Recipes


 

Grilled Salmon Flatbreads with Fresh Blueberry Salsa
Chef Jacob Peck, Garden Café at the Chicago Botanic Garden


Ingredients:
• Spice Blend (recipe below)
• 1 garlic clove, minced
• 2 skinless salmon fillets (8 ounces each)
• 4 pita breads
• 1 cup fresh blueberries
• 1/2 avocado, diced
• 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
• 1/4 cup diced red onion
• 1 tablespoon minced jalapeño
• 1 teaspoon lime zest
• 3 tablespoons lime juice
• 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
• 1 bunch watercress, trimmed (about 2 cups)

Directions:
1. Spice Blend: In a small bowl, stir together 1 teaspoon each ground spices: coriander, cumin, fennel seed, cardamom and mustard seed; 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper.
2. Heat grill or grill pan to medium-high.
3. Sprinkle 4 teaspoons of the spice blend and the garlic on both sides of salmon; grill just until opaque in center, about 4 minutes per side.
4. With 2 forks, flake the salmon.
5. Grill the pita until toasted, about 30 seconds per side; place on 4 plates.
6. In a medium bowl, toss the blueberries, avocado, cilantro, onion, jalapeño, lime zest and 1 teaspoon of the remaining spice blend with the lime juice and oil.
7. Top pitas with watercress, salmon and blueberry salsa, dividing evenly.

Quick notes:

Number of servings (yield): 4 portions

Credit: U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council

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Savory Blueberry Pizza

Ingredients:
• 1 pound pizza dough
• 1-1/2 cups grated mozzarella cheese, divided
• 1/2 cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese
• 4 ounces diced pancetta (can also use bacon or ham if pancetta is not available), cooked and drained
• 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
• 1 cup fresh blueberries
• 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
• Freshly ground black pepper

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
2. Lightly flour a work surface.
3. Pat and stretch dough into a 10 x 14-inch oval; place on a large baking sheet.
4. With a fork, pierce dough in several places.
5. Leaving a 1-inch border, sprinkle dough with half the mozzarella, the gorgonzola, pancetta and red onion.
6. Bake until crust is golden brown, 12 to 14 minutes.
7. Sprinkle blueberries and remaining mozzarella over pizza; bake until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown, about 2 minutes longer.
8. Remove from oven; top with basil and pepper.

Quick notes:
Servings:  6

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All-American Chicken And Blueberry Sandwich

1/3 cup bottled vinaigrette dressing
1 tablespoon orange maramalade
1 tablespoon reduced fat mayonnaise
2 cups 1/2-inch cubes cooked chicken breast
2 cups blueberries
1/2 cup 1/2-inch cubes red bell pepper
2 small scallions, sliced (about 3 tablespoons)
Salt and ground black pepper
4 large slices whole grain country bread
4 slices (3/4-inch thick) iceberg lettuce (cut crosswise through center of head)
8 to 12 thin crosswise slices tomato

In a large bowl, combine vinaigrette, marmalade, and mayonnaise; set aside 2 tablespoons. Stir chicken, blueberries, red pepper, and scallions into remaining dressing in the bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste. Place one slice toast on each of 4 dinner plates; divide salad onto toast. Arrange lettuce and tomatoes beside sandwich and drizzle with reserved dressing.

YIELD: 4 servings
Recipe developed by Lewis & Neale for the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council

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Blueberry Chicken Salad Wraps


Ingredients
• 3 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
• 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
• ¼ cup finely chopped celery
• ¼ teaspoon salt
• 2 cups diced cooked chicken
• ¾ cup fresh blueberries
• 6 large lettuce leaves
• 6 (6-inch diameter) whole-wheat tortillas

Instructions
1. In a medium bowl, combine yogurt, mayonnaise, celery and salt
2. Gently stir in chicken and blueberries
3. To warm tortillas: on a microwave-safe plate, place a damp paper towel
4. Top it with a tortilla
5. Repeat to make a stack of paper towels and tortillas, topped with a damp paper towel
6. Microwave on high until hot, 30 to 60 seconds
7. Place warm tortillas on a counter
8. Top each tortilla with a lettuce leaf
9. Scoop about ½ cup chicken-blueberry salad on each lettuce leaf
10. Roll each tortilla into a cylinder
11. Cut each in half
12. Secure with toothpicks, if desired
13. Serve immediately or wrap tightly in foil and refrigerate

Number of servings (yield): 12

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Blueberry Turkey Burgers With Blueberry Ketchup

Ingredients:
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 3/4 cup fresh or frozen (unthawed) blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon minced lemongrass (optional)*
  • 1 teaspoon coarse black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 poppy seed hamburger buns
  • Lettuce and sliced red onion, optional
  • Blueberry Ketchup (recipe follows)

Directions:
  1. In a large bowl, combine turkey, blueberries, ginger, lemongrass and black pepper; mix well.
  2. Form mixture into 4 patties.
  3. Brush soy sauce on both sides of burgers.
  4. In an oiled skillet over medium-high heat, grill patties until cooked thoroughly, about 4 minutes each side.
  5. Serve on buns with lettuce, sliced red onion and blueberry ketchup.
* Peel away woody outer layer from the bottom portion of the lemongrass stalk; mince inner flesh.

