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Winter Comfort Food: Blush’s Baked Potato Stew

By AML Publisher
Photos Courtesy of Kevin E. McPherson

Baked Potato & Lobster Stew, Courtesy of Chef Nick Farina

Baked Potato & Lobster Stew
courtesy of Head Chef Nick Farina

Baby, It’s Cold Outside! So, AroundMainLine.com wants to warm you up with a tasty sampling of the Main Line’s best winter comfort food. Get some logs on the fire, a cozy blanket or two, grab your significant other and snuggle up with some of the best the region’s chefs and breweries (yes, we said breweries!) have to offer. Blush’s Nick Farina created this delicious lobster stew especially for AML.

Bon Appetit!
AML Publisher

Baked Potato and Lobster Stew
Recipe Courtesy of Head Chef Nick Farina
Blush Restaurant & Bar, Bryn Mawr, PA

Yields 2 servings, prep time 25 minutes

3 mashed potatoes
3 cups of chicken stock
1 tbsp of butter
½ cup heavy cream
¼ cup carrot (small dice)
¼ cup peppers
¼ cup sweet corn
¼ cup Spanish onion
1 tsp fresh thyme
8oz. lobster meat (large dice), you could also use shrimp

Take baked potatoes, peel skin and discard. Dice potato into 2×2 pieces. Place in stock pot and cover with chicken stock. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes.

In separate sauté pan sweat onions, peppers, carrots and corn in butter with fresh thyme.

Add in lobster meat to sauté pan cook through. Deglaze pan with white wine and then set aside.

Take potato and stock mixture and puree in blender until smooth. Add heavy cream until mixture becomes desired consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Add sautéed mixture to your pureed mixture. Garnish with fresh chive. Serve.

Romance is in the Air, Blush Restaurant & Bar will be the posh setting for AML’s Feb 6th PSPCA fundraiser, Be Mine on the Main Line.

Romance is in the Air, Blush Restaurant & Bar.

Blush recently introduced their lounge menu, offering Main Liners a quick, affordable and delicious bite to enjoy in their romantic bar. The lounge menu offers the perfect portion to pop in and enjoy before a Nova hoops game or after a great date night at Bryn Mawr Film Institute (www.brynmawrfilm.org), located conveniently just around the corner. Blush Restaurant & Bar will be the posh setting for AML’s Feb 6th PSPCA fundraiser, Be Mine on the Main Line.

Main Lounge Menu

Twin Crab Cake Sandwiches
roasted red pepper coulis, Maryland-style fingerling
potato salad 13.

Just a Burger
8oz. gruyere cheese, caramelized onions, cracked
pepper brioche 12.

Chicken & Sundried Tomato Pot Pie
rich homemade crust, baked to order 11.

Risotto
asparagus, cherry tomato, goat cheese 8.

Crab Salad
tomato, avocado, cucumber, red onion, mixed greens,
potato gaufrette, citrus vinaigrette 12.

Fish & Chips
tempura battered tilapia, truffle scented fingerling
chips, garlic aioli 15.

Spicy Rubbed Tuna
mixed greens, olives, cucumber, carrots, red onions,
avocado vinaigrette 11.

Kobe Sliders
trio of 3 oz Kobe beef burgers topped with gorgonzola,
gruyere, and jack cheeses, Best of Philly fries 18.
Sides 5.

Mac & Cheese
Grilled Asparagus
Best of Philly Fries
Apple Salad

Blush Restaurant & Bar (www.dineatblush.com) is located at 24 North Merion Avenue in Bryn Mawr, one block behind the Bryn Mawr Firehouse. Blush will be hosting Be Mine on the Main Line, AML’s February 6th fundraiser with the PSPCA. For party details, reference this site’s Buzz feature.

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