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From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... Nancy Silverton, founder of Campanile restaurant and the famous La Brea Bakery in Los Angeles, has recently partnered with Mario Batali and Joe Batianich in a venture that led to the creation of two new restaurants, Osteria Mozza and Pizzeria Mozza. Her eighth book, The Mozza Cookbook , was also published this fall. She was raised in Encino, California and attended Sonoma State College before dropping out to attend Le Cordon Bleu in London. She returned to California and began her career in the pastry kitchen of Michael's restaurant in Santa Monica. She perfected her pastry skills when she returned to Europe to study at the Lenotre Culinary Institute in France. When she returned to the United States she became the head pastry chef at Wolfgang Puck's restaurant, Spago. She left Spago to open her own restaurant, Campanile, but in the process found she was unable to find a source for the type of bread she had tasted and learned to make in Europe. To fill that need, she began to teach the art of sourdough bread baking and went on to establish the reknowned La Brea Bakery. She sold the bakery for 6 million dollars, but lost all of it in when the Madoff Ponzi scheme unraveled. As resilient as the spores in her sourdough, she has moved on to partner in the "Mozza" restaurants and continues to write and teach. She is completely deserving of the position she's earned on the Gourmet Live list of 50 Women Game-Changers in Food. I have a great deal of admiration for this woman and I was a bit nonplused when the time came to pick a recipe to showcase her work. I toyed with the idea of making bread, but when I saw and tested her recipe for Butterscotch Bodino the game plan changed. Her breads are wonderful, but this signature pudding will make your socks go up and down. It is sublime. I really hope you'll try it. Here's the recipe. Butterscotch Budino with Caramel Sauce and Whipped Crème Fraîche ...from the kitchen of One perfect Bite courtesy of Nancy Silverton Ingredients: Budino 3 cups heavy cream 1-1/2 cups milk 1 cup + 2 tablespoons firmly packed dark brown sugar 1/2 cup water 1 teaspoons kosher salt 1 large egg 3 large egg yolks 5 tablespoons cornstarch 5 tablespoons butter 1-1/2 tablespoons dark rum Caramel Sauce 1/2 cup heavy cream Scrapings from 1-inch piece of vanilla bean, or 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons light corn syrup 1/2 cup sugar 2 to 4 tablespoons water Whipped Crème Fraîche 1-1/4 teaspoons fleur de sel 1/4 cup heavy cream 3/4 cup crème fraîche Directions: 1) To make budino: Combine cream and milk in bowl or pitcher, set aside. Whisk egg, egg yolks and cornstarch in medium bowl, set aside. Combine brown sugar, kosher salt and 1/2 cup water in pot. Place over medium-high heat and let sit without stirring until edges start to brown. Tilt pot as needed to assure even browning. Cook until mixture is a deep dark brown, smells nutty and is caramelized, about 10 minutes. Immediately whisk in cream mixture, mixture will steam and caramel will seize. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium. Whisk caramel cream, a cup at a time, into egg mixture until half of it is incorporated. Remove from heat, and immediately whisk egg mixture back into pot until custard is very thick, about 2 minutes. Whisk in butter and rum. Pass through a fine mesh strainer and divide among 10 (6-ounce) ramekins. Cover with plastic wrap, allow to cool, and refrigerate until chilled, about 3 hours or up to 3 days. 2) To make caramel sauce: Combine cream and vanilla in medium saucepan. Heat until simmering. Add butter and remove from heat; set aside. Combine corn syrup and sugar in a large heavy bottomed saucepan. Add enough water to make a wet sandy mixture. Cook over medium-high heat until mixture is medium amber in color, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and carefully whisk in cream mixture; set aside and let cool. (May be refrigerated and reheated before serving.) 3) To make cream topping: Whisk heavy cream in a large bowl until it begins to thicken. Add crème fraîche and whisk until thick and fluffy. To serve, spoon a tablespoon of warm caramel sauce over each budino. Sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon fleur de sel, and add a dollop of cream topping. Yield: 10 servings. The following bloggers are also featuring the recipes of Nancy Silverton today. I hope you'll visit all of them. They are great cooks who have wonderful blogs. Val - More Than Burnt Toast , Joanne - Eats Well With Others Taryn - Have Kitchen Will Feed , Susan - The Spice Garden Claudia - A Seasonal Cook in Turkey , Heather - girlichef Miranda - Mangoes and Chutney , Jeanette - Healthy Living April - Abby Sweets, Katie - Making Michael Pollan Proud Mary - One Perfect Bite , Kathleen - Bake Away with Me Viola - The Life is Good Kitchen , Sue - The View from Great Island Barbara - Movable Feasts , Kathleen - Gonna Want Seconds Amy - Beloved Green ,Jeanette - Healthy Living Linda - Ciao Chow Linda , Linda A - There and Back Again Martha - Lines from Linderhof , Nancy - Picadillo Mireya - My Healthy Eating Habits , Veronica - My Catholic Kitchen Annie - Most Lovely Things Next week we will highlight the career and recipes of Paula Deen. It will be really interesting to see what everyone comes up with. If you'd like to join us please email me for additional information no later than Monday, November 14th.Source: oneperfectbite.blogspot.com
