Salmon with Green Bean, Carrot and Portobello Sauté

This is a broiled, wild caught sockeye salmon with my pineapple nectarine pico de gallo. The green beans and carrots are from our garden with sliced portobello mushroom sautéed with lemon infused olive oil and seasoned with cherry balsamic vinegar.Gluten-free, heart healthy and Paleo.

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Salmon with Green Bean, Carrot

and Portobello Sauté

Yield: 2 servings

Prepare my Boomer Cuisine pineapple nectarine pico de gallo recipe to garnish salmon.

Pineapple Nectarine Pico de Gallo Recipe

Broil 2 sockeye filets (remove pin bones first) seasoned with kosher salt, fresh cracked pepper and ghee or butter. Broil till thickest part reaches 145°

1 large Portobello mushroom sliced
1 small carrot julienne
2 cups fresh green beans julienne
5 basil leaves chiffonade
2 teaspoons lemon infused olive oil
1 tablespoon cherry balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon of salt or to taste

Remove stem and gills from the mushroom and slice into thin strips. Sauté mushroom, carrots, green beans in the olive oil, add cherry balsamic vinegar and salt. Serve as pictured.

©2016 Aron Bradley
http://www.boomercuisine.com

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Pineapple Cantaloupe Salsa Fresca

Summer is here and this colorful and tasty salsa is perfect for entertaining or family activities. The sweet melon and acidity of the pineapple and lime juice complement each other beautifully. This recipe is gluten-free, vegan, fat free and Paleo.

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Pineapple Cantaloupe Salsa Fresca

Yield: 6 servings
 
1 organic pineapple finely diced
1 medium Tuscan or regular organic cantaloupe finely diced
1 red onion finely diced
1 red bell pepper finely diced
2 serrano chilies finely diced
½ bunch of cilantro finely diced
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon lime juice
Optional: 1 tablespoon sugar

Cut melon and pineapple and dice into ¼ inch pieces or smaller. Do the same for the onion, cilantro, serrano chilies and red bell pepper. Add salt, lime juice and sugar (optional). Mix thoroughly, chill and serve

©2016 Aron Bradley
http://www.boomercuisine.com

Very Yammy Veggie Patties

This is the second veggie fritter recipe on this blog and a very tasty vegan side or main.The white yam adds a sweetness complimenting the zucchini, carrots and cabbage. The Besan (garbanzo flour) is now easier to find in the specialty flour section of most supermarkets. So, as usual please use organic produce if you can. This recipe is: vegan, gluten-free, heart healthy, diabetic friendly, and high fiber.

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Very Yammy Veggie Patties

Yield: 6 servings

1 large white yam peeled
1 medium zucchini (green or yellow)
1 large or 2 small carrots
¼ head of cabbage
1 cup baby kale
¼ large yellow onion
1 tablespoon granulated garlic
2 teaspoons curry powder
2 teaspoons salt

2 cups garbanzo flour
1 tablespoon coconut oil

Fine shred all veggies in a food processor or using a mandoline. Place in a large bowl and mix in salt, curry powder and granulated garlic. Let rest for 10 minutes. Drain off the most of the liquid and mix in the garbanzo flour. Form patties with your hands and sauté with the coconut oil at medium heat till brown on each side. Place on a paper towel to drain and serve.

©2016 Aron Bradley
http://www.boomercuisine.com

Oyster Mushroom Risotto with Pesto

My first recipe for 2015 is a yummy risotto. Many cooks are intimidated by risotto because it is tricky to prepare, It does require patience, which my wife and I will agree is in very short supply in my case. But it is a dish that is well worth the effort. The only tricky part is under-cooking or overcooking it. Arborio rice is an Italian short-grain rice. It is named after the town of Arborio, in the Po Valley northern Italy, where it is grown. Arborio rice is a high-starch, short-grained rice used for making risotto. Cooking arborio rice releases its starch, giving risotto its creamy consistency. This recipe is gluten-free, meatless and delicious!

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Rice fields in the province of Vercelli, eastern Piedmont.

Rice fields in the province of Vercelli, eastern Piedmont.

