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Seared Duck Breast with Red Currant Sauce, Garlic Purple Mash Potatoes with Beet Croustillant, Stuffed Fig with Chive and Garlic Goat Cheese

Seared Duck Breast with Red Currant Sauce, Garlic Purple Mash Potatoes with Beet Croustillant, Stuffed Fig with Chive and Garlic Goat Cheese

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 Ingredients: (serves 4)

  • 4 duck breast
  • 2 lbs. of purple potatoes
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1 fresh beet
  • 3 cups of olive oil
  • 4 fresh figs
  • 1 bunch of fresh chives
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning
  • Butter and milk
  • Fresh red currant
  • Fresh thyme for garnish

For the redcurrant jelly sauce

  • 2 shallots finely chopped
  • 6 tbsp. red currant jelly
  • 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar

Directions:

  1. Wash the potatoes. Peel and diced them into smaller pieces. Place the potatoes in boiling water and cook for 20-25 minutes or until the potatoes are soft. Roast the garlic cloves in olive oil for 15 minutes in medium heat and drain the oil. Transfer the potatoes and garlic to a bowl. Mash with a fork and add butter, milk, salt and pepper.
  1. Clean and peel the beet. Try to round the sides. Slice thin with a mandolin. Dip them in flour and fry them in olive oil 1 min each sides in medium heat. Set them aside on a paper towel.
  1. Using a sharp knife, score the duck breasts with 3 long cuts, diagonally. Repeat crossways to form a grid pattern. Season on both sides with salt and pepper.4. Place a frying pan on a medium heat, immediately add the duck breasts, skin side down, and after 2 minutes turn the heat down to low. Continue to cook for 10–15 minutes or until the skin is crisp. Increase the heat to medium and turn over the duck breasts. Cook for 4–6 minutes, depending on the thickness of the breasts and how cooked you like the duck, then turn off the heat and allow to rest for a few minutes before serving.5. Meanwhile, make the sauce. Add 2–3 tablespoons of the duck fat to a frying pan and place on a medium heat. Tip in the shallots and cook for 5 minutes or until softened but not browned, then stir in the jelly and vinegar. Allow to bubble and reduce for 3–5 minutes or until the mixture is syrupy in consistency. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  1. Diced small the chives and garlic and mix with the goat cheese, salt and pepper. Cut the figs half way and add the seasoned goat cheese in the middle. Bake for 5 min.7. Place the mash potatoes on the plate with the beet on top. Add the stuffed fig and slice the duck breast and drizzled with the sauce. Garnish with fresh red currant and thyme.

The Painted Table Carrot Cake

The Painted Table Carrot Cake

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Yield: 2 10” cake rounds

Cake Ingredients

Bowl 1
3 3/4 cups sugar
4 1/2 cups vegetable oil

Bowl 2
12 eggs, room temperature
3 vanilla beans or 3 Tbls vanilla extract

Bowl 3
6 cups All Purpose Flour
2 Tbls Baking Powder
1 Tbls plus 1 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
2 Tbls ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp whole nutmeg, grated
1/2 tsp ground clove

Bowl 4
6 cups carrots, peeled and grated fine
1 18 ounce can crushed pineapple, drained well
2 1/2 cups walnuts, toasted and chopped

Cake Directions

Bowl 1, whisk sugar and oil together well, set aside.

Bowl 2, cut vanilla beans in half and scrape the beans into eggs, whisk together, add to bowl 1 (sugar and oil) whisk to incorporate. Set aside.

Bowl 3, sift ingredients together, add to bowl 1 and 2 mixture whisking just until incorporated.

Bowl 4, with rubber spatula, fold the grated carrots, crushed pineapple, and chopped walnuts together and fold into bowls 1, 2, and 3 mixture. Do not over mix.

Prepare 2 10” round cake pans by spraying with cooking spray and placing parchment paper to cover bottom of pans.

Pour batter evenly into pans and bake @350 for 40-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in middle come out clean. Let cool slightly and run a small knife around edges to loosen cake from
pan. Flip cakes out onto a cooling rack. When room temperature, wrap cakes in plastic wrap and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.

Frosting Ingredients

3 lbs. cream cheese room temperature
6 cups powdered sugar
1 Tbls vanilla extract

Frosting Directions

In mixer with mixing paddle or with hand mixer, mix cream cheese until soft and fluffy. Add powdered sugar and vanilla extract and mix until combined and no lumps.

Harris Ranch Watermelon Lemonade

Harris Ranch Watermelon Lemonade

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Yields: 3 quarts

Ingredients:

  • 12 cups watermelon cubes
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate juice
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup lemon juice

Method:  Place watermelon, raspberries, pomegranate juice and water in blender.  Cover and blend until smooth.  Strain into a pitcher.  Stir in sugar and lemon juice until sugar dissolves.  Refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour

Erasmo Rodriguez, Harris Ranch Executive Chef

Bacon Wrapped Persimmons

Bacon Wrapped Persimmons

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Ingredients

  • 4-5 fuyu persimmons
  • 1/2 pound thick-cut Gluten Free bacon
  • Sea salt and fresh-ground black pepper to taste

Directions

Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut around the core of the persimmons and slice to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut the bacon strips into thirds, and wrap around the persimmons–there should be just enough to cover the wedge, without much overlap so that they’ll cook evenly. If needed, use toothpicks to hold the bacon in place. Season with salt and pepper.

Place the wrapped persimmons onto a heavy baking sheet with a lip (we don’t want any of that delicious bacon grease escaping!). Roast in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the bacon is cooked thoroughly.

To serve, let cool and get out of the way. We made a quick sauce out of a hachiya persimmon, homemade apricot brandy and a little butter, but we found that lemon marmalade also paired well, and just about any sweet chutney could work.