Chicken Sausage Crostini with Warm Pear, Apple and Onion Compote

Chef Jenn Magrey
Four Mile River Farm Sausage
Four Root Farm Onions
Woodland Farm Apples and Pears


1 pound chicken (or pork) sausage from Four Mile River Farm
1 large onion in small dice from Four Root Farm
2 large Woodland Farm apples, diced small
4 Woodland Farm Seckel pears, diced small
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons bourbon (or use water or balsamic vinegar if desired)

Place a large skillet over medium heat and add the sausage and 1/2 cup of water. Cover the pan and cook for about 15 minutes until the water evaporates. Remove the cover and add the oil to the pan. Brown the sausages on all sides, turning to ensure even browning (for about 15 minutes). Remove sausages from pan and set aside.

To the same pan, add the onions, pears and apples and sauté, stirring frequently, until they are browned and caramelized, about 15-20 minutes. Add the bourbon (or water or balsamic vinegar) and cook for 1 minute more. Add some salt and pepper to taste, about 1/2 teaspoon of each. Mix, taste, and season further if desired. Remove this mixture from heat and place into a bowl.

Slice the sausages into thin pieces on the bias and add back to pan. Add back the onion mixture and heat until warm, about 5 more minutes.

To serve:
Slice Crostini from a loaf of Wave Hill Bakery French Baton and add a slice of sausage to each piece of bread. Top with some of the onion apple and pear mixture and serve.

Variations:
Top with some Gorgonzola, Micro-greens, or both!
Or, keep the sausage links whole and serve as a whole sandwich topped with the apple/onion compote and a little zesty honey mustard!


Mixed Veggie Omelet/Frittata

Chef Jenn Magrey
Four Mile River Farm eggs

Makes three medium 4-egg omelets by repeating the process three times, or one large omelet with a larger frying pan

1 dozen Four Mile River Farm Fresh Eggs, beaten well with a pinch of salt and pepper
1 small Hidden Brook Gardens zucchini, shredded
1 medium Four Root Farm tomato, diced
1 small Four Root Farm onion, diced
1 clove Four Root Farm garlic, minced
Grated Beaver Brook Farm farmstead cheese

In a medium sauté pan, heat 1 teaspoon olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions, garlic, shredded zucchini and tomato and sauté for 5 minutes. Remove from pan.

Lower heat to medium and add to the same pan 1 more teaspoon olive oil and 1 teaspoon butter. Add 1/3 of the veggies back into pan and spread them across pan to make an even layer. Pour 1/3 of the beaten eggs over veggies. 

Using a rubber spatula, spread and manipulate the eggs from the outside area of pan and towards the middle of pan, lifting pan off heat and pouring the eggs into empty spots of pan. Add the grated cheese and let cook with a cover for 3-5 more minutes until cheese melts. 
Either place oven safe pan under a broiler in oven or flip entire omelet over in pan allowing the second side to brown and become caramelized with the cheese. 

Remove from pan by inverting onto a plate. Cut into wedges and serve. 

Sausage, Kale and Potato Soup 

Chef Jenn Magrey
Four Mile River Farm sweet sausage

Newgate Farm potatoes

1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 Pound Four Mile River Farm sweet sausage (any Italian sweet sausage works great), removed from casing
2 large white potatoes - Newgate Farm or Hidden Brook Farm - small diced
1 medium onion small diced
2 cloves garlic minced
1 bunch curly or lacinato kale - Hidden Brook Gardens - roughly Chopped
1 box chicken broth
Pinch crushed red pepper
Salt and pepper to taste
Light cream -1/2 cup or more to taste
Grated Beaver Brook Farm Farmstead Cheese for garnish

In a medium stock pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat and add the crumbled sausage. Sauté the sausage using a wooden spoon to break it up and lightly brown. Add the onions, potatoes and garlic and cook for 5 minutes more, stirring and combining. Add the chicken stock and let cook for 15 minutes over medium-low heat (light simmering) until potatoes are tender. 

Add the whole bunch of chopped Kale a little at a time and stir it into soup to combine and cook for another 10 minutes more until kale is cooked. 

Using an immersion hand blender, blend the soup for just a few pulses to break up some of the potatoes and kale. 

Stir in the cream. Taste for salt and pepper. Serve with grated Beaver Brook Farm farmstead cheese.

Enjoy!! 
 

Four Mile River Farm Kielbasa and Greens

Chef Jenn Magrey
Four Mile River Farm kielbasa

1 link of FRESH Raw KIELBASA – Four Mile River Farms – cut into 3 inch pieces
3 bunches any greens – rabe, kale, romaine, spinach, mustard etc – roughly chopped (Find your greens at Four Root Farm, Two Guys From Woodbridge, Leap Frog From, Newgate Farm and a few others right at the Madison Market!)
2 cloves garlic minced
Splash of apple cider vinegar

In a large frying pan over medium heat, cook the raw kielbasa with a little water, covered,  until cooked through, about 15-20 minutes. Remove the pieces from the pan and set them aside to cool slightly. Add the greens in stages to the same pan. No need to wipe clean.

As the greens are wilting, add the minced garlic. Slice the sausage into bite sized pieces and add to the greens. Mix and continue sautéing until the greens are tender. About 8 minutes total. Add a splash of vinegar and a pinch of salt and pepper.

Serve! Is excellent tossed with cooked pasta or spaetzle noodles!  

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Four Mile River Farm Thai Beef Wraps

Chef Stuart London, Executive Chef, Mystic Market Kitchen and Eatery

1 pound Four Mile River Farm ground beef
1 bunch Newgate Farm Onions, quartered then sliced, green onion stems sliced
½ bunch Newgate Farm Mint, leaves picked and bruised and chopped coarsely
1 or 2 bunches Four Root Farm Leaf Lettuce (like romaine, red leaf, green leaf)
1 tbsp Chili Flakes or Fresh Hot Pepper minced to taste
1 tbsp Fish Sauce
2 tbsp Toasted Rice Powder*
1 or 2 Limes or 2-4 tbsp lime juice to taste
Cilantro, chopped to taste
2 oz. olive oil
½ tea sugar
Sea Salt to taste

In a wok or heavy fry pan, break up and sauté the ground beef until fully cooked, turn off and allow to cool slightly. Add in the rice powder, chili flakes, sugar, lime, fish sauce and stir to mix. Add the sliced onions, green onion, mint, cilantro and give it a good mix. Taste for seasoning and add salt, fish sauce, more lime or chili flakes to your taste. Serve it up with lettuce leaves to wrap, more cilantro, mint or chilies and Enjoy.

*(may be purchased at oriental food stores or made at home with Sweet Rice toasted in a dry pan until light brown, cooled then powdered in a spice grinder or mini food processor)