Quick notes:
Yield: 4 portions

Blueberry Ketchup
Ingredients:
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen (unthawed) blueberries
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon pickled ginger (gari) or minced fresh ginger

Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine blueberries, onion, vinegar, sugar, ginger and salt.
  2. Bring to a simmer; cook about 15-20 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  4. Remove to blender or food processor; whirl until smooth.
  5. Refrigerate until ready to use. 

 


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Roast Cornish Game Hens with Sautéed Blueberries (top)

Chef/Owner Cory Schreiber Wildwood Restaurant, Portland, Oregon
Chef Schreiber sautés blueberries in butter with a splash of wine vinegar to make a wonderfully tangy sauce--guaranteed to enhance any fowl or game dish. Depending on the flavorings you choose, a basic blueberry sauce, salsa or chutney can go in many delicious directions.

  • 4 halves (about 3 pounds) Cornish game hens or squabs, halved
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 16 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 6 thyme sprigs
  • 1/3 cup shallot, minced
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

Preheat oven to 375F. Rub hens with balsamic vinegar; season with salt and pepper. Place on a rack in a roasting pan; roast until thigh juices run clear, about 35 minutes.
To prepare garlic: Blanch cloves in boiling water. In a skillet, combine 1 tablespoon of the butter, the honey, thyme, garlic and 1/2 cup water. Simmer until liquid is reduced to a syrup and garlic turns golden brown, stirring often, about 20 minutes; remove thyme sprigs.

To prepare sautéed blueberries: In a skillet, over medium heat, melt the remaining 1 tablespoon butter. Add shallots; cook and stir until tender, about 3 minutes. Add blueberries; cook until they soften, about 4 minutes. Stir in red wine vinegar; simmer until mixture has a saucy consistency, about 2 minutes.
To serve: Arrange each hen half on wilted escarole, if desired. Spoon sautéed blueberries and sweet garlic cloves around hens.

Yield: 8 portions (about 2 cups sauce)


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Neskowin Blueberry Salmon (top)

(by Kelly Andersson of Sutherlin, Oregon, 1st prize in Great Oregon Blueberry Recipe Contest!)

  • 1 cup Oregon blueberries
  • 2 Chinook salmon filets, 6-8 oz. Each
  • ½ fresh ruby red grapefruit
  • ½ cup crushed pineapple
  • 2 fresh limes
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 small Anaheim chile
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar

Generously butter a glass baking dish and spread pineapple in the dish. Sprinkle liberally with fresh ground black pepper. Slice the chile into very thin rings and arrange over the pineapple. Squeeze the juice of two limes over the chile slices, then lay the salmon filets over the sliced chile. Peel and trim the grapefruit, and cut it into bite-size chunks and arrange those over the salmon. Top with Oregon blueberries, sprinkle with brown sugar, and season generously with chili powder. Bake at 425° till top is bubbly and salmon is opaque. Serve with rice and fresh steamed asparagus or artichokes.

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Blueberry-Onion Sauced Pork Tenderloin

  • 3/4 to 1 pound pork tenderloin
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 medium onions, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup port wine or sweet sherry
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup chopped cherry tomatoes

Preheat broiler. Broil pork, turning occasionally, until cooked through, about 20 minutes. Remove to a platter; cover to keep warm. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter. Add onions, salt and pepper; cook until onions are golden, about 10 minutes. Add sugar; cook until onions are caramelized, 3 minutes longer Add port, balsamic, blueberries and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Thinly slice pork and serve with sauce.
Yield: 4 servings


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Grilled Chicken Salad with Fresh Blueberries,
Pecans and Honey-Poppy Vinaigrette

 

Ingredients:
• 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, 8 ounces each
• 1 clove garlic, minced
• 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
• 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided
• 1 cup pecans
• 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
• 1/2 cup white balsamic vinegar
• 1/4 cup honey
• 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
• 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
• 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
• 6 ounces arugula
• 6 ounces spinach
• 2 cups fresh blueberries
• 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese or feta

Directions:
1. Heat grill or grill pan to medium-high.
2. Sprinkle chicken with garlic, 1/4 teaspoon each of the salt and pepper.
3. Grill until internal temperature reaches 165°F, about 8 minutes per side; set aside to cool.
4. Heat oven to 375°F. Spread pecans on a cookie sheet; bake until fragrant, 5 to 7 minutes.
5. In a mixing bowl, whisk the balsamic, white balsamic, honey, mustard and remaining salt and pepper.
6. Continue whisking while gradually adding the olive oil. Stir in the poppy seeds; set aside.
7. With two forks, shred the chicken.
8. In a large salad bowl, toss the arugula and spinach with about ½ cup of the vinaigrette.
9. Top with chicken, blueberries, cheese and pecans and toss gently.
10. Reserve remaining vinaigrette for another use.

