Yes. This is a vegetarian dish. Yes. It is really good! No. I did not miss the beef. The Quinoa gave the dish the “texture” of ground beef. The chunks of Butternut Squash gave the dish the “feel” of beef. You really should try this. It is that good. The recipe came from an Idaho Power mailing and every once in a while, they do come up with a good recipe. I just increased the corn to 1 cup and rinsed the cans out with a little red wine. That is the only change I made. The recipe is below. If you want to see these photos enlarged, Left-Click them. Enjoy!
Yes it was! And many thanks to all of the Boise Farmers Market producers for supplying the awesome meal items and the Saint Lawrence Gridiron, at 703 W Bannock in Boise (208) 433-5598, for supplying the space, the Waite Staff and an awesome Chef! Just a super, super night!
I do believe that this was the first of dinners like this to raise funds for the Boise Farmers Market. And I do hope that they continue to do this Fund Raising Dinner next year and many years to follow. When you look at the menu and photos below, you will see the superb meal that we had. Congratulations to all who worked so hard to make this a success! Left-Click any of these photos to see them enlarged.
Thank-You everyone for this event. It takes a lot of hard work to arrange this. Karen Ellis – Thank-You!
This was another one of those dinners. The last time we had a Montmorency Sauce – recipe below – Chef James Grimes made it for the Treasure Valley Wine Society. An awesome sauce that goes very well with pork, but one of these days we will try it with the 5 Hour Roasted Duck.
Here is the recipe for the Montmorency Sauce.
“The sweetness makes it suitable for sautéed chicken breasts or roast duckling, as well as more robustly flavored meats such as pork chops.” (Yankee Magazine) “Montmorency cherries get their name from the Montmorency Valley of France, where they originated.” (Product Oasis)
12 oz Bing cherries, Hood-Crest Dark Sweet Cherries or Montmorency Cherries if you can find them.
1 c Tawny Port
1 large Sugar Cube
2 med Oranges
2 T Cornstarch
Drain the Bing cherries and place cherries in a medium bowl. Reserve liquid.
Add 1 cup tawny port to the reserved liquid. Cover the cherries and let stand at room temperature 3 to 4 hours (preferably overnight).
Rub the sugar cube firmly over the oranges to remove zest and aromatic oils from skin. Squeeze orange and measure 1/4 cup juice. Add juice to 2 tablespoons cornstarch and stir until smooth.
In a saucepan, or to deglaze a braised pork pan, combine cherries, juice and port with cornstarch mixture. Cook, stirring constantly, until liquid is thick and clear. Add the sugar cube and stir to dissolve.43.624890 -116.214093