Ingredient - Vegetable
Friday, 18 June, 2010
Grilled Asparagus and Squash
Total Time: about 20 minutes
Nitir kebe is Ethiopian spiced butter that is an ingredient in many that country’s dishes. It certainly gives an exotic twist to a summertime favorite in the U.S.A. Be sure to buy ears with some of the stalk attached for a great handle. The spiced butter freezes easily.
A vegetable basket is the best way to grill the major ingredients for this salad. Toss the salad together just before serving or the warm potatoes will absorb all the dressing! You could also allow the potatoes to cook first.
Yes, you can grill some salad ingredients! This modified Italian recipe uses leftover bread, and grilling the stale bread keeps it from getting soggy in the salad. It is a nice accompaniment to grilled meats and poultry and the heat level builds as you eat it.
No, you can't use canned or frozen--this recipe only works with fresh asparagus, so take advantage of these spring asparagus months. This is an excellent accompaniment to grilled seafood, too. Note: You can reduce the marinade in a small pan and serve it over the grilled asparagus.
Beer is frequently used as the tenderizing ingredient in marinades as it is in this recipe. Carbonnade refers to a type of French or Belgian beef stew made with beer and a little sugar. I’ve not only highjacked the title, but have spiced up my version of the recipe by adding chiles, our favorite ingredient, and cooking it on the grill, rather than the stove as a stew.
This recipe is part of a five-part series devoted to chipotles--those many varieties of smoked chiles. You can go here to start reading--and cooking with--chipotles of all kinds.
This is not a lasagne to be taken lightly as it has with the robust flavor of habaneros and black olives--a real taste combination. As you bite into this luscious layered delight, you are temporarily lulled into the garlic-infused sauce when all of a sudden, the habanero layer hits your mouth and then it melds with the taste of the tomato and the vegetables. This recipe requires 3 days of prior preparation--marinating the olives and peppers, and then some steaming and shuffling on the day of preparation. But, making good lasagne has never been easy, or neat. Note: This recipe requires advanced preparation.
"Legume" may be the general term for beans, but this stew is a hearty mix of marinated beef and vegetables. All the ingredients can be found at any supermarket, but the combination of habanero chiles, thyme and allspice gives this dish the exotic flavor of the Caribbean. Serve it over mounds of rice or with hunks of crusty bread to mop up the spiced broth. Note: this recipe requires advance preparation.
This recipe and others can be found in the following article:
by Nancy Gerlach
Tagines or tajines are wonderfully aromatic North African stews that combine meats, poultry, chicken, or fish with fruits, vegetables and a large variety of spices. The centerpiece of Moroccan meals, there are literally hundreds of traditional tagines as well as many regional variations