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Prime Rib of Beef with Juniper Cream Sauce

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Prime Rib of Beef with Juniper Cream Sauce

Prime Rib of Beef with Juniper Cream SauceJuniper berries add an irresistible accent to this classic roast. Find them in your grocer’s spice rack or in speciality gourmet shops.

 

For the prime rib:

2 tablespoons freshly ground coffee beans
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 beef rib roast, 7 to 8 pounds
Olive oil for brushing roast

For the cream sauce:

3 tablespoons butter
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
3 tablespoons finely chopped shallots
1 quart beef gravy or brown sauce
2 cups dry white wine
10 to 20 juniper berries, tied in a cheesecloth sachet
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
3 tablespoons red currant jelly
2 tablespoons gin

To prepare the prime rib: In a small bowl combine ground coffee, salt, and pepper. Rub mixture on beef roast, pressing into the surface. Brush lightly with oil.

Place roast in centre of cooking grate. Grill 2-1/4 to 2-3/4 hours for rare (140°F/60°C), 2-1/2 to 3 hours for medium (160° F/71° C). Remove from grill and let roast rest 10 minutes before carving. Make cream sauce in last half-hour of roast cooking time.

To make the cream sauce: In a medium saucepan melt butter. Add mushrooms and shallots; cook over medium heat 5 minutes or until tender. Add gravy, wine, and juniper berry sachet. Simmer over medium heat until liquid is reduced by half. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Meanwhile, in a small mixing bowl, with mixer at medium speed, beat heavy cream until stiff peaks form.

Strain reduced sauce; return to saucepan. Stir in red currant jelly and cook over low heat until jelly is dissolved. Stir in gin. Remove from heat. Gently fold in whipped cream. Add salt and pepper to taste.

To serve, place a little cream sauce on a plate; top with a slice of beef roast.

Makes about 12 servings.

 

 

 
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Posted by on March 29, 2011 in Barbecue, BBQ, Beef, Meats

 

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Orange Ginger Barbecue Sauce recipe

Hunt's barbecue sauce.

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This quick and easy barbecue sauce by the BBQ Pit Boys is the perfect brush-on for beef, chicken, pork and poultry.

 

 

 
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Posted by on March 24, 2011 in Barbecue, BBQ, Sauces

 

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Sweet Heat Barbecue Sauce recipe

Large beef steaks over wood

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Jalapeños and Chili powder provide the heat for this tomato based sweet sauce. It’s the perfect brush-on and dipping sauce for Beef, Lamb, and Pork, so be sure to check this one out. And it’s real easy to make as shown by the BBQ Pit Boys.

 

 

 
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Posted by on March 24, 2011 in Barbecue, BBQ, Sauces

 

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Pollo ala Crema Recipe

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A person would think that being retired meant that a person had all the time in the world to plan and make meals. If this premise is true, why am I always struggling to get dinner on the table in a timely fashion? Seems the only night I have it figured out is Monday Night at Mom’s.

So today I began thinking of things I could do in a pinch and this is one of the entrees that came to mind. Not that I want to make the whole recipe in advance, freeze it and then thaw at the appropriate time but why can’t I just make the sauce and freeze the sauce in 2 or 4 person servings size. Adding the rest of fresh cooked vegetable ingredients to the cream sauce would really enhance it.

I’m actually excited that this might work and I have two such meals that would work just fine for this. Several months ago I wrote about my Chicken Marsala recipe which is an excellent choice. Pollo ala Crema is my other choice.

I came across Pollo ala Crema at a new Mexican restaurant that opened in Lincoln several years ago. I started with checking out the recipes online and then trial and error finally produced an acceptable product that was comparable to my favorite restaurant’s recipe. The ancho chili flavored cream sauce is heavenly and when the rest of the ingredients are added just before serving, it is elevated to a really classy entree worthy of serving guests.

For me it is something to look forward to on busy days when I can’t think of something for dinner. All that needs to be done is to poach some chicken breasts (rotisserie chicken also works well here), saute the mushrooms and onions, quick thaw the sauce and gently heat. Served with some rice and a salad, my Pollo ala Crema dinner is finished.

Pollo ala Crema
12 servings

Sauce:
4 c. water
3 tsp. dry beef seasoning (regular or vegetarian)
8 oz tomato paste
3 tsp. fresh minced garlic
1 tsp. ancho chili powder
1 tsp. cumin
½ tsp. cocoa
1 ½ tsp. vinegar
¾ tsp. tabasco sauce

1 ½ c. whipping cream
salt and pepper to taste

Chicken and Vegetable Ingredients:
2 T. olive oil and butter
1 lb. sliced baby portabellas
1 onion, slivered

2 cups poached or purchased rotisserie chicken
OR
2 pkgs. “chicken” Morngingstar Farms Meal Starters sauteed with
2 tsp. dry vegetable or chicken-like seasoning

Bring first 9 sauce ingredients to a boil then turn down heat. Add whipping cream. Season with salt and pepper. Pour over chicken and sauteed vegetable ingredients and mix. Serve with your favorite rice.

source: http://dancinginthekitchen.wordpress.com/2011/03/13/pollo-ala-crema/

 

 
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Posted by on March 23, 2011 in Chicken

 

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Salmon Scaloppini with Mustard Sauce

Salade de jambon cru et saumon fumé. (salad of...

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A quick dish elegant enough to serve to company. This salmon recipe has a delicious mustard sauce that is the perfect complement to the rich flavor of salmon. It is very quick and easy to prepare, and can be completed in less than 15 minutes from start to finish.

 

 
 

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Peppercorn Steak (Steak Au Poivre) Recipe

A raw steak

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A five-star recipe for New York Strip steak with an incredible cream sauce cooked with green peppercorns, onions, shallots, butter, and cognac. The green peppercorns, combined with cognac, adds an exceptional flavor to this savory sauce. This is a recipe that is sure to become a favorite!

 

 
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Posted by on March 16, 2011 in Beef, French Cuisine

 

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Betty’s Broccoli with Cheese Sauce Recipe

White cheddar cheese

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In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make Broccoli with Cheese Sauce. This is a quick and easy recipe. Most of it can be made ahead of time and put together at the last minute!

Ingredients:

12-oz. package frozen broccoli cuts (For the amount of cheese sauce I made, you can make (2) 12-oz. packages of frozen broccoli cuts. You may substitute broccoli spears or chopped broccoli, if desired.)
2 cups white sauce (You will find a recipe for white sauce in the video, Quick Tip 93—How to Make White Sauce.)
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

Place frozen broccoli cuts in a pot containing ½-inch of boiling water. Return to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and cook broccoli until crisp-tender, about 8 minutes. Meanwhile, heat 2 cups white sauce until warm. Add 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese to the heated white sauce. Stir, and continue to heat and stir, just until cheese is melted. By this time the broccoli should be done. Drain broccoli through a colander, and place it in a nice serving bowl. Pour the cheese sauce into a pitcher to accompany the broccoli. Alternatively, you may mix the broccoli and cheese sauce together. This makes a bright-colored and healthy food for your table! Enjoy!!! –Betty 

 

 

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