Recipe For Health
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Sautéed Green Beans with Nouc Cham
In this recipe Chef Kurt teaches you how to make nouc cham, a classic Vietnamese dipping sauce. Balance the amount of lime juice, fish sauce and sugar to suit your preference for sour, salty, and sweet. Serve over vegetables or as a condiment for dipping.
Now’s your chance to switch things up. Watermelon season is a great time to try out this twist on salsa. Easy to make and so refreshing, it’s the perfect summertime side
Spring Pea Crostini
Toast is a hot item! Looking for a fresh, bright spread for your toast? This recipe is the perfect way to showcase your early garden harvest or farmers market find. Hint: make it even easier and just as delicious with frozen peas!
Que Baked Beans
Want homemade baked beans without a lot of fuss? Let Bush’s get your recipe started. Add a few flavorful extras. Bake until thick and bubbly and a little crusty around the edges for the look and taste of homemade. Enjoy the cookout!
North African Spiced Lamb Meatballs
Meatballs in red sauce are classic all over the world. The spice defines the cuisine. For these lamb meatballs, a sauce might begin with tomatoes or red peppers; season with coriander and cinnamon; finish with fresh mint; then serve over couscous.
In this recipe Chef teaches us to make a simple pan sauce. Sauté to develop fond (incredibly flavorful stuff stuck to the pan) add some aromatics, loosen fond with wine, reduce liquid over heat, finish with butter and fresh herb. For this recipe—tarragon!
Badamaash Pork Cutlet
Chef Kurt’s Badamaash Pork Cutlet, spiced with Indian flavors, won him 2018 Chef of the Year from Michigan Chefs de Cuisine Association! He served it with dumpling and other tasty sides. He says it makes a great sandwich, simply served on a bun!
Wild Rice Tomato Soup
Not your typical wild rice soup, Chef Kurt’s version is loaded with vegetables and grains. And deliciousness! Soups in general are flexible. Feel free to switch out the veggies to whatever suits you. Add this one to your repertoire of warm, cozy meals!
Egg Foo Yung Maitake
Egg foo yung is best described as an Asian omelet containing a mixture of chopped foods and served with a flavorful sauce.
Korean Barbecue Sauce
This is not your ordinary barbecue sauce. Gochujang give this sauce an instant flavor boost! Bring the heat and amp up the flavor of salmon, pork chops and ribs, pulled pork, meatballs, chicken, lettuce wraps, and jackfruit. The possibilities are endless!
Pickled Butternut Squash with Squash Purée
Want to expand your repertoire for serving butternut squash so abundant right now? Chef Kurt uses butternut squash two ways: to make a thick pasta sauce; and lightly pickled to top your dish with a pop of flavor from some of fall’s favorite spices.
Flaky pastry filled with raspberries and cheese makes a delightful dessert, snack, or breakfast.
Roasted Tomato Sauce
Chef’s recipe has layers of flavor beginning with roasting the tomatoes, and then adding Indian spices. You can use any kind of tomato for this sauce but it may need to be reduced (cooked longer) if you use beefsteak tomatoes rather than paste tomatoes.
Muhammara is a classic Levantine dip made with roasted red peppers and walnuts. Usually thickened with bread, Chef Kurt uses cooked red lentils instead. Use a food processor if you want a smooth texture. For more texture, use a mortar and pestle.
These “meatballs” have just the right amount of spice. Treat these like traditional meatballs...serve with marinara sauce or pesto on a bed of pasta or make a meatball sub. Or change things up by making the mix into patties for delicious veggie burgers.