Tuesday, 30 November 1999 00:00

Apple and Raw Beet Slaw

Apple and Raw Beet Slaw



1 teaspoon grated ginger
1 pound beets, peeled
1 large Granny Smith apple, or similar flavored and textured apple
3 tablespoons sherry vinegar
1/2 teaspoon coarse grain salt
1/8 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1 to 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

In a medium sized salad bowl, using your microplane grater (or the smallest holes of a cheese grater) grate fresh ginger directly into bowl, about one teaspoon. Grate beets and apples, add them to the bowl with the ginger, and toss until ginger is evenly distributed. Add sherry vinegar, salt, and pepper to bowl and toss to coat evenly. Add olive oil, stir to combine. Taste and adjust seasonings. Serve immediately or keep refrigerated.

Published in Salads
Tuesday, 30 November 1999 00:00

Vermont Soy Tofu Scramble Stir Fry

Vermont Soy Tofu Scramble Stir Fry


This recipe is adapted from a large one created by Connor Graham for Vermont Soy. Connor is a 2009 NECI grad and has recently joined the team at Vermont Soy.

1 TB oil
1 small red onion
thumb sized piece of ginger, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 oz frozen zucchini (or cabbage!)
1 medium carrot
1 10-14 oz package tofu scramble
2 oz OJ
2 TB tamari
2 TB rice wine vinegar

Heat a large skillet on medium high w/ oil and add sliced red onions. Cook the onions, stirring occasionally for about 2-3 minutes. Add the ginger and garlic to the onions and stir until evenly distributed. After about 1 minute, add the shredded carrots and zucchini to the stir fry mixture. Cook and stir for a several minutes. Add the tofu scramble to the veggies and stir until the mixture is well blended. Increase your heat slightly just before adding the OJ, tamari, and rice wine vinegar. Allow the juices to reduce slightly until nearly all liquid is incorprated into the stir fry. Remove from heat and serve.

Published in Dinner
Tuesday, 30 November 1999 00:00

Lamb Kabobs

Lamb Kabobs


This recipe is from Madhur Jaffrey's Indian Cooking, a cookbook I love and turn to often.

1 lb lamb cut into 3/4 inch cubes
8 TB plain natural yogurt
3 TB lemon juice
2 1-inch cubes of ginger, peeled and grated or minced fine
2 cloves garlic, peeled and mashed
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1.5 tsp salt
3 TB vegetable oil

Put the meat into a stainless steel bowl. Combine the yogurt, lemon juice, ginger, garlic, cumin, coriander, cayenne and salt in a bowl and mix well with a fork. Hold a sieve over the meat and pour the yogurt mixture into it. Push the mixture through the sieve, extracting all the paste you can. Mix the meat and the marinade well. Cover and refrigerate for 6-24 hours.

Heat your broiler.

Thread the meat on to skewers. Balance the skewers on the rim of a baking dish so that all the meat juices drip into the dish. Brush the kebabs generously with oil and place the baking dish under the broiler. When one side of the meat gets lightly browned, turn the skewers to brown the opposite side, making sure to brush this side first with more oil. Brown second side.

Published in Dinner
Tuesday, 30 November 1999 00:00

Shoot Salad with Honey Miso Dressing

Shoot Salad with Honey Miso Dressing


I just had a delicious salad for lunch...

several large handfuls of shoots mix
2 valentine radishes sliced thin
about 1/4 green cabbage, sliced in thin ribbons in food processor
2 carrots grated in food processor

Honey Miso Dressing
2 1/2 tablespoons red miso
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons dijon mustard
3 tablespoons water or vegetable stock
1 tablespoon tamari
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1 clove garlic, minced

Mix the miso, honey, and mustard together. Add the remaining ingredients, mix until smooth. Let sit 15 minutes before using.

Published in Salads
Tuesday, 30 November 1999 00:00

Honey Miso Dressing

Honey Miso Dressing


Honestly, if you have the ingredients on hand, you might as well make a double or triple batch. It's really yummy.

2.5 TB miso
w TB honey
2 tsp dijon
3 TB water
1 TB tamari
1 TB cider vinegar
1 tsp fresh ginger, grated or minced fine
1/2 tsp sunflower or sesame oil
1 clove garlic minced

Mix all ingredients together. Best to let sit 15 minutes to let flavors meld.

Tuesday, 30 November 1999 00:00

Stir-Fried Tofu and Veggies

Stir-Fried Tofu and Veggies


This is adapted from Mark Bittman's basic recipe, which I have put in the newsletter before. It is a pretty standard recipe and this week's share is perfect for a stir fry! You can choose among the veggies below, there's certainly plenty of variety to choose from. Serve over rice or just on it's own.

