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Friday, August 18, 2017

From Scratch Pumpkin Pie

Total Time:3 hr 50 min
Prep:35 min
Inactive:1 hr
Cook:2 hr 15 min
Yield:8 servings

1 medium sugar pumpkin (about 3 pounds)
Canola oil, for oiling pumpkin
Easy Pie Crust:
2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for flouring
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup (11 tablespoons) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
One 14-ounce/392ml can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons molasses
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs

For the pumpkin: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Remove the stem from the pumpkin and scrape out the insides, discarding the seeds. Cut the pumpkin in half and lay the pieces cut-side down on a rimmed baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Rub canola oil all over the skin and bake until fork-tender, about 1 hour. Let cool.
For the easy pie crust: While the pumpkin is cooking, make the crust. In a large bowl, combine the flour and salt. Add in the butter and work into the dough with a fork until the mixture is crumbly. Stir in just enough cold water (4 to 5 tablespoons) with a fork just until the flour is moistened. Divide the dough in half, shape each half into a ball and flatten slightly. Wrap one ball in plastic wrap and refrigerate for another use.
Roll out the remaining dough ball on a lightly floured surface to a 12-inch round. Transfer to a 9-inch-diameter glass pie dish. Fold the overhangs under and crimp decoratively. Pierce the dough all over with a fork. Chill in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
Line the crust with foil, fill with dried beans or pie weights and bake until the sides are set, about 12 minutes. Remove the foil and beans. Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F.
For the filling: Scoop out the pulp from the roasted pumpkin and puree in a food processor until smooth (you should have about 4 cups). Add the condensed milk, cream, cornstarch, molasses, canola oil, cinnamon, ginger, salt and eggs and combine thoroughly.
Pour the filling into the crust and bake until the filling is set in the center, about 1 hour. Transfer the pie to a rack and cool for 30 minutes. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Recipe courtesy of Nancy Fuller

Prime Rib Sandwiches with Horseradish Sauce

Total Time:3 hr 10 min
Prep:10 min
Inactive:1 hr 20 min
Cook:1 hr 40 min
Yield:12 sandwiches

Prime Rib:
One 6- to 8-pound standing rib roast
1/3 to 1/2 cup kosher salt
2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
1 bunch fresh thyme
Horseradish Cream:
2 cups sour cream
1/2 cup prepared horseradish, drained
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1 bunch fresh chives, chopped
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
12 club rolls, split open
Olive oil, for brushing

For the prime rib: Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Remove the meat from the refrigerator at least one hour before cooking.
Rub the meat all over with the salt and pepper and spread the thyme sprigs over the top. Arrange the meat on a roasting rack, fat-side up. Roast the meat 30 minutes, then reduce the temperature of the oven to 350 degrees F. Continue cooking the meat until the internal temperature at the thickest part reaches 125 degrees F, about 1 hour. Remove the meat from the oven and tent loosely with foil. (Leave the oven on.) Let rest 20 minutes.
For the horseradish cream: In a medium bowl, whisk together the sour cream, horseradish, Dijon mustard, chives and salt and pepper. Set aside.
For the sandwiches: Place the rolls on a baking sheet and brush the cut sides with some olive oil. Toast in the oven just until lightly golden, 5 to 10 minutes.
Carefully cut the meat off the bone into thin slices. Once there is enough to assemble the sandwiches, spread the horseradish cream on the rolls and layer on the meat. Serve warm.

Recipe courtesy of Nancy Fuller

Prime Rib with Red Wine-Thyme Butter Sauce

Total Time:5 hr 50 min
Prep:15 min
Inactive:2 hr 15 min
Cook:3 hr 20 min
Yield:8 to 10 servings

Fresh Thyme Butter:
2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/4 cup fresh thyme leaves
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Prime Rib:
One 12- to 14-pound prime rib, trimmed of some excess fat
11 large cloves garlic, 8 whole and 3 chopped
Canola oil, for brushing
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 shallots, chopped
1 bottle Cabernet Sauvignon
Few splashes Cabernet Sauvignon vinegar
4 cups homemade roasted chicken stock, warmed
12 whole black peppercorns
Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

