Cherry picking and cooking!

May 19, 2009 7:43:02 PM PDT
Leigh Glaser shows us how to pick and cook with this seasonal favorite.

Organic Baby Greens with Cherry Vinaigrette, Fresh Cherries and Roasted Walnuts with Laura Chenel Goat Cheese Crouton
Serves 6

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 c Cherry juice
  • One Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 c Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tblsp Honey
  • Sea salt and freshly ground white pepper to taste
  • Pinch of crushed chilies if desired
  • 3/4 pound mixed organic baby greens
  • 1 pound cherries, pitted and halved (2 cups)
  • 1/4 pound (1 cup) walnuts, lightly toasted
Method:
  1. Whisk together cherry juice, freshly squeezed lemon juice. Slowly add extra virgin olive oil and honey. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  2. Toss the mixed greens with about 1/2 cup of the dressing. Arrange the pitted cherries, toasted walnuts over top, sprinkle with any remaining cherry juice
Pan-Seared Chicken Breast with Fresh Cherry Sauce
By Chef Faz Poursohi
Serves 6

Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 6 Fresh Boneless Chicken Breasts
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Method:
  1. Heat 2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil in a sauté pan.

  2. Place boneless chicken breast skin side down. Sauté until skin is golden.

  3. Flip breasts to skin side up and place in a 350 degree oven for 8-10 minutes depending upon desired doneness.
Sauce
Makes enough for 6 chicken breast

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 4 cups Chicken Stock
  • 4 cups pitted fresh Cherries
  • 1-2 tablespoons Corn Starch
Method:
  1. Pay close attention, as you caramelize sugar/water mixture until light golden. Carefully add chicken stock; whisk well.

  2. Add pitted Cherries, simmer to reduce and concentrate flavors or add 1-2 tablespoons of corn starch to thicken. Pour mixture through fine strainer for a smooth consistency or serve as is.

  3. Slice chicken breast on the diagonal and serve with Fresh Cherry Sauce.
About Bacchini's Fruit Farm
Bacchini's Fruit Tree is a family operated Picked and U-Pick fruit stand located in beautiful Brentwood, California just 60 miles east of San Francisco. Growing premium quality fruits since 1945. Each year they open during May & June to offer our fresh fruit, grown in our orchard, for you to pick!

Bacchini's Fruit Tree
2010 Walnut Blvd.
Brentwood, Ca 94513
Website: http://www.brentwoodfruit.com

Chef Faz Poursohi
Faz Restaurants
Website: http://www.fazrestaurants.com


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