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Bean Sprout Salad

Wednesday
Dec 17,2008


2 tablespoon Sesame seeds

 1 pound Fresh bean sprouts thoroughly washed and drained

 3 Garlic cloves, peeled and minced

 2 md Scallions — trimmed & minced

 1 – 1″ cube ginger, peeled and minced

 2 tablespoon Oriental sesame oil

 1/3 cup Soy sauce

 2 tablespoon Cider vinegar

 1 tablespoon Mirin (sweet rice wine)

 2 teaspoon Light brown sugar

 1 teaspoon Spicy sesame oil

 

 PREHEAT OVEN TO 300F. Toast the sesame seeds by spreading them

over the bottom of a pie tin. Roast for 12-to-16 minutes, stirring often,

until they are golden. The seeds can be toasted in advance and stored

in an airtight container.

  Place the bean sprouts in a large heatproof bowl and set it aside.

In a medium-size skillet set over moderately low heat, stir-fry the garlic,

scallions and ginger in the oil for 2 to 3 minutes, until they are limp. Add

all the remaining ingredients, increase the heat to moderate, then boil the

mixture, uncovered, for 1 minute to slightly reduce the liquid. Pour the

boiling dressing over the bean sprouts, toss well, then cover the bowl and

chill the salad for several hours. Toss again before serving.

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  • Ham and Bean Soup

    Wednesday
    Jan 2,2008

    Ingredients

    • 24 oz Great Northern Beans
    • 12 oz. water
    • 4 oz. tomato sauce
    • 2 carrots, sliced
    • 1 sm. onion, minced
    • 1 T. Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 1/2 lbs. ham, cooked and cubed

    Directions

    In large pan, cook sliced carrots and onion in water until tender. Add beans, ham, tomato sauce and Worcestershrie sauce. Simmer 1 hour. Can be made in a crockpot on low. Serves 4.

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  • Friday
    Dec 28,2007

    Ingredients :

    · 1/2 lb. pork, thinly sliced (optional)
    · 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
    · 3 cloves garlic, minced
    · 1 onion, chopped
    · 1 carrot, thinly strips
    · 1 red bell pepper, thinly strips
    · 1 green bell pepper, thinly strips
    · 2 tbsp. soy sauce
    · 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce (optional)
    · salt and pepper, to taste
    · 1/2 to 1 lb. togue (bean sprouts)
    · 1/2 cup water (or broth)
    · chopped green onions, for garnishing

    Cooking Procedures :

    1. In a pan, heat oil over medium heat. Cook pork (if using) until it turns slightly brown.
    2. Add garlic and onions; sauté for a few minutes until onions are soft and translucent.
    3. Add in carrot, bell peppers and season with soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce (if using), salt and pepper. Stir-fry until well blended for about a minute or two.
    4. Add water (or broth) and togue (bean sprouts), cook for a few minutes. Correct the seasonings. Be sure not to overcook the bean sprouts it should be crispy. Immediately remove from heat. Gently stir to blend.
    5. Transfer to a serving dish and serve. Garnish with chopped green onions (if using) and serve.

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  • Beef and Bean Stir-fry

    Friday
    Dec 28,2007

    Ingredients :

    · 1 lb. topside or round steak, cut into thin strips
    · 2 tsp. brown sugar
    · 2 tbsp. soy sauce (light or dark)
    · 1 tbsp. patis (fish sauce)
    · 2 tsp. lime juice
    · pinch of salt and pepper, to taste

    · 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
    · 2 cloves garlic, minced
    · 1/4 lb. sitaw, (string beans) or green beans, cut into 3 inches long
    · 2 kaffir lime leaves, shredded (or a little finely grated lime rind)
    · water (optional)
    · 2 tbsp. coriander (cilantro) leaves, for garnishing

    Cooking Procedures :

    1. Cut the beef into thin strips across the grains. Combine brown sugar, soy sauce, patis, lime juice, salt and pepper. Stir to blend and then add the meat. Marinate for 10 to 15 minutes. Set aside.
    2. Heat oil in a wok (or deep skillet) over medium heat. Drain the beef, reserving the sauce. Fry the meat until tender for about 3 to 5 minutes and then stir in the garlic until fragrant.
    3. Add the beans, lime leaves (or a little finely grated lime rind) and the reserved sauce. Stir-fry for 2 to 4 minutes or until beans is tender. You may wish to add a little water and then adjust seasonings according to your style and liking.
    4. Remove from heat. Transfer to a serving platter. Garnish with coriander (cilantro) leaves and serve.

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  • Bean Rissoles

    Wednesday
    Dec 26,2007

    Ingredients

    1 cup cold cooked brown beans

    Herbs

    1 cup mashed potato

    Flour for shaping

    Heaped tablespoon of Grated cheese

    Egg and breadcrumbs

    Chopped parsley

    Frying fat (copha if available)

    Salt and pepper

    Apples

    Tomatoes.

     

    Method

    Mix beans, potato, cheese, and parsley. Flavour with salt and pepper, and herbs if liked. Turn on to a floured board and form cakes or rissoles. Dip rissoles into egg and breadcrumbs and deep-fry to a golden brown. Serve with thick slices of grilled apple and tomato and garnish with parsley.

