Cajun prime rib

Ingredients

4 lb prime rib roast (10-1/2 lbs)
1/4 cup garlic powder
2 onions, thinly sliced
1/4 cup salt
1/4 cup black pepper
Seasoning mix
1 tbsp plus 1 tsp, salt
1 tbsp plus 2 tsp, white pepper
1 tbsp plus 2 tsp, fennel seeds
1 tbsp plus 3/4 tsp, black pepper
2 1/2 tbsp dry mustard
2 1/2 tbsp ground cayenne pepper

How to prepare

Remove fat cap off top of meat (butcher can do this for you) and save. Place the Roast, standing on the rib bones, in a very lg roasting pan. Then with a knife Make several dozen punctures through the silver skin so seasoning can permeate meat Pour a very generous, even layer of black pepper over the top of the meat (the Pepper should completely cover it), repeat with the garlic powder, then the salt, Totally covering the preceding layer carefully arrange the onions in an even layer On top so as not to knock off the seasoning place the fat cap back on top Refrigerate 24 hours bake ribs in a 550f oven until the fat is dark brown and crispy On top, about 35 minutes remove from oven and cool slightly refrigerate until well Chilled, about 3 hours (this is done so the juices will solidify and the steaks can Be cooked rare ) remove fat cap and discard with the blade of a lg knife, scrape Off the onions and as much of the seasonings as possible and discard then with a Long knife, slice between ribs into 6 steaks (4 will have bones), trim the cooked Surface of meat from the 2 pieces that were on the outside of the roast season and Cook in your favorite way for steaks To blacken the steaks: Combine the ingredients of the seasoning mix thoroughly in a sm bowl, you will Have about 8 tbsp sprinkle the steaks generously and evenly on both sides with the Mix using about 4 tsp on each steak and pressing it in with your hands heat a cast Iron skillet over very high heat until it is beyond the smoking stage and you see White ash on the skillet bottom-at least 10 minutes (the skillet cannot be too hot For this method ) place one steak in the hot skillet (cook only one side at a time) And cook over a very high heat until the underside starts to develop a heavy, black Crust, about 2 to 3 minutes turn the steak over and cook until the underside is Crusted like the first, about 2 to 3 minutes more repeat with the remaining steaks Serve each steak while piping hot (*note*: if you don’t have a commercial hood vent Over your stove, this dish may smoke you out of the kitchen it’s worth it! But you Can also cook it outdoors on a gas grill, a charcoal fire doesn’t get hot enough to “blacken” the steak properly yield: 6 servings

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Roasted red pepper sauce

Ingredients

6-8 large red bell peppers
3 heads of garlic
8 oz canned crushed tomatoes or 2 roasted tomatoes
red wine or basalmic vinegar
salt, pepper and cayenne

How to prepare

Roast 6-8 large red bell peppers by placing them under your broiler until completely black and charred. Place them in a brown paper bag for a couple of minutes, then remove them one by one, rub off the black charred skin. Seed and tear into a few pieces. If possible, save the juices that come out of the peppers.
Bake 3 heads – around 30 cloves – of garlic at 350

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Greek meat balls – keftedes

Ingredients

1 1/2 lb ground beef
2 medium onions
1/8 tsp pepper
3/4 cup water
5 bread slices, moistened
1 chopped parsley or mint
1 egg
1 clove garlic

1 1/2 tsp salt

How to prepare

1. Combine all ingredients. Shape into small balls, or large flat cakes.
2. Roll in flour; fry in vegetable oil. Makes 30 small keftedes.
Note: can use chopped oregano with, or instead of, parsley and/or mint.

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Saganaki – fried cheese

Ingredients

1/3 lb kefalotyri or kasseri cheese
2 tbsp butter
1 lemon (juice only)

How to prepare

Cut the cheese into bite-sized cubes. Melt the butter in a”saganaki” (or another frying pan), and fry the cheese on all sides until crusty and chestnut colored. Squeeze lemon juice over the cheese and serve with bread, other appetizers, and wine or ouzo.

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Sweet pepper salsa

Ingredients

1 12-oz can plum tomatoes, drained and coarsely chopped
2 7-oz jars roasted red peppers, diced
1 fresh ripe tomato, coarsely chopped
2 tbsp bermuda onion chopped
2 tbsp fresh basil chopped
2 tbsp cilantro chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp white wine vinegar
1/2 tsp lime juice
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
3 drops hot pepper sauce
1/2 yellow bell pepper, cut into 1/4″ dice

How to prepare

In medium bowl, combine everything and mix. Cover and refrigerate at least 6 hours. This mild, smoky salsa will keep refrigerated at least a week and improves with age. Makes a wonderful sauce for cold pasta. Makes about 1-1/2 cups.

