If you have a food dehydrator, this is the easiest way we know to make great, spicy beef jerky. Ingredients 2 pounds beef round or flank steak, cut across the grain into very thin strips 1/4 cup soy sauce 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon liquid smoke 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 …
A Clambake in the Desert
By Mike Stines, Ph.B. A New England tradition that can be made in desert country. If you have the privilege of living along the coastal regions of the Northeast as I do or have taken a visit to the shores of Maine, you’ve probably experienced a clam bake or, at least, a clam boil as a culinary adventure. If you’re …
Wilted Chinese Cabbage
For a variation, or to make a more substantial salad course, serve the radish salad over wilted Chinese cabbage:
2 tablespoons butter
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic
1 cup white wine
1 head of Chinese cabbage, separated, rinsed
Fresh cumin seeds (use powdered if you don’t have fresh)
Salt & Black pepper
Melt the butter in a wok or other large pan, add the onion and sauté until translucent.
Add the garlic and sauté for an additional 1-2 minutes.
Add the wine and bring to a boil, then add the cabbage all at once (don’t worry, it shrinks). Use a pair of tongs to turn the cabbage in the pan as it cooks.
When the cabbage has wilted down, add a sprinkle of cumin, then salt & pepper to taste.
Serve the wilted cabbage on a plate, topped with the radish salad.
By Harald Zoschke Greece (or its politicians) may not be particularly popular these days, but Greek food is great, and so are these barbecue “lollipops,” inspired by the country’s cuisine. This recipe is a classic in German BBQ forums (I believe credit may go to Thorsten in Wesel). It goes like this: Brushed with olive oil, thinly sliced zucchini strips …
The Art of Grilling Seafood
By Mike Stines, Ph.B. Here in New England lobsters are usually steamed with some rockweed (seaweed); clams and oysters are served raw on the half-shell with just a spritz of lemon and a dash of hot sauce; and scallops are pan-seared until barely translucent. But these ingredients also make for great grilling especially when you add a touch of chile …