Quick notes:
Number of servings (yield): 8 portions

Please credit: U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council


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Blueberry, Apricot and Sweet Onion Salad

Adapted from a recipe by Chef Carole Peck, Good News Café, Woodbury, CT

Ingredients
• Sliced sweet red or white onion, rinsed: ½ cup (about 2 ounces)
• Kosher or sea salt: ¾ teaspoon
• Pitted fresh or dried apricot halves: 8
• Extra virgin olive oil: 5 tablespoons
• Blueberry Vinegar: 2 tablespoons (recipe follows)
• Fresh or frozen blueberries: 1 cup
• Arugula: 2 cups (packed)

Instructions
1. In a bowl, combine onion and salt
2. Let stand at least 2 hours (can be prepped and refrigerated up to 3 days)
3. Preheat broiler or grill
4. If using dried apricots, place in a bowl and cover with boiling water
5. Let stand for 5 minutes
6. Drain
7. Arrange apricot halves on a broiler pan, skin side up
8. Brush with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil
9. Broil until skins begin to brown, about 3 minutes
10. Cool
11. Cut in ¼-inch slices
12. Set aside
13. To prepare blueberry dressing: In a cup, whisk the remaining 4 tablespoons olive oil and 2 tablespoons of the Blueberry Vinegar
14. Rinse salted onion
15. Drain
16. In a bowl, toss arugula with half of the blueberry dressing
17. Arrange on four serving plates
18. In the same bowl, combine blueberries and onion
19. Toss with the remaining dressing
20. Arrange on serving plates, dividing equally
21. Garnish with apricot strips

Blueberry Vinegar Instructions
1. In a blender container, combine 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, ½ cup sugar and 2 cups white wine vinegar
2. Blend until puréed
3. Strain
4. Refrigerate until ready to use

Quick notes:
Blueberry Vinegar Yield: about 1 cup
Number of servings (yield): 4

 

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Blueberry Waldorf Salad (top)

  • 1 cup fresh or thawed frozen blueberries, divided
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups (about 4 ounces) baby spinach
  • 1 tart apple (e.g. Granny Smith), cored and thinly sliced
  • 2 ribs celery, cut into 1-1/2-inch matchsticks (about 1 cup)
  • 1/3 cup pecan or walnut halves, toasted

To prepare dressing: In a blender container, combine1/2 cup of the blueberries, oil, marmalade, lemon juice, mustard and salt; blend until a smooth, thick dressing forms. In a bowl, toss spinach with apple slices, celery, pecans and remaining 1/2 cup blueberries. Arrange equally on four serving plates. Just before serving, blend dressing again until smooth; drizzle over the salads. Serve immediately.

YIELD: 4 servings

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Wild Summer Greens with Oregon Blueberries & Tarragon Blue Cheese Blueberry Dressing (top)

 

Combine fresh wild greens and edible flowers for a light summer salad. Include any of the following:

Nasturtiums, Johnny Jump-Ups, Day Lilies, Spinach, Shiso, Sweet Cecily, Endive, Arugula, Belgian Endive, Lemon Mint, Beet Greens, Mustard Greens, Tarragon Leaves, Garnish with Red Onion and Orange Wedges. Top with Oregon Blueberries and dressing (as follows):

Tarragon Blue Cheese Blueberry Salad Dressing
In a small bowl, combine:

  • 2 tablespoons blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1 large clove garlic, pressed
  • 1/3 cup blueberry vinegar (purchase ready-made or use recipe that follows)
  • 2 tablespoons, plus ½-cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 clove chopped shallot
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped tarragon
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Mash together blue cheese into blueberry vinegar until cheese is well incorporated. Pouring slowly, in a steady stream, whisk in the olive oil. Add 1 clove chopped shallot, 1 tablespoon minced fresh tarragon and 1 teaspoon honey. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Per serving: 130 calories (1.5% from protein, 96.4% from fat, 5.1% from carbohydrate), 0g protein, 14g fat, 2g carbohydrate, 60mg sodium, 1 mg cholesterol, 34 mg potassium.


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Blueberry-Shirmp Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette (top)

  • 3/4 pound (about 20) shelled medium-size shrimp, boiled or grilled
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup toasted Hazelnut pieces
  • 1/2 cup edamame or green peas, cooked
  • 5 ounces (about 4 cups) mixed salad greens
  • Lemon Vinaigrette (recipe follows)
  • 2 ounces (about 1/2 cup) firm white cheese, such as feta, crumbled

In a large salad bowl, toss shrimp, blueberries, Hazelnut pieces, edamame or peas and salad greens. Evenly divide salad onto six plates; drizzle with Lemon Vinaigrette. Sprinkle cheese around edges of salad.

YIELD: 6 portions

Lemon Vinaigrette: In a small mixing bowl, whisk 1/4 cup vegetable oil, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon

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Berry Baked Apples (top)

  • 4 baking apples, such as Rome Beauty, Fuji or Northern Spy
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit, such as blueberries, raisins and/or cranberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup frozen, fresh or drained canned blueberries
  • 1/2 cup apple juice

With a paring knife or apple corer, remove cores from the apples; with a knife, peel the top half of the apples. In a small bowl, toss dried fruit and cinnamon; set aside. In four microwavable bowls* (each large enough to hold one apple), place 2 tablespoons blueberries and 2 tablespoons apple juice. Place prepared apples on top of blueberries and evenly divide dried fruit mixture into the cavities and around the apples. Loosely cover each apple with plastic wrap or waxed paper; microwave until apples are tender, about 6 to 8 minutes. Allow to cool. Cover and refrigerate, if desired. Serve warm or cold for breakfast, snack or dessert. Yield: 4 portions

* Alternately, use a glass pie plate or square baking pan large enough to hold 4 apples.

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Blueberry Compote (top)

In a small pan, combine 2 packages (4.4 ounces each) fresh blueberries and 1/4 cup maple syrup. Over high heat, bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer just until the first berry pops, 1 to 2 minutes. In a cup, combine 2 tablespoons water and 2 teaspoons cornstarch. Stir mixture into blueberries; cook and stir until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in 1 teaspoon lemon juice or 1 teaspoon vanilla.

