Category Archives: Dressing/Sauce


Cucumber Relish
Ingredients: 1 large Japanese cucumber 2 shallots, thinly sliced 1 Thai or Serrano chilie 1/3 cup white vinegar 2 tsp brown 1 tsp salt Cilantro leaves, for garnish Instructions: Place cucumber, shallot, and chili slices in a small bowl. Heat the vinegar, sugar and salt in a small saucepan, stirring, until mixture reaches a boil Continue Reading
Peanut Sauce
Ingredients: 1 cup coconut milk 3 tbsp red curry paste ½ cup chunky peanut butter 1/2 cup chicken stock ¼ cup brown sugar 2 tbsp tamarind liquid, or lime juice 1 tsp salt Instructions: Bring the coconut milk to a simmer in a small saucepan. Whisk in curry paste until dissolved, about 1 to 2 Continue Reading
Ingredients: 1 ½ cups blanched whole almonds 1cup sugar ¼ tsp salt 2 large egg whites Butter Instructions: In a food processor grind fine the whole almonds with the sugar and salt. In a bowl beat the whites until they are foamy (just before they hold soft peaks) and fold in the almond mixture gently Continue Reading
Saffron Vinaigrette
Ingredients: ½ cup apple cider vinegar ¼ tsp saffron ½ cup orange juice 1 tbsp cucumber, seeded and processed 1 tbsp sugar or honey 1 tbsp minced ginger salt & pepper to taste ¼ cup black/white truffle or olive oil (optional) Instructions: Soak saffron threads in vinegar for at least 20 minutes Blend together all Continue Reading
Pesto / Walnut Pesto
You can substitute pine nuts with almonds or walnuts Ingredients: 2 cups fresh basil 1 cup Italian parsley ½ cup toasted pine nuts (or 1/2 cup walnuts) ½ cup Parmesan or Romano cheese, grated 4 garlic cloves, chopped ¼ tsp salt 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes ½ cup olive oil 1 tbsp lemon juice 2 Continue Reading
Ingredients: The Dough: 3/4 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 tbsp water 3 tbsp butter, cut into pieces 1/4 packet rapid rise yeast Meat Filling: 1 lb ground lamb/beef 1 minced onion 3 cloves minced garlic 1 bunch chopped coriander 1 bunch chopped mint 2 tbsp ground coriander 2 tbsp ground cumin 2 tbsp ground Continue Reading
Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce
Ingredients: 3/4 cup cider vinegar 1/2 cup water 3 tbsp brown sugar 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp salt 1 tbsp ginger, minced 1 tbsp sugar 1 spicy red pepper chopped thinly Flour/corn starch to thicken Instructions: Place all ingredients in a small saucepan. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Heat to boiling, then let simmer Continue Reading
Mint Cilantro Chutney
Ingredients: 3 bunches chopped cilantro 1 bunch chopped mint 1 cloves minced garlic 1½ tbsp grated ginger 1-2 chopped Serrano chilies ½ tsp salt Juice of 1 lemon ½ tbsp olive oil Instructions: Mix ingredients in a bowl, turn onto cutting board and mince until a paste is formed.
Chili Oil
Ingredients: 2 cups olive oil 4 teaspoons dried crushed red pepper flakes Instructions: Combine the oil and crushed red pepper flakes in a heavy small saucepan. Cook over low heat until a thermometer inserted into the oil registers 180 degrees F, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Cool to room temperature, about 2 hours. Transfer Continue Reading