Degollado’s huatape de camaron- shrimp soup with epazote)

Ingredients

2 lb large shrimp, peeled and cleaned
1 quart water
1/2 tsp salt
2 epazote pods
20 epazote leaves
2 chile poblano, seeds removed
1 chile serrano
8 oz masa harina

How to prepare

Boil shrimp, water, salt and epazote pods just to bubbly. Blend epazote leaves, chile poblano and serrano. Add to shrimp mixture. Dissolve masa harina in about 2 cups cold water, or enough to make a smooth paste. Stir into soup. Simmer 20 minutes. Correct seasoning
hint: for a richer flavor, boil the shells in the water and then remove them before adding the other ingredients.

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Pizza crust

Ingredients

1 1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup flour
1 pkg red star quick rise yeast
1/2 cup water, warm
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp garlic salt

2 tbsp parmesan cheese

How to prepare

In small dish, combine sugar, yeast and with the water. Let sit in warm place for 5 minutes. In large mixing bowl, combine 1 1/4 cup flour, yeast mixture, salt and olive oil. Mix. Take dough out of bowl and place on a floured surface. Dough will be sticky, so up to 1/4 cup more flour may be used during the kneading process (be careful not to use too much flour or pizza crust will be very heavy in texture). Knead for 5 minutes. Put ball of dough in a oiled bowl, cover and let sit in warm place for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Put dough on floured surface and roll to desired thickness and place on greased pizza pan. Add your favorite sauce and toppings and bake at 450 for 15 – 20 minutes.

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CHICKEN BREASTS MILANO

Ingredients

8 Whole chicken breasts – split
1/2 cup Olive or vegetable oil
1/2 cup Dry white wine
2 Cloves garlic – crushed
1 teaspoon Fresh Italian parsley – chopped
1 teaspoon Dried leaf oregano – crumbled
Salt
Pepper
1/8 teaspoon Crushed red-pepper flakes – (or more)
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese – grated
Fresh spinach leaves – steamed
Hot cooked rice
Red bell pepper strips

How to prepare

ix oil, wine, garlic, parsley, oregano, salt and pepper (to taste). Marinate chicken in a shallow pan, covered, for several hours or overnight. Remove chicken and reserve marinade. Place breasts, skin- side up in 1 or 2 roasting pans; do not crowd. Brush with part of reserved marinade. Bake in 375 F oven, basting occasionally with marinade, for 40 minutes until skin is crisp. Sprinkle part of Parmesan over the chicken and return to oven just until Parmesan begins to turn golden. Line a warm platter with steamed spinach leaves, then with rice. Arrange chicken breasts on top and sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese. Garnish with red pepper strips (NOTE: Chicken breasts can be grilled about 4 inches from coals for 20 minutes, turning and basting with marinade until chicken is golden.

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Irish bread

Ingredients

3 cups flour
1-1/2 tsp salt
1-1/2 cups milk
1 cup raisins
4-1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup sugar

1 slightly beaten egg
4 tbsp melted shortening

How to prepare

Sift flour, measure, add baking powder, salt, sugar and sift again. Add raisins. Combine egg, milk, slightly cooled melted shortening. Pour into flour mixture and stir just enough to moisten dry ingredients. Do not beat. Turn into greased 9 1/2 by 5 1/2 loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour. (optional topping-mix 1 cup of confectionery sugar with a few tsp of water to make consistency of loose paste and pour over cooled bread.)

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Italian-Style Red Sauce

Ingredients

1 14 Oz Can Chopped Plum Tomatoes
1 6 Oz Can Tomato Paste
2 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Tsp Dried Oregano
1 Tsp Dried Basil
1 Tsp Dried Parsley
2 Medium Cloves Garlic
1 Cube Beef Bullion
1/4 Tsp Ground Ginger
1/8 Tsp Ground Black Pepper
Salt – to taste

How to prepare

Mix everything together in a small saucepan on medium heat until it
starts bubbling. Reduce to simmer for 30 minutes to 1 hour, stirring
occassionally

This recipe works well as a spagetti sauce, a pizza sauce, a topping for baked chicken, or just about anything else you need a red sauce for. Easy to make and much better than anything from the store

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Pepperoni focaccia

Ingredients

1/4 oz package active dry yeast
1/2 tsp sugar
1 cup lukewarm water
3 1/2 cups unbleached flour
1 tsp table salt
5 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 cups finely chopped pepperoni (about 1/2 pound)
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp crumbled dried oregano
1 tsp coarse salt, or to taste

How to prepare

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment proof the yeast with the sugar in the water for 5 minutes, or until the mixture is foamy, add the flour, the table salt, and 3 tbsp of the oil, and combine the dough well. With the dough hook knead the dough for 2 minutes, or until it is soft and slightly sticky. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead in the pepperoni, the pepper, and the oregano until they are incorporated thoroughly. Form the dough into a ball, transfer it to an oiled bowl, and turn it to coat it with the oil. Let the dough rise, covered with plastic wrap, in a warm place for 1 1/2 hours, or until it is double in bulk. The dough may be made up to this point, punched down, and kept, covered and chilled, overnight. Let the dough return to room temperature before proceeding with the recipe. Press the dough evenly into an oiled jelly-roll pan, 15 1/2 by 10 1/2 by 1″, and let it rise, covered loosely, in a warm place for 1 hour, or until it is almost double in bulk. Dimple the dough, making 1/4″-deep indentations with your fingertips, brush it with the remaining 2 tbsp oil, and sprinkle it with the coarse salt. Bake the focaccia in the bottom third of a preheated 400

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Crostini Con Porcini Alla Giancarlo

Ingredients

Olive Oil
Tomatoes,Canned,With Liquid
Wine, White
Onions,Red
Mushrooms, Porcini
Anchovies
Bread, Fresh Italian

How to prepare

Heat some olive oil in a pan and saute porcini and onion together over medium heat until the mushrooms release their water. Add some tomato, white wine and an anchovy or two. Turn the heat up and cook until the liquid is reduced. Serve hot or at room temperature and fresh bread or Fettunta (toasted garlic bread)

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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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