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Appetizer

Lemongrass Ginger Steak Skewers
Ingredients S2 lbs flap steak.  You can also use skirt steak 4-5 peeled garlic cloves 1 stalk lemongrass 1″ fresh ginger 3 tbsp sesame oil 3 tbsp vinegar (rice/white/apple) 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper 1 tsp salt Instructions The flap steak is very thin, so simply cut it into 1.5″ strips and set in a bowl Continue Reading
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
Beef Satay
Ingredients: 1 lb flank steak, sliced against grain 1tbsp sesame oil ½ cup EVOO ½ cup thin soy sauce ½ cup shaoshing wine or red wine 2 tbsp minced garlic ½ cup chopped scallions ½ tbsp coarse ground black pepper 2 tbsp brown sugar 12 red lettuce leaves 1 bunch Thai basil leaves 2 cups Continue Reading
Chicken Satay
Ingredients: 1/2 cup coconut milk 1 tbsp fish sauce 2 tsp red curry paste 1 tsp palm sugar or brown sugar 1 tbsp chopped cilantro ½ tsp ground turmeric Salt and ground black pepper 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts Bamboo skewers, soaked in cold water Serve with Peanut Sauce and Cucumber Relish:    Peanut 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
Naan
Ingredients: Bread: 2 cups flour 1 tsp baking powder ½ tsp baking soda 2 tsp sugar 1 egg 1cup milk 3 tsp olive oil Topping: 2 tsp onion seeds 1 tsp cumin 1 clove minced garlic ½ minced onion ¼ cup parmesan cheese (these are approximate measurements. The dough should be the consistency of any Continue Reading
Samosas
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
Saganaki
Ingredients: 1/8 Cup EVOO 1/2 lb Kefalograviera Cheese 1 Whole Lemons (Squeezed) Brandy Instructions: Cut the cheese into a slab about 3/4″ thick. Heat the EVOO in the frying pan and sear the cheese. As the cheese starts to brown pour the lemon juice over it and remove from the heat. Pour some brandy over Continue Reading
Light Tiropita / Cheese Pie
This recipe has lightened up on the traditional recipe by using EVOO instead of butter, Egg whites instead of whole eggs, and a few other tricks Ingredients: 1/2 cup EVOO 1 roll phyllo dough Basic Tiropita: 5 Egg Whites 1 lb Feta Cheese 1/2 lb Cottage cheese 1 Pinch Pepper (To taste) For Spinach Pie Continue Reading