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Healthy “Fried” Chicken Dinner

Doesn’t that look good Chef Fan’s? Here is the best news it is all cooked without any fat! This is a dish that I created for my Contemporary Cuisine class.  The idea was to make a healthy dish that made you eat with all five of your senses. Everyone had to come up with a […]

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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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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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Carrot and Radish Pickle

Ingredients: 1 cup                                            Carrot, fine julienne 1 cup                                            Daikon radish, fine julienne 1 Tablespoon                                        Salt 2 Tablespoon                                       Sugar ¼ cup                                            White Vinegar Procedure: 1.     Mix carrot and radish in a colander with salt and let stand for 15 minutes 2.     Rinse and squeeze out excess moisture 3.     In a bowl […]

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Ratatouille

Ingredients: 1 ea                              Eggplant, large 2ea                               Zucchini 3T                                Olive oil 2ea                               Onions, medium, sliced thin 2ea                               Red Peppers, 1 inch dice/chop 3ea                               Tomatoes, ripe (peeling optional), 1 inch rough chop* 2 cloves                       Garlic mince 15 cloves                     Garlic, roasted, optional ¼ cup or tt                   Basil leaves 2 sprigs                                    Thyme 2T                                Parsley, chopped Tt                                 Salt Tt                                 […]

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