April 2015 – Dill Scented Salmon, Shaker Chicken, Herbs

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The Herbmeister – Chef Stephen Lee

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The Herbmeister – Chef Stephen Lee

Fresh garden herbs are the secret ingredient in a cook’s tool box

 Stephen Lee, known as the Herbmeister, is a specialist in herb garden planning, planting, growing, harvesting and/or preserving and has twenty plus years of culinary education experience.  A well-known cookbook author, founder of The Cookbook Cottage for its worldwide cookbook collection, Culinary Educator, twice Chairman of Cooking  Schools and Teachers committee of the International Association of Culinary Professional, and is presently a Superintendent of the Culinary Department of the Kentucky State Fair. He is, also, the Administrator of the Free Lunch Program for the homeless at the Cathedral of the Assumption in Louisville, Kentucky.

Stephen is considered a “culinary grandson” of the renown French Master Chef Auguste Escoffier.  Escoffier established the modern menu sequence and standardized the way recipes were written.

For More Information –  Link to Herbmeister Website

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Basic Information about Herbs and Herb Growing

 

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Growing Herbs for Your Own Enjoyment

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Outdoor Ornamental Herbs (Chives) Next to our Driveway – Comes up every Spring and Requires a Minimum of Care

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Indoor Herbs – 4 Weeks Old – Growing in an Aero Garden Hydroponic System – Cilantro, Parsley, Thai Basil, Chives, Mint, Dill & Genovese Basil

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Thai Basil, Dill and Genovese Basil

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Mint, Cilantro, (front) & Genovese Basil; Chives (Rear)

 

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Herb Infused Oils

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Herb Infused Oils – Rosemary Oil & Basil Oil

‘1. Keep refrigerated; store covered.
2. Before servings, let oil reach room temperature. It will take about 20 minutes.
3. Use for gifts; Include storage directions and serving ideas.
4. For best results, use fresh herbs; washed; dried. Blanch soft herbs for vibrant color. Woody herbs; heat in oil.
5. Use your favorite whole or ground spices, citrus, herbs, or nuts. Keep the blend simple.
6. 1 Tablespoons flavoring to 1 cup oil is the standard mix.

‘pdf for Recipe of Infused Oils

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Freezing Culinary Herbs

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Ice Cube Tray with Frozen Herbs

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Frozen Ice Cubes with Mint – Maintains Freshness of Herb

‘Freeze culinary herbs in water or oil into cubes for future cooking convenience.
Harvest one herb or combine several together, like Italian basil, oregano, and parsley. Combine with extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil in ice cube trays. It’s an easy way to add that fresh taste to you recipes.

pdf for Recipe for Ice Cube Herbs

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Dill Scented Salmon – Cooked on Herbed Sea Salt

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Dill Scented Salmon – Cooked on a Bed of Herbed Sea Salt

What a surprise!  A fresh salmon fillet cooks on top of dill scented salt in a cast iron pan. The reward is a salmon, so moist and full of flavor.  Finally, there’s a recipe that is easy enough to make after work and offers you the gift of good health.

Inspired by Recipe of Chef Stephen Lee – Herbmeister

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Place Center Cut Salmon Filet (skin side down) onto a Hot Bed of Sea Salt

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Spread Sea Salt and Minced Dill over Entire Bottom of Cast Iron Skillet – Heat Salt on Med-High Heat for 5 Minutes

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Drizzle 1/2 Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice onto Salmon after 3 Minutes Cooling Time

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Cook Salmon Filet for 12 Minutes on Med-High Heat with Skillet Covered

 

 

‘pdf for Recipe of Dill Scented Salmon Cooked on a Bed of Herbed Sea Salt

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‘URL link to Recipe of Dill Scented Salmon

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Rosemary Cran-apple Chutney

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Rosemary Cran-apple Chutney

Cranapple Chutney can be served with those root vegetables, pork, chicken, or charcuterie platters. Remember that rosemary is a strong herb so season to taste.

pdf for Recipe on Rosemary Cran-apple Chutney

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Shaker Style Tarragon Roasted Chicken
with Sweet Carrots & Spring Peas

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Shaker Style Tarragon Roasted Chicken with Sweet Carrots & Spring Peas

Stuffed with lemon, onion, and lots of tarragon, this chicken first bakes upside down in white wine.  Turn over; roast until golden brown.  The result is a chicken that has a tantalizing Tarragon flavor and every part is so moist. Peas and carrots nestle in the drippings to gather its flavor before serving.  Even if you use it the next day, it’s delicious. Make sure to use a pan only slightly larger than the chicken you are using in order to maintain a sufficient pool of liquid for the chicken to cook within and to minimize evaporation.

Inspired by Recipe of Chef Stephen Lee – The Herbmeister

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Shaker Style Chicken Roasting in Oven with Sweet Carrots

pdf for Recipe of Shaker Style Tarragon Roasted Chicken

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Peas ‘m Parmesan Minted Pesto Ravioli

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Peas ‘n Parmesan Minted Pesto Ravioli

‘Basil mint pesto makes the ravioli sparkle with freshness. Crunchy snow peas and soft dinner peas highlight the flavorful pasta. Topped with tiny baby kale sprouts, warm ravioli with cool spinach is a real springtime delight.

pdf for Recipe Peas ‘n Parmesan Minted Pesto Ravioli

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 Quick Snack – Greek Rosemary Pound Cake

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Greek Rosemary Pound Cake

‘This orange lemon pound cake bakes in a snack size loaf. It’s flavored with bright citrus flavor and captivating rosemary. Chopped walnuts add that rich crunch inside and are sprinkled over the sweet citrus glaze top. For a larger cake – double the recipe and bake two snack cakes.

Inspired by Recipe of Chef Stephen Lee – The Herbmeister and cooked in the Gloria Goodtaste kitchen.

‘pdf for Recipe of Greek Rosemary Pound Cake

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Mediterranean Rosemary Citrus Scones

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Mediterranean Rosemary Citrus Scones

Tangy lemons and oranges brighten up this quick bread favorite, while sweet dates add a tantalizing touch of sweetness. The magical background flavor is a fragrant touch of rosemary that keeps everyone guessing. A light glaze of citrus and sugar drizzled over the top adds a finishing touch. These scones, moist and yet crispy, are easy to make, either mini size and the larger variety. Perfect for breakfast or brunch!

pdf for Recipe of Mediterranean Rosemary Citrus  Scones

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Sweet Cinnamon Basil Apricot Bars

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Sweet Cinnamon Basil Apricot Bars

Sweet cinnamon and savory basil flavor buttery oat crumbs that form the crust and topping for these apricot filled cookie bars. If fresh cinnamon basil is available, do add it to the recipe. The dainty squares are perfect for any cookie tray.

pdf for Recipe of Sweet Cinnamon Basil Apricot Bars

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