Thursday, April 8, 2010

NaBloPoMo: Tasty Thursday

For NaBloPoMo Day 7 I got the idea from Shredded Cheddar blog. The idea is to post recipes inspired by the current book your reading. I deviated from this and am posting Twilight themed recipes. I'm not reading Twilight at the moment, but thats ok. Below are some dishes that Bella ate in Twilight. She has the mushroom ravioli on her first informal date with Edward in Port Angeles. Bella had the Garden Burger for dinner after her first day of school at Forks High at the local diner with her Dad. Then she has the Spinach Salad for dinner again at the diner with her Dad the evening before the big make out session with Edward in her room.

I'm not sure all these dishes are in the book but they are all in the movie. Enjoy! 

Feel free to post your Tasty Thursday posts in the comment section below. And if you have any meme ideas leave the link in the comments too!


Edamame Ravioli with Browned Butter-Mushroom Sauce

Makes: 4 to 6 servings Total Time: 5 hr
Category: Dinner Entrees Sub Category: Pasta Entrees

what you need
  • 1 lb. shelled fresh or frozen edamame
  • 8 oz. fresh goat cheese, room temperature
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 24 gyoza wrappers (potstickers)
  • 1 large egg (beaten to blend (for glaze)
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter
  • 5 oz. fresh shiitake mushrooms, stemmed, thinly sliced
  • Shaved parmesan cheese
make it
Cook edamame in large pot of boiling salted water until tender, about 6 minutes. Drain. Transfer to processor. Add both cheeses; process until smooth. Transfer to strainer set over large bowl. Press mixture through strainer with spatula (solids may remain in strainer). Season filling with salt. Cover and chill until firm, about 4 hours.

Line baking sheet with waxed paper. Place 1 goyza wrapper on work surface. Place 1 tablespoon filling on wrapper. Brush edges with glaze; fold over and seal. Transfer to sheet. Repeat with remaining wrappers, filling, and glaze.

Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Cook until brown, stirring often, about 5 minutes. Add mushrooms and sauté until soft, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Meanwhile, working in batches, cook ravioli in large pot of boiling salted water until ravioli rise to surface, about 3 minutes. Cook 1 minute longer. Using slotted spoon, drain ravioli well and transfer to skillet with sauce.

Toss ravioli gently over medium heat to coat and rewarm sauce. Divide ravioli and sauce among 6 shallow bowls, top with shaved parmesan cheese; serve.

-Courtesy of KacieJM

Best Veggie Burgers

prep time
5 min
total time
13 min
4 servings

What You Need!

1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen BOCA Meatless Original Vegan Burgers
4   kaiser rolls, split, toasted
1/4 cup PHILADELPHIA Chive & Onion Cream Cheese Spread
4   CLAUSSEN Kosher Dill Burger Slices

Make It!

HEAT grill to medium heat.
GRILL burgers 8 min. or until cooked through (160ºF), turning after 4 min.
SPREAD cut surfaces of rolls with cream cheese spread. Fill with burgers and pickles.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Prepare using PHILADELPHIA Garden Vegetable Cream Cheese Spread.
Use Your Microwave
To prepare in just minutes, microwave the burgers following the microwave directions on package.

Spinach and Mushroom Salad

prep time
10 min
total time
10 min
4 servings

What You Need!

4 cups fresh spinach leaves
1 cup  sliced mushrooms
1/4 cup thin red onion slices
1/4 cup  KRAFT Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
1/4 cup PLANTERS Walnut Pieces

Make It!

TOSS spinach leaves with mushrooms and onions in large salad bowl; set aside.
MIX dressing and walnuts in microwavable measuring cup. Microwave on HIGH 30 seconds or until warmed; stir.
POUR over spinach mixture; toss to coat. Serve immediately.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Make Ahead
Prepare as directed. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Variation - Warm Bacon & Spinach Salad
Prepare as directed, adding 1/4 cup OSCAR MAYER Bacon Pieces to the dressing mixture before microwaving. 
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