Pan-seared Apples, Chanterelles, Hazelnuts and Pancetta with Zesty Apple Cider Reduction Glaze
Serves: 6 to 8
This dish is gloriously redolent of crisp autumnal days. The silky texture of the apples counterpoints the earthy golden chanterelles and chewy cranberries deliciously. And tart-sweet apple cider glaze should be a must-have in any cook's fall repertoire!
- 2 cups apple cider Add to list
- 6 to 8 slices pancetta Add to list
- 2 tablespoons butter Add to list
- 1/4 cup thinly sliced shallots Add to list
- 4 ounces chanterelle mushrooms, cleaned and cut in half lengthwise (see note) Add to list
- 1 Honeycrisp apple, cored and thinly sliced Add to list
- 1 Rome apple, cored and thinly sliced Add to list
- 1/4 cup toasted hazelnuts, coarsely chopped Add to list
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries Add to list
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup mixed with 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar Add to list
- Freshly ground black pepper and salt to taste Add to list
Place the apple cider in a heavy saucepan and boil to reduce to about 1/2 cup.
Cook the pancetta slices over medium-high heat in a wide sauté pan, turning once, until crisp and golden, about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove and set aside. Drain any excess fat from the pan and place it back over the heat.
Melt the butter in the pan. Add the shallots and the chanterelles and cook until the chanterelles are tender, about 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the apples and cook for 1 minute more. Add the hazelnuts, cranberries and maple syrup-cider vinegar mixture. Season with the salt and pepper and simmer for 1 minute more to combine the flavors.
Serve the apple-chanterelle mixture, accompanied by the golden pancetta slices, with soft rosemary polenta, roasted winter squash, pork tenderloin, or sauteed chicken breasts.
Recipe by, PCC Chef
Source: Demonstrated on KING 5's "New Day Northwest" show, which aired September 29, 2010.
ABOUT OUR CHEF: Lynne Vea
Lynne Vea is a graduate of the Executive Chef Program at Le Cordon Bleu, Paris and has been cooking with PCC Natural Markets since 2001. Featured on King-5’s "Gardening with Ciscoe," she demonstrates easy and delicious recipes using seasonal ingredients.
Lynne is an admired PCC Cooks instructor, teaching a variety of popular PCC Cooks classes throughout the year.
She loves to collect old cookbooks, hunt for wild berries, and cook seven-course dinners where the guests are encouraged to dance and cavort between courses.
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