tried and true recipes for the following: Gravlax, dill, green beans & pancetta? (not all together)
OK, today I went shopping at 99 Ranch Market which is 60 miles from my house! Of course I went a little bit crazy and bought whatever looked fun and fresh. Got home and saw a really easy Chuck Hughes recipe for Gravlax which is salmon with fresh dill, brown sugar, kosher salt & peppercorns. Has anyone tried this?
Next, I have pancetta that is vacuum-packed but needs to be cooked asap. I found some beautiful green beans and was thinking of cooking them with the pancetta. I also have to use up some baby bella mushrooms.
I could Google recipes but would much prefer some suggestions from my fellow CH's.
I can't speak to the salmon but, if you have dill left over from Chuck's recipe, I suggest making compound butter and having it on the green beans. Martha Stewart has a recipe online, if you want hard-and-fast quantities.
Or you could indeed use the pancetta with the beans, perhaps in a slight twist on country beans? http://allrecipes.com/recipe/country-...
Gravlax turned out great! Made it on Sunday and have been turning and draining it every 12 hours. I tasted it for the first time today and I think that will be Christmas Eve breakfast with cream cheese, bagels, capers & red onion!
The other hunk of salmon I baked smothered in dill, capers, mushrooms, garlic & white wine. This iwas probably the best salmon I've bought since I left CA!
I washed and prepped the green beans and tasted one, and it tasted so good that I ate all of them raw standing at the kitchen sink!