“Kwalitys” Chickpeas

Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons canola oil 1 teaspoon cumin seeds ¼ teaspoon black peppercorns 4 whole cloves 4 green cardamom pods 3 whole dried red chiles 1½-inch piece of fresh ginger, minced 4 fresh or 6 frozen curry leaves, torn into pieces (optional) 2 red onions, finely chopped 3 fresh hot green […]

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Acorn Squash Quesadilla

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 2 medium acorn squash 4 tablespoons canola oil (more for frying) 3 tablespoons diced white onion 1 tablespoon minced jalapeño 1 clove garlic, minced 2 peppers, roasted, peeled and cut into strips 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped Salt and pepper to taste 10-inch flour totillas 1 cup shredded Montery Jack cheese Tomatillo […]

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Almond Butter, Banana & Honey Panini

Makes 4 servings Ingredients Hearty, crusty whole grain bread, sliced ½ cup of either almond butter or peanut butter, chunky 2 bananas sliced lengthwise ½ teaspoon cinnamon ¼ cup honey 1 teaspoon canola oil Cooking spray Directions Preheat Panini grill (or you could use a grill pan with a heavy skillet as a weight). Spray […]

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Aloo Bonda Potato Dumplings

Makes 20 dumplings INGREDIENTS For the filling 2 pounds (about 5 medium) red potatoes, peeled and quartered ½ teaspoon turmeric 1 tablespoon plus 1½ teaspoons kosher salt 1½ tablespoons canola oil 2 teaspoons mustard seeds 24 curry leaves 3 to 6 dried chiles, coarsely crushed 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced 1 small jalapeño […]

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Apple Cider Gravy with Ginger Apple Bits

Makes 2 cups of gravy INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon canola oil 2 medium shallots, chopped fine 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 cup tart apples, chopped fine 1½ tablespoons fresh ginger, chopped super fine 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh marjoram, chopped fine ½ tablespoon fresh sage, chopped fine 1 […]

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Artichokes with Lemon Aioli Dip

INGREDIENTS 4 globe artichokes 2 lemons 1 recipe lemon aioli (see recipe) or any favorite vinaigrette DIRECTIONS Wash the artichokes to remove and grit between the leaves. Snap off the stems at the base, so the artichokes stand upright. Use kitchen shears to trim the tips of each leaf. Rub the cut leaves with lemon […]

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Asian Pork Meatballs with Sesame Spinach

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 small Spinach onion, minced 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons ginger, minced 2 pounds ground pork 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped 1 large egg, scrambled ¾ cup Panko breadcrumbs 1 teaspoon fish sauce 2 tablespoon soy sauce Sriracha (optional, to taste) Hoisin (optional, to taste) Canola oil Sesame oil 2 pounds […]

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Beef and Guinness Pie

Serves 8-10 INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped 2 tablespoons all purpose flour 2 pounds beef chuck, cubed into 1-inch pieces 2 tablespoons canola oil 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 medium yellow onion, chopped medium 3 carrots, peeled and chopped fine ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped 1 […]

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Beef Short Ribs, Potato Puree, and Brussels Sprouts

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS For the beef 2 pounds boneless beef short ribs, cut into 4 pieces Sea or kosher salt Extra virgin olive oil Season the beef very well, and seal individually in a sous vide or FoodSaver bag with 1 teaspoon olive oil. Cook in a water bath or in a combi at 54°C/129°F […]

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Brown Rice Fried Rice

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons canola or peanut oil 1 cup mixed vegetables (carrots, broccoli florets, peppers), chopped small ¼ cup frozen peas, defrosted ¼ cup water 1 small green chili, chopped fine 3 scallions, sliced thin 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine A 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped fine 2 cups cooked […]

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Carrot Soup with Cilantro-Lime Cream

