Our Pantry - Recipes Using Reduced Vegetable Stock
The rich smoky flavors of ancho chiles and roasted red peppers marry beautifully in this Mexican sauce. Try it with poached, scrambled, or baked eggs for a delicious brunch dish or use it to make enchiladas. We also like to serve it with grilled veggies, chicken, fish, or meat. Olé!
Combine carrots, shiitake mushrooms, baby bok choy, and green onions with hearty Lo mein noodles and the fresh flavors of ginger and cilantro, and you have one terrific soup.
Celebrate spring with this creamy risotto infused with the fresh flavors of asparagus and white wine. Serve it up as beautful centerpiece for a vegetarian meal or as a side dish with chicken or fish.
A simple, warming soup for those chilly early spring days when asparagus first comes into season. Garnish it with a swirl of sour cream or a sprinkle of freshly grated Parmesan.
A velvety cheddar soup with tender broccoli and fine noodles: Aunt Barb, a team member at More Than Gourmet, serves this up when the call is for tasty and easy comfort food.
This gorgeous golden orange soup is filled with nourishing root vegetables. The garnish of crisped prosciutto is the perfect complement to their earthy flavor. Serve the soup with a hearty whole-grain roll and a fresh green salad.
This tasty whole grain dish is rich in flavor--wild mushrooms, shallots, white wine, our savory chicken or veggie stock, Parmesan, and a dash of balsalmic vinegar all add up to a delicious result. Toss in a handful of cooked seasonal veggies like asparagus, zucchini, or butternut squash for variety.
Fresh corn, tomatoes, and cucumber combine beautifully with the nutty flavor of barley in this warm weather salad perfumed with aromatic basil. Serve it as a side with grilled fish, poultry, or meat, or make it a main dish by adding black beans, crumbled goat or feta cheese, cooked chicken--or even lobster for a superlative summer salad.
This simple, unadorned polenta is perfect for serving with all manner of stews and braises.
Make this sauce in high summer, when basil is abundant. With cream, sun-dried tomatoes, and Parmesan, this sauce is the perfect way to dress up your favorite pasta.
Chewy wild rice studded with yellow and red peppers and dressed with balsamic vinegar and olive oil makes a stunning salad. Serve it with grilled steak or chicken and a glass of your favorite summer wine.
Brining will reward you with an incredibly, moist, tender, flavorful turkey that will bring smiles to the faces of your friends and family and make second helpings a necessity. The process is simple, really--you just soak the turkey in brine overnight, roast it the next day, and let the feast begin!
These tender baby artichokes, gently braised with onions, garlic, and marjoram, make a terrific Spring appetizer or side dish for roast chicken or fish.
Tender butternut squash and fingerling potatoes are gently braised in our roasted chicken or vegetable stock, and seasoned with rosemary and a touch of Dijon mustard. Serve this delicious side dish with turkey, roast beef, lamb, or pork--or add some goat cheese or Parmesan and serve it as a vegetarian entrée.
A great, simple way to enjoy hearty greens and root vegetables--braised in our savory Vegetable Stock with butter, garlic, and thyme, with a handful of raisins thrown in for a sweet contrast.
Morocco … the gateway between Europe and Africa, and a culinary star in her own right. Although Morocco’s culture has been influenced by trade from Europe, the country has still retained her own flavor by using bold, rich spices. Couscous and lamb are staples of Moroccan cuisine, and this recipe adapted from Chef Steve Chiappeti at Viand Restaurant in Chicago incorporates these two essentials into an exotic braised dish.
A perfect dish for celebrating spring--beautiful pink salmon filets with tender spring vegetables, lightly sauced with savory braising liquid swirled with a little butter.
Welcome spring with this mosaic of bright green, crisp tender vegetables and savory mushrooms accented with mint. Serve it as a side dish for roast chicken or lamb, or as a vegetarian main dish over buttered noodles or polenta.
Perfect cold weather comfort food: hearty root vegetables, fennel, and onion, gently braised in our veggie stock, then tossed with a little butter and chopped fresh herbs. This dish is the perfect side for roast chicken or pork, or serve it up as a main course over rice, mashed potatoes, or couscous--or add more stock to make a warming soup.
A great summer side dish: Brown rice is cooked in our Glace de Poulet for an extra hit of flavor then tossed with crisp green beans, juicy tomatoes, and a tangy mustard-tarragon dressing. The perfect accompaniment to grilled burgers, pork chops, chicken, or veggies.
One of our favorite veggies, layered with apples and leeks and topped with a delicious crust of bread crumbs, Cheddar, and bacon. It might even upstage the turkey on your holiday table!
Chef Jamie Gwen whips up delicious recipes and culinary delights for television and radio audiences around the globe. When the SauceDude tried this soup, he was hooked. Chef Jamie says wild mushroom soup never fails to please. From cremini to porcini, each mushroom adds its own distinct flavor, shape, and texture to the soup. Serve with a fresh baguette and some aged cheddar or pecorino. Uncork a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc and enjoy!
This gorgeous, Spanish-influenced vegetarian stew is gets its red-orange color from saffron, paprika, and tomatoes. Hearty chickpeas and potatoes are accented with sherry, red peppers, garlic, and a little heat from red chile flakes. A sprinkling of garlicky picada adds the perfect finishing touch.
There are so many wonderful fresh and dried pastas available that it's hardly worth the effort to make them. Any combination of shapes and flavors will work in this fusion of Indian and Italian ideas. The sauce only looks complicated; it's really easy and can be made ahead, as can the entire dish.