1 pkg Vt Soy Maple Ginger Baked Tofu
3 tablespoons peanut oil or neutral oil
1 large onion, halved and sliced (yellow if you have them, though red will be great too)
2-3 cups of veggies (carrots, cabbage, daikon, frozen zuch, peppers, or braising greeens)
1 tablespoon chopped peeled fresh ginger
1/4 cup Shaoxing wine, sherry, sake, white wine, or water
1/3 cup vegetable stock or water
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 cup roughly chopped scallions

If using frozen veggies, thawing them and squeezing some of the water out before tossing them in the pan may help toward nice browned veggies.

Cut the tofu into 1/2-inch or slightly larger cubes. Put two tablespoons of the oil in a large skillet or wok, preferably nonstick, over high heat. When hot, add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until it begins to soften, a couple of minutes. Add vegetables according to cooking time. Carrots and daikon will be first into the pan, followed by frozen greens, frozen peppers, zucchini and cabbage. You want onions and veggies crisp-tender and a little charred at the edges, about 5 minutes in total time, maybe a bit more. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside for a moment.

Add the remaining oil, then the garlic and ginger, and cook, stirring, for about 10 seconds. Add the wine and stock and cook, stirring, until about half of it evaporates; add the tofu to the pan and heat through, then return the pepper-onion mix to the pan and cook, stirring, for a minute or so to reheat.

Add the soy sauce and scallion and cook, stirring, until the scallion becomes glossy, about 30 seconds, Serve immediately.

Published in Dinner
Tuesday, 30 November 1999 00:00

Jamaican Jerk Spice Ribs

Jamaican Jerk Spice Ribs



3 tsp. cup cayenne pepper
2 tbsp. cinnamon, ground
2 tbsp. nutmeg, ground
6 tbsp. allspice, ground
6 tbsp thyme, dried
1/2-cup brown sugar
6 tbsp onion powder
6 tbsp gr. Ginger
1/4 cup salt

Combine all spices in a bowl.

Place the ribs on a sheet pan. Rub the spices into each side, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
Next day
Preheat oven to 275. Remove plastic wrap and cover ribs with foil. Slow roast in oven for 2-3 hours checking in each 15 minutes after 2 hours. When the meat pulls away from the bone, remove, leave covered and serve in the next 15 or so minutes.

Published in Dinner
Tuesday, 30 November 1999 00:00

Grilled Leg of Lamb

Grilled Leg of Lamb



1/3 cup tamari
4 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1/2 cup chopped green onions
4 tablespoons garlic, sliced
2 tablespoons clover honey
1 teaspoon sesame oil
4 tbsp. fresh ginger, peeled chopped fine
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
3# leg of lamb, butter flied

Place all ingredients in a bowl large enough to hold the lamb and whisk until incorporated. Place lamb in bowl and turn a few times. Cover with plastic and marinated for at least 12 hours, up to 24.
Preheat the grill. You can also sear this in a hot pan but make sure the you have adequate ventilation as this will produce a lot of smoke.

Oil the grill grate. Place lamb on the grill. You can get rid of the marinade. Cook 15 minutes on each side. Depending on how you like your lamb, cook it to an internal temperature of 135 and let it rest for 10 minutes, covered with a piece of foil. This will give you a medium lamb. If you like it either rare or well, subtract or add 10 degrees respectively. When rested, sliced thinly.

Published in Dinner
Tuesday, 30 November 1999 00:00

Quick Stir Fry of Pac Choi & Peppers

Quick Stir Fry of Pac Choi & Peppers



1 lb. pac choi
1 lb. sweet peppers, defrosted, drained well
1 Tbsp fresh ginger root, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
2 Tbsp tamari or soy sauce
1 Tbsp sesame oil
1 Tbsp sunflower oil

Separate the pac choi leaves and cut off the chunky stalks.
Slice the stalks finely. Roughly chop the leaves. Heat the sunflower oil in a wok or sauté pan. Add the garlic, peppers and ginger. Cook for 1 minute, stirring often. Add the pac choi stalks. Toss well. Cover and cook for 2 minutes. Add the pac choi leaves. Stir and then cook for 1 minute, until they are barely wilted. Add soy/tamari and sesame oil and toss.

Published in Light Sides
Tuesday, 30 November 1999 00:00

Asian Coleslaw Dressing

Asian Coleslaw Dressing


1 bag Pete's slaw mix
1/2 head Napa cabbage, sliced thinly
1 onion or 2-3 scallions, thinly sliced

1/2 bunch cilantro, roughly chopped
1/4 cup tamari
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 tbsp. grated fresh ginger
3 tbsp. white vinegar
2 tbsp. dark brown sugar
2 tsp. sesame oil
3 tbsp. sesame seeds, optional

Place all ingredients in large bowl and whisk until well incorporated. Add slaw mix, onion and Napa cabbage and toss until well coated. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. This slaw is best served within 15 minutes of making.

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