"Today in Central New York" on Thursday featured three recipes from the chef at Split Rock Grille in Jamesville. Below are the featured recipes.
Utica Greens 8 cups chopped and cleaned escarole2 Tbls blended oil2 Tbls unsalted butter1/4 cup diced prosciutto1/4 cup chopped banana peppers1/4 cup diced red bell peppersPinch of minced garlic1 cup chicken stock1/4 cup pine nuts (optional)1/2 cup parmesan cheese (divided)Salt and pepper to tasteIn a saut pan over medium high heat bring oil and butter to slight boil. Add prosciutto, peppers and garlic, cook for approximately 2 minutes. Add chicken stock and bring to a boil. Add escarole and allow to wilt. Add pine nuts and 1/2 parmesan cheese and blend. Add salt and pepper to taste, plate and garnish with remaining cheese.
Apple Sausage Stuffing 1/2 loaf of your bread of choice1/4 pound butter2 Tbls unsalted butter1 Large white onion diced2 carrots peeled and diced2 celery stalks diced1 granny smith apple diced1/2 cup of sausage of your choice, cooked1-2 cups of chicken stockSalt and pepper to tasteLeave bread out over night or toast. Bread should be cut into 1/2?? x 1/2?? cubes. In a large saucepan add butter until melted. Add the onions, celery and carrots. Cook until the onions begin to sweat. Add the sausage and apple, cook for about 2 minutes. Add chicken stock and bring to a boil. Add the bread and mix well. Transfer to a baking dish and bake for approximately 15 minutes in 350F.
Roasted Butternut Squash with an Ouzo, Cranberry and Walnut Sauce 2 large butternut squash, peeled and cleaned4 Tbls Olive oilSalt and pepperSlice the butter nut squash down the middle. Place on baking sheet, coat liberally with olive oil and salt and pepper. Bake until fork tender.1/4 pound unsalted butter1/4 cup brown sugar4 Tbls of Ouzo or comparable liqueur1/4cup dried cranberries1/4 cup walnutsDiced squash from aboveIn a large saut pan add butter and sugar and allow to melt then combine. Add Ouzo (it will flame up) once flame is gone add cranberries and walnuts and combine. Fold in squash.