Tag Archives: 30 minutes

Meatloaf with mushroom gravy

Serves 6-8

  1. 1/4oz dried porcini mushrooms
  2. 10oz white mushrooms, 5oz processed and 5oz sliced
  3. 1 onion
  4. 4 cloves garlic
  5. 16 square saltines, processed to crumbs
  6. 1lb ground pork
  7. 2 eggs
  8. 4tsp worcestershire sauce
  9. 1lb 85% hamburger
  10. 3/4tsp fresh thyme
  11. 4tb flour
  12. 2-1/2 cups broth
  • Microwave porcini in 1 cup water covered for 1 minute. Let rest for 5 minutes and mince mushrooms, reserving liquid. Set aside.
  • Cook onion for 6-8 minutes. Add processed mushrooms for 5 minutes. Add garlic for 1 minute. Add to saltine crumbs and cool for 15 minutes. Clean skillet in the meantime.
  • Add 6-7, 1tb worcestershire and 4tb porcini liquid to mixture. Add hamburger and shape into a 10in x 6in loaf in skillet. Bake at 375 degrees for 45-55 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees. Remove meatloaf and tent with foil.
  • Remove all but 2tb fat from skillet and add porcini and sliced white mushrooms for 6-8 minutes. Add thyme for 1 minute. Add flour for 2 minutes. Whisk in broth, 1/2 cup porcini liquid and remaining 1tsp worcestershire sauce and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Serve.

Bacon-wrapped chicken breasts

Serves 4

  1. 4 6-8oz boneless chicken breasts
  2. 1tsp rosemary
  3. 8 slices thin-cut bacon
  4. 4tb brown sugar
  • Season chicken with rosemary and s&p. Wrap with bacon and sear in a 12in skillet for 3 minutes.
  • Do not flip. Divide sugar over bacon and transfer to a 350 degree oven 6in away from broiler for 15-20 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 155 degrees.
  • Turn broiler on for 4-5 minutes. Remove and let rest for 5 minutes. Serve.

Peruvian ceviche

Serves 12

  1. 3lb whitefish, cut into 1/4in pieces
  2. 2tsp salt
  3. 1 cup fresh lime juice
  4. 1 yellow bell pepper
  5. 1 small red onion
  6. 2 serranos
  7. 2 garlic cloves
  8. 1 cup cilantro
  9. Chips
  • Separately, toss 1-2 and 3-7 and chill for 10-20 minutes. Toss together with cilantro, rest for 5 minutes and serve immediately with chips.

Basil salad vinaigrette

Makes 1-1/2 cups and dresses 2 quarts salad greens

  1. 3/4 cup olive oil
  2. 2 cups chopped basil
  3. 4tb red wine vinegar
  4. 4tb water
  5. 1 shallot
  6. 1 clove garlic
  7. 2tsp mustard
  • Heat 4tb oil with 1 cup basil on medium heat until bright green, about 3 minutes. Set aside for 5 minutes.
  • Process 3-7. Add and process remaining oil and basil-oil mixture. Add and process remaining basil.

 

Fish cakes with basil aioli

Serves 4

  1. 1/2 cup mayo
  2. 4tb fresh basil
  3. 2tb lemon juice
  4. 1 clove garlic
  5. 3/4tsp salt
  6. 3/8tsp pepper
  7. 1lb cod, cut into 1in pieces
  8. 1 egg
  9. 1-1/2 cup panko
  • Process 1-4, 1/4tsp salt and 1/8tsp pepper. Set aside all but 3tb aioli.
  • Add cod in two batches and pulse 2-3 times. Fold in egg, half of panko and remaining sat and pepper. Form 4 1in patties and dredge in remaining panko.
  • Cook on medium heat for 5 minutes per side. Serve with aioli.

Shrimp burgers

Serves 4

  1. 1 cup panko
  2. 3 scallions
  3. 2tb mayo
  4. 1/4tsp pepper
  5. 1/8tsp salt
  6. 1/8tsp cayenne
  7. 1-1/2lb shrimp
  • Add panko to processor, pulse 15 times and set aside. Add 2-6 and 1/2lb shrimp and pulse 8-10 times. Add remaining shrimp and pulse 4-5 times.
  • Shape into 4 3/4in patties and dredge in panko. Cook on medium heat for 5 minutes per side.