- 4 beets, small to medium sized
- 4 ounces goat cheese
- 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 cup walnut oil
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, roughly chopped
- salt & pepper
- Preheat oven to 350º F.
- Scrub, rinse and pat beets dry then rub with a small amount of olive oil and wrap tightly in foil (two beets per foil packet). Roast for 1 to 1 1/2 hours until beets are tender and easily pierced with a knife. Allow to slightly cool then carefully remove skin. (The beets will stain your hands and clothing! So I use rubber gloves.) Set aside.
- In a small, dry frying pan toast walnuts until slightly browned. Set aside.
- In a small owl, whisk together balsamic vinegar and walnut oil then season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
- Once skin is removed slice beets width-wise into three or four sections (depending on the size of the beet.)
- In layers, alternate beet slices and crumbled goat cheese. Drizzle stacks with balsamic walnut oil vinaigrette, fresh thyme leaves and the toasted walnuts.
4 cups (8 ounces) finely sliced cremini or button mushrooms
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon Maldon or kosher salt or 1 1/2 teaspoons table salt
1 small clove garlic, minced
1 lemon, zested and juiced
4 sprigs fresh thyme stripped to give 1 tsp leaves
1 pound linguine or other pasta shape
1 bunch fresh flat-leaf parsley, leaves chopped, to give 1/2 cup
2 to 3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper
Slice the mushrooms finely, and put them into a large bowl with the oil, salt, garlic, lemon juice and zest, and gorgeously scented thyme leaves.
Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions and drain loosely retaining some water. Quickly put the pasta into the bowl with the mushroom mixture.
Toss everything together well, and then add the parsley, cheese, and pepper before tossing again. Eat with joy in your heart. Serves 4 to 6
- 1 pound mixed mushrooms, sliced if large
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- Coarse salt
- 4 ounces thinly sliced Taleggio, rind removed
- Fresh thyme, for topping
- Crostini, for serving
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Toss mushrooms with olive oil and salt on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake, tossing once, until golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer mushrooms to a 6-inch ovenproof skillet. Top with Taleggio. Bake until bubbly, about 5 minutes. Top with fresh thyme. Serve with crostini.
- 1 ½ pounds cultivated brown mushrooms, like shiitake, cremini or portobello
- ½ pound pale wild mushrooms, like chanterelle (or use King trumpet or oyster)
- Extra virgin olive oil
- 1 large onion, diced
- Salt and pepper
- 1 teaspoon chopped thyme
- 1 teaspoon chopped sage or rosemary
- Pinch red pepper flakes or cayenne
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 3 small ripe tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- Porcini broth, heated, or use chicken or vegetable broth
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 tablespoons chopped parsley
Clean mushrooms, keeping colors separate, and trim tough stems. (Save stems for stock.) Slice mushrooms about 1/8-inch thick.In a wide skillet, warm 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium high heat. Add onion, season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring, until onion has softened and browned, about 10 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
Add 1 more tablespoon oil and turn heat to high. Add brown mushrooms, season lightly and stir-fry until nicely colored, about 3 minutes. Lower heat to medium. Add thyme, sage, red pepper and tomato paste. Add tomatoes, stir well, and cook for 1 minute. Season again with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon flour, stir to incorporate and cook for 1 minute more. Stir in reserved onions.
Add 1 cup mushroom broth and stir until thickened, about 1 minute. Gradually add 1 more cup broth and cook for 2 minutes. Sauce should have gravy-like consistency; thin with more broth if necessary. Adjust seasoning. (May be prepared to this point several hours ahead and reheated.)
Just before serving, put butter and 1 tablespoon olive in wide skillet over medium high heat. When butter begins to brown, add chanterelles, season with salt and pepper, and sauté for about 2 minutes, until cooked through and beginning to brown. Add garlic and parsley, stir to coat and cook 1 minute more. Add chanterelles to brown mushroom mixture and transfer to a warm serving bowl. Accompany with polenta or pasta if you wish.
All the deliciousness of stuffed mushrooms without all the work! An easy side dish you can serve any night of the week!
