Post by Horned Gramma on Aug 29, 2012 19:58:17 GMT -5
I fully intended to give you some cash for those pizzas, but I didn't realize that once I closed my eyes for even thirty seconds that I would be unconscious for fifteen hours and that everyone would be gone by the time I woke up.
Post by Shaxspear III Esq. on Sept 4, 2012 10:16:37 GMT -5
Had the day off yesterday with nothing to do, so I did a badass meal.
Meat: Pan seared duck breast seasoned with salt and pepper.
Sauce: Red wine, beef stock, crimini mushrooms, sherry, red wine vinegar, red beets, mustard seed, orange blossom water, salt and pepper.
Butternut Squash Gnocchi: Roasted butternut squash, eggs, flour, salt pepper. Boiled then sauteed in duck fat and beef stock with garden rainbow chard and garlic. Topped with some grated pecorino cheese.
Roasted Beets: Garden baby red and golden beets from the garden. Slow roasted in the oven with olive oil, truffle oil, salt and pepper. Topped with some St. Augur cheese.
The duck turned out perfectly cooked. It's only the 2nd time I've cooked duck and it's really easy to cook if you do it properly. The sauce was absolutely killer and will definitely make it again. I've never done anything with orange blossom water, but I saw it in the store and decided to try it out. Worked really well. The measurements I used for the gnocchi were WAY off. The recipe I found said for 4 servings, but I probably made enough for 20. Second time making gnocchi as well, and still on the fence if it's worth the effort. I'm gonna try it again with an accurate recipe before I ditch making it again.