2016 Holiday Menu

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Grilled Beet Salad

Tahoe HouseGrilled Beet Salad
Serves 4

  • 2 med. size red beats
  • 2 med. size yellow beets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 sprigs parsley, chopped
  • 4 sprigs mint, chopped
  • 1 cup Honey Mustard Dressing

Wash and peel beets. Slice into ½ ” thick slices and coat with olive oil. Grill on barbecue for approximately 10 – 15 minutes or until tender. Remove from grill and cool.

In a medium bowl, combine parsley, mint and dressing. Add beets and toss to combine. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

Cream Cheese & Mango Ginger Chutney Spread

Tahoe HouseCream Cheese & Mango Ginger Chutney Spread
Serves 10 or more as an appetizer

Allow cream cheese to rise to room temperature. Arrange in a serving dish. Pour Mango Ginger Chutney over cream cheese and serve with crackers.

Curried Rice Salad

Tahoe HouseCurried Rice Salad
Serves 4

  • 3 cups cooked long grain rice
  • 1 cup cooked wild rice
  • 2/3 cup Savory Swiss Vinaigrette
  • 1 heaping teaspoon Moroccan Curry Rub
  • ½ bunch parsley, chopped fine
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 cup red grapes
  • ½ cup pineapple chunks
  • ¼ cup raisins or dried currants
  • ¼ cup sliced toasted almonds

In large bowl combine Savory Swiss Vinaigrette, mayonnaise, Moroccan Curry Rub, parsley, salt and pepper. Whisk to combine. Add remaining ingredients and stir until thoroughly mixed. Chill 1 hour before serving.

Mediterranean Pasta

Tahoe HouseMediterranean Pasta

  • 1 pound pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 pound cubed chicken breast meat
  • ½ cup pitted kalamata olives (or your favorite kind)
  • 1 jar Artichoke Pesto Pasta Sauce
  • Pepper to taste
  • ½ cup shaved parmesan cheese

In a large pot of salted water, cook the pasta. While the pasta is cooking, heat olive oil in a sauté pan. Add garlic and cook for a couple of minutes until garlic begins to brown. Add chicken breast and cook over medium heat for about 8 – 10 minutes. Add olives, pasta, and pepper. Simmer until sauce is hot. Drain pasta and add to sauce. Toss together and serve topped with parmesan cheese.

Chicken Vegetable Stir-Fry

Tahoe HouseChicken Vegetable Stir-Fry
Serves 4

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound chicken meat
  • 1 bunch of green onions, green ends cut in 1 inch pieces
  • ½ yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 green zucchini squash, cubed
  • 1 yellow squash, cubed
  • 1 green pepper, sliced
  • 2 small tomatoes, cubed
  • ½ cup Thai Peanut Sauce
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

In a sauté pan or wok, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil and quickly sauté the meat until done. Set aside. Wipe pan with a paper towel, and add the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil and heat. Add onion, green onion, and peppers. sauté for 2-3 minutes or until onions appear clear. Add squash and sauté for an additional 3- 4 minutes or until squash is almost tender. Add the tomatoes and ½ cup Thai Peanut Sauce. Toss together and serve immediately over noodles or rice.

Grilled Vegetable Stir-Fry

Tahoe HouseGrilled Vegetable Stir-Fry
Serves 4

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 4-6 cups fresh summer squash, cut into medium chunks
  • ½ cup Garlic Teriyaki Sauce
  • salt & pepper to taste

Heat olive and sesame oil in wok or frying pan. Sauté garlic, onion and peppers until opaque in color, about 5 minutes. Add squash and sauté for 3-4 minutes until still somewhat firm. Add teriyaki sauce, salt and pepper. Sauté for additional 4-5 minutes.

Serve as a side dish or add chicken or shrimp to make a meal!

Tahoe House Kitchen Meat Loaf

Tahoe HouseTahoe House Kitchen Meat Loaf
Serves 4 hungry people

In a large bowl, mix all ingredients thoroughly. Press into loaf form and bake at 400 degrees for approximately 50 minutes or until the internal temperature is 165 degrees.

*This recipe can be made up to a day before and refrigerated until you are ready to bake it. The flavors will blend nicely in the refrigerator, and you will have less work at meal time!

Spaghetti Squash Pasta Style

Tahoe HouseSpaghetti Squash Pasta Style

  • 1 medium spaghetti squash, halved and seeded
  • 1 – 16 ounce jar Tomato Vodka Pasta Sauce
  • 1/2 cup grated Asiago or parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 350º. Brush the open halves of the squash with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place cut side down on a cookie sheet. Put in the oven and bake about 25 minutes of until soft to the touch.

Using a serving spoon, scrape the cooked squash out of the shell and unto a serving platter. Ladle the warm pasta sauce over the squash. Sprinkle with cheese and serve. Buon Appetito!!

Salad Tossed in Pear Vinaigrette

Tahoe HouseSalad Tossed in Pear Vinaigrette
Serves 4-6

  • 1 ripe Bartlett pear, peeled, cored and diced
  • 1/4 cup Sierra Wildflower honey (available from Tahoe House Kitchen)
  • 1 cup of Savory Swiss Vinaigrette
  • 1/2 cup chopped button mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup chopped toasted hazelnuts
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 head bibb lettuce, cleaned and torn into medium sized leaves

In a food processor, puree pear, honey and vinaigrette.

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Toss to combine and serve immediately.