Orangen- und Zitronenpulver und was man alles damit anstellen kann

In nicht mal mehr 4 Wochen ist Weihnachten, da wird es langsam Zeit die Geschenke zu besorgen basteln, also Ärmel hochgekrempelt und nix wie ran!
In meinem Archiv gibt's ja schon die ein oder andere Anregung, trotzdem hab ich auch in  diesem Jahr noch einige neue Rezepte auf dem Zettel und den Anfang macht diese eierlegende Wollmilchsau, das Orangen- und/oder Zitronenpulver.

Auf den ersten Blick mag dieses Pulver vielleicht recht unspektakulär sein, was man aber tatsächlich alles damit anstellen kann, lässt es sehr schnell zu einer unentbehrlichen Zutat werden, besonders dann, wenn grad kein frischer Zitrusabrieb greifbar ist. 
Die Verwendungsmöglichkeiten beginnen eigentlich schon, bevor man das Pulver überhaupt fertig gestellt hat. Sind die Zitrusschalen nämlich erstmal getrocknet, kann man damit so manche Teemischung aufpeppen. Einfach zerbröseln, untermischen und mit aufbrühen - schon verströmt in der ganzen Wohnung ein wunderbarer Orangen- oder Zitronenduft. 
Wer die Schalen zum Herstellen von Gewürzmischungen für die Mühle verwenden möchte, zerbröselt die Schalen ebenfalls grob und gibt sie mit den anderen Gewürzen in die Mühle, die dann bei Bedarf gemahlene Zitrusschale ausspuckt. 

Wir wollen ja aber noch einen Schritt weitergehen und das heißbegehrte Orangen- und Zitronenpulver herstellen, also kommen die Schalen bei uns in den Schredderer/ Zerkleinerer oder wenn Ihr habt, in die Kaffeemühle. Ganz wichtig ist, dass die Schalen wirklich richtig schön durchgetrocknet sind, sonst wird das Pulver kein Pulver, sondern eine schmierige Paste. Sollte das Pulver nach dem Mahlen noch eine minimale Restfeuchte enthalten, einfach nochmal auf einem Backblech ausbreiten und erneut einige Minuten im Backofen trocknen. 

Mit diesem Zitruspulver lassen sich viele Speisen in Nullkommanix aufpeppen, bekommen einen wunderbar frischen Kick. Außerdem ist es ideal für alle, die nicht immer Bio-Zitrusfrüchte bekommen, deren Abrieb man frisch nutzen kann. 
Ganz toll schmeckt es an Gerichten mit Tomaten, Paprika, Kürbis, man kann damit Dressings abschmecken oder es auch zum Backen verwenden - wie ich sagte, eine eierlegende Wollmilchsau ;o)

So, und was wir mit dem ganzen Saft aus den geschälten Früchten machen, zeig ich Euch dann morgen!
 
Zutaten 
Bio-Orangen oder -Zitronen

Zubereitung
Zitrusfrüchte unter heißem Wasser sehr gründlich waschen. Mit einem Sparschäler schälen, dabei darauf achten, dass so wenig weißes wie möglich an den Schalen bleibt. 
Die Schalen auf einem Backblech großflächig ausbreiten und im Backofen bei 60°C ca. 3 Stunden trocknen, dabei regelmäßig die Tür öffnen, damit die Feuchtigkeit entweichen kann. 
Sollte zuviel Feuchtigkeit enthalten sein, kann es notwendig sein, einen Kochlöffel zwischen die Backofentür zu klemmen, so kann die Feuchtigkeit stetig entweichen.
Sobald die Schalen komplett getrocknet sind, aus dem Backofen nehmen und abkühlen lassen. In einem Zerkleinerer oder der Kaffeemühle zu feinem Pulver mahlen und in einem gut verschließbaren Gefäß aufbewahren. 
Das Zitrusschalenpulver schmeckt hervorragend in Kombination mit Tomaten, man kann damit aber auch Gewürzmischungen wie Zitrussalz, -pfeffer oder - zucker herstellen. Dazu einfach Orangenpulver nach Geschmack mit grobem Meersalz oder Fleur de Sel, Pfeffer oder Zucker vermischen und in ein Gefäß umfüllen. 
Idee: Würzen - einfach besonders - besonders einfach von Bettina Matthaei (*Affiliate-Link)

Kommentare:

Manu hat gesagt…

Und ich habe mir das Zitronenpulver beim Vanilleversand bestellt. War aber nicht soo teuer ;)
Selbermachen ist aber natürlich viel besser.

LG

P.S. Ein tolles Posting. Die Bilder sind der Hammer!

Anonym hat gesagt…

Hey, ich schließe mich an: die Bilder sind ECHT der Hammer!! Klasse!

Und, noch besser, gestern hab ich 'ne Rutsche Bio-Orangen und -Zitronen bekommen und mich gefragt, was ich am besten mit der Schale anfange... HA! Auf dich ist echt Verlass!
Danke!
Liebe Grüße
Petra

Nadja hat gesagt…

Ich muss mir endlich einmal so eine Kaffeemühle oder so ein Zerreibedings besorgen. Das kommt auf die Wunschliste, definitiv!

Die Idee mit dem Orangenpulver im Speziellen finde ich super. Ich dreh im Sommer regelmäßig durch, wenn es a) nirgendwo Orangen und b) nix in Bio gibt. Argh! Orangen sind toll! Das Aroma sollte man stets griffbereit haben, oder? :)

Liebe Grü0e
Nadja

Sus hat gesagt…

Ich habe schon frischen Zitronen- oder Orangenabrieb mit Zucker oder Salz gemischt und darin trocknen lassen. Bei Bedarf wird dann die entsprechende Portion dann noch einmal fein gemahlen.

@Nadja:
Normalerweise (s.o.) wird bei mir jede Bio-Zitrusfrucht mit der Reibe nackig gemacht und der Abrieb eingefroren.

Liebe Grüße, Sus

chriesi hat gesagt…

Einfach toll!

