Category Archives: meats

Golden Gravy

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Yields: 4 people

Ingredients:
1 medium onion, finely diced
1 cup vegetable stock
3 tablespoon olive oil
3 tablespoons whole wheat or potato flour
2 ounces ghee
Sea salt
Freshly ground pepper to taste

Directions:
1. In a skillet, sauté the onion in the olive oil until brown.
2. Add the ghee and lower heat.
3. As the ghee melts, add the flour, stirring constantly to keep it from burning.
4. After the flour browns, add vegetable stock until gravy thickens.

Chai Chicken

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
Yields: 4 people

Ingredients:
4 chicken legs
4 to 5 sliced carrots
Salt and pepper
1 cup coconut milk
2 cups chai tea

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2.Place chicken and carrots in a casserole dish. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper. 3.In a pot, combine coconut milk and tea and bring to a boil. 4.Pour over the chicken in the casserole dish. 5.Cover with lid and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. 6.Serve with brown basmati rice and greens. Use coconut milk mixture as a sauce.

Notes:
Chai is the Hindi word for tea. Masala chai, what we know as “chai” is a tea drink of that is brewed in milk with a variety of spices. You can buy chai tea bags or make it yourself by putting shredded ginger, cinnamon powder and ground cardamom seeds in a pot with 2 cups of water, bringing it to a boil. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes to bring out the flavor of the spices, then add tea and stir.

Smoked Turkey with Kale

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Yields: 4 people

Ingredients:
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 red onion, sliced into thin strips
1 bunch curly kale, sliced into thin ribbons
1/2 pound smoked turkey breast, sliced into bite-size chunks
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
Sea salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
1. Slowly sauté the onions in oil over medium low heat for 7-10 minutes, until they start to turn light brown.
2. Add kale and stir until wilted, about 3 minutes.
3. Add turkey and cook another 2 minutes until it is warm.
4. Transfer to a serving dish and drizzle with balsamic vinegar and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Cilantro Mango Chicken

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Yields: 4 people

Ingredients:
2 whole skinless, boneless chicken breasts, split
8 ounces plain yogurt
1 cup cilantro, finely chopped
1/2 cup fresh lime, juiced
Dash of cayenne pepper
1 cloves fresh garlic, minced
1 large ripe mango, peeled, finely diced

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Combine1/4 cup yogurt,1/4 cup of cilantro, half of the lime juice, cayenne pepper and garlic. Coat chicken breast with this mixture, marinate for at least 1 hour.
3. While chicken marinates, purée remaining yogurt, 2/3 of cubed mango, 1/2 teaspoon lime juice and 1 cup cilantro in blender.
4. Bake chicken in a glass baking dish for 25-30 minutes.
5. Place chicken on serving plates, pour on sauce and sprinkle with mango and extra sauce on side.
6. Add a sprig of fresh cilantro for garnish.

Apple Rosemary Cornish Game Hens

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes
Yields: 2 people

Ingredients:
1 1-3/4 lb. Cornish game hen, halved lengthwise
2-3 apples, peeled and diced
1 cup cranberries (fresh or frozen)
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup apple juice or cider
2 teaspoons curry
2 twigs fresh rosemary, left whole
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. To create sauce, combine the apples, cranberries, maple syrup, apple juice, curry and rosemary twigs in a saucepan over medium-high. Stir frequently, blending all ingredients and bring to a boil.
3. Decrease the heat to low, cover the saucepan and simmer, stirring frequently, until the apple pieces are very soft and berries have broken open and released their juices. This will take about 8-10 minutes.
4. To prepare the hen: Rinse the hen halves and pat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place the hen halves with rosemary twigs underneath, skin side up, on a foil covered baking sheet. Cover each hen half with sauce, coating generously.
5. Roast the hen halves until golden and their juices run clear, about 25 minutes.
6. Add juice from roasting to sauce and bring to a boil once again, then reduce and simmer for about 3 minutes, allowing it to thicken.
7. Transfer hen halves to plates. Serve with sauce and use rosemary twigs as decoration.

Ginger Halibut with Shredded Daikon Radish

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 35 minutes
Yields: 2 people

Ingredients:
2 8-ounce halibut fillets
1 tablespoon tamari
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon fresh ginger juice
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup daikon radish, shredded
Directions:
1. Wash fish and place in a shallow baking dish.
2. Mix tamari, sesame oil, ginger juice and water in a small bowl.
3. Cover fish with marinade and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes.
4. Heat olive oil in a pan.
5. Add fish and cook for about 7 minutes until fish is almost done.
6. Add remaining marinade and cook until fish is completely cooked and marinade is heated.
7. Serve with shredded daikon radish.