wild mushrooms, roasted with salt, pepper and olive […]

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Zucchini Cakes

from Culinary Herb Center Class- A Night of Mezzes with Miriam Restaurant

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