Chipotle barbecue sauce

Ingredients

5-8 canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
3 tbsp oil
1 lb onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic
28 oz ketchup
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup yellow prepared mustard

How to prepare

Finely chop chiles in sauce. Heat the oil and cook onion and garlic until soft and clearing. Add the remaining ingredients, bring to a gently boil, stirring constantly and then turn down and let simmer about 15 minutes. Transfer to a blender and thoroughly blend. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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Thai peanut sauce

Ingredients

1/2″ piece fresh ginger root, peeled and minced
1 to 2 serrano or other hot chiles, seeded and minced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 green onions, minced
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter

1/3 cup unsweetened coconut milk
2-3 tbsp fresh lime or lemon juice
2 tbsp fish sauce or soy sauce
1 tsp sugar
1/4 cup fresh cilantro

How to prepare

Combine ginger root, chiles, garlic, and green onions in a mixing bowl. Whisk in peanut butter, coconut milk, lime juice, fish sauce, and sugar. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Sprinkle with cilantro.

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Thai-style grilled new york steak salad

Ingredients

10 oz tender new york steak
2 tbsp lime juice
2 tbsp fish sauce or soy sauce
1/4 tbsp chopped garlic
1/4 tbsp chopped lemon grass
sugar and chili pepper to your taste
2 tbsp sliced onion

2 tbsp chopped chinese parsley
2 tbsp sliced carrot
2 tbsp shredded green mango
some fresh lettuce, tomato and cucumber

How to prepare

Grill steak to about medium or medium-rare, then slice it as thick or thin as you like. Toss the steak with all the ingredients served on a bed of fresh lettuce and topped with roasted peanuts. Originally from thailand, saetung

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Minestrone with cabbage

Ingredients

9 cups homemade beef or chicken
1 1/2 cups dried white beans (great northern or baby limas)
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 medium onions, sliced thin
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups diced zucchini

3 cups fresh green beans (about 12 oz), cut into 1″ lengths
3 cups coarsely chopped cabbage
1 1/2 cups thinly sliced carrot
1 1/2 cups chopped celery, w/leafs
1 1/2 cups diced pared potato
1 1/2 cups chopped, seeded & peeled italian plum tomatoes
1 large sprig fresh rosemary or 1/2 tsp dried, crumbled
salt (optional)
freshly ground pepper
fresh grated parmesan or reggiano

How to prepare

1) make stock
2) soak dried beans overnight, drain or place beans in saucepan with water to cover, boil 1 minute stirring once, let stand, covered for 1 hour. Drain.
3) heat oil in heavy saucepan over medium heat to rippling. Reduce heat to med-low; stir and saut

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Asian chicken salad

Ingredients

4 boned, skinned, chicken breast halves
1/2 cups teriyaki sauce
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
1/4 cup sesame seeds, toasted
6 tbsp sesame oil
2 tbsp dry mustard
1/2 cup rice vinegar
2 cups vegetable oil (for deep frying)
1/2 package wonton skins, cut into 1/4″ strips
1 lb thin rice-stick noodles (mai fun)
8 cups sliced iceberg lettuce
2 cups chopped fresh cilantro

6 1/2-oz package japanese fish cake, cut into strips (optional)
1/2 cup sliced cucumbers
5 green onions, sliced

How to prepare

Preheat oven to 375

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Thai fish curry

Ingredients

1/3 cup finely chopped onion
2 tbsp minced fresh cilantro stems
2 tbsp minced fresh lemon grass (from bottom 6″ of stalk)
1 tbsp turmeric
1 tbsp minced fresh ginger
1 tbsp ground cumin

3 large garlic cloves, halved
3/4 tsp dried crushed red pepper
1 tbsp vegetable oil
3/4 lb 1 1/2″ thick sea bass fillets, cut into 3″ pieces
1 cup canned unsweetened coconut milk

2/3 cup bottled clam juice
minced fresh cilantro freshly
cooked rice

How to prepare

Blend first 8 ingredients in processor to dry paste, stopping frequently to scrape down sides of work bowl. (paste can be prepared 3 days ahead. Cover and chill.) Heat oil in medium non stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 rounded tbsp spice paste; stir 1 minute. Add fish and cook 2 minutes, turning occasionally with tongs. Add coconut milk and clam juice and simmer until fish is cooked through, turning occasionally, about 6 minutes. Transfer fish to plate. Boil liquid until reduced to thick sauce, about 8 minutes. Season with salt. Return fish to sauce and heat through. Sprinkle with cilantro. Serve over rice. The mild spice paste is also great used as a base for chicken and shrimp curries. Serves: 2

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Borani – cold spinach and yogurt salad

Ingredients

1 package frozen spinach
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp finely grated onion
1/2 tsp salt
freshly ground black pepper
1 cup plain yogurt
1 tbsp fresh mint, minced

How to prepare

1) thaw spinach, squeeze out as much moisture as possible.
2) combine remaining ingredients with spinach until well incorporated.
3) refrigerate for a half hour and serve.

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Chocolate nut rolls

Ingredients

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup cashews (or pistachios, walnuts or pecans)
filo leaves about 1/4 lb.

How to prepare

Mix chips and nuts together. Set aside. Cut filo sheet into 4 lengthwise strips (3″ by 20″). Stack two strips. Brush lightly with melted butter. Place 1 or 2 tbs. Of filling at the bottom of a strip. (the shorter side.) Fold the bottom over filling. Fold the two sides over about 1/2″. Brush lightly with butter and roll. Place seam side down on a greased cookie sheet. Brush top with butter. Bake 3758 for 20 or 25 minutes, until it is golden brown and crisp.
To serve: let cool 5 minutes, dust a small plate with powdered sugar, drizzle chocolate syrup decoratively on plate. Place one or two chocolate nut rolls on plate, garnish with a dollop of whipped cream that has been flavored with brandy or rum.

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Peanut dressing with pickled garlic

Ingredients

3 lg heads pickled garlic – see recipe
1 tbsp raw peanuts
5 tbsp peanut oil
2 tsp minced garlic
4 hard boiled egg yolks
2 1/2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp brine from pickled garlic
5 tbsp vinegar

How to prepare

Discard the outer skins, stems and bases of the pickled garlic, thinly slice the heads and place in a blender. Dry roast the raw peanuts in a skillet for about 10 minutes taking care not to burn them and add to the blender. Heat a well seasoned skillet over med-high heat, add the oil. When oil is hot add the minced garlic and stir-fry until brown and crisp being careful not to let the garlic burn. Add the browned garlic and 1 tsp of the oil to the blender along with the rest of the ingredients. Blend until the mixture becomes thick and creamy.

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