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons canola oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 large yellow onion, chopped 1 teaspoon cumin 4 cups carrots, chopped 4 cups vegetable broth or water Juice of ½ a lime Salt Cilantro-Lime Cream, to garnish (recipe follows) DIRECTIONS In a heavy bottomed soup pot over medium heat, add canola oil. […]

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Chicken and Cashews

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 2 pieces skinless boneless chicken thighs, sliced thin ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon black pepper 3 tablespoons canola or peanut oil 1 red bell pepper, chopped 1 small green chili, chopped fine 4 cloves garlic, chopped fine A 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped fine 3 scallions, sliced thin (separate […]

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Chicken Paillards with Grilled Peach & Pepino Salsa

Serves 6 Ingredients 4 large chicken breasts, boneless skinless Salt/pepper 2 medium peaches, pitted and chopped fine 1 medium Pepino melon, seeds removed, peeled and chopped fine (1 cup chopped honeydew melon can be substituted) 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped 2 teaspoons jalapeño or serrano pepper, chopped fine ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped fine […]

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Citrus Aioli

Makes approximately ½ cup Ingredients 3 cloves garlic Juice of 1 lemon 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 teaspoon lime zest 1 large egg yolk ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard Coarse sea salt ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoon canola oil Freshly ground black pepper Directions Place garlic, lemon juice and zest, lime zest, egg […]

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Corn Curry

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS For green paste 1 fresh hot green chile, stemmed and cut in half ½ teaspoon cumin seeds 2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and cut into large chunks 12 fresh or 16 frozen curry leaves, torn into pieces (optional) ¼ cup fresh cilantro sprigs (with tender stems only) 2 tablespoons water For the […]

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Creamy Cauliflower & Spinach Soup

Serves 10 to 12 INGREDIENTS 4 tablespoons (½ stick) unsalted butter 2 tablespoons canola oil or extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, finely chopped 1 teaspoon ground peppercorns 1 medium red onion, chopped 4 garlic cloves, peeled 1 large or 2 small heads cauliflowers, cut into florets (about […]

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Crispy Okra Salad (Kararee Bhindi)

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS Canola oil 1-pound okra, stemmed and thinly sliced lengthwise ½ small red onion, thinly sliced 1 medium or 2 small tomatoes, cored, seeded, and thinly sliced ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves Juice of ½ lemon 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1½ teaspoons chaat masala DIRECTIONS Heat 2 inches of oil in a […]

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Cumin-Zucchini & Bell Pepper Tacos

Serves 4-6 INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 white onion, sliced thin 2 zucchinis, cut in half lengthwise and sliced thin 1 red bell pepper, sliced in strips 1 jalapeño, deseeded and thinly sliced Juice and zest of 1 lime 1 teaspoon cumin Salt Tortillas, for serving DIRECTIONS In a large sauté pan, over medium […]

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Curried Black-Eyed Peas

Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS ¼ cup canola oil 4 whole cloves ¼ teaspoon black peppercorns 6 green cardamom pods 1-inch piece cinnamon stick 3 whole dried red chiles ½ teaspoon cumin seeds 2 bay leaves 1½-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced 1 large red onion, finely chopped 2 teaspoons salt, or to taste […]

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Dark Cherry Port Gravy

Makes 2 cups of gravy INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon canola oil 2 medium shallots, chopped 3 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped ½ cup dried cherries, chopped fine 1 cup tawny port ½ cup pomegranate juice 1 cup chicken broth ¼ heavy whipping cream (optional) PREPARATION In a medium sauté pan, heat butter and oil […]

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Fish Tacos with Cilantro Crème Fraiche

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS For Sauce 1 jalapeño, deseeded and chopped fine (set aside half for tacos) ½ cup crème fraiche ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped fine Pinch of lime zest Juice of 2 limes Pinch of cumin 2 teaspoons salt For Tacos 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 medium red onion, cut in half and […]

