GRILLED CHICKEN WITH CHIMICHURRI SAUCE
2 cups of spinach / 1 cup of arugula / 1bunch of Italian Parsley / 1 bunch of basil / 1/2 of a red onion - chopped / 3 cloves of garlic / 1 cup of red wine vinegar / 1 cup of olive oil / 1 cup of water / 1 tablespoon of red chili flakes / 3 tablespoon of kosher salt
blend until smooth,
ROASTED POTATO, ARTICHOKE & WHITE CORN SALAD IN A STONE GROUND MUSTARD VINAIGRETTE
(Start with the vinaigrette)
In a large bowl, whisk together...
1 cup of olive oil / 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil / 1/2 cup of stone ground mustard / 2 tablespoons of Dijon mustart / 2 tablespoons of lemon juice / 1 shallot - finely diced / some salt & ground black pepper
4 cups of roasted potatoes / 4 chopped hard boiled eggs / 2 cups of artichoke hearts / 4 ears of white corn - shucked and cut off the cob / 1/4 of Kalamata olives / 2 tablespoon of capers / 1 tablespoon of pink peppercorns / 2 bunches of watercress
toss & serve,
CARAMELIZED ONION TARTS
3 red onions - julienne & caramelized / 1 cup of Parmesan cheese / 1 bunch of parsley - chopped / 2 teaspoons of Herbs De Provence
spread ingredients over a flat rectangle of puff pastry & cook at 400 degrees for 30 minutes or until golden brown,
WATERMELON SALAD WITH PICKLED ONIONS, RICOTTA SALATA, ARUGULA & PISTACHIOS
With pickled onions in a saucepan, bring the following ingredients to a boil...
1 cup of red wine vinegar / 1 cup of water / 1/2 cup of sugar / 3 teaspoons of kosher salt / 3 red onions - julienne
let it simmer for 10 minutes, then take of the heat.
Combine in a bowl...
4 cup cubed watermelon / 1 cup pickled onions / 1 bunch thinly sliced radishes / 2 cups of arugula / 3 tablespoon of finely chopped mint / 1/2 cup chopped Ricotta Salata cheese (or Feta) / 1 cup roasted/salted pistachios
For the Lemon Vinaigrette:
1 cup olive oil / 1/2 lemon juice / 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard / Salt & pepper
toss & serve,
STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE TARTS
(for the pie crust)
In a food processor, pulse together...
1 cup + 3 tablespoons of flour / 1 teaspoon of salt / 1 1/2 teaspoons of sugar / 3 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter,cubes
pulse until sandy & pea sized, then...
add 4 tablespoons of frozen butter cubes
again, pulse until sandy and pea sized.
1/2 cup of ice water & 1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar, slowly adding the mix into the pie dough.
Add about 2/3 of the amount of mix, check the consistency , then add more if dough if it is still not together.
Wrap dough on plastic and form a disk.
Refrigerate at least one hour before rolling out.
When rolling out...
Flour a board and roll out the crust, place crust on sheet pan and cover with foil & dried
beans, then bake for 30 minutes at 400 degrees.
Remove and add filling.
(for the cheesecake filling)
In a mixing bowl, whisk...
1 pound of cream cheese / 1 cup of powdered sugar / 2 teaspoons of lemon juice & zest of 2 lemons / 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract / 3 eggs
Spread cheesecake filling over crust. Bake at 400 for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown
slice 2 cups of strawberries and toss with juice of 1 lemon, 1/2 a cup of sugar & chopped mint.
Remove tart and spread berries.
Put in refrigerator to set up,
Serve with whipped cream,