Pebre – chilean hot salsa

Ingredients

2 tbsp oil, olive
1 tbsp vinegar, wine, red
1/3 cup water
4 chiles, aji, seeded, stemmed and minced
2 garlic clove, minced
1/2 cup onion, minced
1/2 cup cilantro, minced
1 tsp oregano, minced
Salt to taste

How to prepare

Combine the olive oil, vinegar and water in a bowl and beat with a whisk. Add remaining ingredients, mix well, and let stand for 2 hours to blend the flavors. Served with grilled or roasted meats substitute 1 jalapeno or 1 habanero chile if the aji chiles are unavailable. Yield: 2 cups.

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Curry chicken stuffed with celery

Ingredients

3 lb. Chicken cut in pieces
1/2 tsp curry powder
1 small bunch celery cut into 2″ lengths (save the leaves)
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp savory

2 tbsp all purpose flour (opt.)

How to prepare

Wash and wipe the chicken and rub the skin all over with curry powder. In the slow cooker make a bed of the celery pieces. Place the chicken in the pot, layered with celery leaves, and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and savory. Cover and cook on low for 5-7 hours. Before serving: you can serve the chicken plain or turn the cooking liquid into a delicious sauce. Drain the juices from the cooker and skim off and reserve about 1-2 tab.. Of chicken fat. Pour the juices into a small skillet; turn the heat to high and boiled own until there is 1/2-3/4 cup of stock. In another skillet, over low heat, warm the chicken fat and stir the four into it. When you have a smooth paste, pour the cooked down stock into the skillet, stirring quickly to keep the sauce smooth. Simmer 3-4 minutes or until thickened. Taste and add salt and pepper if needed. Place the chicken in a serving dish with the celery pieces around it and pour the sauce over all. Yield: 6-8 servings

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1705 ad tomato sauce

Ingredients

3 tbsp extra virgin italian olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed & chopped
1 lb fresh, ripe whole tomatoes peeled and segmented
1/2 tsp salt
5 very large or 10 medium basil leaves, fresh and unbruised

How to prepare

Heat the olive oil over low heat in a heavy, non-reactive saucepan and add the chopped garlic and a grind or two (no more) of black pepper. Take care that the garlic doesn’t brown. After a minute (no more) add the tomatoes and stir with a wooden spoon. Break up the pulp evenly. Add the salt, stir, and let the sauce stew for about 6 – 7 minutes over a gentle heat. You don’t want to reduce the sauce at all. Wipe, but do not wash, the basil leaves. That may cause discoloration. Add them whole to the sauce and cook gently until the tomatoes are soft and the basil has released its flavor. Do not overcook. Remove from the heat, allow to cool and remove basil leaves. They should be dark and wilted. If you follow these directions exactly, and use only the finest ingredients, you will be very pleased with this sauce.

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Grilled stuffed peppers

Ingredients

Marinade:
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup red wine
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tbsp fresh mint
1 tbsp fresh rosemary
1 tbsp fresh thyme
1/2 lb lamb, cut into one” chunks
4 med green peppers
1 med tomatoes, peeled, seeded, diced
1/4 cup green onion, diced
1 tbsp fresh mint, chopped

1/4 cup pine nuts, roasted
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 cup rice
1 cup beef broth
1 garlic clove, crushed
1/2 tsp dried rosemary
1/2 tsp dried thyme

How to prepare

24 hours in advance: make up the marinade. (the herbs need not be chopped but should be at least crumbled in your hand.) Place lamb and marinade in a zip-lock bag and refrigerate until about two hours before serving. While marinating, shake the bag on occasion to re-mix ingredients. Remove lamb from refrigerator and warm to room temperature. (2 – 3 hours) cook rice in beef broth with savory, thyme, and garlic. Drain lamb reserving marinade. Coarsely chop lamb in food processor. Place in a large bowl. Cut off tops of peppers and hollow out. Remove the stem from the tops and dice tops. Add to lamb along with tomatoes, onions, 2 tbsp mint, cheese, salt, pepper, and rice. Add 1/2 cup of reserved marinade (the remaining marinade can be thrown away.) Mix thoroughly and stuff into peppers. (at this point the peppers can be refrigerated for up to 12 hours before cooking.) Build a medium fire in your grill. When the coals are ready, spread to the outside edges of the grill. Place peppers in the center of the grill and cover grill. Cook ten minutes and rotate peppers to present a new side to the coals. Cook another ten minutes and rotate again. Cook another ten minutes and serve.

