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Vegetable & Buckwheat Pasta Salad Recipe

Berret's Seafood Restaurant demonstrated this recipe at the Williamsburg Farmers Market Chef Tent on May 7, 2011.

INGREDIENTS:

VEGETABLE SALAD:

1/2 Lb Oyster Mushrooms

1 Bunch (approx. 12 stalks) Asparagus

1 Cup Roasted Virginia Peanuts

1/2 White Onion, julienned

1/2 Cup Rice Wine Vinegar

2 Tbsp Local Honey

1 Tbsp Red Pepper Flakes

1 Tbsp Soy Sauce

 

PASTA:

1 Lb Buckwheat Noodles

1 Bunch Green Onions, trimmed and cut on the bias

1 Cup Crumbled Feta Cheese

 

DIRECTIONS:

VEGETABLE SALAD:

Clean oyster mushrooms and lightly chop.

Clean 1/2 inch off asparagus stalks, then cut in half.

Blanch mushrooms and asparagus in boiling water for 6 minutes.  Place in an ice bath and set aside.

To julienned onion, add vinegar, honey, pepper flakes and soy sauce.

Combine and toss all ingredients.

 

PASTA:

Cook buckwheat noodles al dente in lightly salted and oiled water.  Drain and chill.

Lightly toss noodles with green onions and feta cheese.

Plate 3-4 ounces pasta mixture.  Top with 3 ounces marinated vegetables and serve

Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Berret's Seafood Restaurant demonstrated these recipes at the Williamsburg Farmers Market Chef Tent on May 7, 2011.

 

Energy Smoothie

1 Apple, cut up

1 Tbsp Honey

1 Rounded Tbsp Peanut Butter

1/2 Cup Fat-free Yogurt

1/4 Cup Chocolate Whey Powder

1/2 Cup Fat-free Milk

2-3 Ice Cubes (optional)

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend for 30 seconds. 

Enjoy.

 

Refreshing Smoothie

6 Strawberries

1/2 Cup Blueberries

1/2 Cup Apple Juice

1/2 Apple, cut up

1 Tbsp Honey

1/4 Cup Vanilla Whey Powder

1/4 Cup Wheat Germ or Oatmeal

1/2 Cup Yogurt

2-3 Ice Cubes (optional)

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend for 30 seconds. 

Enjoy.

 

 

 
 

Sauteed Freshwater Prawns with Peppers and Basil Pesto

Chef Tim Westby-Gibson of Café Provençal demonstrated this recipe at the Williamsburg Farmers Market Chef Tent on October 30, 2010.

Ingredients:

1 tbl olive oil

12 prawns, peeled and deveined

½ cup mixed thinly sliced peppers

2 oz white wine

2 tbl basil pesto (recipe follows)

Salt and pepper to taste

Heat olive oil in large pan over medium high heat until oil just begins to smoke. Add prawns, season lightly with salt and pepper, and allow to cook for 30 seconds. Add peppers and stir, continuing to cook until prawns are almost done and peppers begin to wilt, about 2 minutes. Add wine and basil pesto, stirring to evenly coat all the prawns, continue to cook until liquid has evaporated and prawns are just cooked through, about 1 minute.

Basil Pesto

Ingredients:

2 cups tightly packed fresh basil leaves

½ cup grated parmesan cheese

¼ cup toasted pinenuts

2 cloves garlic, crushed

¾ cup extra virgin olive oil

Pinch of salt

Combine all ingredients in food processor and process until almost smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Refrigerate or freeze immediately.

 
 

Marinated Black Bean Salad

Chefs representing SHIP (School Health Initiative Program) demonstrated this recipe at the Williamsburg Farmers Market Chef Tent on Children’s Day, October 16, 2010.

