Archive for the 'Grapes' Category

This produce-packed salad is full of great colors, textures and flavors that your guests will love. Chef Scott Samuel from The Culinary Institute of America starts with a unique vinaigrette he makes with finely minced black, green and red grapes as a base. Grapes, radishes, green apple, and toasted almonds add great crunch to the dish, while the mozzarella balls add a creamy richness. Chef Samuel created this recipe with retail foodservice in mind, but it’s also great for home cooks.  Recipe at http://ciaprochef.com/grapes/recipe6/


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In this demonstration, Chef Scott Samuel from The Culinary Institute of America prepares a healthy and flavorful grab-and-go wrap recipe. The chimmichurri sauce is used as the marinade for the chicken as well as the sauce inside the wrap. He adds black grapes that he has sliced into rings, to add a perfect sweet, refreshing crunch. Chef Samuel designed this recipe for retail foodservice, but it’s also great for home cooks. Recipe athttp://ciaprochef.com/grapes/recipe7/     

     


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This vegetarian wild rice and green grape salad is a flavorful and healthy side dish, stuffing, or entrée. In this demonstration, Chef Scott Samuel from The Culinary Institute of America shows us the “pasta method” of cooking rice. Instead of measuring out the rice and water, he simply boils a large pot of water, adds the rice, and strains the rice when cooked through. 



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In this recipe demo, Chef Scott Samuel from The Culinary Institute of America begins by preparing a sweet, tart and spicy Asian marinade he uses to flavor a flank steak. He grills and cuts the steak into thin slices, and serves it on top of a salad of shredded napa cabbage and black grapes.  He designed this recipe for retail foodservice, but it’s also great for home cooks. 



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Chef Scott Samuel from The Culinary Institute of America says this is the best chicken salad you’ll ever have. He adds spicy Thai red curry paste and cooling red grapes, to make this chicken salad stand out above the crowd. He designed this recipe for retail foodservice, but it’s also great for home cooks. 


Recipe at: http://ciaprochef.com/grapes/recipe9/    

   


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These grilled spiced pork kebabs are flavored with a North African marinade. Two pounds of pork can make kebabs for eight if you add grapes to the skewers and pair the kebabs with a spinach salad. The grapes add juiciness so there's no need for a sauce. And the grilled kebabs suit the “street cart” way of dining that consumers are embracing today. Recipe at: http://ciaprochef.com/grapes/recipe25/


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Fresh grape juice with a hint of lavender soda is a refreshing beverage option. Omit the lavender for kids and add a splash of gin for the grownups. Recipe at: http://ciaprochef.com/grapes/recipe17/


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Grapes have thrived in the Mediterranean region since pre-biblical times, and consequently, table grapes fit seamlessly into many Mediterranean dishes. This North African-inspired Chicken Tagine pairs sweet and cooling grapes with spices such as cinnamon, ginger, tumeric and cayenne. By adding roasted red grapes to his tagine, Chef Samuel stretches two pounds of thighs to serve eight. Recipe at: http://ciaprochef.com/grapes/recipe18/


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Pairing traditional Mexican flavors with grapes and brie make these quesadillas a delicious play on sweet and heat. The fresh grapes provide the sweet component and appetizing element of surprise that balance the hot jalapeños in the quesadilla. The green grape and arugula salad can be served as an appetizer or entrée. Recipe at: http://ciaprochef.com/grapes/recipe12/


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All kids love pizza. A wise strategy to get your kids to eat the fruits and vegetables they need is to slip the good stuff into dishes that kids already like. This more healthful and child-friendly chicken and red grape pizza is a great “stealth health” idea for your kids menu. Recipe at: http://ciaprochef.com/grapes/recipe10/


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Grapes are the ultimate hand-to-mouth fruit, a wholesome snack that needs no peeling, slicing or coring. But for cooks looking to make an impression, grapes have other traits to exploit. They’re juicy, so why not juice them? A fresh grape puree, strained and reduced, contributes a desirable body and sweetness to a salad dressing. Chef Scott Samuel of the Culinary Institute of America was asked to develop some contemporary recipes with California table grapes. In this video Chef Samuel prepares a Grape, Toasted Almond, and Shaved Fennel Salad with Vanilla-Grape Vinaigrette. Download a printer-friendly copy of the recipe at: http://ciaprochef.com/grapes/recipe14/