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Gallo Pintos

Serves 6 Ingredients 3 tablespoons lard or canola oil 1 medium white onion, chopped fine 2 cups cooked black beans, drained but cooking liquid reserved 2 cups long grain rice, cooked Salt ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped fine (optional) Directions In a large skillet, heat oil to medium, add onions and sauté until edges start […]

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Ginger and Apple Crusted Pork Tenderloin

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 1 (2 pound) pork tenderloin Salt ¼ cup honey 3 tablespoons apple cider 2 tablespoons Dijon 2 to 3 apples, chopped superfine 2 (3-inch) pieces ginger, peeled and chopped superfine 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper 3 tablespoons canola oil PREPARATION Preheat oven to 400°F. Season porl tenderloin generously with salt. In a […]

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Ginger Squash Cake

Recipe adapted from Susan G. Purdy Makes 1 Bundt Cake INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 31⁄3 cups flour 1½ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon baking soda ¾ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon ¾ teaspoons ground ginger ½ teaspoon ground allspice 1½ cups sugar 1¼ cups dark brown sugar, packed 1 cup canola oil […]

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Grape Raita

Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS 3 cups plain yogurt 1½ cups seedless grapes, halved 2 teaspoons ground toasted cumin 2 teaspoons sugar ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper or paprika Salt For the tempering oil: 3 tablespoons canola oil 2 teaspoons cumin or black mustard seeds 1 teaspoon fennel seeds 6 fresh or 10 frozen curry leaves, […]

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Heirloom Tomato & Watermelon Salad with White Balsamic Vinaigrette

Serves 4 Ingredients 8-12 heirloom tomatoes, various varieties 8-12 pieces seedless watermelon sliced ½ inch thick and in wedges 2 cups feta cheese, sliced in sticks or wedges 12 fresh basil leaves, chifonade White balsamic vinaigrette (recipe follows) Baby arugula (garnish) Directions On individual serving plates create a stacked salad using the heirloom tomatoes, watermelon […]

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Herb crusted Chicken with Caramelized Onion Jam on Ciabatta

Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS For herb crusted chicken 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped fine 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped fine Zest of 1 lemon 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast Salt Freshly ground pepper 2 tablespoons canola oil 2 cups arugula leaves, for sandwich Ciabatta, recipe follows For caramelized onion jam 2 tablespoons canola […]

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Hoisin-Drenched Vegetable Medley

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 1½ tablespoons canola or peanut oil 1 bunch scallions, sliced thin (reserve ¼ cup to garnish) A 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped fine 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 small chili, sliced thin 1 red bell pepper, sliced 1 cup snow peas 1 cup snap peas 2 tablespoons mirin […]

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Huevos Ranchero’s de Nissa

Serves 4-6 Ingredients Avocado or canola oil 1 medium red onion, chopped ½ jalapeño, deseeded and chopped ½ red pepper, chopped small ½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved 6 eggs Salt Ger-Nis Tabasco ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped fine Avocado (optional) ¼ cup cotija cheese Corn tortillas, warmed Directions In a medium sauté pan, heat […]

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Indian Cheese in an Herbed Green Sauce

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS For the paneer 1 pound whole milk ricotta cheese ½ to 1 tablespoon canola oil For the green sauce 1 pound bag fresh spinach, stemmed and washed, or 1 pound frozen spinach, unthawed 1 tablespoon ghee, butter, or canola 3 whole dried red chiles ¾ teaspoon cumin seeds 7 green cardamom pods […]

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Jamaican Jerk Pulled Pork Tacos

Serves 4-6 INGREDIENTS ½ a medium yellow onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped ½ tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and chopped ½ habañero pepper, deseeded and chopped ½ tablespoon lime zest ½ tablespoon orange zest ½ teaspoon allspice, ground ½ teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated ½ teaspoon cinnamon, freshly grated ½ tablespoon black pepper, ground ½ teaspoon […]