 

Oyster Mushroom Risotto with Pesto


Yield: 6 servings

1 lb. oyster mushrooms chopped
12 oz. Arborio rice
4 cups organic vegetable stock
1 cup white wine
1 cup pesto
1 cup half and half (cream and milk)
½ yellow onion chopped
1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons E.V. olive oil or butter
Fresh cracked pepper to taste

In a heavy bottomed saucepan, sauté onions mushrooms and rice in olive oil or butter. Add white wine and 1 cup of stock. Reduce to a simmer and cover. Stir frequently with a rubber spatula to scrape the bottom. As stock reduces add more stock a cup at a time. When rice is cooked but still somewhat firm textured (al dente) add pesto, Parmesan and half & half. Adjust salt and pepper to taste. Cook till rice can pour onto plate but has absorbed most of the liquid and is creamy (like grits). Serving suggestion: Serve with Caprese salad with balsamic vinegar plated as pictured.

©2015 Aron Bradley
http://www.boomercuisine.com

Thai Pineapple Fried Rice with Shrimp

This is one of my favorite Thai dishes and is really easy to prepare. To keep the rice from being too moist, use a one to one ratio of water in your rice steamer. Assemble all ingredients before stir frying. This is great casual main dish entree or it also works well as a side. Gluten-free, low fat and delicious.

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Thai Pineapple Fried Rice with Shrimp

Yield: 5 servings

12-13 oz., 16-20 shrimp P&D tail on
2 cups cooked, cold jasmine rice
½ large fresh pineapple cut into small wedges
1 red bell pepper small diced
½ red onion small diced
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon curry powder
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 cup whole roasted cashews
2 eggs
Optional: 1-2 teaspoons chili flakes depending on heat preference
Carve pineapple bowls for service.

Cook and cool jasmine rice, Chop shrimp saving some whole with tails on for garnish. Mix soy sauce, fish sauce and other seasonings and set aside. In a wok or sauté pan, stir fry shrimp, red peppers and onions till shrimp is cooked. Set aside. Crack 2 eggs into the wok and break the yolks. When almost cooked add the rice, stir fry then add sauce combination. Add pineapple and stir fry till heated. Add shrimp minus the whole garnish shrimp and cook for 30 seconds. Portion fried rice onto plates and garnish with interlocked shrimp and cashews as pictured.

2014 Aron David Bradley
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Lomi-Lomi Salmon

I love this time of the year! The wild caught Copper River Sockeye salmon is in our local stores and is perfect for this simple Hawaiian classic Lomi salmon. Lomi-Lomi is Hawaiian for massage and that is just what you do to the salmon with coarse salt. This was introduced long ago to the islands by western sailors and is now a staple offered at luau. Gluten-free, diabetic friendly and rich in omega 3 fatty acids this is a wonderful summer starter.

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Lomi-Lomi Salmon

Yield: 6 servings

1 ½ cups diced salt cured salmon see preparation instructions
1 diced sweet onion diced
4 large tomatoes diced
Kosher salt
¼ cup chopped chives
GARNISH: 6 fresh dill sprigs
Optional: chili flakes

Take a salmon skinless salmon filet and rub Kosher salt on both sides. Cover with water and refrigerate overnight. Drain water and dice salmon, tomatoes, onions, and chives. Adjust salt to taste. Chill, portion and garnish with fresh dill sprigs as pictured

© 2014 Aron David Bradley
http://www.boomercuisine.com

Japchae Korean Style Sweet Potato Noodles

Japchea or Chapchae (pron. Chap Chea) is a delicious clear noodle dish that is as popular in Korea as Pad Thai is in Thailand (and America). You can use steak instead of ground beef, use ground pork or make it veg and it still tastes great due to the fact that the noodles are like clear glassy sponges which absorb all the flavors you give them. The noodles are made from sweet potato starch making them gluten free if you use the recipe’s suggested tamari instead of the traditional soy sauce.

