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rice noodle salad with quick tahini-lime dressing | brooklyn supper

Dressing
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cloves finely minced garlic (about 2 teaspoons)
  • 2 teaspoons finely minced chile (I used a Serrano here)
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce, (I like Red Boat, for a vegan/vegetarian option, use liquid aminos)
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 6 tablespoons water

To make dressing, combine lime juice, sugar, garlic, and chile in a small bowl. Whisk in fish sauce, tahini, and water. Taste and add more lime, sugar, or chile as needed. Sauce will keep well covered in the fridge for several days.

Source: rice noodle salad with quick tahini-lime dressing | brooklyn supper

Susan Jung’s recipe for sizzling sisig and garlic rice | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

The recipe is a great way to introduce Filipino cuisine to those who haven’t tasted it

Source: Susan Jung’s recipe for sizzling sisig and garlic rice | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

750 grams well-layered, skin-on pork belly

2 pig ears (about 350 grams in total)

Cooking oil, as needed

1 onion (about 220 grams), chopped

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

200 grams chicken livers, finely chopped

4-8 red bird’s-eye chillies (or more to taste), chopped

1 green banana chilli, cut into 5mm pieces

About 20ml fish sauce

About 20ml fresh calamansi juice

About 30ml vinegar (distilled white, rice or

coconut vinegar)

Fine sea salt and fresh ground black pepper

To serve:

Fresh calamansi limes, halved

1-2 3mm-thick slices of red onion, chopped

2 eggs (use only one if serving half the recipe)

Mayonnaise (optional)

Use a butane (or propane) torch to singe off the hairs on the pig ears and the skin of the pork belly. Rinse the ears and belly with water. Fill a large pot about three-quarters of the way with water, add about 10 grams of salt and bring to the boil. Add the belly and ears, bring to the boil, then lower the heat and simmer for about 90 minutes, or until the pieces are tender enough to be easily pierced with a paring knife. Remove the belly and ears from the water and as soon as they’re cool enough to handle, finely chop them.

Heat a wok or pan (preferably well-seasoned cast-iron or carbon steel) over a medium-high flame. If using cast-iron or carbon steel, rub oil very lightly into the interior; if using stainless steel, add about 20ml of cooking oil, or more as needed to prevent the pork from sticking. When the wok/pan is hot, add the chopped belly and ears and cook, stirring frequently. The fat will start to render out of the pieces, which will turn brown and crisp. Remove the solids from the pan, leaving behind as much fat as possible. If there’s more than about 30ml of fat, pour off some of it; if there’s less than 30ml of fat, add cooking oil to the pan. Heat it over a medium flame then add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring often, until the onion is soft. Add the pork back to the pan, season it lightly with salt and stir it until it starts to sizzle. Mix in the chicken liver, red and green chillies, fish sauce, calamansi juice, vinegar and some black pepper. Stir constantly until the chicken liver is cooked, then taste for seasoning and adjust as needed. Scoop the sisig onto a hot, lightly oiled sizzler platter (or a plate) then scatter the red onion pieces on top. Make two craters in the sisig then crack two eggs and put one into each indentation. Drizzle with mayonnaise (if using) and add several fresh calamansi pieces. Squeeze the juice from the calamansi, then mix in the egg and mayonnaise.

Garlic rice

600 grams cooked long-grain rice, chilled

10 garlic cloves, chopped

About 45ml cooking oil (or lard)

Fine sea salt

Use dampened hands to break up any lumps of rice. Put 45ml of oil (or lard) in a wok, add the garlic and heat over a low flame until the garlic is medium golden. Watch it carefully and stir frequently so it doesn’t burn. Use a slotted skimmer to scoop the garlic from the pan, leaving behind the fat. Heat the wok over a medium-high flame, add the rice, season with salt and mix in about three-quarters of the fried garlic. Stir-fry until the rice is hot, adding more oil or lard if needed to prevent it from sticking to the pan. Scoop the rice into a serving bowl and scatter the reserved garlic on top.

Brooklyn Bialy Recipe Bialystok Kucken) Recipe – Genius Kitchen

This was a recipe that originated in Bailystok Poland and brought to New York by Eastern European Immigrants.These were once well known in New York delicatessens ( mainly in Manhattan’s Lower East Side) and a favorite of the Jewish community. It’s not really known outside of New York because of its short self life which does not lend itself being shipped all over the country.These are similar to a bagel but there is no hole in the middle just a depression which is filled with onion, garlic or poppy seeds. It can be likened to the onion pletzel. Can also be made in different sizes from 3-4 inches to the size of a small pizza.

