Category Archives: Mains

Recipe: Secret Recipe Ramen Burger

Don’t be distracted by those ironic burgers using dried ramen noodles instead of a bun. If you like ramen and you like burgers, here’s the secret way to have the best ramen burger. Makes 4 burgers. Ingredients: 1 lb. good … Continue reading

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Recipe: Grilled Beef Heart Peruvian-Style (Anticuchos)

This is the classic Peruvian street food, made with a taste-alike marinade created from ketchup and chili powder to replace the native Aji Panca. The sauce has a nice balance of sweet/tangy/spicy and would be good with other beef cuts … Continue reading

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Recipe: No-Knead Pizza Dough (in pictures)

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Recipe: No-Knead Pizza Dough

This is a variation of Overnight Pizza Dough for those without stand mixers, kitchen scales, pizza peels or a work ethic. Time does all the work. This is so easy, you’ll shake your head at those bags of pre made … Continue reading

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Recipe: Nair’s Moqueca (Sea Bass) Bahai-Style

Here’s another recipe from my Brazilian chef friend Nair. I like how the seafood gets three different styles of preparation—acid marinade, sauteeing and stovetop stewing. Serves 8. Ingredients: 2 lbs fillets of sea bass, mahi mahi or other firm-fleshed fish … Continue reading

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Recipe: Nair’s “National Dish” Feijoada

My friend Nair Wolf, a chef who hails from Brazil, has shared her recipe for this legendary one-dish meal. The following is a restaurant-size prep that will serve 15-20 people but because there so many ingredients I’d advise you to … Continue reading

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Recipe: Nair’s Feijoada Sauce

This is a necessary accompaniment for Nair’s “National Dish” Feijoada. Ingredients: Juice of 3 lemons 1/4 c orange juice 1/2 c feijoada juice (cooking liquid from the feijoada) 3 T green onion 2 T fresh cilantro, chopped 3 T Italian … Continue reading

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Recipe: Easy Korean Fried Chicken

As irresistible as the sweet/spicy chicken from a Korean market, but made with ingredients from your kitchen and your local supermarket. Serves 4-6. Ingredients: 1 24-oz package Tyson Crispy Chicken Strips (original flavor) 3 T fresh ginger, peeled 3 T … Continue reading

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Recipe: Mexican Pork Stew with Tomatillos

This is also called “chile verde”. The proportions are approximate and very forgiving as long as you have ample tomatillos (Mexican green tomatoes) for texture and tartness. Serves 6 as a main dish, or more if used as taco or … Continue reading

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Recipe: Cheese Steak Sandwiches

I use mustard which anyone from Philly will tell you is heresy. Fine; all the more for me. Makes 3 sandwiches. Ingredients: 1 lb shaved steak* 1 medium onion, sliced 1/2 lb sliced mushrooms (optional) Olive oil Yellow mustard Vinegar … Continue reading

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