Bug Hill Farm Savory Recipes  

Rhubarb Rush Stir Fry Sauce

An Asian-style sauce with strong flavors of rhubarb and ginger. Try marinading your tofu, chicken, or pork in it before adding to the wok!

  • 1/3 cup Rhubarb Rush
  • 1 T soy sauce
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 T arrowroot or cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon chili paste (optional)

Put ingredients into a jar and shake to combine. Add about 3 minutes before your stir-fry is ready to serve, and cook on medium heat until the sauce boils and thickens.


Creamy black currant sauce and chicken

  • 4 boneless chicken breasts

  • salt&pepper
  • coconut oil
  • 2-3 oz white wine
  • 2 oz Bug Hill Farm Black Currant Cordial
  • 2 oz heavy cream
  • 2 TBSP butter

In a large pan, heat coconut oil on medium heat. Cook chicken on both sides until cooked through - about 5 minutes per side. Remove chicken from pan and keep warm. Add wine to pan and boil until it is reduced by  third. Add butter, heavy cream and cordial and stir until blended. Pour sauce over chicken. This is wonderful served over rice with a side of green beans. 


Combine Bug Hill Farm Black Currant Cordial with pinot noir or your favorite red wine for a sublime jus for beef, lamb, venison, duck and pork. 



Berry Vinaigrette

  • 1 part BHF Shrub
  • 1 part balsamic or apple cider vinegar
  • 2 parts olive oil
  • mustard and honey to taste
  • Pinch of salt

Whisk together and serve over a bed of fresh spinach and mixed salad greens. Pairs well with local goat cheese and walnuts.


Justine Bertram's Layered Beet Spread

Equipment:

  • 4-1/2 inch springform pan
  • Parchment paper, cut in a circle to fit snugly in bottom of pan

Ingredients:

  • 6-8 ounces plain goat cheese
  • 1-2 cloves roasted garlic or finely chopped fresh garlic, and a bit of olive oil to saute
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • The Beet Goes on Roasted Beet Spread
  • Toasted, sliced almonds

Place parchment circle in the bottom of the springform pan. If using fresh garlic, lightly saute the garlic, rosemary, and thyme in olive oil to release flavor. Mash together goat cheese, roasted or sauteed garlic, rosemary, thyme, and lightly season with salt and black pepper to taste. Pack the mixture into the bottom of the springform pan. Spread a generous layer of The Beet Goes On Roasted Beet Spread over the cheese mixture. Top with toasted, sliced almonds. Remove the springform mold, and slide the spread with parchment onto a serving plate. Serve with toasted baguette slices or crackers.