Turbohausfrau hat gesagt…

Gestern hab ich erst dein Hibiskussalz nachgemacht für Weihnachtsgeschenke, für's Wochenende ist der Granatapfel-Essig geplant, nun schon wieder so ein tolles Rezept! Steph, du versetzt mich ich Stress ... ;)

Coconut and Vanilla hat gesagt…

Ich hab das Zeugs früher mal gekauft, aber das war nicht so der Burner. Es war ziemlich flach und mit der Zeit verlor es immer mehr an Aroma.

Hast du schon ausprobiert wie lange sich das Aroma beim Selbstgemachten Pulver hält? Die Idee find ich nämlich echt gut. Zum Glück haben wir hier aber auch immer Zugang zu Bio-Früchten, da bricht nicht gleich der Notstand aus ;).

LG Lena

Knoten-Susi hat gesagt…

@Manu: Hast Du da mal die Adresse für mich? "Vanilleversand" googlen hat nicht so viel gebracht...

Danke!

Steph hat gesagt…

@ Knoten-Susi
Gemeint ist Madavanilla, den Link findest Du oben unter "Einkaufsbummel"

Die Küchenschabe hat gesagt…

du bist die beste: ich hab mir gerade aus italien ein paar kilo sizilianische orangen mitgebracht und überlegt, was ich damit mache. den saft muss ich natürlich auch noch verwerten, aber da kommt ja ohnehin noch was von dir ... ;-)

Steph hat gesagt…

@ Manu
Und vor allem viel frischer :O)

@ Petra
Das freut mich sehr, dann kannste ja jetzt ordentlich viel Pulver herstellen ;o)

@ Nadja
So ein Zerreibedingens (sehr hübsche Bezeichnung übrigens ;o) ) is wirklich ne enorm praktische Sache - wenn Du erstmal sowas hast, wirste das nicht mehr missen wollen!

@ Sus
Gefrorener Abrieb ist für mich keine Alternative mehr - hab ich sonst auch gemacht, dieses Pulver finde ich aber sehr viel schöner, weeil vielseitiger einsetzbar und aromatischer.

@ Turbohausfrau
Die Vorweihnachtszeit is schließlich kein Ponyhof ;o)

@ Lena
Wenn man das Pulver wirklich richtig gut verschließt, hält das schon eine Weile, ich würd aber auch nicht zuviel auf einmal machen.

Steph hat gesagt…

Ooooh, sizilianische Orangen - mein Neid ist Dir gewiss! ;O)

Apfelkern hat gesagt…

Ich pflege Zitronenschalen und Orangenschalen getrocknet in Pulverform im Reformhaus zu kaufen und bin auch zufrieden damit, doch das liegt sicher nur daran, dass ich deine Version noch nicht probiert habe.
Allerdings werde ich erst mit der Manscherei anfangen, wenn ich morgen bei dir erfahren habe, was ich mit dem ganzen Saft anstellen soll.

Blickwinkel hat gesagt…

Die Bilder sind schon zum dahinschmelzen! :-)
Einen lieben Gruß
Esther

Sandra hat gesagt…

Hi Steph,

vielen Dank für die tolle Idee! Werde ich auch ausprobieren. Danke..:-)
lg, Sandra

Steph hat gesagt…

@ Apfelkern
Ich hoffe, das morgige Rezept wird Dir auch gefallen, damit der Pulverproduktion nix mehr im Wege steht ;o)

Anonym hat gesagt…

Auf die Idee hätte ich ja auch selbst kommen können...aber da das ja nicht der Fall ist, gibt es ja dafür ja den KuLa. Ach, ich Danke Dir !!
Viele Grüße Friederike

Britta hat gesagt…

Waaaah!!!

Das ist momentan genau das richtige für mich!
Diese Woche ist nämlich die erste Lieferung sizilianische Bio-Orangen von der guten Frau Cicarelli eingetroffen. Die sind sooo umwerfend gut.
Wenn ich jetzt noch eine Verwendung für die Schale hätte, wir essen bzw. trinken da nämlich alle zwei Wochen so um die 17 Kilo, solange Saison ist ;-)

Und ich brauche auch noch ein Geschenk für meine Freundin nächste Woche, das wäre prima.

Hab noch zwei Fragen:
wie lange müssen die Schalen ca. trocken?
und reicht auch so ein normaler Mixer-Zerkleinerer, um das Pulver herzustellen? Eine Mühle hab ich leider nicht...

Anonym hat gesagt…

geniale Idee. Ich habe mich diese Woche im Feinkostladen durch die Angebote von Zitronen- und Orangenabrieb der verschiedensten Gewürzhersteller gesucht. Am Ende hat mich nichts so richtig überzeugt. Dank Dir, weiß ich, wie ich zu guter Qualität komme.
Eine Frage noch, wo bekommt man diese Aludosen zum Schrauben?
Grüße
Heike

seelenstreichler.com hat gesagt…

Liebe Steph,
für mich die Errungenschaft des Jahres,alleine der Anblick ist herrlich. Perfekt für die türkische Küche auch, Lieben Dank, Hayriye

Steph hat gesagt…

@ Friederike
Immer wieder gerne ;o)

@ Britta
Wie ich im Rezept ja geschrieben habe, ca. 3 Stunden. Das hängt aber natürlich auch von der Menge der Schalen ab, die man auf einmal im Backofen hat.
Ob Dein Zerkleinerer reicht, kann ich leider nicht sagen, da das natürlich vom Gerät abhängig ist. Wie man auf den Bildern sieht, hab ich das Pulver ebenfalls mit einem Zerkleinerer gemacht, wenn Du einen ähnlichen hast, wird das also sicher klappen.

@ Heike
Die Dosen bekommst Du bei Gapados - ich hab mittlerweile all meine Gewürze in diesen Dosen untergebracht und bin sehr begeistert.

@ Hayriye
Das freut mich sehr! :o)

Britta hat gesagt…

Ja, peinlicherweise hab ich danach festgestellt, dass ich vor Begeisterung etwas geschludert hab beim Lesen... ;-) sorry.
3 Stunden steht ja deutlich lesbar drin.

Jetzt kann ich ja fast die komplette Orange verwerten, wie schön.

