Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Food Recipe of the Day: Chocolate Orange Mousse

Chocolate Orange Mousse
Used in this recipe:

Chocolate Orange Mousse

Ingredients:


- 2 cups (480 ml) heavy whipping cream
- 2 pieces (4 g) orange peel
- 1/4 cup (60 ml) chocolate sauce

Directions:
  1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix 40-ounce container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Turn the dial to 1 and slowly increase speed to 10.
  3. Blend for 35 to 40 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Food Recipe of the Day: Turkey Meatballs

Turkey Meatballs with Fresh Tomato-Basil Sauce
Used in this Recipe:

Turkey Meatballs with Fresh Tomato-Basil Sauce

Ingredients:

- 1 pound ground turkey
- Handful basil, chopped
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 onion, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup Parmesan, grated
- 2 tablespoons olive oil

For the sauce
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 shallot, finely chopped
- 1 can crushed tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 pinch red pepper flakes
- 6 basil leaves, roughly chopped, plus more for garnish
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Freshly grated Parmesan

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 F.

In a large bowl, combine turkey, basil, breadcrumbs, garlic, onion and Parmesan. Mix until thoroughly combined. With your hands, form the mixture into balls 3 inches in diameter.

Heat olive oil in the oval wide Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Sear the meatballs until brown on all sides. Once browned, transfer the pan to the oven and bake 20 – 25 minutes, until a thermometer inserted into the meatballs reads 165 F. Return the pan to the stovetop and remove the meatballs.

Begin the sauce by sauteing garlic and shallot until fragrant and translucent. Add crushed tomatoes, sugar, red pepper flakes, basil and salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer. Stir in olive oil. Return meatballs to sauce and heat through.

Serve with chopped basil and freshly grated Parmesan.

Drink Recipe of the Day: Hotpresso

Hotpresso
Used in this Recipe:

Hotpresso

Ingredients:


- 45 ml espresso
- 500 ml whipping cream
- 80 ml chocolate syrup
- 10 ml chocolate sauce
- 1 drop of Tabasco
- A little cocoa powder
- Whipped cream maker

Directions:
  1. Put the whipping cream and chocolate syrup into the whipped cream maker.
  2. Tightly close the whipped cream maker, shake it and insert the cartridge.
  3. Vigorously shake the whipped cream maker 8-10 times and refrigerate until needed.
  4. Add the chocolate sauce to a small glass until the base is well covered and add a drop of Tabasco on top.
  5. Prepare an espresso in the same glass.
  6. Use the whipped cream maker to add the chocolate cream topping to the espresso.