Roasted onions and parmesan cheese are a great flavor combo. For this canape I use Parmesan/Reggiano grated cheese. If you need a quick canape at the last-minute this one fills the bill – only five ingredients to make the base and then any toppers you want to add. In this case I chose bacon and salmon roe, but you could also do slices of cocktail onion, green or black olive slices, slivers of green apple for a tart twist, or any number of toppers, depending upon your imagination and what you have in your pantry.
Today I made my 2nd Blue Apron dinner (see here for the first Blue Apron dinner). Fresh Gnocchi and Maitake Mushrooms. I have eaten Gnocchi all my life and always had it with a marinara sauce being the nice Italian girl that I am. So Blue Apron’s recipe was missing the red sauce – what? If you are not familiar with Gnocchi, they are little potato dumplings that end up looking and somewhat tasting like pasta – only they are potatoes and not pasta. I have only once in my life seen a movie showing people preparing Gnocchi and that was in the movie Godfather III.
Fall has definitely arrived – although we were treated to sunny days this weekend, you could definitely feel the chill in the air. So Soup Season is here. I love homemade soups and this one is simple to make and ready to eat in under an hour. I use an immersion blender to finish this soup as I like small bits of the vegetables still in tact, and an immersion blender offers you more control on how smooth, or how chunky you want your soup, as opposed to a food processor. Me, I like it a smidge chunky!
This is an adaption of Best Foods “Parmesan Crusted Chicken” . I deleted the bread crumbs because I want this recipe to be low carb, and added chives and roasted garlic to kick up the flavor a notch. I roasted the garlic in olive oil on Sunday, so I can use in multiple recipes this week – roasted garlic seems milder to me yet far more flavorful. This recipe took 5 minutes to prepare and 25 minutes to cook. Dinner in 30 minutes and I caught up on my emails while it baked – nice!
Mushrooms, mushrooms, mushrooms. I add them to sauces, soups, chinese food, atop pizzas, sliced raw in salads, chicken casseroles, beef bourguignon, and on and on and on. They are minced, sliced, cubed, chopped, braised, stewed, fried, sautéed, used in place of beef (the Portobello is perfect for this) and they are even mashed if you are making Mushroom Pate. They are one of the most versatile vegetables, though technically they are really a fungus. And today I stuffed them with cream cheese, vermouth, bread crumbs and herbs in the traditional manner.