Mackerel Pate on a bed of spaghetti with hemp heart red pepper coulis and pickled broccolini
Pickled Earthbound Organic broccolini (prepare the night before you make this dish)
1/2t kosher salt
1 garlic clove, minced
1T white wine vinegar
2T extra virgin olive oil
1 bunch Earthbound Organic broccolini
In a jar, combine the first 5 ingredients.
Cut the broccolini heads from the stem. Cut off the little buds from the head to make about 2 tablespoons. Store in a container in the refrigerator until ready to prepare the dish. Peel the stems and cut into 3" pieces. Then cut each piece into quarters. Place the stems in the jar, cover and refrigerate overnight.
When ready to start the dish bring a large pot of salted water to a boil for the spaghetti
King Oscar Mackerel Pate
1 - 4.05oz. King Oscar Mackerel in Olive Oil with Lemon
1 - 4.05oz. King Oscar Mackerel in Olive Oil with Lemon, drained
6oz. cream cheese
1/3C crème fraîche
1/4C fresh dill
2T creamed horseradish
Salt and white pepper to taste
In a food processor, blend the mackerel, cream cheese, crème fraiche, dill and horseradish. Season with salt and white pepper. Set aside.
Manitoba Harvest Hemp Heart Roasted Red Pepper Coulis
2T olive oil
1 coarsely chopped medium shallot
2 coarsely chopped garlic cloves
1/2C chicken stock
1/3C Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts + 2T separated, to be used for garnish preparation
1 jar fire roasted red bell peppers
Salt and pepper
Heat a medium sauté pan over medium heat. Add oil and swirl to coat pan. Add the shallot and garlic, cook stirring occasionally until shallots are translucent, about 3 minutes. Add stock, hemp hearts and red peppers, simmer for about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a food processor and puree. Set aside.
Now is the time to take out the little buds from the broccolini. Place them into a fine mesh strainer and dip into the boiling pasta water until bright green. This will only take seconds. Place them on a paper towel to dry.
Toast 2T of Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts and set aside
Signature Select Spaghetti Preparation
8oz Signature Select Whole Wheat Spaghetti, prepared according to package direction.
1/3C chopped Italian parsley
Salt and pepper
Whisk egg, parsley, salt and pepper.
Heat enough butter to coat a small nonstick pan.
Dip 3/4C of spaghetti into the egg mixture to coat. Lift pasta out of the bowl to drain. You only want enough egg mixture on the pasta to make it stick together when cooked. Place a pancake ring into the pan and fill with pasta. Press down and make as compact as possible. Cover and cook on medium low until cooked through, about 4 minutes. Repeat 3 more times. Turn off the heat and begin plate preparation.
Spread 1/3C red pepper coulis on a plate. Place the cooked pasta stack on top. Spread 1/3C of the mackerel Pâté on top of the pasta. Stack pickled broccolini stems on top of the pate. Sprinkle the toasted hemp hearts on top of the Pâté and pickled broccolini. Spread the little broccolini buds around the plate and enjoy!
t = teaspoon
T = Tablespoon
C = cup
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