Apple Cider Gravy with Ginger Apple Bits

Makes 2 cups of gravy INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon canola oil 2 medium shallots, chopped fine 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 cup tart apples, chopped fine 1½ tablespoons fresh ginger, chopped super fine 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh marjoram, chopped fine ½ tablespoon fresh sage, chopped fine 1 […]

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Artichoke and Pancetta Farrotto with Lemon Zest Thyme Butter

Serves 6 Ingredients 10 baby artichokes Juice of 3 lemons ½ cup pancetta 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 small yellow onion, chopped 1 tablespoon lemon zest ½ cup white wine 2-3 cups farro, cooked ½ cup parmesan Salt Pepper Lemon Zest Thyme Butter (Recipe Follows) Directions In a large bowl […]

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Bacon and Eggs Pasta Carbonara

Serves 4-5 Ingredients 1 pound Spaghetti Olive oil ¼ pound bacon or pancetta bacon 2 clove garlic, chopped fine 1 shallot, chopped fine 2 large eggs 1 cup parmesan, shredded Ground black pepper ¾ cup fresh parsley, chopped fine Directions In a large stock pot, bring salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook […]

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Beet Ravioli with Orange Poppy Seed Butter

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 2 large red beets, roasted and peeled, chopped fine ½ cup Ricotta cheese 1 tablespoon orange zest Pasta sheets (Recipe on Ger-Nis site) 1 stick butter 2 medium shallots, chopped fine 1 tablespoon poppy seeds 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice 1 tablespoon white wine 1 teaspoon salt PREPARATION In a small bowl, […]

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Braised Duck Legs with Figs Lime and Honey

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 4 duck legs, trimmed of excess fat Salt 12 large shallots, peeled and left whole, roots trimmed 12 dried figs 2 branches fresh rosemary 4 tablespoons honey 4 quarter-size slices fresh ginger 1 teaspoon black peppercorns 1 cup dry white wine 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice 1-2 cups duck stock DIRECTIONS […]

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Celery Root Potage with Fried Shallots, Fresh Sage and Apple Bit Créme Fraiche and Crispy Shallots

Serves 8 Ingredients 1 tablespoon butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 medium leek, sliced thin 1 medium red onion, chopped small 2 small or 1 medium celery root (2-3 pounds total), peeled and cubed small 1 medium apple, peeled, cored and chopped Salt Cracked black pepper ¼ cup apple cider […]

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Creamy Parsnip Apple Soup

Serves 8-10 INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 shallots, chopped fine 1 medium yellow onion, chopped fine 6-8 medium parsnips, peeled and chopped fine 1 medium apple, peeled and chopped 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped 5 cups vegetable or chicken broth 2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons black pepper 1 cup half & […]

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Crispy Shallots

Ingredients ½ cup olive oil 2 tablespoons oil of choice (walnut, sesame, almond or pistachio) 1 cup shallots, sliced in thin rounds 2 teaspoons fresh herbs of choice, chopped fine Maldon salt Directions In a small skillet, heat the olive oil and oil of choice to a medium-high heat. Once hot, add the shallots and […]

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Dark Cherry Port Gravy

Makes 2 cups of gravy INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon canola oil 2 medium shallots, chopped 3 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped ½ cup dried cherries, chopped fine 1 cup tawny port ½ cup pomegranate juice 1 cup chicken broth ¼ heavy whipping cream (optional) PREPARATION In a medium sauté pan, heat butter and oil […]

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Garden Flounder Ceviche

Serves 6 Ingredients 2 pounds Flounder fillets, sliced in thin strips or cut into small cubes 1 medium zucchini, chopped super fine 1 medium carrot, chopped super fine ½ medium red onion, chopped fine 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered 1 teaspoon red chili, chopped fine 1 small shallot, chopped fine 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon […]

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Goat Cheese Stuffed Piquillo Peppers

Serves 4-6 Ingredients 1 small shallot, chopped fine 2 teaspoons sherry vinegar 1 pinch chili flakes ½-1 cup goat cheese 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine ½ tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped fine ½ tablespoon fresh chives, chopped fine 1 jar piquillo peppers Olive oil & garlic Sherry vinegar garnish Salt Directions In a medium bowl, […]

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Grilled White Eggplant with Peanut Sauce and Cilantro Red Pepper Relish

Serves 6 Ingredients 2 small white eggplants (about 1 pound each) cut into ½ inch thick slices the long way Sesame oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 shallot, chopped fine 2 red chilis, deseeded and chopped fine 1 teaspoon lime zest 1 tablespoon peanut butter 2 tablespoons tamari 2 tablespoons yuzi rice vinegar Juice […]

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Heirloom Tomato & Watermelon Salad with White Balsamic Vinaigrette

Serves 4 Ingredients 8-12 heirloom tomatoes, various varieties 8-12 pieces seedless watermelon sliced ½ inch thick and in wedges 2 cups feta cheese, sliced in sticks or wedges 12 fresh basil leaves, chifonade White balsamic vinaigrette (recipe follows) Baby arugula (garnish) Directions On individual serving plates create a stacked salad using the heirloom tomatoes, watermelon […]

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Herbed Tomato Soup with a Poached Egg

Poached eggs are cooked in a vat of slowly cooking liquid, but they are not boiled.