For the butter: Combine the butter and thyme in a food processor and process until smooth, then season with salt and pepper. Scrape the butter into a ramekin, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until cold and the flavors meld, at least 2 hours and up to 48 hours.
For the prime rib: Remove the prime rib from the refrigerator 2 hours before roasting. Pat the surface dry with paper towels. Make 8 small slits over the surface of the fat cap and fill each slit with a whole garlic clove.
Place the roast on a large cutting board, then brush with oil and season heavily with salt and pepper 15 minutes before roasting.
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
Place the roast, bone-side down (fat-side up), in a large roasting pan fitted with a rack. Roast for 20 minutes. Reduce the heat to 350 degrees F and continue roasting until a digital instant-read thermometer inserted into the center and ends of the meat registers 125 degrees F for medium-rare doneness, about 3 hours. Start checking the temperature after 2 hours.
Transfer the meat to a cutting board with a juice groove. Pour off all but a few tablespoons of the fat from the pan, and place the roasting pan over two burners set to high heat. Add the shallots and the remaining 3 cloves chopped garlic, and cook until soft, about 4 minutes. Add the wine and vinegar and cook until reduced by three-quarters, about 5 minutes. Add the stock and peppercorns, and bring to a boil. Cook until reduced by half, about 10 minutes. Strain the sauce into a medium saucepan set over low heat. Bring to a simmer and cook until reduced a bit further. Slowly whisk in the cold thyme butter and cook until the sauce thickens (do not boil or the sauce will break). Season with salt and pepper. Finish with a dash of Cabernet Sauvignon vinegar and the chopped parsley to serve.
Cook's Note: Have the butcher trim some of the excess fat from the roast, leaving a layer of fat to protect and baste the roast as it cooks.

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

Short Rib and Tallegio Pie

Total Time:5 hr 25 min
Prep:1 hr 10 min
Inactive:15 min
Cook:4 hr
Yield:4 to 6 servings

2 tablespoons canola oil
5 pounds bone-in short ribs
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup dried apricots, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons capers, roughly chopped
2 shallots, peeled and thinly sliced
2 to 3 cups dry red wine
1 1/2 pounds tallegio cheese, chopped
1/2 cup heavy cream
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 pinch ground cinnamon
1 1/4 cups shortening
1 stick butter, plus 3 tablespoons melted for brushing
1 cup golden raisins, coarsely ground
1 cup walnuts, coarsely ground
Arugula salad, for serving

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
For the filling: In a large Dutch oven or heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat the oil. Sprinkle the short ribs generously with salt and pepper. When the oil is hot, add the short ribs and cook on each side until brown, about 3 minutes per side. When browned, remove the short ribs to a plate. Add in the apricots, capers and shallots, and stir, cooking until the shallots caramelize, about 2 minutes. Pour in the red wine and, using a wooden spoon, scrape up all brown bits stuck to the bottom of the pan. Return the short ribs to the pan, transfer to the oven and cook until knife tender, about 2 hours 30 minutes. Halfway through the cooking process, check your short ribs and make sure there is enough liquid in the pot still, adding more red wine if necessary.
When the short ribs have finished cooking, remove them from the oven and let the mixture cool slightly, enough to handle. Transfer the short ribs to a large mixing bowl, and with two forks, shred the meat from the bones, discarding the bones. Meanwhile, there should be about 1 cup of cooking liquid left in the pot. If there is more than 1 cup, place back on the stovetop over medium heat and reduce the liquid to 1 cup. Add your cooking liquid to the bowl with the shredded short ribs. Then add the tallegio and heavy cream, stirring all to combine. Taste for seasoning, adding salt and pepper if necessary.
For the crust: In a large mixing bowl, mix together the flour, salt, sugar and cinnamon. Add the shortening and butter and mix until it looks like wet sand. Mix in the raisins and walnuts. Slowly add 1 cup water, adding more as needed, until the dough comes together. Divide the dough into 5 even balls. On a floured surface, roll 2 balls out to 1/4-inch thickness. Save the remaining dough for other use. Transfer one crust to line the bottom of a 9-inch pie pan.
Fill your crust with the cooled short rib mixture, and then top with the second crust. Cut 3 1-inch-long vents into the top crust and brush with melted butter. Transfer the pie to the oven and bake until golden brown and the gravy bubbles through the vents, 45 to 55 minutes. Pull out of the oven and let sit for approximately 15 minutes.
Slice and serve with a small side of arugula salad.
This recipe was created by a contestant during a cooking competition. The Food Network Kitchens have not tested it for home use and therefore cannot make any representation as to the results.

