Grilled Sirloin with Herbed Goat Cheese

Grilled Sirloin with Herbed Goat Cheese

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 Top Sirloin Butt Steaks
  • 2 ounces Raw Amish Garlic and Chives Goat Cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Beef Tallow
  • 1 package sliced white mushrooms
  • 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

METHOD:

  1. Rinse steaks under cold water and pat dry with a paper towel.

  2. Allow steaks to come to room temperature.

  3. Preheat the grill to high heat.

  4. In a non stick frying pan, heat tallow on medium heat.

  5. Sautee mushrooms and onion, seasoning with salt and pepper, until onions are translucent, and mushrooms have softened.

  6. Grill steaks 6 minutes a side.

  7. Place cheese on steaks after the initial flip to allow melting during the remaining time.

  8. Top with sauteed mushrooms and onions, and serve.

Bread Adventures – Rye

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Sausage & Egg Breakfast Bites

Here’s a nice, versatile way to prepare eggs. I used onions and red and green bell peppers, but any vegetable will do. You can eat them cold or hot, but I prefer them hot.

Sausage bites

Sausage & Egg Breakfast Bites

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 small bunch of dark greens, such as kale, Swiss chard, beet greens or spinach
  • 1-2 cups of crumbled, uncooked sausage
  • 8-10 eggs
  • a small bunch of parsley or other fresh herb

METHOD:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F.

  2. Slice the greens into thin strips (if using kale, removed the stems). Saute in oil or butter over medium heat for several minutes, then add the crumbled sausage.

  3. Continue to saute until sausage is basically cooked, then turn off heat.

  4. Whisk the eggs then stir in the parsley, kale and sausage.

  5. Pour into a greased 8?ó8 pan. Bake 20-25 minutes.

  6. Let cool slightly before cutting into squares.

Bread Adventures – Cinnamon Rolls

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Bread Adventures – White Bread

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Bread Adventures – French Bread Loafs

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Moqueca De Peixe

Here’s a nice fish stew. I used Dover Sole and also added some shrimp (mainly because I had some leftover shrimp I needed to use). I also doubled the recipe because I like leftovers. If you do the same, you don’t have to double all the vegetables unless you want to. I also didn’t have dende oil (palm oil), so I just used all olive oil.

Moqueca

Moqueca De Peixe (fish Moqueca)

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 lbs. fish (any white fleshed fish like red snapper, grouper or red fish)
  • 1 lime
  • 1 small tomato roughly chopped, 2 medium tomatoes sliced into thin rounds
  • 2 bell peppers (1 green and 1 red) sliced into thin rounds
  • 4 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 small onion roughly chopped, 1 large onion sliced into thin rounds
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup dende oil
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • pickled jalapenos thinly chopped, to your taste
  • 2 teaspoons salt

METHOD:

  1. Cut the fish into 2-inch pieces.

  2. Combine 1 small tomato, 1 small onion, 2 tablespoons of chopped cilantro, 1 teaspoon of salt and 2 garlic cloves in a food processor and process until pieces are very small. Mix it with juice of 1 lime.

  3. Cover both sides of the fish with this mixture and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

  4. Use the half of the bell peppers, tomatoes and onions cut into round slices and half of the remaining cilantro to make layers on top of each other in a large saute pan.

  5. Cover those layers with the fish and the marinade.

  6. Make other layers with the remaining bell peppers, tomatoes, onions and cilantro to cover the fish. Add the jalapenos (I use 1 teaspoon for mild flavor).

  7. Drizzle everything with olive oil and dende oil. Add coconut milk and 1 teaspoon of salt, stir, cover with a lid and cook over low heat, until the flesh starts to flake, about 20 minutes.

Hanger Steak with Caramelized Onions, Mushrooms, and Pan-Roasted Potatoes

Sometimes, but not very often, it isn’t all about the sauce. Sometimes it’s the sides. Steak, frites, caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms. Need I say more.

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Hanger Steak with Caramelized Onions, Mushrooms, and Pan-Roasted Potatoes

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/2 lb. medium white potatoes, scrubbed
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • Perfect Saute Seasoning or salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 onions, sliced into 1/2 inch-thick rings
  • 3/4 lb. cremini mushrooms, wiped clean, trimmed, and sliced
  • Perfect Saute Seasoning (1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons salt blended with 1 teaspoon finely ground white pepper) or salt and freshly ground white or black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 (7-ounce) hanger steaks
  • Perfect Saute Seasoning (1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons salt blended with 1 teaspoon finely ground white pepper) or salt and freshly ground white or black pepper

METHOD:

  1. To make the potatoes: Put the potatoes in a large pot and add salted water to cover. Bring to a boil. Cook the potatoes until just barely tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Drain and cool. Slice the potatoes into 1/4 inch-thick matchsticks.