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What else can you do with a fresh table grape besides eat it? Chefs active in the realm of molecular gastronomy are manipulating ingredients in ways never imagined. Chef Scott Samuel of the Culinary Institute of America was asked to develop some contemporary recipes with California Table Grapes. He challenged himself to probe this frontier. “The idea came from one of my colleagues,” says Samuel, “You put the grapes in a whipping-cream canister with wine and then charge it. You have to prick the grapes first. When you take the grapes out, they’re fizzing, like soda pop” In this video Chef Samuel makes Carbonated Grape Salad with Crispy Toast, Goat Cheese, and Muscat Gastrique. Download a printer-friendly copy of the recipe at: http://ciaprochef.com/grapes/recipe16/


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Octopus is cooked sous vide, then grilled and tossed with flat-leaf parsley, green olives, lemon zest, lime juice, good quality olive oil, and roasted fingerling potatoes. Chef Scott Samuel of the Culinary Institute of America was asked to develop some contemporary recipes with California table grapes. Download a printer-friendly copy of the recipe at: http://ciaprochef.com/grapes/recipe13/


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Grapes are the ultimate hand-to-mouth fruit, a wholesome snack that needs no peeling, slicing or coring. But for cooks looking to make an impression, grapes have other traits to exploit. They’re juicy, so why not juice them? Grapes have abundant natural sugar, so why not roast them, or even fry them? Yes you can fry grapes and they make a compelling contrast of crisp and juicy in this vegetarian fritto misto. Chef Scott Samuel of the Culinary Institute of America was asked to develop some contemporary recipes with California table grapes. In this video Chef Samuel prepares his surprising Fritto Misto of Grapes, Fennel and Lemons with Lemon Crème Fraiche. Download a printer-friendly copy of the recipe at: http://ciaprochef.com/grapes/recipe11/


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Pan-roasted spiced pork is paired perfectly with a savory and sweet Israeli couscous. The spiciness of the Moroccan flavors will pair nicely with the sweet fresh grapes, and the pomegranate molasses ties the dish together with its smoky sweet sourness. Chef Scott Samuel of the Culinary Institute of America was asked to develop some contemporary recipes with California table grapes Download a printer-friendly copy of the recipe at: http://ciaprochef.com/grapes/recipe24/


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Wherever the tomato goes, think grapes. They’re both juicy, high-acid, high-sugar fruits. It’s no surprise that grapes can often stand in for tomatoes. Chef Scott Samuel of the Culinary Institute of America was asked to develop some contemporary recipes with California table grapes. In this video Chef Samuel makes Grilled Mahi Mahi with Red Grapes and Sweet Corn Salsa and Spicy Green Grape Coulis. Download a printer-friendly copy of the recipe at: http://ciaprochef.com/grapes/recipe15/


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This simple bite-size appetizer combines the flavors of a spicy, slow-cooked Spanish sofrito with the smoky flavor of a firm grilled polenta bite, balanced with the cool richness of mascarpone. Chef Scott Samuel of the Culinary Institute of America was asked to develop some contemporary recipes with California table grapes. Download a printer-friendly copy of the recipe at: http://ciaprochef.com/grapes/recipe22/


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Ajo blanco is a white version of the Spanish gazpacho. If a smoother soup is desired, soak the blanched almonds in milk before blending; the texture will be smoother and richer. Chef Scott Samuel of the Culinary Institute of America was asked to develop some contemporary recipes with California table grapes. Download a printer-friendly copy of the recipe at: http://ciaprochef.com/grapes/recipe19/


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This simple entrée pairs sweet and spicy seasoned baby chicken with a simple pan sauce using fresh red grapes. Served with a classic lentil side, this dish is perfectly matched with the sweetness and tannins of the fresh grapes.

Find the recipe at:

http://ciaprochef.com/grapes/recipe20/


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We value raw grapes for their sweetness, crunch and vivid gem like colors. They’re the eye candy on a pale chicken salad or soufflé, the colorful contrast on a cheese plate. Cooking them transforms their color while concentrating flavor. Chef Scott Samuel of the Culinary Institute of America was asked to develop some contemporary recipes with California table grapes. In this video Chef Samuel makes a sorbet that retains the grapes vivid color and fresh flavor. Download a printer-friendly copy of the recipe at: http://ciaprochef.com/grapes/recipe21/


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