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Thyme and Swiss Cheese Potatoes

Here’s a delicious recipe from Chef Kathleen Hassett that includes Thyme and Swiss Cheese Potatoes!


onion (sliced thin) 3 1/2 oz
oil, olive 1/8 fl oz
garlic clove 2 1/4 ea
thyme, dried whole 3/4 tsp
cream, heavy 10 3/4 fl oz
potato, russet 1 lb 1 3/4 oz
vegetable spray as needed
salt to taste
pepper, ground white to taste
cheese, Swiss (grated) 1 3/4 oz

1 Sauté the onions in the oil until translucent. Remove from the heat and reserve.
2 Simmer the garlic and thyme in the cream for 15 minutes.
3 Peel and thinly slice the potatoes.
4 Spray three shallow half-size hotel pans with vegetable spray. Layer the potatoes and onions in the pans, seasoning each layer with salt and white pepper.
5 Pour the hot cream over the potatoes and onions. Bake uncovered in a 350°F (180°C) oven for 12 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 300°F (150°C) and cook for approximately 20 minutes or until the potatoes are nearly tender.
6 Sprinkle the grated Swiss cheese on top of the potatoes and return to the oven just long enough to melt the cheese.

Roasted Vegetables
Servings: 8

Yellow squash, medium dice 5 oz
Eggplant, medium dice 5 oz
fennel bulb, medium dice 5 oz
Zucchini, medium dice 5 oz
pepper, red bell medium dice 5 oz
mushrooms, medium dice 5 oz

1. Combine 1–2 oz olive oil, 1/2–1 tsp kosher salt, 1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh herbs (oregano, rosemary, sage, thyme). Add vegetables, salt, and herbs in a bowl. Toss to coat.
1. Marinate vegetables for 10–15 minutes. Drain marinade from vegetables before grilling or roasting. Save marinade.
Baste vegetables once or twice with marinade while grilling or roasting.
Reserved marinade may be heated to 165°F and drizzled on vegetables when served.
2. Preheat grill grids until very hot. Place drained vegetables on grill. Turn often. Brush marinade on vegetables after each turn.

1. Preheat oven to 400*f. Oven must be hot enough to caramelize the vegetables but not so hot as to dry them out.
2. Place vegetables on a lightly greased sheet pan in a single layer. Do not overcrowd or they will steam rather than roast. For large quantities of vegetables, roast separately and combine before service. For smaller quantities, put the slower-cooking, hard vegetables to the outside of the roasting pan (vegetables will cook faster on the outside of the pan).
3. Turn vegetables often during roasting. If cooking different kinds of vegetables on the same pan, remove the vegetables as they become tender. Brush marinade on vegetables after each turn.
4. Roast vegetables until they reach the desired doneness. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Chimichurri Grilled steak tacos

Chimichurri Grilled steak tacos, sautéed nopales, peppers and onions, pickled red onion, queso fresco and cilantro
Serves: 2

5 ounces sirloin steak (or other steak of choice)
2 tbsp chimichurri marinade
2 each flour or corn tortillas
1 ounce each sliced peppers, onions, and cactus paddles
1 tsp each butter and oil
1` ounce pickled red onion
2 ounces crumbled queso fresco
2 tsp chopped fresh cilantro
Salt and pepper as needed
Cut the spines and nodes off the cactus and blanch in hot water and shock in ice water. Cover with 1 tbsp chimichurri marinade and cover the steaks with the rest of the marinade. Grill the cactus until lightly charred and slice and reserve cook the steak to desired temperature and allow to rest while preparing the rest of the ingredients. Saute the peppers and onions and add the cactus paddles and season with salt and pepper. Grill the tortillas slightly and place on a foil sheet.
To assemble: slice the steak and set on the tortilla. Top with the peppers, onions, cactus and garnish the top with pickled onions, cilantro, and crumbled queso fresco.

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1410 North Ocean Blvd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Chefs Name: Sean Christenson