Savoy Cabbage Rolls

Savoy Cabbage Rolls

Whether it’s  St. Patrick’s Day or you just want a comforting dish – these easy cabbage rolls are the perfect choice. Savoy cabbage leaves stuffed with seasoned beef, pork, & rice and baked with a delicious sauerkraut mixture topped with tomatoes.

INGREDIENTS 
Coarse salt
1 large head Savoy cabbage, about 2 to 3 pounds
2 cups prepared sauerkraut, drained
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
12 ounces ground beef
12 ounces ground pork
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups cooked white rice
1 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 cup diced, canned tomatoes, drained

INSTRUCTIONS
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add cabbage head, and cook until outer leaves are just tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon. Peel outer layer of leaves, and drain. Return remaining cabbage to water, and repeat until all leaves are cooked and removed. Pat each leaf dry with paper towels. Select a dozen of the  largest light-green leaves and set aside. Chop the remaining leaves and combine with the sauerkraut and brown sugar. Add to the bottom of a large shallow baking dish.

Preheat oven to 375˚F. Combine the  beef, pork, rice, onion, garlic and parsley, with 1 tablespoon salt. Working with 1 leaf at a time, trim the thick part of rib with a paring knife, leaving leaf intact. Arrange about ½ cup filling  in center of each leaf. Fold stem end of cabbage over filling. Fold in sides of cabbage. Carefully roll cabbage over to form a package, overlapping ends to seal. Place each one, seam side down, in the baking dish over the sauerkraut mixture.

Sprinkle the tomatoes over the cabbage. Cover with a lid or foil  and bake until cooked through and cabbage is tender, about 1 hour. Serves 6.

Spring Fresh Pasta With Vegetables

Spring Fresh Pasta With Vegetables

Perfect for warmer weather, this light pasta dish is full of homemade fresh pasta topped with roasted squash, tomatoes, freshly shaved Parmesan cheese, parsley, and fresh rosemary.

INGREDIENTS
3-4 cups peeled, cubed  butternut squash
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more
¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper, plus more
16 ounces fresh rigatoni or penne pasta
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1 teaspoon anchovy paste
¼ cup sliced shallots
2 teaspoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves, lightly chopped
2 cups cherry tomatoes
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Thinly sliced  Parmesan shavings for garnish.

INSTRUCTIONS
Preheat the oven to 400˚F. Toss the squash in 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Pour out onto a sheet tray and sprinkle with the salt and pepper. Bake for 15-20 minutes until  lightly browned. Remove and set aside.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and salt it. Following the package directions, cook the fresh pasta. Drain and set aside.  

Put the remaining olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, anchovy, shallots, tomato paste and rosemary and cook for about a minute; add tomatoes and cook until they begin to pop. Add the cooked squash and cook for 2-4 more minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Combine the sauce and pasta, and serve, garnished with fresh parsley and Parmesan shavings.

Asian Spiced Duck Breast with Sesame Kale and Spiralized Turnips

Asian Spiced Duck Breast with Sesame Kale and Spiralized Turnips

Along with deeply delicious Asian flavors, this sous vide duck breast is the perfect combination – juicy and succulent inside with a savory crunch skin outside. The recipe includes honey butter spiralized turnips and a delicious pan-seared purple sesame kale, all served over some extra Asian sauce for dipping.

Asian Spiced Duck Breast
INGREDIENTS

¼ cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
2 tablespoon brown sugar
1 ½ teaspoons rice wine vinegar
1 small red chili, sliced very thin
1 star anise
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and grated
¼ teaspoon Chinese five spice
2 duck breasts, skin scored

INSTRUCTIONS
In a saucepan, combine, soy, hoisin, sugar, vinegar, chili, star anise, garlic, ginger, and Chinese five spice. Simmer until combined; remove and set aside.

Slice hatch marks in the fat on the top of duck breasts without cutting through to the skin. Over medium high, sear the fat until browned and mostly rendered out. Add to a sous vide bag with the sauce and seal. Following the directions that came with your immersion circulator, cook the duck breast at 135˚ for 2 hours.

