In the Kitchen — Fried Shallot

Fried Shallot Chardonnay Cream Sauce

INGREDIENTS 2 tsp Acala Farms Fried Shallot Cottonseed Oil 1/2 cup minced shallot 1 cup diced pancetta  1 glass chardonnay – Botham Vineyards Latitude 43 recommended  2 cups heavy cream 1 Tbsp chopped parsley   METHOD In a sauce pan, fry the minced shallots and diced pancetta with the Acala Farms Fried Shallot Cottonseed Oil over medium heat.  Once golden brown, pour in chardonnay and heavy cream.  Stir and let simmer for 5 minutes.  Add chopped parsley and mix.  Serve over pasta al dente topped with shaved romano or parmesan cheese and fresh chopped parsley. 

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Bacon Baked Mac and Cheese

INGREDIENTS 2 Tbsp Acala Farms Fried Shallot Cottonseed Oil 1 tsp Acala Farms Fresh Roasted Garlic Cottonseed Oil 1/2 cup bacon, chopped 2 Tbsp flour 4 cups heavy cream 1 tsp thyme 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1/2 cup shredded swiss cheese 1 cup shredded gruyere cheese 1 lb macaroni noodles 1 head broccoli, cut into florets 1/2 cup bread crumbs Salt and pepper to taste   METHOD Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bring a pot of water to boil and par-cook macaroni noodles. Cook chopped bacon in Acala Farms Fresh Roasted Garlic Cottonseed Oil in a large pan. Turn off heat and whisk...

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Seared Filet Mignon with Shallot Oil

INGREDIENTS 2 Tbsp black peppercorns 1 tsp salt 4 filet mignon steaks 3 Tbsp Acala Farms Fried Shallot Cottonseed Oil 2 shallots minced (optional) 2 Tbsp cognac Crumbled bleu cheese (optional) METHOD Coat the filets with fresh ground peppercorns and salt. Place a large cast iron or heavy-duty skillet over high heat until a drop of water sizzles on it. Add half of the Acala Farms Fried Shallot Oil, allow it to get very hot and add the steaks. Cook over a high flame for 2-1/2 to 3 minutes for rare, 3 minutes for medium-rare. Flip the steaks, drizzle remaining Acala...

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Linguine and Mushrooms

INGREDIENTS 8 oz dried linguine 1 1/2 Tbsp Acala Farms Fried Shallot Cottonseed Oil 16 oz assorted mushrooms, such as white, baby portobello (cremini) and/or stemmed oyster mushrooms, thinly sliced Salt Freshly ground black pepper Generous 1/3 cup low-fat sour cream 2 tsp Dijon-style mustard 2 Tbsp finely chopped parsley 2 Tbsp finely chopped dill METHOD Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Prepare the pasta according to the package directions. Meanwhile, heat the Acala Farms Fried Shallot Cottonseed Oil in a large nonstick saute pan or skillet over medum-high heat. Add the mushrooms and season with salt and pepper to taste, stirring to...

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