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Pork Chops Marinated in Spicy Yogurt Sauce

My last post was a spicy yogurt marinated salmon/trout which was awesome!   The problem was I had leftover marinade, like a lot since I made only one serving of the trout that night.  I don’t like to waste so I thought I would try it on some pork chops that I had bought for later in the week.  I slathered a bunch on both sides of two chops, I had bone in medium thickness and let them let them marinade for a day and a half, I think you could marinade them for as little as 1 hour but

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Spicy Yogurt Marinated Salmon (Tandoori)

I normally like to keep my salmon/trout simple, salt and pepper with some dill weed on top, grilled or baked till done.  Today I wanted to try something a little different and had countless ideas.  I had some left over yogurt from the other day so I figured I would do a Tandoori inspired marinade (Tandoori chicken is marinated in a yogurt spice mix and cooked traditionally in a tandoor which is a clay oven).  I choose to keep it more mild so the fish would still stand out while the yogurt ads a nice tang.  The beauty of

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Naan Indian Flat Bread Version 2:

I have made my original Naan bread recipe several times with great success but I wanted to try some other options that I have seen in other places.  One group of recipes adds some yogurt to the dough; this made me excited so I tried it last night.  Here is what I did:

3/4 cup warm water (about 100-110 Degrees F.) 1 tsp. honey (or sugar) 1 packet of yeast ½ cup plain yogurt 2 ½ cups all purpose flour plus more 1 tsp. kosher salt

Add honey and yeast to warm water and let bloom for 10 to

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Kofta & Yogurt Cucumber Mint Sauce (Tzatziki)

With Ramadan coming to a close soon, I thought it would be nice to explore some Middle Eastern foods.  My first exploration is Kofta is a kind of spiced and/or herbed meat ball/meat loaf from theMiddle Eastand Mediterranean region (kefte in Greek, Moroccan it is kefta, andPrussiait is called kofte).  It is a favorite especially inTurkeyandIran.  According to a survey study conducted by a food company in 2005, there are nearly 300 distinct varieties of Kofta inTurkeyalone.  This includes some non-meat variations made with stuff like bulgur wheat or lentils.  Kofta is most often a ground lamb meat ball

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Chicken Tikka Masala

Tikka Masala is a wonderful creamy Indian dish that you can find at most Indian restaurant.  This dish has become a main stay Indian dish for many Brits, I can see why, the spices gives it a nice “glow” and warmth about it.  Some say it has origins in an Indian restaurant inGlasgowand was imported back toIndiabut I am not here to judge where or who first made this dish.  I just care about putting it in my belly!

 This is a fun and interesting dish to make since you get to play with spices you may not know

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