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Jerusalem Bread

Makes 30 triangles INGREDIENTS 2 cups feta, crumbled ¾ cups cold water 1 jalapeno, chopped ¼ teaspoon salt 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons canola oil PREPARATION Preheat oven to 400˚F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. For filling, mix feta and jalapeno, set aside. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients until […]

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Lahori Chicken Curry with Whole Spices & Potatoes

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS A 4-pound chicken, cut into 8 to 10 pieces and skinned 3 medium red boiling potatoes, peeled and quartered ¾ teaspoon turmeric ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper Salt 1½ medium onions, roughly diced 5 garlic cloves A 2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and cut in half crosswise 3 tablespoons canola oil A 1-inch […]

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Laotian Spring Rolls

Makes 12 rolls INGREDIENTS 1 cup finely chopped yellow onions 3 cloves garlic, minced ½ cup grated carrots ½ cup finely chopped mushrooms ¼ cup scallions, sliced ½ tablespoon salt ½ tablespoon black pepper 1 cup (8 ounces) ground beef 1 cup chopped, boiled, drained, and air-cooled mung-bean vermicelli noodles 2 eggs 12 spring roll […]

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Lavender Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Serves 4-6 Ingredients For the brine 1 tablespoon lemon zest 2 lemons sliced Juice of 1 lemon 2 tablespoons lavender leaves and flowers ½ cup honey 1 tablespoon black peppercorns, cracked 1 tablespoon fennel seeds 1 tablespoon of the following herbs, chopped fine: thyme, rosemary, savory, marjoram 1 cup salt 2 gallon hot water (no […]

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Lentil Spiced Snack Bars

Makes 16 bars Ingredients 1 large egg 1 large egg white ½ cup light brown sugar ½ cup honey 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground clove ¼ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1½ cups toasted oats 1 cup chopped dried fruit (any of the following: cherries, apricots, dates, raisins, […]

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Malay Chicken

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons of canola oil 3 chicken thighs (with the skin on the bone) 3 cloves garlic, minced ½ cup julienned ginger 1 yellow onion, halved and then sliced into lengthwise pieces 1½ tablespoon dark soy sauce 1 tablespoon preserved black beans ½ cup boiled/hot water 1 tablespoon fish sauce ½ teaspoon […]

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Manchurian Cauliflower

Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS About 2 quarts corn or canola oil, for frying 3 eggs 2⁄3 cup cornstarch Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 large or 2 small heads cauliflower, trimmed and cut into florets 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 1 cup ketchup Cayenne pepper to taste Cooked white rice, for […]

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Massaman Beef Curry

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 pound beef, sliced or cubed (about 1 inch-chunk or sirloin is best) 2 teaspoons grated ginger 1 can 14 ounces unsweetened coconut milk 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce of tamari 1 tablespoon canola oil or peanut oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 medium yellow onion, chopped small 1 small shallot, chopped […]

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Mixed Greens with Herbed Vinaigrette

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 1 shallot, minced 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 1 tablespoon lemon juice Salt 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons canola oil (neutral flavor oil) 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh basil leaves, chopped ¼ cup fresh chives, chopped ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped 8 cups (about ½ […]

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Moroccan Chicken Curry Pot Pies with Puff Pastry

Exotic Middle Eastern spices give these individual chicken pot pies, a sultry edge, while filling your kitchen with intoxicating scents!

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Not-so-dull Dal

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons canola oil 2 teaspoons cumin seeds 3 dried red chiles Pinch asafetida (optional) 1 medium red onion, halved and thinly sliced 1 jalapeño (cored and seeded to make more mild), finely chopped 1 tablespoon kosher salt 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped 1½ cups washed masoor dal or yellow […]

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Panko Crusted Asparagus Spears with Citrus Aioli

Serves 8 Ingredients 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons citrus champagne vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon salt 2 bunches (about 12 pieces per) asparagus, ends trimmed 1 cup white Japanese-style breadcrumbs (Panko) Directions Preaheat oven to 450°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. In […]

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Parathas Stuffed with Potato, Chiles, and Cilantro

