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Yellow Sunburst Squash & Green Top Onion

4 or more Small, Yellow Sunburst Squash, Cut in 1/4’s and then Thin Sliced, (see photo for reference)

4 or more, Green Top Onion, Cut in 1″ Piece

Salt & Pepper, to Taste

2 or 3 Glugs, Olive Oil

Glug Olive Oil into a Medium Size Heavy Skillet, put on Medium Temp

Add Squash & Onion, stir a bit and sauté just a minute or two, I love these just ‘hot’ and still crisp. cook longer if desired

Season with Salt & Pepper to Taste

Serve with Beef Roast with Tamarind & Molasses and side of Green Lentil with

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Green Lentil with a Duo of Citrus & Harissa

1 Cup, Green Lentil

2 1/2 Cup, Beef Stock

1 Large, Onion, Medium Chop

2 to 3 Tablespoon, Garlic, Fine Chop

2 to 3 Stalk, Celery, Medium Fine Chop

2 to 3 Medium, Carrot, Medium Chop

1 Large, Lemon, Zest & Juice

1 Large, Lime, Zest & Juice

2 to 3 Glugs, Olive Oil

2 to 3 Tablespoon, Harissa Paste

Salt & Pepper, to Taste

Dash, of Nutmeg

1/2 Cup, Black Olive, Course Sliced

1/2 Cup, Green Olive, Course Sliced

 

Glug the Olive Oil into a Large Heavy Kettle

Put on Medium Temp and Add the Onion, Garlic,

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Beef Roast Slow Cooked with Tamarind & Molasses

4 to 5 Pound, Beef Chuck Roast, Boneless

1 Large Onion, Medium Chopped, and Divided

2 to 3 Tablespoon, Toasted Sesame Oil

2 to 3 Tablespoon, Garlic, Fine Mince

1 Large, Lemon, Zest & Juice

1 Large, Lime, Zest & Juice

1/2 Cup, Black Strap Molasses, Unsulfured

1/2 Cup, Yogurt, Plain

1/4 Cup, Butter, at Room Temp

2 to 3 Tablespoon, Tamarind Paste

1/4 Teaspoon, Nutmeg

1 to 2 Tablespoon, Lemongrass, Chopped, Tied in Cheesecloth Satchel

Salt & Pepper, To Taste

Smear the inside, sides & bottom of your Slow Cooker with the Sesame Oil

Scatter 1/2 the Onion

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Potato with Toasted Cumin Seed & a Poached Egg

6 Large, White Potato, Scrubbed and Cut in Bite Size Piece

3 or 4 Glugs, Olive Oil, Best Quality

3 or 4 Tablespoon, Butter

4 or 5 Tablespoon, Cumin Seed, Whole

1/2 Cup, 1/2 & 1/2 Cream

3 or 5 Tablespoon, Yogurt, unflavored/ plain

1 Large Bunch, Green Top Onion, Course Chop (about 1 Cup)

Salt & Pepper to Taste

Dash, Nutmeg

4 Large, Egg, at Room temp

Water

 

In large, 4 inch deep kettle or skillet (with a lid, for later), on Medium Temp melt Butter and Olive Oil together

When spatter hot, add the Cumin Seed

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Mélange of Citrus with Toasted Coconut, Almond & Fresh Tarragon

2 or 3 Large, Navel Orange, the Zest & Separated Segments

1 or 2 Large, Seville Orange, Separated Segments

1 Large, Meyer Lemon, Zest & Juice

1 Cup, Almond, Slivered and Toasted

1 Cup, Coconut, Unsweetened, Toasted

1/4 Cup, Tarragon, Torn into Small Bits & Pinched

In a large mix bowl, mix all together using hands!

Chill & Serve!

