Dr Oz: 5 Best Kitchen Secrets From the Culinary Institute of America
Dr. Oz says the Culinary Institute of America is the core of cooking in America. Not only has it given us highly talented chefs, but it is also the place where recipes are tested until they are perfected and now it is your chance to hear some of their best-kept food secrets!
Dr Oz: Cook Like a Restaurant Chef
Jennifer Stack, a chef at the Culinary Institute of America, says home chefs can cook like pros if they know a few tricks and techniques and start with freshest ingredients. She says that while she always adds vegetables like carrots, onions and garlic to her cart at the grocery store because they build a wonderful flavor, there are a few other secrets Jennifer is ready to reveal to have you on your way to cooking like a restaurant chef.
Dr Oz: Trick to Get More Juice From Citrus Fruits
Place any citrus fruit in the microwave for 15 seconds to get more juice from it. Dr. Oz demonstrated on his stage and squeezed more than double the amount from the microwaved fruit!
Dr Oz: Sweet Potato Ice Cream Recipe
Have you ever considered Sweet Potatoes for dessert? You will now that you have this delicious and healthy recipe from the Culinary Institute of America!
Sweet Potato Ice Cream Ingredients:
- 1 cup sweet potato, cooked and mashed
- 1 1/4 cups part-skim ricotta cheese
- 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt, fat-free
- 1/2 cup Agave syrup
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon maple extract
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- *1 1/2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
Here is what you need to do:
- Mix all the ingredients in a food processor or blender until creamy. Serve and enjoy!
- *For a frozen treat, freeze the mixture in an ice-cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. If you do not have an ice-cream maker, simply add 1 1/2 teaspoons of gelatin for every 1 1/3 cup of sweet-potato mixture.
Calorie Comparison: Regular Ice Cream – 340 Calories, 20 grams Fat
Sweet Potato Ice Cream – 193 Calories, 4 grams Fat
Dr Oz: Culinary Institute Turkey Meatloaf Recipe
Jennifer shared her next healthy secret, which is to replace breadcrumbs with rolled oats in your favorite meatloaf recipe or you could try hers below!
Ingredients for 4 servings:
- 1 (20 oz) package ground turkey
- 1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped
- 4 oz baby portobello mushrooms, thoroughly chopped
- 1/3 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats diced to the size of bread crumbs
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon tomato paste
- 1 egg
Turkey Meatloaf Recipe Directions:
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium high. Add the onion and saute until it begins to soften. Stir in the mushrooms and continue to cook until soft but not browned. Add in the Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, rosemary, thyme and tomato paste. Stir to combine.
- In a bowl combine the broth and the oats to moisten. Mix in the egg.
- To a large bowl add the onion mixture, oat mixture and ground turkey and stir to combine. Form it into a loaf on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 45 minute, then spread the ketchup over the top of the meatloaf. Cook for an additional 45 minutes or until cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F.