- 1 pound white button mushrooms
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1⁄4 cup dried Italian-style breadcrumbs
- 2 tablespoons Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, grated
- 2 tablespoons Italian parsley, minced
- 1⁄4 teaspoon thyme (fresh or dried)
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- black pepper to taste
- 2 tbsp olive oil to drizzle
- olive oil spray
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Slice off the bottom of the stems; then, use a moist paper towel to gently remove any dirt from mushrooms.
- Quarter or halve the mushrooms, depending on the size.
- Sprinkle water in the bottom of a 13 x 9 baking dish then place mushrooms in a single layer on top of the water.
- In a small bowl combine next six ingredients: breadcrumbs through salt/pepper. Sprinkle mixture evenly on top of the mushrooms.
- Drizzle evenly with olive oil then spray the top with olive oil spray so it’s evenly coated. Bake uncovered until the mushrooms are golden, about 20 minutes. Serve hot or warm.
- For the biscuit topping
- 3/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons (120 grams) all-purpose flour
- 3 1/2 tablespoons cornmeal
- 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon (130 grams) cold unsalted butter, cubed
- 3 1/2 tablespoons cold buttermilk
- For the tomato filling
- 2 pounds (1 kilogram) red and yellow cherry tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- Leaves from 8 to 10 thyme sprigs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
- Healthy pinch freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste
- 1 large egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon water
- 6 ounces (170 grams) soft goat cheese, crumbled
- Make the biscuit topping
- 1. Whisk together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Dump in the butter cubes. Using a pastry blender, work the butter until you have pea- to lima bean-size pieces. (If you have particularly cold hands, you can use your fingertips.) Drizzle in the buttermilk and toss the mixture with a fork until it’s evenly moistened.
- 2. Plop the dough on a clean work surface. Press and squeeze the dough until it begins to hold together. (If you tossed it well with the fork, this should be a cinch. If you see dry spots, it’s best to use the fork to mix the dough instead of your hands. Whatever you do, don’t overwork the dough.) When all is said and done, you should still see pea-size bits of butter running through the dough.
- 3. Shape the dough into a disc about 3/4 inch (2 centimeters) thick. Using a 1 1/2 inch (4 centimeter) biscuit cutter, cut out 9 biscuits. Gently gather the dough scraps together, press them into a slab again, and cut out more biscuits. (I was able to get 15 biscuits.) Transfer the biscuits to a baking sheet and slide them in the freezer for 1 to 2 hours. (You can stash the biscuits in a resealable plastic bag and freeze them for up to 3 months to simplify throwing the cobbler together at the last minute easy. You’ll want to allow them a little extra time to thaw a little after taking them out of the freezer and before baking them.)
- Make the tomato filling
- 4. Crank your oven to 350°F (180°C).
- 5. Toss the cherry tomatoes, olive oil, half the thyme, salt, and pepper in an ovenproof skillet. (I used a 12-inch cast-iron skillet and it worked marvelously.) Cover the skillet and cook on the stovetop over medium-high heat until the tomatoes begin to soften, 2 to 3 minutes. Uncover the skillet and continue cooking until all the tomatoes have burst slightly and released their juices.
- 6. Remove the biscuits from the freezer and generously brush the tops with the egg wash. Place them on top of the tomato mixture in the skillet, spacing them 1 inch (2 1/2 centimeters) apart.
- 7. Bake the cobbler for 25 minutes. Remove the skillet from the oven and dot the goat cheese between the biscuits, covering any exposed tomato mixture. Return the whole shebang to the oven, bump up the heat to 450°F (232°C) and continue baking until the top is nicely browned, about 10 minutes more. Scatter the remaining thyme over the top and serve the cobbler warm or at room temperature, scooping the cobbler straight from the skillet at the table. If you’re like me, you’ll want to gild each serving with an extra crank or so freshly ground black pepper. The cobbler is best eaten the day it’s made. (Like it could ever make it to another day.)
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- 2 ribs of celery cubed
- minced parsley
- Combine the carrots, onion, cabbage, garlic, chicken stock, olive oil, thyme, basil, parsley, salt, and pepper in a stock pot over medium-high heat; bring to a simmer and cook until the carrots are tender, about 20 minutes. Add potatoes and cook until done. Serve
- Preheat the oven to 275° F. Brush a baking dish lightly with half the olive oil.
