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Corn Blini

Ingredients:   1 cup               Milk 2T                    Dry yeast 2T                    Sugar 3ea                   Egg yolks 4oz                  Soft butter ½ cup               Flour, AP ½ cup               Corn meal, fine grind 4ea                   Egg whites tt                      Salt tt                      White pepper   Procedure: Heat milk to 110 degrees Pour milk over yeast and sugar and let bloom for ten minutes Add soft […]

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Duck Confit

Ingredients: 2ea                               Duck legs 6ea                               Garlic cloves 5ea                               Whole Shallots 1 ea                              Bay leaf 2 ea                              Rosemary sprigs As needed                    Duck fat tt                                  Salt tt                                  Pepper   Procedure: Season duck legs well and allow to sit for 15 minutes Combine all ingredients in a small stainless steel saucepan Pour enough duck fat over the legs […]

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Duck “Prosciutto”

Ingredients: 1 ea                  Duck breast ½ cup               Kosher salt ¼ cup               Sugar 1T                    Thyme, dried   Procedure: Combine cure ingredients Place a sanitized side towel flat on a bench a place a ½ inch layer of cure in the center of the towel Place and individual duck breast on the cure and cover with another […]

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Cured Citrus Salmon

Ingredients: 1#                    Salmon fillet, boned removed, skin on ¾ cup               Kosher salt ½ cup               Sugar ¼ cup               Citrus zest (no white pith) lemons, limes and oranges ½ cup               Chopped dill or parsley 2T                    Cracked black pepper 2ea                   Bay Leaves     Procedure: Combine salt, sugar, bay leaves, zest, dill and peppercorns in the robot coupe […]

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Eggplant Caviar

Ingredients: 1Tablespoon                            Olive Oil 1each                                       Eggplant, medium 1each                                       Red Peppers, small dice 1each                                       Green Pepper, small dice 6each                                       Shallots, minced 3each                                       Tomatoes, seeded, chopped small 1pound                                                Mushrooms, chopped, small 3cloves                                                Garlic, minced 3/4cup                                     Mixed Herbs tt                                              Salt tt                                              Pepper Procedure: Roast the whole eggplant in a […]

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Roast Pepper Pesto

Ingredients: 3 small                                     Red Peppers, roasted, peeled and chopped (about 1 ¼ cups) 3/4 cup                                                Basil, picked, washed and dried, thinly sliced 1/4 cup                                                Pine nuts, toasted and chopped fine 1/2 cup                                                Roast Garlic 1 Tablespoon                           Olive Oil tt                                              Salt, optional Procedure: Place in the bowl of the processor and puree […]

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