Allerdings werd ich das sicher nicht für alle schaffen, dafür essen wir einfach zu viele ;-)
Diese Woche gab es die erste Lieferung und ich hab mich schon wochenlang darauf gefreut.

Britta hat gesagt…

also ich habe heute das Orangenpulver gemacht und es ist einfach der Hammer!!!
aus nur 5 Orangen hab ich eine ganz ordentliche Menge Pulver bekommen.
es duftet einfach traumhaft.
Allerdings hab ich eine Stunde mehr an Trockenzeit benötigt und auch bei 70°, mag am Ofen hängen.

meine Freundin hat morgen Geburtstag, ich hab ihr ein Orangensalz gemacht mit Fleur de Sel und vorhin schon zu Gulasch probiert, super.

für mich mache ich noch ein kleines Gläschen Orangenzucker.

danke noch mal für den tollen Tipp, zumal ich den ganzen Winter über Bioorangen zum Abwinken hab und ich mich immer sehr über komplette Verwertung von etwas freue :-)

Steph hat gesagt…

Das freut mich sehr, Britta! :O)

einfallsReich hat gesagt…

ein grandioser tipp!!! ich fahre jetzt gleich zu alnatura und kaufe orangen ... ;-) danke!
die fotos sind wunderschön!!!
liebe grüße & vorweihnachtliche wünsche
amy

einfallsReich hat gesagt…

hallo steph,
gestern habe ich mich doch so über deinen tipp mit dem orangenpulver gefreut und bin gleich "aktiv" geworden ... vielleicht magst du ja mal schauen ...
liebe grüße & wünsche
amy

Frollein Enerim hat gesagt…

Hallo,
ich habe die Schalen so trocknen lassen, leider war mein Mixer etwas damit überfordert und die Orangenschalen sind nicht so fein geworden. Vielleicht lag es aber auch daran, dass ich den Zucker wie bei den Thermomix-Rezepten gleich mit rein getan habe.
Man sollte eben genau lesen.
Sag mal hast du eine Idee, wie man den Mixer danach wieder sauber kriegt? Meiner ist durch die Orangenschalen milchig gelb geworden.
Gruß vom Frollein

Steph hat gesagt…

@ Frollein
Hmm, schwierig, ich würde es mit fettlösendem Spülmittel versuchen, weil ich vermute, dass das die ätherischen Öle sind, die sich hartnäckig breit gemacht haben ;O)

schaetzeausmeinerkueche hat gesagt…

Oh das ist ja eine fantastische Idee. Bin erst jetzt auf deinen wundervollen Blog gestoßen und hab gerade beim Stöbern dieses Rezept entdeckt. Das werde ich gleich heute noch ausprobieren! Schmeckt sicherlich auch toll im Salat, bzw. zum Verfeinern von Dressings. ;-) Liebe Grüße, Marie von www.schaetzeausmeinerkueche.wordpress.com

Jane hat gesagt…

Ich fand das Rezept auch klasse, habe aber angesichts der aktuellen Temperaturen mal versucht, die Schalen einfach im nicht eingeschalteten Herd zu trocknen. Warm genug ist es ja und ich sehe nicht ein, warum ich 3 Stunden lang meine Küche heizen muss...
Mal sehen ob es klappt.

Steph hat gesagt…

Ihr habt 60° in der Küche?

Jane hat gesagt…

Nö, es fühlt sich aber durchaus so an...
Aber nach einem Tag faul rumliegen ist die Zitrone schon gut durchgetrocknet, ich gönn ihr noch ein bissl Zeit und dann mahl ich sie. Werd von Fortschritten berichten.

 

