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Indian Spiced Black Bean and Tofu Burgers

Hi! Here’s another way to incorporate more tofu in your life! I create delicious tofu recipes for Mori-Nu Tofu, made right here in the USA. Enjoy! Jaden

Y’all know I’m a true omnivore, given a choice between a vegetarian taco and a pulled pork taco, you know which one I’d choose. The closest I had ever gotten to a vegetarian burger was once I was accidentally given a Gardenburger at a restaurant instead of my order of a fancy $18 grass-fed, local, organic, massaged and manicured burger (the Gardenburger was for the other table).

Indian Spiced Black Bean and Tofu Burgers

But when you go to a mostly vegan/vegetarian cafe like Simon’s Cafe in Sarasota, Florida, the burger of the day is a lentil burger. It came highly recommended from the waitress when I asked, “What do you recommend??”

Indian Spiced Black Bean and Tofu Burgers

I love hearing what the waiters and waitresses recommend – but then I sort of feel obligated to order what they recommend. I guess I feel rude for asking them to take their time to rattle off their menu favorites and then totally disregard what they just said!

 

Indian Spiced Black Bean and Tofu Burgers

The burger was nothing like I had imagined (While waiting for my meal, I was dreadfully thinking that the lentil burger would be dry, chalky, lentil-y, NOT MEAT….and then pissed off at myself for ordering it…..then pissed off that the waitress had recommended it.)

Indian Spiced Black Bean and Tofu Burgers

All that huffing and puffing was totally unnecessary, and energy wasted. The vegetarian burger turned out to be everything that a meat burger WAS NOT…and in the most delicious way. It was seasoned generously with a blend of inviting, warm Indian spices and made of finely minced bell peppers, mushrooms, lentils, oats and other grains. The goat cheese was a perfect match – creamy yet assertive (a little goes a long ways) with a tangy punch.

Indian Spiced Black Bean and Tofu Burgers

At the Steamy Kitchen kitchens, we’ve been testing different variations of bean burgers and came up with one that is just as fabulous as Simon’s – and maybe just slightly even better since these are very simple to make and really a 3-step recipe!

Throw vegetables and canned black beans in food processor. Mix in silken tofu (acts like a healthy, low-calorie, protein rice binder) and panko bread crumbs. If you have any leftover grains (rice, quinoa, wild rice, couscous) you can add that too. Form into patties and fry both sides. Of course, I couldn’t leave out the goat cheese!

Indian Spiced Black Bean and Tofu Burgers

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Servings: 6 (makes 6 burgers) Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes
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This recipe is also great for using leftover rice, brown rice wild rice, couscous, farro or quinoa. You can substitute up to 1/2 cup of bread crumbs with any of these items. So, if you have 1/2 cup leftover rice, you can use that + 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs. In the video and photos, I used 1/2 cup quinoa + 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs. You can make Black Bean and Tofu Sliders instead - just make 12 small patties and use slider buns.

Ingredients:

1/4 red onion
1 bell pepper, cored
6 ounces fresh mushroom of your choice
One 16-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 teaspoons garam masala seasoning
1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
6 ounces soft silken tofu (I prefer Mori-nu brand)
1 cup panko bread crumbs
2 teaspoons cooking oil
12 burger buns
mayonnaise (or soy mayonnaise)
2 cups fresh arugula
6 ounces goat cheese (or soy cheese)

Directions:

Roughly chop the onion and bell pepper (it makes it easier for the food processor). In a food processor, add the first 6 ingredients. Pulse until the mixture becomes finely minced.

Drain the tofu and pat dry. With a large spoon, mix the tofu and the panko bread crumbs into the patty mixture. You can taste the mixture and add additional garam masala seasoning or salt, if needed. Refrigerate the patty mixture for at least 20 minutes (or up to overnight). The mixture should be moist, but just firm enough to hold a patty shape - if it is too wet, mix in 1/4 additional bread crumbs. Shape the mixture into 6-8 patties.