 

Mélange of Citrus with Toasted Coconut & Almond

 

Mélange of Citrus with Toasted Coconut, Almond & Fresh Tarragon

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Miniature Chicken Patties with Orange & Tarragon in an Orange, Garlic, Ginger, Sesame Broth

Miniature Chicken Patties with Orange & Tarragon;

16 Ounces, Ground Chicken

8 Ounces, Smokey Bacon, Fine Diced, Throw Bacon in Freezer for 20 minutes for ease of dicing

1 or 2 Teaspoon, Navel Orange, Zest, Finest Chop

1 or 2 Teaspoon, Tarragon, Fresh, Finest Chop

2 to 3 Tablespoon, Black Sesame Seed

1 or 2, Dry Thai Bird Eye Chili Pepper, Finest Crush

1 Teaspoon, Thyme, Finest Chop

1 Tablespoon, Shallot, Finest Dice

1 Tablespoon, Garlic, Finest Dice

Salt & Pepper, to Taste

Dash, Nutmeg

3 or 4 Tablespoon, Toasted Sesame Oil (For Frying)

Put all ingredients except Toasted

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Bosc Pear & Sweet Red Belle Pepper Poached with Cardamom & Cinnamon

3 or 4 Large, Bosc Pear, Cleaned and Cut into 1 Inch Pieces

1 Large, Sweet Red Belle Pepper

1/4 Cup, Chive, Fine Chop

1/4 Cup, Clover Honey

1/4 Cup, Sierra Nevada Side Car Orange Pale Ale, (Traditionally the rest of the Beer goes into the Cook.)

1 or 2, Dry Thai Bird Eye Pepper, Fine Crushed

2 or 3, Cinnamon Stick

1/4 Teaspoon, Cardamom

Salt & Pepper to taste

Dash of, Nutmeg

 

Put all ingredients into a medium heavy metal skillet

Poach and Stir on the occasion over a medium temp until the desired texture, crispness, remove

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Smacked Orange & Garlic Potato

This is an interesting flavor combo which goes really well as a side with my Pork Loin Slow Cooked with Marjoram & Lime

 

5 or 6 Large, Yukon Gold Potato, Scrub Clean & Cut into 1/8’s

Put Potato in a Large Heavy Kettle, Cover with Cold Water to 3 or 4 Fingers Above the Potato

Bring Potato to the Boil, reduce Temp so you have a hard simmer, cook 20 minutes longer, or until a knife inserted in Potato comes out easy

Drain Water & Add the Following;

2 to 3 Tablespoon, Garlic, Fine Chop

Zest of 1

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Pork Loin Slow Cooked with Marjoram & Lime

 

THE ROAST

3 1/2 to 4 1/2 Pound, Boneless Pork Loin Roast

1 Large, Yellow Onion, Course Chop

3 to 4 Tablespoon, Garlic, Fine Chop

2 to 3 Finger Width Sprigs of, Marjoram

1 to 2 Finger Width Sprigs of, Thyme

3 Large, Limes, Juice & Zest

3 or 4 Stalks, Celery, Course Chop

Salt & Pepper, to Taste

Nutmeg, Dash of

1/2 Bottle, Sierra Nevada Sidecar Orange Pale Ale

 

Season all side of the Pork Loin Roast with Salt & Pepper to Taste, Place Pork Roast Fatty Side Up in Slow Cooker

Add all other ingredients

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Tunisian Style Sticky Orange Cake

THE CAKE

1 1/2 Cup, Almond ‘Flour’, Use Blender to Powderize Almonds into ‘Flour’, do this in small batches

1 Cup, Finest Bread Crumbs

1 Cup, Sugar

3 Teaspoon, Baking Powder

Zest of 3 Large, Seville Orange, Finest Chopped

Zest of 3 Large, Meyer Lemon, Finest Chopped

1 Cup, Slivered Toasted Almonds, This is in addition to Almond Flour

Dash of Nutmeg

In large mix bowl, combine the above ingredients until well incorporated

In another large mix bowl, whip together the following;

6 Large Eggs, room temp

1 1/3 Cup, Sunflower Oil

1/4 Cup, Clover Honey

After whipping the

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