crème fraiche, as desired. · Finish with a dusting of apple pie spice and Morton® Coarse Sea Salt. Mashed Potato Recipe Ingredients 1 ea large sweet potato 1 tsp Morton Kosher Salt 1/2 tsp black pepper 1 tsp olive oil Directions · Preheat oven to 350 F. · Rub sweet potato with Morton Kosher Salt, black pepper and olive oil and wrap tightly in aluminum foil. · Bake in a baking dish in the oven for 35-40 minutes, or until fork tender. · Remove from oven, peel once cool enough to touch, and mash with a fork. Granola Recipe Ingredients 2 cups rolled oats 1 cup slivered almonds ¼ cup honey ¾ tsp Morton® Coarse Sea Salt 1 tbsp browned butter Directions · Preheat oven to 250F. · Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and pour into a baking dish. · Cook for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes to toast evenly. · Remove from oven and let cool. · Use handful of granola to top the waffle, as desired. AM: What does a Richard Blais Thanksgiving meal look like? RB: A few variations of turkey! A traditional roasted one and then something experimental for that year. This year I’m in Italy, so maybe porchetta for thanksgiving! And lots of sides! Mac and cheese, braised greens, homemade bread, but always CANNED cranberry jelly! Don’t judge!
AM: What tips do you have in making a moist turkey that guests will enjoy? RB: The key to a moist, flavorful turkey – it’s all about the brine! Brining really helps to lock in the birds’ natural juices. My tips on brining – ask Alexa. With the Alexa skill, Morton Brine Time, you simply call out for help and you get step-by-step answers to all your brining questions. AM: We know that you enjoy truffle hunting – any tips that you can give us when we have the opportunity to do so? RB: You need time, a good guide, and an amazing dog. I’m no expert, but I forage regularly in California for all sorts of wild foods, and I recommend it as a fun family hiking activity. Just know what you are grabbing and consult a field book, or expert always! AM: We know that you are a busy guy with a number of restaurants, appearing on shows etc., but when you’re home, where would we find you grabbing a bite/cocktail, working out and doing a little shopping? RB: I travel so much I feel like it’s hard to pin down a routine, but I call North County San Diego home. You can find me running a trail or foraging when I’m not in the restaurants. PHOTOS COURTESY | RICHARD BLAIS