  2. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

  3. To crisp the potatoes, in a large skillet over medium heat, heat 1 tablespoon of the butter with the oil. Add the potatoes to the hot skillet and cook, tossing occasionally, until golden brown all over, about 10 minutes. Toss the potatoes with the remaining 1 tablespoon butter, the parsley, and the seasoning. Cover to keep warm, or transfer to a platter and tent with foil.

  4. Meanwhile, prepare the mushrooms and onions: In a skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and translucent, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring, until they are browned and tender, 7 to 8 minutes. Sprinkle with seasoning and parsley, if using, and cover to keep warm.

  5. To cook the steak: Heat the oil in a cast-iron pan over high heat until very, very hot, at least 5 solid minutes. Sprinkle the steaks all over with the seasoning. Sear the steaks in the pan until well browned on all sides, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer the steaks to the oven and roast until desired doneness is reached, about 3 more minutes for rare (115 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer) and 5 for medium-rare (120 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer). Transfer to serving plates, tent with foil, and let rest for at least 3 minutes before serving with the potatoes, mushrooms, and onions.

Pork Carnitas

The worst thing about the lipophobe world we live in is that we ignore the traditional ways in which foods are prepared. This recipe brings that back. It is so delicious, you will kick yourself for not eating it more often. The key to this is pastured lard (or tallow, which what I used). Don’t used that store bought junk. It is bad for you.

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Pork Carnitas

INGREDIENTS:

  • Carnitas
  • 3 lbs. Lard, pastured, with no additives‚ or bacon grease or refined, expeller pressed coconut oil‚ or a combination
  • 3 1/2 lbs. Pork, boneless, butt or shoulder, pastured
  • Sea salt
  • 1 Orange, fresh, organic if possible
  • 1 bunch Cilantro

METHOD:

  1. Place the lard in a Dutch oven or crockpot and set the heat to medium-low.

  2. Cut the orange into slices. Add to pot.

  3. Coarsely chop 1/4 of a cup of cilantro. Add to pot.

  4. Cut the pork into 3-inch cubes and lightly salt the meat with sea salt.

  5. Once the lard has melted, add the meat to the pot. The melted lard should cover the meat; if it does not, add more.

  6. Cook on medium-to-low heat for 2 to 2 1/2 hours. After about 30 minutes, the lard will begin to boil. Allow to boil gently. As the moisture gradually cooks away, the temperature of the lard will rise, allowing the meat to brown. If the meat has not browned at the end of the cooking time, remove the orange slices and continue to cook.

  7. Remove the meat and let drain on paper towels.

  8. Serve with optional warm sprouted flour or corn tortillas. Top with the guacamole and sour cream.

  9. Garnish with salsa, chopped onion, cilantro, and jalapeno slices, if desired.

World’s Best Braised Cabbage

Saying this is the world’s best braised cabbage is not a stretch. It makes the best tasting cabbage you will ever have.

World’s Best Braised Cabbage

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 medium head of green cabbage, about 2 pounds, cut into 8 wedges. (I used a mix: 1/2 from Kilpatrick Family Farm as lose leaves and half grocery store organic.)
  • 1 large (or 2 medium) yellow onions, thickly sliced (KFF)
  • 1 large (or 2 medium) carrots, cut into 1/4‚Ä? rounds (KFF)
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock, or water ( I used homemade chicken stock)
  • 1/4 cup of extra-virgin olive oil
  • Course salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes
  • Fleur de sel or course sea salt to finish (I did not use- forgot)

METHOD:

  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees. lightly oil a large gratin dish or 9×13 baking dish (I used the baking dish).

  2. Trimming the cabbage: Peel off & discard any bruised or ragged outer leaves. The cabbage should weigh close to 2 pounds. If cabbage weighs more, save some for a batch of cole slaw (that’s what I did). Cut the cabbage into 8 wedges. Arrange wedges in the baking dish as a single layer as best as you can.

  3. The braise: Scatter onions and carrots. Drizzle oil & stock/water. Season with S&P & pepper flakes. Cover tightly with foil, and slide into middle of the oven. Turn the cabbage wedges at 1 hour, trying to keep wedges together. Cook for another 2 hours or until you see that the vegetables are tender.

  4. The Finish: Once the cabbage is completely tender, remove the foil, increase the oven temp to 400 (this is where I did her variation and drizzled splashes of balsamic vinegar onto the wedges) and roast until the vegetables JUST begin to brown, another 15 minutes or so. Serve at warm or room temp, sprinkle with sea salt.

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