When the cooking is complete, remove duck breasts from their bag and reserve the liquid. Over high heat in a sauté pan, brown the fat again until crisp for 2-3 minutes. Cover and keep warm.  Meanwhile, strain reserved bag liquid into a sauce pan and simmer to reduce and thicken. Brush the reduction over the duck fat, slice, and serve with the extra sauce.

 

Sesame Kale
INGREDIENTS
12 ounces of kale
1 tablespoon grape seed or canola oil
1 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons sesame oil
¼ teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds

INSTRUCTIONS
Wash the kale thoroughly to remove all grit. Discard the tough ribs, and coarsely chop the kale leaves.

In a large heavy sauté, heat the grape seed or canola oil over medium high heat. Add the garlic, cooking for about 1 minute to release the aromas. Add the kale and cook 3 to 4 minutes, or until the leaves have softened a bit but the kale retains its shape. Sprinkle with the sesame oil salt, sauté for another minute then top with toasted sesame seeds. Serve hot with the duck.

 

Spiralized Turnips
INGREDIENTS
1 pound spiralized turnips
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon butter
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper

INSTRUCTIONS
Preheat oven to 375˚F. Line a large sheet pan with parchment paper. In a saucepan, melt the honey and butter whisking together. Add the turnips to a large bowl and drizzle over the honey butter; toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper and pour out onto the parchment lined sheet and roast for 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned and tender. Serve hot with the duck.

Sous Vide Arctic Char with Red Quinoa, Sesame Dragon Kale, and Lemon Caper Sauce

Sous Vide Arctic Char with Red Quinoa, Sesame Dragon Kale, and Lemon Caper Sauce

Full of flavor and contrast, our menu is not just healthy but balanced. Our crispy skin sous vide Arctic Char has a healthy fat content like salmon, while the antique Dragon Kale is rich in vitamins. Contrasting with red quinoa’s slightly chewier, nuttier and heartier texture. Served with a lemon caper sauce, it’s perfect for a dinner on a cold winter night.

Sous Vide Arctic Char
INGREDIENTS
¼ cup kosher salt
2 tablespoons sugar
2 pounds Arctic Char, sliced into 4 servings
8 teaspoons olive oil
4 teaspoons fresh dill

INSTRUCTIONS
For the brine, whisk ¼ cup kosher salt and 2 tablespoons of sugar into the ice water until dissolved. Add the Arctic Char and refrigerate for 30 minutes, or up to one hour.

Rinse and dry off the Arctic Char. Place in a sous vide bag with 2 teaspoons olive oil and 1 teaspoon fresh dill. Seal the bag. Set your immersion circulator to 145˚F. Drop the bags into the water bath and cook the Arctic Char for 1 hour.  

 

Dragon Kale
INGREDIENTS
1 pound dragon kale, stems removed and leaves left whole
1 tablespoon of olive oil
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 garlic clove, finely chopped
Kosher salt
Pepper

INSTRUCTIONS
Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add crushed red pepper flakes, and let them sizzle in the oil. Add the garlic and cook until softened. Raise heat to high, then the kale and toss to combine. Sauté for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

 

Lemon Caper Sauce
INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon finely chopped capers
2 teaspoon chopped fresh dill
Kosher salt and pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS
Whisk together all the ingredients above until well blended. Chill well before serving.

Rose Chicken with Pistachio Saffron Cauliflower Rice

Rose Chicken with Pistachio Saffron Cauliflower Rice

Filled with delicious Middle Eastern inspired seasonings, this dish is loaded with flavor – rose water, paprika, saffron, and pistachio. A delicious Rose Sauce is served with the chicken prepared either sous vide or oven roasted. A side of sautéed riced cauliflower, full of saffron and crunchy salty pistachios, finishes the plate.

