Portuguese sopa de coentros

Ingredients

3 large russet (baking) potatoes (about 2 pounds)
1 large onion, chopped coarse
2 large plus 2 small garlic cloves
6 1/2 cups water
2 tsp salt

6 cups loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves, washed and spun dry
3 tbsp dark green olive oil

How to prepare

Peel potatoes and cut into 1″ cubes. In a large heavy saucepan simmer potatoes, onion, and large garlic cloves in water with salt, covered, 1 hour. (the potatoes will be very soft.) Remove pan from heat and cool mixture, uncovered, 15 minutes.
In a food processor blend together coriander, oil, and small garlic cloves until smooth. Add one third soup mixture and puree. Transfer puree to a large bowl and puree remaining soup mixture in 2 batches. Return soup to cleaned pan and heat over moderate heat, stirring, until hot. Soup will mellow in flavor if made 1 day ahead and chilled, covered. Reheat gently. Serves 6 to 8.

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Mediterranean stew – ed asner

Ingredients

1 lb chuck stew, cut into 1-1/2″ cubes
1 lb sweet italian sausage
1 1/2 cups burgundy
2 cups water
6 oz can tomato paste
2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp pepper
3 minced garlic cloves
2 tsp paprika
1 lb cubed cooked ham
3 med onions, chopped
1 sweet red pepper, chopped
1/4 cup chopped parsley
2 cans drain garbanzo beans

1 tsp grated lemon rind
1 head cabbage, cut into wedges

How to prepare

In a large skillet saut

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Nectarine- orange salsa

Ingredients

1/4 cup minced red onion
6 medium nectarines
2 large oranges
2 red or green jalapenos, seeded and minced
4 tsp rice vinegar
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Salt
1/4 cups finely shredded fresh basil leaves

How to prepare

Soak onion in cold water while preparing fruit. Slice nectarines into wedges and again into small cubes. Cut ends off the oranges down to the pulp. Stand fruit on one end. With a sharp knife, cut away the peel and white pith in slices from top to bottom. Cut between the membranes to remove the segments. Drain onion and pat dry with paper towels. Combine with rest of ingredients except basil and refrigerate about an hour. Just before serving, shred basil with scissors and stir into salsa. Serve with chicken or fish. Makes 8 servings.

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Greek salad with peppers

Ingredients

3 tomatoes, chopped
1 long english cucumber, chopped
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1 large pepper, thinly sliced (red, yellow or orange)
1 cup greek olives, or black olives
1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
Dressing
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
3/4 cup vegetable oil or olive oil
1 tsp basil
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp salt
dash ground pepper

How to prepare

Combine the tomatoes, cucumber, onion, peppers, olives and feta cheese in salad bowl. Mix dressing ingredients and add to salad. Toss and serve. Makes 5-6 servings.

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Corn and chili chowder

Ingredients

2 poblano peppers, roasted and peeled, one quartered, one finely chopped
1/4 heavy cream or yogurt
1/4 cup loosely packed coriander leaves
5 ears of corn
4 tbsp butter

1/2 med onion, chopped
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/2 cup white wine
2 1/2 cups chicken stock
1/2 red bell pepper, finely chopped
2 cups milk

How to prepare

With a sharp knife remove the corn from the cobs and in a saucepan of boiling water (do not add salt) parboil the corn for 3 minutes, until just tender. Remove to a sieve and run under cold water to stop the cooking process. Set aside. In a lg casserole, melt 3 tbsp of the butter and saut

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Green bean & roasted peppers salad

Ingredients

2 red roasted bell peppers
1 lb green beans, halved
8 tbsp olive oil
4 large garlic cloves, peeled
2 1/2 tbsp balsamic vinegar or 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
6 cups torn mixed greens such as radicchio, belgian endive, bibb lettuce or arugula
2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
2 tbsp toasted pine nuts

How to prepare

Peel, seed and then thinly slice bell peppers. Cook green beans in large pot of boiling water until just tender but still firm to bite. Drain. Refresh under cold water. Drain beans well. Preheat oven to 350

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Zucchini coriander soup

Ingredients

1/2 cup chopped onion
2 tbsp olive oil, (28 ounce can)
3/4 lb zucchini, cut into 1/2″ pieces
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 1/2 cups cilantro, fresh, chopped.
2 tsp lemon juice

How to prepare

In a lg saucepan cook the onion in the oil over med low heat stirring until softened. Add zucchini and salt and pepper to taste. Cook covered, stirring occasionally for 4 minutes. Add broth and 1 1/4 cup water and simmer covered for 10 minutes or until zucchini is tender. Remove pan from heat and add coriander and let cool. Puree in processor in batches, transferring to bowl. Add lemon and salt and pepper to taste. Serve room temperature or chilled. 4 cups or 4 servings. Gourmet magazine – 6/90

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Byerly’s wild rice soup

Ingredients

2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp minced onion
1/4 cup flour
4 cups broth
2 cups cooked wild rice
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup half and half

2 tbsp dry sherry (optional)
1/3 cup minced ham
1/3 cup finely grated carrot
3 tbsp chopped slivered almonds
minced parsley or chives

How to prepare

Melt butter in pan, saut

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Broccoli beer cheese soup

Ingredients

4 cups, water
1 onion, small, chopped
1 lb broccoli, fresh
1 oz bouillon, beef, granules
3/4 cup margarine
1 1/2 cup flour
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp pepper, white
Seasoning salt, to taste
Cayenne, to taste
2 lb cheddar, cubed
4 cup milk
2 oz beer

How to prepare

Bring water and onion to a boil in a lg soup pot add seasonings and half of the Broccoli bring to a boil again add soup base and lower heat in a separate saucepan, Make a roux when the roux thickens, gradually stir into the soup, whipping with a Wire whisk to avoid lumps heat milk and cheese to just below boiling point until the Cheese melts, stirring constantly blend into the soup and add the remaining broccoli Just before serving, add beer mix well makes 2 1/2 quarts yield: 10 servings.

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