This lush, velvety summer soup comes together quickly (and requires no time at the stove!). The smoky heat of the chipotle cream adds nice little kick, along with the flavors of cilantro and lime.
The gorgeous pink color and light texture of this soup make it perfect for summer, when bundles of fresh beets appear at farm stands and markets.
This very simple, cool and creamy soup comes from an old favorite cookbook published by the Kansas City Junior League in the '80's. The "secret ingredient" is a touch of curry powder, and the soup is just as delicious served warm. It's a perfect way to enjoy summer's bumper crop of zucchini!
Roasting brings out the full flavor of sweet yellow bell peppers in this sunshine-colored soup. It makes a refreshing and delicious starter for a summer meal or can be promoted to a main dish with the addition of some grilled shrimp or chicken.
This light and colorful main-dish salad is made mostly ahead of time. The tender salmon and crisp vegetables tossed with a lemon vinaigrette make a great lunch or brunch dish--or a light supper.
A simple purée of corn simmered in our Fond de Poulet Gold--with a little white wine, thyme, and cream. It's superb spooned over sautéed sea scallops or trout, or as an accompaniment to grilled chicken or salmon.
A refreshing complement to roasted or grilled meats, poultry, or fish. Most of the work can be done ahead of time, but add the radishes just before serving so they remain crisp and retain their bright red border.
This delicious twist on tomato soup is accented with roasted red peppers, basil, and light cream. Serve it in cups as an appetizer or in generous bowls with salad and bread for a comforting main course.
It's hard to decide what the best thing about this soup is. Is it the velvety texture? The deep, savory flavor of the beans? The crisp pancetta garnish? The way the background flavors of vegetables and herbs accent the beans? We don't know, but this soup is one of our favorite cold-weather treats. Try some and let us know what you like best.
A beautiful soup infused with the warm spice of curry and the hearty flavors of cauliflower and garbanzo beans, puréed to silky smoothness and topped with browned onions.
The deep golden-orange hue and rich, mellow flavor of this soup make it a fall favorite, perfect as an elegant first course, or as a main course, served with a slice of hearty French bread and green salad garnished with crisp apples.
This delightful recipe was shared with us by a family member, Doma, who lives in the D.C. area and refers to herself as the "covert cook." Hmm, wonder what she does for a living? It's a hearty, tasty recipe great for a large gathering on a cold, blustery winter day. Makes terrific leftovers, too. Thanks Doma, keep on cooking and whatever else you do.
Farro, also known as emmer, is an ancient variety of wheat culivated in many regions around the Mediterranean. It has recently become more popular in the U.S. and can be found in many grocery stores and specialty food markets. Farro's nutty flavor and chewy texture combine beautifully with sautéed mushrooms and roasted tomatoes to make a hearty side dish or vegetarian main course.
Try this twist on potato salad with a tangy mustard dressing, the fresh flavor of chives, and tasty fingerling potatoes. Simple to prepare, it's the perfect side for grilled chicken or steak.
Chinese five-spice powder is a fragrant combination of ground cloves, star anise, fennel seed, Sichuan peppercorns, and cinnamon. In some versions, cumin and ginger can also be included. Here, the spices warm chewy, tender brown rice, in combination with the flavors of garlic, ginger, sesame, rice wine, and almonds, to create a tasty side dish for pork, chicken, or fish. This rice also blends well with roasted vegetables as a vegetarian main dish.
A hearty, savory soup chock-full of beans with garlic, tomatoes, and herbs. The perfect antidote to a chilly day--serve it with buttered cornbread and a crisp salad.
This hearty soup combines good-for-you greens and beans in one pot. The olives give it a wonderful earthy flavor, along with tomatoes, herbs, veggies, and garlic. Serve it with crusty bread for a tasty lunch or dinner.
A summer treat from the grill: succulent grilled shrimp and multicolored bell peppers bathed in a rich, smooth coconut sauce accented with curry and a dash of rum. Serve it with fragrant steamed jasmine rice.
Quinoa is an ancient grain from Peru, with a slightly crunchy texture and nutty flavor. We add a gorgeous mosaic of colorful vegetables and fresh green herbs, along with an extra layer of flavor from cooking the quinoa in our Veggie-Stock Gold, to make a delicious side dish for chicken or fish or a vegetarian entrée.
The kick of horseradish in these creamy, chunky smashed potatoes makes a delicious addition to almost any holiday meal--serve with a holiday bird, roast beef, salmon, or pork.
Kale is one of the healthiest vegetables around. This hearty green has a great, earthy flavor--a little sweet, a little peppery, with slightly bitter edge. It's delicious braised with sweet, caramelized shallots, a little garlic, and a generous drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil.
This recipe is from a dear family member, Kathleen, a mighty fine cook who once ran her own catering business and is always experimenting with new recipes in her kitchen in LA. It's a tasty twist on an old standby, and we hope you enjoy it.
A satisfying variation on the Greek lemon chicken soup, avgolemono. It's easily made for vegetarians. The sunny colors will remind you of spring - just when young asparagus begin to come to market. Try it with blanched sugar snap peas or tiny broccoli florets, as well. Remember to add the vegetables just at the end to preserve their fresh, bright green color. Serve the soup hot or at room temperature.
The savory sweetness of butternut squash is highlighted by tart dried cherries, fresh sage, and crunchy toasted pine nuts in this delicious cold-weather rice dish. It's a perfect side for roast chicken or lamb with rosemary.
Try a different brine for this year's holiday turkey! This one will transport the flavors of dark, sweet maple syrup and tart apples into your beautifully browned bird.