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Saturday, August 8, 2009

Beef Tamales

Tamales / Tamale is one of Origin Mexican Food . Such as Burrito, and Tacos . Tamales Recipe made from meat filling which wrap into a corn husk an steamed . Tamales traditionallly use pork as filling in New Mexico
But in this recipe I use beef meat for the Tamales filling . The heavy taste of beef feels perfect for this Mexican Recipes .

These Tamales can be freezed for up to a month.

Beef Tamales Recipe

(served 8 : 2 tamales each serving)


For the Filling :

Cooking spray

1 1/2 cups chopped onion

2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

1 pound beef stew meat

1 cup water

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons ground dried red New Mexico chile

16 large dried cornhusks

For the Dough :

3 cups masa harina

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon butter, melted

2 teaspoons canola oil

1 cup fat-free, less-sodium beef broth

1 cup water

Another ingredients:

16 long thin strips dried cornhusk

1 cup Red Chile Sauce (optional)

Cooking Direction :

Preheat oven to 350°.

To prepare filling, heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat.

Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion and garlic to pan; sauté 4 minutes or until onion is tender.
Add beef; sauté 5 minutes, turning to brown on all sides.
Stir in 1 cup water and 1/2 teaspoon salt; bring mixture to a boil.
Cover and bake 1 1/2 hours or until beef is tender.

Transfer beef to a bowl with a slotted spoon. Pour drippings into a glass measure.
Add enough water to drippings to equal 1 cup.
Wipe pan with paper towels.

Shred beef into bite-sized pieces.

Heat pan over medium-high heat.
Coat pan with cooking spray.
Return beef to pan; sprinkle with flour.
Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Stir in ground chile; stir in drippings mixture.
Reduce heat, and cook 7 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates, stirring often.

Remove from heat; cool to room temperature.

Place whole cornhusks in a large bowl; cover with water.
Weight husks down with a can; soak 30 minutes. Drain husks.

To prepare dough, combine masa and 1 teaspoon salt in a large bowl.
Add butter and oil; stir well.
Add broth and 1 cup water; stir until a soft dough forms.

Working with one husk at a time, place about 1/4 cup masa dough in the center of the husk; press dough into a 4 x 3-inch rectangle.
Spoon about 2 tablespoons beef mixture down one side of the dough.
Using the corn husk as your guide, roll tamale up, jelly-roll style; fold bottom ends of the husk under.
Tie 1 corn husk strip around tamale to secure; stand upright in a vegetable steamer.

Repeat procedure with the remaining whole corn husks, masa dough, beef mixture, and corn husk strips.
Steam tamales, covered, 50 minutes, or until the dough is firm.
Remove tamales from vegetable steamer; let stand 5 minutes.

Serve with Red Chile Sauce, if desired

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Fresh Shrimp Cocktail

Fresh Shrimp Cocktail
Shrimp Cocktail is an easy recipe and simple home cooking appetizer for every special occasion or for your family daily food .

This Shrimp Cocktail Recipe served for 25


3 quarts water

1 small onion, sliced

1/2 medium lemons, sliced

2 sprigs fresh parsley

1 tablespoonful salt

5 whole peppercorns

1/4 teaspoonful dried thyme

1 bay leaf

3 pounds uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined (tails on)

For the Sauce :

1 cup chili sauce

2 tablespoonful lemon juice

2 tablespoonful prepared horseradish

4 teaspoonful Worcestershire sauce

1/2 teaspoonful salt

Dash cayenne pepper

Cooking Direction :

In a Dutch oven, combine the water, onion, lemon, parsley, salt, peppercorns, thyme and bay leaf

Bring to a boil.

Add shrimp

Reduce heat, simmer, uncovered, for 4-5 minutes or till the shrimps turn pink.

Drain shrimp and immediately rinse in cold water. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours.

In a small bowl, combine the sauce ingredients. Refrigerate till serving.

Arrange shrimp on a serving platter, serve with sauce.

(single glass serving can be use for a special presentation you desired to get a special appearance)

Yield: about 6 dozen (1-1/4 cups sauce).

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Apple Honey Grilled Chicken Glazed

Apple Honey Grilled Chicken Glazed recipe pictureSo many Chicken Recipes cooked with many variation ingredients. Apple and Honey Grilled Chicken Glazed is a very easy recipes for main course . Needs only a few ingredients and quick prepare . The glazed of apple jelly and honey makes the deliciousness of the chicken so tasteful .

Apple and Honey Grilled Chicken Glazed Recipe

Ingredients :

1/3 cup apple jelly

1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon -- ground

1/2 teaspoon salt

4 chicken breast / chicken wings halves

Cooking Directions :

Heat the gas grill .

Mix the apple jelly, honey, mustard,cinnamon, and salt in a small bowl, blend well.

When ready to barbecue, oil the grill rack.

Brush the chicken breasts with the apple mixture

place on the gas grill over medium heat

Cook for 15 to 20 minutes or till the chicken is fork tender and juices run clear

turning occasionally and brushing frequently with apple mixture, till the desired doneness
Repeat for each chicken breasts, till all done

Serve hot

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Barbeque Shrimp

Barbeque Shrimp recip pictureShrimp for your barbeque time besides meat, it's a perfect choise . Your family member and guests will love them . Try this Barbeque Shrimp Recipes , and you'll see it's very delicious .
Use this Easy Recipes of shrimp for home making recipe .

