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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Crudités with Green Goddess Dressing
Crunchy, cold, and refreshing, this salad is perfect for a summer lunch.
For the dressing
In a food processor, combine all of the ingredients except the olive oil, salt and pepper. Pulse until very finely chopped. With the machine on, drizzle in the olive oil and process until the dressing is nearly smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Scrape the dressing into a bowl, cover and refrigerate until chilled, 30 minutes.
For the crudité
In a large bowl, whisk the lemon zest and juice with the olive oil, chives and parsley. Add the rutabaga, cauliflower, kohlrabi, apple, Pecorino and almonds and toss well. Season with salt and pepper. Serve the crudités in the lettuce cups with the Green Goddess dressing on the side.
The Green Goddess dressing can be refrigerated for up to a week. © Galley Chef All Rights Reserved
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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Glazed walnuts with Stilton cheese
Crunchy, slightly sweet and savory, this is one very impressive party appetizer.
Preheat the oven to 350°. Toast the walnuts in a large saute pan for 8 minutes, or until lightly browned. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine the sugar, port, pepper and bay leaf and bring to a boil. Cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, 3 to 4 minutes. Discard the bay leaf. Add the walnuts to the saucepan, stirring to evenly coat them. Using a slotted spoon, drain the nuts very well. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the walnuts on it in a single layer. Sprinkle with salt. Bake for 12 minutes, stirring once, or until the nuts are mostly dry; let cool. Separate any nuts that stick together. Meanwhile, simmer the syrup over low heat until it is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 3 minutes. Set the Stilton on a serving platter and place the walnuts in a separate bowl. Drizzle the port syrup over the cheese and serve with the nuts.
Recipe Notes Encourage guests to dip the cheese in the port syrup. MAKE AHEAD The nuts can be stored in an airtight container for up to 1 day. The port syrup can be refrigerated for up to 1 day; rewarm before serving. © Galley Chef All Rights Reserved
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