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Speedy Pizza Dough

Makes about 4 servings Hands-on time: 10 minutes Total preparation time: 45 minutes 2 to 2 1/2 cups unsifted, unbleached all-purpose flour One 1/4-ounce package quick-rising yeast (about 2 1/4 teaspoons) 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon table salt 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil Combine 1 3/4 cups of the flour, the…

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Wonton Ravioli Stuffed with Three Cheeses

Makes 4 servings 3 cups Quick Tomato Sauce (recipe below) or your favorite store bought brand ½ cup defrosted frozen peas ½ cup coarsely grated mozzarella ½ cup ricotta (whole milk or low fat) ½ cup freshly microplane grated Parmigiano-Reggiano plus extra for sprinkling ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg Kosher…

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Butternut Squash Farrotto

Roasted Butternut Squash Farrotto with Prunes and Fried Sage Start to finish: 1 hour 45 minutes Hands-on time: 25 minutes Servings: 4 to 6 1 small butternut squash (about 2 pounds), halved lengthwise or 2 cups frozen defrosted squash puree (available in the frozen food section of many supermarkets) Vegetable…

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Sauteed Baby Egg Rolls

Makes 30 egg rolls For the Egg Rolls: 1/4 cup olive oil One 2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced 1 garlic clove, minced One 1/2-pound boneless pork chop, cut into thin strips 2 scallions, white and 1 inch of the green parts, thinly sliced 1 carrot, julienned 1 large…

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Bulgogi Dumplings

Note: We made an half recipe on the show, the following amounts are for the full recipe  Makes 30 to 40 dumplings Prep time: 1 hour Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes  For the filling: 1 pound ground beef ½ onion, finely chopped 4 green onions, finely chopped 5 garlic…

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Yunnan Tea Eggs

Makes: 6 to 8 eggs 6 cups water 3 pieces star anise 3 bay leaves 3 garlic cloves 1 cinnamon stalk 1 cup regular soy sauce 2 tablespoon dark soy sauce ½ tablespoon citron peppercorn 1 ½ teaspoons five spice powder ¼ cup Yunnan Mountain Black tea 3 pieces dried…

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Smoked Tofu Topped with Wakame Salad

1 package extra firm tofu 3 tablespoons Lapsang souchong black tea 1 cup water 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon sugar 1 tablespoon uncooked rice Wakame salad, shredded nori, kimchee and black sesame seeds for garnish Slice tofu into quarter thick slices. Rinse 1 tablespoon of the tea. Bring the water…

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Sauteed Sea Asparagus with Bacon and Balsamic Red Onion

Note: Various species of sea asparagus grow around the globe A succulent – its pea-green segments are plump with salt water – and it has a crisp texture and salty taste.  If you want to tone down it’s salinity you can either soak it in cold water before serving raw…

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Mama Pat’s Cedar Planked Salmon

Our spiritual connection to the fish of this region has sustained us for millennia. Sockeye or King salmon, with a hint of smoke, sweet and savory, honors the fish’s journey and nourishes our souls. We have countless ways to prepare our bounty, and this is one of my favorites. For…

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Salmon in a Bag with Citrus, Olives and Chiles and Borscht Beets

Start to finish: 45 minutes Hand-on time: 25 minutes Servings: 4 1 small orange, sliced very thin plus 2 tablespoons fresh juice 1 small lemon, sliced very thin plus 2 tablespoons fresh juice 4 (4- to 5-ounce) skinless center-cut salmon fillet pieces Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/4…

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