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Crocktober: Slow Cooker Range Chili

BT Calgary | posted Friday, Oct 16th, 2015

This chili contains beef, pork and bison, making it a great chili to serve to meat lovers.

Ingredients

  • ​3 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp caraway seed
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 lb (0.5 kg) boneless beef chuck steak, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 lb (0.5 kg) boneless pork shoulder roast, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/2 lb (0.25 kg) bison sirloin steak, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup chopped bacon
  • 2 cans (28 oz/796 mL each) whole tomatoes
  • 2 cups chopped onions
  • 1 can (5 1/2 oz/156 mL) tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrot
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 10 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp thyme, crumbled
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 2 cans (19 oz/540 mL each) red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 tbsp packed golden brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground pepper

Method

  1. Combine chili powder, paprika, oil, caraway seed, dry mustard, garlic powder, allspice and cayenne pepper in a large non-reactive bowl.
  2. Add beef, pork, bison and bacon; toss to coat meat with seasoning mixture. Add tomatoes, onions, tomato paste, carrot, yellow pepper, celery, garlic, thyme and bay leaves; stir to combine. May be prepared to this point, covered and refrigerated for up to 12 hours.
  3. Transfer mixture to a 6 – 6 1/2 quart slow cooker.
  4. Cover and cook on high heat setting for 1 hour.
  5. Reduce to low heat setting and continue cooking, covered, for 7 hours or until meat is tender.
  6. Uncover slow cooker. Add beans, brown sugar, salt and pepper; stir gently to combine.
  7. Cover and continue cooking on low heat setting until beans are heated through, about 15 minutes. Remove and discard bay leaves. Serves 10.
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Chicken and Avocado Butter Lettuce Wraps

BT Calgary | posted Wednesday, Jan 21st, 2015

Melon_salad_chickenChicken and Avocado Butter Lettuce Wraps

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 avocadoes cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 head of butter lettuce (AKA Boston or Bibb lettuce)
  • 2 fresh tomatoes, diced
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • ½ lemon or lime
  • parmesan, coarsely grated
  • ½ breast of fresh chicken
  • Your Favourite Nonna Pia’s Balsamic Reduction

METHOD

1. Place washed and dried lettuce leaves on a platter 2. Dice chicken into bite sizes pieces and panfry with seasonings of your choice
3. Mix avocado, cooked chicken, tomato and shallots in small mixing bowl…season with salt and pepper and a squeeze of citrus
4. Scoop mixture into lettuce leaves
5. Sprinkle with parmesan
6. Drizzle with Nonna Pias Chili Lime Reduction and serve

Courtesy Chef Norm Strim, Nonna Pia’s Balsamic Reductions

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Lobster and Crab Rolls

BT Calgary | posted Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015

Lobsterrolls

Courtesy The Bison

Ingredients

  • 1 Lobster
  • 1 Crab
  • 1/2 C Aioli
  • 2 Lemons, zested and juiced
  • 1/2 C Chives, tarragon, parsley
  • To taste Salt, pepper, cayenne
  • 8 Brioche rolls
  • 1/4 C Butter
  • Butter leaf lettuce

Method

  1. Combine lobster and crab meat with aioli, lemon, herbs and seasoning. Taste, and adjust seasoning if necessary.
  2. Slice ends off brioche rolls, and fry the roll in butter until golden brown.
  3. Place lettuce in roll, and fill with lobster and crab mixture. Enjoy!
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New Year’s Cocktails

BT Calgary | posted Tuesday, Dec 30th, 2014

Courtesy of Ki Modern Japanese and Bar

Courtesy of Ki Modern Japanese and Bar


Brandy Alexander

  • 1oz Brandy
  • 1oz Crème de Cacao
  • 1oz Fresh Crème
  • Shake in a jigger with ice.
  • Strain into a martini glass and dust with grated nutmeg.

Ume Old Fashioned

  • 1.75oz Ume Plum
  • 0.25oz Jim Beam
  • Garnished with Orange Peel

Niji (Rainbow)

  • 1oz Absolut Raspberry
  • 1oz Ume
  • 1oz Raspberry Syrup
  • 0.5oz Lemon Juice
  • Topped with Prosecco and 1 dash of Blue Curacao

WATCH the segment!

Courtesy Ki Modern Japanese and Bar’s Adam Snelling

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Chef Darren MacLean’s Miso-infused stuffing

BT Calgary | posted Tuesday, Dec 23rd, 2014

Chef Darren MacLean’s Miso-infused stuffing

 

This recipe can be made the day before or first thing in the morning. It’s a great way to make sure there is enough for the whole family and then some.

 

Ingredients:

  •  2 cups white or yellow onions finely diced
  • 2 cups celery finely diced
  • 1/2 cup of shallots finely diced
  • 6 sprigs of thyme leaves picked and chopped
  • 2 2-inch stems of rosemary picked and chopped
  • 1 bunch of flat leaf parsely finely chopped
  • 10 leaves of sage finely diced
  • 1 large sprig of savory picked and chopped
  • 1 litre of chicken stock reduced by half
  • 2 T of white miso paste
  • 1/2 pound of butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 chopped baguettes
  • or 2 loaves of sliced bread

 

Method:

1. Chop bread into bite size pieces and leave out overnight to dry.

2. Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat.

