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whiteasianchef Aug 27, 2011 08:08 AM

I just moved to a new house that has an abundence of sage growing in the herb garden. Besides Sausage, Roasted Chicken and Duck...what else is fresh safe good with? I often drop it in the deep fryer w/ some fresh rosemary when I fry up some fries. Please give me some good ideas.


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    oldunc RE: whiteasianchef Aug 27, 2011 09:00 AM

    There's a current thread on the Home Cooking board

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      whiteasianchef RE: oldunc Aug 27, 2011 09:45 AM

      I cant find a thread that is about what to use fresh sage on. All I can find is one that compares rubbed and dried. It doesn't really give me any ideas on what to use fresh sage for.

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        oldunc RE: whiteasianchef Aug 27, 2011 11:10 AM

        Currently under Aug. 26th (second page of posts)- titled "Lots of Sage. Any Ideas"- has about 20 replies.

    2. kubasd RE: whiteasianchef Aug 27, 2011 11:02 AM

      I love it with cornbread, as a brine for turkey/chicken with dried cranberries, diced apples, etc. A great brown butter sauce with ravioli. My mind is drawing a blank, I'll come back with some more.

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        tracylee RE: kubasd Aug 27, 2011 01:14 PM

        Yep, that was my first thought, I use it in a browned butter sauce for pasta or ricotta gnocchi.

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          whiteasianchef RE: kubasd Aug 29, 2011 07:29 AM

          As in...baked in cornbread or just as a garnishment? I love cornbread!

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            CanadaGirl RE: kubasd Aug 29, 2011 12:51 PM

            Especially brown butter sauce with butternut squash ravioli and some Parm. Had it last night and it was delish.

          2. perk RE: whiteasianchef Aug 27, 2011 03:19 PM

            Somewhat appropriate memory on "hurricane" weekend.....I remember having a big storm here in L.A. when we lost power for days. Luckily, the gas top worked with a lighter.
            Went through the fridge...trying to cook what might spoil.
            Made a pasta with my neighbor (I had a broken wrist, so it took two of us) that had carmelized onions, sun dried tomatoes, prosciutto and sage. It's become one of my favorite dishes; we still laugh about "blackout" pasta. Opened a nice Barolo....sat in front of the fire with candles.
            I also have "fried" sage and used it as a garnish on dishes.....really crunchy and good!

            1. BobB RE: whiteasianchef Aug 28, 2011 11:10 AM

              It's a standard ingredient in saltimbocca.

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                CDouglas RE: BobB Aug 29, 2011 12:32 PM

                I will second the saltimbocca rec. Great layers of flavor in a dish that takes little time to prepare.

                I will add Alton Brown's Dry-Aged Standing Rib Roast with Sage Jus.

                Expensive but an absolute show-stopper.

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                middleagedfoodie RE: whiteasianchef Aug 28, 2011 02:35 PM

                I've had it fried in restaurants and it is delicious. I tried doing it myself and it wasn't as good. I think veal with sage is an Italian classic. Try searching on Epicurious.com or this recipe:


                1. chicgail RE: whiteasianchef Aug 29, 2011 09:48 AM

                  With butter on ravioli or any kind of pasts.
                  Pan fried with winter squash or a tasty garnish.
                  In mushroom pasta sauce.

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                    1sweetpea RE: chicgail Aug 29, 2011 09:56 AM

                    Any kind of butternut squash puree, ravioli, gnocchi, or roasted root vegetables, I also use it in chicken marsala with mushrooms. Any sausage that already has sage in it will be great with lentils and sage.

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                    cleobeach RE: whiteasianchef Aug 29, 2011 10:06 AM

                    I started that other thread and on Friday night I did browned butter, walnuts and fresh sage sauce on fresh pasta (can't remember the italian name for the shape) as a cocktail snack, it was great.

                    I think I will make a butternut squash dish with sage tonight.

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                      chicgail RE: cleobeach Aug 29, 2011 02:44 PM

                      Sounds good. I will wait a few weeks or so. It's one of my early Fall specialties.

                    2. Njchicaa RE: whiteasianchef Aug 29, 2011 03:09 PM

                      I saute summer squash with chopeed onion, butter, fresh chopped sage, salt, and pepper. Yum.

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