Broiled Asparagus with Harissa Butter

Broiled Asparagus with Harissa Butter

12 ounces asparagus, ends trimmed  2 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 cup (1/2 stick)  unsalted butter, at room temperature 2 tablespoons harissa  1 tablespoon lemon juice Salt Heat broiler on high. Line a baking sheet with foil. In a large bowl, toss together asparagus and oil; season generously with salt. Spread asparagus into a single layer […]

Tortellini Soup

Tortellini Soup

2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 garlic cloves, minced  1 fennel bulb, thinly sliced 6 cups vegetable broth 4 eggs, beaten 1/4 cup lemon juice 3 ounces baby spinach 10 ounces refrigerated cheese tortellini 2 tablespoons minced dill In a stock pot or Dutch oven over medium heat, heat oil until hot. Add garlic and cook […]

Fusillli with Pea Pesto

Fusillli with Pea Pesto

2 cups frozen peas, thawed 1/4 cup mint leaves  2 tablespoons toasted  pine nuts 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan  1/2 cup extra-virgin  olive oil  1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 pound fusilli pasta, cooked al dente Lemon zest, for garnish  Salt  In the bowl of a food processor, combine peas, mint, pine nuts and Parmesan. Process until […]

Elvis Cookies

Elvis Cookies

2 very ripe bananas 3/4 cup (1 and 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted 1/4 cup bacon fat, melted 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar, packed 2 large egg yolks 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 2/3 cup (112 g) peanut butter chips 6 slices […]

Lacinato with Tomatoes and Mushrooms

Lacinato with Tomatoes and Mushrooms

3 tablespoons vegetable oil 8 ounces crimini  mushrooms, sliced  1 onion, sliced 3 cloves garlic, minced  1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1-pint grape tomatoes, halved  1/2 cup chicken broth 2 bunches lacinato kale, cut into 1-inch ribbons Salt and pepper  In a large skillet, heat oil until hot. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring, until wilted, […]

Braised Oxtails

Braised Oxtails

3 pounds oxtails 3 tablespoons vegetable oil  3 slices thick cut bacon, sliced into 1/4-inch pieces 1 onion, diced  1 carrot, diced  2 stalks celery, diced  1/4 cup tomato paste 3 tablespoons flour 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 1/2 cups red wine 1 cup beef stock  One (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes Salt and pepper  Heat oven […]

Pork in Tomatillo Sauce

Pork in Tomatillo Sauce

About 3 pounds boneless country-style pork ribs, cut into 1-inch pieces 8 tomatillos, husked, rinsed, and halved 1 white onion, peeled and cut into 6 wedges 2 serranos, seeded 2 cloves garlic, peeled 1 bunch cilantro 3 tablespoons vegetable oil  Salt and pepper In a stockpot, combine pork and water to cover.  Season with salt […]

Carrot Snacking Cake

Carrot Snacking Cake

Cake: 1 1/3 cups flour 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon allspice 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon cloves 3 large eggs 2/3 cup vegetable oil 1 1/2 cups shredded carrots 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 cup golden raisins 1/2 cup crushed pineapple Cream Cheese Frosting:  8 ounces cream cheese, room […]

Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Wedding Soup

Meatballs: 1/2-pound ground beef  1/2-pound Italian sausage 1 small onion, diced  1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs 1 egg 2 tablespoons parsley 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan  1/2-teaspoon kosher salt Soup:  2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 onion, diced 2 carrots, peeled and diced 2 stalks celery, diced  1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon dried thyme 8 cups chicken […]

Congee with Ground Pork

Congee with Ground Pork

2 cups jasmine rice 6 cups chicken stock 6 cups water, or as needed 1-inch piece of ginger, sliced 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 shallots. sliced 1 pound ground pork 3 green onions, thinly sliced Salt and pepper, to taste In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine rice, stock, water and ginger. Season with […]