Skillet Meatballs With Peaches, Basil and Lime

1 1/2 tablespoons finely grated or minced fresh ginger 3 garlic cloves, grated or minced 1 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin, plus more for serving 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more as needed 1 pound ground pork (or turkey or chicken, or vegan meat) 1/3 cup panko or other plain bread crumbs 3 tablespoons finely… Continue reading Skillet Meatballs With Peaches, Basil and Lime

Pasta With Andouille Sausage, Beans, and Greens

Salt and black pepper 1 pound rigatoni or any pasta with ridges 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling 12 ounces Andouille sausage, diced 1 shallot, minced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 bunch collard greens, stems discarded, leaves coarsely chopped (4 1/2 cups) 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves 1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans,… Continue reading Pasta With Andouille Sausage, Beans, and Greens

Pan Con Tomate Sandwiches with Bacon

4 slices crusty country bread 1 fat garlic clove, halved crosswise 1 ripe and soft tomato, halved Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling Flaky sea salt Mayonnaise, as needed 1 ripe but firm tomato, sliced Thinly sliced white onion 4 slices cooked bacon (optional) Toast the bread. Take each slice and rub one side all over… Continue reading Pan Con Tomate Sandwiches with Bacon

Reunion Sausage Rougail

2 lb fresh sausages (ideally Creole) 2 onions, finely chopped 4 red hot peppers, stemmed, seeded and finely chopper 2 cloves garlic, crushed (optional) Half an inch of ginger (optional) 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric 5 ripe tomatoes 1/2 teaspoon of salt 1/2 teaspoon of pepper 2 sprigs thyme 1 scallion, chopped Vegetable oil Bring a… Continue reading Reunion Sausage Rougail

Reunion Cari Boucane (Bacon with Potatoes and Tomatoes)

1 and half to 2 lbs of un-sliced smoked bacon 3 medium onions finely chopped 2 large tomatoes (or 3 medium) finely chopped 1 whole head of garlic (crushed) Thyme black pepper and salt to taste 1 TSBP saffron 3 medium potatoes chopped 1 TBSP Oil Directions: Boil the bacon once or twice to desalt.… Continue reading Reunion Cari Boucane (Bacon with Potatoes and Tomatoes)

Reunion Zembrocal Rice (Rice with Red Beans and Bacon – with Variations)

400g boucané (or smoked bacon pieces) 250g kidney beans 750g rice 2 onions 3 garlic cloves salt 3 tablespoons oil 1 tablespoon turmeric 1 sprig thyme Bring the beans to the boil in at least half a litre of water. Simmer for 1 1/2 hours Skip the first step If you are using tinned peas.… Continue reading Reunion Zembrocal Rice (Rice with Red Beans and Bacon – with Variations)

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Ribs (with Pressure Cooker Variation)

1 rack baby ribs, about 2 pounds 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 tablespoon Balsamic vinegar 2 cloves garlic 1 tablespoon roasted white sesame seeds, garnish on top 1 cup slaw, for serving Teriyaki Sauce: 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce 3 tablespoons mirin, Japanese sweet seasoning 1/4 cup sugar Prepare teriyaki sauce by mixing soy… Continue reading Slow Cooker Teriyaki Ribs (with Pressure Cooker Variation)

Thai Ribs with Whiskey

2 slabs of meaty baby back ribs, weighing between 2½ to 3 pounds each 1 cup dark rum or whisky (tequila works too) 6 large cloves garlic, peeled 2 teaspoons whole white peppercorns 4 cilantro roots or 1/2 cup chopped cilantro stems 3 tablespoons fish sauce 1/4 cup oyster sauce 1/3 grated palm sugar or… Continue reading Thai Ribs with Whiskey

Pressure Cooker Thai Braised Pork Ribs (Si Krong Moo Mha Ngean)

For pork: 1 pound (450 grams) Pork ribs (or loin roast) 2 tablespoons (32 ml) Oyster sauce 1 tablespoon (16 ml) Golden mountain green sauce 1 tablespoon (13.5 ml) White soy sauce 1 1/2 teaspoons (6.75 ml) Sesame oil 1 1/2 teaspoons (6.75 ml) Chinese liqueur 1/2 teaspoon (2.25 gram) Chilli powder 1 tablespoon (18… Continue reading Pressure Cooker Thai Braised Pork Ribs (Si Krong Moo Mha Ngean)