NOTE: Sweet potato noodles are not low-carb so for a diabetic friendly version uses the Japanese shirataki noodles instead

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Japchae Korean Style Sweet Potato Noodles

Yield: 4 generous servings

8 oz. lean grass fed ground beef
10 oz. sweet potato starch noodles
4 oz. shitake mushrooms sliced thin (stems removed)
4 oz. green onions, julienne
4 oz. spinach
4 oz. red pepper, julienne
1 small carrot, julienne
½ English cucumber, julienne
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 ½ tablespoons gluten free tamari sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon black pepper
4-5 cloves garlic chopped
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
Salt to taste

Boil noodles till clear and tender, rinse with cold water and set aside. In a wok, stir fry beef, garlic, mushrooms add tamari, sugar, pepper and sesame oil, add carrots, onions, cucumber, spinach and noodles. Stir fry another 1-2 minutes bringing the bottom ingredients through the noodles.
Portion and top with sesame seeds. Serve.

NOTE: Sweet potato noodles are not low-carb so for a diabetic friendly version uses the Japanese shirataki noodles instead

© 2013 Aron David Bradley
http://www.boomercuisine.com

Harvest Chicken Salad

I love fall and all the harvest produce. Fresh grapes are particularly great this time of the year. Here is a super easy chicken salad with a tangy dressing with savory, sweet, crunchy and eye appealing characteristics. Always use the best quality chicken you can find . Local is fabulous of course but store bought free range will work just as well. Take care of what you put in your body and your body will take care of you. Gluten-Free.

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Harvest Chicken Salad

Yield: 5-6 servings

1.25 lbs. boneless skinless chicken thighs
2 cups chopped celery
1 cup red seedless grapes (cut in half)
1 cup whole roasted, salted cashews
1 teaspoon steak seasoning
3 whole sage leaves chiffonade
DRESSING:
5 tablespoons olive oil mayonnaise
1 teaspoon lime juice
1 teaspoon blue agave syrup

Broil seasoned chicken thighs both sides till 160 degrees, cool in fridge then dice. Chop celery and slice grapes. Make dressing and chiffonade your sage. Combine chicken, celery, grapes, cashews, dressing and sage then chill
serve.

© 2013 Aron Bradley
http://www.boomercuisine.com

Broccoli Saag

Apologies for not posting in a while. We have been buying a home and have been quite occupied with all that loan, inspection, appraisal and packing stuff lately.

In the cuisine of India, Saag is often made from spinach but other greens or vegetables can also be used. Often homemade cheese (Paneer) is added for its protein but this dish is so flavorful, it stands well on its own merit. This recipe is Vegan, heart healthy, gluten-free and diabetic friendly.

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Broccoli Saag

Yield: 6 generous servings

4 cups chopped broccoli
4 cups chopped zucchini
2 cups vegetable stock
1 ½ cups Silk™ coconut milk
1 medium yellow onion chopped
3 tablespoons coconut or extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon granulated garlic
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon curry powder
2 teaspoons celery seed
1 teaspoon turmeric
Optional: sambal chili paste to taste if you like it spicy

Sauté onions and spices, add stock and veggies and reduce to a simmer till veggies are cooked. Puree with an immersion or conventional blender and serve.

© 2013 Valerie and Aron Bradley
http://www.boomercuisine.com

Paleo Stuffing

Bread-less stuffing? Yes, it’s true and very delicious.My wife Val said “could you make me a whole roasting pan full next time?” Cauliflower is my favorite mashed potato substitute so I figured why not use it to replace the bread. Well it works like a charm. This recipe is low fat, ovo-vegetarian, paleo, diabetic friendly, low-carb and heart-healthy. You can add your own preferential additions like: apples, walnuts, sausage, oysters etc. but it is just fine as is.

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Stuffing just before baking

Paleo Stuffing

Yield 6 servings

1 head cauliflower
3 stalks celery
1 leek
1 red pepper
4 eggs
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 ½ teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
4-5 leaves of fresh sage (chiffonade)
Black pepper to taste

Steam cauliflower, set aside. Wash vegetables and dice cauliflower, peppers. celery and thinly slice the leek. Sauté all veggies and seasonings in the olive oil and remove from heat. Beat the eggs and add to stuffing mixture. Bake in a greased casserole dish at 375° for 20 minutes.
Serve.

© 2012 Aron David Bradley
http://www.boomercuisine.com