Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC Blog: Archive for the ‘Recipes’ Category

Beef Tenderloin Crostini Recipe

Friday, June 7th, 2013

Try this delicious summer recipe, perfect as a snack or appetizer at any summer BBQ or party!

Beef Tenderloin Crostini (Serves 6 –8)

½ baguette sliced into 20 (¼–to–½–in. –thick) slices
Extra–virgin olive oil
kosher salt
fresh ground black pepper
½ tsp. cumin
½ tsp. coriander
1 clove garlic, finely minced
2 4–oz. filet mignon steaks
½ cup light mayonnaise
2 tbsp. mascarpone cheese
2 tbsp. finely chopped fresh basil
1 ¼ tsp. curry powder
½ tsp. smoked paprika
¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves
1. Preheat oven to 400º. Arrange bread slices on baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with ¼ tsp. salt. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Leave oven on.

2. Spray a small baking sheet with vegetable oil cooking spray.

3. Combine ½ tsp. salt, ¼ tsp. pepper, cumin, coriander and garlic. Rub the mixture all over the steaks. In a nonstick skillet, heat 2 tbsp. oil over medium–high heat. Add steaks and cook for 2 minutes on each side. Transfer to baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Let rest for 10 minutes before slicing across the grain into 20 (¼–in.–thick) slices.

4. Whisk together mayonnaise, mascarpone cheese, basil, curry powder, smoked paprika, ½ tsp. salt and ½ tsp. pepper.

5. Spread ½ tsp. of mayonnaise over each toast slice. Top each with a slice of steak. Place ¼ tsp. of mayonnaise on top of the steak. Finish with a cilantro leaf.

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Featured Recipe – Leg of Lamb

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Leg of Lamb

Ingredients:

1 – 6lb leg, with bone

¼ c soy sauce

¼ c lemon juice

5 cloves garlic, minced

2t. basil

2t. oregano

1 t. Worcester sauce

Preparation:

Rinse lamb with cold water, pat dry and place in a roasting pan,  cover and let sit for ½ – ¾ hour.  Mix all other ingredients together and pour over lamb, making sure all parts are covered.  Salt and pepper  as needed.

Preheat oven to 450, cook lamb for 20 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 for one hour.  Remove and let sit for 15 minutes before slicing. Enjoy!

Basnett Plumbing & Heating has been proudly serviced the Metrowest area since 1987. We provide plumbing, heating, air conditioning and indoor air quality services in Littleton, Lancaster, Arlington and the surrounding Massachusetts areas. As a family-owned business we strive to provide the best technical expertise and customer service. Call us today to schedule an appointment!

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Featured Recipe- Something Green for St. Patty’s!

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

St. Patrick's Day RecipeAre you looking for something green to bring to a St. Patrick’s Day Party? Try this traditional Guacamole recipe- with a twist!

Ingredient of the Month:

Avacado

  • Many health benefits and nutrients.
  • Beneficial fats
  • Available year round
  • Use in salads, wraps, dips and stir fry

 

Rob’s Favorite Guacamole:

2 ripe avocados, cubed, not smashed

1 small onion, diced

1 clove garlic, minced

½ fresh lime, juiced

½ cup pomegranate seeds

Salt to taste (optional)

Corn or pita chips

 

Mix the onion, garlic and lime juice together.  Add salt to taste.  Carefully fold the cubed avocado and half of the pomegranate seeds in to onion mixture.

Top with remaining seeds and serve.

Basnett Plumbing & Heating has been proudly service the Metrowest area since 1987. For the past 26 years we have been providing plumbing, heating, air conditioning and indoor air quality services in Littleton, Lancaster, Arlington and the surrounding Massachusetts areas. As a family-owned business we strive to provide the best customer service and technical expertise available.

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