Pork pita pockets

Ingredients

1 lb boneless pork
2 pita loaves
4 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp prepared mustard
1 tsp dried oregano
4 tbsp lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, minced

Marinade
1 cup plain yogurt
1/2 tsp crushed garlic
1 cucumber
1/2 tsp dill weed

How to prepare

Cut pork into thin strips. Combine olive oil, lemon juice, mustard, garlic, and oregano. Pour over pork. Refrigerate 1 to 4 hours. Chop cucumber. Combine remaining ingredients in container, cover, and refrigerate. Remove pork from marinade. Stir-fry in non-stick pan, over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes.
Halve pita loaves and open to form pocket. Fill with pork. Top with cucumber mixture. Garnish with chopped red onion.

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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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Cuban sandwich

Ingredients

Flank steak (or other lean beef)
2 cups beef bouillon
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp onion powder
2 tsp salt
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp msg
Sherry
Sliced onion
Sliced green pepper
Olive oil
French bread

How to prepare

Cook flank steak in beef bouillon in slow cooker until tender (6-8 hr). Remove, cool slightly, slice against the grain about 1/4″ thick. Mix garlic powder, pepper, onion powder, salt, cumin, and msg, and sprinkle on both sides of the sliced meat. Sprinkle meat with sherry. Saut

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How to cook crickets, a Thai food recipe. Cooking and eating edible bugs and insects in Thailand

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Carne seca jerky

Ingredients

2 1/2-3 lb raw jerky meat
2 large onions, finely chopped
2 tsp ground oregano
2 cloves garlic, mashed
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp course black pepper
3/4 cup vinegar
1 tsp liquid smoke

How to prepare

Mix all ingredients to make marinade and soak meat in marinade 24 hours. Remove meat from marinade and place in oven or smoker for from 7-8 hours at about 150- 200

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Chinese beef jerky

Ingredients

3 lb flank steak – or london broil marinade 8888
1/2 cup light soy sauce
4 1/2 tbsp honey
4 1/2 tbsp dry sherry
6 large garlic cloves – minced
1 1/2 tbsp ginger – fresh, minced
1 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
1 1/2 tbsp red pepper – crushed dash freshly ground white pepper

How to prepare

Cut meat in half lengthwise and slice diagonally crosswise into paper-thin strips 1-1/2 to 2″ wide and 4″ long. Transfer to shallow pan. Combine marinade ingredients and rub thoroughly into meat. Arrange meat on racks and let dry at cool room temperature overnight (do not refrigerate). Preheat oven to 250

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Spinach spread

Ingredients

10 oz package spinach, defrosted and squeezed dry
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp mayonnaise (lowfat or nonfat)
2 tbsp sour cream (lowfat or nonfat)
1 or 2 drops of tabasco (optional)

Pinch of salt
fresh ground pepper to taste

How to prepare

Defrost and squeeze out the excess water from one 10 oz. Package of frozen chopped spinach. Finely chop one small onion and toss into the spinach. Add salt, pepper, and tabasco, blend. Add the mayonnaise and sour cream to the spinach mixture and blend well. Chill.

Serve in a pretty bowl with garlic toast . Spread, eat and enjoy!

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Empanadas

Ingredients

1/4 lb unsalted butter
2 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)
2 yolks of lg eggs
1/4 cup chilled water
1/2 lb ground lean beef
1/2 cup chopped white onions
2 tbsp seedless raisins
2 tbsp chopped black or green -olives
1/2 tsp ground red pepper (cayenne)
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp salt

How to prepare

1 cut the butter into 1/4″ cubes
2 place the flour, baking powder, salt, and butter In a mixing bowl combine the ingredients with a pastry cutter (or with the steel Blade in a food processor)
3 beat the egg yolks mix half of them into the flour Mixture reserve the remainder for step 12
4 incorporate the water slowly into the Flour mixture until the dough becomes a cohesive and semifirm mass
5 shape the Sough into two balls wrap them in plastic wrap and refrigerate them for 15 minutes
6 preheat the oven to 375

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