YIELD: 8 portions, about 3 tablespoons each


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Oregon Blueberry Chutney (top)
This recipe developed by Chef Greg Higgins of Portland.

  • 4 cups Oregon blueberries
  • 1 large yellow onion, finely chopped
  • ¼-cup white wine vinegar
  • ¼-cup sugar
  • ¼-cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons Madras curry powder
  • ½-teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

In a medium non-corrosive saucepan, combine all chutney ingredients, except mint, and bring to a low boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and cook gently until onions are tender and chutney has thickened, 25-30 minutes. Stir often to avoid scorching. Remove from heat and allow to cool before adding mint. Also serve as sauce on grilled salmon, poultry, pork or Ahi tuna.

Nutritional analysis: Each tablespoon provides 17 calories, 5% from protein, 95% from carbohydrate, 0% from fat, 0g protein, 4g carbohydrate, 0g fat, 15mg sodium, 0mg cholesterol.

 


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Blueberry Vinaigrette (top)

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons Blueberry Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

In a cup, combine olive oil, Blueberry Balsamic Vinegar, salt and pepper. Serve on salad greens tossed with fresh or dried blueberries.
Yield: about 1/2 cup


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Savory Oregon Blueberry Sauce (top)

A versatile sauce that imparts flavor to your meats without the added fat of a traditional gravy. Delicious over chicken, lamb, pork or ham.

  • 1½-cups Oregon blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons chopped shallots or onions
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • ½-teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • ¼-teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • ½-cup dry red wine
  • ½-cup water

SautŽ shallots in butter or margarine in small saucepan.* Add flour and herbs. Cook and stir until mixture bubbles and thickens. Gradually add wine and water. Stir in Oregon Blueberries. Cook and stir until mixture thickens and boils. Simmer 2 minutes. Makes 2½-cups.

*When serving sauce with pan-fried or braised meats, drain excess fat and prepare sauce in skillet, stirring in crusty bits from the bottom of the pan.

Per ¼-cup serving: 48 calories (3% from protein, 54% from fat, 38% from carbohydrates), 0.4g protein, 2.5g fat, 4.5g carbohydrates, 4mg sodium, 6mg cholesterol, 0.6g fiber.


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Oregon Blueberry Coulis (top)

Balsamic vinegar and citrus liven up the flavor of this simple sauce. Great over lemon desserts and other cool summer concoctions.

Yield: 2½-cups

  • 2 cups Oregon blueberries
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lime or lemon juice

Blend all ingredients in food processor about 3 minutes. Strain to remove pulp. Refrigerate.

Nutritional analysis: Each ¼-cup serving provides 43 calories, 0g protein, 0g fat, 11g carbohydrates, 4mg Vitamin C, 2mg calcium, 2mg sodium, 0mg cholesterol, 2% protein, 2% fat, 96% carbohydrate.

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Blueberry-Ginger Sauce

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons peeled, grated fresh ginger
  • 4 cups fresh or frozen blueberries


In a small pan over high heat, stir 2/3 cup water, sugar and fresh ginger; bring to a boil and cook 1 minute. Stir in half the blueberries; continue to cook and stir until they begin to burst, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in remaining blueberries. Allow to cool; may be covered and refrigerated for up to 3 days. Serve over waffles, frozen yogurt, or lemon sorbet.

YIELD: 6 (1/2-cup) portions

 

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Blueberry-Stuffed French Toast (top)

  • Cooking spray
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons sugar, divide
  • Pinch salt, optional
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries (thawed and drained, if frozen)
  • 8 slices (1-1/4 inches thick) Italian bread
  • 1/3 cup chopped hazelnuts

Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray. In a medium bowl beat eggs, peel, juice, 2 tablespoons of the sugar and the salt until well blended. Pour into a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan; set aside. In a small bowl combine blueberries and the remaining 1 tablespoon sugar; set aside. With the tip of a sharp knife, cut a 1-1/2-inch wide pocket in the side of each bread slice. Fill pockets with reserved blueberry mixture, dividing evenly. Place filled slices in egg mixture. Let stand, turning once, until egg mixture is absorbed, about 5 minutes on each side. Arrange bread on prepared baking sheet; sprinkle with hazelnuts. Bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes, turning slices after 10 minutes. Serve with Blueberry Orange Sauce, recipe below.

Yield: 4 portions


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Blueberry Polenta Cake (top)

  • 1 cup cake flour (or 1 cup minus 2 tablespoons all-purpose four)
  • 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon rind, packed
  • 1 package (4.4 ounces) fresh blueberries (about 1 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar, optional


Preheat oven to 350¾F. With parchment or wax paper, line the bottom of a 9-inch cake pan and spray well with cooking spray. In a small bowl, stir together flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar, oil, egg, yogurt, lemon juice and rind; fold in flour mixture until just combined, then fold in blueberries. Transfer to prepared pan; bake until cake springs back when gently pressed in the center, about 35 minutes. Cool pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. With a knife, loosen edges before inverting cake onto a cake plate to cool to room temperature. Just before serving, sift confectioners’ sugar over the top or serve with Blueberry Compote, if desired.