Recipe courtesy of Rodney Henry

Short Rib Stew with Vegetables and Port

Total Time:3 hr 35 min
Prep:25 min
Cook:3 hr 10 min
Yield:8 servings

1/4 cup olive oil
4 pounds boneless beef short ribs, cut into 2-inch pieces
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 medium yellow onions, cut into 1-inch pieces
6 cloves garlic, smashed and chopped
4 sprigs fresh oregano
4 sprigs fresh thyme
1/4 cup flour
4 cups beef broth
1 bottle red wine, preferably Cabernet Sauvignon
3 large carrots, chopped
3 large parsnips, chopped
2 pounds purple potatoes, scrubbed and halved
1 cup port wine
1/4 cup chopped fresh chives, optional, for garnish

Heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven or heavy pot over medium-high heat. In batches, add the short ribs, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and brown on all sides, about 3 1/2 minutes per side. Remove to a plate and set aside.
Lower the heat to medium and add the onions, garlic, oregano and thyme; cook until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the flour, stirring until completely combined. Add the beef broth and red wine, and return the seared short ribs to the pot. Bring to a simmer, partially cover, and cook until the meat begins to pull apart easily, 2 hours.
Stir in the carrots, parsnips, potatoes and port wine. Bring back to a simmer and cook, partially covered, until the vegetables are tender and cooked through, about 45 minutes.
Serve garnished with chopped chives.

Recipe courtesy of Nancy Fuller

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Barbecue-Braised Brisket Sandwiches

Total Time:4 hr 15 min
Prep:15 min
Cook:4 hr

1 (5 to 6-pound) beef brisket, point cut
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup ketchup
2/3 cup cider vinegar, plus more for seasoning
1/4 cup molasses
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon mustard powder
3 tablespoons bourbon, plus more for seasoning
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
10 potato rolls, for serving

1. Adjust the oven racks to fit a large Dutch oven; preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Rub the brisket with the paprika, 1 tablespoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the brisket and sear well on all sides, about 10 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together the ketchup, vinegar, molasses, brown sugar, mustard powder, bourbon, Worcestershire, 2 teaspoons salt and 1 cup water. Pour the barbecue sauce over the brisket.
3. Cover the Dutch oven; transfer to the oven and cook, undisturbed, until the meat is tender, 3 1/2 to 4 hours. Transfer the brisket to a large bowl. Meanwhile, skim excess fat from the sauce in the Dutch oven and bring to a boil over medium heat on the stovetop. Boil until the sauce is thickened (you should have about 2 cups sauce), about 10 minutes. Season with more vinegar, bourbon, and salt, if desired.
4. Pull the meat apart into large chunks and stir into about two-thirds of the sauce. Sandwich the meat on the potato rolls. Serve with extra sauce on the side.

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchens for entwine.
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Beef Tenderloin Crostini

Total Time:1 hr
Prep:15 min
Inactive:20 min
Cook:25 min
Yield:20 crostini

Beef Tenderloin:
2 pounds beef tenderloin, trimmed and tied
3 tablespoons olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 baguettes, cut into twenty 1/2-inch-thick slices total
2 tablespoons olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Horseradish Sauce:
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup applesauce
2 tablespoons horseradish
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons breadcrumbs
2 tablespoon minced chives
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Watercress leaves, for garnish

For the beef tenderloin: Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F.
Place the beef tenderloin on a baking sheet, drizzle with the olive oil and season liberally with salt and pepper. Rub the oil and seasoning evenly over the meat.
Roast the tenderloin until an internal thermometer reads 125 to 130 degrees F for rare to medium rare, about 20 minutes. Remove from the oven, tent with aluminum foil and let rest until it reaches room temperature, at least 20 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and thinly slice.
For the crostini: Turn down the oven temperature to 400 degrees F.
Put the baguette slices on a baking sheet in 1 layer. Drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake until golden brown and toasted, about 5 minutes.
For the horseradish sauce: Add the sour cream, applesauce, horseradish, mayonnaise, breadcrumbs and chives to a medium bowl and mix until combined. Season with salt and pepper.
To assemble: Spread a dollop of horseradish sauce onto each toasted baguette piece, add a slice of beef tenderloin and then top with another dollop of horseradish sauce and a few watercress leaves.

Recipe courtesy of Nancy Fuller