Makes about 12 Parathas INGREDIENTS 1 cup whole wheat flour plus 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour, or 2 cups chapati flour Salt 1 to 1¼ cups water 1½ pounds boiling potaotes, boiled in their skins until tender (25 to 30 minutes) and cooked ½ cup very finely chopped red onion 1 fresh hot green chile, […]

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Petacones

Serves 6 Ingredients 4 medium to large plantains, sliced in 1 inch slices 1 cup canola oil Salt Directions Heat half the oil in a sauté pan on medium high heat. Fry the plantains until golden brown and then turn and cook on the other side until golden brown as well. Drain on paper towels. […]

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Platanos Fritos (Fried Plantains)

Serves 6 Ingredients 4 medium to large plantains, sliced in 1⁄3 inch slices 1 cup canola oil Salt Directions Heat half the oil in a sauté pan on medium high heat. Fry the plantains until golden brown and then turn and cook on the other side until golden brown as well. Drain on paper towels […]

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Pork Fried Rice

Serves 4-5 Ingredients Oil (sesame, canola or peanut) 1 pound pork loin, cut into small ½-inch cubes Flour for dusting pork Salt/pepper 2 carrots, chopped small (diced) 1 red bell pepper, chopped small 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 2 tablespoons ginger, chopped fine 4 scallions, sliced 4 cups rice, cooked and cold Soy sauce Sriracha […]

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Rice Pilaf with “Standing Spices”

Serves 6 to 8 INGREDIENTS 2 cups basmati rice 4½ cups cold water 2 medium red onions ¼ cup canola oil, plus about 1 cup for deep-frying 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 8 green cardamom pods A 2½-to-3-inch piece cinnamon stick, broken in half ¼ teaspoon whole cloves ¼ teaspoon black peppercorns ¼ teaspoon coriander seeds […]

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Roasted Brook Trout with Fennel and Black Grapes

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 2 fillets brook trout, rainbow trout, or other super fresh trout 1 bulb fennel Sea or kosher salt Freshly ground white pepper ½ teaspoon fennel seeds Zest of 1 lemon, juice of half 1 tablespoon canola oil ½ cup black grape puree, recipe follows ½ cup black grapes Extra virgin olive oil […]

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Samosas, Puff Pastry, with green peas

Makes 9 turnovers INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 (9-to-10-ounce) package frozen petite peas ¼ teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons Green Chutney, or store-bought (sold as cilantro or mint chutney) 1 tablespoon Tamarind Chutney, or store bought 1 pound frozen puff pastry, thawed 1 egg whisked with a pinch of salt, for […]

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Sauteed Baby and Thai Eggplants with Basil and Peppers

Serves 6 Ingredients Sesame oil Canola oil 1 red chili, deseeded and chopped fine 4 cloves garlic, chopped fine 2 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated 1 red pepper, cut into 2 inch thin strips 1 orange pepper, cut into thin strips 1 yellow pepper, cut into thin strips 8 eggplant (small baby and thai style) halved […]

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Savory Indian Crepes with Tomato-Shallot Chutney (Cheelas)

Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS For the crepes 1 cup chickpea flour (besan) 1 teaspoon kosher salt ½ teaspoon carom (ajowan) 1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne pepper ¾ cup water 1 jalapeño (cored and seeded to make more mild), finely chopped ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro 1½ teaspoons canola oil For the chutney 1 tablespoon canola oil […]

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Sheppard’s Pie

This mashed potato crusted “pot pie” is brought to us by the British and their love of rich protein filled dishes in the dead of cold damp winters.

