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Strawberry Salad Dressing

19 May

Strawberry Salad Dressing

This is the year for strawberries.

I have been taking full advantage of them and putting them in everything.

I think I am starting to turn pink. Only kidding.

Now they are standing alone in a delicious dressing.

This can also be used as a dipping sauce for chicken or vegetables.

Two cups of sliced strawberries

1/2 sugar

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 cup canola oil

2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

4 teaspoons honey

2 teaspoons lemon juice

Mix strawberries with sugar and let sit for ten minutes.

Put everything into a food processor and process till smooth.

This is a pretty color dressing.

I made one salad and loved it but then I started to add things and liked it even more.

Add goat cheese, avocado, cubed mango, fresh sliced strawberries and chives.

 

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Strawberry Avocado Salad

13 May

strawberry avacado salad

My friend Myra told me about this recipe so I started searching the web and found it at the http://www.allrecipes.com .

I have to admit I did change it up a little because I thought the dressing was too sweet.

2 tablespoons olive oil

4 teaspoons honey

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

2 teaspoons lemon juice

Mix all together and this is the honey vinaigrette dressing.

4 cups mixed greens including arugula and spinach.

One sliced avocado

8 to 10 sliced strawberries

1/2 cup pecans (optional)

two slices of chopped steak, feta cheese, goat cheese or chicken

Mix the greens, strawberries and avocado together

Drizzle with a couple tablespoons of dressing

Add whatever topping you like.

Do not over dress this salad.

The dressing is delicious but still sweet.

Thank you Myra and allrecipes.com.

Peanut Sauce Udon Noodles

3 Apr

Peanut Udon Noodle Salad

Every so often I want peanut sauce and I could put it on everything.

Tonight I put it over udon noodles and it was delicious.

2 tablespoons fresh ginger. Use only fresh.

4 cloves of garlic

3/4 cup  peanut butter

2/3 cup hot water

1/4 cup soy sauce

2 tablespoons vinegar

2 tablespoons sesame oil

2 teaspoons honey

One teaspoon red pepper flakes

One pound of udon noodles

1 chopped red pepper

3 diced scallions

Handful of diced cilantro

Sliced limes

Spinach

Chopped peanuts

Hot sauce

Saute the garlic in the sesame oil for two minutes

Mix the ginger and garlic in the food processor and pulse till smooth

Add the sesame oil, peanut butter, water, soy sauce, vinegar, honey and red pepper flakes and pulse till smooth.

You may have to add some extra water to make it pourable.

Cook the udon according to the package directions. Drain.

Mix in a bowl with the peanut dressing

Place a bed of fresh spinach on each plate.

Place three to four heaping spoonfuls of udon on each plate.

Top with the scallions, red pepper, cilantro, chopped peanuts and limes.

This can be served hot or cold.

This recipe was originally from Epicurious but with a couple of changes now.

Raspberry Honey Poppy Seed Salad Dressing

31 Mar

 

Raspberry Honey Sesame Salad Dressing

This salad dressing is so good I had to let it stand alone in the blog.

I can actually drink this.

I think I did when I was tasting so much of it.

It goes with everything.

6 ounces of frozen raspberries

1/3 to 1/2 cup honey

3 tablespoons lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

One teaspoon onion powder

One cup vegetable oil

One teaspoon poppy seeds

Put the raspberries, lemon juice, onion powder, salt and dry mustard in the food processor and process till everything is well mixed and the raspberries are well pureed.

Drizzle the oil in while the processor is running.

You will have a beautiful color pink.

Add the poppy seeds and process just a few pulses.

This is so good with fresh vegetables, chicken, pork or fruit.

This is my new favorite dressing.

I served this with the chopped salad.

Chopped Vegetable Salad

Ginger Drumsticks or Wings

23 Mar

Ginger Chicken

I found this recipe in the Boston Globe Food Section.

The chicken legs were on sale so that is what I used.

15 chicken legs

1 tablespoons peanut oil

1 tablespoon honey

2 tablespoons brown sugar

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 two inch piece of minced fresh ginger

2 cloves minced garlic

1 teaspoon crushed red pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon sesame seeds (optional)

Mix  the oil, honey, brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, salt and red pepper together in a big bowl.

Dry the chicken

Add them to the sauce and coat well

Place the chicken on a lined baking sheet

Roast at 400 degrees for about 40 minutes turning often.

Sprinkle with sesame seeds if you want to.

I used non stick foil to line the pan and didn’t use the sesame seeds

They are easy and can be marinated over night

Now everyone should buy the globe on Wednesday.

 

 

Thai Coconut Soup

6 Mar

Thai Coconut Soup

I am still in my soup mode. I should be floating away by the time spring arrives.

One tablespoon peanut oil

One thin sliced red pepper

One thin sliced carrot

Six ounces of thin sliced mushrooms

One box of  Swanson thai ginger broth

One to two cups o f cooked chicken

One cup of corn

One to two cups cooked rice

One can of coconut milk

Three tablespoons honey

Three tablespoons chopped cilantro

Three tablespoons lime juice

One  sliced jalapeno pepper for garnish

Heat the oil

Add the carrots, peppers and mushrooms.

Cook for five minutes

Add the broth and bring to a boil

Simmer for ten minutes

Add the coconut milk and simmer five more minutes

Add the chicken, rice, corn and cilantro

Simmer for another ten minutes

Add the lime juice

Pour into bowls

Top with a few slices of jalapeno, a lime wedge and some more cilantro

This recipe was on the back of the Swanson Thai Ginger Broth box.

I just changed it a little.

Shanghai or Peking Salad

31 Oct

Shanghai or Peking Salad

This is a salad I had at my friends party.

She had it catered from Holten Brandi in Boston.

Everyone loved it and I found the recipe on a television program.

This was before computers and I had to mail away for the recipe…

Imagine that!

That was 35 years ago and I have been making it ever since.

I have added a couple of things but it is still very similar.

3  diced scallions

3/4 pound of blanched sugar snap peas

One head of shredded iceberg lettuce

Three handfuls of baby spinach

Three stalks of diced Bok chow

3 stalks diced celery.

One can of drained baby corn

One sliced red pepper

1/2 pound baby carrots

One can of drained, sliced water chestnuts

3 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

8 ounces of fried chinese noodles

Dressing

1/4 cup rice vinegar

1/4 cup sugar or honey

2 Tablespoons soy sauce

2 teaspoons salt

One tablespoon sesame oil

1/2 cup peanut oil

Mix all the dressing ingredients and shake well.

Set aside.

This is a sweet dressing but very good on the salad.

It also makes a delicious marinade for chicken or pork.

Start assembling the salad.

Mix the spinach and lettuce together.

Place this on the bottom of the tray.

Decorate the top with the remaining ingredients except the sesame seeds and noodles.

I can now make the entire salad ahead of time. Wrap it well and keep in the refrigerator till it is time to serve. Take off the wrap and add the noodles , sesame seeds and dressing.

You can also add two pounds of shrimp or cooked chicken.

When I serve this as a lunch I may add the protein but in a buffet I usually leave the protein out.

Thank you Creativity in Catering and W.B.Z. T.V.