YIELD: 8 portions

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Lemony Blueberry Cheese Tart (top)

  • 1 (9-inch) frozen pie crust, thawed
  • 1 container (8-ounce) or 1 cup mascarpone cheese
    or 1 package (8-ounce) cream cheese, softened
  • 5 tablespoons lemon curd*, divided (purchased or homemade from recipe below)
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries

Preheat oven to 375°F. Press the pie crust into a 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom, or leave in the original aluminum pie tin. With the tines of a fork, pierce the bottom and sides. Bake until lightly browned, about 10 minutes; refrigerate until cool, about 10 minutes. In a small bowl, stir together cheese and 3 tablespoons of the lemon curd until smooth. (If mixture is too thick to spread, stir in a small amount of milk.) Spread mixture in the bottom of the cooled tart shell. In a medium-size bowl, gently stir the blueberries and the remaining 2 tablespoons lemon curd until thoroughly combined. Spoon the blueberries evenly over the mascarpone layer. Cover and chill 2 hours. To serve, remove the sides of the tart pan if used; cut into wedges.

YIELD: 8 servings

* Lemon curd can be found in the jam and jelly section of the supermarket.



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Blueberry-Watermelon Frosty
(top)

  • 1 container (6 ounces) frozen lemonade or limeade concentrate, unthawed
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2 cups watermelon cubes, seeds removed
  • 1 cup ice cubes

In a blender container, combine lemonade concentrate, blueberries and watermelon. Purée until very smooth. Add ice cubes; blend until mixture is slushy. Add sugar, if needed.

YIELD: 4 portions (about 5 cups)

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Blueberry and Custard-Filled Star Puffs
(top)

  • 1 sheet (from a 17-ounce package) frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 package (3-3/8 ounces) instant vanilla pudding and pie filling
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 container (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 pint (about 2 cups) fresh blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • Confectioners sugar

Preheat oven to 400°F. On a work surface carefully unfold puff pastry; with a rolling pin roll pastry out 1/2-inch wider than its original dimension. Using a 3-inch star-shaped cookie cutter*, cut out 12 stars. With a spatula transfer stars to an ungreased baking sheet 1 inch apart. Bake until puffed and golden, about 15 minutes. Transfer stars to a wire rack; cool slightly. Using a sharp knife cut stars in halves horizontally; cool completely. To prepare sauce: In a medium bowl place pudding mix and milk. Using an electric mixer, beat until mixture is smooth, about 2 minutes. Fold in sour cream; refrigerate covered, until thickened, about 15 minutes. In another medium bowl combine blueberries, sugar, mint and orange peel; refrigerate covered, until ready to serve. Using a small strainer sprinkle tops of stars with confectioners sugar: set aside. To serve: On each dessert plate place 2 star bottoms; spoon on 1/3 cup sauce and 1/3 cup blueberries; top with 2 reserved star tops.

YIELD: 6 servings

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Blueberry and Citrus Sorbet "Layer Cake"

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons blueberry preserves or jam, divided
  • 1 pint orange sorbet, slightly softened
  • 1 pint lemon or other citrus sorbet, slightly softened
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

Line the bottom and sides of an 8 x 4 -inch loaf pan with a double layer of waxed paper, folding the paper to fit smoothly. In a small bowl, stir together walnuts and 1/4 cup of the blueberry preserves; set aside. Spoon orange sorbet into the lined pan, smoothing the top to make an even layer. Spread the reserved walnut-preserves mixture evenly over the orange sorbet. Spoon the lemon sorbet evenly over the preserves and smooth the top. Cover tightly with aluminum foil. Freeze several hours or overnight. Just before serving, in a medium bowl, stir remaining 2 tablespoons preserves until smooth; fold in fresh blueberries. Invert the cake onto a chilled serving plate. Remove the pan and waxed paper; spoon about one-fourth of the blueberry mixture down the center of the cake. Cut the cake into 8 (1-inch) slices. Serve on chilled dessert plates; top each slice with a spoonful of the remaining fresh berry mixture. Serve immediately.

YIELD: 8 portions

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Blueberry-Apricot Pot Pies (top)

  • 1 9-inch round refrigerated pie crust (from a 15-ounce package)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 3 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup dried apricots cut into 1/4-inch pieces

Preheat oven to 375°F; lightly butter four 3/4-cup (6-ounce) baking cups. Place pastry flat onto a floured board; invert a baking cup 1/2-inch from the edge of the pastry; with a small sharp knife, cut out a circle 1/2-inch larger than the cup; repeat to make 4 rounds; cut a small hole in the center of each. In a medium bowl, combine sugar and cornstarch; add blueberries and apricots; toss to coat; divide equally among the buttered cups. With water, lightly moisten the rim of each cup; place a pastry round on each cup; fold under the edge and crimp. Repeat. Place cups on a rimmed baking pan. Bake until the filling just begins to bubble, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool 5 to 10 minutes. Serve warm. Or, bake earlier and reheat in a 375°F oven until warm.

YIELD: 4 portions



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Quick and Light Blueberry Betty
(top)

  • 1/3 cup blueberry preserves
  • 3 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 5 slices white bread, torn into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup

In 8-inch square (2-quart) microwavable dish, stir blueberry preserves with 2 tablespoons water. Place in microwave; cook on high until preserves melt, about 30 seconds; stir in blueberries. Return to microwave; cook until blueberries are hot, but not bursting, 1 to 2 minutes. Meanwhile, in food processor place bread; whirl until coarsely crumbled; set aside. In large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter. Add breadcrumbs and almonds. Cook, stirring frequently, until golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in maple syrup; cook and stir until mixture begins to thicken, about 1 minute. Remove from heat. Top blueberries with crumb mixture. Serve immediately or allow to cool; serve with lemon sorbet or sherbet, if desired.

