Pork tenderloin with pear sauce

Ingredients

2 tsp dijon mustard
1 shallot, chopped
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp pepper
1 lb pork tenderloin
2 tbsp butter
1 pear, cored, unpeeled, thinly sliced
3/4 cup marsala wine
2 tsp cornstarch
1/4 tsp nutmeg

How to prepare

In a food processor, combine mustard, shallot, nutmeg, thyme, salt, cinnamon and pepper; process until creamy. Rub over pork. Place tenderloin in roasting pan and roast in a 375 degree oven for 25 to 35 minutes.
To make sauce, melt butter in saucepan. Add pear slices and saut

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Zucchini Sticks

Ingredients

1 zucchini
1 egg
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup flavored bread crumbs

How to prepare

Cut zucchini into sticks (we leave the skin on). Beat egg in a bowl. In a second bowl, mix Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs. Dip zucchini sticks into egg then into bread crumb mixture. Place on cookie sheet with skin side down. Depending on how much your making you may need more or less of the bread crumb and cheese mix, just keep the 50/50 ratio. Bake at 350 until they turn light brown or reach desired tenderness when poked with a fork usually about 10-20 min..

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White chocolate cappuccino mousse

Ingredients

3/4 cup heavy (whipping) cream, scalded
6 oz (1 cup) white chocolate chips
1 large egg, room temperature
2 tsp instant espresso coffee powder, dissolved in 1 tbsp boiling water

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp orange extract
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/3 cup heavy (whipping) cream
optional garnish: whipped cream, cinnamon and chocolate coffee beans

How to prepare

1. In a blender or food processor, add half the scalded cream, white chocolate, egg, espresso, cinnamon, orange extract, and vanilla extract.
2. With machine running, slowly pour in remaining scalded cream. Blend at high speed for 2 minutes, or until chocolate is melted and smooth.
3. Chill for about 15 minutes.
4. Beat the 1/3 cup heavy cream into stiff peaks. Fold into cooled white chocolate mixture and spoon into glass coffee mugs or dessert glasses. Chill for several hours.
5. Before serving, garnish tops with whipped cream, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and chocolate coffee beans, if desired.
Makes 4 servings.
Prepared 1/19/95 by edwina gadsby, one of five finalists in our great american dessert contest. From: mike n maty

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Grilling sauce for vegetables

Ingredients

1/4 cup olive oil
2/3 cup dry sherry
1-1/2 cups fine-chop celery
3 cups fine-chop onion
1/2 cup fine-chop red bell pepper
6 cloves minced garlic
2-1/2 tsp cayenne or chile powder
1 tbsp gulden’s mustard
1 tbsp honey
6-oz. Can tomato paste
1/3 cup ketchup
1/2 lemon, sliced, remove seeds
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
salt, pepper to taste

How to prepare

Put oil and sherry in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic, onion, bell pepper and celery; saut

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Carrot and red pepper soup

Ingredients

The carrot soup 8888
4 tbsp unsalted butter
6 cups water
6 large carrots 1/2″ dice
1/2 half yellow onion 1/4″ dice
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper

1 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
the red pepper soup 8888
2 tbsp unsalted butter
3 medium red bell pepper, diced
2/3 cup water
1/4 tsp salt
red wine vinegar to taste

1/8 tsp freshly ground pepper
garnishes 8888
chopped fresh chervil leaves
creme fraiche (thinned with warm water)

How to prepare

Prepare the carrot soup: melt the butter in a 6-quart stainless steel soup pot. Add 1 cup of the water, the carrots and onion. Bring to a low simmer; cover and stew for 30 minutes. Remove the cover from the pot. The vegetables should be very tender and the water almost entirely evaporated. If not, continue cooking them until they are. Add the remaining 5 cups of water and bring to a boil. In a blender or food processor, puree the soup in batches for 3 minutes each. Season with salt, pepper and lemon juice. The soup should have a velvety consistency and be slightly thicker than heavy cream. Set aside.
Prepare red pepper soup: in a 3-quart saucepan, melt the butter. Add the peppers and water, bring to a simmer, and cook, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until the peppers are very tender. Most of the water will have evaporated during this time. In a blender or food processor, puree the peppers with 1/2 cup of the water and pass the puree through a medium-fine sieve to catch any bits of skin. Return the soup to the pan and add salt. If the pepper soup lacks depth, correct it with a few drops of red wine vinegar. If necessary, thin the red pepper soup with a little of the remaining water so its consistency is similar to that of the carrot soup. Presentation: pour two-thirds cup of the carrot soup into each of 8 warmed bowls. Stir 2 tbsp of the red pepper soup into the center. Garnish with chervil and creme fraiche if desired. Draw the cream over the surface with the tines of a fork. Yield: makes 8 servings.

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Gourmet’s guacamole

Ingredients

4 ripe avocados (preferably california)
1 lg garlic clove, mashed to a paste
8 oz container sour cream
4 oz can mild green chilies, drained and chopped fine
1 whole pickled jalapeno, seeded and minced
2 vine ripened tomatoes, seeded and chopped fine
1 sm onion, chopped fine
Accompaniment: tortilla chips

How to prepare

Halve and pit avocados and scoop flesh into a lg bowl mash avocado with a fork And stir in remaining ingredients and salt and pepper to taste, combining well chill Guacamole, surface covered with plastic wrap, at least one hour before and up to one Day stir guacamole well and serve with tortilla chips makes about 9 cups from Gourmet may 1995

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Raspberry curd

Ingredients

3 half-pint baskets raspberries
about 1/2 cup. Sugar
4 tbsp unsalted butter
1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice, or to taste
2 eggs
2 egg yolks

How to prepare

Puree the raspberries and put them through a fine strainer to remove the seeds. Measure 1 1/2 cup. Puree, heat it in a non-corroding saucepan, and stir in the sugar and butter. Taste and add the lemon juice to taste. Whisk the eggs and egg yolks just enough to mix them, then stir in some of the hot puree to warm them. Return to the pan and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture is thick-it should reach a temperature of 170 degrees. Chill. (makes cup. 2 cup., Enough to fill one 9″ tart shell) this can be used as a cake filling, or to fill a tart or tartlets. Garnish with a little creme chantilly.

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