3 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour , for dusting 4 extra large eggs 1/2 teaspoon olive oil 1 Pile the larger amount of flour in the center of a large wooden cutting board or countertop. Make a well in the center and add the eggs, oil, and any flavoring agents you desire (herbs, spices, tomato paste, etc). 2 Using a fork, beat the eggs and oil together, slowly incorporating flour from the walls of the well. As you expand the well, keep pushing the outside of the mound up to maintain the well shape. 3 Once about half the flour is incorporated, the dough will begin to come together. From this point, start working the mass with your hands, using mostly the palms. 4 Once the flour is fully incorporated and the mass is cohesive, remove the dough from the board and scrape the board clean. Dust the board lightly with flour and knead for 6 minutes, dusting when necessary. The dough should be elastic, and a little sticky. Wrap the dough in plastic and allow to rest for 30 min at room temperature. 5 Roll out dough using a rolling pin or pasta machine. Cut into desired shapes and cook as required by the shape. Strand pastas like fettuccini, spaghetti and linguini only need to cook 2-4 minutes. For cannelloni, lasagne or ravioli, cook as per the recipe.Source: food.com
10 lamb shanks kosher salt black pepper 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 Spanish onions , chopped 5 carrots , peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces 6 leeks 2 cups dry white wine 1 cup tomato sauce 3 cups chicken stock, Brown 2 cups red grapes , Concord grapes, halved and seeded 1 Preheat the oven to 375 degrees 2 Rinse and dry the lamb shanks, and season them liberally with salt and pepper. In a very large heavy-bottomed Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat until smoking. Add the lamb shanks, 5 at a time, and sear until dark golden brown all over, 10 to 12 minutes per batch. Remove the shanks and set them aside. 3 Add the onions, garlic, carrots, and leeks to the pot and cook until softened, 8-10 minutes. Use only the white and light green parts of the Leaks only, trimmed, halved lengthwise, cut crosswise into thin half-moons, rinsed thoroughly, and drained. 4 Add the wine, tomato sauce, and sock to the vegetables and bring to a boil. Return the lamb shanks to the pot and bring back to a boil. Cover the pot tightly, place it in the oven, and bake for about 1.5 hours, until the meat is fork-tender. 5 Remove the pot from the oven, check the sauce for seasoning, and then add the grapes. Stir them in gently, and serve directly from the pot.Source: food.com
1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil light 1 sm red onion cut into crescents 2 x lean Italian sausage links crumbled 1 tsp fennel seed crushed 1/2 lb Tuscan cabbage or possibly kale leaves only Â Â cut into 1/2-inch ribbons 1 x garlic clove finely minced 1 c. ready cut Italian Peeled Tomatoes with juice Â Â seasoned with Basil and Oregano 4 ounce tomato sauce Â Â salt and pepper to taste 1 sprg fresh thyme leaves only 2 c. rotini pasta dry measure 2 Tbsp. Parmigiano Reggiano freshly grated 2. Heat a Dutch oven or possibly 4 qt sauce pan with a non-stick surface. When warm, ass oil and onion and cook over medium heat till just softened, about five min. Add in crumbled sausage and fennel seed. Cook till red is gone. Remove from the pan; drain grease and use a knife to chop the meat into a finer crumb. 3. Meanwhile, return the pan to the burner. Add in the garlic and kale and cook over medium for 2 to 3 min or possibly till kale has wilted. Add in the seasoned tomatoes and the tomato sauce. Season with salt, pepper, and thyme. Cover pan and simmer over low heat for 20 to 25 min. 4. