Monday, September 20, 2010

THE COMFORT OF APPLES: RECIPES AND BONUS ENTRIES

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THE COMFORT OF APPLES
BY PHIL AND LAUREN RUBIN

SOME OF THEIR RECIPES TO SHARE

(1) SALMON BURGER WITH APPLE CORN SLAW
Burgers inspire heated arguments. Some require a hefty patty where the juice runs down your arm. Others prefer a moist but more manageable package. A properly done salmon burger is a good meat substitute, and cooked to medium rare, it straddles the line: it’s both moist and meaty, but not dripping with juice. A tart apple is perfect as it cuts the fatty salmon and the sweet corn.
Ingredients:
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 pounds salmon, skin and bones removed
1 tablespoon minced shallot
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
1 egg, beaten
Salt and pepper
4 hamburger rolls, split and toasted
1 recipe Apple Corn Slaw
Procedure:
1. Line a baking sheet with foil and spread with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Chop salmon finely with a knife. In a large bowl, combine the salmon, shallot, parsley, breadcrumbs, egg, and salt and pepper to taste. Fold together to combine, but don’t overmix. Form patties about 3 inches wide and 1 inch thick. Refrigerate on prepared sheet pan for at least 1 hour. Meanwhile, prepare apple corn slaw.
2. Heat the remaining oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. When oil shimmers, add the patties and cook 3 minutes per side.
3. Top bun with burger, then slaw and serve.
Serves 4
Apple Corn Slaw

1 cup peeled and finely julienned apples
1 ear corn
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 teaspoon cider vinegar
Salt and pepper
Place apples in a small bowl. Stand the corn upright and cut off the kernels. Add to the apples. Using the back of the knife, scrape down the cob to extract its “milk,” the sweet juice inside. Add along with the mayonnaise and cider vinegar to the bowl and season with salt and pepper.
(2) BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND APPLE SOUP

Soup should be a smooth, friendly spoonful, which is why this is a lasting combination. Some ingredients just work well together: Butternut squash and apples have a complementary, mellow sweetness. Sweet potatoes and apples have a similar agreement, hence our sweet potato side dish


Ingredients:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cubed
  • 4 cups apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 4 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 quart chicken stock
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Salt and pepper
  • ½ cup walnut halves
  • 4 ounces goat cheese, sliced in ¼ -inch rounds
Procedure:
1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until translucent about 3 minutes. Add the squash, apples, carrots, stock, and cinnamon and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low, cover the pot, and simmer until the vegetables are soft when pierced with a fork, 20 to 30 minutes.

2. Ladle the vegetables and half of the broth into a blender or food processor. Puree until very smooth. Return soup to the pot and stir in the remaining broth, one ladleful at a time, until you reach the desired consistency. Season well with salt and pepper.

3. To serve, place a few walnuts in the center of a soup bowl. Shingle 2 slices of goat cheese on top of the walnuts and ladle the soup around the goat cheese. The idea is to have the goat cheese visible atop the soup. (Hint: it may be easier to ladle the soup into a large measuring cup with a spout and pour from there.)
Serves 6
Copyright © 2010 Philip & Lauren Rubin, authors of The Comfort of Apples: Modern Recipes for an Old-Fashioned Favorite
PRAISE FOR
THE COMFORT OF APPLES

"As a native of the Big Apple who has opened many restaurants there, I have always been fascinated by the imagery of the apple and by the wonderful sweet and savory tastes of this favorite fruit. Now, with The Comfort of Apples, Philip and Lauren Rubin present an engaging and comprehensive book about all things Apple. I learned so many things I didn't know about apples, and the recipes are diverse and wonderful. The definitive answers to the often asked question, 'How do you like them apples?' are in this great book."
--Drew Nieporent, restaurateur (Tribeca Grill, Nobu, Corton, Centrico)
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41 comments:

petite said...

I would choose the Salmon Burger with the Apple Corn Slaw. Sounds delectable and easy. rojosho(at) hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

Their respective careers were totally different and they are so talented and successful. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)co0m

debbie said...

I think they both look good, but I would try the butternut squash and apple soup first.
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traveler said...

Their website is lovely and to change their direction of interest is interesting for sure. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

The soup sounds cozy, warm and lovely for fall and winter. Butternut squash and apple soup is great and appealing. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Connie said...

Hi! I would try out the Squash and Apple Soup. I don't know if I would actually make it or not but it does sound yummy! :)

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holdenj said...

Salmon burger with apple slaw! Sounds yummy! I already make a pretty good salmon burger!
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Linda Kish said...

She worked in finance, he in journalism. What a change culinary arts is for them.

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I am a GFC follower

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Linda Kish said...

The soup sounds better to me. I don't know if I would make it, though.

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Linda Henderson said...

They do catering from cocktail parties to sit down dinners.

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Linda Henderson said...

I follow the authors on Twitter as BookOwner.

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Linda Henderson said...

I would prefer the Butternut Squash & Apple Soup although I doubt I would try it as I'm not a squash eater.

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I follow on GFC.

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cmjhawaii said...

that apple bread pudding sounds great. we love bread pudding.
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cmjhawaii said...

It's inspiring to see that they started their careers in something not even remotely related to cooking, and now look at where they are. It gives me hope that maybe one day my path will change to one that I truly enjoy.
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cmjhawaii said...

following on twitter.
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cmjhawaii said...

I'd probably try the salmon recipe.

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following on google
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nfmgirl said...

I follow them on Twitter

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nfmgirl said...

Being a pescatarian, I'm always looking for good, healthful seafood and fish recipes. So I would love to try the salmon burger with apple corn slaw recipe.

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Yep, I'm already a follower!

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dag888888 said...

Amazingly talented couple: Phil attended Harvard and Lauren worked in finance before they went to culinary school!

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dag888888 said...

Google follower!

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dag888888 said...

I can definitely try to make the salmon burger recipe!

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hendy said...

I found it interesting, and neat, that they started their company Two Peas and a Pot as a way to spend more time together since they were working such different hours as chefs.
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hendy said...

My favorite from the above two is the samon burger with apple cole slaw. I might try to make it as it doesn't look too difficult or involved, especially the cole slaw.
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hendy said...

I already follow via GFC, good luck on making it to 800.
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Carol W. said...

I'd try the salmon burgers with apple corn slaw. I'm always looking for ways to serve fish to my husband.

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amweeks said...

I love that they both started out in very different fields (finance & journalism) and found their way to the culinary world instead!

amweeks said...

I follow PhilandLauren on twitter! (amweeks)

amweeks said...

I would LOVE to try the Butternut Squash and Apple Soup! It looks easy to make - the only problem is that my hubby wouldn't like it, so I'd make it when he wasn't going to be home for dinner.

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I follow on GFC! (amweeks)

LAMusing said...

The butternut squash apple soup sounds awesome! I might try it over the holidays.
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Of course I follow you on GFC :)
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Norma said...

The apple corn slaw sounds really good. I'll have to get my daughter to make it!
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LAMusing said...

They both went to the Institute of Culinary Education
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Norma said...

I'm a new follower on GFC!
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Norma said...

They do catering and offer cooking classes
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