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Brussels Sprouts Sliders

BT Toronto | posted Tuesday, Nov 21st, 2017

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Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 large sweet or yellow onions, sliced thin
  • Salt to taste
  • 20 large brussels sprouts
  • 1 tablespoon tamari
  • 2 to 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • a dash of liquid smoke (if desired)
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 8 ounces tempeh, cut into thin slices
  • 5 teaspoons grainy mustard

Preparation

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil, heat for a minute, then add the onions and a sprinkling of salt. Stir frequently, making sure to stir from the bottom of the pan up, to dislodge any sticking onions. They will begin to yellow and shrink in volume, as they darken from yellow to more of a caramel color, lower the heat. Keep cooking until they are at the desired state. This usually takes between 25 and 35 minutes. Let cool.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  3. Cut the brussels sprouts in half from top to bottom, keeping the two halves close together. If you don’t , you will have to search for a pair that fits well together after they have roasted. Mix together two tablespoons olive oil, tamari, pressed garlic, cumin, cayenne and liquid smoke in a bowl to make the marinade. Taking one complete brussels sprouts pair at a time, dip both halves in the marinade. Remove and let sit cut side down on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes, then turn the sprouts and bake 7 more minutes.
  4. Prepare a second parchment lined baking sheet. Pour the marinade into a baking pan and let the tempeh sit in it for 20 minutes, then turn all the pieces and let them marinade another 10 minutes. Remove the tempeh and set them up without touching on the baking sheet. If there is any reserved marinade, brush over the remaining pieces.
  5. Bake at 375 for 12 minutes, gently turn, and bake for 5 minutes more. Cool onions, brussels sprouts and tempeh for assembly.
  6. Take one half of a brussels sprout, smear with mustard, add a piece of tempeh cut to fit the size of the sprout, add some onions (I used a melon baller for this). Take the other half of the brussels sprout and position it so the two spouts are like the buns on a burger, with the cut sides facing each other, and secure with a toothpick.
  7. Warm on a baking pan in a 325 degree oven for 10 to 15 minutes.

Courtesy of The New York Times

 

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Salisbury steak with roasted-garlic mash

Today's Parent | posted Monday, Jan 12th, 2015

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Preparation time: 15 minutes

Total time: 35 minutes

Makes: 6 adult servings

Salisbury steak with roasted-garlic mash

Ingredients:

  • 2 heads garlic, halved crosswise
  • 6 yellow potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 tsp salt, divided
  • 1/2 cup store-bought dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped parsley, optional
  • 1 500-g pkg lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup butter, divided
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 2/3 cup 35% cream

Method:

  • Preheat oven to 450F. Wrap both garlic halves in foil. Roast in centre of oven until cloves are tender, about 30 min.
  • Boil potatoes in a large saucepan. Reduce heat to medium and gently boil until tender, about 30 min.
  • Stir onion with minced garlic, egg, Worcestershire, 1/2 tsp salt, bread crumbs and parsley in a medium bowl. Crumble in meat. Using a fork or your hands, gently mix. Form into 6 oval-shaped steaks, each about 1/2-in. thick.
  • Melt 1 tbsp butter in a large non-stick frying pan over medium. When hot, add 3 steaks. Cook until lightly browned on each side, about 3 min per side. Remove to a large plate. Repeat with remaining steaks, then remove to plate. Stir in flour, then gradually add broth. Bring to a boil. Return steaks and any juices to pan. Reduce heat to medium-low, then simmer, covered, until steaks are cooked through, about 5 more min.
  • Drain potatoes and return to saucepan over low. Squeeze garlic from cloves into potatoes. Mash well with remaining 3 tbsp butter, 1/4 tsp salt and cream.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent February 2015 issue, this recipe has a triple-tested guarantee from the Chatelaine Kitchen powered by GE.

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Chicken meatballs

Cityline | posted Monday, Jan 5th, 2015

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You can put it in soup, your next bowl of pasta or in a sub! Chef Massimo Capra‘s meatball recipe is delicious no matter how you eat it!

Chicken meatballs

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 cup cooked chicken breast, diced small
  • ½ cup Ricotta cheese, dry
  • ½ cup parsnips, diced small
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp sage, minced
  • ½ cup Asiago cheese, diced small
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • ½ cup bread crumbs + more for rolling

Method:

Sauté the parsnips and the garlic in butter, cooking until the parsnip is tender.

Add the sage and cook to develop the aroma, then drain and set aside to cool.

Place the ground chicken, cooked chicken, ricotta, parsley, eggs and bread crumbs in a large bowl, and mix together all ingredients by hand.

Now add the parsnips, season with salt and pepper, add the cheese and mix well. Set aside for 30 minutes.

