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Bacon-Wrapped Salmon with Broccoli and Mashed Potatoes

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Recipe & picture courtesy of Rachael Ray

Serves 4

  • 2 pounds small red-skinned or yukon gold potatoes
  • Salt
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • A few sprigs thyme
  • One 3-inch piece lemon peel
  • Pepper
  • Four 6-ounce salmon fillets, skinned
  • 4 slices black-pepper bacon
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into spears
  • One 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and grated
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 2 pinches crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons tamari (dark soy sauce)
  1. Position a rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat to 450°. In a large saucepan, add the potatoes and enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, salt the water and cook until tender, 12 to 15 minutes. Drain; return to the pot.
  2. While the potatoes are working, in a saucepan, combine the chicken broth, cream, thyme sprigs and lemon peel and steep over medium-low heat. Pour over the drained potatoes and mash together; season with salt and pepper. Cover to keep warm.
  3. Season the salmon with salt and pepper, then wrap each fillet with the bacon. Arrange the fish on a broiler pan and roast until the bacon is almost crisp and the fish is almost firm, about 12 minutes.
  4. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss together the broccoli, ginger, garlic, EVOO and crushed red pepper; season with salt. Roast in the lower third of the oven until tender, about 12 minutes.
  5. In a small saucepan, bring the maple syrup and tamari to a boil. Baste the salmon liberally with the glaze and cook for 1 minute more. Serve with the mashed potatoes and broccoli.

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Jerk Pork Cheeseburgers with Green Apple Slaw


Recipe & picture courtesy of Rachael Ray

SERVES 4
Prep Time: 35 min
Cook Time: 20 min

  • 2 granny smith apples, peeled, grated and patted dry
  • Grated peel of 1 lemon plus 1 1/2 tablespoons juice
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup chopped chives
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons Jamaican jerk seasoning, such as McCormick
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground pork
  • 8 slices applewood smoked bacon
  • 4 ounces smoked cheddar cheese, thinly sliced
  • 4 kaiser rolls, split and toasted
  1. In a medium bowl, toss the apples with the lemon peel and juice. Add the mayonnaise, chives, 1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup and 1/2 tablespoon jerk seasoning; stir to combine; refrigerate.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup and 1 1/2 tablespoons jerk seasoning. Add the ground pork and combine. Shape into four 1-inch-thick patties, pressing your thumb in the center of each to prevent it from bulging.
  3. In a large nonstick skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp, about 8 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain, reserving the skillet with the drippings. Cover the bacon with foil to keep warm. Heat the bacon drippings over mediumhigh heat until sizzling. Add the pork patties and cook for 4 minutes; flip, lower the heat to medium and cook for 3 minutes more. Lower the heat to low and top each patty with a quarter of the cheese; cover the skillet and cook until the cheese is melted and the patties are cooked through, about 2 minutes more.
  4. Place a pork patty on each toasted roll bottom; top with 2 bacon slices, a quarter of the apple slaw and a roll top.

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Apple Popovers with Maple-Spiced Butter

Recipe courtesy of Ladies’ Home Journal

Prep: 15 min
Start to Finish: 1 hr 15 min
Makes 12 popovers

For Maple-Spiced Butter:

  • 8 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

For Apple Popovers:

  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1-1/3 cups milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 7 tbsp unsalted butter (5 tbsp melted)
  • 1 small tart apple, cored and cut into 1/8-to 1/4-inch dice

Make Maple-Spiced Butter:

  1. In a small bowl, stir together butter, maple syrup and pumpkin pie spice until smooth; set aside.

Make Apple Popovers:

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and salt. In a blender combine milk, eggs and 5 tbsp melted butter. Blend on medium-high speed 20 seconds. Whisk into flour mixture until just combined. Let stand at room temperature 30 min.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oven to 450 degrees F and place rack in lower third. Cut remaining 2 tbsp butter into 12 pieces and divide among cups of a 12-cup popover pan. Place 1 tbsp apple into each cup. Just before baking, transfer pan to oven and heat until butter is melted and pan is hot, about 1 min.
  3. Carefully remove pan from oven and evenly pour batter over apples. Immediately return pan to oven. Bake 15 min (do not open oven). Reduce oven to 375 degrees F and bake until popovers are crisp and browned, 18 to 20 min more.
  4. Turn out popovers onto a wire rack and let cool 2 to 3 min. Serve hot with Maple-Spiced Butter.

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Iced Maple Cream with Berries


Recipe & picture courtesy of Bon Appétit

6 servings
Prep: 20 minutes
Total: 6 hours 20 minutes (includes freezing time)

An incredible frozen treat that doesn’t require an ice cream maker. Serve with crisp butter cookies.

  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup chilled whipping cream, divided
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon maple extract
  • 2 tablespoons raspberry jam
  • 3 cups mixed berries (such as blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries)
  1.  Whisk yolks, 1/4 cup cream, and syrup in medium metal bowl. Set bowl over saucepan of simmering water (do not allow bottom of bowl to touch water). Whisk constantly until candy thermometer registers 175°F, about 3 minutes. Remove bowl from over water. Using electric mixer, beat mixture until cool and thick, about 3 minutes.
  2. Whip remaining 1/2 cup cream and maple extract in large bowl to soft peaks. Fold whipped cream into yolk mixture. Cover and freeze maple cream until firm, at least 6 hours or overnight.
  3. Whisk jam in medium bowl to loosen. Add berries; toss to coat and let stand 15 minutes. Spoon berry mixture into dishes; top with maple cream.

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