Orange chicken

Ingredients

1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp rice wine
2 tsp cornstarch
1 1/2 tsp minced fresh ginger
1 tsp sesame oil
1 lb boned and skinned chicken, cut into 1/2″ cubes
Sauce
2 tbsp chicken stock
1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp rice wine
2 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp sesame oil
Pinch freshly ground white pepper
1/4 cup peanut oil
6 to 8 snow peas
Cooked rice
2 tsp minced fresh orange peel

How to prepare

Combine first five ingredients in small bowl add chicken and toss to coat well cover And marinate at room temperature at least 30 minutes, stirring occasionally Soak orange peel in enough water to cover, about 5 minutes drain and set aside Combine stock, soy sauce, rice wine, cornstarch, sesame oil and pepper mix set Aside heat 1/4 cup oil drain chicken stir-fry in small batches, about 2 minutes Remove heat peanut oil with orange peel, stir-fry 1 minute return chicken to wok With snow peas and soy mixture, stir-fry 3 minutes serve immediately over rice Yield: 3 servings

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Borani – cold spinach and yogurt salad

Ingredients

1 package frozen spinach
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp finely grated onion
1/2 tsp salt
freshly ground black pepper
1 cup plain yogurt
1 tbsp fresh mint, minced

How to prepare

1) thaw spinach, squeeze out as much moisture as possible.
2) combine remaining ingredients with spinach until well incorporated.
3) refrigerate for a half hour and serve.

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Twice-cooked pork – Chinese Recipes – UKTV Food

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Rhodes cooking a Chinese sweet and spicy pork recipe from the Sichuan region of China. Gary Rhodes’ “Rhodes Across China” on UKTV Food.

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Twice-cooked pork – Chinese Recipes – UKTV Food

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Herbed focaccia

Ingredients

1 pkg dry yeast
1 tsp sugar
1 cup warm water (105-115f)
2 1/3 cups bread flour
1/3 cup cornmeal
1 1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup light-tasting olive oil

2 lg garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp dried rosemary
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
kosher salt
1 tbsp fresh chives, snipped
1 tbsp fresh parsley, minced

1 tbsp red pepper flakes

How to prepare

Preheat oven to 450f. Fifteen minutes before baking focaccia, put rack in center of oven. If you have 2 ovens, preheat both; otherwise bake focaccias in sequence, one after the other. Generously oil 2 lg baking sheets, preferably black steel. Stir yeast and sugar into warm water. Let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes. Mix flour, cornmeal and salt in food processor fitted with metal blade (can also be kneaded with mixer dough hook or by hand). Turn on processor. Slowly pour yeast mixture through feed tube. Also pour 2 tbsp oil through. Process until dough cleans inside of work bowl but is still moist. If it sticks, add a little flour; if it’s dry, add a little water. Once dough is moist but not so wet that it sticks to sides of bowl, process until uniformly kneaded, elastic and supple, about 40 seconds. Transfer dough to lg plastic food bag, squeeze out air and seal at top, allowing room for dough to expand. Let dough rise in warm spot until doubled, about 1 hour. Punch down; use immediately or refrigerate overnight. Combine remaining 6 tbsp oil, garlic and dried herbs. Gently heat until warm (not hot) on stove top or microwave oven. Divide dough in half. Let rest 5 minutes. On floured board, roll each piece into about a 12″ round. Transfer to prepared baking sheets. Prick surface with fork. Brush with oil mixture, including edges. Sprinkle with kosher salt. Bake, one at a time, until very lightly browned around edges only, about 8-10 minutes. Do not overbake. Check after 2 minutes in oven; prick any air pockets with fork. Brush with any remaining oil, including edges. Sprinkle with fresh herbs and pepper flakes. Can be baked in advance and frozen. To do so, cool completely, freeze and then wrap airtight. Let thaw in wrapping. To reheat, place in cold oven and set at 300f. Bake until hot, about 5-7 minutes. Cut into wedges and serve hot. Yield: 2 12″ focaccias.

