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“The Mission” Burger

BT Calgary | posted Tuesday, Jan 19th, 2016

The Mission

The Mission Burger

Courtesy The Mission

Togarashi aioli

Ingredients

  • 5 yolks
  • 25 grams togarashi spice
  • 45 ml Soy sauce
  • 45 ml Lime juice
  • 30 ml Mirin
  • 1.25 litres Canola oil
  • 210 grams white miso paste

Method

  1. In a food processor combine yolks, togarashi spice, soy sauce, lime juice and mirin.
  2. With the motor running slowly emulsify the canola oil into the mixture.
  3. Once all the oil in emulsified transfers mixture to a stainless steel bowl and whisk in white miso paste.
  4. May need to adjust consistency with a little bit of cold water.

Mushroom ragout

Ingredients

  • 100 grams Sliced mixed mushrooms (Button, cremini, shiitake, shemiji, king oyster, hedgehog)
  • 2 grams Finely diced shallots
  • 2 grams Minced garlic
  • 30 ml red wine jus
  • 30 grams taleggio cheese
  • Pinch of herbs – Parsley and chives
  • Sherry vinegar to taste

Method

  1. Sautee mushrooms on high heat till well caramelized.
  2. Turn heat down to medium and add shallots and garlic.
  3. Once shallots and garlic have sweated off, deglaze pan with jus.
  4. Add in taleggio cheese and remove from heat.
  5. Let cheese slightly melt, add herbs and sherry vinegar.
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Dr. Pepper Crockpot Ribs, with Herbed Coffee Rub & Cherry Chipotle Glaze

BT Calgary | posted Monday, Sep 28th, 2015

Courtesy Chef Craig Westhaver, CookbookCooks.com

Courtesy Chef Craig Westhaver, CookbookCooks.com

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2L Dr. Pepper (more depending on the size of the crock-pot, and amount of ribs used. You want enough liquid to cover the meat)
  • 1 slab of baby back ribs and 1 slab of side ribs 2Tbsp of juniper berries 1Tbsp of Herbed Coffee Rub (available at Cookbook co. Cooks)
  • Optional- 2 handfuls of fresh cherries
  • 1 jar of Cherry Chipotle Grilling sauce (available at Cookbook co. Cooks)

PROCEDURE:

  1. Place ribs (keep them whole), Dr. Pepper, juniper berries, coffee rub, and cherries if using into the crockpot.
  2. Set to Low or if you have a crock-pot with a temperature setting 200-225. Let it go for 6 hours or more.
  3. When the time is done, some ribs will fall off the bone (mmmmmm), use a slotted spoon to fish out the chards of meat.
  4. Place all the ribs and meat chards on a baking sheet to cool, when they are cooling apply a coating of the Herbed Coffee rub to them, rub gently and let sit for about 30-40 min.
  5. Have the oven pre-heated to 250. When the oven is ready, slather the ribs with the Cherry Chipotle sauce and put in oven for 15 min. Check after time and re-apply a bit more glaze bake another 10 min.
  6. Remove from oven, let sit for 5 min. and serve with plenty of napkins and your favorite libation.

Serves 6

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Gourmet Kid-Friendly Tuna Tomato Melts

BT Calgary | posted Tuesday, Sep 15th, 2015

A quick, easy & healthy protein-rich recipe good for lunch or supper!

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Courtesy Sarah Remmer, RD

Ingredients:

  • 1 can pole and line chunk light tuna
  • 2 slices whole grain bread (I use sprouted grain)
  • 4 slices fresh tomato (approx. 1 tomato)
  • 1.5 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1/4 tsp dill, dried
  • 1.5 oz. cheddar cheese, grated or thinly sliced
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven or toaster oven to a low broil
  2. Open can of tuna, drain water and spoon into a medium size bowl.  Add mayo, dill and pepper.  Using a fork, combine well.
  3. Top both pieces of bread with equal amounts of tuna mixture, top with tomato slices (2 on each) and cheese (evenly distributed between both).
  4. Place open-faced tuna sandwiches on a baking sheet and into the preheated oven for approximately 2 minutes until cheese is melted and slightly golden brown on top (watch carefully so that it doesn’t burn!).
  5. Allow two to three minutes to cool.  Serve with raw veggies and dip or sliced fresh fruit.

Enjoy!

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Whole Grilled Cornish Hen with Roasted Baby Potatoes

BT Calgary | posted Friday, Aug 14th, 2015

Courtesy Chef Daniel Pizarro of Avec Bistro

Cornish Hen

PREP:

  1. With a pair of kitchen shears, make cuts starting from the back cavity of the hen towards the front on both sides of the back bone to fully remove back bone. Once removed you can start to open the bird.
  2. Make small cuts very gently with a sharp boning or paring knife between the rib cage and the breast meat leading towards the center of the bird. Repeat on both sides until the rib cage and breast bone pull away from the meat.
  3. After you will start removing what’s left of the back bone attached to the thighs using a similar method of cutting between the bone and the meat of the thigh on both sides.
  4. From here we make incisions on both sides of the thigh bone to remove the bone.
  5. Once incisions are made then you will have to just pop the thigh bone out by twisting until it pops out of the socket. Now we are ready to prepare the bird to grill.

