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Salted Cod Lasagna Roll-Ups with Lemony Roasted Pepper Sauce


12 lasagna noodles
Filing-
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ cup onion chopped fine
2 garlic cloves minced
1 tablespoon butter
1 pound Cristobal Salted Cod prepared and chopped fine
10 ounces frozen chopped spinach thawed and drained
Zest of one lemon
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
7 ounces ricotta cheese
1 egg
Sauce-
3 tablespoon butter
3 tablespoon flour
2 ½ cups milk
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 ounces cream cheese softened
½ cup roasted peppers pure
Pinch salt & pepper
Topping-
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/3 cup Italian parley chopped fine

Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Spray 9 x 13 baking dish with non- stick cooking spray and set aside. Boil the noodles according to package and drain.
In a non-stick pan add oil and onions sauté on medium heat 4 minutes add garlic and sauté an additional 2 minutes. Remove onions and garlic and place in a large bowl. To the same pan add butter and chopped up cod sauté 3 minutes remove from heat and let it cool for 5 minutes. Add cod to mixing bowl as well as the spinach, lemon zest, pepper, ricotta and 1 egg mix the filing until all of the ingredients are well incorporated.
In a medium sauce pan add butter and flour on medium heat whisk for 2 minutes to cook off the flour and form a roux do not brown, add milk whisk until it starts to thicken add lemon juice and cream cheese and whisk until cream cheese has melted, last to the sauce add the roasted pepper pure, pinch salt & pepper mix to just incorporate the pure into the sauce.

To assemble the roll ups place flat on a clean cutting board a lasagna noodle, spread evenly on the noodle a 1/3 cup salted cod filling starting at one end gently roll the noodle to form a firm roll do the same for the remaining noodles.
In the baking dish pour 1/2 of the sauce and place the rolls seems side down in the casserole pour remaining sauce evenly over the lasagna rolls sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Cover the dish with foil bake 15 minutes remove foil and bake an additional 15 minutes. Before serving top with fresh chopped parsley.

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Brie en Croute

It’s that time a year we serve a lot of appetizer and well the Brie en Croute is one of the most popular in the Holiday season we all have a different version here is one of mine that is super easy yet elegant! I hope you enjoy my version. Happy Holidays ya’ll…

1(7.70z) Rich & Creamy Camembert
1 8 oz tube croissant dough
2 tbs brown sugar
¼ cup chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans will do)
¼ cup dried cranberries
1 tsp Grand Marnier or Bourbon both are good
1 egg beaten

Preheat oven at 400.
Mix in a bowl all ingredients except Camembert and croissant dough and set aside.
On a board roll out dough and pinch together dough and make two rectangles to form a plus sign in the middle place nuts and cranberries mixture place Camembert on top and wrap around dough to cover completely the Camembert press seams together really good. Flip the Brie en Croute so the nuts and cranberries mixture is on top and place in a grease pie plate and brush with egg and bake 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let it rest for 30 minutes before cutting. Serve with green apples and favorite crackers!
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Lemony Pesto Salmon Waldorf Salad

Lemony Pesto Salmon Waldorf Salad
6 oz. fresh salmon filet cooked & flaked
1 celery stalk chopped fine
1 egg hardboiled peeled & chopped fine
½ cup apple with peel on & chopped small
½ cup California walnuts roughly chopped
4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
Pesto-
1 ½ cup fresh basil
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
1 lemon zest & juiced
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
¼ cup parmesan grated
¼ cup California walnuts
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ cup pepper
In a large mixing bowl add first 6 ingredients and set aside.
In a food processer add all pesto ingredients grind until smooth pour pesto over salad ingredients gently toss until salad is evenly coated with pesto sauce. You may garnish with fresh lemon wedges. Serve immediately. Makes 4 individual small salads.

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Taste of Inverness

April 9, 2016 at The Taste of Inverness charity event for Boys & Girls! I was honored to be asked to judge at this fabulous event!

We are ready to taste and judge

We are ready to taste and judge


This event had 23 vendors, a large tent full of art a band on a beautiful Lake.
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41 entries 10 categories, from Ethnic foods to BBQ, to Fine dining, to food truck catering, to pizza, to dessert you name it we tasted them all. Fabulous food well deserved recognitions and well the city of Inverness is a tight community with super friendly people!!
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I’m looking forward to judge again next year! If you are local please go to this event it’s well worth it and tons of fun for a good cause. Got to love it..
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Here is the list of Awards for best dishes..

2016 Taste of Inverness Judges Scores
Out of 90 possible points

Ethnic
• La Cantina de Mexico: 69
• Fox Den: 65

Seafood
• Arbor Trails Seasonal Food Truck: 78
• Fox Den: 75

Catering / Foodservice
• Blazin’ 7s: 64
• Inverness Club Apt: 59

Fine Dining
• McLeod House Bistro: 85
• Chefs of Napoli: 72

Pizza
• Papa Johns: 78
• Domino’s: 74
• Chefs of Napoli: 49

Sandwich
• Ice Cream DR: 79
• Sonny’s: 72
• Green Valley: 66
• Joe’s Family: 66
• Pine Street Pub: 60
• Olive Garden: 59
• Brooklyn Deli: 59
• Subway: 40

Barbecue
• Blazin 7s: 89
• Arbor Trails: 88
• Ice Cream DR: 71
• Sonny’s BBQ: 60

Casual Dining
• Blazin 7s: 83
• Ice Cream DR: 76
• Pine Street: 66
• Olive Garden: 59
• Brooklyn Deli: 50
• La Cantina: no entry

Appetizer
• Chefs of Napoli: 87
• McLeod House: 86
• Big Lukes Taco Truck: 71
• Domino’s: 53
• Inverness Club Apt: 47
• Sonny’s: 68

Dessert
• Mcleod House: 90
• Nicole House of Cakes: 88
• Lynn’s Ice Cream: 86
• Pine Street: 84
• Joe’s: 66
• Kooky’s by Connie: 60
• La Cantina: 58

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