Barbecued Short Ribs

Ingredients

3 lb Short ribs (or chicken)
2 c Chicken broth
2 c :Water, or enough to barely cover ribs
1 tb Brown sugar
1/4 c Cider vinegar
1/4 c Catsup
2 tb Tomato paste
1 tb Dry mustard
1 ts Worcestershire sauce
1/4 ts Ground cloves
1 ts Chili powder
1/4 ts Cayenne pepper

How to prepare

THE DAY BEFORE GRILLING THE RIBS, put the sugar and vinegar in a pot large enough to hold the ribs and place over medium heat on top of the stove. Cook until the vinegar reduces and forms a syrup with the sugar, about 8 minutes. Watch carefully, as the syrup will suddenly darken in color. Immediately add the broth, water, catsup, tomato paste, mustard, Worcestershire, cloves, chili powder and pepper and bring to a boil. Add the ribs and cook 20 minutes. (If using chicken, cook for 10 minutes.) Remove from heat, remove the ribs from the liquid and place covered in the refrigerator. Cook the liquid over medium heat until it becomes thick and syrupy. The next day, light a charcoal grill. Place the ribs on the grill so they are not directly over the coals and cover the grill so that smoke collects inside. If your grill does not have a cover, improvise one out of aluminium foil.

Cook for 40 minutes, basting with barbecue sauce every 10 minutes. When ribs are well heated, remove to a platter and serve. Offer any additional barbecue sauce on the side.

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CHICKEN BREASTS MILANO

Ingredients

8 Whole chicken breasts – split
1/2 cup Olive or vegetable oil
1/2 cup Dry white wine
2 Cloves garlic – crushed
1 teaspoon Fresh Italian parsley – chopped
1 teaspoon Dried leaf oregano – crumbled
Salt
Pepper
1/8 teaspoon Crushed red-pepper flakes – (or more)
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese – grated
Fresh spinach leaves – steamed
Hot cooked rice
Red bell pepper strips

How to prepare

ix oil, wine, garlic, parsley, oregano, salt and pepper (to taste). Marinate chicken in a shallow pan, covered, for several hours or overnight. Remove chicken and reserve marinade. Place breasts, skin- side up in 1 or 2 roasting pans; do not crowd. Brush with part of reserved marinade. Bake in 375 F oven, basting occasionally with marinade, for 40 minutes until skin is crisp. Sprinkle part of Parmesan over the chicken and return to oven just until Parmesan begins to turn golden. Line a warm platter with steamed spinach leaves, then with rice. Arrange chicken breasts on top and sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese. Garnish with red pepper strips (NOTE: Chicken breasts can be grilled about 4 inches from coals for 20 minutes, turning and basting with marinade until chicken is golden.

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Crostini with beans

Ingredients

4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 large garlic cloves, peeled and chopped fine, divided use
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
1 lb broccoli rabe, swiss chard or spinach, washed and trimmed
salt to taste

1 1/2 cups cooked and drained tuscan-style beans (see recipe)
6 1/2″ slices italian bread, lightly toasted

How to prepare

In a large saucepan, heat two tbsp of the olive oil, half the garlic and all of the red pepper over medium heat 1 minute or until fragrant. Add the greens and salt. If the greens are dry, add 2 tbsp water. Cover and cook until tender, about 10 minutes for broccoli rabe and swiss chard or 5 minutes for spinach. Meanwhile, in a medium-size saucepan, heat the remaining oil and garlic 1 minute. Stir in the beans, cover and cook over low heat until heated through. Coarsely mash the beans. Spread the beans over the toasted bread. Top with the greens and a spoonful of their cooking liquid. Serve immediately. Yield: makes 6 servings. Crostini with beans

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Baked Barbecued Pork Buns

Ingredients

Barbecued Pork Filling
1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
2 teaspoons oyster sauce
1/2 cup (4 fl oz/125 ml) water
2 teaspoons cornstarch (cornflour)
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon peanut oil or corn oil
1 small yellow onion, diced
2 green (spring) onions, chopped
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1 lb (500 g) Cantonese barbecued pork, diced
1 teaspoon Asian sesame oil

Bread Dough
1 package (2 1/2 teaspoons) active dry yeast
3 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup (2 fl oz/60 ml) warm water (110

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New england seafood chowder

Ingredients

3 lb mixed fresh fish (a choice of cod, halibut, haddock and/or scrod), cut into 3/4″ pieces
8 bacon slices, chopped
2 lg onions, chopped
1 tbsp curry powder
32 oz clam juice
4 cups 1/2″ dice peeled white potatoes (about 3 pounds)
4 cups 1/2″ dice peeled butternut squash (about 3 pounds)
2 bay leaves
4 cups chopped kale leaves
5 cups milk

1 cup half and half
2 tbsp minced fresh thyme or 2 tsp dried, crumbled

How to prepare

To render fat, cook chopped bacon in heavy large saucepan over medium-high heat 5 minutes. Add chopped onions and saut

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Fast egg foo yung

Ingredients

Basic chinese sauce – see recipe
2 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp soy sauce
4 cups (about 1 pound) fresh mung bean sprouts
4 scallions, chopped
1/2 lb mushrooms, sliced

8 eggs
freshly ground pepper to taste
oil for frying

How to prepare

Prepare the basic chinese sauce – up to the point before heating it, and set it aside. Heat the oil and soy sauce in a large skillet or wok. Add sprouts, scallions, and mushrooms and fry over moderate heat until they are all slightly wilted. Remove from heat. Beat 2 eggs in small bowl. Grind in a little pepper and stir in 1/4 of fried vegetables. Heat just enough oil to coat bottom of a 6 or 7 in. Non-stick skillet. When the oil is hot enough to make a drop of oil sizzle add egg mixture, cover, and cook over moderate heat until the bottom is nicely browned and the eggs are fairly set on top. Flip and brown other side uncovered. Repeat process three more times with rest of eggs and vegetables (2 eggs, 1/4 vegetables each time). Keep pancakes hot while others cook. While last pancake is cooking finish preparing sauce. Serve right away, covering each pancake with generous portion of the sauce.

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Deep fried french toast

Ingredients

2 eggs
1/3 cup milk
1/4 tsp salt
4 slices bread (1″ thick)
maple syrup
honey
fruit syrup

How to prepare

Preheat the oil in the deep fryer. Beat the eggs with the milk and salt in a shallow dish. Trim the crusts from the bread. Dip the bread, one slice at a time, into the egg mixture. Let stand for a few seconds. Turn the bread and repeat on the other side. Use a slotted spoon or fryer basket to lower the bread into the deep fryer. Fry until golden brown (about 2 minutes). Drain. Serve hot with maple or fruit syrup or honey. Goes well with sausage links, ham, bacon, etc. Yields 4 slices

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Spicy thai style ground chicken with basil

Ingredients

1.5 tbsp vegetable oil
12 oz ground chicken, turkey, or beef
3 green onions, chopped
juice of 1/2 lime
2 cloves garlic, minced
1-2 hot peppers (seeded if prefer that the dish isn’t too hot), minced

1 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp chili paste with garlic, or to taste
1 tsp sugar
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
cooked rice

How to prepare

Heat oil in wok on high. Add chicken and stir fry 45 sec. Add garlic and hot pepper. Cook until the chicken is no longer pink, ~2-3 min. Add green onions, lime juice, fish sauce, chili paste, & sugar. Stir fry 30 sec. Add basil immediately before removing from heat. Serve over rice serves 2

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