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Shredded Chipotle Chicken Tacos

Serves 4-6 INGREDIENTS ½ tablespoon cumin ½ tablespoon chili powder ½ teaspoon cumin seeds Zest of 1 lime 1 chicken breast Salt/pepper 1½ tablespoons canola oil ½ a large white onion, chopped medium 1 poblano pepper, chopped Juice of 1 lime 3 whole chipotle peppers in adobe, chopped ¼ cup tomato sauce 3 tablespoons chicken […]

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Shrimp with Sweet Basil, Purple Eggplant and Peppers

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons mirin 2 tablespoons soy sauce A 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped fine 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined 3 tablespoons canola or peanut oil 1 purple eggplant, cubed 1 red bell pepper, chopped ½ cup water 1 small chili, chopped fine 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 2 […]

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Sichuan-Style Green Beans

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS ½ cup chicken broth 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons mirin 1 teaspoon sugar ½ teaspoon toasted sesame oil 2 teaspoons black soy sauce 1 teaspoon cornstarch 1½ pounds green beans, trimmed 2 tablespoons canola or peanut oil 2 scallions, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 small chili, sliced thin DIRECTIONS […]

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Smashed Beans

Serves 4-6 Ingredients Avocado or canola oil 1 medium white onion, chopped fine 3 cups black, red or pinto beans ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves 1 teaspoon cumin Salt Directions In a medium sauté pan heat the oil to a medium high heat. Sauté the onions until slightly translucent or about 3 minutes. Add the […]

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Smoked and Spiced Almonds

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 1½ teaspoons almond oil 2 teaspoons canola oil 1½ cups blanched almonds 2 teaspoons smoked paprika 1 teaspoon Maldon sea salt ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper PREPARATION In a sauté pan, add oil and almonds over medium heat, and almonds and toast until golden. Remove from pan with a slotted spoon, and season […]

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Smoked Spiced Eggplant

Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS 1 large eggplant 3 tablespoons canola oil 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped 1 large red onion, finely chopped 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste 2 garlic cloves, ground to a paste in a mortar and pestle 1 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut (optional) 1 tablespoon ground coriander ½ […]

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Spicy Mango Pickle

Makes 1 quart INGREDIENTS 3 medium green (unripe) mangoes, peeled and cut into small cubes ½ cup kosher salt 3 tablespoons turmeric 1 teaspoon fennel seeds 1 tablespoon black mustard seeds, coarsely ground in a mortar and pestle or spice grinder ½ tablespoon fenugreek seeds, coarsely ground ½ cup cayenne pepper 1 cup canola oil […]

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Spring Carrot Soup with Cilantro-Lime Créme Fraiche

Serves 1-2 Ingredients 1 tablespoons canola or olive oil 1 clove garlic, chopped fine Zest of 1-2 limes (reserve half of the cream fraiche) 3 medium carrots, chopped, peels on 1 cup water Juice of ½ a lime Salt Black pepper Cilantro-Lime Créme Fraiche, to garnish (recipe follows) Directions In a heavy bottomed soup pot […]

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Stir Fried Carrots with Cumin and Lime

Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS 2½ tablespoons canola oil 2 teaspoons black mustard seeds (optional) A 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and cut into a fine julienne ½ fresh hot green chile, minced 3 whole dried red chiles 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 8 fresh or 12 frozen curry leaves, torn into pieces (optional) 1½ pounds […]

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Stir Fried Cauliflower with Potato & Crunchy Bengali Spice

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons canola oil 1 teaspoon nigella seeds (optional) 1 teaspoon cumin seeds Rounded ¼ teaspoon coriander seeds A 2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and chopped 1½ pounds red boiling potatoes, peeled, halved, and sliced lengthwise about ½ inch thick 1 small to medium head cauliflower, cored and cut into medium florets […]

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Summer Squash and Portobello Taco

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 tablespoon avocado oil 1 white onion, chopped fine 2 zucchinis, chopped fine 1 portabella mushroom, chopped fine 1 red bell pepper, chopped fine 1 jalapeño, chopped fine Juice and zest of 1 lime 1 tablespoon cumin Salt Tortillas, soft or hard, for serving Monterey Jack cheese (optional) […]

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Sundried Tomato & Herb Chicken Sausage Pizzas

