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Tag Archives | Winter 2010 Recipes

Cauliflower Soup with Bacon Crumbles


2 heads of cauliflower, roughly chopped
1 small onion, chopped
2 green onions, chopped
4 garlic cloves (large), chopped
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 quarts chicken stock
2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley, chopped
5 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
Salt & pepper
Olive oil

Dig out your “soup pot” and heat a good size drizzle of oil; add onions.…

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Rustic Roasted Chicken


1 whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces (bone-in)
2 heads garlic, broken into cloves
4 heads shallot, broken into cloves
1 bunch herbs (we used rosemary and lemon thyme), coarsely chopped
2/3 cup olive oil
½ cup dry white wine
1½ tablespoons whole-grain mustard
Salt & pepper

Preheat oven to 425°F.…

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Roasted Winter Root Vegetables


4 carrots, peeled
1 small or medium size butternut squash, peeled
1 medium rutabaga, peeled
1 turnip (we used Purple-Top), peeled
2 red potatoes, peeled (optional)
Small bundle flat-leaf parsley, rough chopped
Olive oil
Salt & pepper

Preheat oven to 425°F.…

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Local Mushroom Bruschetta


5 cups mushrooms (two or three varieties like cremini, shitake and portobello)
2 shallot cloves, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced or crushed
¼ cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped
2 rosemary sprigs, chopped
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons butter
Olive oil
Salt & pepper
Loaf of artisan bread

Remove and discard stems, then chop mushrooms in large chunks (they will significantly reduce in size during cooking).…

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Sautéed Collard Greens



Big bundle of collard greens (Rinsed and chopped, tops discarded)
3 cups chicken stock
½ pound bacon, chopped into 1-inch pieces
Salt & pepper

In large saucepan over low heat, distribute bacon in a single layer and cook for 4 minutes.…

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Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce


4 cups stale French bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 cups milk
1 cup heavy cream
2 eggs
½ cup sugar
1/3 cup raisins
½ cup chopped pecans
4 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
Confectioner’s sugar for sprinkling (optional)

Bourbon Sauce

2 egg yolks
7 tablespoons unsalted butter
¾ cup brown sugar
¼ cup bourbon (or to taste)

Preheat oven to 350°F.…

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Praj’s Lamb and Potato Curry


Serves 4–6

2 pounds of boneless lamb, shoulder or leg, trim excess fat and cut into 1–2 inch pieces
2 teaspoons fresh ginger root, peeled and chopped
5 garlic cloves, peeled
4 green chilies, jalapeno or Asian/!ai, split and seeded
1 teaspoon turmeric
2 teaspoons salt
2 medium red onions, chopped (1½ to 2 cups)
2 tablespoons oil (vegetable or canola)
2 medium tomatoes, chopped (1½ to 2 cups)
2 large potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon ground coriander seeds
2 teaspoons dried red chili powder (cayenne pepper goes well with this curry)
¼ cup fresh cilantro for garnish, finely chopped

Crush ginger, garlic and chilies in a blender to make a coarse paste.…

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