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Love color? You've found the right post, because this one is all about how you can make colorful and delicious food, au natural! Here you'll find recipes to make a four course meal: appetizer, salad, entrée, and dessert, all made with colorful food! If you love these colors, you'll love these TLDs, too: .BLUE, .RED, .PINK, and .BLACK are all on sale for just $9.99! That means you can add some color to your website in the place everyone looks: your domain name! Register now, save, and spice up your site in no time!
Appetizer: .BLUE Cheese Bites
- 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
- ¾ cup (about 3 ounces) blue cheese crumbles
- ¾ cup dried cranberries, finely chopped
- 1 ½ cups pecans
- Pretzel sticks
- In a medium bowl, beat together cream cheese, blue cheese, and dried cranberries until smooth. Dampen hands to prevent sticking and form cream cheese mixture into approximately 24 tablespoon-sized balls. Cover and refrigerate for at least two hours or until firm.
- In the meantime, toast the pecans by spreading out on a sheet pan and baking in a preheated 350°F oven until lightly toasted and fragrant, for 7 to 10 minutes. Allow pecans to cool and finely chop them.
- Roll chilled cheese balls in chopped pecans, pressing nuts so that they adhere. Keep cheese balls refrigerated until ready to serve. Just before serving, skewer each cheese ball with a pretzel stick.
- 2 beets, cooked, cut in half, and quartered
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 orange
- 1 lime, zest and juice
- 2 tablespoons onion or shallot, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 6 cups arugula
- 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves, rough chopped
- 2 ounces Feta cheese, crumbled
- salt and pepper to taste
- Remove tops from beets, peel and cook in lightly salted boiling water until tender. Allow to cool. cut in half and then quarter each half. (Reserve the tops from the beets to use in another salad).
- Peel the orange and then section as you would a grapefruit, using a knife to separate the membranes. (Work over a bowl to catch the juice).
- Zest the limes and set aside. Juice the limes into a bowl and add back the zest. Add onion, vinegar, and any juice from the orange. Drizzle in the olive oil and whisk. Add beets and toss well to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover dish and allow to stand at room temperature for about one hour.
- Arrange arugula on a plate. Sprinkle with cilantro. Spoon beets and dressing over arugula, and scatter with orange segments and feta.
For the Roasted Salmon:
- 2 ½ pounds Fresh Salmon Fillets (about 6)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Salt and Pepper
- ¾ cup sour cream
- ¼ cup milk
- 1 tablespoon fresh chopped dill
- 1 ½ tablespoons prepared horseradish
- 2 tablespoons pink peppercorns, plus extra for sprinkling
- ½ teaspoon honey
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place the salmon fillets on the baking sheet and brush with olive oil. Salt and pepper liberally.
- Roast in the oven for approximately 12 minutes, until just barely cooked through.
- Meanwhile, place all the ingredients for the pink peppercorn topping in a blender, puree until smooth.
- Serve the roasted salmon warm, with a generous drizzle of sauce and a sprinkling of extra pink peppercorns.
Dessert: .BLACKberry Cobbler Roll
- 1½ cups flour
- 2¼ teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter, half cold
- ⅓ cup milk
- 2 cups whole blackberries
- ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup sugar, plus 2 tablespoons
- 1 cup water
- Prepare a 10 inch pan by melting ½ cup butter and setting aside to cool.
- Make simple syrup, heat 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water until sugar melts. Let simple syrup cool. Reserve 2 tablespoons sugar for the top of baked cobbler roll.
- Make cobbler dough by cutting cold butter into flour, baking powder and salt mixture until particles are like fine crumbs. Add milk and stir with a fork until dough leaves sides of bowl and begins to form a ball. Turn out on floured board; roll out to circular shape about ¼-inch thick.
- Spread berries over dough; sprinkle with cinnamon and roll up like jelly roll. Cut into 1 inch thick slices. Carefully place in pan over melted butter. Pour sugar syrup carefully around slices.
- Bake at 350°F for 1 hour 15 minutes. Before removing from oven sprinkle 2 tbsp. sugar over crust.
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Post by Samantha Banks