Shrimp Pad Thai For Four

Print this pageyield Makes 4 servings active time 40 minutes total time 40 minutes In Thailand, pad thai is hugely popular, but it’s not a dish that’s cooked at home. Instead, it is commonly purchased from street vendors, who cook it to order in...

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Pan-Seared Sausage with Lady Apples and Watercress

Print this pageyield Makes 4 servings active time 25 minutes total time 30 minutes A simple white wine pan sauce brings this one-skillet dinner together. Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 pound lady apples, halved through stem ends 1 1/2 pounds...

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Black Bass with Warm Rosemary-Olive Vinaigrette

Print this pageyield Makes 4 servings active time 15 minutes total time 15 minutes The bittersweet flavors in this quick dish pair well with roasted potatoes, creamy polenta, or cooked white beans. Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 4–5-ounce...

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Chinese Hot-and-Sour Soup

Print this pageIngredients 5 ounces boneless pork loin, cut into 1/4-inch-thick strips (2/3 cup) 2 teaspoons dark soy sauce* 4 small Chinese dried black mushrooms* 12 small dried tree ear mushrooms* 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch 12...

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Escarole-Stuffed Pizza

Print this pageyield Makes 4 (main course) servings active time 1 hr total time 2 hr Tender, faintly bitter escarole gives a unique, delicious earthiness to this double-crust pizza, which stands apart from its traditional saucy brethren. Ingredients 3 lb...

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Wild Mushroom Pizza with Caramelized Onions, Fontina, and Rosemary

Print this pageyield Makes six 8-inch pizzas Ingredients 7 tablespoons butter, divided 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon grapeseed oil 3 onions, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced crosswise (about 6 cups) 2 pounds assorted wild mushrooms (such as...

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Japanese Home Cooking – Beyond Sushi

Print this pageIn general, the Japanese people are very healthy and live longer than any other culture in the world. Why is this? Many people attribute it to the way they eat. But if you think that all Japanese people eat is sushi you couldn’t be...

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3 Ways To Cook The Perfect Rice

Print this pageRice may be cooked by 3 methods, each of which requires a different proportion of water. These methods are boiling, which requires 12 times as much water as rice; the Japanese method, which requires 5 times as much; and steaming, which...

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Amazing Thai Recipe

Print this pageBamboo Shoots: Bamboo shoots are called for in many Thai recipes. In order to prepare a bamboo shoot for cooking you need to peel them and boil the white inner stalks for 30 minutes in water. If you are using canned bamboo shoots you will only...

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Discover Coconut Milk

Print this pageThis delicious ingredient is often mis-understood and under utilized. Come on a culinary journey and discover Coconut Milk. I was taught as a young child that the clear liquid inside the coconut is the milk. However, I and many others were told...

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A Beginners Guide to Chinese Cookery

Print this pageIntroduction When I first ate Chinese food in the UK in the 1970s, it was really quite unappealing. Everything came in a gloopy sauce and seemed to taste the same, due to the overuse of monosodium glutamate, supposedly a flavour enhancer but...

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Some Different Ideas for Cooking Rice

Print this pageRice needs to be thoroughly washed. A good way to do this is to put it into a colander, in a deep pan of water. Rub the rice well with the hands, lifting the colander in and out the water, and changing the water until it is clear; then drain....

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