Mustard sauce for corned beef

Ingredients

1-1/2 tbsp butter
1/4 cup prepared mustard
1 egg
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
1/8 tsp pepper
1/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup cider vinegar

How to prepare

Melt butter in small pan; cool. In small bowl beat egg, sugars, mustard, salt, and pepper until well combined. Beat in vinegar. Stir mixture into cool butter. Over medium heat, bring to boil, stirring. Reduce heat. Simmer 3 minutes and then serve hot.

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Corned beef and cabbage

Ingredients

3 to 4 lb corned beef brisket
3 carrots, cut in 3″ pieces
1 to 2 cups water
1/2 sm head cabbage, in wedges
2 to 3 medium onions, quartered

How to prepare

Put all ingredients except cabbage wedges in crock-pot in order listed. Cover and cook on low 10 to 12 hours. (high: 5 to 6 hours). Add cabbage, pushing down to moisten, after 6 hours on low (or 3 hours on high).
Cabbage- to prepare more cabbage than crock-pot will hold with large brisket, cook it separately in skillet. Remove 1 cup of broth from crock-pot during last hour of cooking. Pour over cabbage wedges in skillet. Cover and cook slowly for 20 to 30 minutes.

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Zucchini and tomatoes

Ingredients

6 to 8 medium zucchini, sliced
1 tsp dried basil
14 oz can whole peeled tomatoes (with juice)
salt & pepper
1 large onion, chopped
3 tbsp olive oil

1/2 cup cracker crumbs
butter (about 1 tablespoon)

How to prepare

Cut the tomatoes in small pieces and mix together everything except the crumbs and butter. Place the mixture in an oiled baking dish of a size to take the vegetables mounded up, as they will shrink quite a lot in cooking. Top with the crumbs and dots of butter and bake at 375f. For about 30 minutes or until the vegetables are tender and the crumbs are brown. For 6 servings

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Pineapple salsa

Ingredients

20 oz crushed pineapple with juice, canned or fresh 1/2 cup minced red bell pepper 1/4 cup minced green bell pepper 1 tbsp minced green onion 2 tsp each minced cilantro and jalapeno 1 tsp grated lime zest optional: 1 cups peeled, seeded ripe tomato optional: olive oil, fresh lime juice

How to prepare

Drain 1/2 cups of juice from pineapple a reserve for other use. Combine all ingredients, cover and refrigerate for 2-4 hours. Serve at room temperature or slightly chilled. Spoon over chicken or fish or tacos or use as dip for chips. Makes about 2 cups, more if tomato is used.

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White bean soup

Ingredients

1 lb dry white beans
7 cups hot water
1 cup chopped onions
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground marjoram

1/2 tsp dried dillweed
1/4 tsp ground red pepper
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 cup chopped green onions

How to prepare

Place the beans in a large pot and add enough water to cover; let them soak for 8 hours or overnight. Drain the beans. In the same pot, combine the beans, hot water and the remaining ingredients, except for the green onions, and place over med heat. Simmer, covered, for 1 hour, or until the beans are tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and stir in the green onions; let the soup stand for 10 minutes before serving. Makes 4 main-course servings.

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Spaghetti & crab meat

Ingredients

1/4 cup olive oil (extra virgin)
1 tsp black pepper
1 1/2 cup chopped onions
2 tsp salt
2 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 cup chopped parsley

1 1/2 cup water
1/4 cup chopped celery
1 lb fresh crab meat (well picked)
14-oz solid pack tomatoes
1/4 cup spanish sherry
1 cup tomato sauce
parmesan cheese

How to prepare

Saut

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Garithes yiouvetsi – baked prawns

Ingredients

1 kg large uncooked prawns
1 med onion; finely chopped
1/2 cup olive oil
1 cup chopped spring onions
2 garlic cloves; crushed
2 cup chopped, peeled tomatoes
1/2 cup dry white wine

1/4 cup chopped parsley
1/2 tsp dried rigani or oregano
salt
freshly ground pepper
125 g feta cheese

How to prepare

Shell prawns, leaving last segment of shell and the tail intact. De-vein and rinse. Drain and dry with paper towels and refrigerate until required.
In a pan gently fry onion in oil until transparent, add spring onion and garlic and cook 2 minutes longer. Add tomatoes, wine, most of the parsley, rigani and salt and pepper to taste. Cover and simmer gently for 30 minutes until thick.
Spoon half of the tomato sauce into 6 individual oven dishes or 1 large oven dish. Add prawns and spoon remaining sauce over them. Coarsely crumble feta cheese and sprinkle on top.
Cook in a very hot oven (500 f) for 10-12 minutes until prawns are pink and the feta melted and lightly browned. Sprinkle with remaining parsley and serve immediately as a first course with crusty bread. Serves: 6

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Boned fillet of pork

Ingredients

4-lb fillet of pork
1/3 cup brandy, rum or bourbon
2 cups pineapple juice
1 can of pineapple slices
1/4 tsp thyme
1 bay leaf
1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper
parsley

How to prepare

Heat a heavy dutch oven and brown the pork in it, turning frequently to render the fat. When the meat is golden brown all around, pour the liquor over it and ignite! When the flame dies down, add the pineapple juice and seasonings. Cover the pan and cook over very low heat, allowing 25 minutes per pound. Remove the pork from the pan and strain the juices through a strainer lined with a damp cloth. ( the excess fat will cling to the cloth.) Return the juices to the pot and correct the seasoning. Add the pineapple slices to the pan gravy to warm them, and keep the sauce hot while you slice the pork and arrange it on a serving platter. Garnish the platter with the pineapple slices and parsley and pour the juice over the meat. 8 to 10 servings.

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Cucumber and mango salsa with citrus

Ingredients

1 lg ripe mango, peeled & chopped
1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
1/2 cups finely chopped red onion
1/4 cups fresh orange juice
1/4 cups fresh lime juice

2 tbsp chopped cilantro
salt to taste

How to prepare

Combine all ingredients except cilantro and salt. Cover and refrigerate 1-4 hours. At serving time, stir in cilantro and season with salt. Makes about 3 cups.

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Thai-style grilled new york steak salad

Ingredients

10 oz tender new york steak
2 tbsp lime juice
2 tbsp fish sauce or soy sauce
1/4 tbsp chopped garlic
1/4 tbsp chopped lemon grass
sugar and chili pepper to your taste
2 tbsp sliced onion

2 tbsp chopped chinese parsley
2 tbsp sliced carrot
2 tbsp shredded green mango
some fresh lettuce, tomato and cucumber

How to prepare

Grill steak to about medium or medium-rare, then slice it as thick or thin as you like. Toss the steak with all the ingredients served on a bed of fresh lettuce and topped with roasted peanuts. Originally from thailand, saetung

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