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Spaghetti alla puttanesca

Ingredients

12 oz spaghetti
12 oz fresh tomatoes or canned
4 oz large black olives, stoned and sliced
8 canned anchovies fillets
1 tbsp capers

2 cloves garlic
1 tbsp parsley
6 tbsp olive oil
2 dried red chilies, crumbled
salt (if not using the anchovies)

How to prepare

Cook the spaghetti in boiling salted water for about ten minutes. Towards the end of the cooking time, fry the anchovies, garlic and red chili in the olive oil for one minute. Add the tomatoes, olives and capers and cook for a couple of minutes more. Season to taste. Drain the spaghetti, add to the sauce, sprinkle in the parsley and mix well.

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Curried pork chops

Ingredients

8 thin pork chops
dash of salt
dash of pepper
1 tsp vegetable shortening
1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
1 tbsp curry powder
1 cup catsup

1/2 cup worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp cider vinegar
3/4 cup water

How to prepare

Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper; brown in shortening in a large frying pan; remove and set aside. Stir onion and curry powder into drippings in pan; saut

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Potato cakes (aloo roti)

Ingredients

4 large potatoes
1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp salt
3 fresh hot green chile peppers
3 tbsp chopped fresh coriander leaves
3 tbsp butter
vegetable oil for frying

How to prepare

Boil the potatoes in their skins, drain well and peel. Work in a food processor with the flour, salt, seeded and chopped chile peppers, coriander and melted butter to make a soft dough. Be careful not to over-process to the point of the dough becoming a paste that sticks to the processor bowl. Leave in a warm place for about half an hour. Divide into six portions and roll out each to form a disc about 6″ in diameter. These breads can either be cooked on an oiled heavy griddle or lightly fried until each side is nicely brown. Makes 6.

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Reduced-fat macaroni and cheese

Ingredients

8 oz macaroni, elbow twists
16 oz cottage cheese, low-fat 1%
2 tbsp flour, all-purpose
2 cup skim milk
4 oz cheese, sharp cheddar shred
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper, ground black
1/4 tsp nutmeg ground
1/4 cup cheese, parmesan grated

How to prepare

Beginning about 45 minutes before serving:

1. Prepare macaroni as label directs but do not add salt to water; drain. 2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees f. Spray shallow, broiler-safe, 2 1/2-quart casserole with nonstick cooking spray. 3. In food processor with knife blade attached, blend cottage cheese until smooth. (or, in blender at high speed, blend cottage cheese with 1/4 cup of the milk called for in recipe, for easier blending.) 4. In 2-quart saucepan, mix flour with 1/4 cup milk until smooth. Slowly stir in remaining cups milk until blended. Cook over med heat until mixture just boils and thickens slightly, stirring frequently. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in cottage cheese, cheddar, salt, pepper and nutmeg. 5. Place macaroni in casserole; cover with cheese sauce. Bake, uncovered, 20 minutes. 6. Remove casserole from oven. Turn oven control to broil. Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top of macaroni mixture. 7. Place casserole in broiler at closest position to source of heat; broil 2 to 3 minutes until top is golden brown. Yield: 4 servings – even better than – the old-favorite recipe.”

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Snickers cheesecake

Ingredients

1 cup chocolate wafer crumbs
3 tbsp margarine, melted
24 oz cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup unbleached all-purp. Flour
3 large eggs
1/2 cup sour cream

1 tsp vanilla
1 cup mini snickers bars cut into chunks (about 16 mini-bars)

How to prepare

Combine crumbs and margarine; press onto bottom of 9″ spring form pan. Bake at 350

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Cauliflower and potato curry

Ingredients

4 cups potatoes, peeled and quartered
1 small cauliflower, cut into florets
3/4 tsp ground turmeric
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
3/4 tsp salt

Big pinch of sugar
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 1/4 cups water
1/2 tsp garam masala

How to prepare

Add all ingredients to a crockpot and cook on low for approximately six hours.

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