Cantonese dinner

Ingredients

1 1/2 lb pork steak, 1/2″ thick, cut into strips
1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons oil
1 1/2 tablespoons vinegar
1 large onion, sliced
1/2 teaspoons salt
1 small green pepper, cut into strips 2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
1 4-ounce can mushrooms, drained

How to prepare

Brown pork strips in oil in skillet to remove excess fat. Drain on double paper towel. Place pork strips and all remaining ingredients into crock-pot. Cover and cook on low 6 to 8 hours. (high: 3 hours). Serve over hot fluffy rice. Serves 4.

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Ultimate cheesecake

Ingredients

Cheesecake crust:
2 cups cinnamon graham crackers -ab 26
6 tbsp butter, melted

filling:
3 (8 oz pkgs) cream cheese, softened
1-1/3 cups sugar

3 eggs
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp grated lemon peel
2 tsp vanilla extract

topping:
2 cups sour cream

3 tbsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla

glaze:
1/2 cups sugar
1-1/2 tbsp cornstarch
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cups water
1/3 cups fresh lemon juice
1 egg yolk
1 tbsp butter
2 tsp grated lemon peel

How to prepare

Preheat oven to 350

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Dill pickle soup

Ingredients

1 cup margarine
1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 qt chicken broth
12 oz dill pickles, shredded or fine chopped (1 1/2 cups)
1 cup white wine/chicken broth
1/2 md onion, fine chopped
3 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp vinegar
1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp salt
1 tsp dill weed
1 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp white pepper
2 bay leaves
2 cup warm milk
Dash green food color, opt
Croutons, opt

How to prepare

In a lg kettle, melt butter. Add flour; cook and stir until bubbly. Gradually add broth. Add the next 12 ingredients ; bring to a boil over med. Heat. Reduce the heat; add milk. Remove bay leaves. Add food color and garnish with croutons.

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Grilled rack of lamb with rosemary

Ingredients

3 lg cloves garlic, minced
3 tbsp light-tasting olive oil
3 tbsp dry red wine
1 tbsp dijon mustard
1 tbsp dried rosemary
1 1/2 tsp salt
Freshly ground pepper
3 lamb racks, about 2 lb each, trimmed of most visible fat

How to prepare

Combine garlic, olive oil, wine, mustard, rosemary, salt and pepper in sm dish Rub over surface of lamb, using fingers (wear rubber gloves to prevent garlic Fragrance on hands) let rest at room temperature 1/2 hour grill over moderately hot Coals, turning several times until cooked to desired doneness, roughly 17 minutes For med rare let meat rest 10 minutes tented with foil to serve, cut through ribs To slice meat, dividing each rack into 2 servings makes 6 servings

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Roast lamb with potatoes

Ingredients

3 garlic cloves
1 leg of young spring lamb
salt and pepper
1 lemon; juiced
salt
2 cup -hot water
4 tbsp butter; melted

20 sm potatoes; peeled
2 tbsp tomato paste

How to prepare

Wash leg of lamb. Slit with sharp knife in various places on both sides of lamb. Slice garlic thinly and insert the slices in slits made in lamb. Season with salt and pepper and brush with melted butter. Squeeze lemon juice over lamb and place in roasting pan, fat side up. Roast at 450 f for 1/2 hour.
While lamb is browning, sprinkle potatoes with salt, rub with tomato paste, and let stand for a few minutes. Add potatoes to the baking pan with the water and lower oven temperature to 350 f. Turn and baste the potatoes occasionally during the roasting period. When lamb is done, remove to hot serving platter and keep warm. Increase oven temperature to 425 f and brown potatoes for 20 minutes longer.

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Greek patates – greek potatoes

Ingredients

3 lb white potatoes
1/2 cup chopped yellow onions
1/4 cup finely minced garlic
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp dry oregano
1/2 tsp basil

1 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup vegetable oil
water (as needed)

How to prepare

Preheat the oven to 400 f. In a large baking pan place the peeled and quartered potatoes (add enough potatoes so that they fill the pan up, 3/4″ from the top). Sprinkle on the onions, garlic, salt, pepper, oregano, basil, lemon juice, and vegetable oil. Add enough water so that the potatoes are just covered. Stir the ingredients together very thoroughly so that everything is well mixed.
Bake the potato mixture for 45 minutes. Carefully stir the ingredients together so that they are re-mixed. Bake the potatoes for another 45 minutes, or until they are tender. Remove the potatoes with a slotted spoon.

