Prime Rib with Herb Blend Crust and Horseradish Sauce

Prime Rib with Herb Crust and Horseradish Sauce is delicious and impressive.  I love to serve this for dinner parties or special family occasions.  Have your butcher cut the prime rib roast for you.  I always bake at least a 5 pound roast.  You can allow 1/2 pound per person when ordering the roast.  If you would like to serve wine with this dinner, The Velvet Palate recommends  Cicchitti – a Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon from Argentina.  (Tasting Notes)

To view the YouTube step by step tutorial video for this recipe, click here:  Prime Rib with Herb Blend Crust and Horseradish Sauce

Prime Rib with Herb Blend Crust and Horseradish Sauce
 
Serves: 8 to 10
Ingredients
  • 5 to 6 pound boneless prime rib roast ( or larger)
  • ½ cup Kosher or Sea salt
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 2 tablespoon parsley
  • ¼ cup sun dried tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ cup dried rosemary
  • ¼ cup dried red chilis
  • 2 tablespoons coarse black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • olive oil to rub on roast
  • Horseradish sauce: Sour cream and horseradish
Instructions
  1. Blend the salt, lemon zest, parsley,sun dried tomatoes, rosemary,dried red chilis, black pepper, dry mustard, dried basil and vegetable oil together and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Let cool. (Note: you can do this step a day or two ahead of time and store the herb blend in a zip lock bag)
  2. Let the prime rib roast come to room temperature and place in a roasting pan. Drizzle with olive oil.
  3. Coat the roast with the Herb Blend.
  4. Place in a 450 degree oven and bake prime rib for ½ hour then turn the oven down to 325 degrees. Roast for 15 minutes per pound.
  5. It will be perfectly medium rare at the end of the cooking time.
  6. To make the horseradish sauce, combine 1 cup of sour cream with 3 to 5 tablespoons of horseradish. Serve with the prime rib.

Combine the salt, lemon zest, parsley, sun dried tomatoes, rosemary, red chilis, pepper, dry mustard, dreid basil and vegetable oil in a baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.  Let cool.

Baked herb blend…..

Let the prime rib come to room temperature and place in roasting pan.

Drizzle with olive oil and pat the herb blend on the roast.

Ready for the oven…..

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  Bake prime rib for 1/2 hour and then turn the oven down to 325 degrees.  Roast for 15 minutes per pound.  The roast will be perfectly cooked to medium rare.

To make the horseradish sauce, combine 1 cup of sour cream and 3 to 5 tablespoons of horseradish.  Serve with the prime rib.

 

Enjoy this prime rib with a wonderful dry red wine.

Praline Topped Brie

Praline Topped Brie is a decadent appetizer that can be whipped up in 5 minutes and is sure to impress your guests!  What could be better than the gooey savory flavor of warm brie hot out of the oven – topped with the sweet delight of orange praline topping!

To view the YouTube step by step cooking tutorial for this recipe, click here:  Praline Topped Brie


Praline Topped Brie
 
Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 4 to 6
Ingredients
  • 8 oz OR 13 oz round of brie cheese
  • ½ cup orange marmalade
  • 2 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup pecans, chopped and toasted
  • Crackers or toasted baguette-style French bread for serving
Instructions
  1. Place pecans in 350 degree oven for 5 minutes to toast.
  2. Trim top rind from brie round .
  3. Place brie in baking dish.
  4. Mix the orange marmalade and brown sugar together in a small bowl, Spread on top of the cheese.
  5. Sprinkle with toasted pecans.
  6. Bake in a 350 degree oven about 15 minutes or until cheese is slightly softened and topping is bubbly.
  7. Serve with crackers or bread slices.

 

Place the pecans in a baking dish and lightly toast in a 350 degree oven for 5 minutes.

Trim the top off of the brie round.

Place the round in an ovenproof baking dish.

Mix the orange marmalade and brown sugar together in a small bowl.

Spread the topping on the brie.

Sprinkle with toasted pecans.

Bake in a 350 degree oven about 15 minutes or until cheese is slightly softened and topping is bubbly.

Remove from oven and serve.

Praline Topped Brie hot out of the oven:

Serve with crackers or hot bread.  Enjoy!

Remember, let’s make life special by sharing great food with our family and friends!  

 

Italian Roasted Fingerling Potatoes Recipe

Here is an easy fingerling potatoes recipe that’s sure to impress your guests!  You can have this fingerling potatoes recipe in the oven in 5 minutes…What could be easier?

 

 

Italian Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Herbs
 
Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 pound fingerling potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon Herbs de Provence, plus extra for garnish
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
  • Salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Put the potatoes in a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together the herbs, garlic and oil until blended and then pour over the potatoes.
  2. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper and toss to coat. Transfer the potatoes to a large baking dish, spacing them evenly apart.
  3. Roast the potatoes until they are tender and golden, about an hour, turning them occasionally while roasting.
  4. Transfer the roasted potatoes to a platter and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with additional Herbs de Provence, if desired.

Ingredients:

1 pound fingerling potatoes

1 tablespoon Herbs de Provence, plus extra for garnish

3 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling

salt and pepper

Directions:

Put the potatoes in a large bowl.  In a small bowl, whisk together the herbs, garlic and oil until blended and then pour over the potatoes.

Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper and toss to coat.  Transfer the potatoes to a large baking dish, spacing them evenly apart.

Roast the potatoes until they are tender  and golden, about an hour, turning them occasionally while roasting.

Transfer the roasted potatoes to a platter and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with additional Herbs de Provence, if desired.

To download the printable recipe with how to photos, click here:    Italian Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Herbs 

Video: Roasted Fingerling Potatoes Recipe

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes are an easy side dish that your family will love!

