Berry Pie

Berry Pie

Merging some thoughts and recipes from http://www.audreyandjon.com/recipes/fruit-cobbler , http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/marilyn-batalis-blackberry-pie , and http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2012/02/mixed-berry-pie-made-with-fro... :

2 discs of Pie crust
4 cups fresh or frozen berries
½ cup sugar
2 T cornstarch
1 T lo/no sugar pectin (modify thickener choices to your preference)
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes

Preheat oven to 425°F.

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Thanksgiving 2014

Collecting our t'giving meal recipe selections:

Parmigiano Gelato

Courtesy of The Washington Post Magazine.

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Broccoli with Soy Sauce

Soy Chile Broccoli

Based on this: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/stir-fried-brussels-sprouts-with-garlic... and a modified recipe we had at the 2014 Literary Feast

4 cups broccoli florets
Kosher salt
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons thinly sliced garlic
1/4 cup oyster sauce (substitute soy sauce with a dash of Worcestershire)
4 teaspoons Thai fish sauce (nam pla)
2 teaspoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon (or more) 1/8'-thick slices of red Thai chiles
Pinch of ground white pepper
1/2 sake

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Pan Seared Flounder on Greens

pan seared flounder

Sauce:
3T sake
2T soy sauce
1T chile sesame seed oil
1T sesame seed oil
Juice of one lemon
1T rice vinegar
1t fish sauce
2T minced ginger
1T minced garlic
Salt to taste
Whisk until emulsified

Sauteed Greens:
1T sesame seed oil
1" ginger, coarsely chopped or finely sliced
1 shallot, finely sliced
1-2 cups spinach or other hearty green
1T sesame seeds

Fish:
⅔lb Flounder, with salt and pepper (Serves two)

Prepare the sauce.

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Barley Risotto

Barley risotto with spinach

1 cup pearled barley
8 cups vegetable or chicken broth
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
1 medium onion, finely chopped
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
1 bay leaf
2 cups baby spinach
1 cup parsley, thick stems removed
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 garlic clove, finely grated
1 teaspoon finely lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup finely grated Parmesan
⅓ cup chopped tender herbs (such as tarragon and/or chives)

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Menu for week of Oct 5

Steamed Buns with Pork Belly

Sat: Marinated hangar steak w/bok choi and rice
Sun: Crispy Ho An pancakes
Mon: Lao crispy rice salad
Tue: Steam buns w/pork belly with bok choi
Wed: Thai beef salad with grill leftovers
Thu: Steam buns

Crispy Hoi An Pancakes

Hoi An Pancakes

Batter

1 cup rice flour
½ teaspoon ground turmeric
½ teaspoon kosher salt

Assembly

5 tablespoons (or more) vegetable oil, divided
4 oz. small shrimp, peeled, deveined
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
6 scallions, thinly sliced
4 oz. mung bean sprouts (about 1 cup)
Large green-leaf or Bibb lettuce leaves and mixed tender herbs (such as mint, cilantro, and Thai basil; for serving)
Nuoc Cham (recipe below)

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Rice Salad with Fava Beans and Pistachios

Rice Salad with Fava Beans and Pistachios

Another delicious Ottolenghi recipe, courtesy of Bon Appetit and tweaked just a bit.

½ cup wild rice
Kosher salt
1 cup basmati rice
1 dried Iranian lime (or keffir lime leaf)
2 cups fresh shelled fava beans (can substitute lima beans)
½ cup chopped fresh dill
½ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
½ cup unsalted, raw pistachios
¼ cup olive oil
2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest
½ cup pomegranate seeds

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