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package instructions till just "al dente" and drain. Remove lid from pan and add in warm pasta. Toss to mix well and keep hot for about 5 min while you prepare a sale. Serve topped with freshly grated cheese. EACH: 638 cals, 27% from fat, Mario demonstrated this dish on television to introduce Tuscan Cabbage, also known as Cavolo Nero or possibly black cabbage. Similar to kale but it holds it's color: it will be dark green after cooking. Another tip: mix the pasta and sauce and heat together before serving. The dish is Mario's: simple home cooking, slightly undercooked with lots of color. My version added peeled tomatoes and herbs; used less oil and lean turkey sausage. NOTES : REVIEW: Classic pasta and tomato with the crunch and color of kale. With cheese, it was very comforting. Just a rustic and straightforwardone-pot meal. The Tuscan Cabbage didn't have much flavor: which was asurprise. Mario's show on Tuscan Cabbage and fact which it was available at Ralphs got me to try it. The recipe is Mario Batali's - very rustic, quickly cooked. Tri-color: white red and green. Except: I substituted lean turkey Italian sausage. After tasting it with just tomato sauce, I added herbs and some ready-cut tomatoes with juice. I also let it steep longer. The cabbage/kale was pleasant. It did not have much of a flavor or possibly it didn't compete with the tomatoes. I will use the other half lb. in a Tuscan potato soup.-Pat and Bob email to ELF, FareShare, MCSource: cookeatshare.com
10 medium chicken drumsticks 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 cups medium shrimp , enough for about 5 per person 1 medium Spanish onion , cut into 1/4-inch dice 1/2 cup pureed ripe Tomato 1 teaspoon kosher salt , to taste 1 teaspoon saffron thread 2 tablespoons sweet pimientos (Spanish smoked paprika) 4 quarts chicken stock 2 cups bomba or other short-grain rice 1 lb manila clams , scrubbed 1 cup fresh peas 10 asparagus spears , stalks cut on the diagonal into 1/4-inch thick slices 1 inch piece sausage 1 Preheat an oven to 400°. Place the drumsticks on a baking sheet and season all over with salt and extra-virgin olive oil. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes and set aside. 2 In the meantime, heat a 14- to 18-inch paella pan over medium-high heat. Add the oil and heat until smoking. Add the shrimp and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and set aside. Add the onion to the pan and cook until soft, about 8 minutes. Push the onions into the center of the pan and sprinkle 2 tablespoons of the salt around the edges of the pan. 3 Add the tomato puree, stirring it into the onions, and cook for 3 minutes. Add the remaining salt, the saffron, pimentón and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes. Add chicken stock, bring to a boil, and cook for 5 minutes. Add the rice and stir well to distribute it evenly. Add clams, drumsticks, arranging them nicely throughout the pan. Then add the peas and asparagus and bring the stock back to a boil, and cook, without stirring, for 10 minutes. Taste for salt and add it if needed, then cook, again without stirring, for 10 more minutes, or until the liquid is almost completely absorbed and the pan starts to make a crackling noise (don't worry, this is what you want). 4 Remove from the heat and let rest for 10 minutes before serving.Source: food.com
2 cups panko bread crumbs 2 lbs ground turkey 4 ounces prosciutto di Parma (cut into 1/8-inch dice) 8 ounces sweet Italian sausage, casing removed 3 large eggs , lightly beaten 1 1/2-2 cups milk (not called for in FoodNetwork.com version) 1/2 cup pecorino romano cheese , freshly grated 1/4 cup parmigiano-reggiano cheese , freshly grated 3/4 cup Italian parsley , finely chopped 3 gratings nutmeg 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil salt fresh ground pepper 2 cups tomato sauce 1 Soak the bread crumbs in water to cover for 5 minutes. Squeeze out the excess water. 2 In large bowl, combine turkey, prosciutto, sausage, bread crumbs, eggs, milk, 1/4 c of the pecorino, the Parmigiano, 1/2 c of the parsley, the nutmeg and 1/4 c of the olive oil. Mix very gently with your hands. Season with salt and pepper. Form into 1" balls. Place balls on a baking sheet, cover and refrigerate for 1 hour to allow flavors to blend. 3 Put the tomato sauce in a pan and bring to a boil. Place the meatballs in the sauce and return to a boil, then lower heat and simmer for 30 minutes. 4 Transfer to a platter and serve with the remaining 1/4 cup each of pecorino and parsley sprinkled over the top.Source: food.com
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 medium onion , cut into 1/4-inch dice 1 small acorn squash or 1 small butternut squash, peeled, seeded and diced 1/4 inch 2 cups arborio rice 1/2 cup white wine 4 cups chicken stock, hot 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/2 cup parmesan cheese , plus more parmesan cheese , for sprinkling 1 In a 12 to 14-inch skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and squash cooking until the onions have softened and are translucent but not browned 8 to 10 minutes. 2 Add the rice and stir with a wooden spoon until toasted and opaque, 3 to 4 minutes. 3 Add the wine to the toasting rice, and then add a 4 to 6-ounce ladle of stock and cook, stirring, until it is absorbed. 4 Continue adding the stock a ladle at a time, waiting until the liquid is absorbed before adding more. Cook until the rice is tender and creamy and yet still a little al dente, about 15 minutes. 5 Stir in the butter and cheese until well mixed. Portion risotto into 4 warmed serving plates, serving with extra cheese.Source: food.com
