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Chicken Vaca Frita

CHICKEN VACA FRITA For the mojo: 10 garlic cloves, peeled 2 teaspoons salt ½ teaspoon black peppercorns ½ cup fresh orange juice ¾ cup fresh lime juice done 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil For the Chicken Vaca frita 2 cups cooked shredded chicken breast 3…

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Dirty Duck Rice

Dirty Duck Rice Serves 4 to 6 people 3 large duck livers 1/2 cup whole milk 6 confit duck legs (available on line from Dartagnan.com and Mapleleaffarms.com) 2 tablespoons duck fat (available from the above on line sources) 1/4 cup finely chopped yellow onion 2 tablespoons minced garlic 2 tablespoons…

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Dandelion Green Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash and Pecan Dressing

Serves: 4 For the dressing: 2/3 cup raw sugar 1 cup toasted pecans 1 cup red wine vinegar 2 teaspoons minced garlic 2 pinches salt 1 ½ teaspoons chile de arbol powder (or chile powder of your choice) 3 cups blended oil For the salad: 6 cups dandelion greens 1…

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Pork Medallions with Prunes and Spicy Mustard Cream Sauce

Start to finish: 45 minutes Servings: 4 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large pork tenderloin, about 1 ¼ – 1 ½-pounds, cut at an angle into ½-inch thick medallions Kosher salt 2 tablespoons minced shallots ½ cup dry white wine 1 ½ tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary ¼ – ½- teaspoon…

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Camarones Enchilados and Fried Sweet Plantains

Camarones Enchilados 4 servings 1/2 cup olive oil 1 large onion, sliced 1 large green pepper, sliced 6 cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped 2 roasted jarred red peppers, lightly chopped 15 oz can plain tomato sauce 1 cup dry white wine 1 bay leaf Salt Red pepper flakes 2 pounds…

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Zucchini in Cuban Style Cherry Tomato Sofrito

Makes 4 servings Hands-On Time: 30 minutes Total Preparation Time: 1 hour 15 minutes Suggested Accompaniments Rice or shredded Napa cabbage seasoned with just a bit of olive oil and salt. Ingredients 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 3-4 garlic cloves, mashed with mortar and pestle or finely chopped 1 medium…

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Mugwort (Artemisia) Soup

Serves 4 Hands-On Time: 30 minutes Total Preparation Time: 1 hour  1 medium shallot, onion or 3 small spring onions sliced 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 garlic cloves, minced 10 white mushrooms sliced (2.5 ounces) 1 large or 2 medium Yukon gold or russet potatoes (10 oz) peeled and cut…

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Wisteria Flowers with Asparagus and Parma Ham

Serves 4 1 bunch thin asparagus spears, bottom 3 inches cut off 4 thin slices Parma ham, prosciutto or Serrano ham, torn into small pieces 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar Salt and pepper 1 ounce (1.5 cups) Dame’s Rocket (from 2-3 bunches) or other edible…

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Asian Grain Bowl

4 Servings Hands-On Time: 45 minutes Total Preparation Time: 80 minutes Servings: 4  For the miso sesame sauce: 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 tablespoon unseasoned rice vinegar 2 tablespoons white or red miso 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger 1 ½ tablespoons well stirred tahini 1 teaspoon sugar 1 tablespoon of…

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Whole Baked Branzino

Serves 2 For the fish and marinade: 2 whole Branzino, about 1 ½ pounds each, gills removed, patted dry The zest of 2 lemons 2 tablespoons fresh thyme 1/4 cup chopped parsley 6 garlic cloves, chopped 1 tablespoon sea salt 1 teaspoon paprika 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil For the…

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Sushi Rolls

Sushi Rolls: California Rolls and Cucumber Roll Serves 4 Hands-On Time: 45 minutes Total Preparation Time: 1 1/2 hours For The Sushi Rice: 2 ½ cups Calrose medium grain rice 2 ½ cups water 1/3 cup rice vinegar 1 ½ tablespoons Kosher salt 1 ½ tablespoons sugar For The Sushi…

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Mathew’s Sushi Burger

  Serves 4 Rough note for inspiration: Matthew took the liberty of coming up with a Sushi Burger, using the the same rice as we did – with the vinegar seasoning and used the same toppings Billy and I used in the sushi rolls. That said, his creative use of…

