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Oct
11

Not just for breakfast, the Frittata!

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A frittata is an Italian omelet, which, unlike a traditional omelet, is is served open rather than folded, and is typically started on the stovetop and finished in the broiler. Filled with meats, cheese, or vegetables, frittatas are an excellent avenue for leftover food. In Naples, Italy, frittatas (not surprisingly) typically also contain pasta.

It is thought by devoted food historians that the frittata has origins predating the omelet, and may have gained popularity in Italy during the observation of Lent. Traditional Italian frittata fillings include fontina cheese, garlic, nutmeg, italian sausage or ham, and sweet peppers. The American frittata craze is noted to have began in 1952, when the New York Times published the first frittata English language recipe.

Frittata’s are perfect for using random leftovers when your food stock is slim, and make an excellent impromtu meal.

In this video clip, owner and executive Chef Jay DeLong of Canape Specialty Chef Services in Seattle prepares a hearty cheese and veggie frittata recipe for a perfect anytime entree.

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Chef Jake Linzinmeir is Chef/owner of several restaurants in the beautiful ski town of Telluride, Colorado. Jake graduated from Cornell and has studied extensively in Italy, and recently has been featured in numerous Today Show episodes, as well as Bon Appetite. He currently is the featured chef for Amstel Light’s “Living Tastefully” campaign. In this video, rising celebrity Jake shows us how to make a classic comfort food, shepherd’s pie.

This recipe yields 6 large restaurant servings – the recipe has been halved and can easily be doubled for large groups or leftovers!

Ski Country Shepherd’s Pie Dark Beer Lamb Stew Ingredients:
2 pounds American Lamb, 1/2-inch dice
1 tablespoons vegetable oil or olive oil
11/2 large carrots, diced
1/4 large bunch celery, chopped
1 pounds pearl onions, whole
3 cups dark beer
1/2 cup tomato paste
5 cups lamb stock
6 1/2 cups chicken stock
21/2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped
1/8 cup fresh thyme, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar

Ski Country Shepherd’s Pie Colorado Ranch Potatoes Ingredients:
3 Yukon gold potatoes, rinsed, drained, shredded
4 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
2 1/2 ounces cream of chicken soup
2 ounces crème fraiche or sour cream
Salt and pepper to taste
Corn flakes as needed
2 1/2 ounces butter

Instructions for the Lamb:
In large pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat.
Add the lamb and brown, stirring occasionally. Remove lamb and drain.
Add the carrots, celery and onions to the pan; sauté until onions are translucent.
Deglaze the pan with the dark beer.
Stir in the tomato paste, bring to a slow boil.
Add the lamb stock, chicken stock, rosemary, thyme, salt, pepper and sugar.
Reduce the heat and simmer, reducing liquid by one-third.

For potatoes:
In bowl mix the potatoes with the cheese, soup, crème fraiche, salt and pepper.
Spread into a 2″ hotel half pan or casserole dish.
Cover with layer of corn flakes and dot with butter.
Bake 35 to 45 minutes at 325ºF.
Cool or reserve warm if using immediately.

To assemble the Shepherd’s Pie:
Heat stew to desired temperature, place in oven-proof bowl.
Cut portion of potatoes to cover dish and place over stew. Put back in oven or place under broiler to warm.
Serve when ready.

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As the nights are getting cooler, we’ve decided it’s time for a soup recipe category!

Here we start off the fall season with Chef and owner of Chinese Mirch restaurant in NYC, Vik Lulla.  In this video he makes a coconut infused shrimp soup with rice noodles and cilantro, a broth that not only tastes exotic and delicious but it also smells wonderfully fragrant.  This soup is a fusion of Indian and Chinese cuisine, and is brought to us from Real Meals Tv.

Recipe adapted from the video:

Coconut Infused Shrimp and Noodle Soup
Via Chef Vik Lulla

Ingredients:
Lemon
Thin rice noodles
4 Sprigs of Cilantro
2-3 Large Shrimp, butterflied with tails removed
¼ tsp. Coriander Powder
¼ tsp. Curry Powder
12 oz. Fish Stock
½ cup Coconut milk
¾ oz. White Vinegar
1. Add the stock to a very hot wok (or sauté pan).
2. As it begins to simmer, add the rice noodles and the shrimp.
3. Allow the shrimp to begin to curl into themselves. Add the cilantro,
breaking it roughly just before dropping it in.
4. Add both the coriander and curry powder.
5. Pour in the coconut milk and simmer the whole broth for 1-2
minutes.
6. Add white vinegar and a squeeze of lemon to taste.
7. Garnish with cilantro, fried shallots and a lemon wedge