Tarragon Dijon Chicken

January 17, 2019

Williams Sonoma? Svgs 4-6

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 TB oil
  • 2 LB ~6 skinless chicken thighs
  • 3 TB chopped shallots
  • 3/4 C dry white wine
  • 2/3 C chicken broth
  • 6 TB (3oz) Cream
  • 3 TB Dijon mustard
  • 2 TB chopped tarragon

DIRECTIONS

  1. 2 TB oil, sauté chicken thighs ~ 5 min/side, transfer to plate, pour off fat.
  2. Med-hi, 1 TB oil, 3 TB shallots soften ~ 2min.
  3. Stir in 3/4C wine, simmer, reduce by half ~ 3min.
  4. Add 2/3C broth, 6TB cream & 3 TB Dijon, reduce heat, simmer 4 min,
  5. Add Tarragon
  6. Return chicken to pan, cook until chicken warmed
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5 Minute Hummus

January 16, 2019

The Week 2018.  Makes 4 Cups

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 garlic clove
  • juice 1 lemon
  • 1 (16oz) jar Tahini )or buy bulk at rainbow
  • 1 TBs salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 -1½ C ice water
  • 2 (15 oz) cans drained, rinsed chickpeas

DIRECTIONS – use food processor

  • Garlic & lemon juice andTahini into bowl, salt & cumin.
  • Process until peanut buttery ~ 1 minute
  • Motor running, stream in ice water. Process until light & creamy and color of light sand
  • Add chickpeas and process 3 minutes, scrape side of bowl until hummus is smooth.

Roast vegetables 425º oven. (Goes well with buttermilk roasted chicken)

Use several trays to roast vegetables until browned.

  • Cauliflower & Romanesco – slice vertically down. drizzle oil
  • Brussel sprouts cut in half, toss with oil.
  • Red carrots, slice lengthwise, toss with oil.

Vinaigrette: shallots, red wine vinegar & oil. Mix with drained can cannelini beans & Za’atar.

Layer: bottom up:

Cauliflower, Romanesco, carrots, brussels sprouts. Sprinkle with beans.

Top with Feta, herbs (parsley, mint, arugula etc), Maldon salt

 

2017   4 svgs, 400° oven

  • 2 LBs butternut squash, peeled, seeded & cut into 3/4″ chunks ~ 3 Cups
  • 5 TB olive oil
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves chopped
  • s & p
  • ¼ C pistachios (toast 5 min, 400°)
  • 1 ½ C quinoa
  • 4 C broth (vegetable or water for Quinoa)
  • ¼ C cranberries
  • 1 TB white wine vinegar
  • 3 oz baby spinach

A. Roast cubed squash tossed with 3 TB oil,  thyme, 2 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper. Baking sheet in oven 30 mins.

B. Cook quinoa in water/broth. simmer covered ~ 9 mins, drain. Add 2 Tb oil, pistachios, cranberries, vinegar.

C. In Large bowl: toss spinach with hot squash from oven. Add B. (quinoa).

Roasted Potato Fennel Soup

January 7, 2018

Ina Garten 2017       4-6 svgs

  • 2 LBs potatoes (red or yukon) unpeeled & quartered
  • olive oil (2 TB roasting & 2 TB sauté  onions)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 C (2 yellow onions chopped)
  • 2 C  (~ 2 LBs fennel chopped) remove & save tops, slice in half, remove tough core, slice & chop.
  • 6 C chicken broth (1.5 Quarts)
  • 1/2 C heavy cream

A,  Roast quartered potatoes, toss with 2 Tb oil,  s&p, garlic. spread on baking sheet. Bake  in 400° Oven 30 mins.

B. In stock pot: Sauté chopped onions, & fennel in 2 TBs olive oil. med heat  until translucent, 10 mins.

C. Add roasted potatoes (include scrapings from baking sheet) & chicken broth to B  stock pot (onions & fennel). Cover, bring to boil, then simmer 1 hour.

D. Add 1/2 C cream & let soup cool. Pass through food mill (removes skins) or chop coarsely in food processor or hand held blender.

Top each soup bowl with a few fennel fronds, drizzle with cream.

Ina Garten 2017

A. Roasted Squash 400° oven, 25 min.

  • 1.5 LB butternut squash, peeled, diced 1″ cubes
  • 3 TB olive oil
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • Toss all ingredients together, roast on baking sheet, 25 min. Cool.

B. Hummus – mix in food processor bowl

  • 1 can drained chickpeas, retain ¼ C liquid
  • ½ C plain whole milk Greek yogurt
  • ¼ C Tahini
  • 1 Tb salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/3 C lemon juice ( 2 lemons)
  • 4 cloves garlic pressed
  • 1 tsp Sriracha

Using food processor: mix A & B. Pulse to make coarse, add more liquid if necessary.

TOP with pomegranate seeds or drizzle maple syrup. Serve with Belgian endive to dip.

TOAST pita (brush with olive oil, salt).

 

The week 2017 serves 4

Mix all ingredients & toss together.

  • 2 C cooked brown rice
  • 2 scallions trimmed & chopped
  • ¼ C chopped fresh basil
  • 3 TB olive oil
  • 2 TB white balsamic  or sherry vinegar
  • salt & pepper
  • 32 fresh cherries (9 oz) quartered & pitted
  • 15 oz drained & rinsed chickpeas (1¾C if home cooked)
  • Toss together, divide into 4 serving bowls.

Lastly, sprinkle on 2 oz goat cheese crumbled (½ C) –