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Lemon Zest-Thyme Butter

Makes ½ cup butter Ingredients 1⁄3 cup butter, softened 2 cloves garlic, chopped superfine 1 medium yellow onion 1 shallot, chopped superfine 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon lemon zest ½ cup fresh thyme, chopped fine 1 teaspoon maldon salt Directions In a small mixing bowl combine all of the ingredients and mix well until […]

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Massaman Beef Curry

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 pound beef, sliced or cubed (about 1 inch-chunk or sirloin is best) 2 teaspoons grated ginger 1 can 14 ounces unsweetened coconut milk 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce of tamari 1 tablespoon canola oil or peanut oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 medium yellow onion, chopped small 1 small shallot, chopped […]

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Massaman Thai Curry Paste / Gaeng Massaman

Makes 1 cup Ingredients 5 small fresh red chilies 5-6 cloves garlic, chopped fine 2 tablespoons shallots, chopped fine 2 teaspoons coarse sea salt 2 tablespoons galangal root, peeled and chopped fine 2 tablespoons ginger root, peeled and chopped fine 2 tablespoons lemongrass bulb, cleaned and trimmed and chopped fine 2 tablespoons lime zest 2 […]

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Orange Shallot Poppy Seed Butter

Makes 2 cups butter Ingredients 1½ sticks butter 1 medium shallot, chopped fine 1 tablespoon orange zest 12 tablespoons orange juice 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper, cracked Directions Heat all the ingredients in a small sauce pan and stir. Refrigerate until the mixture hardens. In the meantime, in a medium sauté pan, melt […]

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Parsley Chive Butter

Makes ½ cup butter Ingredients 1⁄3 cup butter, softened 2 cloves garlic, chopped superfine 1 medium yellow onion 1 shallot, chopped superfine 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon lemon zest ½ cup fresh parsley, chopped fine ¼ cup fresh chives, chopped fine 1 teaspoon maldon salt Directions In a small mixing bowl combine all of […]

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Pea & Lemon Risotto with Mint Butter

Serves 6 Ingredients 5 cups chicken broth 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 shallot, chopped fine 1½ cups Arborio rice ½ cup dry white wine 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 cup fresh peas, blanched 1 cup parmesan cheese Salt Freshly ground pepper Mint Butter (Recipe follows) Directions In a medium sized saucepot, […]

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Penne Pasta with Hazelnuts and Dried Cherries in a Brandy Cream Sauce

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 1 box (or 1-pound) Penne pasta 2 tablespoons butter 2 shallots, chopped fine ½ cup dried cherries ½ cup hazelnuts, roasted and chopped ¼ cup Brandy 1 cup chicken stock 1 cup whipping cream Salt and freshly ground pepper ¼ cup fresh thyme leaves PREPARATION In a large saute pan, melt butter […]

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Pine Bough Sautéed Langoustines and Crispy Shallots with Nori Salt and Shallot Mayonnaise

Serves 12 Ingredients For the Crispy Shallots 2⁄3 cup canola oil 10 shallots, peeled and thinly sliced into rings 2 sprigs finely chopped dill Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste For the Shallot Mayonnaise 6 large eggs 2 tablespoons canola oil, plus ½ cup 1 small red onion, finely chopped 1 small leek, […]

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Ramen Noodles in Quick Roasted Chicken Broth and Crispy Shallots

Serves 4 Ingredients 8 ounces Ramen 4 cups roasted chicken broth Crispy shallots Salt and fresh ground black pepper Chopped parsley Directions 1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add salt to taste. Cook the ramen then drain well. Divide the noodles among 4 deep bowls. 2. Heat the chicken stock […]

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Raviolis with Ricotta and Mint and Orange Shallot Poppy Seed Butter and Micro Beet Greens

Serves 6-8 Ingredients 1 cup fresh ricotta cheese, drained 1 cup fresh goat cheese 1 tablespoon orange zest 3 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine 1 medium shallot, chopped fine 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon coarse black pepper Beet Pasta (recipe follows) Orange Shallot Poppy Seed Butter (recipe follows) Olive […]

