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Delicata Squash with Brown Sugar and Butter and the Butterball Coupon Winners

Delicata Squash with Brown Sugar and Butter and the Butterball Coupon Winners

by Pam on November 10, 2013

Delicata is my new favorite squash – I can’t believe it took me so long to try it! This squash is light, flavorful, and easy to cook. I am looking forward to trying all sorts of recipes with it. I lightly brushed some butter in each half then sprinkled them with a bit of brown sugar before baking them in the oven. They turned out so delicious, moist, and flavorful. My son absolutely loved his and so did my husband and I. I will definitely make this recipe again.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Add a 1/4 inch of water to a large baking pan.

Cut the squash in half lengthwise then clean out the seeds with a spoon. Rub the butter equally into each squash half. Season with a touch of sea salt and freshly cracked pepper then sprinkle each half equally with the brown sugar. Place into the prepared baking dish then cover with tin foil.

 

Place the pan into the oven and bake for 30 minutes, or until tender. Remove the tin foil then turn the oven to broil; cook,watching carefully, for a few minutes or until the sugar starts to caramelize. Remove from the oven and serve immediately. Enjoy.

 

 



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Delicata Squash with Brown Sugar and Butter




Yield: 4

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 35 min.



Ingredients:

2 Delicata squash, cut in half lengthwise then scoop out the seeds
1 tbsp butter
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
1 tbsp brown sugar

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Add a 1/4 inch of water to a large baking pan.

Cut the squash in half lengthwise then clean out the seeds with a spoon. Rub the butter equally into each squash half. Season with a touch of sea salt and freshly cracked pepper then sprinkle each half equally with the brown sugar. Place into the prepared baking dish then cover with tin foil.

Place the pan into the oven and bake for 30 minutes, or until tender. Remove the tin foil then turn the oven to broil; cook,watching carefully, for a few minutes or until the sugar starts to caramelize. Remove from the oven and serve immediately. Enjoy.



Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking

 

BUTTERBALL COUPON CHECK WINNERS:

The two winners of the $20.00 Butterball coupon checks are:

Comment number 27: 
Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl[3] — November 8, 2013 
We love Butterball, always a Thanksgiving favorite here to lug that turkey home! These thighs look delicious!
 

Comment Number 74:
Terri S — November 9, 2013
Chicken thighs are my favorite part of the bird…the meal above looks so yummy!!

Congratulations! Please respond to my email with your mailing address and I will mail your $20.00 Butterball coupon check to you immediately. If the winners don’t respond within 48 hours, new winners will be chosen.

 

References

  1. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl (www.brooklynfarmgirl.com)

Chicken Basil Sausage, Garlicky Kale, and Caramelized Onion Lasagna

Chicken Basil Sausage, Garlicky Kale, and Caramelized Onion Lasagna

by Pam on May 12, 2013

We had friends over for dinner and I wanted to make a hearty and healthy dish. I decided to make a lasagna using some ground chicken and basil sausage (that I get from my local grocery meat department), fresh kale sautéed with tons of garlic, and slightly caramelized onion. It was fairly simple to make and was a big hit with the adults (although my husband admitted he didn’t care for the kale). One of the kids had seconds but the rest thought it was just okay. My girlfriend, her husband,  and I all thought it was excellent and really loved the flavor and texture the kale added to this lasagna. I loved the fact that this lasagna was filling and tasty but also fairly healthy too.

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring often, for 20-30  minutes, or until tender and golden brown.

Meanwhile, in another skillet over medium heat, cook chicken and basil sausage making sure to break it up into crumbles. Add the crushed fennel seeds and crushed red pepper flakes and mix until well combined. Once the meat is brown remove from heat; set aside.

Heat a little more olive oil in the same skillet then add the kale along with 2-3 tablespoons of water. Cook, stirring often, until it starts to wilt, about 3-4 minutes. Add the minced garlic then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Remove from heat.Combine the caramelized onion, garlicky kale, and chicken sausage together in a bowl; stir until well combined. Set aside.

In a large bowl, add ricotta, egg, 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese, Asiago cheese, fresh chopped basil, nutmeg, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Combine until mixed thoroughly.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9 x 13 inch baking pan cooking spray then layer with just enough marinara sauce to cover the bottom of the pan. Cover the marinara with lasagna noodles covering the entire bottom of the pan with them. Spread half of the ricotta mixture on top of the noodles, then spoon half  of the chicken/kale/onion mixture on top; spoon some sauce on top of the meat mixture.

Add more noodles to cover the meat mixture then top with the remaining ricotta mixture followed by the last of the meat mixture. Finish with a layer of noodles and remaining sauce. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and sprinkle the top with dried basil, to taste.

Bake covered in oven for 50 minutes. Uncover and bake for 10 minutes. Let the lasagna cool for 10 minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy.