- Arrange the fish fillet(s) skin side-down in the pan. Rub the top with the remaining olive oil. Sprinkle lightly with salt. Tuck half the thyme sprigs under the fish and place the remainder on top.
- Roast for 15 to 35 minutes, until a two-pronged kitchen fork inserted in the thickest part of the fish meets with no resistance, the flesh separates easily from the skin, and is just beginning to flake when you poke into it. An instant-read thermometer should read 120° F. (Don’t worry if the top of the fish has a slightly transparent, raw look; this is the result of the low roasting temperature. It will be cooked inside.)
- Serve warm, room temperature, or cold. Remove the thyme sprigs and sprinkle with additional fresh herbs, like chives before serving, if desired. Serve with Greek yogurt mixed with more herbs, or another sauce of your choice. Serves 4
For a simple, one-pot potato side dish that featured the benefits of both boiling and roasting, we had to get creative. We combined halved small red potatoes, butter, and salted water in a 12-inch skillet and simmered this mixture until the potatoes turned creamy and the water fully evaporated. In the then-dry skillet, the potatoes and butter were left alone to fry and develop great flavor and color. Subtle aromatics like thyme and garlic balance well with last-minute additions like lemon juice.
1 1/2 lbs. small red potatoes, unpeeled, halved
2 cups water
3 tablespoons unsalted butter|
3 garlic cloves, peeled
3 sprigs fresh thyme
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons minced fresh chives
Arrange potatoes in single layer, cut side down, in 12-inch nonstick skillet. Add water, butter, garlic, thyme, and salt and bring to simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium, cover, and simmer until potatoes are just tender, about 15 minutes.
Remove lid and use slotted spoon to transfer garlic to cutting board; discard thyme. Increase heat to medium-high and vigorously simmer, swirling pan occasionally, until water evaporates and butter starts to sizzle, 15 to 20 minutes. When cool enough to handle, mince garlic to paste. Transfer paste to bowl and stir in lemon juice and pepper.
Continue to cook potatoes, swirling pan frequently, until butter browns and cut sides of potatoes turn spotty brown, 4 to 6 minutes longer. Off heat, add garlic mixture and chives and toss to thoroughly coat. Serve immediately. Serving Size: 4
i believe I posted this the other day but I made them last night and they were fabulous! Okay, Aside from the fact that they have nicely brown crispy bits that make them good the BEST is the garlic.
The garlic is cooked until soft in the water, then after 15 minutes it is wonderfully sweet and so soft. I put the cooked garlic into a little cup, mashed it up and added a teaspoon of lemon juice. A bit of salt and pepper. It’s wonderful on the potatoes but it’s going to be great on steamed green beans or broccoli. I liked the SteamFresh brand green beans and brussels sprouts since you just put the bag in the microwave five minutes and they are cooked. I usually then pop them into some butter and season. Tonight I’m doing them but I’m going to use the soft garlic and lemon.
- Four 1/2-inch-thick slices of peasant bread, halved diagonally
- 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 1/2 pounds white mushrooms
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 medium shallots, finely chopped
- 1 large garlic clove, minced
- 1 teaspoon chopped thyme
- 3 tablespoons water
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
- 1/4 pound Fontina cheese, coarsely shredded (about 1 cup)
- 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
- Preheat the oven to 400°. Arrange the bread on a baking sheet and drizzle with 3 tablespoons of the olive oil. Toast for 12 minutes, until slightly golden around the edges. Turn the broiler on.
- Meanwhile, thinly slice the mushrooms. In a large skillet, cook the butter over high heat until lightly browned, 2 minutes. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil and the mushrooms and cook undisturbed until the mushrooms are browned on the bottom, 2 minutes. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until browned all over, 10 minutes. Add the shallots, garlic and thyme, lower the heat to moderate and cook until the shallots are tender, 5 minutes. Add the water and scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan, then cook for 3 minutes longer. Season the mushrooms with salt and pepper and remove from the heat.
- Spoon the mushroom mixture on the toasts and sprinkle the cheese on top. Broil for 2 minutes, or until the cheese is melted. Transfer the crostini to a platter, sprinkle with the parsley and serve.