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Pan Seared Steelhead Trout - Recipes Beyond the Box

Posted by Douglas Brown on Fri, Jul, 25, 2014 @ 12:07 PM

This a simple and elegant preparation for a delicious piece of fish.  The best part is that it only takes one pan.  

1 each 14-16 oz piece of Steelhead Trout with skin
Salt and Pepper
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1 Tbs Chopped Fresh Dill
1 Tbs Olive Oil
1 cup Sweet Red Grape Tomatoes
1 bunch Green Onions (cut on the bias)
12 each Cipollni Onions (peeled and cut in half)
1 cup Baby Carrots (sliced in coins)
1/4 cup White Wine
1 Tbs Butter

  1. Season the fish with salt and pepper and fresh dill
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan and lightly sear the fish on the flesh side
  3. Add the tomatoes, onions, carrots and green onions while the fish is searing
  4. Flip the fish and place skin side down in the pan and continue to cook for 1 minute
  5. Place the fish into a 350 degree oven for 7 - 10 minutes or until the fish is medium
  6. Remove the fish from the pan and place the pan with the vegetables back on to the burner
  7. Saute for 3-5 minutes over high heat
  8. Add the white wine and de-glaze the pan
  9. Add the cold butter and swirl it into the vegetables-Keep the pan moving so the butter does not break
  10. Season with salt and pepper
  11. Pour the mixture over the fish and serve
     

Easy BBQ Braised Short Ribs - Recipes Beyond the Box

Posted by Douglas Brown on Fri, May, 09, 2014 @ 09:05 AM

Try these simple and easy BBQ Braised Short Ribs for an absolutely delicious dinner.  This recipe is very verastile and extremely easy to customize to your own tastes.  

For the Short Rib

8 each 4 oz pieces of Boneless Beef Short Rib
2 Tbs Oil 
Salt and Pepper
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp Onion Powder 
1/2 cup Carrot, rough cut into 1 inch pieces
1/2 cup Yellow Onion, rough cut into 1 inch pieces
1/2 cup Celery, rough cut into 1 inch pieces
2 Garlic Cloves, Whole
1/4 Cup White Wine
2 cups of your favorite BBQ sauce
4 cups Chicken Stock
10 Sprigs of Thyme
5 Sprigs Fresh Oregano 

 

  1. Season the short ribs on all sides with the salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder
  2. In a pan, heat the oil and sear the short ribs on all sides
  3. Remove the short ribs
  4. Add the onions, carrots, garlic and celery and saute for a few minutes
    *Be sure to scrape all of that meat from the pan (that's the flavor!)
  5. Deglaze with the white wine and scrape the pan
  6. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil
  7. Add the short ribs back into the liquid
  8. Cover with foil and place in the oven at 325 degrees for about 3 hours or until the ribs are fork tender
  9. Remove from oven and remove the ribs
  10. Place the sauce on the stove and gently simmer skimming the excess fat off of the top
  11. Feel free to add and adjust to your own taste:  
  12. At this point you can add citrus, jalapeno, brown sugar, honey or whatever your preference.  It is delicious as is.  
  13. Serve this over risotto or mashed potatoes 

 

 

 

 

Spicy Super Bowl Chili - Recipes Beyond the Box

Posted by Douglas Brown on Fri, Jan, 31, 2014 @ 08:01 AM

Beyond the Box - Dallas Catering

Spicy Super Bowl Chili

2 oz Oil
8 oz Yellow Onion, diced
4 oz Celery, Diced
1 ea Poblano Pepper, diced
1 ea Jalapeno, minced
1/3 cup Dark Chili Powder
1.5 tsp Garlic Powder
1.5 tsp Onion Powder
1/2 tsp Cayenne
1 Tbs Cumin, ground
1.5 tsp Coriander, ground
.5 can Chipotle Peppers
1.5 quart Diced Tomatoes in Juice
2.5 lbs Ground Beef
1.5 Tbs Salt
1.5 tsp Black Pepper
2 cups Water

  1. Heat the oil and cook the ground beef
  2. Remove the beef and drain except for 4 oz of fat
  3. Heat the 4 oz of fat and sweat the onions, celery and peppers
  4. Add the spices and toast slightly for 1 minute
  5. Add the tomatoes, water and chipotle peppers and simmer 30 minutes
  6. Add the beef back to the mix with the salt and pepper and simmer for 1 hour

Organic Brown Rice Risotto from Beyond the Box Catering

Posted by Douglas Brown on Fri, Jan, 24, 2014 @ 06:01 AM

Beyond the Box - Dallas Catering and Market

This is a great winter recipe that uses whole grain organic brown rice instead of traditional short grain white rice.  This recipe takes some time.  Plan to cook the risotto for around an hour depending on how high the temperature is.  The Short grain brown rice can be found at Whole Foods.  

