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Fresh Whipped Cream

ingredients 1 cup heavy whipping cream 3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar  1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (for the love of anything that may be holy, please do not use vanilla flavoring, … Continue reading

June 13, 2011 · Leave a comment

Blackberry Passion Fruit Syrup

ingredients    1 cup water 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup fresh, overly ripe passion fruit, diced and pureed 1/2 cup fresh blackberries, pureed directions Combine all ingredients in heavy bottom … Continue reading

June 13, 2011 · Leave a comment

Carbonara Mollusques avec Pesto aux noix

Mollusques (molluscs)  Ingredients bamboo skewers or grilling kabobs, soak bamboo skewers at least 2 hours 1 lb cleaned squid, bodies left whole (tentacles optional), rinsed and dried 1 lb cleaned … Continue reading

May 22, 2011 · Leave a comment

Mango Sticky Rice

3 cups (cooked measurement) Thai Sweet Rice (also called “sticky rice”) 2 cups coconut milk 4 ripe mangos, cut into bite-size pieces (look for mangoes that are fragrant and easily … Continue reading

May 22, 2011 · 1 Comment

Ginger Marinade

Best for poultry, shrimp, and scallops 1/2 c balsamic vinegar 3 tbsp low-sodium tamari (or dark soy sauce) 2 tbsp sake or sesame oil 2 1/2 tbsp fresh grated ginger … Continue reading

May 22, 2011 · Leave a comment

Vietnamese Salad

pic from http://www.marthastewart.com Ingredients 1 pomelo/Chinese grapefruit, (can substitute ugli fruit ((best secondary choice)), blood orange or kumquat) 1/2 lb minced pork 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice 2 tablespoons … Continue reading

May 4, 2011 · Leave a comment

Cilantro & Lime Grilled Shrimp

Ingredients 3 limes 1 teaspoons fish sauce 1  teaspoon sugar 1 pound (about 15) jumbo shrimp, shells o 3 teaspoons peanut oil, divided Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper 1 … Continue reading

May 4, 2011 · 2 Comments

Bouef Bourguignonne

Ingredients 1 lb thick cut bacon cut into 1-inch pieces 2 pounds beef chuck, cut into 2-inch cubes flour 1 lrg yellow onion, diced 1/2 cup Marsala wine 2 cups … Continue reading

April 18, 2011 · Leave a comment

Lahb-sta’ Mac and Cheese

Ingredients 2 seven ounce lobster tails – room temperature, cut into small chunks 16 ounces pancetta, diced 8 tbsp unsalted butter, divided 5 tbsp all-purpose flour 2 cups heavy cream … Continue reading

April 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

Khao Phat Supparot

Oh YUM! Thai food! Yay! For the Pineapple Fried Rice: 2 c diced pineapple 1.5 c golden raisins 2 tbsp peanut oil 1/2 carrot, diced small 1 red bell pepper, … Continue reading

April 9, 2011 · Leave a comment

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