YIELD: 6 portions


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Blueberry Trifle (top)

  • 2 cups fresh blueberries, divided
  • 4 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 container (6 ounces) nonfat vanilla yogurt
  • 4 ounces neufchatel cheese (reduced-fat cream cheese), at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons sweet sherry or orange juice
  • 2-1/2 cups fat-reduced frozen pound cake cut in 1/2-inch cubes (half of 10 to 11 ounce package)

In small saucepan, stir together 1/2 cup of the blueberries, 2 tablespoons of the sugar, the cornstarch, and 3/4 cup water. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until sauce is clear and thickened and berries pop, about 5 minutes; cool. Add 1 cup of the blueberries. Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine yogurt, neufchatel cheese and remaining 2 tablespoons sugar until smooth; stir in sherry. To serve in individual 6- to 8-ounce glasses: Spoon about 1/4 cup of the cake cubes into the bottom of each glass; top with heaping tablespoon of the blueberry sauce and about 1-1/2 tablespoons of the yogurt mixture; repeat; garnish each glass using remaining 1/2 cup blueberries. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Alternatively, serve Blueberry Trifle in 1-quart glass bowl by arranging in layers, half of the cake cubes topped with half of the blueberry sauce and yogurt mixture; repeat. Garnish with remaining 1/2 cup blueberries. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours.

YIELD: 4 portions

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Oregon Blueberry-Lemon Squares (top)

(by Lorely French of Forest Grove, Oregon, 2nd place)

  • 2 cups rinsed Oregon blueberries
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup (½ lb.) butter
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

Mix flour and ½ cup powdered sugar until blended. Mix in butter, cut into small pieces with a large fork until dough holds together when squeezed. Press evenly over the bottom of a 9x13-inch pan. Bake in a 350° oven until crust is golden brown, usually 20-25 minutes. While the crust is baking, whisk eggs together with granulated sugar, lemon peel, lemon juice and baking powder. Stir in Oregon blueberries. Pour egg mixture over warm, baked crust. Return to the oven and bake until the filling is firm and does not move when gently shaken, usually 20-25 minutes. Sprinkle with teaspoon powdered sugar and let cool at least 15 minutes. Serve warm or cool.

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Oregon Blueberry Calfoutis (top)

  • 1 pound Oregon blueberries
  • 3 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted melted butter
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup brandy
  • 1¼ cup whipping cream
  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour

Preheat oven to 350°. Place almonds on baking sheet and toast until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Coat six 4½x5½-inch baking dishes with butter and set aside. Place flour, 2/3 cup sugar, salt and almonds in a food processor. Pulse until mixture is finely ground and transfer to medium bowl. Add eggs, egg yolks, ¾ cup cream and vanilla to flour mixture. Whisk until smooth. Refrigerate bowl for 30 minutes. Wash and dry Oregon blueberries and place in a medium bowl. Add brandy and allow to marinate for 30 minutes. Divide the blueberries evenly among the baking dishes. Whisk butter into the batter and pour it over the blueberries. Place dishes on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Sprinkle dishes with remaining sugar. Bake until tops are golden and bubbling, about 15 minutes more. Whip the remaining cream. Serve calfoutis warm and topped with whipped cream.

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Red, White & Blueberry Parfaits (top)

 

Oregon blueberries make this simple parfait a true-blue American tribute, perfect for 4th of July get-togethers. Use stemmed plasticware for an easy yet elegant presentation.

  • 2 cups Oregon blueberries
  • 2 cups strawberries
  • White chocolate pudding (see own recipe or two 3-ounce packages of instant fat-free white chocolate pudding)
  • White chocolate or whipped topping for garnish

Gently wash and thoroughly drain berries. Slice strawberries in half and set aside. Prepare pudding according to own recipe or package directions. Cover bottom of dessert glasses with Oregon Blueberries. Top with a layer of pudding. Place strawberries around glass with red sides facing out. Top with another layer of pudding, and a final layer of blueberries. Garnish with white chocolate shavings or whipped topping. Decorate with American flags. Serves 4-6.

Nutritional analysis (using fat-free pudding): Each serving provides 203 calories, 6g protein, 1g fat, 45g carbohydrate, 39mg Vitamin C, 211mg calcium, 484mg sodium, 3 mg cholesterol, 12% protein, 3% fat, 85% carbohydrate.

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Custard ˆ la Oregon Blueberries (top)

Combined with Oregon blueberries on a summer day, this custard provides a perfect flavor balance - and the color is striking! Allow about ½-cup Oregon Blueberries for each serving.

  • 4 cups Oregon blueberries
  • 4 cups skim milk
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼-cup plus 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon lemon extract
  • Oregon Blueberry Coulis (see accompanying recipe)

Scald milk by heating in heavy saucepan or double boiler until steam rises from the surface. For microwaves, heat milk 7-10 minutes in microwave-safe bowl until steam appears. In a separate bowl, whisk egg yolks, sugar and cornstarch together. Add half the hot milk to egg mixture and whisk until smooth. Pour egg mixture back into remaining hot milk. If you used a microwave for the first steps, transfer all to a heavy saucepan or double boiler at this point. Cook custard mixture, stirring over medium heat. NEVER BOIL. Custard will thicken and coat spoon when done. Remove from heat and stir in lemon extract. Pour into heat-resistant bowl and allow to cool to room temperature, stirring to release steam. Cover and refrigerate. When ready to serve, top with Oregon Blueberry Coulis and Oregon blueberries.