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Bake uncovered for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and toss with wooden spoons. Return to oven and bake, uncovered, for an additional 15 to 20 minutes until golden-brown. Remove from oven and set aside. 3. Reduce oven to 375ºF (190ºC). 4. *Step 2:*[image: camera icon] Place the eggs, egg yolk, salt and pepper in a large bowl and whisk until well blended. Add the milk and cream and whisk again until well blended. Add the bread cubes and stir well. Let the mixture sit for about 5 minutes, until the bread has absorbed most of the liquids. Add the cheese and roasted butternut squash. Stir until just incorporated, being careful not to break the squash pieces. Spoon in the prepared molds and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until the bread puddings are golden-brown and puffed up. Let cool for 5 to 10 minutes before un-molding. 5. Cook’s note: The bread puddings can be refrigerated for up to 2 days. To serve, bring to room temperature and re-heat at 375°F (190°C) for 7 to 8 minutes until warm. [image: Sherry-roasted butternut squash and brioche bread puddings] Viviane’s tip 1. If you can’t find brioche, I recommend using another light white bread. Make sure not to use a heavier bread (even Challah is too heavy!) or the puddings will turn out dry and stodgy. [image: Sherry-roasted butternut squash and brioche bread puddings] bread pudding, butternut squash, sherry ]]> http://foodandstyle.com/sherry-roasted-butternut-squash-and-brioche-bread-puddings/feed/ 8 Rosemary-roasted root vegetables agrodolce http://foodandstyle.com/rosemary-roasted-root-vegetables-agrodolce/ http://foodandstyle.com/rosemary-roasted-root-vegetables-agrodolce/#comments Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:16:44 +0000 http://foodandstyle.com/?p=20878 Carrots, beets and turnips make up this massively flavorful side dish Spiced up with rosemary, honey, and vinegar; these root veggies really shine Young carrots, tender golden beets and cream-fleshed…]]> [image: Rosemary-roasted root vegetables agrodolce] Spiced up with rosemary, honey, and vinegar; these root veggies really shine Young carrots, tender golden beets and cream-fleshed turnips make for appetizing roasted veggies. But in this recipe they’re also tossed with rosemary, vinegar and a bit of honey. While they roast, they acquire not only wonderful aromatics but also agrodolce notes that deepen their flavor and enhance their natural sweetness. These superb roasted roots are mouthwatering on their own, served as a side dish, but they also make an elegant and tasty condiment in this silky-smooth radish-top soup. Rosemary-roasted root vegetables agrodolce serves 4 active time: 30 min 1. 12 oz (340 g) young or baby carrots – leaves trimmed to 1″ from the top of the root, peeled and left whole 2. 12 oz (340 g) golden or pink beets – peeled and cut in 1″ slices 3. 12 oz (340 g) Japanese turnips, regular turnips or parsnips – peeled and cut in 1″ slices 4. 3 tablespoons white balsamic or Champagne vinegar 5. 1 tablespoon honey 6. 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 7. 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh rosemary 8. 3/4 teaspoon sea salt 9. freshly ground black pepper to taste 1. medium (15″ x 10″ x 3″) (5.25QT) non-stick roasting pan 1. Preheat oven to 475ºF (245ºC). 2. Place the root vegetables in the roasting pan. Drizzle with the vinegar, honey and olive oil and sprinkle with the rosemary, salt and pepper. Toss well with your hands and spread the vegetables in a single layer. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes until tender. Remove foil, toss the vegetables with wooden spoons and spread in a single layer. Return to oven, uncovered, and bake for another 20 to 25 minutes until golden-brown, tossing the vegetables once during that time. Serve piping hot! 3. Cook’s note: The vegetables can be baked up to 6 hours ahead and kept in their pan at room temperature. Reheat at 475ºF (245ºC) for 6 to 7 minutes until hot. [image: Rosemary-roasted root vegetables agrodolce] side vegetable, carrots, beets, turnips, honey ]]> http://foodandstyle.com/rosemary-roasted-root-vegetables-agrodolce/feed/ 8 Wilted radicchio with vincotto http://foodandstyle.com/wilted-radicchio-with-vin-cotto/ http://foodandstyle.com/wilted-radicchio-with-vin-cotto/#comments Wed, 12 Nov 2014 13:42:16 +0000 http://foodandstyle.com/?p=20819 Sautéed until wilted and tossed with “cooked wine.” A beautiful side dish. Step 1: Sauté the radicchio carefully Here’s a recipe that couldn’t be simpler – or more delicious! But as…]]> [image: Wilted radicchio with Vincotto] Step 1: Sauté the radicchio carefully Here’s a recipe that couldn’t be simpler – or more delicious! But as with all simple things, the attention to details is critical. First off, the radicchio needs to be sautéed until barely wilted. This will take a very watchful eye, because the vibrant veggie can turn brown in a split second. Step 2: Make your own vincotto! Second, making your own vincotto is a must! This tangy, aromatic condiment adds a wonderful contrast to the slight bitterness of the radicchio. And a homemade vincotto will leave you craving another mouthful of the wilted leaves. A super easy-to-make, yet sophisticated and delectable, side dish! Wilted radicchio with vincotto serves 4 active time: 10 min 1. 1 lb (455 g) radicchio (2 medium) 2. 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 3. 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 4. freshly ground black pepper to taste 5. 3 tablespoons vincotto 1. Cut each radicchio in half lengthwise. Remove the core and cut each half crosswise in 1/4″ slices. Place in a large bowl and set aside. Heat a large heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and radicchio and sauté, tossing continuously, until the radicchio begins to wilt, but remove it from heat before it loses its vibrant color! This will take about 1 minute or less. Quickly transfer the radicchio back to its bowl. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper, and drizzle with the vincotto. Toss well, transfer to a serving platter and serve immediately. [image: Radicchio] side dish, radicchio, vincotto ]]> http://foodandstyle.com/wilted-radicchio-with-vin-cotto/feed/ 8 Vincotto with fresh ginger and spices http://foodandstyle.com/vin-cotto-with-fresh-ginger-and-spices/ http://foodandstyle.com/vin-cotto-with-fresh-ginger-and-spices/#comments Wed, 12 Nov 2014 01:30:59 +0000 http://foodandstyle.com/?p=20814 Tips and tricks for a perfect, tangy homemade “cooked wine” What is vincotto? Vincotto (also known as vin cotto) is a “cooked wine” made from unfermented grape must, slow-simmered…]]> [image: Vincotto with fresh ginger and spices] What is vincotto? Vincotto (also known as *vin cotto*) is a “cooked wine” made from unfermented grape must, slow-simmered until thick and syrupy. This flavorful condiment has been crafted in Italy and Greece (where it’s known as *Petimezi*, or “grape molasses”) since Roman times. Vincotto is wonderfully versatile and can be used as you would use a sweet, dense aged balsamic vinegar – spooned into savory dishes, drizzled on fresh cheese or fruits, poured over gelatos or used as a coulis… Vincotto is fun and easy to make! Of course, you can always buy vincotto, but I think it’s much more fun (and creative!) to make it in your own kitchen. All you need is a bottle of fruity red wine, a few spices and a little patience. In this version, I reduce red wine with fresh ginger and spices. The result is a tangy, aromatic and succulent syrup that’s suitable for either savory or sweet dishes. So here’s to vincotto… You’ll find that its uses are endless! Recipe Wilted radicchio with vincotto Vincotto with fresh ginger and spices makes 3/4 cup active time: 10 min 1. 3 cups fruity red wine (Merlot, Zinfandel, Sangiovese or Cabernet Sauvignon) 2. 3/4 cup organic sugar 3. 2″ piece fresh ginger root – cut in 1/4″ pieces 4. 1 cinnamon stick 5. 1 teaspoon cardamom pods 6. 2 cloves 1. Place all the ingredients in a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium and simmer for about 30 minutes until the wine has thickened and foams up. The wine should have a syrupy consistency, and should have reduced to one fourth of its original volume, about 3/4 cup. Strain through a fine-meshed sieve and let cool to room temperature. Transfer to a squeeze bottle or jar and refrigerate until ready to use. 2. Cook’s note: Refrigerate for up to 3 months. [image: Fresh ginger and spices to make vincotto] condiment, red wine, cooked ]]> http://foodandstyle.com/vin-cotto-with-fresh-ginger-and-spices/feed/ 1 Farro with pan-roasted Brussels sprouts and pistachios http://foodandstyle.com/farro-with-pan-roasted-brussels-sprouts-and-pistachios/ http://foodandstyle.com/farro-with-pan-roasted-brussels-sprouts-and-pistachios/#comments Fri, 07 Nov 2014 11:26:35 +0000 http://foodandstyle.com/?p=20732 A healthy, super-delicious side dish – the Brussels burst with flavor Dress up your Brussels sprouts with earth and crunch Here’s a dish that’s as healthy as it is scrumptious!…]]> [image: Farro with pan-roasted Brussels sprouts and pistachios] Dress up your Brussels sprouts with earth and crunch Here’s a dish that’s as healthy as it is scrumptious! Brussels sprouts are pan-roasted until they become deeply flavorful and sweet, then tossed with crunchy salted pistachios and deliciously earthy farro. Every bite of this dish is a joy. Of course, this recipe makes for a perfect side dish with meats or poultry. But for a light main course, serve it with a couple of other sides – like this sautéed Swiss chard with lemon zest and these luxurious mashed potatoes with garlic confit. Bon appétit! [image: Brussels sprouts] Food & wine pairing: Austria, Neuburger with farro and pan-roasted Brussels sprouts [image: White wine icon]If serving this dish as a main course, then pour a full-bodied, aromatic white wine like a Chasselas or Pinot Blanc from Alsace, a Viognier from Southern France or California, or a Neuburger from Austria. The latter, a lesser-known varietal, is lush and has nutty notes that pair wonderfully with the pistachios. Farro with pan-roasted Brussels sprouts and pistachios serves 4 active time: 30 min For the farro 1. 6 cups spring water 2. 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 3. 2 large garlic cloves – skinned and left whole 4. 1 fresh bay leaf 5. 1 cup farro (semi-pearled or pearled barley is a good substitute) For the Brussels sprouts 1. 1 tablespoon butter 2. 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 3. 1 tablespoon maple syrup (or honey) 4. 12 oz (340 g) Brussels sprouts – trimmed, halved and cut lengthwise in 1/8″ slices 5. 1 shallot – skinned, halved lengthwise and cut in 1/8″ slices 6. 2 garlic cloves – skinned and finely chopped 7. 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 8. freshly ground black pepper to taste 9. 1/3 cup salted shelled pistachios 10. 1/4 cup reserved cooking liquid from the farro 1. *Step 1:* Place the water in a medium heavy-bottomed pot and bring to a boil. Add the salt, garlic, bay leaf and grains. Reduce heat to medium and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes, until tender but still al dente. Drain well, remove the garlic and bay leaf and reserve 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid. 2. *Step 2:*[image: camera icon] Heat a large non-stick skillet to medium-high heat. Add the butter. As soon as the butter is melted, add the olive oil and syrup. Stir well and add the Brussels sprouts. Sauté for 6 to 7 minutes until golden-brown, stirring only from time to time. Add the shallots and sauté for 2 more minutes until softened. Add the garlic, salt and pepper and sauté for an additional 30 seconds, until the garlic has released its flavor but has not browned. Add the pistachios, farro and reserved cooking liquid. Toss well and sauté for a few seconds only. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve immediately. [image: Farro with pan-roasted Brussels sprouts and pistachios] farro, Brussels sprouts, pistachio ]]> http://foodandstyle.com/farro-with-pan-roasted-brussels-sprouts-and-pistachios/feed/ 5 Brown butter-roasted winter squash salad with Pecorino Toscano Fresco and toasted pumpkin seeds http://foodandstyle.com/brown-butter-roasted-winter-squash-salad-with-pecorino-toscano-fresco-and-toasted-pumpkin-seeds/ http://foodandstyle.com/brown-butter-roasted-winter-squash-salad-with-pecorino-toscano-fresco-and-toasted-pumpkin-seeds/#comments Tue, 04 Nov 2014 18:00:08 +0000 http://foodandstyle.com/?p=20792 A festive fall salad recipe — perfect for the holidays! Roast butternut squash – or any other winter squash – for this superb autumnal salad. Winter squash is prized…]]> [image: Brown butter-roasted winter squash salad with Pecorino Toscano Fresco and toasted pumpkin seeds] Roast butternut squash – or any other winter squash – for this superb autumnal salad. Winter squash is prized for its sweet flesh, which becomes even sweeter when cooked. But sautéed in brown butter, the delicious fruit also acquires a nutty flavor that’s absolutely wonderful. Here the warm, brown butter-roasted squash slices are paired with crunchy frisée, creamy Pecorino Toscano Fresco and toasted pumpkin seeds. The combination of textures and flavors makes for a mouthwatering, festive salad. Food & wine pairing: Loire Valley, Vouvray with brown butter-roasted winter squash salad [image: White wine icon]A full-bodied, dry to off-dry, aromatic white is ideal with this flavor-packed salad. Riesling and Gewürztraminer are the first two verietals that come to mind, but you could also pour a Vouvray from the Loire Valley or a Viognier from Southern France. Each wine pairs magnificently with the sweet-fleshed winter squash, the creamy Pecorino and the nutty elements in this dish. Brown butter-roasted winter squash salad with Pecorino Toscano Fresco and toasted pumpkin seeds serves 4 active time: 30 min For the toasted seeds 1. 