Ingredients:

2 (15 oz) cans black beans, drained

9 oz frozen yellow corn

1/4 cup sweet green peppers, raw, diced

1/4 cup sweet red peppers, raw, diced

1/8 cup onions, raw, diced

1 T lemon juice

1 t parsley, dried

½ t cumin, ground

¼ t garlic powder

5 oz salsa

2 t vegetable oil

Monterey Jack cheese (optional)

Directions:

Combine black beans, corn, green peppers, red peppers and onions in a large bowl.

For dressing, combine the lemon juice, parsley, cumin, garlic powder, salsa and oil.

Pour dressing over salad and toss lightly to combine.

Refrigerate until service.

Optional: sprinkle with shredded Monterey Jack cheese on top before serving.

Nutrition Information: Calories 245, Total fat 2g, Total carbohydrate 23g, Dietary fiber 5g, Protein 8g

 
 

Caramelized Apple and Basil Soup

Caramelized Apple and Basil Soup

Chef David McClure of Berret's Seafood Restaurant demonstrated this recipe at the Williamsburg Farmers Market Chef Tent on September 18, 2010.

Ingredients:

2 lbs. fresh apples, peeled & diced

1/2 lb. white onion, diced

1/4 lb. celery, diced

1 c. rice wine vinegar

2 c. pineapple juice

1 tsp. cayenne pepper

1 tsp. cumin

1 tsp. coriander

1 c. olive oil

1/2 lb. fresh basil

diced tomatoes and fresh basil for garnish

Directions:

Sautee apples, onions and celery until lightly caramelized.

Chill and add to one-gallon bucket with all other ingredients except olive oil.

Blend with a hand mixer and slowly add olive oil.

Once incorporated, chill for at least 2 hours and serve with a fresh basil leaf and diced tomatoes.

Can also be heated in a saucepan and served hot.

 
 

Butternut Squash Mashed Potatoes

Chef Jean Monaco of Martin’s prepared this dish at the Williamsburg Farmers Market Chef Tent on September 11, 2010.  Serves 4.

Ingredients

4 to 5

medium white potatoes

 

1

medium butternut squash

 

1

pkg. Boursin cheese

 

½

cup milk

 

¼

cup butter

 

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salt & pepper to taste

 

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olive oil to coat

 

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Chef’s Note: recipe can also be made with sweet potatoes or carrots.

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Peel and dice the butternut squash, discarding seeds.
  3. Toss with a small amount of olive oil, salt and pepper.
  4. Roast at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until soft.
  5. Wash potatoes and peel.
  6. Cut potatoes into large dice and steam or boil until soft.
  7. Melt the butter and add the milk and heat until warm, not boiling.
  8. Drain potatoes and place in mixing bowl with squash.
  9. Using a mixer, mix potato/squash mixture.
  10. Slowly add milk/butter mixture making sure not to make potatoes too runny.
  11. Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary.

Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese Icing

Jean Monaco of Martin’s demonstrated this dish at the Williamsburg Farmers Market Chef Tent on September 11, 2010.  Makes 2 loaves.

Ingredients

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BREAD:

3

eggs

2

cups organic sugar

¾

cup vegetable or nut oil

2

cups vanilla Stoneyfield yogurt

1

16-oz. can organic pumpkin

6

tsp. Frontier pumpkin pie spice

cups whole wheat flour

cups unbleached white flour

¼

cup flax seed meal

1

tsp. salt

1

Tbsp. baking soda

½

Tbsp. baking powder

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ICING:

8

oz. cream cheese

1

box confectioner’s sugar

4

oz. butter, softened

1

tsp. grated nutmeg

Steps

  1. BREAD:
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  3. Beat the eggs until foamy.
  4. Add sugar, oil, yogurt, pumpkin, salt, and spices and mix well.
  5. Combine dry ingredients and add to pumpkin mixture.
  6. DO NOT OVERMIX.
  7. Grease 2 loaf pans and divide bread mixture between the two pans.
  8. Bake for 35-45 minutes in preheated oven.
  9. The loaves should be golden brown when done.
  10. ICING:
  11. Beat together cream cheese and sugar.
  12. Add butter, vanilla and nutmeg.
  13. Chill slightly before icing bread.

