Raw Scallop Amuse Bouche, Blood Orange Emulsion

Raw Scallop Amuse Bouche, Blood Orange Emulsion

Raw Scallop Amuse Bouche 💋
Blood Orange Emulsion 🍊

A pristine day-boat scallop with a vibrant blood orange emulsion makes an exquisite and sophisticated amuse-bouche, combining the delicate sweetness of the buttery scallop with the lively, citrusy zing of the blood orange. This elegant bite certainly exemplifies the essence of an amuse-bouche: a small yet impactful introduction to the meal.

Raw Scallop Amuse Bouche Recipe

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Wolfgang’s Carrot and Broccoli Rabe Terrine

Wolfgang's Carrot and Broccoli Rabe Terrine

Wolfgang’s Carrot and Broccoli Rabe
🥕🥦 Terrine 🥦🥕
Served with Savory Herb Sauce

Of his savory baked vegetable terrine, the Chef says,”It’s impressive and somewhat different.” With broad flavor appeal and a jaunty presentation, this Carrot and Broccoli Rabe Terrine is perfect for entertaining. And Wolfgang Puck sure knows a thing or two about entertaining. This year his catering company hosted Hollywood’s biggest after-party, the Academy Awards Governors Ball for the 30th year!

“To me, spending time in the kitchen should be effortless. It shouldn’t be complicated. It should be fun!” says Wolfgang on Facebook.

While the preparation of this terrine isn’t exactly effortless, it isn’t complicated, and the result is quite fun… Carrots, broccoli rabe, and cheddar are the primary flavors in this delightful layered loaf. Here, I add my umami-rich and creamy Savory Herb Sauce to complement the vegetables, adding another layer of flavors, texture, and herbaceousness.

Wolfgang's Carrot and Broccoli Rabe Terrine

Wolfgang’s Carrot and Broccoli Rabe Terrine Recipe

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Hearty-Style Shrimp Bisque Inspired by Emeril and Ina

Hearty-Style Shrimp Bisque Inspired by Emeril and Ina🦐 Hearty-Style Shrimp Bisque 🦐
Inspired by Emeril and Ina

With Emeril and Ina as inspiration, how could this Shrimp Bisque be anything short of fabulous?

Emeril Lagasse’s shrimp stock is robust and aromatic. In this recipe, another layer of depth is added by roasting the shrimp shells before making the stock. And not just any shrimp shells, but extra flavorful spot shrimp with some of their roe still attached. The result is a stock with a rich, deep color.

Ina Garten’s shrimp bisque is hearty and textured. She says in her video that she prefers a chunky-style to smooth, so she coarsely chops a shrimp and leek mixture flavored with both dry sherry and cognac in a food processor before adding it back to the creamy base.

Here, the bisque is garnished with extra-jumbo butterflied shrimp and complementary fresh thyme. Gulf shrimp aficionados are sure to be delighted…

Hearty-Style Shrimp Bisque Inspired by Emeril and Ina

Hearty-Style Shrimp Bisque Recipe

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Porchetta Roast and Sandwich

Porchetta Roast and Sandwich

Porchetta Roast and Sandwich

Exactly fourteen years ago, I hosted a Porchetta Party at my home where we crafted a lovely porchetta roast and other porchetta dishes entirely from scratch. However, this time around, things are a bit different. I’m opting for convenience by cooking a pre-made roast from Costco. While it’s a simpler approach, the results are still delicious.

Porchetta stands as an Italian culinary masterpiece. It involves a dexterous process of hand-rolling and tying a free-range heritage pork loin and belly. This delectable creation is stuffed with a blend of spices, garlic, and lemon zest. Seasoned with a mix of salt, lemon juice, and white wine, the porchetta is then roasted to perfection.

Porchetta Roast and Sandwich

With its succulent savory interior and crave-worthy crackly skin exterior, Porchetta Roast makes an impressive and photogenic centerpiece. Leftover roast can be transformed into equally spectacular Sandwiches.

Porchetta Roast and Sandwich

Porchetta Roast and Sandwich Recipes

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The Caviartini – A Luxurious Twist on the Classic Gin Martini

Caviartini

🍸 Caviartini 🍸
with
🫒 Caviar & Crème Fraîche Stuffed Olive 🫒

The classic gin martini has long been celebrated for its simplicity and timeless elegance, but imagine taking this revered cocktail to new heights. Enter the “Caviartini” – a sophisticated twist that introduces Green Chartreuse, and Caviar & Crème Fraîche Stuffed Olives. This transformation takes the familiar to an unparalleled level, creating a sensory journey beyond the ordinary.

The addition of Green Chartreuse to the classic gin martini introduces a subtle layer of herbal complexity. To push the boundaries of opulence, the Caviartini is garnished with an olive stuffed with caviar and crème fraîche.

To complement the Caviartini experience, indulge in the perfect nibble – Vegetable Chips with a Caviar Crème Fraîche Dip. The crispiness of the chips paired with the creamy dip and briny caviar provides a delightful counterpoint to the martini’s juniper and botanical notes.

So, take a sip, relish the flavors, and let the Caviartini redefine your perception of the iconic gin martini.

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