Thursday, April 29, 2010
Fresh Garlic and Ginger puree
2tbs of aged Balsamic Vinegar
Red Chilli Powder
3 tbs of Molasses
3 tbs of Ketchup
1 tbs of Cumin Powder
2 tbs of dijon mustard
2 Yellow Onions finely chopped
1 tbs of Soy Sauce
1 Lemon Zest
Salt and Pepper for taste
In a pan heat some olive oil. Saute the onions and ginger garlic puree. Add the pineapple juice, tumeric powder, red chilli powder, ketchup, cumin powder and soy sauce. Bring to to a boil, will take you around 5 mins. Put everything in a blender and put the molasses and dijon mustard. After the blender put it in a bowl to chill in the refrigerator. When marinating your meat, use a lemon zest as it adds more flavor to the sauce. I made this sauce this morning and it tastes amazing. Can use it with pork or chicken.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1 large yellow onion, coarsely chopped
- 3 scallions, coarsely chopped
- 2 Scotch bonnet pepper, stem and seeds removed
- 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, grated
- 4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh thyme leaves
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
- Pinch ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 8 chicken thighs, skin on, bone in
- 8 drumsticks, skin on
- Mango Cilantro Salsa, recipe follows
Puree all the ingredients, except the chicken, in a food processor until almost smooth. Pierce the chicken with a fork to make tiny holes. Place the chicken in a large shallow baking dish and rub the marinade into the chicken. Cover and refrigerate for 24 to 48 hours, depending on how intense you want the flavor to be. Preheat grill. Grill chicken on each side for 5 to 6 minutes or until cooked through.
3 ripe mangoes, peeled and diced
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano leaves
1 tablespoon chopped green onions
3 tablespoons lime juice
3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1 teaspoon honey
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and let sit 30 minutes at room temperature.
PS: Thank you bobby flay for this amazing recipe.
- 32 chicken wings
- Vegetable oil
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
- Chipotle Hot Sauce, recipe follows
- Blue Cheese-Yogurt Dip, recipe follows
Heat grill to high. Toss wings in a few tablespoons of oil and season with salt and pepper. Place on the grill in single layers and grill until golden brown on both sides and just cooked through, about 4 to 5 minutes per side.
Chipotle Hot Sauce:nocoupons
- 1 1/2 cups red wine vinegar
- 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 2 to 3 tablespoons chipotle pepper puree (depending on how spicy you like it)
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
- 1 stick unsalted butter, cut into pieces
- 2 tablespoons ancho chile powder
Whisk together the vinegar, Dijon mustard, chipotle puree, honey, and oil in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Melt butter in a large skillet or a large pot on the grates of the grill. Add the hot sauce mixture and bring to a boil. Whisk in the ancho chile powder and season with salt, to taste. Add the wings and cook, stirring, for 2 to 3 minutes. Serve with Blue Cheese-Yogurt Dip,
Blue Cheese-Yogurt Dip:nocoupons
- 1 pint thick Greek yogurt
- 3/4 cup crumbled domestic blue cheese
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
- 3 tablespoons finely sliced scallions
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
1 tablespoon garlic finely chopped
2 tablespoons red curry paste
2 tablespoons of chopped tomato
2 cups of coconut milk
1 cup pineapple (cubed or pulped)
4 tablespoons fish sauce
2 teaspoons palm sugar
1 teaspoon lime juice
16 prawns about 3" long
2-3 kaffir lime leaves, shredded
1 tablespoon Thai chile peppers, slivered
15 fresh basil leaves
Peel, devein, and behead the shrimp, leaving only the small tail shells on. Drop two tomatoes into boiling water for about a minute, then remove to cold water, peel, quarter, discard the seed pulp, and chop the flesh. You want 2 tablespoons of chopped tomatoes.
In a little oil in a medium hot wok briefly saute the garlic and basil, removing it and reserving it when the aroma is fully developed. Cook the curry paste briefly to develop the aroma, then add half the coconut milk, the fish sauce, tomatoes, pineapple, lime juice and sugar. Stir to combine fully. Add the prawns and cook until they turn slightly pink and opaque. Add the remainder of the coconut milk, the lime leaves and slivered chili, at the same time returning the sauted garlic and basil to the pan.
Transfer to a serving dish and serve with steamed Thai jasmine rice.
Global warming is when the earth heats up (the temperature rises). It happens when greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, water vapor, nitrous oxide, and methane) trap heat and light from the sun in the earth’s atmosphere, which increases the temperature. This hurts many people, animals, and plants. Many cannot take the change, so they die.
What is the greenhouse effect?
The greenhouse effect is when the temperature rises because the sun’s heat and light is trapped in the earth’s atmosphere. This is like when heat is trapped in a car. On a very hot day, the car gets hotter when it is out in the parking lot. This is because the heat and light from the sun can get into the car, by going through the windows, but it can’t get back out. This is what the greenhouse effect does to the earth. The heat and light can get through the atmosphere, but it can’t get out. As a result, the temperature rises.