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Einat Admony’s Sinaya

Serves 4 to 6 1 large eggplant Kosher salt Tahini Sauce: 3/4 cup tahini 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice 1 cup water 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 garlic cloves 1 tablespoon kosher salt 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil divided 2 large tomatoes, thinly sliced 1 medium yellow onion, finely…

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Salad in a Jar

For the Honey-Lime Dressing: 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 1/4 cup olive oil 1 teaspoon honey dash of hot sauce For the salad: ¼ cup black beans (rinsed and drained) ¼ cup corn kernels ¼ cup guacamole ¼ cup chopped tomato ¼ cup shredded chicken ¼ cup shredded romaine ½…

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Picadillo Sloppy Joes

Total preparation time: 30 minutes Makes 4 servings (3 ½ cups filling) 1 medium onion 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 pound ground chuck, round, or sirloin One 4½-ounce can chopped green chiles ½ cup pimiento-stuffed green olives 1-cup chili sauce (like Heinz – this…

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Tostones (Fried Plantains)

    1 to 2 large green plantains 5 tablespoons canola or other vegetable oil or enough to reach ¼ -inch up the side of a large skillet Kosher salt Peel the plantain and slice it on the diagonal ½ – 1-inch thick. Heat the oil in a large skillet…

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Arroz Con Gandules (Rice with Pigeon Peas)

    Note: you can make this dish without the meat for a vegetarian version Hands-On Time: 30 minutes Total Preparation Time: 1 hour Serves 4 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 pound pork, cut into ½-inch pieces (optional) 1 ounce of pancetta (optional) 1 tablespoon annatto oil (see note below)…

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Franck Garanger’s Paella Valenciana

  Note: we made the stock during the show because of time constraints, but if you are going to make a stock (instead of using store bought broth), make it in advance because it should simmer for 3 hours. Serves 6 people Hands on preparation time: 1 1/2 hours Total…

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Pan Con Tomate (Bread with Tomato)

Pan Con Tomate 1 loaf of crusty bread Ripe tomatoes (see note) Extra-virgin olive oil Kosher salt Slice the bread. Slice the tomatoes in half crosswise. Rub the halves of the tomato directly onto to the bread. Sprinkle with salt. Drizzle with olive oil. Note: A viewer, Kathy Dobrowolski, did…

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Tortilla Espanola (Spanish Omelet)

  Tortilla Espanola (Spanish Omelet)  Makes 4 – 6-Servings Hands on time: 20 minutes Total preparation time: 40 minutes 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1 large onion, sliced 3 potatoes Kosher salt 1 cup dry white wine 5 large eggs Place a medium size sauce pan, filled with salted…

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Cuttlefish, Meatballs and Green Peas

Cuttlefish, Meatballs and Green Peas Makes 4-6 Servings Hands on time: 45 minutes Total preparation time: 1 1/2 hours For the meatballs: ½ pound ground pork ½ pound ground veal 2 cloves minced garlic Small bunch of fresh chopped flat leaf parsley Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1…

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Handmade Lemon Pasta

Handmade Lemon Pasta Makes 4 – 6 Servings Hands on time: 40 minutes Total preparation time: 1 hour and 15 minutes For the pasta: 4 cups 00 flour (Italian milled flour) 2 tablespoons semolina flour 1 large egg 1 tablespoon butter, at room temperature 1 cup milk, at room temperature…

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Lemon Caciotta Cheese

LEMON CACIOTTA CHEESE Makes 6 – 8 small servings of lemon caciotta Hand on preparation time: 20 minutes Total preparation time: 40 minutes 1 half gallon of fresh cow’s milk 2 teaspoons of rennet 1 lemon, zested In a medium saucepan, heat the milk over medium heat to 98 degrees…

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10 Day Limoncello

10-DAY LIMONCELLO Recipe courtesy of Chef Kathryn Kelly Makes one 750-ML bottle of Limoncello Hands on preparation time: 30 minutes Total preparation time: 10 days 5 fresh, unwaxed lemons 1 (750-ml) bottle of good vodka 2 cups sugar 1 cup water DAY ONE: 
Wash the lemons well. Using a vegetable…

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