Orecchiette with Brown Butter, Broccoli, Pine Nuts & Basil

Yes, today I was sweating in my kitchen, it’s muggy and we are expecting a thunderstorm. For lunch I prepared Curtis Stone’s

Orecchiette with Brown Butter, Broccoli, Pine Nuts & Basil

Orecchiette with Brown Butter, Broccoli, Pine Nuts & Basil

in less than 30 minutes. And here is the recipe for that express meal.

Orecchiette with Brown Butter, Broccoli, Pine Nuts & Basil

Yield: 2 – 3 servings

Orecchiette with Brown Butter, Broccoli, Pine Nuts & Basil Collage

Delicous recipe with Orecchiette, Brown Butter, Broccoli, Pine Nuts & Basil

Ingredients:

  • 1 head broccoli, about 500 grams, cut in florets with 1-inch stems
  • 250 grams orecchiette; I uses theseB001FSJEYE *
  • 60 grams butter
  • fresh basil leaves, coarsely chopped, about 6 grams
  • 35 grams pine nuts, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for serving

SOURCE

*

modified by Ulrike Westphal from:
What’s for Dinner?: Delicious Recipes
for a Busy Life
978-0345542526 *
ISBN: 978-0345542526
also found on Curtis Stone Website

Instructions

  1. ring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Meanwhile blanch the broccoli for about 2 minutes in the steamer. Drain it well, and transfer to a rimmed baking sheet. Set aside.
  2. Add the orecchiette to the boiling waterand cook, stirring often to ensure it doesn’t stick together, for about 8 minutes, or until tender but still firm to the bite. Scoop out and reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking water. Drain the orecchiette.
  3. Meanwhile, heat a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add the butter and stir for about 2 minutes, or until it has turned hazelnut brown. Add the broccoli and cook, stirring often, for about 1 minute, or until hot.
  4. Add the pasta to the broccoli mixture and stir gently to combine. Stir in the basil, pine nuts, and lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir in enough of the reserved cooking water to moisten the pasta as necessary.
  5. Divide the pasta among two pasta plates, drizzle with olive oil, and serve

total time: less than 30 minutes
preparation time: 5 minutes
cooking/baking time: 15 minutes

 
 
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Curtis Stone’s Nectarine and Raspberry Sundae

This is as *Special Edition* week at I♥CC, we have to master the No Cook Challenge!. We can choose a Curtis Stone recipe or a recipe from ANY other previous IHCC chef. The task, not to cook anything, that means no heat allowed. The first thought crossing my mind was ice cream. I leafed through my one and only Curtis Stone cookbook and stopped at

Nectarine and Raspberry Sundae

©Raspberry and Nectarine Sundae (2)

In Northern Germany we can count our summer days on one hand. Hot dog days of summer? No way, but this week had some nice warm days and the Nectarine and Raspberry Sundae was just right.

Nectarine and Raspberry Sundae

Yield: 6 servings, 4 for greedy persons

Nectarine and Raspberry Sundae

Ingredients:

  • 450 grams raspberries
  • 80 grams confectioner’s sugar; I just used sugar
  • 4 nectarines, ripe, pitted and cubed; I used peaches
  • 1 litre vanilla frozen yogurt

SOURCE

ISBN 978-0307408747ISBN 978-030740874 *

modified by Ulrike Westphal from:
Relaxed Cooking with Curtis Stone:
Recipes to Put You in My Favorite Mood
ISBN 978-0307408747 *
ISBN 978-0307408747

Instructions

  1. Combine 300 grams of the raspberries and the confectioner’s sugar in a jug and puree until smooth. Strain the raspberry puree through a fine-mesh sive into a small bowl, pressing on the solids with a rubber spatula. Discard the solids. Set the sauce aside.
  2. Layer the the nectarines, frozen yogurt, and raspberry sauce in 6 or 4 glasses. Garnish with the remaining raspberries, and serve immediately.

total time: 15 minutes
preparation time: 10 minutes

 
 
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David Lebovitz‘ Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

The recipe I chose for the I♥CC No Cook Challenge! requires Vanilla Frozen Yoghurt. I decided to prepare it on my own using a tried and tested recipe from David Lebovitz The Perfect Scoop: Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, and Sweet Accompaniments978-1580082198 *.

I bought one kilogram of greek style yoghurt, strained it over night

©greek-style yogurt

and got 603 grams strained yoghurt. I added plain whole-milk yoghurt to 720 grams in total.

Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

©Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

To make a frozen yogurt you can scoop like ice cream, you need to add sugar. I used a mixture of sugar and grape sugar to make it smoother when it comes our of the freezer. It’s best served immediately directly from the ice cream maker.

Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

Yield:1 container Unold 8875, about 1 litre

Vanilla Frozen Yogurt Collage

This creamy and delicious frozen yogurt has a subtle hint of vanilla. Try this for an easy summer dessert with mixed berries or other summer fruit

Ingredients:

  • 720 grams greek-style yoghurt, strained (from 1 kg)
  • 120 grams sugar
  • 60 grams grape sugar; dextrose
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

SOURCE

978-1580082198978-1580082198

modified from Ulrike Westphal inspired by:
David Lebovitz
The Perfect Scoop: Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas,
and Sweet Accompaniments
978-1580082198 *
ISBN: 978-1580082198

Instructions

  1. Mix together the strained yogurt, sugar, and vanilla. Stir until the sugar ist completely dissolved. Refrigerate for 1 hour
  2. Freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  3. Serve immediately or if a firmer consistency is desired transfer to an airtight container and freeze until ready to serve. Remove from freezer about 15 minutes before serving.

total time: 3 hours
preparation time: 5 minutes

 
 
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German variant with guar gum.

Rezepte von Curtis Stone

Zucchini-Kartoffelsuppe mit Cheddar

Das Rezept für die

Zucchini-Kartoffelsuppe mit Cheddar

Zucchini-Kartoffelsuppe mit Cheddar (2)

ist schnell zubereitet. Diese Suppe lässt sich gut einfrieren und ist eine weitere köstliche Möglichkeit, einer Zucchinischwemme Herr zu werden. In einem entsprechendem Gefäß abgefüllt, ist sie auch als Lunch at Work gut geeignet.

Zucchini-Kartoffelsuppe mit Cheddar

Menge:4 Portionen

Zucchini-Kartoffelsuppe mit Cheddar

Suppe mit Zucchini, Kartoffeln und Cheddar. Sie lässt sich gut einfrieren oder aber als Lunch at Work genießen

Zutaten:

  • 250 Gramm Kartoffeln, mehlig, gut geschrubbt, grob gewürfelt
  • 650 ml Gemüsebrühe, selbst gemacht oder aus Fertigprodukt ohne Gruselzutaten hergestellt, z.B. diese GemüsebrüheB00OGSS7J8 *
  • 500 g Zucchini, grob gewürfelt
  • 1 Bund Frühlingszwiebeln, in feine Ringe geschnitten, Ringe 1 Zwiebel zum Garnieren zurückbehalten
  • 100 Gramm Cheddar, gerieben, mehr zum Garnieren Ulrike: Dorset DrumBild *
  • Muskatnuss, frisch gerieben
  • Pfeffer, frisch gemahlen
  • Salz, nach Geschmack

QUELLE

abgewandelt von Ulrike Westphal nach:
Good Food magazine, September 2011

ZUBEREITUNG

  1. In einem ausreichend großem Topf die Kartoffelwürfel mit der Gemüsebrühe angießen, so dass diese gerade eben bedeckt sind. Deckel aufsetzen, zum Kochen bringen und 5 Minuten köcheln lassen. Die Zucchiniwürfel zufügen, den Deckel wieder aufsetzen und weitere 5 Minuten kochen. Dann die Frühlingszwiebeln zufügen und zugedeckt die letzten 5 Minuten kochen lassen.
  2. Die Suppe von der Kochstelle nehmen, den Käse unterrühren und mit Muskatnuss, Pfeffer, ggf. Salz abschmecken. Die Suppe mit dem Pürierstab zerkleinern und durch die Zugabe von heißem Wasser auf die gewünschte Konsistenz bringen. Ulrike: Keine Flüssigkeit zugegebenn. Mit weiterem geriebenen Käse, verbliebenen Frühlingszwiebelnringen, Pfeffer und Muskatnuss bestreut servieren.
  3. Übrig gebliebene Suppe abkühlen lassen und in Gefrierbeuteln oder anderen geeigneten Gefäßen tiefgefrieren. Die Haltbarkeit beträgt etwa 3 Monate.

Gesamtzeit: 30 Minuten
Vorbereitungszeit:15 Minuten
Koch-/Backzeit: 15 Minuten

 
 
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