Burrata and Arugula Garlic Toast

I have made this easy dish for appetizers and also served along with pasta or a soup. I haven’t met anyone that eats this that doesn’t like it. You can add pine nuts for an extra texture to the arugula or drizzle over with glazed balsamic vinegar.

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Burrata and Arugula Garlic Toast

  • Servings: 10
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • One french baguette (sliced diagonally, about 10 pieces)
  • 4 – 6 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 4-  6 tbsp butter (melted)
  • 1 container burrata (2 balls)
  • 1 – 2 large handful organic arugula
  • 1 – 2 tbsp high quality olive oil
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 400
  • Melt butter and add garlic (stir well)
  • Brush mixture on each piece of bread and place in oven until toasted (about 5-10 minutes)
  • Remove from oven and place on a platter
  • Section out burrata into 10 servings and place on each piece of bread
  • In a bowl, mix arugula with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper
  • Place arugula on top of each piece
  • Ready to serve!

 

Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Chives

I love mashed potatoes but I don’t eat them often. While taking the class on pumpkin and pork stew, our teacher taught us this very simple recipe for amazing potatoes. I think I’ll make these for thanksgiving this year!

Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Chives

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 3 pounds of Golden Yukon potatoes
  • 8 oz of heavy cream
  • 4 oz of milk
  • 20 pieces of garlic (pealed)
  • 1 tablespoons of chopped fine chives
  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • 1 sprig of thyme

Directions:

  • In a sauce pan, simmer the milk, cream, thyme and garlic pieces for 45 minutes until the garlic is soft. Mash the garlic into small pieces or push them through a wire strainer and add butter and a pinch of salt.
  • In a steam pot add potatoes and steam until soft (about 20 – 25 minutes). Steaming will make the potatoes less watery and fluffy.
  • Remove potatoes and push through a ricer into a bowl. (this is important)
  • Add the milk mixture and blend well.
  • Add chives and mix thoroughly
  • Add more salt or milk if needed for taste and consistency