Air-Fryer Salmon With Sweet Tamarind Glaze

3 Tbsp. pourable tamarind concentrate (such as Pure Indian Foods) 2 Tbsp. light brown sugar 2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes 1 tsp. fish sauce 2 6-oz. skin-on salmon fillets (about 1½” thick) Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper 1 medium English hothouse cucumber, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced 1/4 cup coarsely… Continue reading Air-Fryer Salmon With Sweet Tamarind Glaze

Orange and Cashew Cabbage Salad with Sesame Dressing

For the dressing 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar 2 tablespoons sesame oil 2 tablespoons mustard, preferably Chinese or Dijon 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon sesame paste, may substitute tahini 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger 1 teaspoon chili oil, or more to taste 1/2 cup peanut oil, or another neutral oil Fine… Continue reading Orange and Cashew Cabbage Salad with Sesame Dressing

Glass Noodle Salad with Chicken

Glass noodle salad: 100 g / 3.5 oz bean thread vermicelli noodles / cellophane noodles (Note 1) 3 cups shredded cooked chicken (about 1/2 store bought roast chicken) (Note 2) 2 packed cups (180g) green cabbage, finely sliced 1 cucumber, cut in half, sliced 3mm / 1/8″ thick on the diagonal 1 carrot, peeled then… Continue reading Glass Noodle Salad with Chicken

Pressure Cooker Chili

2 cups dry pinto beans (or sub red beans or black beans) SEE NOTES. 1–2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, diced 1 pound ground organic beef, chicken, turkey or vegan TVP (1 3/4 cups dry and rehydrated) Textured Vegan Protein or “Soy crumbles”) or soy chorizo! 4 cloves garlic, rough chopped (or 1 tablespoon granulated… Continue reading Pressure Cooker Chili

Begun Bhaja (Baingan Bhaja – Bengali Fried Eggplant)

1 piece large brinjal (eggplant) 1/4 tsp turmeric powder a pinch red chilli powder 3/4 tsp salt 1 1/2 tsp sugar 3/4 tsp flour (atta) ~80 g mustard oil (for frying) Wash the brinjal and chop off its stalk. Cut the vegetable along the cross-section into discs, 2 cm thick. A large brinjal should yield… Continue reading Begun Bhaja (Baingan Bhaja – Bengali Fried Eggplant)

Alu’r Dum (Bengali Potatoes and Peas)

1 kg new baby potatoes 1 L water 30 g salt FOR THE COOKING 125 g onions 100 g tomatoes 10 g garlic 5 g ginger paste 50 g mustard oil 2 pc dried red chillies 2 pc bay leaves 1/4 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder 1… Continue reading Alu’r Dum (Bengali Potatoes and Peas)

Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip

1 10 ounce bag fresh spinach, roughly chopped 1 14 ounce can artichoke hearts, roughly chopped 1 8 ounce block cream cheese, cut into cubes 1 cup sour cream 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese 4 cloves minced garlic salt and pepper to taste Add all ingredients to a small crock… Continue reading Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip

Cocktail Meatball Ideas

Classic Grape Jelly Meatballs 16 ounces grape jelly 16 ounces heinz chili sauce 32 ounces frozen meatballs Mix grape jelly and chili sauce in mixing bowl until well combined, then stir in frozen meatballs until well coated. Add to slow cooker and cook on low for 3-4 hours. Notes: HOW TO MAKE GRAPE JELLY MEATBALLS… Continue reading Cocktail Meatball Ideas

Cocktail Kielbasa Ideas

Kielbasa with Plum Mustard 2 (14 ounces) packages turkey kielbasa + 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 jar (18 ounces) red plum jam 1/4 cup Dijon mustard Add olive oil to a large skillet and heat over medium. While pan is heating up, cut kielbasa into 1/4-inch medallions and add to pan when oil is hot.… Continue reading Cocktail Kielbasa Ideas

Apricot Ribbon Butter Cookies (Easier Version Using Jam)

Butter cookies: 8 oz butter room temp 5 oz sugar 1 egg 3 Tbs heavy cream 1 Tbs vanilla 14 oz flour pinch salt 6 Tbs apricot jelly Almond drizzle: 4 oz powdered sugar 1 1/2 Tbs cream 1/4 tsp almond extract Beat the butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy.… Continue reading Apricot Ribbon Butter Cookies (Easier Version Using Jam)

Air-Fryer Chicken Breast

1 large boneless, skinless chicken breast (about 11 ounces) Salt Freshly cracked black pepper 2 teaspoons light brown sugar 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce 2 teaspoons olive oil Lime wedge (optional), for serving Heat air fryer to 375 degrees, if preheating is recommended for your air fryer. Pat chicken breast dry… Continue reading Air-Fryer Chicken Breast

Air-Fryer Pork Chops

2 (3/4 inch-thick) boneless pork loin chops (about 6 ounces each) Salt 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander Heat air fryer to 375 degrees, if preheating is recommended for your air fryer. Pat pork chops dry with paper towels. Season the pork chops with salt on both sides. In… Continue reading Air-Fryer Pork Chops

Tomato-Braised Cauliflower with Feta and Mint

1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, halved and thinly sliced 2 pound head cauliflower, trimmed and cut to 2-inch florets Kosher salt and ground black pepper 1/4 cup tomato paste 4 medium garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 3 tablespoons raisins 1 tablespoon honey 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3… Continue reading Tomato-Braised Cauliflower with Feta and Mint

Fish with Peanut Stew

2 pounds skinless cod, mahi-mahi or other firm-fleshed white fish, cut into 2-inch cubes 2 teaspoons kosher salt (such as Diamond Crystal), plus more as needed 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper 1/2 cup unsalted raw peanuts, plus more coarsely chopped peanuts for garnish 1 medium yellow onion, roughly chopped 1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes,… Continue reading Fish with Peanut Stew

Burmese Coconut Noodle Soup

8 oz. (2) chicken breast, cut into small cubes 1 cup coconut milk 2 tbsp. chickpea flour 1 medium onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 tsp. grated ginger 2 tbsp. oil 1 tbsp. fish sauce 1 tsp sugar 1/2 tsp. paprika 1/4 tsp. turmeric powder 2 cups chicken stock 8-10 pearl onions Salt to… Continue reading Burmese Coconut Noodle Soup

Burmese Chicken and Garlic Oil Noodles

3 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs 2 garlic cloves, whole 1/4 inch ginger 2 tbsp. oil 5 garlic cloves, minced a pinch of turmeric powder 3 ounces (2 bundles) dried noodles, 1/8 inch wide, prepared per package instructions 2 tbsp. soy sauce 2 tsp. sugar 2 stalks of green onions, chopped Preparing chicken-flavored garlic oil: Remove… Continue reading Burmese Chicken and Garlic Oil Noodles