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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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Coconut Custard Cake, Chocolate Graham & Almond Crust with Mascarpone & Rum Whipped Cream.

Chocolate & Toasted Almond Crust;

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2 Cups Chocolate Graham Crackers, crushed fine in blender or food processor

1 Cup toasted Almond, toast in heavy skillet, cool to room temp & crush fine in blender or food processor

2/3 Cup Sugar

Mix together well in large mixing bowl, then add;

12 Tablespoons melted Butter

Stir together until of ‘pea’ size crumbles

Put mixture into a buttered 9 x 13 Glass Baking Pan.

Pat down even, I use the bottom of a measuring cup.

Bake at 375 degrees for 20 to 24 minutes.

Remove from oven

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