Daily Archives April 3, 2015

portuguese tomato rice

Portuguese Tomato Rice (Arroz de Tomate)

1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons butter or bacon drippings
1 large yellow onion, peeled and chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
2 to 3 large tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped
3 cups beef or chicken broth
2 cups long-grain rice
Salt and freshly-ground pepper, to taste
Chopped cilantro for garnish (optional)

Heat the oil and butter in a large saucepan over...

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mussels in white wine sauce

Mussels in White Wine Sauce (Mejillones a la Marinera – Spain)

2 pounds mussels
1/4 cup finely chopped shallots or onions
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil
1 cup dry white wine
Pinch of saffron or paprika
Minced parsley

Clean mussels. Discard any that are not tightly closed...

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pabellon criollo

Pabellon Criollo (Venezuelan Steak in Tomato Sauce)

This is great served with any rice dish or over noodles.

1 (2 pound) lean sirloin steak, cut 1/2 inch thick
1/3 cup olive oil
1 cup coarsely chopped onions
1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
6 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped,
    or 2 cup drained, chopped canned tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin seed
1 teaspoon salt

Broil the steak under a pr...

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lean picadillo pie

Lean Picadillo Pie

1 1/2 pounds lean ground pork
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1 (15 ounce) can tomatoes, cut up
3/4 cup chopped dried apricots or raisins
12 sliced pimento-stuffed olives
2 tablespoons chopped almonds
3 tablespoons chili powder
2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans chicken broth
2 cups cornmeal

Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat; cook and stir pork...

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This is a crisp Norwegian cookie.

6 egg yolks
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup light cream
1 tablespoon melted butter
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 1/4 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
Confectioners? sugar

Beat together egg yolks and salt until thick and light. Beat in light cream, sugar and butter. Sift together flour and nutmeg...

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