Blog/e-Newsletter Archive for ‘Recipes’

Perfect Roasted Chicken Recipe

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

One of the reasons I love getting a whole pasture raised chicken from the farm is because I get 3 meals out of one piece of meat! First, I roast the whole bird. Check out the Foodnetwork’s Perfect Roasted Chicken Recipe here: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/perfect-roast-chicken-recipe/index.html. Second I pick the carcass clean and save those chicken scraps for sandwiches, quesadillas, salads, etc. Third I place the carcass in a large stock pot, cover it with water and cook it on low for 8-24+ hours. Voila, you have chicken stock! Use the stock in your cooking or add salt, pepper, carrots, onions, and celery while its simmering for a hearty broth!

Honey Garlic & Lemon Pork Chops

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Sweet, sour, savory, and a little spicy, this pork chop marinade/glaze is sure to please all members of the family!

Ingredients:
4 8 oz. HNG pasture rasied pork chops
1/4 cup honey
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 T lemon juice
1 T braggs liquid amino acids or soy sauce
1 t cayenne pepper (leave out the cayenne to keep the marinade mild)

Mix the honey, garlic, lemon juice, braggs/soy sauce, and cayenne. Add to pork chops and marinade in the fridge for 4+ hours.

Prepare your grill to medium high heat. Remove chops from marinade and place on the grill, baste chops 2-3 times with extra marinade while cooking. Grill for 15 minutes flipping once or until the internal temperature reaches 145 F.

 

Spring Quiche Trio

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

There are two versions of this satisfying spring quiche from Simply in Season cookbook and both are absolutely delicious. Fresh shiitakes from HNG farm would be a great addition to either filling!

Ingredients:

Crust:
3 cups uncooked potated, coarsely grated
3 T oil
(Mix togethr. Press into bottom and sides of a 9 inch pie pan. Bake at 425 F until just starting to brown, about 15 minutes.

Egg-Milk Mixture:
3 farm fresh eggs
1 cup evaporated milk (whole milk can be substituted)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
(mix together and set aside)

Asparagus Filling:
1-1.5 cups asparagus, cooked and chopped
1 cup cheese (swiss is suggested)
1/2 cup HNG bacon, fried and crumbled
1/4 green onion or onion, chopped
1 T fresh Rosemary, chopped
(mix together and add to egg-milk mixture)

Leek-Spinach-Broccoli Filling:
1 cup leeks, thinly sliced
1 cup broccoli, chopped
2 cups spinach, chopped
1 cup cheese
1/2 cup HNG bacon, fried and crumbled
(sautee leeks and broccoli in a greased pan, 5-10 minutes. Add spinach and cook till wilted. Place bacon and cheese in bottom of crus then stop with vegetable mixture and egg-milk mixture)

Add filling to already baked crust. Bake 425 F for 15 minutes, reduce heat to 350 F and bake until browned on top and set int the middle (25-30 minutes). Allow to cool 10-15 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Lind, M. & Hockman-Wert, C. (2009). Simply in Season. Scottsdale,          PA: Herald Press.

 

 

Carmelized Cabbage Rolls with Beef and Pork

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

This recipe, from Heartland The Cookbook, interprets the Turkish version of stuffed cabbage which uses syrup to carmelize the rolls.

Ingredients:
1 medium head green cabbage
3/4 cup plus 1/3 cup milk
1/4 cup short ggrain or arborio rice
4 ounces grassfed ground beef
4 ounces pasture raised ground pork
1 large egg, beaten
1 medium yellow onion, sliced
2 T Rosy Rhubarb Syrup or any tart red fruit syrup
3 T unsalted butter, melted
3/4 cup beef broth

Cut out the core of the cabbage. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and plunge the cabbage head into the water. Lower the heat and simmer, covered, 20 minutes, ,or until the cabbage is tender and wilted.

While the cabbage is cooking, pour 3/4 cup milk into a medium saucepan and brin to a boil. Add the rice, lower the heat, and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes, or until the rice is tender.