Ingredients :

1/4 cup smoked sweet paprika

2 tablespoonful ancho chili powder

2 tablespoonful light brown sugar

2 teaspoonful ground cumin

3 tablespoonful canola oil

2 teaspoonful kosher salt

1 teaspoonful ground black pepper

2 pounds (21 to 24 count) large shrimp, shell on

6 cloves coarsely chopped fresh garlic

1/2 cup thinly sliced green onion, divided

Special equipment: wooden skewers, soaked in water for about 25 minutes

Cooking Directions

Whisk together the paprika, ancho powder, brown sugar, cumin, garlic, canola oil, salt and pepper in a small bowl.

Place the shrimp in a large bowl, add the spice rub and stir well to coat each shrimp.

Heat your grill to high.

Skewer 1/2 the shrimp and place on a grill pan

Cook till just cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes.

Stir in half of the green onions

Transfer to a large platter or turnout onto brown paper bags.

Wipe out the pan with paper towels, and repeat with the remaining ingredients

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Grilled Shrimp

Grilled Shrimp recipe pictureA tasteful seafood are the one from many ingredients which has a flavorus taste. Grilled Shrimp is a delicious herb marinated grilled large shrimp recipe.
Keep allert when grilling shrimp because Shrimp cook fast enough. Overcooked the shrimp are rubbery so take them off the second they are done.
Try this Easy Recipes of shrimp for home making recipe .

Ingredients :

2 1/2 pounds jumbo shrimp

1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup chopped cilantro

1/2 shallot, diced

3 tablespoonful lemon juice

1 teaspoonful dried basil

1 clove garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoonful salt

Cooking Direction :

Peel and de-vein shrimp and place in a resealable plastic bag

( the shrimp can be arranged onto a bamboo skewers like sate / satay )

Mix all the remaining ingredients together

Pour the mixture over the shrimp.

Seal bag and allow to marinate for 2-4 hours.

Preheat grill for medium-high heat

Remove shrimp from the bag and discard marinade.

Place shrimp of grill and allow to cook for 3 minutes on each side.

Remove from heat


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Monday, July 6, 2009

Chow Mein Tofu and Cashew

Chow Mein Tofu and Cashew recipe pictureMany countries in Asia has their Noodles Recipes. Many ways to cook and many types of ingredients used to get various taste of Noodles .
In this Chinese Recipe the Crunchy cashews and vegetables complement the soft texture of the noodles and tofu .

This Food Recipe is an easy recipe , but To make it easier we can use a package Noodles from the supermarket

Chow Mein Tofu and Cashew


10 oz (300g) precooked thick wheat noodles*

3 tablespoonful soy sauce

2 tablespoonful oyster sauce

2 teaspoonful sesame oil

2 tablespoonful water

2 tablespoonful canola or peanut oil

6 oz (180g) firm tofu - cut into cubes

1 carrot, julienned

2 cups small broccoli florets

2 cloves garlic - minced (crushed)

2 teaspoonful finely grated ginger

1/2 cup roasted cashew nuts

Cooking Direction :

Loosen the precooked noodles by soaking in a bowl of hot water for 2-3 minutes
Drain and set aside.
Mix together the soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil and water in a bowl.

Heat a wok or large frying pan over a high heat, add the oil and stir-fry the carrot and broccoli for 2 minutes.
Add the tofu and stir-fry for 4 minutes.
Add the garlic and ginger and stir-fry for a minute.

Stir through the noodles
Add the sauce mixture and cashews and mix till thoroughly

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Singapore Noodles

Singapore Noodles recipe pictureAlmost every countries in Asian has their own Noodles Recipes. Many ways to cook and many types of ingredients used to get various taste of Noodles . In Singapore Recipe there're many ingredients used to complete this noodles recipe . Some using pork and the other who doesn't pork change it with shrimp, beef meat, or chicken .
This type of Singapore Noodles Recipe using shrimp as a flavour.

Now you can have this Singapore Food Recipes for your family dish . It's Easy Recipe and Quick Prepare


1/4 pound thin rice stick noodles (rice vermicelli)

1 pound medium shrimp

2 cups mung bean sprouts, rinse and drain

1 red bell pepper, Cut in half, remove the seeds and cut into thin strips.

2 cups shredded Napa cabbage, shredded

2 carrots, Peel and cut into thin slices

2 green onions, Cut into thin slices

3 teaspoonful minced ginger

1/4 cup water or chicken broth

1/2 teaspoonful soft brown sugar

1/2 teaspoonful salt

1/4 teaspoonful freshly ground pepper

4 tablespoonful vegetable oil for stir-frying

1 1/2 tablespoonful curry powder (Vietnamese brands are good), or to taste

Cooking Direction :

Soak the rice noodles in warm water for 15 - 20 minutes, or till they have softened.

Drain the noodles in a colander.

Prepare the remainder of the ingredients while the noodles are soaking.

Shell and devein the shrimp if needed.

Soak the shrimp in warm salted water for 5 minutes. Drain thoroughly.

Clean all the vegetables.

Prepare the sauce by whisking together the water or chicken broth with the brown sugar and salt and pepper. Set aside.

Heat the wok over medium-high to high heat.

Add 2 tablespoonful oil.

When the oil is ready, add the shrimp

Stir-fry the shrimp till they turn pink.

Remove from the wok.

Heat 2 tablespoonful oil in the wok

When the oil is ready, add the curry powder.

Stir-fry for about 30 seconds

Add the ginger and stir-fry till the ginger is aromatic.

Stir-fry the vegetables, beginning with the carrot, then adding the red bell pepper, and the Napa cabbage.
Stir in the bean sprouts.
Stir-fry for about 20 seconds
Add the shrimp back into the pan with the noodles.
Stir in the green onions.

Pour the sauce over, tossing the ingredients so that they are absorbed with the sauce.
Add a bit more water or chicken broth if the mixture becomes too dry.
Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessesarry
Adding more sugar, salt, pepper or curry powder as desired.

Cook till the sauce is absorbed.

Serve hot.

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