Apple Waldorf Salad

Chef Jean Monaco of Martin’s demonstrated this recipe at the Williamsburg Farmers Market Chef Tent on September 11, 2010.  Serves 6.

   SALAD:

4

Gala Apples (or any other fall variety), largely diced

½

lb. red grapes

¼

cup celery, diced

½

cup Nature’s Promise raisins

½

cup Nature’s Promise dried cranberries

DRESSING:

2

cups Vegenaise mayonnaise

½

cup Nature’s Promise honey

1

tsp. coriander

1

tsp. cardamom

½

tsp. cinnamon

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Chef’s Note: Vegenaise mayonnaise is dairy-free, making this recipe vegan. This recipe can also be made with regular mayonnaise or yogurt.

  1. Combine all dressing ingredients.
  2. Add the first 5 ingredients and chill until ready to serve.
 
 

Rosalyn's Zesty Fruit Dip

Rosalyn Taylor of Hampton Roads Food Safety Co. demonstrated this recipe at the Williamsburg Farmers Market Chef Tent on August 21, 2010

1 ? 8 oz. pkg. of cream cheese

1/3 cup of sugar

1/4 cup of concentrated frozen pineapple juice or fresh pineapple juice

1/4 cup of fresh squeezed lemon juice

2 tablespoons of milk

Put all of your ingredients in a medium bowl. Mix well using a mixer. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving. This will serve 15 ? 20 people.

This is a favorite summer and holiday dip. For more zest add as much lemon juice as you desire.

 
 

Rustic Tomato-Bread Salad Panzanella

Executive Chef of William and Mary Catering, Denis Callinan, prepared this dish for sampling at the Williamsburg Farmers Market on July 31, 2010.

Ingredients:

4 cups fresh tomatoes diced into ½" pieces (1-1/2 lbs.; about 5 medium tomatoes)

3/4 cup slivered red onion

2 teaspoon of minced garlic

1/2 cup water

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp. each ground black pepper, salt and sugar

1/2 cup shredded fresh basil

6 cups day-old dense, crusty bread cut or torn into 1" cubes (about 1/2 lb.)

1/8 cup aged balsamic vinegar (or balsamic glaze)

Directions:

Combine all ingredients except bread in a large bowl.  Let stand for flavors to develop, about 10 minutes.

Add bread and toss well to coat. If bread seems dry, sprinkle with an additional teaspoon or two of water.

Salad will hold several hours at room temperature before serving.

Cold Tomato & Vegetable Gazpacho

Chef Justin Tulip of Opus 9 prepared this dish live at the Williamsburg Farmers Market Chef Tent on August 7, 2010.

Ingredients:

6 Ripe Tomatoes (Blanched, Peeled, Seeded & Chopped)*

1 Red Onion (Finely Chopped)

1 Cucumber (Peeled, Seeded & Chopped)

1 Sweet Red Bell Pepper (Seeded & Chopped)

2 Celery Stalks (Chopped)

2 Tablespoons Fresh Parsley (Chopped Fine)

2 Tablespoons Fresh Chives (Chopped Fine)

2 Tablespoons Fresh Basil (Chopped Fine)

1 Clove Garlic (Minced)

¼ Cup Red Wine Vinegar

¼ Cup Olive Oil

2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice

2 Teaspoons Sugar

Tabasco or other hot sauce to taste

Worcestershire Sauce to taste

4 Cups Tomato Juice

Salt & Black Pepper to taste

*Blanching Tomatoes:

Core each tomato and lightly X the bottom of each with a sharp knife. Blanch the tomatoes in boiling salted water for 10 seconds and move to an ice bath immediately. Peel and seed the tomatoes saving the juice and discarding the seeds.

Directions:

Combine all the ingredients in a non metal container and refrigerate overnight.

 
 
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