Archives: Thursday, October 27, 2016

Homemade Gnocchi with Caramelized Onions, Brussels Sprouts, Bacon and Pecorino

Serves 6

At home, Justin Dain prepares gnocchi while his son, Connor, stirs the Celery Root and Potato Purée Ingredients: 2 sticks (16 tablespoons) of unsalted butter, plus 1 tablespoon, divided Salt, to taste 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup grated parmesan cheese 8 eggs 1 Spanish onion 4 tablespoons canola oil, divided 1/2 pound slab bacon 1 cup halved Brussels sprouts…

Slow-Roasted Prime Rib

Serves 6

Ingredients: 1 five-pound prime beef rib-eye roast (boneless or on the bone)    Salt and coarse-ground black pepper, to taste 1 tablespoon chopped rosemary 1 tablespoon fresh chopped thyme 2 tablespoons canola oil Sprouts, for garnish Directions: 1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Season the rib roast liberally with salt and pepper. 2. In a small bowl, add the chopped rosemary,…

Celery Root and Potato Purée

Serves 6

Ingredients: 6 sprigs fresh thyme 5 ounces unsalted butter 2 cups heavy cream 4 large Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and medium diced 1 large celery root, peeled and medium diced    Salt, to taste    Chopped chives, for garnish Directions: 1. In a medium pot, add the thyme, butter and heavy cream. Bring to a simmer and turn the heat off to…

Local Mushroom, Cipollini Onion, Brussels Sprouts, Bacon and Tuscan Kale Hash

Serves 6

Ingredients: 8 large cipollini onions, peeled and quartered 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided    Salt and pepper, to taste 1½ cups Brussels sprouts, halved 1/4 cup bacon lardons (small diced bacon) 2 cups local mushrooms, cleaned and hand-pulled to make long, thin strips (hen of the woods are my personal favorite) 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 2 cloves garlic, peeled and…

A Holiday Tree for Wildlife

During the last thirty years, I’ve lived in three uniquely New Hampshire homes. And in each place, we celebrated the Christmas holiday a bit differently, adding traditions as more children came along, then letting some go as children grew up and moved away. Only one ritual has remained through the years, one that takes place long after the joyful Christmas…