Orange Braised Turkey Breast with Mushroom and Caramelized Shallot
Prep Time: About 3 Hours
Directions:TURKEY Remove breast meat from bone. Save bones.
Heat water, OJ, salt, and sugar and let salt dissolve in a pot. Add thyme, orange zest, and peppercorns. Let steep and cool. Pour over turkey breast, let sit for 1-4 hours.
Chop up breast bone, preferably with a cleaver. Put in stock pot and add all ingredients. Let simmer for one hour. Strain into pot, let boil, and whisk in flour. Let cook for 15-30 minutes more on medium heat.
MUSHROOMS Melt butter almost to brown. Add shallots and mushrooms, raise heat and let brown. Season with salt and pepper. Add to thicken gravy.
TURKEY 1 Butterball turkey breast on bone
BRINE 1 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup orange juice 1/2 salt 1 T sugar 8 sprigs of thyme 2 T orange zest 1 T whole peppercorns
TURKEY STOCK FOR GRAVY breast bone 2 carrots, wash and chop 1 inch pieces 3 celery stalks, wash and chop 1 inch pieces 2 bay leaves 1 T white peppercorn 2 qts Swanson low sodium chicken broth 1/4 cup Wondra flour
MUSHROOMS 1 lb baby potabellos, sliced 3 shallots, cleaned and sliced 3 T butter
Directions:Soup: 1. In a stockpot, heat butter. 2. Add garlic and toast till golden. 3. Season with salt. 4. Add onions and season with salt. 5. Cook till soft over a medium heat. 6. Add celery and cook till semi-soft. 7. Add potatoes, corn, mint and cover with vegetable stock. 8. Bring to a simmer and cook till potatoes are soft and check seasoning. 9. Remove mint. 10. Puree in batches in blender and add a small amount of cream to each batch till smooth. 11. Strain through a china cup and allow to cool. 12. Adjust consistency with extra stock and re-season if necessary. 13. Place 6-8 oz chilled soup in a chilled bowl and top with a little cooked corn, chili oil and mint.
Chili Oil: 1. Heat to a simmer and let steep 20 min. 2. Strain and reserve.
GARNISH mint leaves, chiffonade corn kernels, cooked in butter and seasoned with salt
Soup: 15 ears yellow corn, cleaned and cut off cob 1 bunch celery, chopped 5 yellow onions, sliced 10 cloves garlic, smashed 5 qts vegetable stock 1/2 lb butter 1 qt heavy cream 1 bunch mint, tied with a string salt to taste 5 Russet potatoes, peeled and quartered
Chili Oil: 1 T crushed chilies 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oilsalt to taste
Beef Tenderloin Carpaccio with Arugula, Roasted Pine Nuts, Aged Parmesan Cheese, Spherical Kalamata Olives and Aged Balsamic Vinegar
Prep Time: About 2 hours
Directions:Beef Tenderloin Carpaccio: 1. Slice the meat. 2. Display and season the arugula, shaved cheese, toast the pine nuts.
Kalamata Olives: 1. Mix first three ingredients together, let rest for three hours. 2. Mix water and algimate together, let rest for 3 hours. 3. Scoop first mixture into second mixture. 4. Let rest 3 minutes.
Note: Xanthan gum is not strictly necessary, but it can be used as a thickener. You can also use a thicker puree and it will work as well. Without the gum you will have to keep the olive in the solution for longer, around 5-6 minutes.
1 lb. tenderloin. 4 oz. parmesan, aged 5 years 6 balsamic vinegar, aged 6 years 8 oz. arugula 8 oz. pine nuts olive oil salt and pepper kalamata olives
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Middle Eastern Yoghurt: Mix all items together and serve.
Parsley Couscous Salad: Mix all items together and serve.
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