Sunday, October 9, 2011

What we're having for dinner this week: Pea Soup topped with Prosciutto, Salad Nicoise, Mushroom and Sausage Ragu, Maple-Glazed Salmon with Mixed Lettuce Pear and Goatcheese Salad, Baked Buffalo Chicken Thighs with Cheesy Squash Cassarole, Fall Vegetable Curry and Simple Savory Italian Chicken and Escarole Soup

1.  Gordon Ramsey's Salad Nicoise

  Photo taken by Kris Callen
2. Pea Soup with Garlic topped with Prosciutto  

2 tbsp butter
2-3 garlic cloves
8 cups frozen peas
5 cups chicken stock 
4 slices prosciutto roughly chopped

1. Heat butter in a medium soup pan and add garlic. Fry garlic gently for 2-3 minutes(be careful not to brown). Add peas and and cook down 2 more minutes. Pour in stock and bring the soup to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 5 minutes(or until peas are tender).
2. Remove soup from heat and let cool at room temperature for 10 minutes. Transfer soup in batches to blender and puree. Return to soup pot and warm prior to serving. Season soup with salt and black pepper to taste and garnish with chopped prosciutto.

3. Fall Vegetable Curry 

1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil

1 cup diced peeled sweet potato 
1 cup small cauliflower florets
1/4 cup thinly sliced yellow onion 
2 teaspoons Madras curry powder
1/2 cup organic vegetable broth (such as Swanson) 
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained 
1 (14.5-ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 
1/2 cup plain 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt

1. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add sweet potato to pan; sauté 3 minutes. Decrease heat to medium. Add cauliflower, onion, and curry powder; cook 1 minute, stirring mixture constantly. Add broth and next 3 ingredients (through tomatoes); bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with cilantro and spoon over top brown rice.

4. Maple Glazed Salmon with Mixed Lettuce Pear and Goat Cheese Salad


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