Recipes

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Recipe

Raclette Fondue


Ingredients:
¼ of your total cheese mixture Raclette cheese
¼ of your total cheese mixture Emmentaller cheese
½ of your total cheese mixture Gruyere cheese
1½ oz of dry white wine per 100 grams of cheese
Splash of fresh lemon juice
Corn starch
1 tsp of Kirsch per 100 grams of cheese
Freshly ground pepper
1 tbsp butter


Variations:
1) Soak dried mushrooms in cold water for 5 minutes then stir into finished fondue
2) Peel, seed and finely dice tomatoes and stir into finished fondue


Preparation and cooking:
Cut cheese into small pieces, slices or grate


Rub the inside of the fondue pot with the clove of garlic


Brush the inside of the pot with butter


Add the cheese and warm water


Place pot over low heat and mash and stir cheese constantly my Swiss customers will tell you to stir in a figure 8 motion


While melting stir in lemon juice


Do not let the mixture bubble


If the fondue becomes too hot mix a little cornstarch with water and stir a small amount at a time into the fondue until smooth


If mixture is too thick add a few spoonfuls of warm water


Season with pepper


Transfer pot to table top burner set on low heat


Serve with bread cubes, cured sausage with casing removed

Recipe

Spicy Chorizo Chili Raclette:


Ingredients:
5 oz or 150 grams cooked or dried chorizo sausage
5 pickled peperoncini (also known as Tuscan peppers, Italian sweet peppers, or golden Greek peppers)
1 small bunch cilantro
1 (16oz) can of chili beans
Salt & Pepper to taste
2 tbsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves or crushed garlic equivalent
1 cup frozen corn
200g sliced sharp cheddar (2 or 3 year!)


Preparation and cooking:


Peel and chop chorizo into small pieces


Cut pickled peppers into rings


Chop Cilantro


Drain beans


Combine all of these ingredients with beans


Add salt and pepper to taste


In small sauce pan heat oil on medium


Add crushed garlic and corn to sauce pan. Braise until garlic softens and corn is warm


Add bean combination to garlic/corn mixture
(This mixture can be done in advance and refrigerated until your guests arrive)


Distribute bean mixture into individual cooking trays and top with cheese.


Cook under cooking element for 8-10 minutes

Recipe

PRAWN CURRY À LA FOURME D’AMBERT
~It can’t get any easier than this recipe!


Ingredients:
12 large prawns
200 grams of Fourme d’Ambert shavings
Curry powder


Preparation and cooking:
Shell the prawns.


Halve lengthways.


Remove the black vein.


Pan-fry the prawns, adding the Fourme shavings.


Add salt and pepper to taste.


Add two pinches of curry powder.


Arrange in a large soupspoon or ramekin.

Recipe

FOURME D’AMBERT STUFFED CHICKEN THIGHS:
~Adapted from a Emmanuel Bigliardi recipe


Ingredients:
250 grams Fourme d’Ambert
4 chicken thighs
Seasonal vegetables
Salt, pepper


Preparation and Cooking:
Debone the chicken thighs and place skin-side down onto cling film, and season.


Cut the Fourme d’Ambert into 4 sticks. Place inside, and wrap the thigh around the cheese.


Tightly wrap the thighs in cling film. Repeat this process twice more to ensure that the thighs remain firmly enclosed.


Simmer in a pan of water for 45 minutes.


Leave to cool.


Unwrap the thighs. For colour lightly pan sear the thighs.


Use the chicken bones to make gravy.


Serve with your favourite vegetables.

Recipe

FOURME D’AMBERT RASPERRY FLAN:
~Adapted from an Arai Tsuyoshi recipe


Ingredients:
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 ¼ cups flour
¼ cup milk
1/3 cup melted butter
¾ cup raspberry compote (or your favourite)
60 grams Fourme d’Ambert cubed
1/3 cup vanilla ice cream (I use more, much more!!)
Icing sugar for garnish


Preparation and Cooking:
Preheat the oven to 350 F.


Beat the eggs in a bowl.


Add the sugar, and flour.


Gradually add the melted butter and the milk. Mix until smooth


Grease and flour a round stainless steel dish.


Pour in the mixture then add the Fourme d’Ambert.


Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.


Remove from the oven and sprinkle with icing sugar.


Spoon the compote and vanilla ice cream over the flan. (this can be done as served so each person can get their desired servings)

Recipe

MONTGOMERY CHEDDAR MACARONI WITH BAKED APPLES

~From “Melt”: The Art of Macaroni and Cheese


Ingredients:
6 Granny Smith (or your favourite baking apple), peeled, cored, and cut into ½-inch chunks
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp sugar
Pinch of salt
2 cups elbow macaroni
1½ cups milk
5 tbsp butter, divided
3 tbsp flour
½ tsp sea salt
½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
4 tsp chopped fresh thyme leaves
500 grams Montgomery Cheddar, shredded, set aside 1 cup
170 grams Gruyère, shredded
3 cups fresh bread crumbs (corn bread if you can get it)


Preparation and Cooking:
Preheat oven to 375°F.


In a small baking dish, combine apples, lemon juice, cinnamon, sugar, and salt.


Cover the dish with foil and bake for 45 minutes.


While the apples are baking, grease a 9×13” baking dish with a touch of butter.


Cook the pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water until al dente. Drain through a colander and spread the noodles into the baking dish.


Heat the milk in a small saucepan over medium heat. As soon as the milk starts to steam and tiny bubbles form around the edges of the pan, turn off the heat.

Set it aside.


Place 3 Tbsp of butter in a medium saucepan and melt over medium heat. Add the flour and stir with a flat-edge wooden spoon until the roux begins to take on a light brown color, about 3 minutes. Scrape the bottom to prevent burning.


Slowly add the warmed milk and stir constantly until the sauce thickens enough to evenly coat the back of a spoon.


Remove from heat and stir in salt, pepper, and thyme. Add cheeses to sauce, reserving 1 cup of the Cheddar, and stir until completely melted.


Stir the noodles in the baking dish to loosen them up.


Pour the cheese sauce over the pasta and toss until all noodles are coated.


Spread a thick layer of bread crumbs over the casserole and dot the top with the remaining butter.


Bake for 30 minutes.


Remove casserole from oven.


Top with the baked apples and remaining shredded Cheddar cheese.


Broil for about one minute or just until the Cheddar on top is melted.