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Black Pepper Candied Walnut Bacon

Posted on August 9, 2016 at 3:40 PM Comments comments ()

Bacon. Yes, bacon. Can it get any better? Well apparently, it can. This recipe for my Black Pepper Candied Walnut Bacon will have you returning for slice after slice. Perfect as a snack, or on a sandwich, salad or with brunch these tasty morsels are not only delcicious, but simple to make.





Serves: 2-3

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 25-30 Minutes

By: Chef Hallie Norvet



Ingredients:

1 Pound Smoked Thick Cut Bacon, Cut in Half

1/2 Cup Brown Sugar

1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika

1 tsp Fresh Cracked Black Pepper

1/4 Cup Chopped Walnuts



Tip:

If you'd like a spicy version, add a sprinkle of cayenne pepper or a tablespoon of Sriracha when mixing in ingredients.




Directions:


Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees. In a medium mixing bowl add in bacon, bown sugar, paprika and pepper.


On a parchment lined baking sheet or silpat, uniformly place bacon 1/2 inch apart from each other. Place on middle rack of oven and bake for 20 minutes. Check on your bacon at the 20 minute mark to see if you need to remove any fat from the pan. Continue to bake for an additional 5-10 minutes until desired thickness is reached, the longer the bacon cooks the crispier and thinner it will be.


Remove bacon from oven and allow to cool on cooling rack. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts while fresh from the oven. Bacon will stiffen up a bit after a few minutes. Enjoy warm, room temperature or chilled.

Heirloom Carrot and Ricotta Tart with Za'atar Spice

Posted on January 9, 2016 at 4:00 PM Comments comments ()

Heirloom Carrot and Ricotta Tart with Za'atar Spice




Serves: 4

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes

By: Chef Hallie Norvet


Ingredients:

1 Small Sheet Puff Pustry, Thawed and Cut Into 4 4x2 Slices

1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

1 Pound Medium Size Heirloom Carrots, Trimmed and Peeled

1 Egg, Beaten

1/2 teaspoon Sumac

Salt

4 Tablespoons Ricotta Cheese

Honey (as much as you'd like, but a light drizzle will suffice)

1/2 Tablespoon Fresh Dill, Chopped

1/2 Tablespoon Fresh Thyme, Chopped

1/2 Tablespoon Fresh Mint, Chopped

1 Teaspoon Sesame Seeds


Directions:

Thaw your puff pastry according to directions.




Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Drizzle 1 Tablespoon olive oil onto a medium sheet tray. Lay out carrots onto the sheet tray so they are not touching. Place tray of carrots on middle rack of oven and roast for 7 Minutes. Open oven, remove tray and flip carrots over to cook evenly. Return tray to oven and allow to cook for an additional 7 minutes. Remove carrots from oven and allow to cool. 


When carrots are cool. Place them onto a cutting board and cut them in half.


Then, place your puff pastry sheets onto a baking sheet so they are not touching, as seen below. Top the sheet with the carrots cut side facing down. Sprinkle sumac and salt over carrots to season. With a clean basting brush, distruubute an even layer of egg wash over the visible puff pastry. The egg wash provides a nice color and sheen to the pastry.




When finishing applying the egg wash, you're ready to pop these in the oven. Just like the carrots they should be cooked on the middle rack of a 400 degree oven. Bake these pastry's for 15 minutes until the edges are golden brown and the pastry is fully cooked. Remove pastrys from oven and allow to cool for 2 minutes. Serve with a scoop of ricotta, honey, sesame seeds and herbs. You can eat this with your hands or with a knife and fork.


Also, if you are making a large amount of these, you coudl sue the same recipe for whole sheets of carrot tarts. Just make an entire sheets and cut into the serving size you or your guest desire.



Loaded Bloody Mary

Posted on October 12, 2014 at 6:15 PM Comments comments ()

Fully Loaded Bloody Mary Recipe


All Summer long I was in search of a fully loaded Bloody Mary and yeilded pretty mediocre results. So I decided to take things into my own hands and create my own. Behold! My version of a Loaded Bloody Mary! Full of everything I love to eat (and drink) this is a sure hit at any Sunday football party or brunch date. You can even create a bloody mary bar with all of the ingredients layed  out for your guests to choose from. Have fun creating, eating and drinking yours!



Servings: Makes 10 9oz. Bloody Marys

Prep-Time: 20 Minutues

Cook-Time: 1 Hour

By: Chef Hallie Norvet


Ingredients:

For the Bloody Mary Mix:

60 oz. Tomato Juice (7 1/2 Cups)

1 oz. Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice

1 oz Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice

3 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce

2 teaspoon Freshly Grated Horseradish

4 teaspoons Sea Salt

4 teaspoons Tabasco Sauce

2 teaspoon Celery Salt

2 teaspoon Freshly Grated Black Pepper


For Serving:

Ice Cubes

30 oz. High Quality Vodka (3 and 3/4 Cups)


Garnish Options:

Celery Stalks

Pickles

Blanched Asparagus

Cherry Tomatoes

Cocktail Onions

Green Olives

Cheddar Cheese Cubes

Poached Shrimp

Cooked Bacon Strips

Cooked Tater Tots

Mini Cheeseburgers


Directions:

Place all Bloody Mary Ingredients into a large pitcher, whisk to combine. Cover with lid or saran wrap and allow to chill in the refrigerator for a minimum of 1 hour and a maximum of 24 hours.


