Author: Food & Nutrition

Turkey Pan Gravy

Turkey Pan Gravy

Recipe By: N. Jay Sorensen, RD Serving Size: 12 Preparation Time: 0:15 Categories: Sauces, Stocks & Accompaniments —————————————————- 4    tablespoons butter 4    tablespoons flour 4    cups turkey stock ½     cup pan drippings salt and pepper — to taste In a large sauté pan, melt butter, add flour and 

Sausage Bread Stuffing

Sausage Bread Stuffing

Recipe By: N. Jay Sorensen, RD Serving Size: 24 Preparation Time: 0:20 Categories: Sauces, Stocks & Accompaniments —————————————————- 1    pound Italian sausage — hot 8    tablespoons butter 2    each onion — coarsely chopped 2    each celery ribs — coarsely chopped 1    tablespoon sage 1    tablespoon thyme 2    teaspoons salt 1    teaspoon white pepper 

Sweet Potatoes with Caramelized Apples

Sweet Potatoes with Caramelized Apples

Recipe By: N. Jay Sorensen, RD

Serving Size: 12 Preparation Time: 0:30

Categories: Rice, Potatoes and Beans

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4    pounds sweet potatoes

1    teaspoon salt

3     each Granny Smith apples — peeled & cored

1    tablespoon lemon juice — fresh

9    tablespoons unsalted butter

6    tablespoons dark brown sugar — packed

6    tablespoons heavy cream

¼    cup brandy

¼    cup orange juice — fresh

Preheat oven to 425°F. In a large heavy bottom sauce pan, add cold water ¾ full and bring to a boil. Peel potatoes, cut into cubes and add to boiling water for about 20-30 minutes until soft. Drain potatoes and place in medium bowl; add salt, and mash thoroughly. Meanwhile, slice apples into 1/8-inch thick wedges and place in a medium bowl. Add lemon juice and toss to combine. In a medium skillet, melt 6 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat. Add 4 tablespoons brown sugar and stir until sugar dissolves. Cook apple slices, until golden, about 1-2 minutes on each side. Remove from heat and set aside. In a medium skillet, melt 3 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons brown sugar and cook until sugar dissolves. Stir in 4 tablespoons cream, brandy, orange juice, and cook until slightly thickened, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and add to sweet potatoes, mixing well to combine. Butter a 3-quart ovenproof casserole and add potato mixture. Arrange apple slices on and cover with aluminum foil. Bake until heated through, about 30 minutes. Remove from oven and rest at room temperature for 10 minutes before serving.

Fruit Salad with Mixed Greens

Fruit Salad with Mixed Greens

Recipe By: N. Jay Sorensen, RD Serving Size: 8 Preparation Time: 0:15 Categories: Fruits —————————————————- ½    cup sour cream ¼    cup frozen orange juice concentrate 1    tablespoon honey 1    cup strawberry — halved 1    cup apple slices 1    cup seedless grapes 1    can mandarin oranges — drained 16    ounces mixed salad greens In 

Sage-Garlic Baste

Sage-Garlic Baste

Recipe By: N. Jay Sorensen, RD Preparation Time: 0:15 Categories: Herbs and Spices —————————————————- Grated peel and juice of 1 lemon 3    tablespoons olive oil 2    tablespoons fresh sage — minced or 1 ½    teaspoons sage — dry 2    cloves garlic — minced ½    teaspoon salt ¼    teaspoon black pepper Combine 

Wild Rice with Mushrooms

Wild Rice with Mushrooms

Recipe By: N. Jay Sorensen, RD

Serving Size: 12 Preparation Time: 40:00

Categories: Rice, Potatoes and Beans

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4    tablespoons butter

½    cup onion — chopped fine

¼    cup celery — chopped fine

8    ounces Chanterelle mushrooms — 1/4″ thick

2    cups wild rice

4    cups chicken broth

¼    teaspoon salt — to taste

1    tablespoon parsley — chopped fine

Add the butter to a medium size sauce pan and melt. When butter is bubbling, add onions, celery, mushrooms, and sauté until onions are translucent. Add rice and combine. Add chicken broth, salt, and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 25 – 30 minutes or until rice is done. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve.

Whipped Horseradish

Whipped Horseradish

Recipe By: N. Jay Sorensen, RD Serving Size: 14 Preparation Time: 0:15 Categories: Sauces, Stocks and Accompaniments —————————————————- 1    pint heavy cream ½    teaspoon salt ¼    teaspoon white pepper 2    dashes Tabasco sauce 1    teaspoon Gray Poupon Mustard 6    ounces prepared horseradish Chill medium size bowl. Whip heavy cream in bowl 

Cranberry Compote

Cranberry Compote

Recipe By: N. Jay Sorensen, RD Serving Size: 12 Preparation Time: 0:20 Categories: Fruits —————————————————- 4    cups cranberries — fresh 1    cup water ½    cup orange juice — freshly squeezed 1    cup sugar 1    tablespoon ginger — finely grated 1    tablespoon shallot — finely chopped 1    tablespoon light molasses salt — to 

Potatoes Au Gratin

Potatoes Au Gratin

Recipe By: N. Jay Sorensen, RD

Serving Size: 12 Preparation Time: 0:30

Categories: Rice, Potatoes and Beans

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2 ¼    pounds Idaho potatoes — peeled and sliced 1/8″ thick

1    pint whole milk

1    pint heavy cream

½    teaspoon salt

¼    teaspoon pepper

pinch nutmeg

6    ounces Gruyere cheese — grated

4    ounces Parmesan cheese — grated

4    ounces bread crumbs

3    ounces unsalted butter

In a large sauce pan, add the potatoes to the milk and bring to a boil. Simmer until the potatoes are par cooked. Meanwhile, in a separate sauce pan, heat the heavy cream just to a boil. Add the hot cream to the potato mixture. Season potatoes with salt, pepper, and nutmeg to taste. Butter a large casserole dish. Layer the potatoes, with the sauce, alternating the layers with the grated cheeses. Finish the top layer with the remaining cheese, bread crumbs, and dot remaining butter on top. Bake the gratin at 300 to 350°F, loosely covered, until the potatoes are cooked, about 30 to 45 minutes. Remove the cover and bake until the cheese is browned and a crust has formed.

Cajun Seasoning

Cajun Seasoning

Recipe By: N. Jay Sorensen, RD Preparation Time: 0:15 Categories: Herbs and Spices —————————————————- 3    tablespoons paprika 2    tablespoons salt 2    tablespoons white pepper 2    tablespoons garlic powder 2    tablespoons onion powder 1    tablespoon thyme 1    tablespoon oregano leaves 1    tablespoon black pepper 1    tablespoon cayenne pepper Mix ingredients together and store in dry