3 tablespoons raw pumpkin seeds 2. 1/2 teaspoon toasted pumpkin seed oil 3. pinch sea salt 4. freshly ground black pepper to taste For the vinaigrette 1. 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots 2. 1 1/2 tablespoons aged sherry wine vinegar 3. 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup (or honey) 4. 1 tablespoon toasted pumpkin seed oil 5. 2 tablespoons almond or walnut oil 6. 1/8 teaspoon sea salt 7. freshly ground black pepper to taste For the winter squash 1. 1/2 medium Acorn, Delicata, Carnival or Dumpling squash (12 oz) (340 g) 2. 2 tablespoons brown butter 3. sea salt to taste 4. freshly ground black pepper to taste 1. 1 medium frisée (8 oz) (225 g) – leaves cut in 2″ pieces 2. 3 oz (85 g) Pecorino Toscano Fresco – cut in 1/4″ cubes 3. freshly ground black pepper to taste 1. *Step 1:*[image: camera icon] To toast the seeds – Place the pumpkin seeds, oil, salt and pepper in a small bowl and toss with your fingers until well coated with the oil. Heat a small heavy-bottomed skillet to medium-high heat. Add the pumpkin seeds and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring or shaking the pan frequently, until golden. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside. 2. *Step 2:* To make the vinaigrette – Place the shallots, vinegar, maple syrup, oils, salt and pepper in a small bowl and whisk until well blended. Set aside. 3. *Step 3:*[image: camera icon] Peel the squash with a vegetable hand-peeler and cut in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds with a spoon. Cut each half in four 1 1/2″ wide slices. Then cut each slice crosswise in 1/4” slices. Heat a large non-stick frying pan to medium/medium-high heat. Add the brown butter and squash slices. Spread the slices in a single layer and sauté until golden-brown, about 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Transfer to a plate or tray and sprinkle with the salt and pepper. 4. *Step 4:*[image: camera icon] Place the frisée in a large bowl, add the vinaigrette and toss well. Add the cheese and squash slices and toss a couple more times. Transfer to a serving bowl. Sprinkle with the pumpkin seeds and finish with black pepper. Serve immediately. [image: Dumpling and acorn squash] Viviane’s tip 1. Pecorino Toscano Fresco is a young Pecorino made with sheep’s milk and aged for about 30 days. I chose it for this salad because it has a creamy texture and a delicious mild, herbaceous flavor that complements the roasted squash perfectly. You can find Pecorino Toscano Fresco in gourmet grocery stores like Whole Foods and Fairway Markets, or online at gourmetfoodstores.com. Manchego, Fontina or a young Asiago (similarly soft-textured) make good substitutes. [image: Brown butter-roasted winter squash salad with Pecorino Toscano Fresco and toasted pumpkin seeds] salad, winter squash, butternut squash ]]> http://foodandstyle.com/brown-butter-roasted-winter-squash-salad-with-pecorino-toscano-fresco-and-toasted-pumpkin-seeds/feed/ 7 Butternut squash soup with brown butter and nutmeg crème http://foodandstyle.com/butternut-squash-soup-with-brown-butter-and-nutmeg-creme/ http://foodandstyle.com/butternut-squash-soup-with-brown-butter-and-nutmeg-creme/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08:59:15 +0000 http://foodandstyle.com/?p=21132 A creamy winter squash soup recipe, dressed up with flavors of fall Winter squash is an amazingly delicious and versatile fruit, but it’s never better than in soups. Here butternut squash…]]> [image: Butternut squash soup with brown butter and nutmeg crème] Winter squash is an amazingly delicious and versatile fruit, but it’s never better than in soups. Here butternut squash is slowly simmered until tender, then puréed until silky-smooth. It gives us an incredibly light soup, yet it’s also rich-tasting and creamy thanks to the texture of the squash. A low-calorie soup… with a bit of indulgence And since the soup is so low in calories, we can afford to dress it up with a drizzle of brown butter and a dollop of nutmeg crème! The result is a most pleasing combination of flavors, and a most luxurious soup. [image: Whole nutmeg] Food & wine pairing: Chardonnay with butternut squash soup [image: White wine icon]If you’re a Chardonnay fan then you’re in for a treat, because it’s the perfect wine for this soup. But make sure to choose a Chardonnay from a warmer region like Mâconnais in Burgundy, Sonoma in California or Gisborne in New Zealand. Indeed, these warmer regions produce full-bodied wines with ripe fruit notes that pair beautifully with the creamy texture of the soup, the slight sweetness of the squash and the richness of the brown butter. Butternut squash soup with brown butter and nutmeg crème serves 4 to 6 active time: 40 min For the nutmeg crème 1. 1/2 cup heavy cream 2. 1 1/4 teaspoons freshly grated nutmeg (use a microplane grater) For the soup 1. 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2. 1 large leek – green leaves trimmed off (keep white and pale green parts only), halved lengthwise, thoroughly rinsed and cut in 1/8″ slices (2 cups) 3. 4 large shallots – skinned and cut in 1/4″ pieces (1 1/4 cups) 4. 2 garlic cloves – skinned and finely chopped 5. 1 medium butternut squash (2 1/4 lbs) (1 kg) – peeled, seeded and cut in 1″ pieces (6 1/2 cups) 6. 2 cups vegetable stock 7. 3 1/2 to 4 cups spring water 8. 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt 9. freshly ground black pepper to taste 1. 3 tablespoons brown butter – melted, as garnish 2. 6 fennel, dill or chervil sprigs as garnish 1. *Step 1:*[image: camera icon] Place the heavy cream and nutmeg in the bowl of an electric mixer and whip at medium speed until the cream just begins to thicken. It mustn’t be as thick as whipped cream – rather, it should have a consistency similar to yogurt. Transfer to a container and refrigerate until ready to use. 2. Cook’s note: The crème can be refrigerated for up to 12 hours. If refrigerated for a longer period, it’ll start to separate. 3. *Step 2:*[image: camera icon] Heat a large heavy-bottomed soup pot over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and leeks, stir well and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes until leeks have softened. Add the shallots and sauté for 2 more minutes until shallots have softened. Add the garlic and continue to sauté for 30 seconds only – do not let the garlic brown. Add the butternut squash, stock, 3 1/2 cups of water, salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Once the soup reaches a full boil, reduce heat to medium/medium-low, cover the pot and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes until the squash is very tender. Purée the soup with a stick blender or food processor until very smooth. Thin the soup to the desired consistency with water, if needed, and adjust the seasonings. Ladle the soup into bowls. Garnish with a spoonful of the nutmeg crème. Drizzle with a little brown butter. Garnish with an herb sprig and serve immediately. 