For Serving:

When ready to serve, stir Bloody Mary mixture again to distribute even flavors.


Fill 10 16oz. mason jars halfway with ice cubes. Pour 3oz. of Vodka and 6 oz. of Bloody Mary mix into each glass and stir with a cocktail stirrer to combine flavors.


Garnish with your choice of garnish options, basically anything you can put onto a skewer you can put into your loaded bloody mary. Celery Stalks, Olives, Bacon and Shrimp are my favorites. Enjoy!


*Disclaimer: These Bloody Marry's are large and in charge. Please drink responsibly.

Ranchero Sauce for Huevos Rancheros

Posted on March 23, 2014 at 8:25 PM Comments comments ()

This morning I got a late start to the day and decided to spend my afternoon creating my ideal huevos rancheros. This sauce is made from a few simple ingredients and produce you may already have in the house. On a spicy scale of 1-10 this sauce ranks a 7 or so. If you like a little less heat, leave out half of the jalapenos.



Serves: 6

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

By: Chef Hallie Norvet


Ingredients:

1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 Medium Brown Onion, Chopped

2 Medium Carrots, Peeled, Trimmed and Chopped

1 Stalk Celery, Chopped

4 Jalapenos, De-seeded and Chopped

5 Garlic Cloves, Chopped

1Teaspoon Cumin

1 Teaspoon Chile Powder

2 Dry California Chiles, De-Seeded and Crushed

1 Can Tomato Paste

11/2 Cup Chicken Broth


Directions:

Heat olive oil in a medium stockpot over high heat. Add Onion, Carrot, Celery, Jalapenos, Garlic Cloves, Cumin, Chile Powder and Crushed Chiles. Saute over medium heat for 3 minutes until soft. Add tomato paste,and stir with vegetables for 3 miinutes or so  with a wooden spoon. Add chicken stock, stir and bring mixture to a boil. Simmer over medium heat for 15 minutes. Then blend mixture with an immersion blender and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve under, or over, sunnyside up eggs and a fried tortilla!


Bacon, Heirloom Potato and Butternut Squash Hash

Posted on November 29, 2013 at 11:20 AM Comments comments ()

This dish is best cooked in a cast-iron skillet. If you don’t have any cast-iron cookware, a large stainless steel sauté pan would work just as well.

 



Servings 2

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 15 Minutes

By: Chef Hallie Norvet

 

Ingredients:

5 Slices Bacon, Chopped

1 Cup Small Diced Heirloom Potatoes

1 Cup Small Diced Butternut Squash

Salt and Pepper

1 Tablespoon Thyme

1 Teaspoon Butter

2 Large Eggs

 

Directions:

Heat a medium cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat and add chopped bacon. Stir with a wooden spoon until bacon is cooked.  Remove bacon from pan but leave the fat. Return pan to stovetop and heat over medium-high heat. Add potatoes, butternut squash and thyme to the pan and continue cooking over medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes to evenly cook the hash.  Be sure to season the hash as well with a light sprinkling of salt and pepper. With a spatula or spoon, make an opening in the middle of the pan for eggs and reduce heat to medium. Melt butter onto open spot and crack eggs into pan. Reduce heat to medium low and continue cooking until egg whites are firm and potatoes are cooked through. Garnish with chopped parsley and/or thyme.

Goat Cheese and Red Pepper Frittata

Posted on September 28, 2013 at 4:25 PM Comments comments ()

This goat cheese and red pepper frittata can be made in under ten minutes! A quick, sophisticated and healthy breakfast or lunch for anyone on the go. Can be served hot or chilled.




Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 5 Minutes

Servings: 2

By Chef Hallie Norvet


Ingredients:

4 Eggs

2 Teaspoons Half and Half or Whole Milk

Salt and Pepper

1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

1/2 Finely Chopped Red Bell Pepper, or any other pepper you prefer

2 Tablespoon Chopped Chive or Scallion

1-2oz. Crumbled Goat Cheese


Directions:

Postition cooking rack in upper third of your oven and preheat broiler. Whisk eggs and half-and-half in small mixing bowl until incorporated. Heat oil over high heat in medium, oven-safe, non-stick skillet. Add peppers and 1 tablespoon scallions, stir and cook for 1 minute.


Add egg mixture over peppers and scallion. Allow eggs to cook for 30 seconds, then carefully lift edges of frittata allow uncooked egg to flow underneath. Cook 2 more minutes or so until bottom is light golden brown then remove from heat. Evenly add crumbled goat cheese to top of frittata and place skillet on upper rack of oven. Allow to cook for 2 to 3 minutes or so until egg mixture has puffed up and the top has become golden brown. Remove from pan, allow to cool for 1 minute. Slice frittata into quarters and garnish with chopped scallion or chive.