Yearly Archives: 2013

05 Apr

Baby Arugula – Lemon Pesto… And Some Schnitzel Too

Here we have a pork chop, also known as schnitzel in German cuisine, pounded to 1/4-inch thick, breaded, and then pan fried in UP Extra Virgin Olive Oil until golden brown and delightfully crisp. Anywhere oil is used, Ultra Premium Quality Extra Virgin Olive oil can and should be used…. even in classic and updated

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05 Apr

Toasted Almond & Lemon Agrumato Cake with Strawberry Preserves

Almond-Lemon Agrumato Cake 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour + more for flouring pan 1/2 cup blanched almonds, toasted and then ground fine in a blender, grinder or food processor 1/2 cup fresh Lemon Agrumato Olive Oil + more for greasing pan 4 large eggs, beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup granulated sugar 1

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05 Apr

Shaved Fennel Salad with Milanese Gremolata

Ingredients 2 trimmed, thinly sliced fennel bulbs 2 tablespoons finely chopped flat leaf parsley 4 tablespoons Milanese Gremolata Olive Oil 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 teaspoon sea salt fresh ground pepper to taste 1/3 cup finely shaved Pecorino Romano 3 Cups mixed baby greens for presentation – optional   Instructions Place the shaved

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05 Apr

Dark Chocolate Tangerine Balsamic Ganache

Brownie Ingredients 1/2 cup Olio Nuovo 2011 California Arbosana Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 cup white sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 eggs 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup unsweetened high quality cocoa powder 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)   Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175

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05 Apr

Chicken Saltimbocca… With Liberties

This is actually a mash-up of Chicken Saltimbocca and Chicken Piccata. 4 – boneless skinless, preferably free-range chicken breasts, butterflied and pounded to 1/4″ thick 4 pieces of thinly sliced provolone cheese 2 medium shallots, thinly sliced 3 garlic cloves minced 1 tablespoon drained capers 2 tablespoons chopped flat leaf parsley 1/2 cup white wine

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05 Apr

Confit of Tomatoes, Peppers & Sweet Red Onions

Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds small whole sweet tomatoes such as cherry or grape 1 large red onion, sliced thin 1 red bell pepper or several smaller sweet red peppers such as Marconi, sliced thin or halved if smaller 8 large garlic cloves 1 – 2″ sprig fresh rosemary, leaves only, stem discarded (optional) 1/2 cup

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05 Apr

Cranberry-Pear Balsamic Glazed Butternut Squash with Rosemary

1 – 2 pound butternut squash peeled, seeded and diced in to 1″ pieces (about 3 cups) 1/3 cup cranberry-pear white balsamic 1 tablespoon “sweet” fruity olive oil such as Australian Hojiblanca or Alfonso Arbequina 3″ sprig fresh rosemary, leaves stripped from stem and roughly chopped Sea salt & fresh cracked pepper to taste Preheat

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