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Savory Indian Crepes with Tomato-Shallot Chutney (Cheelas)

Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS For the crepes 1 cup chickpea flour (besan) 1 teaspoon kosher salt ½ teaspoon carom (ajowan) 1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne pepper ¾ cup water 1 jalapeño (cored and seeded to make more mild), finely chopped ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro 1½ teaspoons canola oil For the chutney 1 tablespoon canola oil […]

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Seafood Spaghetti with Herbed Lemon Cream Sauce

INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons butter, plus 1 additional tablespoon of butter 5 cloves garlic, chopped fine 2 shallots, chopped fine 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 teaspoon chili flakes 3 squid bodies (calamari) cleaned and sliced into thin rings ½ pound shrimp, peeled, deveined and tails removed ½ pound baby scallops 2 teaspoons […]

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Shrimp & Asparagus Risotto with Parsley Chive Salt Butter

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 cup fish stock 1½ cups asparagus stock (made from the asparagus ends and water) 1½ cups asparagus spears (about 1½ bunches) 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 medium shallots, chopped fine 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 cup long grain brown rice ½ white wine 1 cup […]

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Spring Mix Salad with Herbed Onion Dressing

Serves 1-2 Ingredients 1 tablespoon shallot, chopped fine 2 green onions, sliced thin 1 tablespoon red onion, chopped fine 1 tablespoon champagne vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil Pinch or two of salt Pinch or two of black pepper 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped fine 1 teaspoon thyme leaves (optional) […]

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Summer Herb Chimichurri, Grilled Potato Salad

Serves 4 Ingredients 1 cup fresh parsley, chopped ¼ cup fresh oregano, chopped ¼ cup fresh thyme leaves, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1 medium shallot, chopped 3 tablespoons lemon juice 2 teaspoons lemon zest ½ -3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil ¼ cup red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon smoked […]

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Summer Squash Soup with Basil-Mint Pistou

Serves 4-6 Ingredients 3 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium shallot, chopped fine 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped 2 medium zucchini, chopped 2 patty pan squash, chopped 1 yellow zucchini, chopped 1 teaspoon salt 3 cups onion broth or light vegetable stock ½ cup fresh basil leaves ¼ […]

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Summer Squash Soup with Mint Pesto

Serves 4-6 Ingredients 3 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium shallot, chopped fine 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped 2 medium zucchini, chopped 2 patty pan squash, chopped 1 yellow zucchini, chopped 1 teaspoon salt 3 cups onion broth or light vegetable stock ½ cup fresh basil leaves ¼ […]

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Tarragon Beet Raviolis with Orange Butter and Shallots

Try some fall beet and herb favorites…………

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Tarragon Beet Salad

Serves 2 INGREDIENTS 1 cup mixed baby lettuces 2 medium beets, cooked, trimmed and sliced 1 red grapefruit, peeled, pitted and segmented 1 navel or cara orange, peeled, pitted and segmented 1 small shallot, chopped fine ¼ cup champagne vinegar ¼ cup fresh tarragon, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped 3 tablespoons almond oil Juice […]

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Thai Green Curry Paste / Gaeng Keow Wan

Makes 1 cup curry paste Ingredients 5-10 small fresh green chilies (10=HOT) 5-6 cloves garlic, chopped fine 2 tablespoons shallots, chopped fine 3 teaspoons coarse sea salt 2 tablespoons galangal root, peeled and chopped fine 2 tablespoons ginger root, peeled and chopped fine 2 tablespoons lemongrass bulb, cleaned and trimmed and chopped fine 2 tablespoons […]

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Thai Red Curry Paste / Gaeng Phet

Makes 1 cup curry paste Ingredients 5-10 small fresh red chilies (10=HOT) 5-6 cloves garlic, chopped fine 2 tablespoons shallots, chopped fine 2 teaspoons coarse sea salt 2 tablespoons galangal root, peeled and chopped fine 2 tablespoons ginger root, peeled and chopped fine 2 tablespoons lemongrass bulb, cleaned and trimmed and chopped fine 2 tablespoons […]

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White Balsamic Vinaigrette

Makes 2 cups dressing Ingredients ¼ cup white balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons lemon juice ½ cup blended oil (canola based) ½ shallot, minced Salt and pepper to taste (about ½ teaspoon of each) Directions In a medium bowl whisk together ingredients until well incorporated and emulsified, season with salt and pepper to taste. *Recipe property […]

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Wild Mushroom Herb Gravy

Makes 2 cups of gravy INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon canola oil 2 medium shallots, chopped fine 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 cup mixed wild mushrooms, sliced and chopped 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh sage leaves, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh chives, […]

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