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Ingredients

2 lb Round steak
3 tb Oil
4 Lemon slices
3 md Sliced onions
2 Cloves minced garlic
1/2 c Flour
1 cn Beef bouillon
1 cn Beer
3 tb Brown sugar
1 Tbsp parsley flakes
2 ts Thyme
Salt and pepper to taste
1 oz To 8 oz cooked broad noodles -or 2 cups cooked rice

GARNISH
Green pepper slices, fresh parsley and cherry tomatoes
Cut steak into serving size pieces. Brown on both sides in
3 tb Oil to which you have added lemon slices.

How to prepare

Remove steak to pan large enough in which to bake it. Layer onions and garlic over meat. Sprinkle flour over top. Now combine bouillon, beer, sugar, parsley flakes, thyme, salt and pepper. Pour over steak and bake uncovered in 325 degree oven for 3 hours. Serve over cooked broad noodles or cooked rice. Garnish with green pepper slices, fresh parsley and cherry tomatoes. Serves 5 – 6.

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Lamb or beef vindaloo

Ingredients

1.5 lb of meat (beef, lamb, goat)
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp ground chili powder
1 tsp black javanese pepper
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cardamom
1 tsp coriander

1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp fenugreek
5 tsp vinegar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp brown sugar
mix above spices to make vindaloo sauce.
1 or 2 onions
oil
1″joint” of ginger, cut into spears
garlic to taste

How to prepare

Saut

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Swedish Meatballs

Ingredients

1/2 cup Bread crumbs, dry
2/3 cup Milk or water
1 Egg
2 tsp Onion; minced
1 1/4 ts Salt
1/8 ts Pepper
1/8 ts Nutmeg
1/3 lb Ground beef
1/3 lb Ground pork
1/3 lb Ground veal
2 tsp Butter or margarine
1/4 cup water

How to prepare

Stir bread crumbs into milk or water; mix well. Beat in unbeaten egg and minced onion. Add salt, pepper, nutmeg and ground beef; mix thoroughly.
Divide meat mixture into 50 to 60 even portions. Shape into sm balls. Melt butter or margarine in skillet. Add meatballs; brown thoroughly, shaking pan occasionally to keep balls round. Add water; cover skillet. Simmer 20 minutes. Yield: 50 meatballs

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Angel’s Hair Pasta With Pesto, Shrimp & Vegetables

Ingredients

1 medium-size red pepper
1 medium-size yellow pepper
1 medium-size zucchini (about 12 ounces)
3/4 16-ounce package angel’s hair pasta or thin spaghetti
olive or salad oil
salt
1 10-ounce package frozen peas
3/4 pound shelled and deveined large shrimp
1 7-ounce container refrigerated pesto with basil

How to prepare

1. Slice red and yellow peppers into julienne strips. Cut zucchini crosswise in half; cut each half lengthwise into thin slices. Cut each slice into julienne strips.

2. In saucepot, prepare angel’s hair pasta as label directs, but do not use salt in water.

3. Meanwhile, in nonstick 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat, in 1 tablespoon hot olive or salad oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt, cook red and yellow peppers until lightly browned; add zucchini and frozen peas and cook until peas are heated and zucchini is tender-crisp. Remove vegetables to large bowl.

4. In same skillet over medium-high heat, in 1 tablespoon hot olive or salad oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt, cook shrimp, stirring constantly, until shrimp turn opaque throughout and are lightly browned. Add shrimp to vegetables in bowl.

5. Drain pasta and add to bowl with vegetable mixture. Add pesto and toss to mix well.

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Beef Stew

Ingredients

2 1/2 lb beef for stew
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup salad oil
1 lg onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
3 cups water
4 beef-bouillon cubes
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp pepper
5 med potatoes, peeled, cut into sm chunks
16 oz bag carrots cut in sm chunks
10 oz pkg frozen peas

How to prepare

Cut meat into 1 1/2 inch chunks. Coat stew meat with flour, reserve left over flour. In 6 quart Dutch oven or lg heavy skillet over med high heat, heat oil. Brown meat all over in oil, a few pieces at a time. Remove pieces as they brown. Reduce heat to med . To Drippings in pan, add onion and garlic, cook 3 minutes,stirring, until onion is almost tender. Stir in reserved flour. Gradually add water, bouillon, salt, Worcestershire, pepper, cook stirring, until mixture is slightly thickened. Add meat, heat to boiling, stirring. Reduce heat to low, cover, simmer 2 1/2 hours until almost tender, stirring occasionally. Add potato and carrots chunks. Over med heat, heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer 20 minutes. Stir in frozen peas. Cover and simmer 6 -10 minutes or until all of the vegetables are tender. Serve immediately. source: Good Housekeeping

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