4. Cook’s note: The soup can be refrigerated for up to 3 days or frozen for up to 3 weeks. It may need to be thinned with additional spring water, as the soup will thicken as it stands. [image: Butternut squash soup with brown butter and nutmeg crème] soup, butternut squash, brown butter ]]> http://foodandstyle.com/butternut-squash-soup-with-brown-butter-and-nutmeg-creme/feed/ 5 How to make brown butter http://foodandstyle.com/brown-butter/ http://foodandstyle.com/brown-butter/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08:52:48 +0000 http://foodandstyle.com/?p=20782 An easy-to-make condiment for any cook’s winter kitchen Brown butter is an exquisite and versatile condiment, and it’s extremely easy to make. Heat butter until the milk…]]> [image: Brown Butter] Brown butter is an exquisite and versatile condiment, and it’s extremely easy to make. Heat butter until the milk solids brown – that’s it! However, this process is best done slowly, under a watchful eye, so that the milk solids don’t burn. Once filtered, the resulting fat is clear, with a lovely light caramel color and an irresistible nutty aroma. And since the milk solids have been cooked and strained, the browned butter reaches a smoking point of about 400°F (200°C) – a real bonus! A batch of brown butter will keep in the fridge for weeks – ready to use in sauces, cookies… and more During the colder months of the year, when I’m more inclined to cook with butter, I always have brown butter on hand. Indeed, you can make a batch ahead of time and refrigerate it for several weeks. Lastly, brown butter is marvelous in both savory and sweet dishes. It adds a wonderful richness and nutty flavor to anything you cook with it. Recipes Butternut squash soup with brown butter and nutmeg crème Brown butter-roasted winter squash salad with Pecorino Toscano Fresco and toasted pumpkin seeds Brown butter makes scant 1 cup active time: 10 min 1. 8 oz (225 g) unsalted butter (2 sticks) 1. Cut the butter in 1″ chunks and place in a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan. Heat over medium heat until the butter has melted and starts to foam, then reduce heat to medium-low and cook the butter undisturbed until the milk solids are dark brown (they will look like dark crumbs at the bottom of the pan) and the butter has a light caramel color, about 35 to 40 minutes. Take care not to burn the butter, or it will become bitter. Strain the butter through a fine-meshed sieve and let cool. Refrigerate for up to 1 month. condiment, butter, browned [image: Brown Butter] ]]> http://foodandstyle.com/brown-butter/feed/ 10 Broccoli and clothbound cheddar torta http://foodandstyle.com/broccoli-and-clothbound-cheddar-torta/ http://foodandstyle.com/broccoli-and-clothbound-cheddar-torta/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:11:47 +0000 http://foodandstyle.com/?p=20639 A Spanish crustless quiche made with aged cheddar and a hint of cayenne An easy recipe with a gourmet result A torta (not to be confused with a tortilla, which is an…]]> [image: Broccoli and clothbound cheddar torta] An easy recipe with a gourmet result A *torta* (not to be confused with a *tortilla*, which is an omelet) is the Spanish version of a crustless quiche, although it’s a bit lighter. It is easy to prepare, looks like a showpiece, and of course, it’s marvelously delicious. Today’s torta is made with broccoli sautéed with a fresh cayenne pepper (which spikes up the dish without making it spicy-hot) and a sublime clothbound cheddar. If you’ve never tasted clothbound cheddar, you’re in for an exhilarating ride! It reminds me of the famed English Farmhouse Cheddar, with all its sweet caramel and tangy, nutty, deep, complex flavors. A tribute to fine cheesemaking, from Vermont to Wisconsin My first introduction to clothbound cheddar was in Vermont, where I tasted Cabot Creamery’s exceptional clothbound cheddar, which is crafted by the expert cheesemakers of the Cellars at Jasper Hill. There, the young cheddar wheels are wrapped in muslin, then aged for 10 to 14 months in carefully controlled temperature, humidity and airflow. Special molds start to grow on the cloth, and in time they impart to the cheese its signature flavor. I fell in love! A couple of years later, though, my love affair with clothbound cheddar took an even more delicious turn: While visiting Wisconsin, I was invited to Bleu Mont Dairy for a tour of their cave. This is where I finally had a close encounter with the superb cheese… one that I shall never forget. Stepping into Bleu Mont’s underground cave was exhilarating – rows of cheddar wheels, totem-like, were waiting patiently for the molds to work their magic. The pungent, earthy smell that hit my nostrils as I entered the cave made me want to move right in. This torta is my tribute to Bleu Mont Dairy, to the Cellars at Jasper Hill and to all the cheesemakers whose skills and patience deliver such goodness to our tables. Say cheese… and torta! *Murray’s Cheese, based in NYC, sells both Cabot’s and Bleu Mont’s cheddars. They ship anywhere in the US. Make sure to order enough for this recipe and for savoring the cheese on its own.* [image: Clothbound cheddar] Food & wine pairing: California Chardonnay with broccoli and cheddar torta [image: White wine icon] Here’s where a California Chardonnay can shine! The texture and weight of the wine goes perfectly with the richness of the cheese, while pairing wonderfully with the broccoli too.. Broccoli and clothbound cheddar torta serves 6 to 8 active time: 45 min For the broccoli 1. 1 tablespoon sea salt (to blanch the broccoli) 2. 1 large bunch broccoli (1 1/2 lbs) (680 g) – florets cut in 1 1/2″ pieces (6 cups) 3. 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 4. 1 small cayenne pepper – stem removed and finely chopped *or* 1/4 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes 5. 2 large garlic cloves – skinned and finely chopped 6. 1/4 teaspoon sea salt For the torta 1. 1/3 cup unbleached all-purpose flour 2. 1 1/4 cups milk 3. 3/4 cup heavy cream 4. 8 extra large eggs – lightly beaten 5. 3/4 teaspoon sea salt 6. freshly ground black pepper to taste 7. 1/4 cup freshly grated Reggiano Parmesan 8. 8 oz (225 g) clothbound cheddar (or aged cheddar) – coarsely grated 1. 9″ non-stick spring-form pan – lightly buttered and floured 1. Preheat oven to 375ºF (190ºC). 2. *Step 1:*[image: camera icon] Rinse the broccoli, trim off the stalks and cut florets in 1 1/2″ pieces. Fill a large bowl with cold water and several ice cubes. Fill a large heavy-bottomed pot with water and bring to a boil. Add the salt and blanch the florets for 2 minutes until barely tender. Scoop them out with a slotted spoon and transfer to the ice water bath until cool. Drain on paper towels and set aside. 