For the Risotto

1 oz Olive Oil
1/4 cup Yellow Onions, minced 
2 sliced, Thick Cut Bacon, diced
1 tsp Garlic, minced
1 cup Short Grain Organic Brown Rice
1/2 Tbs Balsamic Vinegar
1 cup Tomatoes, fresh diced
3.5 cups Unsalted Chicken Stock
1 tsp Salt
1 Tbs Fresh Oregano, chopped
1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
1 Tbs Butter
Fresh Black Pepper to taste 

  1. Heat the oil and add the onion, garlic and bacon
  2. Sweat until the bacon starts to crisp on the edges
  3. Add the rice and toast for 1 minute coating with the rendered bacon fat
  4. Add the balsamic vinegar and stir until dry
  5. Add the tomatoes, 1 cup of stock and salt
  6. Cook over low heat stirring occasionally
  7. Continue to cook and add stock a 1/2 cup at a time as it starts to dry
  8. When the last 1/2 cup is added, turn off the heat cover and let sit for 10 minutes
  9. Stir in the butter, parmesan, pepper and herbs
  10. Serve
At this point you can also add whatever other items you want.  Things like roasted chicken, pulled pork, beef, mushroom etc... You can also change up the herbs a bit if you prefer basil or thyme.  Try blue cheese instead of parmesan as well.  

Pork Chop with Sprout-Red Onion Ragout from Beyond the Box

Posted by Douglas Brown on Mon, Jan, 13, 2014 @ 09:01 AM

Recipes Beyond the Box Catering - Dallas Catering and Market

For the Pork

2 each 10-12 oz Pork Chops
1 Sprig Fresh Rosemary, chopped
1 Tbs Garlic, freshly minced
1 Tbs Olive Oil

  1. Rub the pork chops with the garlic, rosemary and olive oil
  2. Let sit overnight if possible
  3. Pull them out of the cooler for 1 hour before cooking

For the Ragout

2 slices Thick Cut Apple Smoked Bacon
1 cup Red Onion, large dice
2 each Green Onion, minced
1 cup Tomato, diced
1 cup Brussels Sprouts, cut in quarters
1/4 cup Golden Raisins
1 Tbs Olive Oil
1 oz Apple Cider
1 Tbs Butter
Salt and Pepper

  1. Heat the oil and add the bacon, green and red onions
  2. Sweat for about 5 minutes over low heat so the bacon begins to render but does not get crispy
  3. Add the tomatoes and Brussels sprouts and cook another 5 minutes
  4. Add the apple cider and raisins and bring to a simmer
  5. Remove from heat and add the butter
  6. In a separate pan, pan sear the pork chops on both sides and get a nice golden brown (be sure to season with salt and pepper first)
  7. Pour the onion mixture over the pork
  8. Roast in the oven at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes or until the pork reaches medium
  9. Remove the pork chops when done
  10. Place the mixture back in the oven for 10 minutes while the pork chops rest
  11. Serve over the pork chops immediately


 *This Ragout is great with chicken as well.  

 


 


 

Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs from Beyond the Box Catering

Posted by Douglas Brown on Wed, Jan, 08, 2014 @ 08:01 AM

Recipes Beyond the Box-Dallas Catering and Market

For the Eggs

6 each Large Eggs
Water to cover 2 inches above the eggs
1 T Kosher Salt

  1. Place the eggs in a saucepot with salt and turn the heat on high
  2. Set timer for 12 minutes at the same time
  3. When the eggs come to a boil turn down to a simmer
  4. At the end of 12 minutes turn off heat and let sit for 5 minutes
  5. Pour off water and peel while still warm under cold water
  6. Let the eggs cool down

For the Smoked Salmon Deviled Egg Mix

6 each Large Hard Boiled Eggs
1 Tbs Fresh Dill
1 tsp Shallot, minced
1/4 cup Mayonnaise
1.5 tsp Lemon Juice, fresh
1.5 tsp Dijon Mustard
2 oz Smoked Salmon, Minced
Splash of Tobasco
Pinch of salt and White Pepper to Taste

  1. Split the eggs in half lengthwise and remove the yolk
  2. Grate the yolks on the fine side of a cheese grater
  3. Mix in the remaining ingredients
  4. With a teaspoon, scoop the mix into each half of the egg

For the Garnish (Optional)

1 oz Sliced Smoked Salmon (Whole Piece)
1 Tbs All Purpose Flour
1 cup of oil for frying
12 ea Fresh Dill Sprigs
1 Tbs Salmon Roe

  1.  Heat the oil in a small pan (If you have a small deep fryer use that instead)
  2. Dredge the salmon in flour and shake off the excess
  3. Place the salmon in the hot oil or fryer until it begins to run a light brown and becomes crispy
  4. Remove for the oil and drain off excess oil
  5. Chop the salmon finely and sprinkle on top of each egg
  6. Place a few of the salmon eggs on each and finish with a sprig of Dill
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3 Fresh Local Foods-Cooking Beyond the Box

Posted by Douglas Brown on Mon, Jun, 03, 2013 @ 13:06 PM

It's always a great time to eat and shop for local fruits and vegetables.  Whether you are preparing a dinner at home, ordering for a corporate event, or hosting a wedding or party,   fresh local foods can enhance your food experiences.  The following is a weekly list of items that are available local now and are worth checking out.  

