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Warm Texas Peach Cobbler

Posted by Douglas Brown on Thu, Jun, 23, 2016 @ 08:06 AM


It's summertime in Texas which means it's time to think local!  Local Texas peaches can be utilized in so many ways, the most obvious being a delicious Warm Texas Peach Cobbler, of course!

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For The Peach Cobbler Filling

Ingredients:
1.25 lb Fresh Peaches 
2.5 oz Dried Blueberries
2 oz Pecans-Toasted
1.5 oz Caramel Sauce
8 fl oz Water
6.5 oz Granulated Sugar
1/8 oz Cinnamon
Pinch of Nutmeg
Juice of 1/2 Lemon
1 oz of Cornstarch for Slurry

Instructions:
1. Combine the water, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg and bring to a boil
2. Mix the cornstarch with enough water to make a slurry the consistency of heavy cream
3. Thicken the mixture with the slurry and simmer for 5 minutes
4. Add the caramel to the thickened mixture
5. Combine the mixture with the peaches, blueberries and pecans
6. Chill

 

For the Topping

Ingredients:
1 cup Flour
1 cup Granulated Sugar
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
2 oz Butter softened
2 large Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla Bean Paste or Extract

Instructions:
1. Cream the Sugar and Butter for 1 minute
2. Gently add the eggs just until incorporated
3. Fold in the dry ingredients
 

To Finish

1. Place the Peach mixture in a 2 or 3 inch baking dish
2. Fill half way with the peaches
3. Fill the rest of the way with the topping
4. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes until golden brown
5. Top with Vanilla Ice Cream

 

Enjoy!


 

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Charred Tomato Salsa

Posted by Douglas Brown on Wed, Jun, 08, 2016 @ 18:06 PM

Charred Tomato Salsa

 

 You can't go wrong with salsa.  Whether you are at a party or just snacking, it is always a favorite.  Ditch the store bought jars and learn how to make the perfect salsa with this super easy and delicious recipe! 

Ingredients:
4 oz Yellow Onion
1/2 Poblano Pepper
1 Jalapeno Pepper
1 oz Garlic
4 lbs Tomatoes
1.5 tsp Lime Juice
1/2 Bunch Fresh Cilantro
Salt and Pepper to taste 

Instructions:
1. Char the tomatoes, onions and peppers on the grill
2. Add the remaining ingredients and blend
3. Season with salt and pepper


ENJOY!
 

Summer Mixed Grill

Posted by Douglas Brown on Wed, May, 25, 2016 @ 12:05 PM

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This is a great family style mixed grill platter perfect for the summer.  It's pretty easy to prepare and has something for everyone to enjoy.  
This recipe feeds 4 to 6 people.

Ingredients:
1 lb Baby Spinach
1 each Red Onion (sliced in 1/2 inch pieces)
1 cup Red Grape Tomatoes
1 each Medium Cucumber (sliced in half moons)
6 whole Corn on the Cob
6 each Hatch Chile Pepper
1 cup Baby Carrots (cut in 1/2)
1 lb 16/20 Shrimp
1/4 cup Butter (melted)
1 Lemon
1 lb Italian Sausage Links
1.5lb Flat Iron Steak
3 cloves Garlic (minced)
1 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
1 each Gala Apple (sliced)
1.5 Tbs Olive Oil
4 oz Balsamic Vinaigrette 

Instructions:
1. Marinate the steak in 1 tbs of the olive oil and 1/2 of the minced garlic
2. Place the shrimp in the melted butter with the remaining garlic and the juice from the lemon
3. Rub the remaining olive oil on the red onions and hatch chile peppers


START GRILLING
Instructions:
1. Place the Italian sausage links on the grill

(these will take about 20-25 minutes so get them started first for about 7 minutes)
2. Add the corn, hatch chiles, and the onions to the grill
3. Add the flat iron steak and cook until medium rare to medium
4. Remove the items from the grill as they are ready
5. Once everything is done, add the shrimp
(the shrimp will go quickly so let the steak and sausage rest a bit while these are cooking)
6. Peel the corn and cut in 1/2
7. Rough chop the red onion and the chile peppers
8. Slice the sausage and the steak


PLATE
Instructions:
1. On a large platter, place the spinach, tomatoes and carrots
2. Add the red onion, chiles, sliced apples, steak, sausage and shrimp on top
3. Place the corn around the platter
4. Drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette
5. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese

EAT & ENJOY!

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