When ready to cook, heat a frying pan over medium heat and swirl in the cooking oil. When hot, carefully add as many patties that can fit without touching. Fry each side until it is golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side. Assemble the patties onto each bun with mayonnaise, arugula and cheese.

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Prosciutto and Ricotta Crostini with Honey http://steamykitchen.com/18794-prosciutto-and-ricotta-crostini-with-honey-recipe.html http://steamykitchen.com/18794-prosciutto-and-ricotta-crostini-with-honey-recipe.html#comments Thu, 13 Oct 2011 06:39:23 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=18794 An easy recipe for Prosciutto and Ricotta Crostini with Honey, perfect to entertain with.

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A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to learn all there is to know about Prosciutto di Parma. That means Italy, baby. Jaden hasn’t even been to Italy before, so the fact that I was able to go in her place was quite the job perk! She made me promise to eat lots and lots for her, which I, being the obedient assistant that I am, carried out with grace. In the end, it all worked out, that same weekend, Jaden ended up hosting the 3rd annual dumpling festival in New York City, in fact, it worked out so well that they were able to raise over $46,000 for the Food Bank for NYC!

-joanne

about Prosciutto di Parma

Surprisingly enough, there are only two ingredients that go into prosciutto di Parma (also called Parma Ham), they are natural sea salt and Italian pork, more specifically “special” Italian pork that has been raised in one of 10 regions of Northern Italy. Here are a few photos from my experience, and yes, that is me in the funny hat (not my choice).

From top right: "First Salt," Curing Process, Joanne in a funny hat, How Italian's must work off all that delicious Parma Ham!

-Joanne

How to make Prosciutto and Ricotta Crostinis with Honey

For the crostinis, you will need five ingredients: French bread, prosciutto, ricotta, arugula and honey.

 

Start by slicing the baguette on the diagonal to make around 20 1/2-inch thick slices then lightly brush each slice with olive oil. Bake slices in a 350 degree F oven for 2-3 minutes or until they just begin to toast around the edges.

While the slices are still warm, spread on the ricotta cheese.

Then, top with prosciutto, arugula leaves and a drizzle of honey.

Serve and enjoy!

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Prosciutto and Ricotta Crostini with Honey Recipe

Servings: serves 4-6 as an appetizer Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 3 minutes
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These would be great served at a cocktail party or at the beginning of a special meal.
Recipe adapted from Food + Words.

Ingredients:

1 baguette, sliced on the diagonal into 1/2-inch slices
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup ricotta cheese
1/2 pound prosciutto
2 cups arugula
2 tablespoons honey

Directions:

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2) Lightly brush bread slices with olive oil, and then bake in the oven for 2-3 minutes until the edges begin to brown.
3) Spread ricotta cheese onto each toasted bread slice, and then top with a slice of prosciutto, arugula leaves and a drizzle of honey.

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Heirloom Tomato and Avocado Salad with Crispy Wontons and Spicy Cilantro Vinaigrette http://steamykitchen.com/17479-heirloom-tomato-and-avocado-salad-with-crispy-wontons-and-spicy-cilantro-vinaigrette.html http://steamykitchen.com/17479-heirloom-tomato-and-avocado-salad-with-crispy-wontons-and-spicy-cilantro-vinaigrette.html#comments Fri, 05 Aug 2011 18:35:21 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=17479 I’m currently in a room with 3,500 other women (mostly) bloggers – at the BlogHer conference in San Diego. You can imagine all the tweeting, facebooking, blogging and hugging that’s going on here. If you’re internet access speed at home is a little slow, blame it on the swarm of bloggers here in San Diego sucking all of the internet ...

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I’m currently in a room with 3,500 other women (mostly) bloggers – at the BlogHer conference in San Diego. You can imagine all the tweeting, facebooking, blogging and hugging that’s going on here. If you’re internet access speed at home is a little slow, blame it on the swarm of bloggers here in San Diego sucking all of the internet power 😉

So while I’m here at BlogHer, I have a lovely, lovely friend Viviane Bauquet Farre, author of Food and Style blog as my guest. I discovered Viviane’s blog a couple of years ago and had the pleasure to meet her in person in NYC during my book tour. I hope you enjoy her recipe! ~Jaden 

 

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When I met Jaden at her book signing in New York City in 2009, it was love at first sight. While her bubbly personality shines through every word and every photograph on this blog, in person Jaden is truly like sunshine. So when it came to creating a recipe for this guest post, I wanted something as fun and colorful as she is.

