Posts Tagged ‘savory’

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Over-the-Top Loaded Potato Nachos

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Thanks to Tasteful Selections for sponsoring this recipe! Through January, profits from their Ruby Sensation and Honey Gold potatoes support the non-profit Katie’s Krops, which empowers youth across the country to end hunger in their communities one vegetable garden at a time.

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Brown Butter Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

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Sausage & Caramelized Onion Breakfast Hash

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Portobello and Kale Pizza Bake (low-carb, vegetarian, low-calorie)

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Fresh Summer Pasta with Plugra Ricotta Sauce

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Fresh Summer Pasta with Plugra Ricotta Sauce


Recipe by: Adapted from Chef Kevin Kidd
Yield: 4 servings

Start with super fresh ingredients to create this simple, fresh pasta dish! I love how quick and easy this recipe is.

Ingredients:
28 ounces fresh OR 19 ounces dried tagliatelle or fettucine
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, divided
1 shallot, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 green onions, sliced diagonally
1/4 cup white wine
2 ounces unsalted Plugrá European-Style Butter, sliced into 1/2-inch slices
8 spears asparagus, sliced into 2-inch chunks
8 ounces whole milk ricotta cheese
1/4 bunch fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley, rough chopped
12 fresh basil leaves, rough chopped
lemon juice, salt, freshly ground pepper, Parmigiana Reggiano as needed

Directions:
Prepare an ice water bath in a medium bowl. Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil over high heat and blanch the asparagus for 2-3 minutes before plunging them into the ice water to stop cooking. Drain the asparagus and set it aside.

Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a rolling boil over high heat and add fresh or dried pasta. Cook 3 minutes (fresh pasta) or according to package directions (dried pasta). Going to Italy made me realize I’d been overcooking my pasta my whole life: al dente means your pasta should have a definite toothiness to it when bitten. Be careful not to overcook! Drain the finished pasta, reserving 1/2 cup of pasta water for the sauce later.

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add shallots and cook for a minute before adding garlic and sautéing for close to a minute or until lightly caramelized but not burnt. Add white wine to deglaze the pan. Whisk in Plugrá butter until it’s melted and blended into the sauce. Add the green onions and asparagus and stir to heat them briefly before reducing the heat to low and adding chunks of ricotta cheese. Salt this to taste — for me, this meant a LOT of salt, because it has to salt all the pasta as well. So don’t be shy.

Add the pasta into the pan (and a little of the pasta water if you need it) and toss it in the sauce over low heat. Add most of the parsley and all of the basil and toss. Drizzle the rest of the olive oil over the top. Now comes the adjusting: taste your pasta and add salt, more olive oil, a healthy grating of Parmigiana Reggiano, freshly ground pepper, a spritz of lemon juice, etc., as needed to balance the flavors. You should end up with a bright, flavorful, fresh tasting pasta.

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Radishes with Whipped Butter, Anchovy, and Parsley

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Recipe by: Adapted slightly from Chef Kidd
Yield: 4 servings

A fresh, crisp summer appetizer to enjoy outdoors! Apparently these tasty little bites are very French. If you don’t love anchovies, feel free to skip the fishies and use kosher salt instead. Enjoy!

Ingredients:
1/4 pound Plugrá® European-Style Butter, unsalted, room temperature
2 organic watermelon radishes (I couldn’t find these and subbed 5 big regular radishes)
2 anchovy fillets, drained, sliced into very thin strips
2 sprigs Italian parsley, fresh, minced

Directions:
Whip the Plugrá Butter with an electric mixer until light and airy. Transfer to a small pastry bag and reserve at room temperature. Scrub the radishes thoroughly to remove dirt and trim ends. Using a mandolin or sharp kitchen knife, thin-slice the radishes. Arrange the radish slices evenly on a serving plate. Pipe whipped butter in the center of each radish slice and garnish to taste with a slide of anchovy and parsley. Make sure to taste a few to get the right proportions — you don’t want the anchovy to be overpowering. I’d put more butter if I made these again — it’s so creamy and delicious with the peppery radishes.

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Easy Cheesy Artichoke Dip in a Baguette

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Easy Cheesy Artichoke Dip in a Baguette


Recipe by: Willow Bird Baking
Yield: 6 servings

My mother-in-law makes the best artichoke dip with only 3 ingredients! I stuffed it into a baguette for easy eating. It makes the perfect party food, and you’ll be amazed by how good it is!

Ingredients:
1 loaf French bread (mine was about a foot long and 3″ wide)
3 tablespoons melted butter
1 cup mayonnaise
1 (8-ounce) can chopped artichokes
1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Slice the French bread lengthwise into two halves and gently tear out excess bread, forming a well down the center of each half. Brush both halves with the melted butter and place them on the prepared baking sheets. In a medium bowl, mix mayonnaise, artichokes, and cheese. Salt and pepper to taste. Fill both loaf halves with the mixture and bake for 20 minutes or until melted and browning. Serve immediately by slicing into 1-inch slices (or you can serve with buttery Club crackers, or both!)

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