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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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Brown Rice Mushroom Risotto with Golden Beets & Edamame

BT Calgary | posted Wednesday, Nov 12th, 2014

food of some kindBrown Rice Mushroom Risotto with Golden Beets & Edamame

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups of brown rice or semi-brown rice (Genji-Mai)
  • 2 cups of mixed mushrooms. Any of the following will do: Crimini, Shiitake, Shimeji, Oyster, King Oyster, Portobello
  • 2 cups of cooked, diced golden beets
  • 2 cups of shelled edamame (fresh soybeans)
  • 2 shallots, diced (if shallot not available, 1/2 onion will do)
  • 1cup of toasted or roasted white sesame seed
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2-3 cups of coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup of dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh sage, minced
  • 1 cup of grated Asiago (for non-vegan version)
  • Salt & pepper

Method:

  1. Rinse and cook rice in rice cooker or medium to large size pot. If using stove top method, you will need 2 1/2 cup of water per cup of rice. Bring rice to a boil, lower heat to low, cover with a lid and let simmer for 45 minutes. Turn off heat and let sit for another 10 minutes. Fluff with a rice paddle or fork. You will need approximately 4-5 cups of cooked rice for the recipe. Save the rest for other use.
  2. Dice beets and boil in lightly salted water until just tender but not too soft. Rinse immediately in cold water, drain and toss with olive oil in a bowl. Transfer to a parchment paper-lined baking tin and roast in oven at 400c for about 15 minutes.
  3. In a medium to large size pot, heat up olive oil and stir-fry shallot, garlic & mushrooms until mushrooms are golden brown.
  4. Add a pinch of salt, white wine, stir and let cook for another minute.
  5. Add all remaining ingredients and stir to mix thoroughly.
  6. Bring everything to a simmer and add more coconut milk if needed to make it creamier.
  7. Season to taste with salt & pepper.

For non-vegan version, omit salting at the end and stir in Asiago cheese.
Adjust seasoning to taste.

Garnish with shredded Asiago (for non-vegan), a sprig of fresh sage or micro greens of your choice.

 

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Beef Chili (TP)

BT Calgary | posted Tuesday, Oct 7th, 2014

Prep 15 min

Total 35 min

Serves 6.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
  • 227-g pkg PC® Cremini Sliced Mushrooms
  • 500 g PC® Free From™ Lean Ground Beef
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne (optional)
  • 511-mL jar PC® black label San Marzano Whole Tomatoes
  • 2 orange peppers, finely chopped
  • 540 mL can PC® Blue Menu™ Six Bean Medley, drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup grated PC® Aged 2 Years Canadian White Cheddar Cheese (optional)
  • ¼ cup chopped chives (optional)

Method

 

  1. HEAT a large pot over medium. Add oil, then garlic, onion and PC® Cremini Sliced Mushrooms.
  2. Cook until onion and mushrooms start to soften, about 3 min. Crumble in PC® Free From™ Lean Ground Beef.
  3. Stir in chili powder, tomato paste, dried oregano, salt and cayenne.
  4. Using a fork, stir frequently to break up meat. Cook 3 to 5 min.
  5. ADD PC® black label San Marzano Whole Tomatoes and break them up into small pieces with a wooden spoon.
  6. Stir in peppers. Reduce heat to medium-low.
  7. Simmer, covered, until peppers are tender, 10 min.
  8. Stir in PC® Blue Menu™ Six Bean Medley until warmed through, 2 more min.
  9. Spoon chili into bowls. TOP with sour cream, PC® Aged 2 Years Canadian White Cheddar Cheese and chives.

Courtesy President’s Choice

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