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Salmon with Creamy Sorrel Sauce
Red vein sorrel is a central part of this light, creamy dish.
Even though the leaves are one of the last things added to the sauce, their lemony flavor pairs perfectly with the pan-fried salmon.
10.5 ounces of fresh salmon
½ cup of cream
1 small shallot, chopped
1 cup dry white wine
½ cup of fresh red vein sorrel leaves, chopped
1 tablespoon of mustard seeds
1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
1 tablespoon of olive oil
2 teaspoon of mustard
Add the chopped shallot, mustard seeds and butter to a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat for 3 minutes.
Add the white wine and let the sauce reduce by at least half over low heat. This should take 8 to 10 minutes.
Add salt and pepper to taste and the cream.
Let the sauce simmer over a very low heat for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
As the sauce cooks, cut the salmon in half.
Season both sides of the salmon pieces with salt and pepper.
Pour the olive oil into a pan over medium-high heat.
When the oil is hot, place the salmon pieces in the pan and brown them on all sides until cooked thoroughly.
Remove the salmon from the pan and cover it with tinfoil.
Add the mustard and sorrel leaves to the sauce and stir well.
Remove the sauce from the heat, and plate the salmon, pouring the sauce over as desired.
Zingy Chickpea and Sorrel Salad
This cold bean salad is refreshing, making it perfect for a hot summer day.
Plus, with only four short steps, it’s incredibly easy to make!
1 ¼ cups of canned chickpeas
9 ounces of red vein sorrel
2 tablespoons of parsley, chopped
Juice from one lemon
1 teaspoon of lemon zest
3 tablespoons of olive oil
½ teaspoon of salt
½ teaspoon of pepper
Drain and rinse the chickpeas.
Add all of the ingredients except for the parsley and sorrel to a bowl.
Mix well, cover, and let marinate for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
When ready to serve, mix in the parsley and sorrel.
These sorrel recipes are sure to spice things up in your kitchen!
Red vein sorrel can be difficult to find in grocery stores.
Porridge yams(Sese yams)
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time50 minutes
Total Time1 hour 5 minutes
2-3 pound of yam sub potatoes
1 1/2 - 21/2 pounds chicken cut in chunks
¼ cup or more canola or vegetable oil
3 Fresh Tomatoes
3 garlic cloves
1 Teaspoon creole seasoning spice
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1 tablespoon smoked paprika optional
1 habanero pepper or scotch bonnet optional
3-4 cups ( Fresh leafy Greens
1/4 cup ground cray fish
2 Tablespoons palm oil
1/2 Tablespoon or more chicken bouillon powder
Peel the yam with a sharp knife, peeling away from your body carefully draw the paring knife down the body of the yam, being careful not to remove too much of the yam in during the process.
Look for any spoiled spots, such as bruising and discoloration, in the yam as you peel. Remove the spots away with the tip of the knife.
Cut into large chunks and wash immediately to prevent discoloration and leave them in cool water until ready to use.
In a blender puree the tomatoes, onions and garlic
Heat up a non-stick pan or dutch oven with vegetable oil and pour in the tomato , onion and garlic blend . Add chicken, Maggie powder or chicken bouillon ,white pepper , creole seasoning or salt saute for about 5 minutes.
Add 4- cups of water or more ,bring to boil -cook until chicken is tender about 25 minutes or adjust cooking times depending on chicken use. Boneless would be considerably less.
slowly add the yams and cook on medium – heat for about 15 minutes .Add water as needed, you may throw in the a whole or ground pepper at this time.
Finally add greens, mix, let it simmer for about 2 minutes.
Again adjust for salt and pepper
Turn off heat and serve warm
MEYER LEMON CRINKLE COOKIES
These cookies have a soft interior texture with a slightly crisp exterior given to it by rolling the cookies in confectioners sugar before baking. Their texture reminds us of one of our favorite cookies, our Snickerdoodles, but with a lemon flavor. Feel frees to make adjustments to suite your taste of sweetness and add a little more sure if you aren't using meyer lemons.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time14 mins
Total Time29 mins
Servings: 24 Cookies (about)
1 1/2 cups (190g) Flour
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/8 teaspoons Baking Soda
1/2 cup (113g) unsalted Butter , softened
1/2 cup (110g) packed Brown Sugar
1/2 cup (100g) Sugar
½ teaspoon (3ml) Vanilla Extract
1 teaspoon (5ml) Meyer Lemon Zest (@ 1 meyer lemon's worth)
2 Tablespoons (30ml) fresh Meyer Lemon Juice
1/4 cup (30g) Confectioners Sugar
Preheat an oven to 350°F. Line a couple sheet pans with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk or sift together the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda (whisk for at about 20 seconds to make sure it is well combined). Set aside.
In mixer, beat together the butter, brown sugar, and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla extract, egg, meyer lemon zest, and meyer lemon juice until well combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix again to make sure everything is incorporated.
Stir in the flour mixture until just combined, making sure to scrape the bottom of the bowl to get all of the flour.