Nutritional analysis: Each serving with Oregon Blueberries provides 275 calories, 7g protein, 6g fat, 46g carbohydrate, 11mg Vitamin C, 178mg calcium, 76mg sodium, 214 mg cholesterol, 11% protein, 18% fat, 71% carbohydrate.

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Oregon Blueberry Ice Cream (top)

 
  • 2 pints Oregon blueberries
  • 1 quart whole cream
  • 2 egg yolks or equivalent pasteurized egg substitute
  • ¾-cup sugar
  • ¼-cup water
  • 1 lemon, juice & zest
  • pinch salt

Pick through Oregon Blueberries to remove any stems. Simultaneously melt sugar into water, lemon juice and zest to approximately 125°. In another pan, heat cream to about 100°. PurŽe berries. Add purŽed blueberries to simple syrup mixture while still 125° until bright blue not cooked.

In a large mixing bowl combine beaten yolks or egg substitute and a pinch of salt. Then slowly mix cream and yolks together, whisking constantly. Now add Oregon Blueberries to cream mixture. Place in refrigerator for 45 minutes to chill.

For best results, use a 5-quart ice cream maker with an electric motor top and wooden bucket. Chill to 45° with lots of ice and rock salt.

Makes about 1.5 quarts or about 12 half-cup servings.

Per serving: 360 calories (2.7% from protein, 76.5% from fat, 23.8% from carbohydrates), 2g protein, 31g fat, 32g carbohydrates, 36mg sodium, 147mg cholesterol.

 


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Blueberry Party Mix

Ingredients
• 1 cup dried blueberries
• 1 cup chopped walnuts
• 1 cup thin pretzels, broken
• 1 cup granola or other cereal

Instructions
1. In a large bowl, combine the blueberries, walnuts, pretzels and granola
2. Store in an airtight container
3. Best if used within a week

Quick notes
Yield: 4 cups

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Blueberry-Cucumber Salad

The super fresh flavors of blueberries and cucumber combine to make a salad that tastes as light and refreshing as it looks! Serve it with grilled fish or meats.

 

Ingredients
• 1 cucumber
• 2 cups (1 pint) fresh blueberries
• 2 tablespoons thinly sliced scallions
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 1 tablespoon lime juice
• ½ cup coarsely chopped cilantro or parsley leaves, loosely packed
• ¼ teaspoon salt
• 1⁄8 teaspoon black pepper
• ½ cup (2 ounces) crumbled feta cheese, optional

Instructions
1. With a sharp knife, cut the cucumber in half lengthwise
2. With the tip of a spoon, scrape out the seeds
3. Cut into thin slices
4. In a large bowl, toss cucumber, blueberries, scallions and cilantro
5. In a small bowl, whisk the olive oil, lime juice, cilantro, salt and pepper
6. Pour over the cucumber mixture and toss to combine
7. Sprinkle with feta cheese, if desired
Number of servings (yield): 6


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Blueberry-Wheat Berry Salad
Executive Chef David McHugh, SDSU Dining Services

 

Ingredients
• Hard winter wheat berries 1-1/2 cups
• Celery, finely chopped 1/2 cup
• Flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped 1/2 cup
• Scallions, finely chopped with some green 1/4 cup
• Fresh lemon juice 3 tablespoons
• Vegetable oil 2 tablespoons
• Salt 3/4 teaspoon
• White pepper 1/4 teaspoon
• Fresh blueberries 1-1/2 cups
• Dried blueberries 1/2 cup
• Walnuts, toasted, chopped 1/2 cup

Instructions
1. Rinse and drain wheat berries. In a large saucepan, place wheat berries and cover with 2 inches water; bring to boil; cover pan, reduce heat to simmer and cook until chewy, about 1 hour. Drain, rinse and allow to cool.
2. Place cooked, cooled wheat berries in a large bowl; stir in celery, parsley, scallions, lemon juice, oil, salt and pepper. Add fresh blueberries, dried blueberries and walnuts; toss just to combine.
3. Chill until service.

Quick notes

Number of servings (yield): 6 servings


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Blueberry Lemon Shooters

Ingredients
• Pound cake crumbs: 1-½ cups
• Prepared lemon curd: 1-½ cups
• Fresh blueberries: 1-½ cups
• Whipped cream: 1 cup

Instructions
1. Into 2 shot glasses (each about 2-½ ounces), layer half of the cake crumbs, the lemon curd and the blueberries
2. Top with a swirl of whipped cream
3. Refrigerate until ready to serve
Number of servings (yield): 12

 


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Blueberry Basmati Rice Pudding with Blueberry Cassis Sorbet
Chef Enoch Roshan, Morgan Stanley EDR (Restaurant Associates)

Ingredients
• Fresh blueberries: 2-½ cups, divided
• Sugar: ¼ cup, as directed
• Lemon juice: 2 tablespoons
• Creme de cassis: 1 tablespoon
• Milk: 5 cups
• Basmati rice: 1⁄3 cup
• Vanilla extract: ½ teaspoon
• Round rice paper spring roll wrapper: 1 (8-½ inches)
• Honey: 1 teaspoon
• Heavy cream: ½ cup

