April Pt. III : 2011
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Armenian Lentil Soup: Vospapur - ready
for the simmer...
Lentils, chopped onion, tomato, spinach (I use
fresh instead of frozen),
cumin, corrinader, Hungarian HOT paprika, chicken
stock - no fat added
Vospapur with grated smoked Gouda.
Even better if I had Cumin Gouda!
A squeeze of lemon juice just before devouring :-).
Stir-fried Topshell (poor man's abalone),
shitaki mushrooms, Chinese broccoli, oyster sauce.
Pan seared tofu with Saigon Chili Oil.
Vegetarian lasagna: carrot, mushroom, onion, red pepper, zucchini,
tomatoes, tomato sauce, paste,
Italian herbs, ready-to-serve lasagna noodle, cottage cheese, spinach,
and topped with shredded Tex-Mex cheese.
China says this is even better eaten cold!
Throw together meat lasagna: ground sirloin, carrots, mushrooms,
red pepper, onion,
Hungarian Hot paprika, tomato sauce, cottage cheese, spinach, Paremsan
and topped with shredded Tex-Mex cheese - for the carnivores in the
Pressed Duck with Spicy Plum Sauce: First and last attempt,
Duck was steamed for 1 1/2 hours, cooled, pressed into waterchestnut
steamed again for 30 minutes, cooled, then deep-fried until crispy.
It was OK, but will be "renovating" the recipe.
Mini crab cakes with "kick-it-up-a-notch" mayo dip - Emeril Lagasse's
Summer rolls a la Sue-On with chili soy sesame seed dip
Ground turkey lettuce wraps: ground turkey, bell peppers, onion,
shitaki mushrooms, oyster sauce, Hoisin sauce, fermented soy beans,
Mung bean noodles, dried shrimp, Chinese sausage, char siu, Chinese
Tamari soy sauce. Another family favourite handed down from my Mom.
First rhubarb pie of the season!
Beef tenderloin with oyster sauce on a bed of stir-fried green
beans, sugar snap peas and red peppers.
Served with "cauliflower rice" - steamed grated cauliflower in place
Bill likes cauliflower better this way - smothered in sauce without
the carbs ;-)
Easter weekend's BBQ bison strip loins
with Ryan's own dry rub, baby carrots and grilled taters
Lovely medium rare bison steaks from Bison Spirit Ranch, Oak
Bill does their website: www.bisonspiritranch.com
More grilled asparagus wrapped with proscuitto!
Tong Yuen: Very traditional savory dumpling soup.
This is one version that is required for Chinese New Year.
It's also a year round comfort food for some of us :-)
The dumplings are made with glutineous rice flour, add in shredded
Chinese sausage, dried shrimp, cilantro, chicken stock.
I like crunchy spicy turnip with mine along with a few drops
of sesame oil.
I also have a little dish of soy sauce with white pepper, and chili
oil for dumpling dipping.
Bill is not a fan of gooey balls of flour, so I give him noodles
He likes sweet chili sauce for his noodles.
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