Thursday, March 16, 2017

Pesto Potatoes & Peppers w/ Clams :: Chef Mark Cleveland @ Ready.Chef.GO! ::

Microwave power level 8 for 5 1/2 to 6 mins or 450 oven or 25 to 30 mins
2 servings per 1 bag

1/2 Pound Small Potatoes, boiled
1/4 Pound Sweet Peppers
2/3 Cup Pesto
Salt & Pepper to taste
1 Pound Clams
1 Small Lime

Cut the potatoes & peppers into bite sized shapes & toss w/ the pesto & salt & pepper to taste.  Load into bag.  Top w/ fresh clams.  Slice the small lime and arrange around the clams, on top of the potato pesto mix.  Seal the bags for sale.

REHEATING INSTRUCTIONS: Microwave power level 8 for 5 1/2 to 6 mins or 450 oven or 25 to 30 mins, until the clams are open.  Let rest for 2 mins before opening the bag.

NOTE:  Ready.Chef.GO! bags allow for excellent texture in the microwave & fast high heat cooking in the oven.  The results are always succulent & tender.  You’ll taste the difference.  Rotate a variety of pesto flavors, potatoes & peppers.  Make this dish a rotating feast for the eye.  Use all sorts of peak season vegetables & seafood.  This classic version has craveability potential with customers picking it up weekly.

POINT OF SALE DISPLAY:  Build this display as an ongoing enticement.  This version w/ golden potatoes, sweet peppers & classic Genovese pesto starts the promotion.  Along side showcase weekly variations with flavored pesto, heirloom potato, seasonal vegetable & seafood options.  Add fresh salad fixings w/ dressings, breads, croutons, salad vegetables, fruits & nuts.  Add a full selection of great fresh bakery breads, both whole & sliced loaves with signage saying “Take home a loaf of fresh bread to soak up all these seafood pesto goodness in each bag.”  Display other gourmet seafood products like smoked salmon and cured fish as well as charcuterie.  Market w/ fresh crisp gourmet sodas, juices & ice teas.  Add a display of fresh fruit, gluten free & light desserts.  

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Blog post by Chef Mark Cleveland

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