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Creamed Corn with Bacon

Creamed Corn with Bacon

Ingredients
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon butter
4 cups fresh or frozen corn, thawed
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup chicken broth
4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Directions
In a large skillet, saute onion in butter for 3 minutes. Add corn; saute 1-2 minutes longer or until onion and corn are tender.

Stir in the cream, broth, bacon and pepper. Cook and stir for 5-7 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in cheese and parsley. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Creamed Corn with Bacon

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Vegetable Tempura2

Vegetable Tempura

Ingredients
Neutral oil, such as canola or grapeseed, for deep-frying
1/2 cup flour, plus more for dredging
2 egg yolks
24 or more vegetable pieces: slices of sweet potato or squash, strips of bell pepper, slices of onion, broccoli florets, as you like
Salt and black pepper
1 lemon, cut into quarters, optional
Soy sauce, optional

Directions
1. Heat two or three inches (more is better) of oil in a deep-fryer or deep saucepan. The oil is ready when it reaches 350 degrees, or when a pinch of flour sizzles immediately. Combine 1 cup water and 1 cup ice; let sit for a minute, then measure 1 cup water from this. Beat lightly with the flour and egg yolks; the batter should be lumpy.

2. Dredge the vegetables very lightly in the flour, tapping to remove excess. Then dip them in the batter and immediately put in the oil. You can cook 6 to 8 pieces at a time, depending on the size of your pan. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, no more. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve immediately, with lemon wedges and soy sauce if you like.

YIELD 4 servings

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Homestyle Spinach and Mushrooms

Homestyle Spinach and Mushrooms

Ingredients
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup crushed croutons for topping
1 cup mayonnaise
1 packet (1 ounce) Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix
1 cup milk
20 ounces frozen, chopped spinach cooked, well drained
4½ ounces sliced mushrooms

Directions
In a medium bowl combine dressing mix with milk and mayonnaise. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes to thicken.

Combine dressing with spinach, mushrooms and cheese in a 9-inch baking dish. Top with croutons. Bake at 325°F for 25 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Serves: 5 Prep Time: 25 min.Cook Time: 25 min.

Recipe found here: Homestyle Spinach and Mushrooms

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Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Ingredients
3 bacon strips
1-1/4 pounds fresh or frozen Brussels sprouts, thawed, quartered
1 large onion, chopped
2 tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Directions
In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels; drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. Crumble bacon and set aside.

In the same pan, saute Brussels sprouts and onion in reserved drippings until crisp-tender. Add the water, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 4-5 minutes or until Brussels sprouts are tender. Stir in bacon and vinegar. Yield: 12 servings.

Tip: Adding mushrooms is a good touch as well.

Recipe found here: Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

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Grilled Mexican-Style Corn

Grilled Mexican-Style Corn

Ingredients
8 ears corn
1 cup sour cream or 1 cup creme fraiche
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 cups dry aged cheese, such as jack or asiago,grated

Directions
1 Set out the sour cream, cheese, and corn, and let each person fix his own.

2 Heat grill to medium high.

3 Place 1 cup sour cream or creme fraiche in a small bowl and sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper; set aside.

4 Grate 2 cups cheese into a small bowl; set aside.

5 Grill corn until tender, about 15 minutes, turn frequently.

6 Remove from grill; when cool enough to handle, pull back husks and remove silk.

7 Brush corn with sour cream and roll in cheese.

8. If grilling is not possible, cook them in the oven under the broiler, about 15 minutes, turning frequently

Recipe found here: Grilled Mexican-Style Corn

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Five-Spice Tofu Stir-Fry with Carrots and Celery

Five-Spice Tofu Stir-Fry with Carrots and Celery

Ingredients
2 tablespoons peanut oil or vegetable oil, divided
8 ounces savory baked five-spice tofu cakes (about 2 squares), cut into matchstick-size strips
2 cups matchstick-size strips carrots (about 3 medium)
2 cups matchstick-size strips celery (about 3 long stalks)
1/3 cup finely chopped rinsed canned Szechuan preserved vegetable (about 1 1/4 ounces)
1 tablespoon Shaoxing wine (Chinese rice wine) or dry Sherry
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
2 teaspoons Asian sesame oil

