Cherry picking and cooking!

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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