Makes 3 10-inch pizzas INGREDIENTS 2 pounds boneless & skinless chicken breasts, cubed ½ pound pork fat, cubed (optional) 2 cloves garlic, chopped ½ medium yellow onion, chopped 3 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped ½ cup sundried tomatoes, chopped fine 2 tablespoons salt Casings, of your choice Canola or olive […]

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Sweet-and-Sour Eggplant Pickle

Makes 1 quart INGREDIENTS 1-pound Japanese or small Italian eggplants, or 1 large (1¼ to 1½ pound) eggplant, stemmed 2 teaspoons salt 1 cup rice wine vinegar 1½ cups loosely packed light brown sugar 1 cup canola oil ½ tablespoon chopped garlic ½ tablespoon chopped fresh ginger 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper DIRECTIONS If using Japanese […]

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Tamarind Chutney

Makes about 1¼ cups INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 teaspoon ground ginger ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper ½ teaspoon fennel seeds ½ teaspoon asafetida (optional) ½ teaspoon Garam Masala 2 cups water 1¼ cups sugar 3 tablespoons tamarind concentrate DIRECTIONS Heat the oil and spices in a medium saucepan over medium-high […]

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Tamarind Rice

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon plus 1½ teaspoons tamarind concentrate ½ cup warm water 3 tablespoons canola oil ½ cup unsalted peanuts (preferably unroasted), roughly chopped 1 tablespoon mustard seeds 16 curry leaves, roughly torn (optional) 6 dried red chiles (optional) 1 teaspoon cumin seeds ¾ teaspoon turmeric 1 large red onion, quartered and thinly […]

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Thai Green Coconut Curry & Vegetables

Serves 4-6 Ingredients 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 tablespoon canola oil 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1 medium red onion, sliced thin 1 red bell pepper cut into 2 inch thin strips 1 medium carrot cut into 2 inch thick strips 1 medium sweet potato, cubed in small cubes 1 thai green […]

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Tostadas de Guacamole (Avocado Tostadas)

Makes 8 tostadas INGREDIENTS 8 corn tortillas 2 avocados, ripe Juice of 1 lime (1 teaspoon reserved) 1⁄3 cup fresh cilantro leaves (2 tablespoons reserved) Salt 3 spring onions or 1 small white onion Hot sauce Oil (canola) Dry queso or cotija cheese, crumbled Hot sauce DIRECTIONS Lay the corn tortillas out flat on the […]

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Vegetable, Bean, and Cheese Burritos

Serves 8 Ingredients 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 medium white onion, chopped medium 1 red bell pepper, chopped medium 1 poblano pepper, chopped medium 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped fine 1 medium tomato, chopped medium 1 tablespoon cumin 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 2 teaspoons salt ½ cup white rice 1 cup water 1½ cups […]

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Warm Lentil Salad with Coconut and Tomato

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 2½ tablespoons canola oil 1 tablespoon black mustard seeds (optional) 1 teaspoon yellow split peas 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 2 whole dried red chiles 8 fresh or 12 frozen curry leaves, torn into pieces (optional) 1⁄8 teaspoon asafetida (optional) 1 fresh hot green chile, cut corsswise into thin slices 1 red onion, […]

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White Balsamic Vinaigrette

Makes 2 cups dressing Ingredients ¼ cup white balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons lemon juice ½ cup blended oil (canola based) ½ shallot, minced Salt and pepper to taste (about ½ teaspoon of each) Directions In a medium bowl whisk together ingredients until well incorporated and emulsified, season with salt and pepper to taste. *Recipe property […]

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Wild Mushroom Herb Gravy

Makes 2 cups of gravy INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon canola oil 2 medium shallots, chopped fine 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 cup mixed wild mushrooms, sliced and chopped 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh sage leaves, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh chives, […]

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Zucchini Cakes

from Culinary Herb Center Class- A Night of Mezzes with Miriam Restaurant

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