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Chef Ben Bird of SFCC .::. Healthy Cooking with your Friendly Italians #50

Executive Chef Ben Bird of Seneca Falls Country Club is in-studio to talk about his farm to table philosophy and to share some great recipes.

Recipes mentioned in this episode:

STIR FRY ASPARAGUS WITH SLICED PORTOBELLO MUSHROOM

IN A FRYING PAN OVER HIGH MEDIUM, HEAT 1 TABLESPOON CANOLA OIL,ADD 1 POUND ASPARAGUS CUT INTO 1 INCH LENGTHS, AND 2 PORTOBELLO MUSHROOMS SLICED INTO STRIPS: DO NOT STIR, COOK 4 MINUTES

ADD SAUCE :
2 TEASPOONS MINCED GINGER,1 TABLESPOON SOY SAUCE, 1 TABLESPOON BROWN SUGAR, 1 TABLESPOON SHERRY
1 TABLESPOON MINCED GARLIC, 1 TEASPOON SESAME OIL
STIR, COOK FOR 2 MINUTES
SERVE WITH A GARNISH OF SLICED SCALLIONS

STEAMED RICE MEATBALLS WITH GREEN BEANS AND PEPPERS

INGREDIENTS:
1 POUND GROUND BEEF, 1 EGG, 3/4 CUP PANKO, 1/2 CUP MINCED SCALLIONS, 1/4 SESAME GARLIC SAUCE ( AVAILABLE AT WEGMAN’S)
OR HOISIN SAUCE, 1 MINCED GARLIC CLOVE, 1 TABLESPOON MINCED GINGER,
1 TABLESPOON MINCED CILANTRO, INSTANT DRY BROWN RICE, 1/4 TEASPOON SALT, AND PEPPER

MEATBALL MIXTURE
MIX BEEF, EGG, PANKO, SESAME, GARLIC SAUCE, SCALLIONS,GARLIC, GINGER, CILANTRO, SALT AND PEPPER
FORM INTO MEATBALLS, ROLL IN INSTANT DRY BROWN RICE: STEAM 15 MINUTES

SERVE ON A BED OF STIR FRY GREEN BEANS AND RED PEPPER STRIPS

HEAT IN A LARGE SAUTE PAN 1 TABLESPOON CANOLA OIL ( MEDIUM HEAT)
ADD 12 OUNCES GREEN BEANS, 1 SLICED RED PEPPER, COVER, SO NOT STIR , COOK 5 MINUTES

ADD SAUCE
1 TABLESPOON SESAME OIL, 1 TABLESPOON SOY, 2 TABLESPOON, SESAME GARLIC SAUCE OR HOISIN SAUCE
STIR , ADD TO MEATBALLS AND SERVE

RICOTTA GNOCCHI

PLACE 3 CUPS OF WHOLE MILK RICOTTA IN A SIEVE, COVER WITH PLASTIC WRAP, DRAIN IN REFRIGERATOR OVERNIGHT

IN A LARGE MIXING BOWL BEAT 2 EGGS AND 1 TEASPOON SALT, STIR INTO EGG MIXTURE 1/2 CUP GRATED PARMESAN CHEESE,
1/2 TEASPOON BLACK PEPPER, 1/4 TEASPOON FRESH GRATED NUTMEG
STIR WITH A WOODEN SPOON, SLOWLY ADD 2 CUPS A;LL PURPOSE FLOUR, DOUGH WILL BE STICKY
POUR INTO A GALLON SIZE ZIP TOP FREEZER BAG, REFRIGERATE 1 HOUR
BRING A LARGE PAN OF SALTED WATER TO A LOW BOIL
WITH SCISSORS CUT OFF ONE CORNER OF THE BAG
WITH SCISSORS IN ONE HAND, SQUEEZE DOUGH OUT OF BAG TROUGH OPEN CUT INTO THE WATER, SLICING WITH THE SCISSORS AT 1 INCH LENGTHS
VERY CAREFULLY STIR WITH WOODEN SPOON, DUMPLINGS WILL RISE TO THE SURFACE IN 2 TO 3 MINUTES

REMOVE WITH SLOTTED SPOON ONTO A PAN WITH 1 TABLESPOONS OF OLIVE OIL IN IT.
REFRIGERATE UNTIL READY TO USE
RE-HEAT IN A SAUCE OF BUTTER AND SAGE, OR MARINARA , OR SPINACH ALFREDO
SPRINKLE WITH GRATED PARMESAN AND SERVE