Preheat the oven to 425 F. Grease a rectaingular baking dish. Transfer the cabbage to a draining board or colander until cool enough to handle. Ina  medium bowl, mix together the cooked rice, beef, pork, egg, onion, and the remaining 1/3 cup milk. Separate the cabbage leaves, pat dry, and trim away andy thick parts with a pairing knife. Place about 1 tablespoon of filling on the rounded bottom part of each cabbage leaf. Fold inthe sides adn roll up. Place each cabbage roll in the prepared baking dish. Drizzle the rolls with the syrup and the melted butter.

Bake for 20 minutes, then add the veef vroth. Baste the rolls with the broth every 5 minutes for the next 15 mintes, or until the rolls are browned adn caramelized. Serve hot.

Fertig, J. (2011). Heartland. Kansas City, MO: Andrews McMeel Publishing LLC.

Stuffed Flank Steak

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Want to do something a little different with your Flank Steak? Try stuffing it! Here is what you need:

1 Grassfed Beef Flank Steak (1.3-1.8 lbs)
1 oz. Dry beef rub (I used the Butcher’s Rub from Asheville Spice and Tea Exchange, but a little salt and pepper will also do the trick)
1 cup bread crumbs (I used half leftover cornbread crumbs and half old bread ripped up into cubes as if you were making stuffing)
1 egg
1 T spices (fresh oregano for ex.)
4 cloves Garlic minced
1/4 cup onion finely chopped (carmelize for extra flavor)

Tenderize the Flank Steak either with a meat tenderizer or simply by working the meat with your fingers while its still in the bag. Massage the dry rub onto both sides of the Flank Steak. Mix your stuffing ingredients and lay them out like a log along the center of the Flank Steak (the stuffing “log” should be parallel with the grain of the meat so you cut against the grain when serving). Roll up your Flank Steak, tuck in the ends and tie it up with Butcher’s twine.

Grill on medium High Heat for 10-15 minutes, or Bake at 400 for 10 minutes for medium rare. Let the meat rest for 5 minutes before serving (remember the meat keeps cooking as it rests!)

Enjoy!

Carbonnade: Beef Beer Stew

Friday, April 13th, 2012

100% Grassfed beef, beer, onions, and garlic, now that’s a winning combination. This Beef beer stew recipe was made this winter by Brian at Greenlife/Wholefoods in Asheville and flew off our sampling table in less than an hour! Kids and adults loved this take on Cooks Illustrated Belgian Beef Stew recipe. You can get your meat from the farm store or farmer’s market and find the recipe from Tracey’s Culinary Adventures blog here: http://traceysculinaryadventures.blogspot.com/2011/01/carbonnade-belgian-beef-beer-onion-stew.html.

Skirt Steak with Watercress Recipe

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Watercress is growing all around our creeks and streams right now! Time to do something with it, pair it with a 100% Grassfed Hickory Nut Gap Skirt Steak and some Red Chiles for a delightful spring meal! The Today show has a great recipe for all to try:

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/46978701/ns/today-food/t/try-skirt-steak-watercress-chilies/#.T4VLVkT786U.email

Smoked Boston Butt

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Spring has sprung! Time to pull out those smokers and slow cook some pasture raised pulled pork! The Boston Butt, cut from the shoulder of the pig believe it or not, is the most common cut from the hog for classic pulled pork. You can use all different types of wood chips from apple to pecan to give your pork a unique flavor. Barbequelovers.com has a great recipe and explanation of how to smoke a Boston Butt, check it out here: http://barbequelovers.com/recipes/pork-recipes/smoking-a-boston-butt-recipe

How to Cook a Skirt Steak

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Skirt Steak is a very flavoful and affordable cut of beef, but there are a few tricks to cooking it. Check out Tasty Kitchen’s blog post with pictures and clear instructions on how to make a skirt steak melt in your mouth! http://tastykitchen.com/blog/2010/03/secret-tricks-to-skirt-steak/.

Flat Iron Steak with Simple Red Wine Sauce

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

The Flat Iron Steak is a wonderfully tender and affordable cut of our 100% grassfed beef. It comes from the shoulder of the cow and is an excellent stand alone steak as well as a stir fy or fajita companion. Giada De Laurentiis has done a great job allowing the flavor of the steak to shine through by cooking it with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper. The Red Wine sauce is a perfect addition to fancify the meal a bit and enhance the flavor! Try it out here: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/flat-iron-steak-with-red-wine-sauce-recipe/index.html (courtesy of food network).

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