Instructions
1. To prepare blueberry cassis sorbet: In a blender, puree 2 cups of the blueberries, ¼ cup sugar, lemon juice and creme de cassis
2. Transfer puree to an ice cream maker
3. Freeze according to directions
4. Pack sorbet into a freezer container until ready to use
5. To prepare rice pudding: In a large saucepan, bring milk to a boil
6. Add rice
7. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes
8. Add ½ cup sugar to the rice mixture
9. Cook, stirring frequently, until the pudding is a thin consistency, 20 to 30 minutes
10. Remove from heat
11. Stir in the vanilla
12. Divide rice pudding, about a ½-cup each, to 6 serving dishes
13. Cool to rom temperature
14. Chill until ready to serve
15. To prepare crisp rice paper round: Preheat oven to 300 F
16. With scissors, cut six 2-½ inch rounds from spring roll wrapper
17. Lightly brush rounds with honey
18. Place on parchment-lined baking sheet
19. Bake for 10 minutes, cool to room temperature
20. In a medium bowl, whip cream with ½ teaspoon sugar until soft peaks form
21. To serve, spoon cream onto rice pudding
22. Place a ¼-cup oval ice cream scoop of sorbet on each rice pudding
23. Sprinkle with remaining ½ cup blueberries
24. Garnish with a crisp rice paper round

Number of servings (yield): 6


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Blueberry-Chocolate Mousse Tarts


Ingredients
• 1 cup half-and-half, divided
• 1-¼ teaspoons unflavored gelatin
• ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
• 6 (2-½-inch) round chocolate wafers
• 1 cup fresh blueberries

Instructions
1. In a large microwaveable bowl, place 1⁄3-cup half-and-half
2. Sprinkle gelatin over and stir to mix
3. Set aside to allow gelatin to soften for 5 minutes
4. Microwave on high until bubbles appear, 30 to 60 seconds
5. Add chocolate chips and stir until smooth then stir in remaining half-and-half
6. Cover and refrigerate until the mixture starts to set, 20 to 30 minutes
7. Meanwhile, line 6 muffin cups with paper or silicone cupcake liners
8. Place a chocolate wafer in each, crush to fit
9. Set aside
10. With an electric mixer, beat the chocolate mixture until smooth and fluffy
11. Fold blueberries into mousse
12. Spoon into cupcake papers
13. Cover loosely and chill until firm, about 2 hours
14. (Recipe can easily be doubled)

Quick notes:
Per portion: 163 calories; 10g fat; 6g saturated fat; 65mg sodium; 19g carbohydrate; 2g fiber; 3g protein
Number of servings (yield): 6

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Blue Witch’s Brew

Ingredients
• 1 package (12 ounces) frozen thawed blueberries or
• 2-½ cups fresh
• 1-¼ cups apple juice
• 1 cup vanilla ice cream
• ¼ cup milk
• ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Instructions
1. In blender combine blueberries, apple juice, ice cream, milk and cinnamon until smooth
2. Serve immediately
Quick notes
Yield: about 4 cup

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Blueberry Daiquiri

 

Ingredients
• Lime juice: 1-½ tablespoons
• Frozen or fresh blueberries: ½ cup
• Light rum: 1-½ ounces
• Crushed ice: 1 cup

Instructions
1. In an electric blender place lime juice, blueberries and rum
2. Blend until smooth
3. Add ice and blend until slushy
4. Garnish with blueberries skewered on picks circled with a strip of lime peel, if desired


Quick notes
YIELD: 1 cup

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Blueberry And Mint Spritzer
Chef Scott Samuel, Chef-Instructor Culinary Institute of America-Greystone

Ingredients
• Blueberries, fresh or frozen: 3 cups
• Simple syrup: 1 cup
• Lime juice: ½ cup
• Lemon zest: 2 tsp
• Mint leaves, torn: 1 cup
• Club soda: 4 cups
• Vodka (optional): 8 fl. oz
• Blueberries, fresh: 1 cup

Instructions
1. Make the blueberry base: Combine the first four ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil
2. Remove from the heat and add the mint leaves
3. Stir with wooden spoon to release the mint aromas
4. Chill completely and strain out solids into a container by pushing on the blueberries to extract as much juice as possible
5. For each drink: Combine 3 oz of the chilled blueberry base in a shaker with ½ cup ice cubes, 1 fl oz.
6. Vodka if using, and shake to muddle and strain into a chilled glass
7. Add 4 oz. club soda
8. Garnish with a few blueberries and a mint leaf

Quick notes
Yield: 8 (8 oz.) drinks
Number of servings (yield): 8

Developed as an industry service by the Culinary Institute of America for the US Highbush Blueberry Council


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BLUEBERRY SANGRIA

1-1/2 cups ready-to-serve blueberry juice
1-1/2 cups chilled white wine or apple juice
1/4 cup orange-flavored liqueur, optional
1 orange, sliced
1 lemon, sliced
1 cup fresh blueberries
1-1/2 cups chilled lemon-lime soda, such as Sprite

In a 2-quart pitcher, combine blueberry juice, wine and liqueur, if used. Add orange and lemon slices and fresh blueberries. Chill until ready to serve. Just before serving, stir in soda. Serve in tall glasses over ice cubes, if desired.

YIELD: 6 servings (about 1 quart liquid)

 

 



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