3. *Step 2:*[image: camera icon] Heat a large heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil, cayenne and garlic. Sauté for 15 seconds, until the garlic begins to sizzle and release its flavor. Add the broccoli and toss until the florets are well coated with the oil. Sauté for 1 to 2 minutes until heated through. Sprinkle with the salt. Toss again and transfer to a bowl. Set aside. 4. *Step 3:*[image: camera icon] Place the flour in a large bowl. Add a bit of the milk and whisk until the mixture is smooth. Add the balance of the milk and whisk until well blended. Add the cream and whisk again until well blended. Add the eggs, salt and pepper and whisk until well blended. Add the cheeses and broccoli and stir until well incorporated. Pour the broccoli-egg mixture into the prepared mold and spread the broccoli pieces evenly in the pan. Place on a jelly roll pan (to avoid spills) and bake for about 1 hour until the center has risen and the top is golden-brown and puffed up. Remove from oven and let cool for at least 15 minutes before un-molding. Serve warm. 5. Cook’s note: The torta can be made up to 4 hours ahead, and kept in its mold in a cool place at room temperature. Before serving, bake at 375ºF (190ºC) for 6 to 8 minutes until warm. Viviane’s tip 1. If you decide to cut the recipe in half, make sure to use a smaller mold… otherwise, the torta will be too thin and dry. [image: Broccoli and clothbound cheddar torta] Torta, broccoli, cheddar ]]> http://foodandstyle.com/broccoli-and-clothbound-cheddar-torta/feed/ 13 Spanish chickpea stew served with toasted couscous http://foodandstyle.com/spanish-chickpea-stew-served-with-toasted-couscous/ http://foodandstyle.com/spanish-chickpea-stew-served-with-toasted-couscous/#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:15:55 +0000 http://foodandstyle.com/?p=20549 A sweet, smoky and hearty vegetable stew that makes great leftovers The vegetables in this hugely flavorful stew are available all year long at your corner grocery store. But the…]]> [image: Spanish chickpea stew served with toasted couscous] The vegetables in this hugely flavorful stew are available all year long at your corner grocery store. But the best time to make this dish is at the end of summer and the beginning of fall – the tomatoes are at their juiciest during this time, and so are the just-picked red bell peppers! Together, they bring a marvelous sweetness to the stew, and it’s further balanced with pungent roasted spices and smoky Pimentón Dulce. An easy vegetarian stew — but even easier, and tastier, when refrigerated for a day or two and served as leftovers! As in many stews, the flavors in this one get deeper with a little bit of rest. So whenever I make a batch, I either refrigerate or freeze half of it, knowing that on a busy night I can simply reheat the stew and a delicious, healthy dinner is on the table in minutes! [image: Toasted couscous] Food & wine pairing: Rioja, Tempranillo with chickpea stew [image: Red wine icon]A Spanish stew calls for a Spanish wine, and a Tempranillo from Rioja fits the bill perfectly! The wine’s characteristic notes of tobacco, leather and spice pair magnificently with the flavorful, slightly smoky stew; while its inherent acidity complements the tomato base. Spanish chickpea stew served with toasted couscous serves 4 to 6 active time: 1 hr For the toasted couscous 1. 2 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2. 2 cups instant couscous 3. 2 cups spring water 4. 1/2 teaspoon sea salt For the stew 1. 2 teaspoons cumin seeds 2. 1 teaspoon coriander seeds 3. 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 4. 2 medium Spanish or yellow onions – skinned and cut in 1/4″ pieces (3 1/2 cups) 5. 2 medium red bell peppers – cut in 1/4″ cubes (2 1/2 cups) 6. 1 medium green bell pepper – cut in 1/4″ cubes (1 1/4 cups) 7. 4 garlic cloves – skinned and finely chopped 8. 1 1/2 tablespoons Pimentón Dulce (smoked Spanish sweet paprika) 9. 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne 10. 3 lbs (1.4 kg) very ripe tomatoes – peeled, seeded (seeds strained and juices reserved) or one 28 oz (795 g) can whole, peeled plum tomatoes plus 1/4 cup spring water – puréed in a food processor 11. 1/2 cup reserved chickpea cooking liquid or spring water 12. 3 cups cooked chickpeas 13. 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt 14. 2 tablespoons Amontillado sherry (or Marsala) 15. 2 tablespoons finely chopped Italian parsley as garnish 1. *Step 1:*[image: camera icon] To make the couscous – Bring a medium heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat and add the butter. Once the butter has melted, add the couscous and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes until the couscous is pale-golden, stirring or shaking the pan frequently. Turn off the heat and add the water and salt. Stir well, cover the pot and let stand for 20 minutes, flaking the couscous with a fork once or twice to prevent it from making clumps. Keep the pot covered until ready to serve. 2. *Step 2:* Heat a small frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the cumin and coriander seeds and sauté until they turn a dark color and are fragrant (about 2 minutes), shaking the pan continuously. Transfer to a mortar and grind until coarsely ground. 3. *Step 3:*[image: camera icon] Heat a large heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and onions and sauté for 2 minutes, until the onions start to sweat. Add the peppers and sauté for 8 to 10 minutes until golden, tossing only occasionally. Add the garlic, ground cumin and coriander, Pimentón Dulce and cayenne and sauté for 1 minute until the spices release their flavor. Add the puréed tomatoes, the reserved chickpea cooking liquid and the chickpeas. Stir well and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium/medium-low, cover the pot and slow-simmer for 20 minutes until the stew has slightly thickened, stirring from time to time to prevent the stew from sticking to the pot. Uncover the pot and continue to simmer for 10 to 15 minutes to reduce the stew. The sauce should be thick but neither dry nor liquidy. Add the salt and sherry, stir well and simmer for 2 minutes. Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary. Serve the stew with the toasted couscous and a sprinkle of chopped parsley. 4. Cook’s note: The stew can be cooled and refrigerated for up to 3 days, or frozen for up to 1 month. Viviane’s tip 1. If you prefer serving a whole grain with this stew, then quinoa is the perfect candidate. It’s almost as light as couscous and has a wonderful nutty flavor. [image: Spanish chickpea stew served with toasted couscous] stew, chickpea, couscous ]]> http://foodandstyle.com/spanish-chickpea-stew-served-with-toasted-couscous/feed/ 3 -
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