Last week, we attended the Washington Apples Meet & Greet organized by FBAI (food blogger association of India) at St. Regis Hotel, Mumbai.
The event comprised of a wonderful workshop conducted by Chef Himanshu Taneja, Director of culinary, St. Regis hotel, Mumbai & his team where they demonstrated a few recipes created with the Washington Red Delicious apples & Granny smith apples. Followed by an interactive session with Washington Apple Commission representative Keith Sunderlal & International marketing director of Washington Apple Commission Rebecca lyons and from USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) Adam Branson.
Here are the recipes that Chef Himanshu demonstrated with Washington Apples:
Recipe 1: Puebla Avocado Tartare with Apple Chutney
Puebla Avocado- 2no
Green chili (chopped)-8gm
Coriander leaves (chopped)- pinch
Lettuce Lollo Rosso- 4 leaf randomly torn
Fresh lemon juice-15ml
Sliced & toasted French baguette- 4 nos sliced
For Apple chutney:-
Washington red delicious apple-4nos
Cut the Avocado into half, scoop out the fruit & chop it into fine brunoises
Mix all the ingredients, except the lettuce & the baguette, into a thick paste.
Keep it aside.
Apple chutney recipe
In a pan, heat water, sugar, apples & paprika.
Cook till it turns into a jam like consistency.
Keep it aside to cool.
Plating: Get the baguette out and top it up with the lettuce followed by Puebla Avocado Tartare and finally the Apple chutney. Your tartare is ready to serve!
Recipe 2: Seb ka chenna payesh
Reduced milk- 237ml
Washington Red delicious apple (grated)-2no
Angoori Chenna- 10-12 pcs
In a martini glass, add sweetened reduced milk.
Grate the apple & add the chenna to it. Stir it well and add it in the glass.
Top it up with almond slivers & pistachio slivers. Serve it and watch your guests relish it!
Post the event, was a high tea session, where we were treated with a delicious spread celebrating apples!
Apple & Raisin Scones, Apple & Mustard Quiche, Apple & Smoked Chicken Quiche, Appy Fizz Paani Puri, Apple Jam Bakewell Tart, Apple Jalebi and many more dishes were on the spread. Well, if apples can be so delicious, they are definitely going to keep the doctors away!