Tomato and Roasted Garlic Pie


Tomato and Roasted Garlic Pie served whole on a scalloped silver platter, garnished with fresh thyme.
Tomato and Roasted Garlic Pie
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    Servings
    1 9" diameter pie
    Servings
    1 9" diameter pie
    Tomato and Roasted Garlic Pie served whole on a scalloped silver platter, garnished with fresh thyme.
    Tomato and Roasted Garlic Pie
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      Servings
      1 9" diameter pie
      Servings
      1 9" diameter pie
      Ingredients
      Servings: 9" diameter pie
      Instructions
      1. Place a rack in middle of oven; preheat to 475°F. Arrange tomatoes on a rimmed baking sheet, covering entire surface (it's okay if they overlap). Drizzle with oil; season with salt and pepper. Roast until tomatoes begin to look dry on top, 25-30 minutes. Let cool.
      2. Meanwhile, cook garlic and butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, swirling often, until butter foams and milk solids turn golden, 5-7 minutes. Strain garlic butter through a fine-mesh sieve into a heatproof measuring cup; transfer garlic and toasty bits to a cutting board. Finely chop and set aside.
      3. Reduce oven temperature to 375°F. Pulse crackers and 1/4 tsp salt in a food processor until fine crumbs form (you should have about 2 cups). Add eggs and 6 tbsp garlic butter and pulse until mixture is the consistency of wet sand; set remaining garlic butter aside. Transfer to a springform pan. Using a flat-bottomed measuring cup, press crumbs firmly onto bottom and 1 1/2" up sides of pan. Bake crust until edge is just starting to take on colour, 8-10 minutes. Transfer pan to a wire rack and let crust cool.
      4. Mix Taleggio, Parmesan, mayonnaise, chopped thyme, remaining 1/2 tsp salt, remaining 1/4 tsp pepper, and reserved chopped garlic and bits in a medium bowl. Gently dollop half of cheese mixture over bottom of crust, then spread into an even layer with an offset spatula (don't press too hard or you will break the crust). Layer half of tomato slices over and press down to even out layers. Repeat with remaining cheese mixture and tomatoes. Brush remaining garlic butter over tomatoes. Top with shallot and thyme leaves.
      5. Set pan on a rimmed baking sheet and bake pie until filling is bubbling vigorously and crust is browned, 60-70 minutes. Transfer to rack and let cool 1 hour before serving.Do ahead: Pie can be made 1 day ahead. Cover loosely and chill.Special Equipment: A 9" diameter springform pan.
      Recipe Notes

      -You can substitute the Taleggio cheese for Fontina cheese.

      -I found it took more than 6 tbsp of garlic butter to moisten the crumbs enough to stick together, however, there was still plenty of garlic butter left to brush on the top. So use what you need to get the crumbs right.

       

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      Tarragon Chicken Salad

      Tarragon Chicken Salad is piled high and topped with lettuce on a golden bun. The bun sits on a stack of plates garnished with cucumber slices.
      Tarragon Chicken Salad
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        Servings Prep Time
        2 1/3 cups 15-20 minutes
        Passive Time
        15 -120 minutes
        Servings Prep Time
        2 1/3 cups 15-20 minutes
        Passive Time
        15 -120 minutes
        Tarragon Chicken Salad is piled high and topped with lettuce on a golden bun. The bun sits on a stack of plates garnished with cucumber slices.
        Tarragon Chicken Salad
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          Servings Prep Time
          2 1/3 cups 15-20 minutes
          Passive Time
          15 -120 minutes
          Servings Prep Time
          2 1/3 cups 15-20 minutes
          Passive Time
          15 -120 minutes
          Ingredients
          Servings: cups
          Instructions
          1. Add all ingredients to a medium size bowl starting with 1/3 cup of mayonnaise. Stir gently until combined adjusting creaminess with additional mayonnaise and seasoning to taste with salt and pepper.
          2. Cover and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes and up to several hours to allow flavours to meld.
          Recipe Notes

          -The tarragon flavour will become more pronounced the longer the chicken salad sits.

          -A precooked roaster chicken that has been chilled works wonderfully.

          Wasabi Slaw

          A small metal tub filled with Wasabi Slaw is resting on a checkered white and green kitchen towel.
          Wasabi Slaw
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            Servings Prep Time
            6 cups 30 minutes
            Passive Time
            10 minutes
            Servings Prep Time
            6 cups 30 minutes
            Passive Time
            10 minutes
            A small metal tub filled with Wasabi Slaw is resting on a checkered white and green kitchen towel.
            Wasabi Slaw
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              Servings Prep Time
              6 cups 30 minutes
              Passive Time
              10 minutes
              Servings Prep Time
              6 cups 30 minutes
              Passive Time
              10 minutes
              Ingredients
              Servings: cups
              Instructions
              1. In a small bowl whisk together mayonnaise, sugar, wasabi, vinegar, salt and pepper. Allow the dressing to sit refrigerated for at least 10 minutes or until ready to use to allow sugar to completely dissolve.
              2. In a large bowl toss together cabbage, carrots and green onion.
              3. Stir in dressing and serve immediately for a crisp coleslaw. .
              Recipe Notes

              The coleslaw with soften as it sits so it is best served immediately after adding dressing. It can be made a couple of hours ahead and tossed before serving if needed.

              Creamy Mustard Dill Sauce

              Creamy Mustard Dill Sauce in a small glass dish nestled on a white tray lined with a white kitchen towel.
              Creamy Mustard Dill Sauce
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                Servings Prep Time
                1 cup 10-15 minutes
                Passive Time
                10-15 minutes
                Servings Prep Time
                1 cup 10-15 minutes
                Passive Time
                10-15 minutes
                Creamy Mustard Dill Sauce in a small glass dish nestled on a white tray lined with a white kitchen towel.
                Creamy Mustard Dill Sauce
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                  Servings Prep Time
                  1 cup 10-15 minutes
                  Passive Time
                  10-15 minutes
                  Servings Prep Time
                  1 cup 10-15 minutes
                  Passive Time
                  10-15 minutes
                  Ingredients
                  Servings: cup
                  Instructions
                  1. Whisk together all ingredients in a small bowl. Cover and chill for 10-15 minutes to allow sugar to dissolve and flavours to meld. Serve garnished with additional fresh dill.

                  Creamy Caper Smashed Potatoes

                  Creamy Caper Smashed Potatoes
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                    Servings Prep Time
                    3-4 people 15 minutes
                    Cook Time
                    30-35 minutes
                    Servings Prep Time
                    3-4 people 15 minutes
                    Cook Time
                    30-35 minutes
                    Creamy Caper Smashed Potatoes
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                      Servings Prep Time
                      3-4 people 15 minutes
                      Cook Time
                      30-35 minutes
                      Servings Prep Time
                      3-4 people 15 minutes
                      Cook Time
                      30-35 minutes
                      Ingredients
                      Servings: people
                      Instructions
                      1. Preheat oven to 350℉. In a medium bowl toss together potatoes, olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
                      2. Spread out evenly on a baking tray and bake for 30-35 minutes, turning once, until just tender.
                      3. While potatoes are baking, combine together mayonnaise, parmesan, capers, dill, lemon juice and pepper.
                      4. Remove potatoes from oven and gently flatten each with a flat surfaced utensil (I use a metal potato masher) to a third of its original height.
                      5. Set oven rack to 7" from broiler and turn oven to broil. Spread 1 tbsp of paste onto each potato. Broil for 2-3 minutes until golden and bubbly. Remove from oven and serve immediately, garnishing with fresh dill if desired.