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A truly delicious dish you can include on your New Years Resolution diet

January 12th, 2012 No Comments

This might very well be the best dish I had in 2011…it’s only competition would be the roasted pork loin from the cover of bon appetit. These zucchini rolls, which I had fell in love with at the Enchantment Resort in Sedona (see my review here), are easy to make, healthy, and loaded with richness and flavor.  It’s the perfect cold weather meal to enjoy while you’re trying to slim down for the upcoming spring!

Many thanks to Chef Corey Shoemaker from the Mii Amo cafe at the Enchantment Resort for sharing!

Zucchini Rolls with Blackberry Compote

  • 4 each zucchini, sliced lengthwise on a mandolin
  • 1 cup red quinoa, cooked and cooled
  • 1 cup yellow quinoa, cooked and cooled
  • 1 each onion, diced
  • 2 each carrot, diced
  • 2 each granny smith apple, diced
  • ¼ cup cherries, dry
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic, chop
  • Salt and pepper to taste

1.     Place sliced zucchini on a sheet tray bake for 5 min. until soft in 350 deg oven.

2.     Sauté onion, celery, carrot and apple until soft then add to the cooked and cooled quinoa.

3.     Add cherries, garlic and syrup.

4.     Season.

5.     Place sliced, cooled zucchini on a sheet of plastic wrap overlapping the slices to form a base.

6.     Fill base sheet with quinoa mix and roll slices up wrapping in the plastic to seal into the roll with about a 2” diameter.

7.     Chill, cut into 2 “ pieces and heat to order.

8.     Serve over sautéed spinach with black berry compote.

Blackberry Compote

  • 2 pint fresh blackberries
  • 1 onion, caramelized
  • ¼ cup raw sugar
  • 1/3 cup 25 yr old balsamic
  • Salt and pepper to taste

1.     Toss berries in the sugar to coat.

2.     Combine onions and berries, cook until soft.

3.     Add balsamic and reduce by 1/3.

4.     Cool, blend and strain.

If you don’t make this compote, you can sub with a simple balsamic reduction.  Maybe add some blackberry jam to it!

(Full disclosure:  Enchantment Resort provided media rates or my stay.)

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