Kimchi Pancake

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These are from F&W and quite tasty if info say so myself!

Ingredients:
SOY-SESAME DIPPING SAUCE
2 tsp sugar
1/4 c soy sauce
2 rice wine vinegar
2 tsp jarred kimchi liquid
1 tsp roasted sesame seeds

PANCAKES
3 TBSP jarred kimchi liquid
1 tsp black bean sauce
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp canola oil
3/4 c all-purpose flour
1/2 c chopped drained kimchi
4 scallions, cut into 1-inch lengths

MAKE THE DIPPING SAUCE
In a bowl, whisk 1 TBSP of warm water with the sugar until dissolved; whisk in the remaining ingredients.

MAKE THE PANCAKES
In a large bowl, whisk 1/2 c plus 1 TBSP of water with the kimchi liquid, black bean sauce, salt and 1 teaspoon of the canola oil. Add the flour and stir just until a batter forms. Fold in the kimchi and scallions.

Spray a non stick skillet or griddle and heat over medium heat. Pour batter onto skillet in 1/2 c quantities. Cook over moderately high heat until golden brown and crisp on the bottom, 4 minutes. Carefully flip the pancake; cook over moderate heat until crisp and cooked through, 3 minutes longer. Transfer the pancake to a paper towel–lined plate to drain; serve with the soy-sesame dipping sauce.

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Pasta with Goat Cheese Pesto and Roasted Tomatoes

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Ingredients:
24 cherry tomatoes
1 TBSP olive oil
Salt and pepper

12 oz Pasta

1 c basil leaves
2 cloves garlic
1/2 c parmigiano, grated
1/4 c pine nuts
Salt and pepper
1/3 c olive oil
4 oz goat cheese

Preheat oven to 375. Toss tomatoes with olive oil, salt and pepper and roast for 20 minutes

Cook pasta according to package.

Combine basil, garlic, cheese, nuts and oil in a food processor and pulse until smooth.

Toss pasta with pesto and tomatoes and serve.

Serves 4.

Asian Slaw

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An Asian take take on coleslaw – thanks to Patricia Wells for another great recipe.

Ingredients:
Dressing:
2 TBSP toasted sesame oil
2 TBSP rice wine vinegar
1 TBSP soy sauce
1 tsp grated ginger

1 lb cabbage, shredded
1 c carrot, shredded
4 green onions, sliced thin
1/4 c cilantro, chopped

Combine dressing in a bowl. Toss with remaining ingredients.

Serves 8.

Korean Pork Loin Steaks

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This is an amazing spicy pork dish!! I served it with Asian slaw & kimchi pancakes. Thanks to the folks at Bon Appetit for a great recipe.

Ingredients:
8 garlic cloves, peeled, crushed
1 2″ piece ginger, peeled, minced
1/2 c dry sake
1/2 c gochujang (Korean hot pepper paste)
1/2 c mirin
1/4 c vegetable oil
2 pounds skinless, boneless pork shoulder (Boston butt), sliced 3/4″ thick8 garlic cloves, peeled, crushed
1 2″ piece ginger, peeled, sliced
1/2 cup dry sake
1/2 cup gochujang (Korean hot pepper paste)
1/2 cup mirin (sweet Japanese rice wine)
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 lb pork poin, sliced 3/4″ thick
Preparation

Purée garlic, ginger, sake, gochujang, mirin, and oil in a blender. Set 1/4 c marinade aside; chill. Transfer remaining marinade to a large dish. Add pork; turn to coat. Chill, turning occasionally, overnight.

Prepare grill for medium-high heat; oil grate. Remove pork from marinade and grill, basting with reserved marinade, turning occasionally, and moving pork to a cooler area if flare-up occurs, until cooked to desired doneness, 8-10 minutes for medium-rare.

Transfer pork to a cutting board and let rest 5 minutes.

Serves 8.

Fig, Almond, Chocolate and Honey Bites

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These little bites are amazing – and healthy. Another home run from my favorite cook book author, Patricia Wells.

Ingredients:
4 oz almonds, toasted and ground
2 oz bittersweet chocolate, broken
3 TBSP honey
2 TBSP water
Zest of one lemon
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
4 oz dried figs, finely chopped

In a small saucepan combine chocolate, water and honey over medium low heat until smooth. Stir in zest, salt, cinnamon, figs and ground almonds.

Spoon into a mini muffin pan lined with mini muffin wrappers. Chill for 30
Minutes. Store in fridge in an air tight container for up to 2 weeks.

Makes about 24.

Evergreen and Vanilla Soup

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Another winner for Ms Patricia Wells! Who knew vanilla and tomato go so well together? It you don’t have green red or yellow will work too.

Ingredients:
3 lb green zebra tomatoes, cored
1 vanilla bean
1/3 c best olive oil
1/4 tsp salt

In a blender combine tomatoes and olive oil. Slice vanilla bean in half and scrape out seeds and place in blender. Purée till smooth. Chill and serve.

Serves 6.

Baked Cinnamon Donuts

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I’m not a huge fan of donuts but this baked donuts/muffins are amazing! Thanks Food52 for sharing!

Ingredients:
1/3 c butter, melted
1/2 c sugar
1 large egg
1 1/2 c all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp allspice
1 pinch ground cloves
1 pinch ground ginger
1/2 c milk

Cinnamon-sugar coating:
6 TBSP butter, melted
1/2 c granulated sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon

Pour butter into a mixing bowl and allow to cool completely to room temperature.

Preheat your oven to 350F. Grease and lightly flour a 12 cup muffin tin.

Add the sugar and egg to the cooled butter. Beat with an electric mixer until all creamed together.

In a separate little bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, spices, and zest.

Add the dry ingredients in increments to the butter-sugar mixture, alternating with the milk and beating well after each addition.

Divide the batter evenly into the cups of the muffin tin. Pop into the oven and bake until golden brown and fragrant, about 20-25 minutes.

While the puffs are puffing, put the melted butter in one shallow bowl and combine the sugar and cinnamon in another one.

When the puffs come out of the oven, use a knife to gently pop them all out of the muffin tin. One by one, dip each puff in the melted butter – get it all over it – then roll it in the cinnamon sugar. Serve warm.

Makes 12.

Chocolate Custard with Cocoa Nibs

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This dessert is amazing and takes just a couple minutes to whip up.

Ingredients:
5 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
3/4 c half and half
2 TBSP butter
Salt
1 TBSP cocoa nibs

In a small pan heat cream and 1/4 c water until simmering. Add chocolate and butter and stir until melted. Pour into ramekins and chill.

When ready to serve sprinkle with cocoa nibs and salt.

Serves 4.

Tomato and Olive Tart

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This is from Patricia Wells and it is amazing !

Ingredients:
8 oz puffed pastry, thawed
1/4 c grated parmigiano
Salt
2 oz parmigiano, shaved
25 black olives, halved
12 oz tomatoes, sliced thin
2 TBSP basil, minced
2 TBSP oregano, minced
Chili pepper flakes

Roll out pastry on a baking sheet and prick with a fork. Shower with grated parmigiano. Freeze for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 400.

Drain tomatoes on pAper towels, sprinkle with a little salt and let drain for 10 minutes.

Remove baking sheet from freezer and par bake for 8 minutes. If it puffs prick with a fork.

Arrange the tomatoes, slightly over lapping, top with olives and cheese. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes until the crust is golden and cheese melted. Top with herbs and serve.

Serves 4.