Posts Tagged ‘hot pepper

11
Jan
18

DAL, two recipes

Dal, lentils and beans all in the same catagory, recipes abound and as probably you have researched, the more research yeilds that the recipe usually was what the cook has on hand especially as to the spicing of the dish. Here’s one from the Bob’s Red Mill bag of Dal followed by the Milk Street recipe for Turkish Red Lentil Soup.

New Delhi Dal

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I utilized curry powder in place of the tumeric. Some ground cloves sufficed for the 12 whole cloved required. (have to order some cloves)

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Boiling the beans, alot of water! these beans will soak up quite a bit of liquid. This is 1/2 the recipe.

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most dal recipes require an addition to be added to the beans once cooked

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mash them and then add the oil spice mixture

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Basicallly I ate these alone to get a taste for the beans, they would make a good spread for chips or an addition to rice.

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A Turkish Red Lentil Soup with Aleppo Pepper

 Turkish Red Lentil Soup

from 177 milk street.com

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Are we ready ? I used the Bob’s Red Mill orange/yellow dal.

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the sweating of the onions

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Add the garlic for about 30 seconds, to the onions, then add the rest of the ingriedents, minus the water (broth), lentils and rice. cook up for about a minute.

 

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……..in go the beans, rice and water

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a lively simmer, cook covered about 30 minutes, the rice will break down somewhat adding to the texture, I cooked leaving the beans at the aldenti stage.

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I skipped the addition of the Aleppo pepper since I didn’t want to search it out at this time , I added a bit of finely chopped dried pepper that are sitting on the windows sill drying out from green to a shrivled red, some moderate heat in the background.

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Even though there is a lot of paprikia, which I though would be overpowering, the balance is delicious and the beans have a pasta like texture. The tomato paste smooths it out. My best use of the dal so far. No mint or lemon wedges served. 

20
Aug
17

Egg and sausage

A food processor makes a quick task of making sausage meat, a bit of pork diced to facilitate chopping then add spices of what you like. I added some bacon for the fat content and other  spices and herbs. Stored in a plastic bag refrigerated at least overnight gives me fresh sausage meat to use in recipes or alone as a patty.

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broiled sausage pattie,served on a large peice of toast with some green lettuce,egg and a cup of Mexican (origin) coffee.

10
Aug
17

Today’s breakfast

13
Sep
15

Corn salsa and red beans

one good thing about salsa is that it can be any combination of diced whatever you around , mine tends to always have some hot pepper in it either dried or fresh.

Corn from the cob, now seasonal , and onion and garlic and sautéed in  olive oil and butter starts the mix. A side of red beans , toast and fruit.

  

03
Sep
15

Sweet and Spicy Chicken with Red Beans

Adapted from the pampered chef recipe cards packed with the Chef’s silicone Basting Brush

Sweet and spicy glazed chicken with red beans

About one and one half nectarines , chopped fine
About one half banana
Simple sugar to sweeten
Heat the above till a jam like consistency. Mash if necessary.

Add lime juice , lemon juice in small amounts
One finely chopped hot pepper of your choice
Chilli powder , your choice and amount
Salt
Garlic , pressed 1 clove
Black pepper if desired
Place in a sauce pan, along with a piece of cooked chicken, braised thigh etc.
Heat through. add some pan drippings from the braised chicken pan .
Plate with a side of red beans.
Snipped fresh cilantro , if available for garnish.

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Not too appetitizing a picture , but turned out to be a mild, delayed heat.




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