Form the meatballs about the size of a golf ball and roll them into the bread crumb. Then place them on a tray and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Sauté the meatballs in a frying pan with some oil, rolling them around to seal the surface all around.

Bake in a preheated oven at 325F until cooked through, for about 20 to 30 minutes.

Courtesy Massimo Capra
www.massimocapra.com
@chefcapra

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Braised pork shoulder with onions

Cityline | posted Monday, Dec 15th, 2014

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Get your holiday cooking started with this delicious, melt-in-your-mouth entrée! Ricardo shows us a wonderful alternative to the traditional turkey.

Braised pork shoulder with onions

Ingredients:

  • 1 boneless pork shoulder, about 4 lbs (1.8 kg), not tied
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 4 large Spanish onions, diced
  • 2 tbsp unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups white wine
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup whole-grain mustard
  • Salt and pepper

Method:

With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 350F.

In a large oven-proof pan, brown the meat in 30 mL (2 tablespoons) of oil. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside on a plate.

In the same pan, gently brown the onions in the remaining oil until well caramelized.

Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with the flour and stir to combine. Add the wine and bring to a boil.

Return the meat to the pan and add the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Cover and braise in the oven for 2 hours. Remove the lid and continue cooking for about 1 hour or until the meat falls off easily with a fork.

Serves 8

Courtesy Ricardo Larrivee
www.ricardocuisine.com/en
@ricardorecipes

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Ultimate roast beef & gravy

Cityline | posted Monday, Dec 8th, 2014

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A roast beef dinner will wow your guests, and it’s not as hard to make as you might think! Claire Tansey shows us how it’s done. (And don’t forget all of the delicious side dishes, too!)

Ultimate roast beef & gravy

Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 4 hours
Serves 8
Per serving: 493 calories, 40 g protein, 3 g carbs, 33 g fat, 852 mg sodium

Ingredients:

  • 2-kg bone-in prime rib roast
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups low-sodium beef broth

Method:

Arrange roast, bone-side down, on a rack in a large roasting pan. Stir Dijon with thyme in a small bowl. Rub roast with salt. Season with fresh pepper. Brush mustard mixture over meat. (Don’t coat bottom.) Let stand, uncovered, until meat comes to room temperature, about 2 hours. While roast is standing, preheat oven to 350F.

Roast in centre of oven, uncovered, until a meat thermometer inserted in centre of meat reads 120F. This should take 1 hour to 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Transfer meat to a carving board  and loosely cover with foil. Let stand 45 minutes before carving.

Discard fat, leaving 3 tbsp in roasting pan with pan juices. Set pan over 2 burners on medium-high or pour liquid into a large, wide saucepan. When liquid starts to simmer, add flour, stirring constantly. Gradually whisk in broth. Stir constantly until gravy starts to simmer. Reduce heat and continue simmering, stirring often, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Serve with roast beef.

Courtesy Claire Tansey
www.chatelaine.com
@chatelaine
@tanseyclaire

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Ultimate meatloaf

Cityline | posted Monday, Dec 1st, 2014

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Chef Jason Parsons re-imagines a classic diner dish with this delicious meatloaf.

Ultimate meatloaf

Meatloaf ingredients:

  • 3 lbs lean ground beef
  • ½ cup finely chopped herbs (parsley, tarragon, chives)
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onions
  • ¼ cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped garlic
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup chopped bacon
  • 2 whole hens eggs
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp ground white pepper

Glaze ingredients:

  • ½ cup barbecue sauce
  • ¼ cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Goat cheese potato ingredients: 

  • 2 cups cooked, mashed potato
  • 1 cup soft goat cheese
  • 12 very thin slices of bacon

Method:

Combine the soft goat cheese and mashed potato. Roll in cling film to form a cylinder approximately the size of a quarter in diameter. Chill until firm.

In a large bowl combine the beef, herbs, onions, ¼ cup hoisin sauce, chopped garlic, Worcestershire sauce, eggs, breadcrumbs, salt & pepper.

In a fry pan, cook the bacon and add to the beef mix including the bacon fat.

Mix all the ingredients very well and chill.

Butter a loaf pan and line it with the sliced bacon. Make sure the slices of bacon are slightly overlapped.

Press half the meatloaf mix into the loaf pan and using your fingers form a channel down the center of the mix.

Unwrap the goat cheese potato from the cling film and lay the roll down the center of the channel.

Use the remaining meatloaf mix to cover the potatoes and filing the loaf pan. Wrap the top with the bacon and the brush the top of the meatloaf with the glaze.

Place the meatloaf in a 350F degree preheat oven and bake for approximately one hour.

Once cooked remove from the oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes. Remove from the loaf pan and slice. Serve immediately.

