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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Scallop kabobs

Ingredients

1 lb. Scallops
1 can button mushrooms, drained
2 tab salad oil
2 tab soy sauce
2 tab lemon juice
2 tab parsley
1/2 tea salt & dash pepper
13 oz can pineapple chunks
green pepper chunks
melted butter

How to prepare

If large scallops are used, cut into 3 or 4 pieces. Place scallops and mushrooms in a shallow glass dish. Combine oil, soy sauce, lemon juice, parsley, salt and pepper and pour over scallops. Cover and refrigerate 30 mins, turning scallops and mushrooms once. Partially fry the bacon, drain and cut into half. On kabob skewers place alternate scallops, mushrooms, bacon, pineapple and green peppers. Set oven control on broil and/or 550. Broil kabobs 3″ from heat for 5 to 8 mins, turning once and basting with melted butter.

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Gourmet’s curry crockpot

Ingredients

1 large onion, peeled and chopped 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
3 tbs. Butter or vegetable oil
1 lb. Bottom round of beef, cut in 1″ cubes
1 tbs. Ground coriander
1/2 tsp. Ground turmeric
1/2 tsp. Ground cumin
1/2 tsp. Red pepper flakes
1/8 tsp. Ground ginger
2 cups beef bouillon

How to prepare

To cook: in a large skillet over medium high heat, saut

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Eggplant Manicotti

Ingredients

1 md Eggplant
Vegetable Cooking Spray
20 milliliters Garlic – Sliced
3 cups spinach leaves
1 Red Pepper
3 lg Plum Tomatoes
1/2 cup cottage cheese, lowfat
1 tablespoonDried Thyme
1/4 teaspoon Pepper
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1 tablespoonLemon Juice
8 manicotti – cooked
3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese – grated

How to prepare

Make Several 1/2 in. Slits On Eggplant. Insert Garlic Slices. Bakeat 350 For 1 Hour. Let Cool. Peel & Cut Into 1-Inch Cubes. Cut Pepper in Half Lengthwise. Place Pepper, With Skin Side Up On A Baking Sheet Flatten With Palm Of Hand. Broil 3 in. From Heat 10 Min OR Until Charred. Place in Ice Water, Let Stand 5 Min. Remove From Water, Peel
& Discard Skins Knife Blade in Processor; Add Eggplant, Pepper, Tomatoes, Thyme & Salt Process Mixture Until Chopped. Stuff Each Shell With 1/3 C. Mixture. Put in Baking Dish Coated With Spray. Cover & Bake At 350 For 30 Min Wash Processor Bowl & Blade. Combine Spinach Cottage Cheese, Lemonjuice,& Pepper in Processor & Process Until Smooth. Spoon Spinach Mixture Over Shells And Sprinkle With Parmesan. Cover And Let Stand 5 Min Yield: 4 Servings ( About 203 Cal. Per 2 Shells And 1/3 C. Sauce.)

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Pasta with tomatoes, pine nuts & artichoke hearts

Ingredients

1/4 cups olive oil
1/2 cup pine nuts
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 large tomatoes, seeded and chopped
2 6-oz jars marinated artichoke hearts, drained
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

2 tsp chopped fresh oregano or 1/2 tsp dried, crumbled
salt and pepper
9 oz angel hair pasta, freshly cooked
grated parmesan

How to prepare

Heat oil in heavy medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add pine nuts and garlic and saut

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Beer batter fried fish

Ingredients

2 lb white fish fillets
oil for deep frying
1 egg
1 cup lager beer
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp black pepper

1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

How to prepare

Put oil in dutch oven or other deep pot to a depth of at least 3″. Set over medium-high flame. Cut fillets into pieces about 2″x4″.
In a bowl, mix egg, beer and 2 tbsp oil together. Stir in flour and spices. Mix until batter is smooth; it should be a little runny. When oil is hot (350-360f degrees), dip fish into batter with tongs or fingers, allowing excess batter to drip back into the bowl. Gently place fish in the oil and cook until golden brown, about 5-7 minutes. Do not crowd fish; cook in batches. Drain on paper towels and serve immediately.
Hints use dark beer for stronger flavor. Don’t skimp on oil, and use a large pot, not a skillet. Use a skimmer between batches to remove burned bits of batter. Pat fish dry before dipping into the batter. Yield: 4 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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Caramelized chicken with garlic and ginger

Ingredients

4 chicken thighs
4 chicken drumsticks
4 chicken wings
Salt and pepper
2 tbsp cooking oil
2 med onions, chopped
Glaze
4 tbsp tomato sauce
2 tsp worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp honey
2 tbsp vinegar
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
Sm piece fresh ginger, finely chopped

How to prepare

Preheat oven to 200c/400f put the chicken pieces in a roasting dish and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Trickle with oil. Bake for 15 minutes, until chicken skin is starting to get golden. Meanwhile mix all the ingredients for the glaze in a sm bowl. Pour the glaze over the chicken and sprinkle onion over the top. Put back in the oven for another 10 minutes turning over the pieces of chicken halfway through the cooking time. The chicken is ready when it is a shiny dark brown. – serves 4

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New orleans style barbecue shrimp

Ingredients

2 large artichokes (each about 3/4 lb)
1 large garlic clove
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice, or to taste
1 tbsp freshly ground black pepper
2 tsp worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp tabasco
1/2 tsp dried basil, crumbled
1/2 tsp salt, or to taste
1/2 tsp dried oregano, crumbled
1/4 tsp cayenne
1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into bits
1/2 lb small shrimp in their shells, (about 24)
3 scallions, minced

accompaniments:
crusty bread
lemon wedges

How to prepare

Cut off artichoke stems with a serrated knife and discard. With scissors trim tips of leaves. In a large saucepan of boiling salted water cook artichokes 30 to 45 minutes, or until bottoms are tender when pierced with a knife
while artichokes are cooking, preheat oven to 500

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Chicken stock, by julia child.

Ingredients

2 qt or so raw and/or cooked chicken bones and scraps
2 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup carrot
1/2 cup celery
1 medium imported bay leaf

8 parsley stems
5 peppercorns

How to prepare

Chop the bones and scraps into 1″ pieces and bring to the simmer in a saucepan (3 qt stainless steel suggested) with water to cover by 1″ and salt. As a simmer is reached, gray scum will rise to the surface for several minutes; skim it off occasionally until it most ceases to rise. Add the remaining ingredients. Cover the pan loosely and simmer 1 1/2 hrs., Adding a little water if the liquid evaporates to expose the ingredients. Strain through the sieve into a bowl, an degrease. To yield about 2 quarts

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