Daily Archives April 19, 2015

spanish potato omelet

Spanish Potato Omelet (Tortilla Espa?ola)

In Spain, tortilla refers to a savory round based on potatoes or eggs, not the Mexican flatbread of flour or corn.

3/4 cup olive oil
4 medium potatoes, pared and cut into 1/8-inch slices
1 medium onion, cut into 1/8-inch slices
4 eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Heat oil in 10-inch nonstick skillet until hot...

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costa rican marinade

Costa Rican Marinade

1/2 teaspoon grated lime peel
1/3 cup lime juice
1/4 cup tomato juice
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped, or
    1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon red pepper sauce
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

Mix all ingredients in shallow non-metal dish or resealable plastic bag...

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spicy hot beef kabobs

Spicy Hot Beef Kabobs (Anticuchos)

In Peru, these are made with beef hearts. It is believed that before cattle were brought by the Spanish, that they were probably made with the hearts of llamas.

3 (1 pound) calves’ hearts, trimmed, or
    1 (2 1/2 pound) boneless beef sirloin steak, 1 inch thick
3 large cloves garlic, minced
1 small red jalape?o pepper, seeded and minced
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 1/...

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chorizo-stuffed beef roast

Chorizo-Stuffed Beef Roast (Bola)

1 (3 pound) beef boneless eye of round
    roast or rolled rump roast
1/2 pound bulk chorizo
2 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 large green bell pepper, coarsely chopped
1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 bay leaves
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

Cut a narrow (1-inch) X shape all...

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white fruit cake

White Fruit Cake (Lys Frugtkage – Denmark)

From the kitchen of Martin James ? Copenhagen, Denmark

Makes 1.

1 cup butter
1 cup granulated sugar
6 eggs
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup white wine
1 cup dried apricots, chopped
1 cup dried figs, chopped
1 cup raisins
1 cup candied lemon peel, chopped
1/2 cup candied citron, chopped
2 cups shredded coconut meat
1/2...

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