On today’s show, I’m taking you behind the scenes to one of my hands-on cooking classes. I realize that most of you don’t live in my home state of Massachusetts, so this is going to be a virtual cooking class. Sound fun?
I’ve been on Nantucket this summer, and over at the Nantucket Culinary Center, I’ve been giving cooking classes throughout the summer to locals and island visitors. These classes are always an adventure, and of course, everyone who joins one of my classes gets to cook up all sorts of nourishing foods. I thought it would be cool to take you along to one of my classes–not in person, but through this podcast episode.
Deviled Eggs: Ingredients include hard-boiled eggs, mayo, diced orange bell pepper, dijon mustard, honey, salt and pepper, and paprika Cook’s tips: steam the eggs; use a sandwich bag as a piping bag Salmon Cakes: Ingredients include grilled, diced salmon, whole-wheat panko bread crumbs, shredded cheddar cheese, corn kernels, mayo, dijon mustard, egg, fresh dill, and lemon zest. Avocado sauce ingredients include ripe avocado, olive oil, lemon zest and juice, fresh tarragon, dill, or parsley, honey, dijon mustard, and salt and pepper. Cook’s tips: substitute canned salmon if grilled isn’t available Wild Rice and Kale Salad: Ingredients include cooked brown or wild rice, kale, diced orange bell pepper, green onions, fresh parsley, toasted pecans, dried cranberries, diced celery. Dressing ingredients include olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, honey, and salt and pepper. Cook’s tips: Add crumbled feta cheese, if desired. This recipe is a great lunchbox option, topped with grilled chicken. For shortcuts, use pre-washed baby kale, boil-in-bag rice, and other dried fruits. Peach Apple Berry Crisp: Ingredients include diced ripe peaches, diced pink lady apples, strawberries, blueberries, brown sugar, cinnamon, corn starch, quick-cooking oats, chopped pecans, salt, and oil. Cook’s tips: Use frozen peaches if fresh aren’t available, and feel free to substitute other seasonal fruits. Find a way to celebrate summer; have a cooking class with your friends or your kids A tip for stabilizing your cutting board: place a wet paper towel under the cutting board to create a non-slip surface