This is how this salad came to be. It’s snappy-fresh, vibrant, super-flavorful, and has an Asian flair to boot. My hope is that it will look as beautiful as Jaden… and taste as scrumptious as her recipes.

 

When I think of colorful vegetables, heirloom tomatoes (though technically a fruit!) come instantly to mind. There are few things as delicious — or as stunning — as a vine-ripened heirloom tomato. Fortunately, heirlooms have become the jewel in the crown at farmers’ markets and gourmet stores all around the country, so they’re much easier to find today than ever. (Of course, if you happen to have a sunny spot in your backyard, these stunning fruits will be more than happy to grow there all summer long.)

In today’s salad, heirloom tomatoes and ripe avocados are served on a bed of baby arugula. The whole salad is drizzled with a spunky cilantro vinaigrette that’s almost like a cilantro pesto (the pine nuts give the dressing a lovely creaminess). Then the salad is garnished with crispy wonton strips that have been lightly sautéed in olive oil until they’re crunchy and golden-brown. Every bite is a delight, offering a marvelous array of flavors and textures.

For a casual meal, serve this salad in generous bowls and let everyone dig right in.

For a more elegant presentation, serve the salad on rectangular or square plates. Arrange a mound of the baby arugula in the center of each plate, in log-like fashion. Top with thin slices of avocado (see photograph), drizzle with a bit of the dressing and garnish with the heirloom tomato pieces and the crispy wontons. It makes an attractive salad course for a dinner party.

The summer season is in full swing and so is summer eating… May you enjoy every morsel!

Crispy Wontons Step-by-Step

Step 1: Cut the wontons in 1/4 inch strips

Step 2: Heat a large frying pan at medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and wonton strips.

Step 3: Toss well, then sauté for 2 to 3 minutes until they become golden-brown, continuing to toss occasionally.

Step 4: This is how the wontons look when they are done.

Step 5: Transfer wontons to a paper towel and sprinkle with the salt.

Arugula in morning light

 

I picked this baby arugula from my garden minutes before I photographed the salad. A small 4′ x 2′ raised  bed has been giving us a constant supply of baby arugula for the last two months now. I cut the leaves at the base of the stems and within a week the plants have grown new leaves.  Eating from the garden is a pure joy — and knowing that Jaden is going to adore her new “urban farm,” I can hardly wait to see what she grows — and cooks — with her bounty!

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Servings: serves 4 Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes
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Ingredients:

For the wontons:
2 tablespoons olive oil
12 square wonton noodles
sea salt to tasteFor the vinaigrette:
1 ounce cilantro leaves (1 cup, tightly packed)
1 tablespoon pine nuts
1 garlic clove – skinned
2 tablespoons brown rice vinegar
1/2 teaspoon maple syrup or organic sugar
5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cayenneFor the salad:
2 ripe avocados – cut in 1” pieces
1 1/4 pounds mixed heirloom tomatoes – cut in 1” pieces
5 ounces baby arugula – rinsed and spun dry
freshly ground white pepper

Directions:

1) Cut the wontons in 1/4” strips. Heat a large frying pan at medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and wonton strips. Toss well, then sauté for 2 to 3 minutes until they become golden-brown, continuing to toss occasionally. Transfer wontons to a paper towel and sprinkle with the salt.

2) To make the vinaigrette – Place all the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor. Process until creamy, about 1 minute, scraping the sides of the bowl once. Transfer to a small bowl.

3) Divide the arugula into 4 salad bowls. Top with the avocado and tomato pieces. Drizzle with the vinaigrette. Garnish with the crispy wontons. Sprinkle with the pepper and serve immediately.