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Stuffed boneless lamb roast

Ingredients

1 boneless lamb shoulder
1 clove garlic, peeled and cut into slivers
2 cups fresh breadcrumbs
2 slices of bacon, chopped
Grated rind of 1 orange
1 egg
1 tsp dried basil
1 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
Juice of 1 orange
1 tbsp honey

How to prepare

1. Open the lamb shoulder and spread it flat, skin side down. Make small slits in the meat and insert garlic slivers.
2. In a lg bowl, combine breadcrumbs, bacon, orange rind, egg, basil, and parsley. Spread lamb with stuffing. Roll meat up, tucking in any loose ends. Tie securely in several places with string.
3. On a rack in a roasting pan, roast shoulder in a 325 f oven for about 1 hour, or until meat is just pink. During the last 15 minutes of roasting, brush lamb with orange juice combined with honey. Serves 4 to 6.

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Carrot and red pepper soup

Ingredients

The carrot soup 8888
4 tbsp unsalted butter
6 cups water
6 large carrots 1/2″ dice
1/2 half yellow onion 1/4″ dice
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper

1 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
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2 tbsp unsalted butter
3 medium red bell pepper, diced
2/3 cup water
1/4 tsp salt
red wine vinegar to taste

1/8 tsp freshly ground pepper
garnishes 8888
chopped fresh chervil leaves
creme fraiche (thinned with warm water)

How to prepare

Prepare the carrot soup: melt the butter in a 6-quart stainless steel soup pot. Add 1 cup of the water, the carrots and onion. Bring to a low simmer; cover and stew for 30 minutes. Remove the cover from the pot. The vegetables should be very tender and the water almost entirely evaporated. If not, continue cooking them until they are. Add the remaining 5 cups of water and bring to a boil. In a blender or food processor, puree the soup in batches for 3 minutes each. Season with salt, pepper and lemon juice. The soup should have a velvety consistency and be slightly thicker than heavy cream. Set aside.
Prepare red pepper soup: in a 3-quart saucepan, melt the butter. Add the peppers and water, bring to a simmer, and cook, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until the peppers are very tender. Most of the water will have evaporated during this time. In a blender or food processor, puree the peppers with 1/2 cup of the water and pass the puree through a medium-fine sieve to catch any bits of skin. Return the soup to the pan and add salt. If the pepper soup lacks depth, correct it with a few drops of red wine vinegar. If necessary, thin the red pepper soup with a little of the remaining water so its consistency is similar to that of the carrot soup. Presentation: pour two-thirds cup of the carrot soup into each of 8 warmed bowls. Stir 2 tbsp of the red pepper soup into the center. Garnish with chervil and creme fraiche if desired. Draw the cream over the surface with the tines of a fork. Yield: makes 8 servings.

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Crawfish etouffe

Ingredients

1/4 cup butter or margarine
3 tsp flour
1 1/2 cup onion; minced
1/2 cup scallion; chopped
1/2 cup celery; chopped
2 garlic clove; minced
1 tsp tomato paste
2 cup fish stock (see note)
1 cup tomato; chopped
2 cup crayfish meat
1/4 cup parsley; chopped
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper, black
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
2 cup rice, cooked – hot

How to prepare

Melt butter in lb saucepan over low heat; remove from heat and stir in flour until smooth. Return to heat and cook, stirring, for 10 minutes, until roux is dark brown. Stir in chopped white and green onions, celery and garlic; cook about 10 minutes. Add tomato paste to fish stock; stir into onion mixture. Add tomatoes, crayfish, parsley and seasonings; cover and simmer 20 minutes. Serve over hot rice. Note: make fish stock from heads and tails of fish and/or crawfish. Yield: 4 servings.

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