Tomato Pie, Southern Style

This recipe is adapted from Vivian Howard‘s piece in Saveur

Tomato Pie, Southern Style
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Cook Time
2 1/2 hours
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1 10 inch pie
Cook Time
2 1/2 hours
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Cook Time
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1 10 inch pie
Cook Time
2 1/2 hours
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Pie Crust
Filling & Topping
Servings: 10 inch pie
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Pie Crust
  1. Place the flour and salt in the bowl of a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium for a few seconds. Begin adding the butter one cube at a time. Continue until the flour is speckled and crumbly, about 4 minutes. With the mixer still running, add the water, sun gold tomatoes, and vinegar until just combined. Do not overmix. Press the dough into a 6-inch disk, wrap tightly in plastic wrap, and chill in the refrigerator overnight (Or the freeze for a few hours).
  2. Bring the crust to room temperature and lightly butter a 10-inch metal pie pan. Preheat the oven to 400°.
  3. Dust your counter and rolling pin lightly with flour and roll the crust slightly larger than your pan. Lay the crust in the pan and press gently into its edges. Cut off the edges that hang over and discard. Freeze for at least 15 minutes or until you're ready to blind-bake.
  4. Lay foil or parchment paper on top of the crust and weigh that down with dried beans or rice. Blind-bake the shell for 30 minutes. Remove the pie weights and foil or parchment and bake 5 minutes more. Set the cooked crust aside as you prepare the filling.
Filling
  1. Toss half of the diced tomatoes with 1⁄2 teaspoon salt and 1⁄2 teaspoon sugar. Set them over a colander to drain while you get everything else ready, at least an hour.
  2. Lower your oven to 375°. In a medium sauté pan or skillet, melt the butter and then add the onion and 1⁄2 teaspoon salt. Cook over medium-low heat until deeply caramelized. This will take about 45 minutes. If the onion gets away from you and burns a little, add 1⁄4 cup of water to the pan, scrape up the overbrowned bits, and keep going. In the end, you have a scant 2⁄3 cup caramelized onion.
  3. Toss the remaining diced tomatoes with 1⁄2 teaspoon salt, thyme, and olive oil. Spread in a single layer on a sheet tray with as much room separating the individual pieces as possible. Slide the tray onto the middle rack of your oven and roast for 30-35 minutes. You're looking for the tomatoes to dry out and brown slightly.
  4. Once all the individual components are done, stir together the onion, garlic, the fresh and roasted diced tomatoes, the remaining salt, sugar, black pepper, and basil.
Topping
  1. In a separate, smaller bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, fontina, and Parmigiano. Spoon the filling into your blind-baked crust. Top with the cheese mixture and tomato slices. Bake in the middle of your oven for 30 minutes. You can serve this warm or at room temperature.
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Grain-Free Fish Tacos

A recipe from our VegOut! Ambassador The Informal Grub

Grain-Free Fish Tacos
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4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
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4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
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  1. Preheat the oven to 425
  2. To prepare the white fish, brush the bottom of a pyrex dish with grapeseed oil and then add the fish
  3. Brush the fish with grapeseed oil and season with chili powder, paprika, minced garlic, pink salt, PP and top with diced and deseeded jalapeños (keep the seeds if you like it hot, hot, hot)
  4. Place fish into the oven and cook for 9 minutes or until the fish becomes flaky
  5. While the fish is cooking, add the onion, tomato, jalapeño, mango and lime juice to a bowl and refrigerate
  6. If you have double stacked ovens, turn your second oven to ‘keep warm’ and add the tortillas straight onto the rack. If you only have one oven, once the fish is done and cooling, add the tortillas straight to the rack, but turn off the heat and simply close the oven door. The leftover heat with heat the tacos up. The tacos should be done in 3-5 minutes
  7. Plating: Grab your tortilla and top with fish, mango salsa, avocado, micro green and some extra lime juice or hot sauce
  8. Enjoy!
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Arugula, Delicata Squash + Pomegranate Salad

A recipe from our VegOut! Ambassador The Informal Grub.

Arugula, Delicata Squash + Pomegranate Salad
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2-4 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-4 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Arugula, Delicata Squash + Pomegranate Salad
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2-4 people 20 minutes
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20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-4 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place the delicata squash on a sturdy cutting board. Cut the squash in half lengthwise, then then scrape out the seeds and pulp. Although you can peel the squash, it isn’t necessary because the peel becomes tender during roasting. You won’t need to whole squash for this recipe so feel free to cook it all or store half un cooked for another day.
  3. Cut the halved squash into slices about 1/4 inch thick. Arrange the slices evenly in a oiled baking dish.
  4. Bake the squash for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove the baking dish from the oven and set aside
  6. If you bought a whole pomegranate vs buying from a pre-seeded container, cut the pomegranate in fourths, fill a bowl with water, dunk each pomegranate slice under water and remove the arils that way. The pulp will float and the arils will sink making it easy for retrieval. Remove the white pieces floating and strain the arils (seeds). Set aside.
  7. Put the pine nuts in a skillet and cook until lightly toasted. Tip: they are done when they become aromatic or slightly browned. Keep your eye on these because they burn quickly. Put aside.
  8. In a large bowl, add the arugula, avocado, Treeline brand nut cheese, delicate squash, pine nuts, pomegranate seeds, broccoli sprouts and lightly toss with lemon juice and EVOO. Enjoy!
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Maple Roasted Acorn Squash with Millet, Grapes + Autumn Leaves

Recipe by VegOut! Challenge Ambassador & Chef Erin O’Leary Stewart of DEFINE Foods

Maple Roasted Acorn Squash with Millet, Grapes + Autumn Leaves
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Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Maple Roasted Acorn Squash with Millet, Grapes + Autumn Leaves
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4 people 20 minutes
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20 minutes
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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. To make the dressing, whisk together the Dijon, maple and vinegar. Drizzle in the olive oil, whisking to combine. Season to taste with sea salt and pepper. Set aside.
  3. To make the millet, place the millet in a small saucepan on low and allow to dry toast for a few minutes. Add the water and bring to a boil, then lower heat to a simmer. Cover and allow to cook, simmering for 15 minutes. Take off the burner and let sit, covered, for 5 minutes. Toss the cooked millet with some of the dressing and set aside. This can be done up to a day in advance. The longer the millet marinates in the dressing, the better. Store in the refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature before serving.
  4. Toss the squash, grapes and shallot in a large bowl with olive oil, sea salt and pepper. Spread onto a foil-lined half sheet pan and roast in the oven for 20 minutes until the squash is fork tender.
  5. To assemble, plate some of the squash rings on a platter or plate, layering with the millet, greens and grapes. Drizzle any pan drippings and spoon a little more dressing on top. Garnish with walnuts and sea salt. Serve at room temperature.
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Winter Kale Salad with Pear, Kumquat & Maple Vinaigrette

Recipe by VegOut! Challenge Ambassador & Chef Erin O’Leary Stewart of DEFINE Foods

Winter Kale Salad with Pear, Kumquat & Maple Vinaigrette
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2 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Winter Kale Salad with Pear, Kumquat & Maple Vinaigrette
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2 people 10 minutes
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5 minutes
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  1. To make the dressing, mix together the mustard, maple and vinegar in a small bowl. Whisk in enough extra-virgin olive oil slowly until the mixture becomes emulsified. Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste. Set aside.
  2. Slice the kumquats thinly and toss with good olive oil in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. In a large salad bowl, toss the kale, pear, pomegranate and kumquats together with the dressing. Plate onto salad plates and top with pumpkin seeds.
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