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Chorizo Steamed Mussels

Posted by Douglas Brown on Thu, Aug, 25, 2016 @ 19:08 PM

This Chorizo Steamed Mussels recipe is not only super easy but also super delicious.  Give it a try to experience mussels with an amazing flavor!

Ingredients:
24 Medium Sized Black Mussels, cleaned
4 oz  Ground Chorizo, cooked 
1 tsp Garlic, minced
2 oz White Wine
2 oz Butter
4 oz Clam Juice
1 cup Fresh Tomato, large diced
Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions:
1. Combine all ingredients except the mussels in a large saute pan and bring to a boil
2. Add the mussels and cover for about 1 minute or just until the mussels open.  Season to taste.  
3. Serve immediately with some nice crusty Italian bread

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 

 

 

 

 

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.  

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

 

 

 



 


 


 

 

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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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