Category Archives: Side Dish

Side Dish

George’s Thai Pork
Ingredients: 1-2 lbs pork shoulder cubed ¼ cup sesame oil ¼ cup balsamic vinegar ¼ cup soy sauce 1 bunch cilantro chopped 5 cloves garlic minced 3 tbsp ginger minced 2 tbsp sugar salt black pepper 12 wooden skewers soaked in water Serve with Peanut Sauce:    Peanut Sauce Recipe   Instructions: Preheat BBQ Mix Continue Reading
Couscous with Pistachios
Ingredients: Couscous 1 tsp Cayenne pepper 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp Coriander 1 tsp fresh mint 1/4 cup Chopped pistachios raisins salt & pepper Instructions: Make couscous by adding cayenne, cinnamon, salt and pepper and steam per couscous instructions. Fluff couscous and add remaining ingredients. Mix well.
Jasmine Rice
Ingredients: 2 cups jasmine rice, or other long grain white rice 3 cups cold water Instructions: Rinse and drain rice in cold water to remove starch and impurities. Place drained rice and the cold water in a heavy saucepan. Bring the water to a rolling boil, uncovered, over high heat. Stir, reduce the heat to Continue Reading
Tomatoes Provencal
Ingredients: 4 large plum tomatoes Olive oil for brushing tomatoes ¼ cup fresh bread crumbs 3 tbsp freshly grated Parmesan 2 tbsp minced parsley leaves 1 small garlic clove, minced Salt and pepper Instructions: Halve the tomatoes horizontally and trim the ends so that they will stand level, cut side up. Brush them all over Continue Reading
Miso BBQ Beef with Ginger
Ingredients: Barbeque Beef Marinde: 2 ½ lb rump roast 1 ½ tbsp Japanese miso 3 tbsp mirin/rice wine or dry sherry 3 tbsp Japanese style soy sauce 1 tbsp distilled white vinegar 1 tbsp sugar 2 tsp sesame oil Ginger Teriyaki Sauce: 2 tbsp sake 3 tbsp mirin/rice wine or dry sherry 3 tbsp Japanese Continue Reading
Tamales
Ingredients: Chicken filling: 5 Chicken thighs (or 1/2 breasts to lighten it up) 1 small onion 1 celery stalk 1 tsp oregano ½ cup chopped cilantro ½ head garlic 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp chopped basil salt & pepper to taste Cheese filling: Monterrey Jack Cheese 4 Pasillo chiles (large green) Shrimp filling: 1 lb Continue Reading
Sweet Cucumber Salad
Ingredients: 4 cucumbers, thinly sliced 1 small white onion, thinly sliced 1 cup white vinegar 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup sugar / agave Optional: 1 tablespoon dried dill, or to taste 1 diced thai chili Instructions: Toss together the cucumbers and onion in a large bowl. Combine the vinegar, water and sugar in a saucepan Continue Reading
Risotto – Roasted Garlic & Thyme
Ingredients: 1-2 cups chicken stock 1 cup Arborio rice 2 medium onions, minced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 head celery, minced 1 tbsp olive oil 2 wine glasses dry white wine / vermouth 1 handful fresh thyme leaves Freshly ground black pepper & Salt 4 tbsp butter ½ cup parmesan cheese 2 handfuls breadcrumbs & Continue Reading
Saag Paneer
Ingredients: 12 ounces paneer, (Indian cheese, either store-bought or made from my recipe,), cut into 1-inch cubes) 1 (16-ounce package) frozen chopped spinach 1 medium white onion, finely chopped 1 (1-inch thumb) ginger, peeled and minced (about 1 tablespoon) 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 large green serrano chile, finely chopped (seeds removed if you don’t Continue Reading
Paneer / Indian Cheese
Ingredients: ½ gallon milk 1/4 cup lemon juice Instructions: Line a large colander with a large double layer of cheesecloth, and set it in your sink. In a large wide pot, bring the milk to a gentle boil over medium heat, stirring frequently to avoid burning the bottom (a nonstick pot works really well for Continue Reading