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Citrus- mint salsa

Ingredients

2 large pink grapefruit
2 large oranges
2 large limes
1 medium jalapenos
2 tbsp minced fresh mint
2 tsp finely minced shallots
1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

How to prepare

Cut a slice off the ends of each grapefruit down to the pulp. Sit grapefruit on one end. With a sharp knife, cut away the peel and white pith in slices from top to bottom. Cut between the membranes to remove the segments. Cut each section in half and place in bowl. Follow the same procedure with the oranges and limes. Add to grapefruit. Stir in rest of ingredients and refrigerate for about an hour. Pour off some of the liquid if salsa is too runny. Serve with fish or chicken. Makes 6 servings.

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Vegetarian red beans and dirty rice

Ingredients

2 cup brown rice
1 1/2 cup chopped red onion
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup finely diced carrots
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
1 tbsp ground cumin
1 tbsp ground coriander
2 tsp chili powder
3 3/4 cup vegetable stock
1 bay leaf
1 1/2 cup cooked red beans
1 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
1/2 tsp sea salt
3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
3 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro

How to prepare

Place medium-sized pot over med heat add the rice, onion, garlic, carrots, Celery, jalapeno, cumin, coriander, and chili powder, and heat for 3 to 5 mins, Stirring almost constantly, until lightly browned in another pot, bring the stock And bay leaf to a boil and add to the rice mixture cover the pan, lower the heat, And simmer for 15 mins add the beans, tomatoes, corn, and salt stir, cover, and Simmer for 15 more mins, or until the liquid is absorbed remove from the heat and Add the parsley and cilantro makes 8 cups, serves 6 to 8.

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Bleu cheese salad dressing, chart house

Ingredients

3/4 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt, scant
1/3 tsp garlic powder, scant
1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
1 1/3 cups mayonnaise
4 oz danish bleu cheese

How to prepare

Blend all ingredients, except mayonnaise and blue cheese at low speed for 2 minutes. Add mayonnaise and blend 1/2 minute at low speed, then blend 2 minutes at med speed. Crumble and add bleu cheese; blend at low speed no longer than 4 minutes. Recipe by the chart house restaurant in savannah.

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Beef Stir-Fry With Arugula

Ingredients

4 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 bunch green onions, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
1 package (8 ounces) sliced mushrooms
1 package (16 ounces) sliced beef for stir-fry
3 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 bunches arugula or 2 packages (8 ounces each)
prewashed spinach

How to prepare

Cook 1 cup rice. While it simmers, rinse arugula, then prepare stir-fry. (If you can’t find precut beef, slice a piece of round steak.)

1. In nonstick 12-inch skillet, heat 2 teaspoons oil over medium-high heat. Add green onions and mushrooms and cook until tender and brown, about 5 minutes, stirring often. Remove to bowl.

2. In same skillet, heat 1 teaspoon oil. Add half the beef and cook, stirring constantly, until beef just loses its pink color. Remove to bowl with vegetables. Cook remaining beef as above, adding remaining 1 teaspoon oil.

3. In cup, mix soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, and brown sugar. Return beef mixture to skillet; stir in soy-sauce mixture. Cook 1 minute to heat through, stirring. Remove from heat; stir in half the arugula.

4. Spoon beef mixture over remaining arugula on platter.

Each serving: About 260 calories, 29 g protein, 18 g
carbohydrate, 15 g total fat (5 g saturated), 48 mg
cholesterol, 875 mg sodium.

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Savory marinade for pork

Ingredients

1 cup dry white wine
3 lg cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp salt

How to prepare

Combine all ingredients. Pour over 6 lean boneless pork chops, at least 3/4″ thick (stab pork chops with a sharp knife several times). Marinate at least 2 hours. Grill or broil (or bake) pork chops, brushing with marinade during cooking. Serves 6.

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