Central Oregon’s Sunriver Hotel welcomed a brand new govt chef in March 2020 — and you recognize what took place subsequent. Substantial down time could have adopted, however no person at Sunriver sat round cloud looking at. As an alternative they launched into a number of formidable transforming tasks and a few eating place rebranding and menu rethinking.
Remaining 12 months, the family-friendly assets, positioned 15 miles south of Bend, reopened after a $40 million renovation with new sights — together with a year-round aquatic heart, entire with indoor pool, two-story waterslide and lazy river-type enjoy — in addition to a golfing route and spa and a lineup of seasonal actions that vary from snowboarding and snowshoeing to horseback driving and rafting.
Exec chef Joshua Hedrick’s seasonal, produce-forward delicacies is now taking a starring function on the lodge’s 9 eating places and cafes, from Sunriver’s Hotel Kitchen to the Owl’s Nest.
Some of the sights on Hedrick’s breakfast menu: a decadent Crab Cake Benedict that provides spinach and a beneficiant amount of unpolluted herbs to the vintage dish. No English cakes or Canadian bacon concerned right here, simply seafood, calmly sautéed vegetables, Hollandaise and eggs cooked any means you like.
“Right here within the Hotel Kitchen, we poach them for this dish,” he says. “I like the runny yolk paired with the crispness of the crab cake. I additionally upload a little of calmly sautéed spinach or different seasonal inexperienced so as to add some freshness to the dish.”
Sunriver’s Crab Cake Benedict
Serves 8 to twelve
1 pound Dungeness crab meat, picked over
3 oz lobster meat, minced
3 oz halibut, pureed
¼ cup celery, finely chopped
½ cup purple bell pepper, finely chopped
½ cup inexperienced onion, finely chopped
½ cup Italian flat leaf parsley, minced
3 tablespoons every contemporary dill, marjoram, oregano and tarragon, minced
Salt, pepper to style
5 crushed eggs and panko bread crumbs, for coating the crab truffles
Oil or butter for cooking
3 egg yolks
1 tablespoon contemporary lemon juice
1 tablespoon water
10 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature, lower into 1 tablespoon items, divided use
1/4 teaspoon salt
Freshly flooring black or white pepper
Pinch cayenne pepper, non-compulsory
1 to two eggs in keeping with particular person, poached or cooked as you like
Calmly sautéed spinach
For the crab truffles: Drain the crab really well. In a big bowl, combine the crab with the lobster, halibut, celery, purple pepper, inexperienced onion, parsley and different contemporary herbs. Season smartly. (Chances are you’ll need to sauté a small patty of the mix so you’ll style it earlier than including extra salt.) Portion the crab truffles into 4 ounce or ½-cup truffles.
Arrange one pan with the egg wash and a 2d pan with panko. Bread the crab truffles by way of first gently dipping them within the egg wash, then coat them smartly within the panko. Refrigerate straight away.
For the hollandaise: In a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan, mix the egg yolks, lemon juice and water. Off the warmth, whisk till the egg yolks double in quantity. Set the pan over low warmth and slowly upload 1 tablespoon. Whisking continuously, cook dinner the sauce very gently till the eggs are thick, faded, and fluffy. The whisk will have to depart trails within the sauce. This may take as much as 5 mins. Don’t skimp in this step! It’s what makes a skinny, so-so hollandaise right into a sensational sauce with frame.
As soon as the egg aggregate is thick, start whisking in the rest softened butter, one tablespoon at a time. Make certain every addition of butter is absolutely integrated into the sauce earlier than whisking within the subsequent piece. It will take as much as 10 mins and you’ll want to transfer the pan off and on the burner to keep an eye on the warmth and save you the sauce from cooking too briefly.
As you whisk in additional butter the sauce will develop in frame. Whilst you’ve added the entire butter, cut back the warmth as little as it is going to move or take away the pan from the warmth altogether. Upload the salt, some freshly flooring pepper and a pinch of cayenne, to style. Stay heat.
To construct the overall dish, get started by way of calmly frying the crab truffles in a skillet with oil or butter till they’re golden brown on each side. Whilst the crab truffles are completing, poach or cook dinner the eggs for your liking. Calmly saute the contemporary spinach or every other seasonal inexperienced.
To serve, position two crab truffles on every dish. Best with the sautéed vegetables adopted by way of the poached eggs. End with Hollandaise. Serve contemporary fruit along.
— Courtesy chef Joshua Hedrick, Sunriver Hotel, www.sunriverresort.com