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This is a blog about food.

Jerk Chicken, Grilled or Roasted

Grilling jerk chicken is the typical preparation. However, you can also roast it. If you do, be sure to add the marinade to the pan, as it creates a delicious gravy to soak up with bread or rice. Jerk Chicken … Continue reading

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Nasi Lemak (Ginger Coconut Rice)

This is adapted from “Cradle of Flavor”. Nasi Lemak (serves 4-6): 2 cups uncooked jasmine rice 3 stalks lemongrass, tied into knots 1 1/2 cups water 1 cup coconut milk 1 tsp salt 2 inches ginger, crushed 2 tbsp fried … Continue reading

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Mussel Rice Avgolemono

This is a riff on the classic Greek soup, avgolemono. Here, it is more of a soupy rice dish than a soup with rice. Mussel Rice Avgolemono (serves 2-4): 4 cups fish or seafood stock 1 cup basmati or other … Continue reading

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Green Chili

Green Chili (6 servings): Spice mixture: 2 chiles guajillo 1 1/2 tbsp cumin 1 tbsp black pepper 1 tbsp sugar 1 tbsp oregano 1/2 tbsp thyme 1 tsp salt Soup: 8 Hatch chiles, roasted 1 1/2 lb ground beef 1/4 … Continue reading

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Couscous with chile guajillo and orange

This is based on a recipe from “Fresh Mexico”, by Marcela Valladolid. Couscous with Chile Guajillo and Orange (serves 4): 1 1/2 cups vegetable or chicken broth 1 chile guajillo or other dried Mexican chile 3 inches cinnamon stick 1 … Continue reading

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Olive Oil Cake

This is from “Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking”. Olive Oil Cake (serves 6-10): 2 eggs 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp sugar the zest of 1 lemon pinch salt 1/3 cup Marsala wine 1/3 cup milk 3/4 cup extra virgin olive … Continue reading

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Marinated Roasted Peppers and Anchovies

This recipe is from “The Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking”. Marinated Roasted Peppers and Anchovies (serves 8): 8 red or yellow bell peppers, roasted 4 cloves garlic, crushed 16 anchovy fillets salt and pepper oregano 3 tbsp capers 1/4 cup … Continue reading

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