Posts for February 12th 2010
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When I made these sandwiches, I assembled them in the evening, wrapped them in foil, smashed them down, and put them in the fridge. The next day, I cooked them for lunch.
1 cup giardiniera (Hot pickled vegetable salad), drained
1 cup packed baby arugula leaves
1/4 cup pitted green olives
8 slices pullman-style white bread
4 tablespoons butter, softened
8 thick slices provolone cheese
8 thin slices prosciutto cotto or boiled ham
8 thin slices hot soppressata*
8 thin slices genoa salami
- Using a food processor, grind the giardiniera, arugula and olives.
- Coat 1 side of the bread slices with the butter. Build each sandwich as follows: a bread slice (buttered side out), giardiniera relish, a cheese slice, 2 prosciutto slices, 2 soppressata slices, 2 salami slices, another cheese slice, more relish and another bread slice (buttered side out).
- Preheat a griddle or cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add the sammies and cook, turning once, until the cheese melts, 6 to 8 minutes. Alternately, cook in a panini maker on medium low heat for 12-15 minutes, until the bread is toasted and the cheese is oozing.
Makes 4 sandwiches.
*My grocery store did not have soppressata, so I used mortadella instead.
- Main Dishes, Sandwiches
- North American
2 pounds boneless pork shoulder, cut into 1-inch pieces
4 garlic cloves, minced
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup milk
12 corn tortillas, warmed
Fresh cilantro leaves, thinly sliced onion, diced avocado, and lime wedges, for serving
- In a large Dutch oven or heavy pot, combine pork, garlic, and 8 cups water and season with salt and pepper. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook, covered, until pork is tender, 40 to 45 minutes. Drain well.
- In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Add pork, orange juice, and milk and cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid has evaporated and pork is browned, 8 to 12 minutes. Serve carnitas in tortillas, with cilantro, onion, avocado, and lime wedges.
- Main Dishes, Pork
2 cups baby carrots
2 medium white turnips, (8 ounces total), peeled and cut into 3/4-inch-wide wedges
2 1/4 pounds boneless pork shoulder, (picnic or Boston-butt), trimmed and cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks
1 bunch scallions, sliced, white and green parts separated
1 14-ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
3 tablespoons medium or dry sherry
4 teaspoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
2-4 teaspoons Chinese chile-garlic sauce
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 star anise pod or 1 teaspoon aniseed
1 cinnamon stick
4 teaspoons cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds, for garnish
- Place carrots and turnips in the bottom and up the sides of a 4-quart or larger slow cooker. Top with pork and scallion whites. Bring broth, water, soy sauce, sherry, brown sugar, ginger, vinegar, chile-garlic sauce to taste and garlic to a simmer in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Pour over the pork and vegetables. Nestle star anise pod (or aniseed) and cinnamon stick into the stew. Cover and cook until the pork and vegetables are tender, 3 to 3 1/2 hours on high or 5 1/2 to 6 hours on low.
- Discard the star anise pod and cinnamon stick. Skim or blot any visible fat from the surface of the stew. Add the cornstarch mixture, cover and cook on high, stirring 2 or 3 times, until slightly thickened, 10 to 15 minutes. Serve sprinkled with scallion greens and sesame seeds.
Nutritional information per serving: 332 calories; 17 g fat (6 g sat, 7 g mono); 91 mg cholesterol; 15 g carbohydrates; 29 g protein; 2 g fiber; 538 mg sodium; 613 mg potassium.
- Main Dishes, Pork
According to Saveur, Jean Georges underbaked a cake while working at New York City's Lafayette restaurant in the 1980s— and voila! A new dessert was born. While I've never eaten at his establishment, I did find Jean-Georges's recipe on Food & Wine's website.
The resulting dessert is insanely delicious and actually super easy to make. It's thick and gooey with an intense chocolate flavor. If you've never made chocolate molten cakes at home, I highly recommend you do. Your loved ones will love you a little more! Get the recipe now.
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