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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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Windowpane Smoked Scallop in a Light Burnt Butter & Cream Sauce, Rotini

8 Ounces Weathervane Smoked Scallop

1 Each, Large Yellow, Green & Orange Sweet Belle Pepper, Julienned

1 Bunch, Green Top Onion , Medium Course Chop

2 or 3 Tablespoons, Sun Dried Tomato, Julienned

1/4 to 1/3 Cup, Heavy Whipping Cream

1/2 Cup, Butter

2 or 3 Tablespoon, Olive Oil

Salt & Pepper to taste, (I didn’t add any Salt, the Salt Used in the Smoking process was sufficient).

Dash of Nutmeg

8 Ounces Rotini Pasta

 

Start a large pot of water to boil, for the Pasta, cook al dente

In a large heavy skillet over medium/ medium high

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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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Sautéed Chicken Thighs with Fresh Sage & Pinto Bean

1 1/2 Pound Boneless Chicken Thighs, Cut each into two or three pieces

3 Stalk Celery, Course Chop

1 Large White Onion, Course Chop

3 or 5 Cloves Garlic, Course Chop

3 or 4 Medium Large Carrot, Course Chop

1 Large Red Bell Pepper, Course Chop

12 to 15 Leafs, Fresh Sage, Torn & Pinched

One 15.3 Ounce Can Pinto Beans, Drained

Pinch Nutmeg

Salt & Pepper to Taste

1 to 1 1/2 Cups Dry Cava

2 to 3 Glugs Olive Oil

Heat the Olive Oil in a heavy skillet on a medium high temperature

Heat the Chicken, stir

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Spicy Chili Garlic Pork & Tofu

1 1/2 Pounds Boneless Pork, Cut into one inch Cube

16 Ounces Firm Tofu, Cut into one inch Cube

1 Large Yellow Onion, Cut in 1/2 and Sliced

1 Bunch Green Top Garlic, Course Chopped

3 or 4 Cloves Garlic, Course Chopped

1 Red Bell Pepper, Julienned

1 or 2 Tablespoon Ginger, Fine Chopped

3 or 4 Tablespoons Soy Sauce

2 or 3 Tablespoons Black Bean Sauce

2 or 3 Tablespoons, Chili Garlic Sauce

Black Pepper, to Taste

Dash of Nutmeg

1 Cup Chicken Broth, Hot

1 or 2 Tablespoons Toasted Sesame Oil

3 0r 4 Glugs Canola Oil

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Quiche with 4 Cheeses & Smokey Ham

Prebake two pie crust in a 425 degree oven for about 10 minutes.

The Egg Custard;

6 Large Eggs, at Room Temperature

8 Ounces Cream Cheese, at Room Temperature

1 Pint 1/2 & 1/2 Cream

1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg

Use a mixer at low speed to blend together the Eggs and Cream Cheese

Add the Nutmeg and slowly pour in the Cream

Mix at medium speed until thoroughly incorporated

Set aside

 

The Cheese & Ham;

12 Ounces Smokey Ham, Chopped Medium Course

1 Bunch Green Top Onion, Chopped Medium Course

3 Cups Assorted Cheese, Grated, whatever you have on

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Carrot Crisp Sautéed with Thyme & Butter

4 or 5 Carrots, Medium Large, 1/4 inch Slice

2 Tablespoons Butter

1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

3 or 4 Sprigs Thyme, Remove leave and pinch as adding to the skillet

Salt & Pepper to taste

Dash of Nutmeg

Place Olive Oil & Butter in a medium heavy skillet, at medium temp melt

Add rest of ingredients, mix around on the occasion until desired doneness.

I prefer my veg really crispy, so this didn’t take lone!

Serve with New York Strip Roast & Saffron & Almond Rice!

 

Rare New York Strip, Saffron & Almond Rice, Carrot & Thyme.

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Rice with Saffron, Almond & Green Apple

1 1/2 Cups Jasmine Rice

2 1/4 Cups Water

1/3 Cup Almonds, Slivered and Toasted

1/2 Cup Green Apple, Fine Diced

6 or 7 Threads, Saffron

1 Teaspoon Ginger, Finest Dice

Salt & Pepper to taste

Dash of Nutmeg

2 or 3 Tablespoons Butter

1 or 2 Thai Dry Birds Eye Chili Pepper, Fine Crushed

 

In medium large heavy kettle bring Water & Butter to the Boil

Add rest of ingredients stir as it comes back to the boil

Cover and lower temperature, simmer about 15 minutes or until rice is al dente

Stir to fluff and serve

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New York Strip Roast with Garlic & Thyme

6 Pound New York Strip Roast, Boneless

1 Onion, Large diced course

4 or 5 Garlic Cloves

6 to 7 Sprigs Fresh Thyme

6 Tablespoons Butter

Pinch of Nutmeg

Salt & Pepper to taste

3 or 4 Bay Leafs

1/4 Cup or so of Brandy

Glug or two of Olive Oil

Preheat Oven to 450 degrees.

Place the Beef, fat side up in a large roasting pan, which you’ve glugged the Olive Oil into and swirled

Make 5 or 6 One inch ‘pockets’ in top of Roast, Stuff each with a clove of Garlic and a Tablespoon of Butter

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