Recipes — vegetables

Matt Curmi

Crispy Polenta with Boom Boom Sauce

Crispy Polenta with Boom Boom Sauce

The flavor of Boom Boom, delivers a blend of salt, sweet, and heat. The kick comes from Szechuan peppercorns which also give your tongue a little tingle. Serves – 4 Total Time – 30 minutesTip – Make the polenta in advance, it’s easier to cut when it’s cold and will sear up better too. Ingredients For the sauce 2 Tbsp. Boom Boom Spice Rub 3 Eggs ¾ cup mild Olive Oil 1 Lime, juice and zest For the Polenta 1 cup dry Polenta, uncooked. If you can’t find any, just use fine cornmeal 2 cups Half & Half 1 cup...

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Matt Curmi

Hippie Gold Rubbed Cauliflower

Hippie Gold Rubbed Cauliflower

All you need for this one are the ingredients, an oven, and a cast iron skillet. Serves – 4 Total Time – 45 minutes Tip – Leave the garlic cloves in the skin so they develop a deeper flavor and don’t get overcooked and bitter. Ingredients For the Cauliflower 2 Tbsp. Hippie Gold Rub 1 Large head Cauliflower 1 bulb Garlic, separated into cloves ¼ cup Olive Oil For the topping 1 large Tomato, diced 4 Tbsp. Chives, chopped 1 Shallot, diced 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil 1 Lemon, juice and zest Method Preheat the oven to 375°F. Trim the cauliflower...

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Matt Curmi

Red Oak Roasted Baba Ganoush

Red Oak Roasted Baba Ganoush

This Vegetarian recipe is full of flavor and can be easily prepared in advance. Serves – 4 Total Time – 1 hour Tip – To preserve lemon, simply quarter the fruit, pack into a clean jar, and pack with salt and a little water to cover, wait a month and you’re all set. If that’s too long to wait, just use lemon zest! Ingredients Red Oak Grilling Planks 2 medium Eggplants ⅓ cup Olive Oil, plus extra for brushing Kosher Salt 2 Tbsp Tahini paste 6 Garlic cloves, whole and in the skin Pinch ground Cumin Dash Smoked Paprika 1 Tbsp...

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Cedar Planked Tomato Soup

Cedar Planked Tomato Soup

This classic soup has a bit of a Moroccan Twist with the added taste of cedar. Serves - 4 Total Time – 45 minutes Tip – You don’t have to remove the tomato skin, but it will make for a smoother texture if you do. Ingredients For the soup Cedar Grilling Planks 8 medium Tomatoes 1 Cup Vegetable Broth, hot ½ Cup Greek Yogurt, plus extra for garnish Kosher salt 2 Tbsp. Flat leaf Parsley, chopped For the chickpeas 1 Can Chickpeas, drained 2 tsp. Kosher Salt 1 tsp. ground Cumin Method Preheat grill or oven to 425°F. Soak the...

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