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Pecan-Crusted Salmon with Wild Rice

Ingredients

  • 1 cup wild rice

  • 2 cups water

  • ¾ cup pecan pieces (raw)

  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill

  • 2¾ teaspoons kosher salt, or to taste, divided

  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets (approximately 1-inch thick)

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 3 lemon wedges, for garnish

 

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Spiced Winter Fruit Compote with Raisin Balsamic Syrup

Ingredients

Fruit Compote

  • 1 medium sweet apple peeled, and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 slightly firm pears peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup black or golden California raisins
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 cup spiced cider

Syrup

  • 1/2 cup raisins black or golden
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • water to thin if needed

Instructions

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Cauliflower Puree (Mashed potatoes healthier cousin)

Ingredients
1 medium head cauliflower (3 lbs / 1.3 Kg) trimmed and cut into florets
3 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
For garnish: chopped fresh thyme, extra virgin olive oil, homemade flavored salt, freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

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Garlic Green Beans with Mustard Vinaigrette

Ingredients

  • 1 lb fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced red onion
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup toasted sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, optional

Directions

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Butternut Squash Soup Shooters

If you're looking for a large appetizer for your upcoming party, look no further then this soup recipe that feeds 35.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 to 6 fresh sage leaves
  • 2 fresh rosemary sprigs, leaves removed    
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 butternut squash
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1 cup stock
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh chives or roasted pepitas, for garnish

Directions

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It's Crab Season!

Crab season, which marks the arrival of the holidays, is a treasured Bay Area tradition

Looking for new ways to savor the sweet meat of Dungeness crab? For inspiration, we turned to Allen Kuehn, owner and founder of the San Francisco Fish Company at the Ferry Building Marketplace, where the crab breakfast burrito is a top seller. Read on for Kuehn’s tips for making the most of San Francisco’s crab season, which lasts through June.

What’s your favorite way to prepare Dungeness crab?

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Sweet Potato Pie

It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without a great dessert to accompany that turkey.

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Chicken Vegetable Soup With Ginger

Comfort food goes healthy

Ginger makes this soup especially warming. Packed with the nutrition of fresh veggies, this easy dish is low in fat and a good source of fiber, with corn adding texture. If you can find fresh corn, simply saw it off the cob and throw it into the soup with the chopped chicken at the very end of your cooking time.  

Ingredients

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Baja-Style Salmon Tacos

Where Mexican meets Mediterranean

Summer in the Bay Area means great wild salmon. For amazing tacos, throw some on the grill then into whole-wheat tortillas with all the fixings. Mexican flavor meets the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet—fish, whole grains and fresh veggies. What’s not to like? 

Ingredients
•    12 ounces salmon fillet, cut into four portions (3 ounces each) 
•    4 (8-inch) whole-wheat tortillas 

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California Summer Salad

This colorful salad combines fresh in-season apricots, strawberries and cantaloupe, plus a sprinkling of pistachios, for a fresh and different summer dish that’s very low in fat and sodium and high in fiber, protein and calcium.

Ingredients

• 1 container (8 ounce) fat-free plain yogurt

• 2 tablespoons thawed orange juice concentrate

• 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves

• 1 tablespoon honey

• 1 small head iceberg lettuce cut into 8 wedges (or mixed greens)

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