Marinade

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 Cloves Crushed Garlic
  • 1 Lemon Zested
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil

PREP:

  1. Mix all ingredients together and rub all over the inside of the bird. Minimum 2 hours and for best results marinate over night.
  2. After marinating 9 pat dry) place skin down on the grill for the marks (about 5 min on high heat) then turn and grill another 8-10 min on medium heat until bird is fully cooked.

Potatoes

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2lbs Baby or Nugget Potatoes
  • 3 Stems of fresh Rosemary
  • 1 Lemon for the Peel and for Seasoning
  • ½ Tbsp Salt
  • 2 Tsp Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Honey

Tinfoil

PREP:

  1. Make a pouch out of the tinfoil large enough to hold the ingredients listed.
  2. Start off by lining the bottom with the rosemary.
  3. Lay the washed potatoes on top of the rosemary and add the rest of the ingredients on top of the potatoes.
  4. Close the pouch and place on the grill for about 30-45min at medium heat.
  5. Potatoes should be fork tender and finish by squeezing half the peeled lemon.

Grilled Watermelon Salad

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Watermelon
  • ½ Cup Feta Cheese (Crumbled)
  • 1 Cup Loose Arugula
  • 1 Lemon
  • ½ Tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper To Taste

PREP:

  1. Brush the watermelon with olive oil and grill on an angle high heat for 30-40 seconds just for grill marks.  Remove and place on plate.
  2. Dress Arugula with the leftover olive oil, lemon and salt.
  3. Place arugula over the grilled watermelon and top with crumbled feta.
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Chicken Souvlaki Pitas

BT Calgary | posted Thursday, Jun 18th, 2015

ChickenSalad

This quick and easy recipe provides all the enjoyment of souvlaki without all the work of assembling skewers. Serve with a crisp dark-green leafy salad on the side.

 

 

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 lb (450 g) boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch (2 1/2 cm) pieces
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) Milk
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 8 3 1/2-in (9 cm) whole wheat pitas or
  • 4 6-in (15 cm) whole wheat pitas
  • 1 cup (250 mL) diced English cucumber, (about 1/4)
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) plain yogurt
  • 2 chopped tomatoes


Directions

  1. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add garlic, onion, oregano and 1 mL (1/4 tsp) pepper and sauté for about 3 minutes or until softened and starting to brown. Add chicken and sauté for about 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
  2. Whisk flour into milk and whisk into skillet; stir in lemon zest. Cook, stirring often, for about 5 minutes or until sauce is thickened and chicken is no longer pink inside. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Meanwhile, toast or heat pitas. In a bowl, combine cucumber and yogurt. Spoon chicken and sauce on top of pitas in open-face style, dollop with cucumber yogurt and sprinkle with tomatoes.

Courtesy Sarah Remmer, Nutritionist dairygoodness.ca

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MAPLE MUSTARD SHRIMP WITH SUCCOTASH QUINOA SALAD

BT Calgary | posted Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

MAPLE MUSTARD SHRIMP WITH SUCCOTASH QUINOA SALAD
Serves 4

For Succotash Quinoa Salad:
3 tbsp olive oil or butter
½ medium onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 zucchini, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 cup fresh or frozen lima beans, thawed
1 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
1 tbsp chopped fresh sage
1 tsp chopped thyme leaves
Salt and pepper to taste
4 cups cooked and cooled red quinoa
1 tbsp lemon juice

1 package Chef Lynn Crawford’s Maple Mustard Shrimp
or
400g (14 oz) package frozen large shrimp (31-40 count), thawed
½ cup maple syrup
1 tbsp grainy mustard
1 tbsp sweet and smoky mustard
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper
1 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp unsalted butter

In a large skillet over medium high heat, sauté onion until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, zucchini and red pepper and sauté until tender crisp. Stir in lima beans, corn, sage and thyme. Fry for another 5-7 minutes, until vegetables are tender and cooked through.

Transfer succotash to large bowl and stir in cooked red quinoa. Add lemon juice, and season to taste with additional salt and pepper. Set aside.

Prepare Chef Lynn’s Maple Mustard Shrimp according to package directions. Alternately, in a medium bowl, whisk together maple syrup, mustards, vinegar, salt, pepper and sugar. In a large pan over medium high heat, melt butter and sauté shrimp until pink and just cooked through, about 3-4 minutes. Add sauce to pan and stir to coat evenly.

Mound Succotash Quinoa salad onto a serving platter, top with cooked shrimp and serve immediately.