YouTube Bloopers July 2012

Here are some of the bloopers that were “cut” from the YouTube videos in July…Max the Yorkie…plastic wrap tangle…Enjoy!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3gcKnM2jr4&feature=plcp

 

Cinnamon Doughnut Puffs

Who doesn’t love doughnuts?  These little cinnamon and sugar puffs are yummy!!!

 

Click the link to view the YouTube How-to Tutorial for this recipe :    Cinnamon Doughnut Puffs 

 

Cinnamon Doughnut Puffs
 
Cook time
Total time
 
Recipe type: Breakfast, Brunch
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 8 oz tube refrigerated biscuits ( not flaky kind)
Instructions
  1. Mix the cinnamon and sugar together in a medium bowl. Place the melted butter in a separate bowl.
  2. Separate the biscuits. Dip each biscuit into butter, then into cinnamon and sugar mixture.
  3. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes, until golden.
  5. Makes 10 Cinnamon Doughnut Puffs

2 tablespoons cinnamon

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup butter, melted

1   8 oz tube refrigerated biscuits  ( not the flaky kind)

Mix the cinnamon and sugar together in a medium bowl.  Place the melted butter in a separate bowl.

Separate the biscuits.  Dip biscuits into butter, then into cinnamon and sugar mixture.  Place on an ungreased baking sheet.

 

Bake at 375 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes, until golden.

 

Makes 10 Cinnamon Doughnut Puffs

To download printable recipe with how-to photos, click here:  Cinnamon Doughnut Puffs

 

 

Glazed Strawberry Pie

This is a great dessert to make while fresh strawberries are still available.  Its is so quick and easy to make!

 

Glazed Strawberry Pie
 
Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 1 quart whole strawberries
  • ½ cup confectioners sugar ( powdered sugar)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Dash of salt
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons strawberry Jello powder
  • Graham cracker pie crust or baked pie shell
  • Homemade whipped cream
Instructions
  1. Wash and hull 1 quart of strawberries. Add ½ cup confectioners (powdered) sugar. Set aside.
  2. Put 1 cup of water, 1 cup of sugar, dash of salt and 3 tablespoons of cornstarch in a saucepan and boil until thick and clear.
  3. Add 3 tablespoons Strawberry gelatin. Stir well and set aside to cool.
  4. Place whole strawberries into the pie shell. Pour the cooled filling over the strawberries and chill.
  5. Top with homemade whipped cream at serving time. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

1 quart whole fresh strawberries

1/2 cup confectioners ( powdered) sugar

1 cup water

dash of salt

3 tablespoons cornstarch

3 tablespoons strawberry Jello powder

Graham cracker pie crust or baked pie shell

Homemade whipped cream for serving

Wash and hull 1 quart of whole strawberries.  Add 1/2 cup of confectioners sugar.  Set aside.

 

Put 1 cup of water, 1 cup of sugar, dash of salt and 3 tablespoons of cornstarch in a saucepan and boil until thick and clear.

 

 

Add 3 tablespoons of Strawbery gelatin.  Stir well and set aside to cool.

 

Place whole strawberries into pie shell.  Pour the cooled filling over the strawberries and chill.  Top with homemade whipped cream at serving time.  Enjoy!

 

 To download printable recipe with how-to photos, click here:   Glazed Strawberry Pie

Bourbon Pork Tenderloin Recipe with Mustard Sauce

Here is a great pork tenderloin recipe and I show you step by step how to cook pork tenderloin.  Have a question about pork tenderloin cooking time?  Need a good pork tenderloin marinade?  It is all here.  

Here is the Recipe Video Tutorial…  

 

 

Bourbon Pork Tenderloin

 

Bourbon Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Sauce
 
Marinating meat is so easy to do and it really gives a big flavor boost! I use Kentucky Bourbon in this marinade for a real taste of the South!
Recipe type: Entree
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup Bourbon
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 (1 pound each ) pork tenderloins
  • ⅔ cup sour cream
  • ⅔ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons dry mustard
  • 4 green onions, finely chopped
Instructions
  1. Combine the bourbon, soy sauce and dark brown sugar in a glass mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Pour into a large zip lock bag. Add tenderloins and seal. Refrigerate at least 2 hours, turning the meat occasionally.
  3. Remove from the marinade and discard the leftover marinade. Place on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 55 to 65 minutes. ( I like to cook pork until it reaches 160 to 165 degrees on an instant read thermometer)
  4. While the tenderloins bake, prepare the Mustard Sauce. ( Or prepare it a day ahead so the flavors can develop) Note: The flavor is pretty intense, so if you want to tone it down a bit, just use less dry mustard. I love the flavor of this sauce, so I make the recipe exactly as I have given it here.
  5. Combine ⅔ cup sour cream, ⅔ cup mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons dry mustard and 4 chopped green onion. Cover and chill.
  6. When ready to serve, slice the tenderloins and serve with the mustard sauce.

To watch the YouTube Video on how to make the Mustard Sauce for Meat, click here:  Mustard Sauce for Meat

Marinating the tenderloins:

Remember to always marinate meat in the refrigerator – never at room temperature.Don’t use a metal container – always use either glass or plastic.  I like the large zip lock bags the best.    Also, always discard the remaining marinade after use.  Marinating meat like this helps ensure you get a nice juicy result.

After marinating, place the tenderloins on a rack in a shallow roasting pan and bake.

Preparing the Mustard Sauce for Meat:

When ready to serve, slice the tenderloins and serve with the mustard sauce.

Enjoy!

To download the printable recipe with how-to photos, click here:  Bourbon Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Sauce

 

 

Video: Bourbon Pork Tenderloin

Bourbon Pork Tenderloin is a real taste of the South!

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