Posts Tagged ‘Leeks

03
Apr
17

Seafood and veggie pasta

A bit of seafood coated and fried, served alongside some veggies with home made pasta. 

Since I make pasta, I have usually stored some in the freezer for later use . It’s easier to store a batch for later use than make pasta for every dish.

   
Toss the seafood pieces with some cornmeal and slightly fry them in a small amount of oil.


Some bacon  and veggies, garlic and leeks with grape tomatoes prepped for the pan.
Sauté the leeks first, then the garlic… Add the tomatoes, of course after bacon is rendered. 

Finish with cheese……..

Add the boiled pasta….

Toss and serve.

23
Nov
16

Beef Barley Tomato Soup

Similar to the recipe on the box of Quick Cooking Barley, but made with a soup base my daughter made.The  soup base consists of :

Celery, leeks, onion, garlic, parsley, tomato, potatoes, that had been cooked for 1 and one half hours, processed in a blender and strained. It’s a healthy food recipe called Special Soup or Hippocrates Soup,  it’s a good tasting nourishing soup alone or as utilized as a base for other recipes.

To the soup base, add the following, when completed cooking :

  • Beef chuck , diced to small size suitable for soup.
  •  Olive oil, bacon fat etc. in the pan. Fry the beef, till almost fully cooked.
  • Diced onion, roughly 1/2 as much as the beef.
  • Salt, pepper and seasonings to taste.
  • One or two medium tomatoes, diced chunky.
  • Finish with finely chopped garlic, cook till the ingredients are wilted.

Meanwhile in a oven proof measuring cup, mix a measured amount of quick cooking barley and water as package directs.

Microwave several minutes, drain, and add to soup.

 I needed some greens in the soup for color , my wife suggested some baby spinach . The spinach was added and then seasonings adjusted and grated Parmesan  added for the finish. Everything was warmed through.

(this soup base would also make a good pasta and beans recipe)

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A very tasty and nourishing soup a recipe worth repeating.

30
Oct
16

multi meat stew

A mild fall day, meat and vegetables made for the week.

A combination of meats along with root vegetables oven roasted several hours.

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Chicken breast, pork neck bones, pigs feet , chicken feet, beef rib, sausage, along with root vegetables.

Carrot, leeks, turnip, parsnips, onions, mushrooms, potato, garlic.

Lightly seasoned with Hawaiian sea salt , peppercorns, slight bit of hot pepper flakes.

Baked at about 350 decreasing to 250 degrees for several hours.

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The meat picked from the bones, pan juices reduced, chicken broth added, a bit of wine and finished with butter/flour thickening, strained.

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06
Jun
16

Brussels sprouts saute

here is a quick and easy recipe Diane made  for sauteed Brussels sprouts. Basically melt butter in skillet, add some sliced carrot, saute for a few minutes and add Brussels sprouts and leeks, a tablespoon of water, cover and let steam. season with salt, pepper and caraway seeds. Serve with a dollop of sour cream if desired.

Leeks have been the go to veggie for that onion flavor but with some crunch. Excellent on the grille also. Here with the sprouts, butter and carrots a great combination.

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from:

The Central Market Cookbook

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26
Apr
16

A bowl of soup

A rainy, cool day, with veggies available, soup eneviatable .

  

 Carrots, leeks, turnip, cauliflower.

Mushrooms, tat soi, kale

Veggie broth, chicken, soy sauce, salt and pepper , bells seasonings.

Rice noodles

Carrots, leeks, turnips,  cauliflower , chicken, sautéed . Added to simmering stock.

Rice noodles soaked in cold water, drained, added to soup, grated Parmesan garnish. 

31
May
15

Lamb and bulgar wheat

Some lamb breast , ribs from the supercenter . Goes good with bulgar wheat, that I order on line, as the supercenter does not stock bags of bulgar wheat , the closest you can get it a small box of couscous etc.

Brown the meat. The ribs were cut to four pieces. 

Salt and pepper and seasonings of your choice…. Yes a bit fatty… Trim if you please…

    

A cup of bulgar wheat….

Sautée the veggies and add the bulgar wheat to brown slightly and absorb some of the favours.  Coloured peppers and leeks are the main components.  
Nestle the lamb in a pan with the veggies  and bulgar as a base ….. Add vegetable stock..

   

Cook as you would bulgar , cover simmer etc. serve. The bulgar has the ability to absorb the flavourings and is an alternative to rice , potato, pasta , that is nourishing and filling.

24
May
15

breakfast Quesadilla

Similar to flat bread, a flour tortilla type of sandwich.

diced leeks, broccoli and 1/2 a jalapeno  pepper sauteed with tomato.

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OK ! I didn’t measure here , a scoop of flour, a teaspoon of fat (bacon fat), mix and add water till you form a dough, divide and roll into thin circles. Use a bit of flour or cornmeal on the rolling surface.

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IMG_8093cook in a hot skillet, of if you dare , right on a gas burner.

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crispy over the open flame !

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Actually, I used both the fry pan then the burner for crispness.

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after you prepare the tortillas, fry up an egg, sorta omelet, scrambled type.

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return one of the tortillas to the pan, add the egg, the diced veggies and shredded cheese.

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top with another tortilla flip and heat till cheese is melted

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serve !

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you could add sausage or bacon, best though is to serve with a side of fresh fruit, juice and coffee!

Have a good holiday !



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