Showing posts with label #FabulousFallBounty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #FabulousFallBounty. Show all posts

Monday, November 20, 2017

Chicken and Butternut Squash Tortilla / #FabulousFallBounty

I love to eat Chicken Tortillas whenever I can. I order them at restaurants and I make them at home. I would have to say that my favorite thing about them is how versatile they are. When I saw that the box from Melissa's Produce for our #FabulousFallBounty contained a Butternut Squash I was thrilled! I had read that they  were being used in tortillas and I was anxious to give it a try!
The Butternut Squash in the tortillas was amazing! I also included chicken, refried beans, onions and Queso Fresco. I pan grilled a flour tortilla, and added some pico de gallo with homemade chips to go with it! The box also contained shallots and fresh garlic which made this dish over the top!

Chicken and Butternut Squash Tortilla  
(recipe makes 2 with lots of leftovers)
(printable recipe at end of recipe)

2 Shallots
3 cloves Garlic
Butter
2 pounds Chicken Breast
ground Pepper
Butternut Squash
Pinto Beans
Onion Slices
Canola Oil Spray
Salt
2 Flour Tortillas
Queso Fresco
Sour Cream
Avocado


 Peel and chop 2 shallots and 3 cloves of garlic.
Cook the trimmed chicken breasts in 1 tablespoon of melted butter on medium high heat. Add 1 chopped shallot, and 2 cloves of the chopped garlic. Sprinkle the chicken with ground pepper.
Cut and clean out the squash, then cube it so it is all about the same size. Season with pepper. Add the rest of the slices of shallots, and the other clove of garlic as the squash cooks. I also cooked it in the pan that the chicken was cooked in for some additional flavor. To check to see if the squash is done cooking, sick a toothpick in some of the pieces. If it is tender, it is ready to eat.
Heat up pinto beans or make them fresh. Add onion slices for additional flavor.
 Make fresh, or use canned pinto beans. Add onion slices and heat until hot. While you are waiting for everything to cook, use a pizza cutter or pastry wheel to cut two tortillas into chips.  Place on a silpat and spray the chips on both sides with canola oil. Salt if you like. Bake for 3-4 minutes on each side. Check to see if they need more time.
Heat a skillet to medium heat Don't add butter or spray. Once the skillet is heated, place one tortilla in the pan. Watch it carefully, because it will brown quickly. Flip over and brown other side. Don't over brown it, or the tortilla will become hard and not fold.
 Build your tortilla, slicing down the chicken, adding the squash with shallots, the beans, some avocado slices and some queso fresco. Top with sour cream. Wrap in a tortilla and enjoy!
Enjoy! Thank you for stopping by today to participate in the #FabulousFall Bounty! Please stop by Wednesday for the last day of celebrating the bounty! I have a persimmon Pudding Parfait to share with you that tastes amazing!
Thank you to Silpat and Melissa's Produce!

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Chicken and Butternut Squash Tortilla

ingredients:



  • 2 Shallots
    3 cloves Garlic
    Butter
    2 pounds Chicken Breast
    ground Pepper
    Butternut Squash
    Pinto Beans
    Onion Slices
    Canola Oil Spray
    Salt
    2 Flour Tortillas
    Queso Fresco
    Sour Cream
    Avocado

instructions:


  1.  Peel and chop 2 shallots and 3 cloves of garlic.
  2. Cook the trimmed chicken breasts in 1 tablespoon of melted butter on medium high heat. Add 1 chopped shallot, and 2 cloves of the chopped garlic. Sprinkle the chicken with ground pepper.
  3. Cut and clean out the squash, then cube it so it is all about the same size. Season with pepper. Add the rest of the slices of shallots, and the other clove of garlic as the squash cooks. I also cooked it in the pan that the chicken was cooked in for some additional flavor. To check to see if the squash is done cooking, sick a toothpick in some of the pieces. If it is tender, it is ready to eat.
  4. Heat up pinto beans or make them fresh. Add onion slices for additional flavor.
  5.  Make fresh, or use canned pinto beans. Add onion slices and heat until hot. While you are waiting for everything to cook, use a pizza cutter or pastry wheel to cut two tortillas into chips.  Place on a silpat and spray the chips on both sides with canola oil. Salt if you like. Bake for 3-4 minutes on each side. Check to see if they need more time.
  6. Heat a skillet to medium heat Don't add butter or spray. Once the skillet is heated, place one tortilla in the pan. Watch it carefully, because it will brown quickly. Flip over and brown other side. Don't over brown it, or the tortilla will become hard and not fold.
  7.  Build your tortilla, slicing down the chicken, adding the squash with shallots, the beans, some avocado slices and some queso fresco. Top with sour cream. Wrap in a tortilla and enjoy!
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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Pear Crostata /#FabulousFallBounty

While Spring produce seems to get the lion's share of attention - think pea shoots and fiddlehead ferns - Fall's fabulous produce is sandwiched between the glut of pumpkin recipes for Halloween and the sweets-heavy holiday season. So, this year, a dozen food bloggers have gathered to share recipes and ideas that celebrate the #FabulousFallBounty. Many thanks to our event sponsors: Silpat for a handy silicone mat; Le Creuset for a lovely serving platter; and Melissa's Produce for providing the bloggers with a beautiful box of goodies.

We hope you enjoy our creations using fingerling potatoes; delicata, butternut, and acorn squashes; garlic and shallots; roasted chestnut and steamed beets; fennel and celery root; pears and so much more! Keep an eye on these blogs for inspiration as we rush towards Thanksgiving...

The Redhead Baker

To me, it wouldn't be fall without a tasty dessert made with pears. When I received the box of fall produce and fruits from #Melissas Produce and found the Forelle Pears I was thrilled! They have always been a favorite of mine, and I knew I wanted to showcase them by making this Pear Crostata. A crostata is a rustic pie with very little structure to it. They scream "fall" in their simple beauty, and these pears are the perfect compliment to the crostata.
Pear Crostata
(recipe makes 2 crostata)
(printable recipe at end of post)

Dough
1 1/4 cup Flour
1 1/2 tablespoon Sugar
Pinch Salt
1/2 cup Cold Unsalted Butter
Ice Water, if needed
Filling 
1/3 cup Sugar
1 1/2 tablespoon Corn Starch
1 teaspoon Vietnamese Cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon Ground Ginger
3 Pears
1 Egg White
1 tablespoon Dark Brown Sugar
Whipping Cream
1 teaspoon Vanilla

 Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix together the flour, sugar and salt using a food processor. Add the butter, one piece at a time. Keep processing until the dough pulls itself from the side wall of the food processor. Add a bit of water if needed to get the right consistency.
Divide the dough in half. Roll each half out to 1/16" thickness. Using a #silpat makes rolling the dough out much easier. Wrap each disk in plastic to keep fresh while making the filling. If you make the dough a day ahead of time, wrap the dough in plastic, and refrigerate. Remove from refrigeration approx. 1/2 hour before you want to use. 
Mix together the sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and ginger.
 Peel and slice the pears, then add pears to the bowl of seasoning.
 Peel and slice the pears, then add pears to the bowl of seasoning.
Place half of the filling on one disk of dough, and the other half on the other disk.
Fold the dough over the filling, leaving a portion of the filling visible.
Brush egg whites over the top of the crostata. Sprinkle dark brown sugar over the top of the filling and crust. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
Remove crostatas from the oven and let them cool on a rack. Whip the whipped cream, and while mixing add the vanilla. Top crostata with whipped cream. Sprinkle cinnamon over whipped cream.
Enjoy your Pear Crostata, and Thank You for stopping by today!
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