INGREDIENTS
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more
1 teaspoon powdered garlic
1 teaspoon ground white pepper, plus more
4 skin-on small boneless chicken breasts
4 teaspoons butter
1 cup fresh cream
1 teaspoon rose water
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon lemon zest
¼ cup whole milk, plus more if needed
1 tablespoon organic and edible, crushed rose petals (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS
In a small bowl, mix paprika, salt, pepper, and powdered garlic. Rub each piece of chicken with the spice mix. Place in sous vide bags, top each piece with one teaspoon of butter and vacuum seal. Following the directions of your immersion circulator, cook the chicken to your desired temperature. 

Or place the chicken pieces in a heat-proof dish and top with a teaspoon of butter. Place in a preheated 350°F oven for 20 minutes or until the chicken achieves an internal temperature of 165 °F. 

Remove the chicken from the sous vide or oven and let it rest 5 minutes before serving. 

While the chicken cooks, prepare the sauce. Add to a blender or food processor the cream, rose water, honey, lemon zest and ¼  cup milk. Blend until smooth adding a splash of milk if needed to thin. Season with salt and white pepper. Add to a saucepan over low heat and simmer until thickened, making sure to not boil. Cover and keep warm. To serve, add sauce to a plate and place the chicken breast on top and garnish with rose crumbles (optional).

Pistachio Saffron Cauliflower Rice Cauliflower Rice
INGREDIENTS
½  teaspoon saffron threads
1 tablespoon chicken broth
1 tbsp olive oil
¼ cup, small diced onion
1 garlic clove, minced
2 cups Fresh Riced Cauliflower
¼ cup ground pistachios

INSTRUCTIONS
Crumble the saffron threads into a small measuring cup with the broth, stir, and set aside. Heat a large sauté pan over medium heat until hot and add the olive oil, onion, and garlic. Sauté until softened, about 2-3 minutes. Add the riced cauliflower to the pan, and sauté for 5-6 minutes, or until the cauliflower is slightly browned. Add saffron/broth mixture to the pan and stir until the cauliflower rice is yellow and the liquid has evaporated. Stir in the pistachios until just warmed, serve with the chicken.

Lemon Risotto With Fried Halloumi Cheese & Cherry Tomatoes

Lemon Risotto With Fried Halloumi Cheese & Cherry Tomatoes

Lemon juice and zest gives this warm and comforting Lemon Risotto a double punch of flavor. Topped with pan-seared sweet grape or cherry tomatoes and pan-fried Halloumi cheese slices,  it’s a luxurious winter entrée to enjoy on a chilly day.

Lemon Risotto
INGREDIENTS
4 cups chicken stock
3 tablespoons butter
1 large shallots, chopped
1 cup arborio rice
4 tablespoons lemon juice
½  cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
4 teaspoons grated lemon peel
Kosher salt
Fresh ground pepper
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

 

INSTRUCTIONS
Add the chicken stock to a pot and bring to simmer over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and cover to keep warm. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add shallots and sauté about 6 minutes or until the shallots are tender. Add rice and sauté about 2-3  minutes. Add the lemon juice and stir until absorbed, about 1 minute. Add 1 cup hot broth and simmer until absorbed, stirring frequently. Add remaining broth 1 cup at a time, allowing broth to be absorbed before adding more and stirring frequently until rice is creamy and tender, about 30-35 minutes. Stir in cheese and remaining lemon juice and peel. Season the risotto with salt and pepper. Transfer to warm bowls and top with the sautéed tomatoes, Halloumi cheese, and a sprinkle of fresh chopped parsley. Makes 4 servings

 

Sautéed Tomatos & Halloumi Cheese 
INGREDIENTS
1 tablespoon, plus 2 teaspoons olive oil
8 ounces halloumi cheese
1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes
2 springs fresh oregano or ½ teaspoon dry

 

INSTRUCTIONS
Slice the halloumi in slices about ¼” thick. Heat one tablespoon olive oil in a medium sauté pan over medium high heat and fry the halloumi cheese slices for about 2 -3 minutes on each side until golden brown. Remove and drain on a plate lined with paper towels. Add the remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil to the sauté pan then the tomatoes and oregano. Sautéing for 4-5 minutes until the tomatoes start to pop. Add the over the top of the Lemon Risotto with the fried Halloumi cheese and tomatoes.