Carrots Pureed With Butter and Cream
Place 3 carrots in a pot. Cover with water and add 2 teaspoons salt. Bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes. Carrots should be tender to the point of a knife.
Line a bowl with cheese cloth.Place carrots in a food mill and strain on top of the cheesecloth.
Tie the corners of the cheesecloth. Push a stick through it and let it hang in a deep vessel to drain the pulp of excess moisture for 2 hours.Lift and press to extrude more liquid. Use the liquid for vegetable stock in soup. Place the pulp in a saucepan. Add heavy cream, butter, salt, and pepper to taste. Heat slowly on low heat and serve hot.
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French Onion Soup
A classic French onion soup rich in umami flavor.
In a large stockpot on medium-high heat, saute the onions with the butter and bay leaf for 20 minutes, until the onions turn a rich golden brown color. Deglaze the pan with the vermouth and cognac and simmer uncovered for 5 minutes. Add the white wine and simmer uncovered for 15 more minutes. Add the veal stock, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then simmer uncovered for 20 minutes. Remove the bay leaf, taste for salt and pepper, and serve hot with a crostini floating on top, grated Parmesan and a slice of provolone. Melt the cheese under the broiler until hot and bubbly.
For the veal stock
Roast the bones slowly over night in a 275 degree oven until the are brown and caramelized. Add the bones to a stock pot and cover with water. Add carrots, onions and celery ,bay leaves, tomato paste and wine. Simmer on low for 48 hours. Continue to add water to cover the bones. Strain through a fine sieve. Refrigerate until ready to use.
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Ragu bolognese originated in Belogna, Italy. This variation of the recipe uses ground lamb to really give the sauce a meaty flavor.
Ragu with ground lamb
Heat the oil in a dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onions, celery, carrots, crushed red pepper flakes and garlic. Season with salt. Cook until vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Add the beef and lamb and cook on high until brown. Add the tomato paste and cook 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes and half and half and cook for 10 minutes. Add the wine, nutmeg and parmesan cheese rind, reduce the heat to low and cook for 2 hours. Season with salt.
This is delicious with any shape pasta, however, traditionally it’s served with Tagliatelle. © Galley Chef All Rights Reserved
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