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  • Clams in Black Bean Sauce

    Tuesday
    Dec 25,2007

    Ingredients

    • 2 1/2 lb Clams
    • 2 ts Ginger root minced
    • 2/3 c Chicken broth
    • 2 tb Black Bean Sauce
    • 1 tb Sherry
    • 1 ts Cornstarch
    • 2 ts Szechwan Chili Sauce
    • 1 tb Vegetable oil
    • 1 Scallions minced

    Directions

    Place clams on steamer rack over water in saucepan. Cover and bring to boil. Cook 5 minutes, or just until shells open. Drain. Combine broth, black bean sauce, sherry, cornstarch and chili sauce; set aside. Heat oil in wok or large skillet over high heat. Add onion and ginger; stir-fry 30 seconds. Add clams and black bean sauce mixture; cook and stir 30 seconds, or until sauce boils and thickens and clams are hot. Serve plain or over hot, cooked noodles, as desired.

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  • Baked Clams with Black Bean Sauce

    Tuesday
    Dec 25,2007

    Ingredients

    • 24 Clams
    • 3 tb Scallion; chopped white and green part
    • 1 tb Sesame oil
    • 2 ts Ginger, fresh; finely grated
    • 2 ts Garlic; minced
    • 1/2 ts Red pepper flakes
    • 1/4 c Fermented black beans; rinsed & mashed
    • 2 tb Wine, white
    • 1 tb Soy sauce

    Directions

    Shuck the clams and place them on a baking sheet. Set aside.

    Combine the remaining ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat.

    Spoon the mixture on top of the mollusks. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes at 450F, or until cooked but not tough. Serve immediately.

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  • 3 Bean Salad – Mexican Style

    Monday
    Dec 24,2007

    Ingredients

    • 1 can Green beans
    • 1/2 teaspoons Pepper
    • 1 can Garbanzo beans
    • 3/4 cups Salad oil
    • 1 can Kidney beans
    • 1 package Taco seasoning mix
    • 1 cup Green pepper; chopped
    • 1/2 cups Red onion; chopped
    • 1 cup Cider vinegar
    • 1 cup Sugar
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons Salt

    Directions

    Drain canned beans, combine with green pepper and onion. Set aside.

    Combine remaining ingredients, except taco seasoning.

    Pour over vegetables, mixing well. Cover and marinate in refrigerator overnight or 24 hours, stirring occasionally.

    Before serving, drain, leaving small amount of marinade to toss taco seas with salad.

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  • Black Bean Burritos

    Thursday
    Dec 13,2007

    Ingredients

    • 8 oz Black Beans; Dry OR
    • 16 oz Tomatoes; Cut Up, 1 Can
    • 30 oz Black Beans; Canned
    • 1 ¼-Inch Thick Lemon Slice
    • 1 md Onion; Finely Chopped
    • 1 ts Dried Oregano; Crushed
    • 2 Garlic Cloves; Minced
    • ¼ ts Salt
    • 1 Jalapeno Pepper; Seeded And Finely Chopped, Up To Two
    • 1 ds Hot Pepper Sauce; (Optional)
    • 1 ts Chili Powder
    • 6 Flour Tortillas
    • 1 ts Ground Cumin
    • 5 tb Olive Or Vegetable Oil

    Directions

    Cook the dry beans*. Rinse and drain the cooked or canned beans and set aside. In a 4 ½-quart Dutch oven, cook the onion, garlic, peppers, chili powder and cumin in hot oil, until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in the drained beans, the UNDRAINED tomatoes, lemon, oregano, salt (omit if using the canned beans), and pepper sauce, if desired. Bring to boiling, reduce the heat, and simmer, uncovered, about 15 minutes or until thick. Remove the lemon. In a blender container or food processor bowl, place one third of the mixture, cover, and blend until smooth. Repeat with the remaining beans. Return to the pan and heat through. In the meantime, wrap the tortillas in foil and warm in a 350 Degree F. oven for about 10 minutes. Place about ½ Cup of the bean mixture onto each tortilla. and fold the edges over to form a packet. Serve with salsa and guacamole or sour cream. If desired, top with chopped tomato and snipped cilantro.

    TO COOK THE DRY BEANS:

    To cook the dry beans in a 4 ½-quart Dutch oven, combine the beans and enough water to cover. Bring to boiling then reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat, cover, and let stand for 1 hour. (Or without cooking, soak the beans overnight.) Drain the beans and rinse. In the same Dutch oven combine the beans and 5 cups of water or vegetable broth. Bring to boiling, reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 1 to 1 ½ hours or until tender.

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  • Spicy Bean Burrito Filling

    Thursday
    Dec 13,2007

    Ingredients

    • 5 qt Que Bueno Precooked Refried Prepared according to label
    • 4 c Que Bueno Picante Sauce

    Directions

    1. Combine Refried Beans and Picante Sauce in heavy saucepan. Heat to serving temperature, stirring occasionally. Place on warm steam table for holding.
    2. As a burrito filling, place #12 scoop filling on a heated 7-inch flour tortilla. Fold envelope style. Top with Que Bueno salsa with Green Chiles, sour cream and guacamole. Garnish with grated cheese and sliced ripe olives.

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