Source: Brooklyn Bialy Recipe Bialystok Kucken) Recipe – Genius Kitchen

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cover two baking sheets with parchment paper and sprinkle lightly with cornmeal. Prepare Onion Topping:.
  2. In a small bowl, combine vegetable or olive oil, poppy seeds, onions, and salt; set aside, set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine 1/2 cup water, yeast, and sugar; let stand 10 minutes or until foamy.
  4. Add remaining 1 1/2 cups water, salt, bread flour, and all-purpose flour.
  5. Knead by hand or with dough hook of mixer for 8 minutes until smooth (the dough will be soft).
  6. Add flour if you think the dough is too moist , a tablespoon at a time.
  7. If the dough is looking dry, add warm water, a tablespoons at a time.
  8. Form dough into a ball and place in a lightly oiled bowl, turning to oil all sides. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise 1 1/2 hours or until tripled in bulk. Punch dough down in bowl, turn it over, cover with plastic wrap, and let rise another 45 minutes or until doubled in bulk.
  9. On a floured board or counter, punch dough down and roll into a log.
  10. With a sharp knife, cut log into 8 rounds. Lay dough rounds flat on a lightly floured board, cover with a towel, and let them rest 10 minutes.
  11. Gently pat each dough round into circles (a little higher in the middle than at the edge), each about 3 to 4 inches in diameter. Place bialys on prepared baking sheets, cover with plastic wrap, and let rise an additional 30 minutes or until increased by about half in bulk (don’t let them over-rise).
  12. Make an indention in the center of each bialy with two fingers of each hand, pressing from the center outward, leaving a 1-inch rim.
  13. Place approximately 1 teaspoon of Onion Topping in the hole of each bialy.
  14. Dust lightly with flour, cover with plastic wrap, and let rise 15 minutes.
  15. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  16. Bake on upper and lower shelves of the oven for 6 to 7 minutes, then switch pans and reverse positions of pans (front to back), and bake another 5 to 6 minutes until bialys are lightly browned.
  17. NOTE: These are soft rolls, and it is important not to bake them too long or they will be very dry.
  18. Remove from oven and let cool on wire racks.
  19. After cooling, immediately place in a plastic bag (this will allow the exterior to soften slightly).
  20. NOTE: These rolls are best eaten fresh, preferably lightly toasted and smeared with cream cheese. For longer storage, keep in the freezer.
  21. Makes 8 bialys.

Onion and Poppy Seed Bialys Recipe | SAVEUR

Source: Onion and Poppy Seed Bialys Recipe | SAVEUR

makes About 1 1/2 Dozen

Ingredients

1 tbsp. barley malt syrup (available from iherb.com)
1 (14-oz.) package active dry yeast
5 cups bread flour
2 tsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste
2 tbsp. canola oil
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 small yellow onions, finely chopped
1 tbsp. poppy seeds
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

Make the dough: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a hook, stir together syrup, yeast, and 1 ½ cups water heated to 115°; let sit until foamy, about 10 minutes. Add flour and salt, and mix on low speed until dough forms; increase speed to medium, and knead dough until smooth, about 8 minutes. Cover bowl with plastic wrap, and let sit until doubled in size, about 1 ½ hours.
Meanwhile, make the filling: Heat oil in a 12″ skillet over medium-high heat; add garlic and onions, and cook, stirring occasionally, until deeply caramelized, about 30 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in poppy seeds and salt and pepper; set aside to cool.
Uncover and punch down dough; cover again and let sit until doubled in size again, about 1 hour. Uncover dough and transfer to a clean work surface; portion and shape into about eighteen 2-oz. balls. Place 6 balls each on 3 parchment paper-lined baking sheets, spaced evenly apart; cover with plastic wrap and let sit until puffed, about 30 minutes. Uncover balls, and using the palm of your hand, gently flatten each into a disk; cover again and let sit until puffed, about 30 minutes.
Heat oven to 450°. Uncover balls, and, using your fingers, press the center of each to indent; continue pressing and stretching center of each dough ball until you’re left with a thin center membrane surrounded by a thick ring of dough on the outer edge. Fill centers of each dough round with about 1 tsp. onion-poppy seed filling. Working with one baking sheet at a time, place in oven, and spray bialys with water until completely coated. Bake until lightly browned and still soft, about 16 minutes.
 

ECLADE DE MOULES 2013 – YouTube

Cooking mussels by covering them in a big pile of pine needles and setting it on fire.  Cool method!  Supposed to “adds to their brininess the fragrance of the forest floor”.

I dunno.  Not a fan of pine flavor.  Or forest floors.  And am a big fan of the juice from mussels, which is totally lost.  But it’s cool anyway.

BTW: they never show them actually picking them up and eating them. That part will remain a mystery