Recipes for Mornings on 2 Friday

Whiskey Cider Smash
Makes 4 drinks

8 oz bourbon
16 oz apple cider
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

Combine and serve over ice with a lemon garnish

Endive with Humboldt Fog, honey and toasted almonds
Serves 8

2 to 3 heads endive (depending on size)
6 oz Humboldt Fog cheese
4 oz honey
1/2 cup almonds, slow roasted until deeply toasted, about 30 minutes at 325 degrees, rough chopped
1/4 bunch fresh chervil.  Sprigs picked into cold water to keep them fresh and bright

Trim endive leaves to be manageable size (no more than 2 bites).  Top with slice of cheese, drizzle of honey, and sprinkle of toasted almonds.  Top with chervil garnish.

Grilled New York Strip on baguette crisp with tarragon mustard and baby arugula
Serves 8

1/4 baguette, sliced crosswise into 1/4" thick slices, drizzled with olive oil, salt and pepper.  Toast 15 minutes at 325 or until light golden.
6 ounces NY Steak,  seasoned well with salt and pepper, grilled to Medium rare.
Mustard sauce:  combine 1/2 cup mayo with 1/4 cup dijon mustard and 1/4 bunch fresh tarragon, chopped fine
2 cups baby arugula

Prepare baguette toasts.  Mix up sauce.  grill steak.  
To serve:  Assemble toasts with mustard sauce.  Top with slice of grilled steak and top with leaf of baby arugula.

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