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Lemon Garlic Shrimp with Everything Green Salad

BT Calgary | posted Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Lemon Garlic Shrimp with Everything Green Salad

Serves 4

1 package Chef Lynn Crawford’s Lemon Garlic Shrimp
or
400g (14 oz) package frozen large shrimp (31-40 count), thawed
½ shallot, minced
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
½ tsp anchovy paste
¼ tsp chili flakes
½ tsp salt
½ tsp black pepper
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp lemon zest
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp chopped chives

½ cup (125 mL) sugar snap peas
4 spears asparagus, trimmed and cut in 2-inch (5 cm) pieces
1 baby cucumber, sliced
1 small zucchini, cut in ribbons with a vegetable peeler
1 head Boston lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
2 green onions, sliced
1 small avocado, peeled and cut in wedges
2 sprigs dill, coarsely chopped
2 oz (55 g) feta cheese, crumbled
½ cup (125 mL) Green Goddess Dressing (recipe follows)
Salt and pepper

Prepare Chef Lynn’s Lemon Garlic Shrimp according to package directions. Alternately, in a large bowl, combine shallot, garlic, anchovy paste, chilli flakes, salt, pepper, lemon juice, zest, and olive oil. Add thawed unseasoned shrimp, toss gently to coat and let marinate for 5 minutes. Grill or sauté over medium high heat until cooked through, about 2-3 minutes per side. Garnish with chopped chives and set aside.

Half fill a medium saucepan with cold salted water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add snap peas and boil for 1 minute. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a bowl of ice water to stop cooking process and set color. Boil asparagus for 1 minute, then transfer to ice water. When cooled, drain peas and asparagus on paper towels.

In a large bowl, gently toss together peas, asparagus, cucumber, zucchini, lettuce, green onions, avocado, dill, and feta. Add dressing and toss until salad is well coated. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Top with Lemon Garlic Shrimp and serve immediately.

Green Goddess Dressing with Shallot & Herbs
Makes 1 1/2 cups (375 mL)

1 ripe avocado, peeled
1 shallot, chopped
1 clove garlic, peeled
1 cup (250 mL) mayonnaise
½ cup (125 mL) sour cream
½ cup (125 mL) loosely packed flat-leaf parsley leaves
2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped chives
2 tbsp (30 mL) lemon juice
Salt and pepper

Place avocado, shallot, garlic, mayonnaise, sour cream, parsley, chives, and lemon juice in a blender and process until smooth. Season to taste with salt
and pepper. Transfer dressing to a container, cover, and refrigerate until ready to use.

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Vij Family’s Chicken Curry

BT Calgary | posted Monday, May 11th, 2015

Vij Family’s Chicken Curry
(From Vikram Vij’s Elegant & Inspired Indian Cuisine by Vikram Vij & Meeru Dhalwala)

Serves 6

Wine Selection: A Spanish Tempranillo with good fruit and balanced tannins is a great pairing.

Ingredients:

• ½ cup canola oil
• 2 cups finely chopped onions (2 large)
• 3 inch stick of cinnamon
• 3 Tbsp finely chopped garlic
• 2 Tbsp chopped ginger
• 2 cups chopped tomatoes (2 large)
• 1 Tbsp salt
• ½ tsp ground black pepper
• 1 tsp turmeric
• 1 Tbsp ground cumin
• 1 Tbsp ground coriander
• 1 Tbsp garam masala
• ½ tsp ground cayenne pepper
• 3 lbs chicken thighs, bone in
• 1 cup sour cream, stirred
• 2 cups water
• ½ cup chopped cilantro (including stems)

Preparation:

  1. In a large pan, heat oil on medium heat for 1 minute. Add onions and cinnamon, and sauté for another 4 minutes.
  2. Add ginger, tomatoes, salt, black pepper, turmeric, cumin, coriander, garam masala and cayenne.
  3. Cook this masala for 5 minutes, or until the oil separates from the masala.
  4. Remove and discard skin from the chicken thighs.
  5. Wash thighs and add to the masala. Stir well.
  6. Cook chicken thighs for 10 minutes, until the chicken looks cooked on the outside.
  7. Add sour cream and water and stir well. Increase the heat to medium-high.
  8. When curry starts to boil, reduce the heat to medium, cover and cook for 15 minutes, stirring 2 or 3 times, until chicken is completely cooked.
  9. Poke the thighs with a knife. If the meat is still pink, cook for 5 more minutes.
  10. Remove and discard the cinnamon stick. Cool curry for at least half an hour.
  11. Transfer cooled chicken to a mixing bowl.
  12. Wearing latex gloves, peel chicken meat off the bones.
  13. Discard bones and stir chicken back into the curry.
  14. Just before serving, heat curry on medium heat until it starts to boil lightly.
  15. Stir in cilantro.

 

To Serve: Dived curry evenly among six bowls. Serve with naan or rice.

 

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