 



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Chicken Basil Sausage, Garlicky Kale, and Caramelized Onion Lasagna






Ingredients:

1 tbsp olive oil, more if needed
2 sweet yellow onions, sliced thickly
1 pound of chicken basil sausage (without casing) or whatever chicken sausage you’d prefer
1 tsp fennel seeds, ground with mortar & pestle
1 pinch of red pepper flakes
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
1 bunch of fresh kale, chopped
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 (15 ounce) container ricotta cheese
1 egg
2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
1/2 cup of Asiago cheese
Dash of nutmeg
12 no cook lasagna noodles
2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded (divided)
4 cups of marinara sauce, (homemade or store bought), more if desired
Dried basil, to taste

Directions:

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring often, for 20-30 minutes, or until tender and golden brown.

Meanwhile, in another skillet over medium heat, cook chicken and basil sausage making sure to break it up into crumbles. Add the crushed fennel seeds and crushed red pepper flakes and mix until well combined. Once the meat is brown remove from heat; set aside.

Heat a little more olive oil in the same skillet then add the kale along with 2-3 tablespoons of water. Cook, stirring often, until it starts to wilt, about 3-4 minutes. Add the minced garlic then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Remove from heat.Combine the caramelized onion, garlicky kale, and chicken sausage together in a bowl; stir until well combined. Set aside.

In a large bowl, add ricotta, egg, 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese, Asiago cheese, fresh chopped basil, nutmeg, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Combine until mixed thoroughly.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9 x 13 inch baking pan cooking spray then layer with just enough marinara sauce to cover the bottom of the pan. Cover the marinara with lasagna noodles covering the entire bottom of the pan with them. Spread half of the ricotta mixture on top of the noodles, then spoon half of the chicken/kale/onion mixture on top; spoon some sauce on top of the meat mixture. Add more noodles to cover the meat mixture then top with the remaining ricotta mixture followed by the last of the meat mixture. Finish with a layer of noodles and remaining sauce. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and sprinkle the top with dried basil, to taste.

Bake covered in oven for 50 minutes. Uncover and bake for 10 minutes. Let the lasagna cool for 10 minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy.



Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

References

  1. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

Slow Roasted Salmon with Garlic, Dill, Parsley,Tarragon and Lemon

Slow Roasted Salmon with Garlic, Dill, Parsley,Tarragon and Lemon

by Pam on April 2, 2013

I always cook my salmon very quickly at a high heat but I decided to try something different when I came across this tasty recipe from The Right Recipe[1]. I adapted the recipe a bit to suit our tastes and what I had on hand by using garlic instead of shallots, less tarragon & olive oil, and adding lemon juice. Cooking the salmon at such a low heat took longer but the salmon came out moist, tender, and delicious. My kids scraped off the herb topping but otherwise loved the salmon while my husband and I both thought the herb topping was delicious. This salmon paired nicely with rice and Lemony Sugar Snap Peas[2].

Remove the salmon from the refrigerator 30 minutes prior to cooking to bring it to room temperature.

Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. Place a shallow pan of water on the bottom rack of the oven. Line a baking sheet with tin foil then place two wire racks on top of the baking sheet.

Combine the lemon zest, minced garlic, dill, parsley, and tarragon in a small bowl; mix in the olive oil and lemon juice.

Slice the salmon into same sized portions. Season the salmon on both sides with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Place the salmon, skin side down, on the wire racks (which are on top of the baking sheet).  Slather the fish evenly with the herb mixture then season with a little more sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.

Place the baking sheet into the oven on the rack above the shallow pan of water. Bake the salmon for about 25-30 minutes, until medium rare, or longer for medium. To check if the salmon is done, use a fork to see if the fish flakes. Remove from the oven and serve immediately. Enjoy.



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Slow Roasted Salmon with Garlic, Dill, Parsley,Tarragon and Lemon




Yield: 4

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 25-30 min.

Total Time: 35-40 min.



Ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds wild salmon, skin on, bones removed
Zest of 1 lemon
3-4 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tbsp fresh dill, minced
2 tbsp fresh parsley, minced
1 tsp fresh tarragon, minced
1 tbsp olive oil
1-2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Directions:

Remove the salmon from the refrigerator 30 minutes prior to cooking to bring it to room temperature.

Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. Place a shallow pan of water on the bottom rack of the oven. Line a baking sheet with tin foil then place two wire racks on top of the baking sheet.

Combine the lemon zest, minced garlic, dill, parsley, and tarragon in a small bowl; mix in the olive oil and lemon juice.

Slice the salmon into same sized portions. Season the salmon on both sides with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Place the salmon, skin side down, on the wire racks (which are on top of the baking sheet). Slather the fish evenly with the herb mixture then season with a little more sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.

Place the baking sheet into the oven on the rack above the shallow pan of water. Bake the salmon for about 25-30 minutes, until medium rare, or longer for medium. To check if the salmon is done, use a fork to see if the fish flakes. Remove from the oven and serve immediately. Enjoy.



Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by The Right Recipe

References

  1. ^ The Right Recipe (therightrecipe.org)
  2. ^ Lemony Sugar Snap Peas (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  4. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)