Slow Cooker Barbecue Ribs

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon vinegar 1 bottle sweet baby rays BBQ sauce 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 teaspoon oregano 4 pounds Ribs of your choice 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper In a medium bowl, mix together the Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, BBQ sauce, brown sugar, and oregano. Place ribs in… Continue reading Slow Cooker Barbecue Ribs

Slow Cooker Carnitas

1 3/4 pounds boneless pork shoulder, trimmed 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided 3/4 teaspoon black pepper, divided 1/4 cup fresh lime juice, divided 1/4 cup fresh orange juice, divided 2 cups hot water 1 dried ancho chile 4 garlic cloves, smashed 1 white onion, sliced (about 1 1/2 cups) 1… Continue reading Slow Cooker Carnitas

Slow-Cooker Pork Tacos with Fresh Tomato Salsa

1 (4- to 5-lb.) boneless pork shoulder roast 1 tablespoon ancho chile powder 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar 1 tablespoon plus 1/2 tsp. kosher salt, divided 2 tablespoons canola oil 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 4 oregano sprigs 1 cup chopped tomato (about 1… Continue reading Slow-Cooker Pork Tacos with Fresh Tomato Salsa

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos

2 cups bottled salsa, plus more for serving 2 tablespoons chili powder 2 tablespoons dried oregano 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1 (2 1/2-pound) boneless pork butt or shoulder, trimmed 18 corn tortillas 1/2 cup fresh cilantro sprigs 3/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream 1 lime, cut into wedges Combine the first 5… Continue reading Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos

Meatball Banh Mi

Carrot Daikon Salad: 2 medium carrots (julienned) 1 cup daikon radish (julienned) 2 tablespoons sugar ½ teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar 2 teaspoons sesame oil Meatballs: 1 pound ground pork (450g) 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro or basil 1 scallion (chopped) 3 cloves garlic (minced) 1 tablespoon fish sauce 1 tablespoon Sriracha 2 teaspoons… Continue reading Meatball Banh Mi

Korean-Style Ground Pork Noodle Soup

For pork topping: 1 lbs ground pork 4-5 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 Tbsp ginger, finely chopped 1 Tbsp honey 2 Tbsp soy sauce 1 Tbsp gochujang chili paste 2 tsp sesame oil For broth: 1 small red or yellow onion, chopped 1 Tbsp to 1.5 Tbsp gochujang chili paste 1 Tbsp honey 6 cups… Continue reading Korean-Style Ground Pork Noodle Soup

Filipino Chicken Caldereta

2.5 lbs chicken thighs 3 Tbsp cooking oil 1 14.5 oz can coconut milk 1.5 cup tomato sauce or crushed tomatoes 1 medium onion, chopped 1 cup green peas 1/2 green bell pepper 1/2 red bell pepper 1/2 yellow bell pepper 12-14 baby carrots 3 small potatoes, cubed 1/2 lemon, juiced 3 Tbsp chopped garlic… Continue reading Filipino Chicken Caldereta

Pork Vindaloo (with Oven, Stovetop, Slow Cooker, and Pressure Cooker Variations)

400g (14oz) Pork Blade or Shoulder For the Marinade: 100g (2/3 Cup) Onion 25g (Thumb Sized Piece) Ginger 10 Cloves Garlic 75ml (1/3 Cup) Cider Vinegar 50g (1 1/2 inch Cube) Tamarind 50ml (3 Tbsp + 1 Tsp) Boiling Water 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice 1 Tsp Honey For the Curry: 1 Tbsp Ghee 100g (2/3… Continue reading Pork Vindaloo (with Oven, Stovetop, Slow Cooker, and Pressure Cooker Variations)

Japanese Beef Curry (or any meat of your choice)

2 lbs beef chuck roast, cut into 2 inch chunks 1.5 onion, chopped 2 potatoes, cut into large chunks 2-3 carrots, cut into large chunks 4oz box curry roux 3 garlic, chopped 2 tsp fresh ginger, chopped 1 Tbsp ketchup 1 Tbsp worcestershire sauce 1 Tbsp soy sauce 1 Tbsp apricot jam or preserve 2-3… Continue reading Japanese Beef Curry (or any meat of your choice)