Sift the confectioners sugar onto a large plate. Form the dough into 1 inch sized balls (a medium cookie scoop works perfectly to help make balls). Roll the balls in the confectioners sugar then place 2 inches apart on the lined sheet pans.
Bake for 10-14 minutes or until the bottoms of the cookies just begin to turn light golden and the tops of the cookies look matte (no longer shiny or wet looking). Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.
Grilled Beef with Broccoli
You’ll get all the traditional flavors of the classic takeout dish by using a marinade made up of oyster sauce, Shaoxing wine, and soy sauce, but the steak and broccoli are grilled for a fresh summertime variation.
6 garlic cloves, grated
1 3-inch piece ginger, peeled, grated
¾ cup oyster sauce
¾ cup Shaoxing wine (Chinese rice wine)
¾ cup soy sauce
¼ cup toasted sesame oil
3 tablespoons mild-flavored (light) molasses
3 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
1½ pounds flank steak
2 medium heads of broccoli (about 1 pound), stems peeled, heads halved lengthwise
Sliced scallions, toasted sesame seeds, and cooked white rice (for serving)
Whisk garlic, ginger, oyster sauce, wine, soy sauce, oil, molasses, and vinegar in a medium bowl. Place steak in a large resealable plastic bag and pour in 2 cups marinade; set remaining marinade aside. Seal bag, turn to coat, and let steak marinate in refrigerator at least 1 hour and up to 12.
Prepare a gas grill for 2-zone heat; set one burner at medium and one or two burners at medium-high. Alternatively, prepare a charcoal grill for medium-high heat. Grill steak over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until charred, 3–5 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest 10 minutes. Slice against the grain into ½"-thick strips.
Meanwhile, stir ½ cup reserved marinade and ½ cup water in a small bowl to combine. Brush broccoli all over (crowns and stems) with some of the thinned marinade. Grill over medium heat, turning occasionally and basting frequently with thinned marinade, until charred and tender, about 12 minutes. Transfer to a plater and let cool slightly before breaking into large pieces.
Divide steak and broccoli among plates. Top with scallions and sesame seeds. Serve with rice and remaining marinade alongside. Grilled Beef with Broccoli Recipe | Bon Appétit (bonappetit.com)
I thought I would try creating something I hadn't seen before. I combined an element of stir fry with some ingredients I had seen popping up in other squash recipes. Squash, onion and jalapeno are fried with bacon for a tasty summer side dish.
2 slices bacon
2 medium yellow squash, thinly sliced
½ medium onion, thinly sliced
1 jalapeno pepper, chopped (Optional)
1 dash soy sauce
salt and pepper to taste
Place bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, and set aside. Add the squash, onion, and jalapeno to the skillet. Fry in the bacon drippings until tender, but still firm, stirring frequently. Crumble bacon into the skillet, and season with soy sauce, salt d pepper. Stir, to blend in seasonings, and serve.
This asparagus risotto delivers the perfect balance between delicacy and fresh Spring flavours.
5 cups (1.25 litres) Massel chicken style or vegetable liquid stock
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
25g unsalted butter, chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 1/2 cups (300g) arborio rice
2 bunches asparagus, trimmed, cut into 2cm pieces
2 teaspoons finely grated lemon rind
2 tablespoons lemon juice, or to taste
1 cup (80g) grated parmesan
Bring stock to the boil in a saucepan over medium heat. Reduce heat to low-medium. Cover. Keep at a gentle simmer. Heat oil and half the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, then cook, stirring, for 4-5 minutes or until onion is soft. Add rice. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until rice is hot and well coated in onion mixture.
Add 1 cup hot stock and stir continuously until stock has been absorbed. Add another cup of stock. Stir until stock has been absorbed.
Add asparagus to pan. Continue to add remaining stock, a cupful at a time, stirring continuously, allowing stock to be absorbed before adding more, until mixture is creamy and rice is just tender (this should take about 20 minutes); add a little extra stock or water if necessary.
Add lemon rind, juice, remaining butter and parmesan to risotto. Stir to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately
Healthy Homemade Apple Chips.
Crispy and delicious homemade apple chips dusted with coconut sugar and cinnamon. This is a treat that the whole family will love!
Cuisine Dairy Free, gluten free, vegan.
Keyword apple recipes, how to make dried apple chips
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Calories 163 kcal
Author Kelly Roenicke
3 apples I used Gala apples
1 Tablespoon coconut sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Slice the apples very thin - the thinner they are the crisper they will be! I sliced them so that the seeds would make a star shape in the middle of each chip. Once you get to where the seeds are, just pop them out with the tip of a knife.
Lay the apple slices on the prepared cookie sheet.
Sprinkle the coconut sugar and cinnamon over the apple chips.
Bake at 225 degrees for about 1.5 - 2.5 hours. Oven temperatures vary, so after about an hour, you make want to check on the apples periodically.
Once the edges are curled up and the apples are dried and crisp, remove the cookie sheet from the oven. Let the chips cool. then eat! Or store in an airtight container.
BROCCOLI CAULIFLOWER RICE CHICKEN CASSEROLE