1/4 cup red wine vinegar 3 garlic cloves , minced 1 teaspoon dried oregano , crumbled 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon colman's dry mustard 1 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 grated orange, juice and zest of 2 small Japanese eggplants or 2 small italian eggplants 2 red bell peppers 2 yellow bell peppers 12 baby zucchini , with zucchini flowers or 4 small zucchini 2 medium red onions 6 scallions 12 spears pencil asparagus kosher salt 12 fresh basil leaves , cut into chiffonade (thin slivers) 1 Preheat a gas grill or prepare a fire in a charcoal grill. 2 In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, garlic, oregano, cumin, mustard, pepper flakes, olive oil, and orange juice (reserve the zest for garnish). Set aside. 3 Cut the eggplant into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Cut the peppers into quarters and remove the cores and seeds. If using baby zucchini, remove the blossoms and set aside; cut the zucchini lengthwise in half. If using small zucchini, cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick slices (discard the first and last slice from each). Cut the onions into 1/4-inch-thick rounds. Trim the scallions. Snap off the tough bottom parts of the asparagus stalks. 4 Place the vegetables on two large baking sheets. Brush lightly with some of the marinade and season lightly with salt. Place on the grill over medium-high to high heat (you will probably have to cook the vegetables in batches) and cook, turning once or twice, until tender and slightly charred on both sides: the eggplant will take about 8 to 10 minutes, the peppers 10 to 12 minutes, the zucchini 6 to 8 minutes, the onions and scallions 4 to 6 minutes,and the asparagus 5 to 7 minutes. Remove each vegetable from the grill as it is done and return to the baking sheets. 5 Cut the peppers into 1/2-inch-wide strips. Arrange the vegetables decoratively on a large serving platter and drizzle with the remaining marinade. Sprinkle with the orange zest, the zucchini blossoms if you have them, and the basil. Serve warm or at room temperature.Source: food.com
I saw a recipe on The Chew website yesterday that looked like a perfect side dish for dinner. I prefer making homemade gnocchi but after a super busy day I just didn’t have it in me. This recipe was so quick and easy to make. The tomato sauce was a snap to make and tasted so delicious. I adapted the recipe a little bit by using store bought gnocchi and adding a bit of shallot and crushed red pepper flakes to the sauce. We all thought this was a delicious side dish and it paired nicely with the salad and chicken I served it with.
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the shallot and crushed red pepper flakes and cook, stirring often, for 2 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds. Add the crushed tomatoes and lower heat to low; simmer for 30 minutes making sure to stir occasionally. Taste and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.
Cook the gnocchi in salted boiling water, per package instructions, about 3 minutes; drain, reserving 1/4 cup of cooking water.
Add the drained gnocchi to the tomato sauce and a bit of the cooking water if needed. Add most of the fresh basil and toss to coat evenly. Place into a serving bowl and add bits of mozzarella cheese, remaining basil, and freshly grated Parmesan. Serve and enjoy.
Gnocchi al Telefono Save Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time 40 mins Author: Pam - For the Love of Cooking / Original by Mario Batali Recipe type: Side dish Cuisine: Italian Serves: 4 Ingredients 2 tsp olive oil 1 small shallot, diced Pinch of red pepper flakes, to taste 2 cloves of garlic, minced 1 (28 oz) can of San Marzano tomatoes, crushed Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste 1 (12 oz) package of Gnocchi, cooked in salted water per package instructions cup fresh basil, chopped (divided) Ciliegine mozzarella balls, halved, to taste Fresh Parmesan, grated Instructions Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the shallot and crushed red pepper flakes and cook, stirring often, for 2 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds. Add the crushed tomatoes and lower heat to low; simmer for 30 minutes making sure to stir occasionally. Taste and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Cook the gnocchi in salted boiling water, per package instructions, about 3 minutes; drain, reserving cup of cooking water. Add the drained gnocchi to the tomato sauce and a bit of the cooking water if needed. Add most of the fresh basil and toss to coat evenly. Place into a serving bowl and add bits of mozzarella cheese, remaining basil, and freshly grated Parmesan. Serve and enjoy. 3.5.3226