Garides kokkiyia me feta – shrimp and feta in shells

Ingredients

2 lb large shrimp
1/2 lemon (juice only)
1 onion or shallot; minced
3 tbsp vegetable oil or butter
1/2 cup tomato sauce
3 tomatoes – peeled, chopped & drained

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 tbsp chopped fresh basil or dill
2 garlic cloves; crushed
salt & freshly ground pepper
1/2 lb feta cheese
fresh basil leaves
(or parsley) for garnish

How to prepare

Shell and devein shrimp. Wash and drain, then sprinkle lightly with lemon juice. Heat the oil or butter in a frying pan and cook the onion until soft. Add the tomato sauce, chopped tomatoes, herbs, garlic, and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for 25 minutes, then remove from the heat and strain.
Butter large scallop or other shells, or individual oven proof dishes, and spoon a little sauce into each. Fill with the shrimp and spoon the sauce over, then crumble the feta over the top. Set into a baking pan and bake for 15 or 20 minutes in a moderate oven (350 f), or until the shrimp is cooked and the cheese melted. Garnish with fresh basil or parsley and serve hot.

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Carne seca jerky

Ingredients

2 1/2-3 lb raw jerky meat
2 large onions, finely chopped
2 tsp ground oregano
2 cloves garlic, mashed
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp course black pepper
3/4 cup vinegar
1 tsp liquid smoke

How to prepare

Mix all ingredients to make marinade and soak meat in marinade 24 hours. Remove meat from marinade and place in oven or smoker for from 7-8 hours at about 150- 200

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Pasta with smoked salmon and dill sauce

Ingredients

6 to 8 oz smoked salmon, thinly sliced into strips, cut with the grain
4 large shallots, finely chopped
1 cup dry white wine
2 cup whipping cream
1 lb fresh fettucine or 12 oz dried
1/4 cup snipped fresh dill

1 tsp salt or to taste

How to prepare

Combine shallots and wine in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; continue to cook until liquid has reduced to about 1/4 cup, about 10 minutes. Stir in cream; bring to a boil. Cook over medium heat until sauce is thick enough to lightly coat a spoon, about 10 minutes. Cook fettucine until firm to the bite or following package direction. Drain and transfer to a large pasta serving bowl. Stir in dill and salt to the sauce and pour over the hot fettucine. Toss well. Gently toss in the salmon. Garnish with fresh dill sprigs.

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Spicy cilantro butter

Ingredients

3-4 cloves garlic, minced
4 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
1 or 2 jalapenos seeded and finely chopped
1 tsp lime zest
2-3 tsp fresh lime juice
salt to taste crushed

Dried red chile to taste
1/4 lb unsalted butter softened

How to prepare

Wonderful with grilled or broiled fish, shrimp, or steak; pasta; rice (add curry powder, pecans, and green onions); and squash, corn, or eggplant. Roll corn on the cob in this butter, then sprinkle with fresh lime juice and freshly grated parmesan.

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Celery remoulade

Ingredients

1 lb celery root (3 to 3 1/2″ across)
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
2-3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley, optional
Dressing:
1 1/2 generous tsp dijon-type mustard
3 tbsp boiling water
1/3-1/2 cup olive oil or salad oil
2-3 tbsp red wine vinegar
Salt and pepper

How to prepare

Note:
Celery root can be tough unless very finely shredded, you need a machine to do that For you To prepare the celery root: To prevent the celery from discoloring, work quickly peel the brown outside off the Celery root with a short, stout knife, cut into chunks, and shred in the machine at Once, toss in a bowl with the salt and lemon juice (if you are doing a lot, shred And season in batches in order to prevent it from yellowing ) to make the dressing: Meanwhile, warm other bowl in hot water, dry it add the mustard, and by dribbles Whisk in the boiling water, then the oil, finally dribble and whisk in the vinegar To make a thick, creamy sauce to assemble: taste the celery root if it seems salty, Rinse it in cold water, drain, and dry it fold it into the sauce, and correct Seasoning fold with the optional parsley makes 6 to 8 servings ahead-of-time note: The celery root is ready to serve now, but will be more tender if it steeps in the Refrigerator several hours it will keep several days, covered, in the refrigerator Recipes from the way to cook By julia child.

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Chinese beef jerky

Ingredients

3 lb flank steak – or london broil marinade 8888
1/2 cup light soy sauce
4 1/2 tbsp honey
4 1/2 tbsp dry sherry
6 large garlic cloves – minced
1 1/2 tbsp ginger – fresh, minced
1 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
1 1/2 tbsp red pepper – crushed dash freshly ground white pepper

How to prepare

Cut meat in half lengthwise and slice diagonally crosswise into paper-thin strips 1-1/2 to 2″ wide and 4″ long. Transfer to shallow pan. Combine marinade ingredients and rub thoroughly into meat. Arrange meat on racks and let dry at cool room temperature overnight (do not refrigerate). Preheat oven to 250

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California tamale pie

Ingredients

1 lb lean ground beef, browned
3/4 cup yellow corn meal
1 1/2 cup milk
1 egg, beaten
1 pkg chili seasoning mix
1 tsp seasoned salt
1 lb can tomatoes, cut up

1 lb whole kernel corn, drained
2 1/4 oz sliced ripe olives, drained
1 cup cheddar, grated

How to prepare

Stir together corn meal, milk and egg. Add remaining ingredients, except cheese. Pour into crockpot, cover, cook on high 3 to 4 hours. Sprinkle cheese over top, cover and cook another 5 minutes. Yield: 6 servings

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West indies pepper sauce

Ingredients

3 scotch bonnets, stems and seeds removed, chopped
2 cups white vinegar
1 cup chopped onion
15 oz can diced papaya, including the juice
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/4 cup malt vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp lime juice, fresh preferred
1 tbsp chopped ginger
2 tsp chopped cilantro
1 tsp dijon-type mustard
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp ground turmeric

How to prepare

When you first taste this wonderfully fruity sauce, it gives the impression that it is going to be too hot to eat. But the searing heat never comes. Use it in cooking as well as for a table condiment, glaze, or marinade.
Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan, bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for 10 minutes. Place in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Allow the sauce to sit for at least 2 hours to blend the flavors. The sauce will keep for months covered in the refrigerator. Yield: 2-1/2 cups. Heat scale: hot

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