Gyro

Ingredients

1 lb ground pork
1 lb ground lamb
1 tsp salt
some freshly ground black pepper
6 cloves of crushed garlic
the juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp oregano
2 tbsp ouzo

How to prepare

Mix and mold the meat on a metal skewer. Grill. Serve on pita bread, garnish with tzatziki, chopped tomatoes, sliced onions, some parsley, a sprinkling of oregano.

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Greek meatballs with egg and lemon sauce

Ingredients

1 1/2 lbs ground lamb or beef
1 medium onion, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tbsp minced parsley
1 tsp dried basil or mint
1/3 cup uncooked rice
1 tsp dried oregano

Salt and pepper to taste
3 eggs
chicken or beef stock
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
minced parsley
cooked rice

How to prepare

Put meat into a bowl with onion, garlic, uncooked rice, herbs, salt and pepper. Beat two of the egg whites until they froth and add them as well. Reserve yolks and the other egg for the sauce. Gently mix with a fork or your hands, and form walnut-size balls. Fry meatballs in vegetable oil over low heat. When lightly brown, remove with a slotted spoon to a saucepan. Add enough stock to cover meatballs, and simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Pour off stock through a sieve, and measure it. You will need 1 1/2 cups for the sauce. To make the sauce, beat reserved egg yolks and the whole egg together until quite frothy. Whisk in lemon juice bit by bit, then whisk in hot stock bit by bit, beating steadily. Pour over meatballs, and cook, stirring, over low heat until sauce thickens. Do not let it come to a boil, or it will separate. Serve on a bed of rice, sprinkled with parsley. Makes four servings.

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paul prudhomme’s egg foo yung

Ingredients

2 tbsp plus 1 tsp chef pau prudhomme’s seafood magic
1/2 tsp ground ginger
6 to 12 tbsp peanut oil, in all
1 cup diced ham
1 tbsp plus 1 tsp fresh minced ginger
1 cup chopped green onion tops
1 1/2 tsp minced fresh garlic
4 cup fresh sunflower, mung, or soybean sprouts
1 lb lump crab meat, picked over
1 lb sm peeled shrimp
8 eggs

How to prepare

If you can’t find the sprouts mentioned, you can use whatever is available in your area, such as radish or alfalfa sprouts the other, however, are larger and juicer, and give the omelets an exciting texture place 3 tbsp oil and the ham in a 10″ skillet over high heat, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the ham is light brown, about 4 mins add the fresh ginger, green onion tops, and minced garlic and cook until the vegetables are light brown, about 4 to 5 mins turn off the heat, turn the contents of the skillet into a lg bowl, and add the sprouts, crab meat, shrimp, all the seafood magic, and the ground ginger in a separate bowl, beat the eggs until light and fluffy fold the eggs into the mixture in the first bowl until all is well blended heat 3 tbsp oil in an 8- or 10″ skmllet over high heat when the oil is hot, add about 1/2 cup of the egg mixture into the skillet cook the individual omelets two at a time until golden brown on both sides, adding oil as needed drain on paper towels makes about 8 omelets serve immediately with or without soy sauce copyright c 1992 by paul prudhomme


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Spaghetti mizithra

Ingredients

1 lb spaghetti
1/2 lb kasseri cheese, grated
1/4 lb roman cheese, grated
1 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup chopped parsley

How to prepare

Cook spaghetti until tender but firm to the bite. Drain. Melt butter in large skillet until it turns brown. Meanwhile, combine cheeses. Place spaghetti on warm platter, sprinkle with mixed cheeses, then drizzle with browned butter. Sprinkle with parsley.

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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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Red beans & rice with pickled pork

Ingredients

Pickled pork 888
1/2 cup whole mustard seed
1 tbsp celery seed 2 bay leaves
6 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tbsp kosher salt
12 peppercorns
2 tbsp tabasco

1 quart white vinegar
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1 lb red beans, soaked overnight
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 bunch green onion, chopped
7 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 cup parsley, chopped

1 stalk celery, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 bay leaf
1 tsp thyme
1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
2 tsp tabasco
1/2 cup tomato catsup
1 lb smoked sausage, thick sliced
1 lb pickled pork (see above), rinsed water to cover

How to prepare

To make pickled pork: combine the above and boil three minutes. Cool to room temperature. Add up to 2 lb of cubed pork butt, place in non-metallic bowl and refrigerate, covered, for three or more days.
To make red beans: combine above in a pot and cook covered on medium heat about 1-1/2 hours. Serve over rice.

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Baby carrots with herbs

Ingredients

1 lb baby carrots, trimmed and scraped
2 tbsp chopped chervil or parsley
2 tbsp butter
pinch freshly grated nutmeg
salt and ground white pepper to taste

How to prepare

Place the carrots in a small saucepan with water to cover. Add salt and pepper. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until they are tender. Do not overcook. Drain. In the same saucepan add the butter, nutmeg and chervil. Blend well and serve. Yield: makes 4 servings.

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Greek style lamb soup

Ingredients

Meaty lamb bones (from leftover roast leg of lamb)
1 quart water
1/2 tsp salt
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 onion, chopped
2 tbsp raw rice

1 carrot, sliced
1 rib celery, sliced
5 or 6 green onions, sliced
1 or 2 sprigs fresh parsley, chopped
2 tbsp chopped fresh dill (or 2 teaspoons dried)
1/2 cup skim milk

1 tsp cornstarch
4 hard-cooked eggs, shredded

How to prepare

In a large pot or dutch oven combine lamb bones with water, salt, lemon juice and onion; heat to boiling; skim foam. Lower heat and simmer, covered, 2 hours (or 40 minutes in a pressure cooker, according to manufacturer’s directions). Remove bone and set aside to cool. Skim fat from broth. Combine fat- skimmed broth with rice, vegetables, parsley and dillweed. Cover and simmer 20 minutes, or until tender. Meanwhile, remove meat from bones and add meat to soup. Combine skim milk and cornstarch; mix well. Stir into simmering soup until soup is slightly thickened. Presentation: spoon soup into four bowls and top with shredded egg. Yield: makes 4 servings, less than 195 calories each (or 3 meal-size servings, about 255 calories each).

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Posole

Ingredients

2 med onions, coarsely chopped
3 tbsp olive oil
1 med zucchini, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp chili powder
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tbsp fresh squeezed lime juice
2 cans (15 1/2 oz each) yellow hominy, drained
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1 cup shredded monterey jack and cheddar cheeses
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped

How to prepare

Cook onions in a heavy lg skillet over med high heat 5 minutes or until onions begin to soften. Stirring frequently, add zucchini, garlic, chili powder, and cumin; cook about 5 minutes or until onions begin to brown. Reduce heat to med low. Add hominy, lime juice, salt, and pepper; stir until well blended. Continue cooking until hominy is heated through. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese and chopped cilantro. Garnish with cilantro leaves and serve warm. Serves 12 note: you can add chopped chicken or chorizo if you want to add meat.

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