This week I’m cooking dinner for 11 in a Manhattan Apartment and I wanted to elevate one of the recipes that I’ve made a few times: Beet and Goat Cheese Napoleons. It’s to be served as a first course.
My elevation to the original recipe is the addition of Beet Puree w/Pistachio Oil. Plating is a smear of the puree the Napoleon sprinkled with chopped pistachios and drizzle of Pistachio oil.
I’ve also decided that a spot of green in the way of pea shoots would be a nice addition. My plate for dinner had parsley, the original recipe called for watercress.
So that was our first course tonite and then our dinner plate or bowl was Spiralized Yellow Squash and Zucchini sauteed with Shrimp Scampi. Easy and tasty, and Gluten Free!
Pulled this meal together after returning home from seeing CHEF MOVIE! Loved the movie, very cute and uplifting plot, certainly not a Oscar worthy film, yet gets props for being very entertaining!
The premise is a chef on the rise missteps via Social Media, loses his job and starts a food truck called El Jefe! I laugh at this title because when I was a Store Director for the big toy store in the Bronx that’s what my employees called me.
At any rate don’t go see this movie hungry, I didn’t and still came out of the theater craving a Cubano Sandwich!! The food looked awesome! Good for inspiring a Chef’s creativity!
Eat Well…Be Well!