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Pesto Ideas http://steamykitchen.com/11726-pesto-ideas.html http://steamykitchen.com/11726-pesto-ideas.html#comments Tue, 26 Oct 2010 15:55:41 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=11726 Pesto beyond the normal basil and pine nuts (which I do love, but it can get quite boring over and over). Wall Street Journal has great article and recipes on different versions of pesto, including: Walnuts + Grapeseed Oil Pistachio + Breadcrumbs + Mint Rapini + Parmesan + Porcini Pumpkin Seeds + Basil + Parmesan Pecans + Parsley + Dates ...

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Pesto beyond the normal basil and pine nuts (which I do love, but it can get quite boring over and over). Wall Street Journal has great article and recipes on different versions of pesto, including:

Walnuts + Grapeseed Oil

Pistachio + Breadcrumbs + Mint

Rapini + Parmesan + Porcini

Pumpkin Seeds + Basil + Parmesan

Pecans + Parsley + Dates

Arugula + Basil + Almonds

My absolute favorite is Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pistachio-Cranberry Pesto. It’s definitely a must-try!!!

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Bison Burgers with Bacon & Blue Cheese http://steamykitchen.com/7980-bison-burgers-with-bacon-blue-cheese.html http://steamykitchen.com/7980-bison-burgers-with-bacon-blue-cheese.html#comments Tue, 30 Mar 2010 04:25:21 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=7980 When GoodBite asked me to participate in the an “adventure ingredient” challenge, I was like “adventure!? HELL YEAH! bring it on baby!” For days, I was dreaming of being challenged to make tempura tarantula, something my buddy Eddie Lin of Deep End Dining has feasted on. Or maybe even baking some vegemite cupcakes. Ewww! Right? But damn, that would have ...

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When GoodBite asked me to participate in the an “adventure ingredient” challenge, I was like “adventure!? HELL YEAH! bring it on baby!”

For days, I was dreaming of being challenged to make tempura tarantula, something my buddy Eddie Lin of Deep End Dining has feasted on.

Or maybe even baking some vegemite cupcakes.

Ewww! Right?

But damn, that would have been fun to zing off on a totally different tangent of food blogging and freak my mother out.

Well, Chef Dave picked bison as my adventure ingredient – hardly an adventure for a gal like me who’s dined on far freakier things!

😉

So, what to do with Bison meat? Make Bison Burgers with Bacon and Blue Cheese of course!

Clever, eh? All those B’s make me feel adventurous.

Oh…don’t want to forget to mention that um yeah, I totally did say that bison meat is healthier with less calories and less cholesterol…that is…until you fatten it up with BACON and BLUE CHEEEEEEEEZZZZ!

Hey, at least I didn’t include a spread of lard on the buns.

 

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Ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds ground bison
4 strips bacon, each strip cut in half
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
fresh arugula
salt and pepper
4 burger buns
2-3 tablespoons good quality mustard

Directions:

1. Season the ground bison generously with salt and pepper. Divide the meat into 4 equal sized patties, about 1-inch thick. Form and shape the patties so that they have a slight indentation in the middle of patty. This helps the burger cook to an even size, as the middle always puffs up during cooking.

2. If you are using an outdoor BBQ grill, preheat your grill on high.

3. In the meantime, place the bacon strips in a large frying pan over medium-high heat and cook until crisp on both sides.

4. To cook the burgers, place the patties on the hot grill, close lid and cook for 2-3 minutes. Flip, close the lid and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Flip once more, turn the heat to medium and cook until juices run clear or to the temperature of your choice.

5. Spread each burger bun with mustard, top with the bison burger, 2 strips of bacon, crumbled blue cheese and fresh arugula.

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Crispy Crepes with Apple, Brie and Prosciutto http://steamykitchen.com/1734-crispy-crepes-with-apple-brie-and-prosciutto.html http://steamykitchen.com/1734-crispy-crepes-with-apple-brie-and-prosciutto.html#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2008 22:22:01 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/blog/?p=1734 (click on above image for 6 additional photos) Thanksgiving is always about the dinner, and it seems as though every food story and recipe out there features the turkey, side dishes or dessert for the main meal. So, I thought I’d do something a little different and present you with a “morning after” meal, otherwise known as “not-turkey.” I know ...

