Caesar Salad Dressing

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Ingredients


1/2 cup garlic infused extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1/4 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon juice from 1 lemon
4 anchovies
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Directions
Combine egg yolk, lemon juice, anchovies, Worcestershire sauce and 1/4 cup parmesan cheese in the in a blender jar or container of a food processor and pulse to combine. With the processor running slowly drizzle in the garlic olive oil until a smooth emulsion forms. Season to taste generously with salt and pepper.
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    Baked White Truffle Mac & Cheese

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    White Truffle oil has a smooth and very intense flavor, a little goes a long way! Many of us grew up on mac and cheese, yet this is definitely not your mother’s mac! 

     

    Ingredients

    1 pound elbow macaroni, cooked al dente
    1 Tbs White Truffle Oil
    4 Tbs Unsalted Butter
    4 Tbs Flour
    2 Cups Whole Milk
    1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
    3/4 Cup Fontina Cheese, grated
    3/4 Cup Gruyere Cheese, grated
    3/4 Cup Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese, grated
    1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
    1/2 Cup Bread Crumbs
    Salt & Pepper to taste

    Method

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook pasta al dente according to package directions. While pasta is cooking, heat butter over medium heat in a saucepan. Whisk in flour to create a roux for the white sauce base. Simmer flour and butter over low heat for 5-7 minutes, then add milk in a steady stream, stirring, and simmer for 10 additional minutes. Do not allow to boil. Add salt, pepper, cayenne, and all the cheese except the Parmesan. Stir until all cheese is melted.

    Drain pasta and place in oiled baking dish. Pour cheese sauce over pasta and sprinkle top with bread crumbs and Parmesan. Bake for 15 minutes or until top is browned. Let rest for 10 minutes, then drizzle with white truffle oil.

    Serves 4-6 

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    Greek Style Chicken Slouvaki with Lemon, and Garlic Olive Oil Garlic Roasted Potatoes

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    Chicken Souvlaki 
    1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast cut in 1" pieces

    Marinade
    1 cup whole milk plain yogurt
    1/3 cup garlic olive oil
    juice from half a lemon
    1 tablespoon oregano white balsamic
    2 teaspoons kosher salt
    fresh ground pepper to taste

    Place the marinade ingredients into a bowl and whisk thoroughly. Add the chicken and marinade into a ziplock bag or large bowl with a cover. Refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours or up to 24 hours. 


    To cook the chicken, prepare a grill for indirect cooking, or preheat the oven to 400 F. The chicken can be cooked on skewers or in a single layer on a greased broiler pan.

    If grilling, place the skewered chicken on to the grill over indirect heat, turn every two minutes to cook all sides of the chicken, approximately 8 minutes in total. Remove and allow to rest briefly while covered.

    If broiling in the oven, either skewer the chicken or place in a single layer on a mesh cooking rack or broiler pan. Cook the chicken on the top rack at 450 F. for 6 minutes and then turn the broiler on for an additional 4 minutes of broiling. Turn the chicken to brown each side. Serve immediately

    Serves 4-6

     


    Olive Oil Roasted Lemon Garlic Potatoes
    2 pounds waxy skin potatoes cut in half (or quarters if large)

    Marinade
    1/2 cup lemon olive oil
    5 cloves fresh garlic, minced
    3 tablespoons oregano white balsamic
    1/2 cup chicken stock or water
    2 teaspoons kosher salt
    fresh ground pepper to taste
    finely chopped fresh parsley (optional)

    Preheat the oven to 400 F. Whisk the marinade ingredients except the water in a large bowl. Toss the potatoes with the marinade and arrange in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Add water to the bottom of the pan with the potatoes. Cook for 40 minutes until the water is evaporated and the potatoes are crusty-golden brown. Adjust seasoning as necessary and serve sprinkled with fresh parsley.

    Serves 6 as a side dish

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    Capellini with Lemon and Scallops

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    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

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    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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