Archive for August, 2011

27
Aug
11

RICE,TOMATO, AND GREEN PEPPER CASSEROLE

WHITE RICE     TOMATO, AND GREEN PEPPER CASSEROLE
modified from  Cazuela de Arroz con Rajas de Chile Poblano
Pattis’ Mexican Table

INGREDIENTS
4 cups cooked white rice (about 2 cups uncooked)
2 tbsp butter
1 large valdalia onion, diced
3 cloves (or more to taste) garlic, pressed,
3 green peppers, charred, skinned, stemmed, seeded, and sliced.
1 1/2 cup (Roma if possible) tomatoes, chopped
1 cup corn
1 tsp sea salt or to taste
About 1 tablespoon flour    `
1 cup milk
Smoked, dry hOt red pepper flakes to taste
cheese

TO PREPARE
Place the butter in a  pan set over medium heat and saute the onions .Allow it to sweat for about 5-10 minutes,   Increase the heat to medium-high, add the tomatoes and cook for about 2 minutes.  Add the green pepper, corn, salt and black pepper and cook for about 3 more minutes.Add garlic.  Add the flour to form a roux and cook for several minutes. Add the milk and cook till bubbling stirring mixture till it thickens. Add more milk if necessary to obtain a semi thick sauce.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  Butter a 8 x 11   baking dish.  Layer the white rice in the baking dish and press it down gently with a spatula.  Pour the sauce tomatoes/pepper mixture on top  For the last layer, sprinkle the shredded cheese (optional) on top.

Bake the casserole in the oven for about 20 minutes until bubbly.

18
Aug
11

Roasted Tomatoes

A recipe for your fresh picked garden tomatoes

An easy way to add flavor and a different way to cook tomatoes for many uses.

Cut the tomatoes in half and arrange on a oven proof pan etc.

Top with Garlic and herbs, here, fresh oregano and sage.

Drizzle some oil (olive oil preferred) over them and a bit of salt and pepper and bake for about 30 minutes at 350 or so. 

 (you can eat them as is without roasting as I did, saving some for roasting) MMMMMMMMMMM……

After roasting you can eat as is, on bread , toast, or with pasta, that’s just a start.

Dice them, put in a bowl, for savory tomato sauce.  Add other ingredients, onion, pepper etc for the freshest tasting salsa you’ve ever eaten !!!




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