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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Asparagus Salad with Mimosa and White Wine Vinaigrette

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 1 pound thin asparagus, 1 inch trimmed from the bottoms Sea salt or kosher salt 4½ teaspoons white wine vinegar 1 tablespoon minced scallion (white part only) 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1⁄8 teaspoon honey 4½ teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil Freshly ground black pepper Mimosa (optional) 1 hard-cooked egg 1 tablespoon finely chopped […]

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Beef Pho

Serves 6-8 INGREDIENTS For the broth 2 medium onions, chopped large A 1-inch piece of galangal, peeled and chopped 2-inch piece of ginger, peeled and chopped 3-5 pounds of good beef bones, preferably leg and knuckle 1 pound beef chuck, cubed 1 cinnamon stick 1 tablespoon coriander seeds 1 tablespoon fennel seeds 3 star anise […]

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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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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 Pho

Serve 6-8 INGREDIENTS For the broth 2 medium onions, chopped large A 1-inch section of galangal, peeled and chopped A 2-inch section of ginger, peeled and chopped 3-5 pounds of chicken pieces, wings and other bones 1 cinnamon stick 1 tablespoon coriander seeds 1 tablespoon fennel seeds 3 star anise 1 cardamom pod, shell removed […]

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Corn Salsa with Chips

INGREDIENTS Corn Cilantro Red peppers Lime juice Scallions Corn chips Avocado Salt PREPARATION Chop all ingredients and combine in bowl. Serve with corn chips

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Falafel

Makes 25 INGREDIENTS ½ lb dried chick peas, soaked for 24 hours 2 teaspoons cumin ½ lb dried fava beans, soaked for 24 hours 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 small onion, quartered 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 bunch parsley, chopped 1 tablespoon salt ½ bunch cilantro, chopped 1 teaspoon black pepper ½ bunch scallions, roughly […]

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Garden Baked Beans

Serves 12 Ingredients 2 pounds dry beans or 3 pounds fresh (cranberry, navy, yellow, eye, heirlooms in general are best) 2 sprigs fresh thyme Olive oil 3 cloves fresh garlic 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 1 red onion, chopped 1 green onion, chopped 2 teaspoons salt ½ cup molasses 1 cup dark amber beer ¼ […]

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Grape Leaves

Makes 24 INGREDIENTS 2 (1 lb) jars grape leaves or pack of 12 2 carrots, peeled and grated 2 cups cooked basmati rice ¼ cup feta cheese, crumbled sautéed with onions and garlic cooled Salt and pepper, to taste 5 scallions, roughly chopped Yogurt Sauce, recipe below PREPARATION Preheat oven to 450˚F. In a large […]

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Herbal Spring Rolls

Makes 12 rolls Ingredients 12 rice paper wrappers 1 head boston lettuce leaves, white parts removed 2 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch matchsticks 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch matchsticks ½ cup scallions, chopped fine ½ cup semi ripe mango, cut into 1-inch matchsticks ½ cup fresh mint leaves ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves […]

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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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Jewel Yam & Al Blue Potato Hash

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 1 large sweet potato, cut into ¾ inch cubes 4 purple potatoes, cut in ¾ inch cubes 2 thick slices of bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces 1 medium onion, cupped 2 cloves garlic, minced ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped 1 green onion, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped fine Salt […]

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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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Laotian Summer Rolls

Makes approximately 15 rolls INGREDIENTS For rolls 4 oz rice vermicelli noodles 15 spring roll rice paper skins 5 ounces deep fried tofu, sliced into rectangular pieces (appx. 2 inches x ½ inch) 3 carrots, peeled and julienned 1 cup oyster mushrooms / other julienned vegetable of your choice 1 cup bean sprouts 1 cup […]

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Late Summer Garden Chicken and Herbed Dumplings

Everyone’s favorite chicken & dumplings gets a big garden boost from late summer goodies in this healthy recipe!

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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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Mint-Cilantro Chutney

Serves 2 INGREDIENTS 1 cup fresh mint leaves 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves ½ bunch scallions, white parts only, trimmed A ½-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and cut into large pieces Juice of 1 lime ¼ cup water DIRECTIONS Combine the ingredients in a blender and process until well blended. © Recipe Property of Suvir […]

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Pan Fried Zucchini Cakes with Feta and Dill topped with Cherry Tomato Salad and Greek Yogurt Dip

Makes about 25 small cakes Wine Pairing: Sauvignon Blanc Ingredients 4 zucchini (about 1 ½ pounds) 5 or 6 scallions, white and light green parts only, chopped fine 9 ounces feta cheese, crumbled 3 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped fine 1 cup all purpose flour Salt and freshly ground black pepper 3 eggs, beaten 2 or […]

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Pavo en Mole Verde

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS ½ pound tomatillos, husked ½ pound poblano chilies ¼ pound jalapeño chilies 1 bunch scallions, rinsed and roots removed 2 cups turkey stock 1 cup pumpkin seeds, toasted 1 bunch epazote 1 bunch culantro ¼ cup turkey fat 3 pounds turkey (dark meat) ½ pound nopales, spines removed and cut into pieces […]

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Persian Herb Stew

Here is one of Kfir’s family recipes for these little wonders. One of my favorite things about Persian or Iranian cooking is the HUGE use of fresh herbs so this recipe is one of my personal favorties as well!

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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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Shrimp Scampi Masala

Serves 6 to 8 INGREDIENTS ¼ cup lemon juice (from about 1 lemon) 2 teaspoons kosher salt 2 pounds large or extra-large shrimp, peeled and deveined 12 scallions (white and light green parts only), thinly sliced 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped ½ teaspoon ground peppercorns 8 ounces capellini or angel hair pasta or thickly sliced […]

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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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Spicy Mango Salad

Serves 6 Ingredients 2 firm-greenish ripe mangoes, sliced in thin long wedges ½ cup scallions, chopped fine 1 small red onion, sliced thin ½ cup fresh mint leaves, sliced ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves, sliced 1 small thai chili, sliced thin Salt Zest of one lime Juice of two limes 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar […]

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Tofu Vegetable Pho

Serves 6-8 INGREDIENTS For the broth 2 medium onions, chopped large 3 cloves garlic 1 shallot, chopped large A 1-inch piece of galangal, peeled and chopped A 2-inch piece of ginger, peeled and chopped 2 small carrots, cut into large pieces 1 cinnamon stick 1 tablespoon coriander seeds 1 tablespoon fennel seeds 3 star anise […]

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Zucchini Cakes

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

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