Williamsburg Farmers Market

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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.

 
 

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

~

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.
 
 

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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