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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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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Fresh Star-Anise Strawberry Sauce

Makes 1 cup Ingredients ½ cup strawberries ¼ cup sugar ¼ cup water 1 star anise Directions In a medium saucepan combine the strawberries, sugar, water and the star anise and bring to a boil and cook for about 4-5 minutes or until thick and strawberries cooked down. Reduce heat and simmer for about 5 […]

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Ger-Nis Chai & Mango Bubble Teas

Makes 1 drink INGREDIENTS ¼ strong black tea ¼ cup cooked tapioca pearls ¼ fresh mango syrup or Chai syrup (recipes follow) ¼ cup coconut milk Crushed ice DIRECTIONS Make black tea and allow to cool. Allow to cool in the refrigerator. In the meantime, bring a large pot of water to a boil on […]

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Ginger Pumpkin Pancakes, Nutmeg Star Anise Butter & Ginger Maple Syrup

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 cup all purpose flour 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 2 teaspoons freshly grated fresh ginger 1 large egg 3/4 cup milk 3/4 cup canned or fresh pumpkin 1/4 cup yogurt 2 tablespoons butter, […]

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Mango Banana Spring Rolls with Fresh Strawberry Sauce

Makes 6 rolls Ingredients 1 cup sweet red bean paste (recipe follows) 6 small rice paper wrappers 1 semi ripe mango sliced long and thin 2 bananas, halved and sliced into 3 inch long strips about ½ and inch thick Fresh Star Anise Strawberry Sauce (recipe follows) Directions In a large bowl of warm water, […]

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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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Mulled Hot Apple Cider

Makes 1 quart INGREDIENTS 1 quart fresh apple cider 1 cinnamon stick 3 cloves 1 star anise 1 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated 1 to 2-inch piece of ginger, sliced thin (peeled or not peeled) PREPARATION Place all items in a large pot on high heat. When mixture begins to boil, reduce heat and simmer for […]

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Pestinos Y Mermalada De Naranja (Fritters with Orange Marmelade)

Recipe adapted from the Cuisines of Spain by Teresa Barrenchea Makes 25 fritters and 2 cups of marmalade INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons salted butter 6 tablespoons sweet white dessert wine 1⁄3 cup fresh orange juice (2 to 3 oranges) 1 teaspoon grated orange zest 1 teaspoon freshly ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg Pinch of […]

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Roast Pumpkin Soup with Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin Seeds

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 large carrots, chopped 1 large onion, chopped 1 (2-pound) pumpkin, peeled, seeded and chopped (about 6 cups) and roasted 6 cups vegetable broth 3 whole star anise 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon allspice ½ teaspoon grated fresh nutmeg ½ cup heavy cream ¼ cup […]

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Spiced Apple Cider with Dark Rum

Makes one gallon INGREDIENTS 1 gallon fresh apple cider 1 tart apple, sliced horizontally 1 cinnamon stick 1 star anise 1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg 2 whole cloves 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1-2 cups dark rum (can be omitted for non-alcoholic version) PREPARATION Place all ingredients in a large pot and simmer for about 15 […]

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The Bollywood with Star of Anise Vodka with Curried Grape Garnish

Makes one cocktail Ingredients For the star of anise infused vodka 5 whole star anise 1 quart vodka For the curried grapes ½ cup anise syrup (sugar, water and star anise into a simple syrup) ¼ cup vodka 1 teaspoon curry powder 1 tablespoon honey 1 cup of whole black or purple grapes For the […]

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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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