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Crispy Crepes with Apple, Brie and Prosciutto

(click on above image for 6 additional photos)

Thanksgiving is always about the dinner, and it seems as though every food story and recipe out there features the turkey, side dishes or dessert for the main meal. So, I thought I’d do something a little different and present you with a “morning after” meal, otherwise known as “not-turkey.”

I know turkey sounds really good right now, because you’ve waited patiently all year for the appropriate time to pig out on that bird. On the big day, you’ll spend four hours clawing at the oven door, tantalized by the smell of roasting turkey. Then you’ll sit down, and for the next eight minutes, you’ll stuff yourself with massive forkfuls of turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce and dinner rolls, working your way clockwise back to the turkey. There are seconds and perhaps thirds for those who temporarily convert a left butt-cheek into a second stomach.

Crispy Crepes with Apple, Brie and Prosciutto

After the turkey marathon, belts are loosened (or in my case, I’m smart and wear elastic) and round bodies roll toward the family room to settle into a comfy spot for the standard 12-hour turkey coma.

The next day? Trust me when I say no matter how you incorporate leftover turkey in your meal, it’s not going to be appetizing. Generally, I give myself at least three days before I try to bring back the leftovers in some form of soup, casserole or sandwich.

You’ll be so glad that you clipped this recipe, because Crispy Crepes with Apple, Brie and Prosciutto makes a fantastic light morning-after brunch.

It’s a recipe from Tyler Florence’s Real Kitchen: An Indispensable Guide for Anybody Who Likes to Cook, and I just love how the homemade crepe crisps up in the oven – sort of like a super-thin pizza. Serve these with a salad.

Crispy Crepe with Apple Brie Prosciutto

Crispy Crepes with Apple, Brie and Prosciutto Recipe

from Tyler Florence’s Real Kitchen: An Indispensable Guide for Anybody Who Likes to Cook

Basic Crepe Batter

1 cup milk
1/4 cup cold water
2 eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons butter, melted (plus more for sautéing the crepes)

Combine the milk, water, eggs and flour in a blender. Blend on medium speed for 15 seconds, until the batter is smooth and lump free. Scrape down the sides of the blender and pour in 3 tablespoons of the melted butter. Blend it again for a second just to incorporate. Refrigerate the batter for 1 hour to let it rest. If the crepes are made immediately, they have a tendency to be rubbery; when you let the batter rest, the crepes have a better texture and softer bite.

Put an 8-inch crepe pan or nonstick skillet over medium heat and brush with a little melted butter. Pour 1/4 cup of batter into the pan and swirl around so it covers the bottom evenly; pour back any excess. Cook for 30-45 seconds, until the batter sets. Use a rubber spatula to loosen the edges of the crepe, flip the crepe and cook for another 30 seconds. The crepes should be pliable, not crisp, and lightly brown. Slide them onto a platter and continue making the crepes. Cover the stack of crepes with a towel to keep them from drying out. Store leftover crepes by tightly wrapping in plastic wrap and refrigerating for up to 3 days.

Makes 10 (8-inch) crepes

for the Crispy Crepes with Apple, Brie and Prosciutto

1 recipe Basic Crepe Batter (above)
Extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup apple butter
1/2 pound thinly sliced prosciutto
2 Granny Smith apples, cored and thinly sliced
10 ounces Brie cheese, sliced
1 bunch watercress or arugula
Freshly ground black pepper

Make the crepes from the recipe above (you’ll only need 4 crepes). Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Brush olive oil on 2 baking sheets. Lay 2 crepes side-by-side on each baking sheet. Spread the apple butter on each crepe. Layer apples and prosciutto on each crepe slice. Bake for 10-12 minutes, rotating the baking sheets (top shelf to bottom shelf) halfway through until crisp like a thin pizza. Take the crepes out of the oven and lay a few slices of the brie on top so it melts slightly. Add a handful of watercress or baby lettuce and several turns of freshly ground black pepper.

Makes 4 servings

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