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basil ice cream

basil ice cream

Directions

Bring half n half, basil,  half sugar, and a pinch of salt to a boil in a 2-quart heavy saucepan, stirring, then remove from heat and let steep 30 minutes. Transfer to a blender (reserve saucepan) and blend until basil is finely ground, about 1 minute.Beat together yolks and remaining sugar in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until thick and pale, about 1 minute. Add milk mixture in a stream, beating until combined well.Pour mixture into reserved saucepan and cook over moderate heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until mixture coats back of spoon and registers...

Ingredients


  • 1 cup half 'n half
  • 1 1/2 tbsp North Shore Living Herbs® Basil, minced
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 tps vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
basil ice cream
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scampi-style steak & scallops with roasted asparagus

scampi-style steak & scallops with roasted asparagus

Directions

Season steaks with salt and pepper. In a 10 to 12-inch skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat until hot and bubbly (more can be added, if needed). Add steaks to skillet and brown on one side for about 5 minutes. (At this point, begin the sauce in another small skillet or wide sauce pan as described in step 2.) Turn the steaks on end to brown the sides, continuing to rotate about 3 minutes, then turn over to brown the final side for 5 minutes. When turning the steak to brown the last side, add scallops...

Ingredients

  • 2 beef tenderloin steaks, 1½-inch thick
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 6 large sea scallops, rinse and pat dry
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup finely chopped green onions (about 4 scallions), white and light green part
  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup dry Sauvignon Blanc
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp North Shore Organic Living® basil, cut into thin strips
  • ¼ tsp lemon zest
  • dash mild chili sauce
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
for asparagus:
  • 1 pound asparagus, ends trimmed
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper
scampi-style steak & scallops with roasted asparagus
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Parmesan Clams

Parmesan Clams

Directions

Preheat the broiler to high and place the rack in your oven on the second highest rack. On one large baking sheet or two small ones, make a layer of rock salt as a bed and lay the half clam shells on top of the rock salt in a single layer. Place one clam inside each half shell. Place 1/8 teaspoon of the chili sauce and a few drops of chardonnay on each clam.In a medium bowl, mix together the roasted garlic purée with the bread crumbs, Parmigiano-Reggiano and melted butter. Salt to taste. Place 1 to 2 teaspoons...

Ingredients

  • coarse rock salt, for baking
  • 2 dozen medium littleneck clams, shucked with half-shells reserved
  • 1 tbsp chili sauce
  • 2-3 tbsp chardonnay
  • 3/4 tsp roasted garlic, pureed
  • 1/4 cup panko or plain breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • salt, to taste
  • lime wedges
to garnish:
  • North Shore Organic Living® chives, thinly sliced
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