Category Archives: Mains

Recipe: Mari’s Little Lamburger

Adapted from the somewhat mysterious Conspirator’s Cookbook, this provides a very juicy patty you can enjoy on a bun or on its own. Serves 4. Ingredients: 1 lb ground lamb* ¼ c chopped parsley (or chopped mint, or a combination) … Continue reading

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Recipe: Chicken with 47 Cloves of Garlic

This is kind of like stone soup: a gimmick is used to produce a solid basic dish. I prefer Martha Stewart’s approach in which the chicken is cooked at high heat throughout. Serves 4-6. Ingredients: 1 large healthy chicken 47 … Continue reading

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Recipe: Ground Lamb Curry with Peas

This is college student, off-campus apartment food: tasty and quick and easy to prepare. Adapted from Myra Waldo’s classic The Complete Book of Oriental Cooking. With rice, serves 6. Ingredients: 3 T butter ¾ c chopped onions 1 ½ lb … Continue reading

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Recipe: St. Louis Style Pizza

This is a regional specialty with baking powder used as leavening and a cheese topping made with a unique processed variety. We did another prep based on the King Arthur Flour recipe last night and I realized there were enough … Continue reading

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Recipe: Sauerbraten (German-Style Marinated Pot Roast)

The classic German recipe produces a nice sweet-and-sour pot roast that goes great with other German sides, such as my kartoffelsalat. Serves 8. Ingredients: 4-6 lb chuck roast or bottom round Kosher salt and pepper 1 medium onion, sliced 3 … Continue reading

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Recipe: Cornell-Style Grilled Chicken

This is the tasty “barbecue” chicken served at church socials throughout the Northeast U.S. Recipe makes enough to marinade and grill two whole chickens; if making just one chicken (or equivalent in pieces) you can refrigerate the leftover marinade (before … Continue reading

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Recipe: Favorite Pad Thai

Just the right balance of sour, sweet and salty. Adapted from the long out of print Thai Home-Cooking from Kamolmal’s Kitchen (Plume) Ingredients: ¼ lb dried rice noodles (flat ones not “rice sticks”) Hot water 2 T fish sauce (I use … Continue reading

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Recipe: Pork Adobo, Carnitas Style

I cooked the pork the way I make carnitas to make it extra tender and juicy. The marinade adds delicious flavor and the vinegar provides a kick at the end. Ingredients: 1 pork butt, approximately 4 pounds ½ c soy … Continue reading

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Belly of the Beast

I have been messing around with pork belly, which is readily available at my new local market. You can’t go wrong with this stuff. I followed David Chang’s simple method in the Momofuku Cookbook: rub it with a salt/sugar cure, … Continue reading

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Recipe: Sizzling Chicken Sisig

Sisig is a Pinoy (Filipino) bar snack made with pig parts (snout, ears etc) that are cooked on a sizzling platter, combined with peppers and onions, and eaten with beer. I ran across a quick and easy version that uses … Continue reading

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