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Chocolate Silk Pie

Published on 06 April 2016 Category: BlogRecipes Written by Andrea
Recipe March 19th Chocolate Silk Pie - Copy 


1 1/2 cups (about 18) finely crushed chocolate sandwich cookies
1/4 cup Land O Lakes* butter, melted
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup Land O Lakes* butter, slightly softened
3 1-ounce squares semisweet
baking chocolate, melted, cooled
3/4 cup refrigerated egg substitute
 Aerosol Whipped Heavy Cream or Aerosol Whipped Light Cream
Chocolate curls (optional)


To prepare the crust, stir together all ingredients in a medium bowl. Press onto 
the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie pan. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
To prepare the filling, combine sugar and butter in a small bowl. Beat at medium 
speed, scraping the bowl often, until well mixed. Add melted chocolate and 
continue beating, scraping the bowl often, until well mixed. Add egg substitute and 
beat until light and fluffy.
Spoon the filling into the crust. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours, or until set.
Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate curls, if desired. Store in the refrigerator.
Makes 8 servings.


Steelhead With Tarragon Cream

Published on 06 April 2016 Category: BlogRecipes Written by Andrea
Recipe March 19 Steelhead with tarragon Cream - Copy


4 6-ounce portions steelhead
Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon, divided
Salt and pepper
2 green onions, chopped, divided
1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon, divided
1 shallot, chopped
1 cup white wine (dry or semi-dry)
1 pint heavy whipping cream Hearty rice blend, for serving


Heat a nonstick sauté pan over medium heat. Season steelhead fillets with lemon 
zest and salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with half the green onions and 1 teaspoon 
of the tarragon. Place the fillets skin side up in the preheated pan and cook until 
golden brown, about 4 minutes. 
Turn the fillets over and continue cooking 
until golden brown and cooked through, about 3 more minutes. Remove the 
fillets to a serving platter and keep warm. Add shallot and the remaining 
tarragon to the pan and deglaze with wine, reducing until nearly evaporated.
Add cream and cook until reduced by half. Add the remaining green onions
and season to taste with salt, pepper and lemon juice. Pour over the fillets. 
Serve with hearty rice blend. Makes 4 servings.

Strawberry Tartlets

Published on 05 March 2016 Category: BlogRecipes Written by Andrea
Recipe March 5 Strawberry Tartale 


*1/2 cup ricotta cheese
*2 tablespoons creamy vanilla yogurt
*1 egg white
*2 teaspoons lemon extract, divided
*15 mini filo shells
*1 1/2 cups chopped fresh strawberries
*1/4 cup shaved or finely chopped premium bittersweet chocolate


*Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a small bowl, stir together ricotta and yogurt. Blend in egg white and 1 teaspoon lemon extract.
*Spoon about 2 teaspoons of filling into each filo tart shell. Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes,
or until the filling sets. Let cool on a rack.
*Meanwhile, gently toss strawberries with 1 teaspoon lemon extract.
*Just before serving, spoon 1 tablespoon of the strawberry mixture onto each tart. Top with chocolate.
*Makes 15 tarts.
*Tip: Substitute low-fat ricotta and yogurt.