Add more ginger for brightness, lime juice for acidity, tamari for saltiness, red pepper flake for heat, or maple syrup for sweetness.
30-MINUTE PORTOBELLO MUSHROOM STIR-FRY (Yield: 2-3 Servings)
2 cloves garlic, minced (~1 T. or 6 g)
2 tsp minced ginger
3-4 T. (45-60 ml) maple syrup (or agave nectar or coconut sugar)
1/2 t. red pepper flake (more or less to taste)
3-4 T. tamari (or soy sauce if not gluten-free || more or less to taste)
1 T. (15 ml) sesame oil (toasted or untoasted)
3 T. (45 ml) lime juice
1 T. (15 ml) water
2 portobello mushrooms (~20 g each)
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced (120 g)
1 cup chopped broccolini (91 g)
optional: 1 cup chopped green onion (100 g)91 g)
4 cups (632 g) cooked brown rice or cauliflower rice
1 tsp sesame seeds
- Cook rice (or cauliflower rice) if serving with stir-fry.
- Next, wipe portobello mushrooms clean with a slightly damp towel (do not immerse in water or they will get soggy) and slice into thin strips (see photo).
- Prepare marinade by adding all ingredients to a small mixing bowl and whisking to combine. Taste and adjust flavor as needed.
- Add portobello mushrooms to a large shallow dish, such as a 9×13-inch baking pan, and top with marinade. Gently stir/toss to combine. Set aside to marinate for 10-12 minutes while you prep your vegetables. Toss occasionally to evenly coat.
- Chop vegetables as set aside. Once portobellos marinated, heat a large skillet over medium heat and add a bit of sesame oil. Then add only as many portobellos will fit comfortably in the pan (see photo), and sauté for 2-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown and slightly seared. You may have to do this in two batches depending on the size of your pan.
- Set portobellos aside and loosely cover to keep warm. Then add red pepper and broccolini to the pan and increase heat to medium-high. Sauté for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Add the green onion (optional) and any remaining portobello marinade and toss to coat. Cook for 1 minute. Then remove from heat and serve immediately. Cooking the vegetables for a short time on very high heat will give them a nice sear and prevent them from getting soggy.
- Enjoy as is or with chili garlic sauce, sesame seeds, or a garnish of chopped green onion. Best when fresh, though leftovers keep in the refrigerator up to 2-3 days. Reheat in the microwave or the stovetop
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APPLE-BLACKBERRY GALETTE (Yield: 8 Servings)
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
2 tablespoons sugar, plus more for sprinkling
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1 large egg, plus 1 egg for brushing
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 Golden Delicious apples (about 1 1/2 pounds), peeled and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
2 cups blackberries (about 10 ounces)
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons apple jelly
- Make the crust: Pulse the flour, sugar and salt in a food processor. Add the butter and pulse into pea-size pieces. Add 1 egg, the lemon juice and 2 tablespoons ice water and pulse until the dough clumps together but has not yet formed a ball, gradually adding up to 1 tablespoon more ice water as needed. Turn out the dough onto a piece of plastic wrap; press into a disk and wrap. Refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour or overnight.
- Make the filling: Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the apples, 2 tablespoons sugar and the ginger. Cook, stirring, until just softened, about 5 minutes. Let cool. Toss the blackberries with the remaining 1/3 cup sugar, the cornstarch, vanilla and lemon zest in a large bowl. Add the cooled apples and gently toss to combine.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll out the dough into a 12-inch round on a lightly floured surface. Transfer the dough to the prepared baking sheet and refrigerate 10 minutes.
- Spoon the fruit mixture onto the dough, leaving a 2-inch border. Fold the edge of the dough over the fruit by about 2 inches, pleating as needed.
- Lightly beat the remaining egg with 1 teaspoon water. Brush the dough with the egg wash and sprinkle with sugar. Bake until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling, about 40 minutes. Microwave the jelly in a small heatproof bowl until melted, about 45 seconds. Brush over the fruit. Let cool on the baking sheet.
~ FoodNetwork.com ~
BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH PANCETTA, SHALLOTS, AND CHERRIES (Yield: 8 Servings)
2 lb Brussels sprouts
3 shallots, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 (4-oz) package diced pancetta
1/4 cup dried cherries
- Remove stem end from Brussels sprouts and cut each in half. Slice shallots and chop rosemary.
- Preheat large sauté pan on medium 1–2 minutes. Place oil in pan, then add pancetta; cook 3–4 minutes or until crispy. Remove pancetta with slotted spoon, leaving oil in pan.
- Add Brussels sprouts, flat-side down, to pan; cook 1–2 minutes or until golden. Add shallots, rosemary, and cherries; cook 2–3 more minutes, stirring occasionally, or until Brussels sprouts are tender when pierced with a fork. Stir pancetta into Brussels sprouts; serve.
~ Publix.com ~
CARROT TART WITH RICOTTA AND HERBS (Yield: 6 Servings)
2 cups ricotta
¼ cup heavy cream
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 small onion, thinly sliced
4 large carrots (about 8 ounces), scrubbed, thinly sliced into coins
1 package frozen puff pastry, thawed
1 large egg, beaten to blend
¼ cup coarsely chopped fresh chives
2 tablespoons small dill sprigs
- Preheat oven to 425°. Whisk ricotta and cream in a small bowl; season with salt and pepper.
- Heat 2 Tbsp. oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Cook onion, stirring occasionally, until soft and starting to brown, about 5 minutes. Add carrots and cook, tossing occasionally, 2 minutes; season with salt and pepper and set aside.
- Lightly roll out pastry on parchment paper just to smooth out creases. Transfer on paper to a baking sheet. Lightly score a 1″ border around pastry. Brush with egg; bake until golden and slightly puffed, 10–15 minutes.
- Remove from oven and spread ricotta mixture over pastry, staying within border. Scatter reserved onion and carrots over top. Bake until carrots are tender, onion is starting to caramelize, and pastry is golden brown and baked through, 30–35 minutes. Let cool.
- Just before serving, toss herbs and remaining 1 Tbsp. oil in a bowl; season with salt and pepper. Scatter over tart.
- Do Ahead: Tart can be baked 6 hours ahead. Store tightly wrapped at room temperature.
~ bonappetit.com ~