Ginger Honey Soy Salmon

2 to 2.5 lbs whole salmon fillet with skin on 4 TB Honey Ginger White Balsamic 4 TB regular strength soy sauce 2 TB Cilantro & Roasted Onion Olive Oil 2 TB Japanese Toasted Sesame Oil 1 TB of Honey 1 fresh lemon 6 cloves garlic, minced 1 TB freshly grated ginger 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1 red onion – chopped 2 stalks green onions, thinly sliced 1 seedless chopped Jalapeno – optional Parsley for garnish Use paper towels to thoroughly dry salmon fillet, removing excess moisture. Place salmon in a large glass baking dish and set aside. In a bowl, use a hand whisk to mix together the Honey Ginger Balsamic, soy sauce, honey, Cilantro & Roasted Onion Olive Oil, Japanese Toasted Sesame oil, garlic, ginger, black pepper, green onions, lemon juice from fresh lemon, chopped onions and jalapeno. Pour mixture evenly over the salmon, ensuring salmon is coated with marinade. Cover and chill at least 6 hours to overnight, if possible. Remove salmon from fridge and let sit at room temp while oven preheats to 350F (with rack on middle position) Transfer salmon to a large piece of aluminum foil and large rimmed baking sheet. Salmon should be skin-side down. Evenly distribute marinade over salmon. Cover salmon with aluminum foil and bake 10 minutes. Remove the salmon from oven, move rack to upper position, and place salmon back on rack. Broil on high for about 5 minutes, watching carefully so salmon doesn’t burn. It should reach a nicely light golden color on top. Remove salmon from heat immediately and serve.

Wild Mushroom & Balsamic Cream Pasta

16oz of penne pasta or pasta of your choice 1 cup dried mushrooms such as shitake, porcini, and morel 1 cup heavy cream 3 tablespoons Chiquitita Olive Oil 1/3 cup dry Marsala wine 1/2 cup reserved mushroom stock (soaking liquid) 2 tablespoons Traditional Style Balsamic Condimento 1 large shallot, sliced thin 1 medium red onion, sliced thin 1 - 2" sprig of fresh thyme, leaves only kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste Grated Pecorino Romano cheese Place mushrooms in a small bowl and pour one cup of boiling water over the mushrooms and set aside. Place a large sauté pan, over medium heat. Add the EVOO, onion and shallot and a small sprinkle of kosher salt. Sauté slowly until the onions are caramelized, being careful not to burn them. This should take approximately 5 minutes until they are golden brown. Drain the mushrooms well reserving the soaking liquid. Chop lightly if the pieces are large. Add the mushrooms and thyme leaves to the sauté pan. Sauté for another minute and then add the Marsala wine, scraping up any browned bits. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Reduce the wine by half and add the mushroom stock. Continue cooking over medium heat until liquid is again reduced by half. Add in the balsamic, and then the heavy cream stirring well to combine. Allow to simmer for an additional minute or two, to allow the sauce to thicken. Season well with kosher salt and a generous amount of fresh ground pepper. Boil your pasta in the salted water, cook until al dente. Add the cooked, drained pasta to the sauté pan. Toss it with the sauce and allow it to simmer in the sauce for an additional minute. Serve with grated fresh Pecorino Romano cheese.

Aged Espresso Balsamic Tiramisu

5 large egg yolks 2/3 cup + 2 Tbs. granulated sugar 16 oz. mascarpone - softened 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1/4 cup sweet Marsala wine 3/4 cup strong brewed coffee or espresso 24 lady fingers 3 tablespoons rum 3 tablespoons Espresso Balsamic 1/3 cup ground chocolate Whisk 1/3 cup of sugar with egg yolks for two minutes until light yellow and tripled in volume. Place the egg yolks in a large heat proof bowl set over a medium saucepan of simmering water. Add the Marsala and continue whisking constantly for about five minutes or until the temperature of the mixture reaches 150 degrees on a digital thermometer. Set aside and allow to cool for 10 minutes. In a large bowl, whip the mascarpone and 1/3 cup of sugar with the heavy cream until soft peaks form. Gently fold the zabaglione (egg yolk mixture) in to the mascarpone mixture. Blend the espresso or coffee with the remaining two tablespoons of sugar, rum and espresso balsamic until the sugar dissolves. Working with 1 cookie at a time, dipping a total of 8 cookies into the espresso per layer. Arrange the lady fingers in a single layer, side by side with a small amount of room between each, over the bottom of a two to three quart dish. Spoon 1/3 of the mascarpone mixture over the cookies and gently spread to cover. Sprinkle with ground chocolate. Repeat this process two more times finishing with a layer of mascarpone and ground chocolate on top. Cover the tiramisu with plastic and refrigerate at least 6 hours.

Corn Bisque with Crispy Shallots

8 ears of super sweet corn 3 shallots, thinly sliced 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, woody stems discarded 1 large bay leaf 2 large cloves garlic, minced 2 quarts chicken or vegetable stock 1 cup of heavy whipping cream - optional 1 bunch chives, finely minced 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons ultra-fresh, herbaceous, peppery olive oil such as Picual EVOO fresh ground pepper and salt to taste Directions Optimally, this recipe is made in pressure cooker. However, excellent results can be achieved on the stove top. Shuck the corn, cut the kernels off each ear reserving them and any liquid in a large bowl. Cut the cobs in half and reserve. In a 8+ quart pressure cooker or stock pot, sauté 2/3 of the sliced shallots for five minutes or until slightly golden in 1/4 cup of olive oil of your choice. Add the garlic and thyme, and sauté for another minute, making sure that the garlic does not brown. To the pressure cooker or stock pot add the stock, cut corn, and cut cobs. If using a pressure cooker, cook under pressure for 15 minutes. If cooking via stove top, simmer the pot gently over low heat for 45 minutes. Meanwhile, saute the remaining shallot in 1 tablespoon of olive oil until caramelized and fragrant and reserve. At the end of the cooking process, remove the cobs and bay leaf and add the cream (if using). In a food processor or blender, process the entire contents of the pressure cooker/pot in batches. The liquid will be scalding hot so be very careful! Strain through a fine mesh strainer discarding any corn particulate and adjust the seasoning with additional salt and pepper to taste. Ladle into bowls and serve immediately topped with minced chives, caramelized shallots, ground pepper, and a nice drizzle of throat catching UP EVOO.
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