Courtesy Jason Parsons
www.peller.com
@chefparsons

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Slow-cooker beef short ribs

Cityline | posted Monday, Nov 24th, 2014

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Simmering meat slowly is a fall-style cooking method. Mairlyn Smith likes to serve this with either mashed or roasted mini potatoes and steamed or roasted Brussels sprouts.

Slow-cooker beef short ribs

Makes: 6 servings
Per Serving: 520 Calories, 22 g Total Fat, 10.7 g Saturated Fat, 0 Trans Fat, 533 mg Sodium, 17.3 g Carbohydrate, 3 g Fibre, 7.8 g Sugars, 44.6 g Protein

Ingredients:

  • 4 lb (1.8 kg) simmering short beef ribs, cut into chunks
  • 1tsp (5 mL) iodized salt
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) freshly cracked pepper
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) ground thyme
  • 5 large cloves garlic, minced
  • One – 796 mL (28 fl oz) can no salt added tomatoes
  • 1 cup (250 mL) red wine (or ½ cup/125 mL)
  • 1 cup (250 mL) no salt added beef broth (or ½ cup/125 mL)
  • 3 large carrots, scrubbed add chopped into chunks
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 large sticks fresh rosemary or more if desired

Method:

Place meat in the slow cooker, sprinkle with salt, pepper, thyme and garlic.

Add tomatoes, wine, broth, carrots, onions and rosemary.

Cover, cook on low for 10-12 hours or until the meat is tender.

Professional home economist tips: This recipe produces a lot of liquid. I use the extra liquid to cook barley in the next day – a two for one recipe. But if you like, reduce the wine and broth to ½ cup/125 mL each. To reduce the amount of saturated fat, make this the day before and refrigerate overnight. The next day remove solid fat on top. Reheat and serve.

Courtesy Mairlyn Smith
www.mairlynsmith.com
@mairlynsmith

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Braised short rib pie

BT Toronto | posted Thursday, Nov 13th, 2014

Braised short rib pie

Serves 4

Ingredients:

Braised short ribs:

  • 5 lbs short ribs
  • 1 bottle red wine
  • 4 stalks rosemary, picked off the stem & roughly chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, smashed

Root vegetable topping:

  • 1 celery root
  • 1 cup each of roughly chopped carrots, parsnips and leeks
  • Beef or chicken stock
  • Milk (homo is ideal for richness but any milk will work)
  • Butter
  • Salt and pepper

Method:

Mix together bottle of wine, garlic and rosemary in a large dish or leak-proof Ziploc bag. Marinate the short ribs overnight in the wine marinade.

Next day:

Remove the short ribs from the wine mixture and pat dry. Set aside wine marinade for later. Season with salt & pepper and sear ribs in a bit of vegetable oil in a medium sized pot, over medium heat, turning over until golden brown on all sides.

Increase heat to medium-high, add the wine marinade and simmer until liquid is reduced by 3/4. Be sure to continuously scrape any brown bits off the bottom. Add enough beef or chicken stock to cover ribs, and cook on low for 3 to 4 hours OR until the short ribs are VERY soft.

MEANWHILE

Peel and roughly chop 1 celery root, add to a medium sized pan and enough milk to cover, and bring to a simmer. Once soft enough to mash, season with salt and pepper to taste, and mash with a potato masher until smooth & silky. Add as much butter as you need for a nice, creamy consistency – about 1/3-1/2 a cup should do it.

In a pot of salted boiling water, blanch chopped carrots, parsnips & leeks for 3-4 minutes, until soft.

Place vegetables into a baking dish with the braised short rib and top with the wonderful silky celery root mash. Serve with some fresh, warm buttered bread and a nice peppery salad – arugula works well.

Courtesy Matt DeMille, head chef, Drake Devonshire Inn
www.drakedevonshire.ca

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Speedy spaghetti bolognese

Cityline | posted Tuesday, Nov 4th, 2014

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Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 carrots, finely chopped
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 500 g extra-lean ground beef
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1 cup low-sodium beef broth
  • 156-mL can tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 450 g linguine
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley

Method:

  1. HEAT olive oil in a large non-stick pan over medium-high. Add carrots and garlic. Cook until carrots begin to soften, 3 to 5 min. Crumble in ground beef. Cook, stirring often, until no pink remains, about 5 min. Add red wine, beef broth, tomato paste and salt. Boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer until thickened, about13 to 15 min.
  2. COOK linguine in a large pot of boiling water, following package directions but omitting salt, until tender, 7 to 8 min. Drain and return pasta to pot. Add bolognese sauce and stir to coat. Sprinkle with parmesan and parsley.

Courtesy Claire Tansey
www.chatelaine.com
@chatelaine
@tanseyclaire

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