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June 2, 2013

It is almost summertime which means it's a perfect time to be grilling and barbecuing in Texas. What do you want to look for in the stores so you know you are taking advantage of local and fresh available foods? Here is a list of items available now along with a few suggestions on what you might do with them.  

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      Peaches from Cooper Farms 

Grilled Peaches
Jalapeno-Peach Salsa 
Chipotle-Peach BBQ Spare Ribs

http://www.cooperfarmspeaches.com/
 

 


Tomato Mozz

Beefsteak Tomatoes from Proximity Farms

Grilled Herb Tomatoes,
Tomato-Basil Salad
  
Beefsteak Tomato and Feta Grilled Cheese  

 

  http://proximityfarms.com/

 

grapefruit coolpix nikon 2851 mRuby Red Grapefruit from Paramount Citrus

Fennel, Avocado and Pink Grapefruit Salad 
Grilled Copper River Salmon with Ruby Grapefruit Glaze
Cilantro Marinated Ribeye with Bleu Cheese

 

http://www.paramountcitrus.com/

Cilantro Marinated Rib-eye-Cooking Beyond the Box

Posted by Douglas Brown on Mon, Jun, 03, 2013 @ 11:06 AM

It is a great time of the year for barbecuing and cooking out on the grill.  Try this marinade with a nice fatty rib-eye or another type of meat if you prefer.  

1 Each 1.5lb Boneless Rib-eyeCilantro Marinated Ribeye
1/4 Cup Bleu Cheese Crumbles
1 T Oil
Salt and Pepper to Taste 

For the Rib-eye Marinade:

1 T Yellow Onion, Diced
1/4 Each Jalapeno Diced
1 Clove of Garlic
1/4 t Garlic Powder
1/4 t Onion Powder
1/8 t Coriander
1T Fresh Cilantro Chopped
1/4 t Cumin
1 T Pink Grapefruit or Orange Juice
1/2 Lime Juiced

1. Combine all of the ingredients and mash with a mortar and pestle

2. Rub all over the Ribeye and let it sit for at least 3 hours.  

3. Season the ribeye with salt and pepper and rub with 1 T of oil

4. Grill the ribeye slowly until you hit a nice medium rare

5. Top the ribeye with our Fennel, Pink Grapefruit and Avocado Salad and Bleu Cheese

 

 

 



 


 


 

 

Perfect Mac and Cheese Recipe

Posted by Douglas Brown on Fri, May, 17, 2013 @ 14:05 PM

This is our recipe for the perfect mac and cheese.  This mac and cheese recipe is great by itself or as a base to add other ingredients.  Beyond the Box is one of the premier Dallas caterers.  This recipe is part of our weekly special.  Try it at home or have it catered and delivered to your home or office.  

 For the Sauce

2 oz Butter
2 oz Flour
2 cups Whole Milk
1/4 t  Garlic Powder
1/4 t Onion Powder
1/2 t Salt
1/4 t White Pepper

  1. In a heavy bottomed pot, melt the butter and add the flour.  Cook over low heat for 5 minutes.   
  2. Add the cold milk and spices and whisk over low hear for 8 minutes.  

For the Mac and Cheese

5 oz Raw Pasta
2 oz Cheddar Cheese Shredded
2 oz Parmesan Cheese, Grated
2 oz Gruyere Cheese Grated
Zest of 1/2 Lemon
1/4 cup Japanese breadcrumbs
1 T Butter 

  1. Cook the pasta and drain
  2. Fold the hot pasta together with the sauce, cheese and zest
  3. Adjust salt and pepper seasoning if needed
  4. Melt the butter and mix with breadcrumbs
  5. Place the pasta in a baking dish and top with breadcrumbs
  6. Bake at 350 until the breadcrumbs are golden brown 20-25 minutes

 

 

 

 

BBQ Beef Brisket Meatballs

Posted by Douglas Brown on Thu, Feb, 07, 2013 @ 17:02 PM

Beyond the Box is proud to be one of the top Dallas caterers.  For a little change of pace, try this awesome recipe for BBQ meatballs from Beyond the Box Catering.  Want to try these meatballs but don't feel like cooking?  Have them catered to your home or office.  We deliver!

Dallas Caterer

 

BBQ Beef Brisket Meatballs

 

For the Meatballs:

  • 1 T Olive Oil
  • 4 oz Yellow Onion Chopped Finely
  • 1/2 oz Garlic Minced
  • 1.25 lbs Groung Beef
  • 1.25 lbs Ground Pork
  • 1/2 Cup BBQ Sauce
  • 1/2 lb Fine Bread Crumbs
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1.5 t Garlic Powder
  • 1.5 t Onion Powder
  • 1 T Kosher Salt
  • 1.5 t Black Pepper
  1. Heat the olive oil in a saute pan and sweat the onions and garlic
  2. In a bowl, mix the breadcrumbs with the salt, pepper and spices
  3. Combine all ingredients unitl mixed well
  4. Measure into 2 oz balls and roll tighly

For the Cooking Liquid

  • 2 Cups BBQ Sauce
  • 1 Cup Water
  1. Combine

To Cook

  1. Place the meatballs in a single layer in a shallow pan.
  2. Cover with the cooking liquid and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until completely cooked in the center

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