Saturday, February 27, 2010

51...Frozen: 51 Porter Does Ice Cream

ICE CREAM?! Doesn't that require all sorts of fancy equipment and heavy ingredients? NOPE!
This recipe requires only one ingredient, but it has tremendous potential to transform something ordinary into a heavenly delectable we like to call 51...Frozen.

Roasted Carrot Ravioli with Warm Apple-Spinach Pesto

Whoa! You might be thinking, what in the world?! Carrots in ravioli? Apples in pesto?
Don't judge it till you try it! This was perhaps one of the finest meals that has graced the 51 Porter table.
Sweet, caramelized roasted carrots, pureed and tucked inside thin sheets of pasta; juicy apples sauteed with onions and garlic, blended with fresh spinach and lemon juice; and a sprinkling of freshly grated parmesan cheese atop a mound of roasted Brussel sprouts...just another day in the life at 51 Porter.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Broccoli Soup with Cheese Tortellini

Broccoli is a 51 Porter favorite!  Roasted...sauteed...and now, pureed!  This broccoli soup is very simple with a clean flavor.  It is packed with veggies and complemented by a splash of balsamic and a sprinkle of feta cheese.  The simple wonton wrapper sun-dried tomato, cheese tortellini add a bit of heartiness to this simple soup, but do not overwhelm the fresh, clean flavor of the star...broccoli.

Lemon Bars

Baked then chilled atop a butter crust, the lemon filling is the perfect combination of sweet and tang.  This recipe comes from multiple attempts throughout my life to find the perfect lemon bar.  The crust and filling are actually from different recipes, but they come together to make this dessert favorite!  The trick to these lemon bars...add a splash of lime juice...give them a chill...dust them with powdered sugar and devour!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Put a Spring in Your Step: Spring Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce

These are absolutely delicious.  Fresh, crisp veggies; smooth vermicelli rice noodles tossed with garlic and cilantro; and a creamy peanut sauce are guaranteed to put a spring in your step!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Chocolate Banana Pavolova

The flavor combinations for this light dessert are endless.  Pile the crisp meringues high with fluffy chocolate pudding and stir in sliced bananas.  A dollop of warm nutella adds the perfect sweet flourish.

Baked Falafel and Homemade Tzatziki

The flavors of the middle east are brought to 51 Porter in these tender on the inside and crisp on the outside baked falafels.  The cool and creamy tang of homemade tzatziki is the perfect complement to this middle eastern favorite.

Kitchen Sink Salad: Orzo, Sun-dried Tomatoes, Feta, Pesto, and Spinach

This is a great lunch or dinner to use up all your leftover veggies!

Around the Table

Around the Table
We love good food, get excited for Market Basket & Trader Joe's, serve salad out of a pasta pot, marvel in food photography, and love to laugh. You're always welcome at our table. Click on this photo to view our "People Around the Table" album.