Directions
Heat 14-inch-diameter flat-bottomed wok or heavy 12-inch-diameter skillet over high heat until drop of water added to wok evaporates on contact. Add 1 tablespoon peanut oil and swirl, then add tofu and stir-fry until tofu just begins to brown, about 1 minute. Transfer tofu to plate. Add remaining 1 tablespoon peanut oil to same wok (do not clean). Add carrots, celery, and Szechuan preserved vegetable and stir-fry until carrots are crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Return tofu to wok; add rice wine, salt, sugar, and white pepper. Stir-fry to blend, about 1 minute. Remove pan from heat; stir in sesame oil and serve.

Recipe found here: Five-Spice Tofu Stir-Fry with Carrots and Celery

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Asparagus and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Asparagus and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Ingredients
3 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed
1/3 cup butter, cubed
1/3 cup chicken broth
3 tablespoons olive oil
4 teaspoons grated lemon peel
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/3 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, patted dry and chopped
1/4 cup minced fresh basil

Directions
Place asparagus in a steamer basket; place in a large saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 6-8 minutes or until crisp-tender.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the broth, oil, lemon peel and salt.

Transfer asparagus to a serving platter; drizzle with butter mixture. Sprinkle with pepper; top with tomatoes and basil. Yield: 12 servings.

Recipe found here: Asparagus and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

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vegetable tempura

Vegetable Tempura

Ingredients
3/4 cup Argo® Corn Starch
1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon Argo® Baking Powder
2 1/2 teaspoons Spice Islands® Garlic Salt
1 1/2 teaspoons Spice Islands® Onion Powder
1/4 teaspoon Spice Islands® Fine Grind Black Pepper
1/8 teaspoon Spice Islands® Cayenne Pepper
1/2 cup water or beer
1 egg, slightly beaten
Mazola® Corn Oil for deep fat frying
4 cups cut-up vegetables, such as zucchini, carrots, onion or mushrooms

Preparation

COMBINE corn starch, flour, baking powder, garlic salt, onion powder, black pepper and cayenne pepper in a medium bowl. Add water and egg; stir until mixture is smooth.

HEAT 3 to 4 inches of oil in a deep pot over medium heat to 350°F.

DIP vegetables into batter, stirring batter occasionally. Fry a few vegetables at a time, turning once, 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown and crisp.

DRAIN on paper towels. Serve immediately.

Recipe variation: 1 1/2 pounds raw, peeled shrimp can be substituted for the vegetables.

Recipe found here: Vegetable Tempura

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Roasted Vegetable Medley

Roasted Vegetable Medley

Ingredients
3 Yukon Gold potatoes, cut into small wedges
2 medium sweet red peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 small butternut squash, peeled and cubed
1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cubed
1 medium red onion, cut into wedges
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary or 2 teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed
1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions
In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, red peppers, squash, sweet potato and onion. In a small bowl, whisk the oil, vinegar and seasonings. Pour over vegetables and toss to coat.

Transfer to two greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 30-40 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Yield: 7 servings.

Recipe found here: Roasted Vegetable Medley

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Roasted Greek Chicken and Vegetables

Ingredients
1 cut-up whole chicken (about 4 lb), breasts cut in half if large
1 medium eggplant (1 lb), cut in 1 1/2-in. chunks
1 bell pepper, cut in 1 1/2-in pieces
12 unpeeled whole cloves garlic
2 tsp oil
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp each salt, pepper and dried oregano

Directions
1. Heat oven to 450°F. Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with nonstick foil.

2. Put chicken on 1 side of each pan; put vegetables on the other side. Drizzle vegetables with oil. Sprinkle chicken and vegetables with lemon zest and juice, and the salt, pepper and oregano; toss to coat.

3. Roast side by side on middle oven rack, turning chicken and vegetables once, 25 to 30 minutes until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender.

Recipe found here: Roasted Greek Chicken and Vegetables

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