I love cooking with nuts. I rarely do because I stick to tried and true recipes that are fast and satisfying. When I was asked to make a recipe with a twist using Fisher Nuts, I had no idea what to do. I ended up doing my willy-nilly type of cooking by looking at my what I have in my fridge and my pantry. I love taking different ingredients and making them into a tasty dish.
I found chicken, pasta, asparagus, mushrooms and cheese. I decided to make a summer casserole with fresh veggies and almonds. I browned the chicken then set it aside to cool and then cut it up into small pieces. In the meantime, I made a roux with flour, country crock spread, ground mustard, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, fresh thyme, beer and milk. Then I added some Gruyere and Cheddar cheese to the roux to make a cheese sauce.
I cooked the mushroom and asparagus with some Fisher almonds. I actually used the same recipe I use to make green beans that I saw on the Fisher site. The recipe from Chef Alex Guarnaschelli is one of my favorites so I figured if I made asparagus and mushrooms the same way, it would be just as tasty. It was.
When I had the pasta cooked, I layered the ingredients into a casserole dish and added the sauce. Then I mixed bread crumbs, butter and almonds to make a topping. I placed it in the oven at 300 degrees for an hour.
I loved making a casserole with a Fresh Twist. The casserole was a perfect summer meal because it was full of yummy veggies. You can even make this dish without the chicken and go vegetarian!
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· $75 Visa gift card
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· Fisher Chef’s Naturals Walnut Halves & Pieces
· Fisher Pecan Halves
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Rules: One entry per person per day. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and the winner will have 48 hours to reply back before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older.
Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. I am not responsible if sponsors do not fulfill prize. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.