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Capellini with Lemon and Scallops

Posted by Rachel Dougherty on

This dish takes just a few minutes to prepare and will wow any dinner guest. You can use any long, thin pasta such as spaghetti or linguini as well.

Ingredients:

1 pound bay or sea scallops
1/2 Cup flour
2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil for searing scallops
4 Tablespoons Lemon Olive Oil
1 Lemon, zested and juiced
1 pound capellini, cooked al dente
1/3 Cup flat leaf parsley, chopped plus some for garnish
Salt and Pepper to taste

Method:

If using bay scallops, leave whole. If using sea scallops, cut into halves or quarters. In a large bowl, combine flour with salt and pepper. Toss scallops in flour to coat. In a skillet using high heat, add olive oil and heat up for about 30 seconds. Place scallops in skillet to sear, turning when necessary. The scallops shouldn't take more than 3 or 4 minutes to cook. Add lemon juice to skillet, remove from heat and cover. Cook the capellini according to package, drain and reserve 1/4 Cup of the cooking water.

To Serve:

Place pasta in large serving bowl. Add lemon olive oil and scallops, toss to combine. If dry add a little of the cooking water and toss again. Top with lemon zest and parsley for garnish.

Serves 4

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Spaghetti with Olive Oil

Posted by Rachel Dougherty on

This is a traditional Italian dish that's easy to make and oh so tasty! Use a robust Extra Virgin Olive Oil or try a flavored Oil to spice things up. Be sure to plate and serve this dish right away for the best flavor!

Ingredients:

1 pound spaghetti, cooked al dente
1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil of your choice
10 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 Cup parsley, chopped plus some saved for garnish
Parmesan cheese, grated

Method:

In a small sauce pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Sauté garlic until soft, add salt and pepper, red pepper flakes, and half the parsley. Mix to combine, cover, and remove from heat. Cook spaghetti according to package, reserve 1/4 Cup cooking liquid. Toss cooked spaghetti with olive oil mix, if dry add a little of the cooking liquid. Serve in a large bowl and garnish with remaining parsley and Parmesan cheese.

serves 4

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Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes

Posted by Rachel Dougherty on

Ingredients:


2 pounds yellow fleshed potatoes, like Yukon Gold, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
8 garlic cloves, peeled
Salt and Pepper to taste
¼ cup of your favorite flavored or unflavored Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Method:


Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add potatoes, garlic and 2 teaspoons salt and cook at a brisk simmer until potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.
Drain potatoes and garlic, reserving 1 cup of cooking liquid. Mash potatoes and garlic. Beat in olive oil and then thin to desired consistency with reserved cooking liquid. Check seasoning and serve.

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Caramelized Brussel Sprouts with Cremini Mushrooms and Pomegranate Balsamic

Posted by Rachel Dougherty on

 

Whether you fall into the brussles sprouts hater's club or the brussles fan club, this recipe is for you. After much initial protesting, this recipe quickly turns brussles haters into converts and the fans just love them even more.

Ingredients
1 1/2 pounds small, fresh brussles sprouts, dried end trimmed, and cut in half
1/2 pound fresh Cremini mushrooms sliced in half
1/4 cup Mushroom-Sage olive oil (or olive oil of you choice such as lemon, garlic, UP EVOO, etc.)
1 medium shallot thinly sliced
2 Tablespoons pomegranate balsamic
1 teaspoon salt
fresh ground pepper to taste

Directions
Heat a heavy-duty 12" saute pan, add the olive oil. Add the shallot and saute over medium until translucent. Add the mushrooms and brussles sprouts and saute over medium-high heat until the mushrooms and brussles sprouts begin to caramelize (about 6 minutes).  Add the 2 tablespoons of pomegranate balsamic to the pan stirring and scraping to de-glaze it. (Make sure to scrape up the browned bits of mushroom and shallot at the bottom while evenly coating the brussles sprouts). Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

Serves 4-6

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Fajita Style Chicken Curry with Baklouti

Posted by Rachel Dougherty on

                                Ingredients
3 lbs. boneless chicken thighs cut into 2" pieces
3 large onions finely chopped
1 tablespoon finely grated ginger
2 tablespoons sea salt
1⁄2 teaspoon whole mustard seed
1⁄2 teaspoon whole cumin seed
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
5 curry leaves (optional)
2 tablespoons garam masala
1 tablespoon turmeric
freshly ground pepper to taste
1 tablespoon garlic olive oil
3 tablespoons Baklouti Chili Fused Olive Oil 
1 tablespoon Honey Ginger White Balsamic
1/2 cup chicken stock 
1 cup diced tomatoes
1⁄2 cup cilantro
2 thinly sliced serrano chilies - optional

Directions
Heat Baklouti in a large heavy bottom dutch oven over medium flame. Add the mustard seed, cardamon, cumin seeds to pot. Stir until fragrant and the seeds begin to pop. Add curry leaves if using. Add finely chopped onions and cook until well browned, about 7-10 minutes

Add the ginger, garam masala, turmeric and garlic olive oil to the pot stirring well until combined. Add chicken to the pot with tomatoes, stock, a cup of water, and honey ginger white balsamic. Add salt and pepper and allow to simmer gently for 30 minutes until the curry has reduced and thickened a bit.

Taste and adjust the seasoning.

Serve over steamed basmati rice with cilantro and thinly sliced serrano chilies as garnish.
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