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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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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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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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Lamb Shank Slow Cooked with a Trio of Citrus

2 1/2 to 3 Pounds, Lamb Shank, ‘3’ Shanks

1 Large, Onion, Course Chopped

2 to 3 Cloves, Garlic, Fine Chopped

3 Stalks, Celery, Course Chopped

4 Large, Carrot, Sliced, about Finger Thick

1 Large, Orange, Zest & Juice

1 Large, Lemon, Zest & Juice

2 Large, Lime, Zest & Juice

Bunch, Thyme, about 2 Fingers Thick

3 to 4, Bay Leaf

Salt & Pepper to Taste

Dash, of Nutmeg

1 Cup, Chicken Broth

1 Cup Pinot Noir

3 or 4 Glugs, Olive Oil

 

Heat Olive Oil in large heavy skillet, Season with Salt & Pepper then Sear

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Pastrami & Sweet Red Belle Pepper in a Mustard & Soy Broth

1 Large, Red Onion, Sliced Extra Thin, Use Your Mandoline

1 Large, Sweet Red Belle Pepper, Thin Julienned

8 Ounces, Pastrami, Thin Sliced then Julienne Into Thinnest Strips

1/4 Cup, Sun Dried Tomato, Fine Chop

8 Ounces, Sugar Snap Peas, NSA

2 or 3 Glove, Garlic, Finest Chop

2 Cups, Beef Broth

2 Cups, IPA Style Beer

3 or 4 Tablespoon, Soy Sauce

3 or 4 Tablespoon, Spicy Brown Mustard

1 Teaspoon, Thyme, Fine Chopped

3 or 4 Glugs, Olive Oil

8 Ounces, Dry ‘Hakka’ Style Flat Noodles, Any Brand or Type Broad Noodle Will Work

Salt & Pepper

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Creamy Spicy & Sour Asparagus Soup

3 Cups, (divided, 2 cups & 1 cup), Asparagus, cleaned and broke in about 1 inch pieces1 Cup, Sweet Red Belle Pepper, medium course chop4 Cups, Water (to boil the Asparagus)One 14 Ounce, Can Coconut Milk, UnsweetenedI LIKE SPICY< SPICE, Add the following ingredients according to your own taste2 to 3 Tablespoons, Ginger, finest chop2 to 3 Tablespoons, Garlic, finest chop2 to 3 Tablespoons, Shallot, finest chop2 to 3 Tablespoon, Tarragon, finest chop3 or 4 Thai Dry Bird Eye Pepper, finest crushed, An Asian Food Store should have these, they are milder than you would think!1 Large, Lemon, zest

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Beef, Sugar Snap Pea & Golden Potato Stir Fry with Strange Flavor

12 Ounces, Beef Top Round Steak, Boneless, Julienned

6, Baby Golden Potato, Skin On, Cut into 6th’s

1 Medium, Red Onion, Cut in Half, Thin Sliced

1/2 Large, Red Belle Pepper, Julienned

8 Ounces, Sugar Snap Pea Pod, NSA

1 Large, Lemon, Zest & Juice

2 or 3 Cloves, Garlic, Fine Chop

4 or 5 Green Top Onion, Fine Chop

1/3 Cup, Sunflower Seed

2 or 3 Teaspoon, Cardamon, this is the ‘strange’ flavor, add more to be even more strange!

Salt & Pepper to Taste

Dash, Nutmeg

3 to 4 Tablespoon, Soy Sauce

3 to 4 Glugs, Cooking

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Citrus & Sesame Chicken Soup in the Style of The Kingdom of Thailand

(Thai Style Chicken Soup)

16 Ounces, Boneless Chicken Thigh, Cut into Thirds

1 Each, Large, Green, Yellow & Orange Sweet Belle Pepper, Course Chopped

1 Large, Yellow Onion, Course Chopped

1 Large Bunch, Green Top Onion, Course Chopped

3 or 4 Cloves, Garlic, Course Chopped

1 Large, Lemon, Zest & Juice

1 Large, Orange, Zest & Juice

1 Large, Lime, Zest & Juice

2 Tablespoons, Ginger, Fine Chopped

2 to 3 Tablespoons, Lemon Grass, Course Chopped and placed in a Tea Ball/ Infuser

2 or 3 Tablespoons, Chili Garlic Paste

Two 14 Ounce Cans, Coconut Milk

2 Quarts, Chicken Broth (I always have

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Salmon & Sweet Corn Quesadilla with Spicy Sour Cream Cole Slaw

8 Ounces Salmon, Boneless

1 Medium Onion, Medium chopped

2 Clove Garlic, Medium chopped

1 Medium Red Bell Pepper, Medium chopped (hold back 12 pieces to use as garnish)

3 or 4 Stalks Green Onion, Medium chopped

1/2 Large Pasilla Pepper, Medium chopped

One 8 Ounce can Sweet Corn, drained

Zest & Juice of 1 Large Lime

4 Ounces Mozzarella, Shredded

Four 8 inch Corn Tortilla

5 or 6 Glugs Olive Oil, divided

12 Ounces Shredded Broccoli Slaw

8 Ounces Sour Cream

Zest & Juice of 2 Large Limes

1/2 Large Pasilla Pepper, Fine chopped

 

 

The Quesadilla;

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Scalloped Sweet Potato with Swiss & Gruyere Cheese

2 Large Sweet Potato (Used White Sweet Potato)

8 Ounces Swiss Cheese, Shredded

8 Ounces Gruyere, Shredded

4 Ounces Parmesan Reggiano, Shredded (For the Top).

10 or 15 Leafs Fresh Sage

1 Cup Green Onion, Course Chopped

2 or 3 TBS Butter

2 or 3 TBS Flour

Salt & Pepper to Taste

1/4 TSP Nutmeg

2 or 3 Dry Thai Bird Eye Pepper, Fine Crushed

2 or 3 TBS Dark Strap Molasses

2 Cups Milk or Cream or a Combination of these.

 

Peel the Sweet Potato & Slice Thin using a Mandolin Slicer.

In a medium size heavy

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