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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.  

 


 


 

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/

Beyond the Box

Beyond the Box is a full service catering and event company located in Dallas, Texas.  Beyond the Box services homes, offices and event spaces all over the DFW area.  

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