3. Once melted, add celery, onions and shallots. Season with salt and pepper.

4. Cook until semi-translucent but not colored. (About 7-10 minutes.)

5. When cooked, add miso and 1/2 the herbs. Continue to simmer for 2 minutes.

6. Add chicken stock and bring to a simmer.

7. In a large bowl, pour mixture over the bread crumbs and mix thoroughly with 1/4 of the fresh herbs. (Reserve the last 1/4 of the fresh herbs for finishing.)

8. Place in a foil pan or cake pan and cover.

9. Bake for 20-30 minutes @ 350 degrees.

10. Uncover and broil on high for 1 minute to give stuffing a bit of crunch on the top.

11. Top the stuffing with the last 1/4 of the herbs and enjoy.

 

Note: Do not over-salt, as the miso contains a great deal of salt on its own. Should you need more seasoning, feel free to season with more salt…but only after adding the miso and tasting the mixture.

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ROASTED NUTS, CANDIED PECANS, ORANGE AND PINK PEPPERCORN

BT Calgary | posted Thursday, Dec 11th, 2014

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Courtesy, Chef Steve Lepine from SAIT Culinary Campus

Ingredients

  • 1 Fresh Orange, Zest
  • 1 TBSP Icing Sugar

Method

1. Peel orange zest with vegetable peeler, cut orange zest into very thin slices.
2. Place zest into bowl with icing sugar, lay orange zest onto baking sheet.
3. Place into 200F oven for 20-30 minutes until dry and brittle.
4. Remove from oven and allow to cool at room temperature.

Ingredients

  • 1/8 cup Butter
  • ¼ cup Icing Sugar
  • 1 cup Pecans

Method

1. Place butter, sugar and pecans into frying pan and turn heat on high.
2. Continue to stir the nuts until sugar caramelizes and turns golden brown.
3. Sprinkle orange zest onto hot nuts.
4. Remove from heat and place pecans onto baking sheet with parchment paper.
5. Allow to cool.

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup Pink Peppercorn Dust

1. Place peppercorns into sieve and press until all pink outer peel comes off the peppercorns, keep separate.
2. Keep pink shell of peppercorns for nuts, reserve whole peppercorns for future recipes.

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup Walnuts
  • ¼ cup Pistachio
  • ¼ cup Almonds

Method

1. Place nuts onto baking sheet and roast in oven at 350 F for 5-10 minutes until lightly browned.
2. Remove from oven and sprinkle with pinch of salt and peppercorn dust.
3. Mix all nuts together and enjoy.
4. Store leftover nuts in air tight container.

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Double Chocolate Thumbprint Dough

BT Calgary | posted Tuesday, Nov 25th, 2014

 

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Double Chocolate Thumbprint Dough

 Ingredients:

  • Butter – 1 cup
  • Sugar – 1/3 cup
  • Flour – 1 ½ cups
  • Cocoa – ¼ cup
  • Vanilla Extract – 1 teaspoon

Method:

  1. Heat the oven to 300F.
  2. Place butter and sugar in a mixer and beat until light and fluffy and warm.
  3. Add the vanilla extra and mix until combined.
  4. While the butter and sugar are creaming, measure the flour and cocoa and whisk to combine.
  5. Slowly add the dry ingredients and combine until a smooth dough is formed.
  6. Scoop small tablespoon portions of dough and roll into a ball.
  7. Place cookie balls on a cookie sheet a few centimeters apart.
  8. With a round teaspoon, press down into the cookie to form a “thumbprint”.
  9. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until the bottoms are lightly golden brown.
  10. When cool, fill with milk chocolate ganache.

 

Milk chocolate Ganache

Ingredients:

  • Milk Chocolate – ¾ cup + 1 tablespoon
  • Whipping Cream – ¼ cup
  • Corn Syrup (optional) – 2 tsp

 Method:

  1. Place milk chocolate chunks in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Bring the whipping cream just to a boil.
  3. Pour the hot cream over the milk chocolate chunks. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  4. Stir with a spatula until well mixed and no lumps are visible.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until set.
  5. To use: warm up slowly and gently to a pipeable consistency.

Courtesy Crave Cupcakes

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Vanilla Thumbprint Dough

BT Calgary | posted Tuesday, Nov 25th, 2014

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Vanilla Thumbprint Dough

Ingredients:

  • Butter – 1 cup
  • Sugar – 3 Tablespoons
  • Flour – 2 cups
  • Vanilla Extract – 1 teaspoon

Method:

  1.   Heat the oven to 300F.
  2.   Place butter and sugar in a mixer and beat until light and fluffy and warm.
  3.   Add the vanilla extra and mix until combined.
  4.   Slowly add the 2 cups of flour and combine until a smooth dough is formed.
  5.   Scoop small tablespoon portions of dough and roll into a ball.
  6.   Place cookie balls on a cookie sheet a few centimeters apart.
  7.   With a round teaspoon, press down into the cookie to form a “thumbprint”.
  8.   Bake for 20-22 minutes or until the bottoms are lightly golden brown.
  9.   When cool, fill with milk chocolate ganache.

Milk chocolate Ganache

Ingredients:

  • Milk Chocolate – ¾ cup + 1 tablespoon
  • Whipping Cream – ¼ cup
  • Corn Syrup (optional) – 2 tsp

 Method:

  1. Place milk chocolate chunks in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Bring the whipping cream just to a boil.
  3. Pour the hot cream over the milk chocolate chunks. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  4. Stir with a spatula until well mixed and no lumps are visible.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until set.
  5. To use: warm up slowly and gently to a pipeable consistency.

Courtesy Crave Cupcakes

 

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