CHARLIE & THE PASTRY FACTORY IMPERIAL STOUT (Secret Trail Brewing Co. ) is a rich brew that smells of chocolate, tastes of coffee and is made with local Maisie Jane almonds, cocoa nibs, and Ghirardelli’s Dutch cocoa powder. An impeccable addition to my Citrus Pot Roast with Stout Gravy.
The inspiration for this dish comes via Sicily, where something similar was traditionally made for San Giuseppe’s Day; the crumbs are meant to represent sawdust from the ancient carpenter’s workshop.
Serves 4 as an entrée
2 tablespoons good quality olive oil
31/2– to 4-pound chicken, quartered and seasoned with salt
1 clove garlic, peeled and finely chopped
1 cup chicken stock (if packaged, choose low sodium)
1 small dried lemon (available in Middle Eastern markets)
5–6 cloves garlic, pulverized
Juice from 1/2 lemon
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil (use a
high-quality local brand)
1 pound Japanese eggplants
Mix pulverized garlic, lemon juice,
and olive oil. Slice Japanese type
eggplant lengthwise and brush the
cut side with the garlic oil.
RATATOUILLE FILLED RAVIOLI WITH
BASIL CREAM SAUCE
Ratatouille makes delicious use of all sorts of summer vegetables, and this variation makes the traditional stew into an elegant, simple meal. The recipe comes from Chef Brett Lamott of Café Maddalena in Dunsmuir. Chef Lamott recommends reading this recipe through before attempting,