The sun’s heat can get into the car through the windows but is then trapped. This makes what ever the place might be, a greenhouse, a car, a building, or the earth’s atmosphere, hotter. This diagram shows the heat coming into a car as visible light (light you can see) and infrared light (heat). Once the light is inside the car, it is trapped and the heat builds up, just like it does in the earth’s atmosphere.
Sometimes the temperature can change in a way that helps us. The greenhouse effect makes the earth appropriate for people to live on. Without it, the earth would be freezing, or on the other hand it would be burning hot. It would be freezing at night because the sun would be down. We would not get the sun’s heat and light to make the night somewhat warm. During the day, especially during the summer, it would be burning because the sun would be up with no atmosphere to filter it, so people, plants, and animals would be exposed to all the light and heat.
Although the greenhouse effect makes the earth able to have people living on it, if there gets to be too many gases, the earth can get unusually warmer, and many plants, animals, and people will die. They would die because there would be less food (plants like corn, wheat, and other vegetables and fruits). This would happen because the plants would not be able to take the heat. This would cause us to have less food to eat, but it would also limit the food that animals have. With less food, like grass, for the animals that we need to survive (like cows) we would even have less food. Gradually, people, plants, and animals would all die of hunger.
Global warming is affecting many parts of the world. Global warming makes the sea rise, and when the sea rises, the water covers many low land islands. This is a big problem for many of the plants, animals, and people on islands. The water covers the plants and causes some of them to die. When they die, the animals lose a source of food, along with their habitat. Although animals have a better ability to adapt to what happens than plants do, they may die also. When the plants and animals die, people lose two sources of food, plant food and animal food. They may also lose their homes. As a result, they would also have to leave the area or die. This would be called a break in the food chain, or a chain reaction, one thing happening that leads to another and so on.
The oceans are affected by global warming in other ways, as well. Many things that are happening to the ocean are linked to global warming. One thing that is happening is warm water, caused from global warming, is harming and killing algae in the ocean.
Algae is a producer that you can see floating on the top of the water. (A producer is something that makes food for other animals through photosynthesis, like grass.) This floating green algae is food to many consumers in the ocean. (A consumer is something that eats the producers.) One kind of a consumer is small fish. There are many others like crabs, some whales, and many other animals. Fewer algae is a problem because there is less food for us and many animals in the sea.
Global warming is doing many things to people as well as animals and plants. It is killing algae, but it is also destroying many huge forests. The pollution that causes global warming is linked to acid rain. Acid rain gradually destroys almost everything it touches. Global warming is also causing many more fires that wipe out whole forests. This happens because global warming can make the earth very hot. In forests, some plants and trees leaves can be so dry that they catch on fire.
Remember you can substitute Crab with Shrimp if you want!!!
- 200g angel hair pasta
- 3 garlic cloves, peeled
- 1 red chilli
- 4 spring onions
- Approx 75ml dry white wine
- 1 lime
- 250g white crab meat
- Handful of flat leaf parsley
- Black pepper
- Olive oil
- Extra virgin olive oil
1. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. When it comes to a rolling boil, add the pasta and cook according to pack instructions until al dente (approximately 3-4 minutes).
2. Heat another large pan with the olive oil. Chop the spring onions, thinly slice the chilli (deseed if you prefer) and crush the garlic. Sauté for 1-2 minutes and season with salt and pepper.
3. Add the wine to the pan and cook out for a minute to reduce. Add the crab meat, stir together and allow to heat through.
4. Drain the pasta and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Add the pasta to the crab mixture, chop the parsley and toss the ingredients to combine.
5. Divide between warm plates and serve immediately with a generous squeeze of lime juice, and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.
Ingredients / Method Step 1
1/2 lb chicken, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon tapioca flour
1 tablespoon Golden Mountain Sauce
Toss chicken with tapioca flour and Golden Mountain sauce, and marinade for 10 minutes or a bit longer.
Ingredients / Method Step 2
2 eggs, lightly beaten, with a pinch of salt
1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
5 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 onion coarsely sliced
1/4 cup sliced fresh serano or Thai chile peppers (seeds removed)
6 cups cooked jasmine rice (made the day before, left at room temp in rice cooker works best)
1 tablespoon Golden Mountain Sauce
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1 1/2 tablespoon roasted chile paste (namprik pao)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon Thai pepper powder
1/2 cup broccoli, cut into small florets
1 tomato, cut into wedges
2 green onions, finely sliced
Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a wok or skillet over medium heat. Add eggs and let it cook, flip it over and with a spatula chop the egg up into smaller pieces. Transfer egg to a plate and set aside.
Heat remaining oil in wok, add garlic and saute until golden brown. Add chicken and stir-fry briefly over high heat for 3-4 minutes. Add onion, chile pepper, and brocoli. Stir well. In a separate bowl, pour the next 7 ingredients onto the cooked rice. Gently add all of that to the wok, and stir it carefully to avoid smashing or breaking the rice. Throughly mix everything. Add tomato, green oinion, and egg, then stir fry for just a brief minute or two. Remove from heat. Serve garnished with sliced cucumber. Enjoy!