Delicious Recipes

Ceasar Salad

courtesy of Cook’s Illustrated If you don't own a garlic press, chop the garlic for both the croutons and dressing by hand; sprinkle it with the salt and then continue mincing it until it is almost pureed. The garlic and anchovies in the dressing are...

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Cantaloupe in Vanilla Lime Syrup

Recipe courtesy Gourmet Magazine Recipe Summary Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Yield: 6 servings For syrup: 2/3 cup sugar 1/3 cup fresh lime juice 1/3 cup water 2 limes, zest removed in strips with a vegetable peeler 1 vanilla bean, split...

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Cantaloupe Salsa

Makes about 2 cups of salsa This would be great over grilled fish or chicken, not that ours ever got that far. It is equally good with tortilla chips. It occurred to me after the fact that this would be fun with a mix of honeydew and cantaloupe, for color and a bigger...

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Tuscon Carrot Top Soup

3 T Olive Oil 1 Medium onion, diced 2 Carrots, diced 1 Stalk celery, diced 3 Cloves garlic, minced 1/2 t salt 1/2 t pepper 6 Cups vegetable broth 1/4 Cup rice uncooked 1 1/2 Cups carrot tops, chopped 1/4 Cup parmesan cheese Sauté onion, carrots, celery and...

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Carrot and Beet Salad with Ginger

1/4 cup minced shallot (onions will work as well) 2 tablespoons minced peeled fresh ginger 1 garlic clove, minced 1/4 cup rice vinegar (available at Asian markets and some supermarkets) 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil 1/2 cup olive oil 4 cups finely...

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Chinese Cabbage (Asian Chicken Salad)

1 head Chinese cabbage, cut crosswise into 1/3-inch-wide strips  1 head of romaine or leaf lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces  1/4 cup soy sauce/Tamari  1/4 cup fresh lemon juice  2 tablespoons sugar or honey  1 tablespoon distilled white...

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Sweet and Sour Chinese Cabbage

4 tablespoons canola oil 1 head chinese cabbage, rinsed, drained, shredded 4 scallions, sliced 1 cup shredded carrots (optional: Broccoli, Cauliflower, or Bok Choi – sliced thinly) Sauce: 6 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoon rice wine vinegar 1/2 cup soy sauce In a...

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Cilantro Spread

Try with a platter of grilled vegetables or thickly sliced ripe tomatoes. Both are great on rice noodles or rice, and you might like to try the peanut version with grilled eggplant. Remember to keep your hands away from your face when you are handling hot chile...

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Chilled Cucumber Soup

Ingredients: 1 cucumber  1 clove garlic  1 quart buttermilk  1 knife tip ground cumin  1 Tablespoon fresh dill, chopped  Salt and pepper to taste  Dark bread Directions: Peel and seed cucumber. Cut slices in finger-thick chunks. Put in...

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Chilled Cucumber-Mint Soup

4 cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and chopped (about 4 cups) 1 to 2 cups water 2 cups plain yogurt (or 1 cup plain yogurt combined with 1 cup sour cream) 1 clove garlic, peeled and smashed Several fresh mint leaves 2 tablespoons fresh dill or 1 teaspoon dried dill 1...

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Basil Eggplant

1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 bunch basil, leaves picked from the stem 1 tablespoon sugar 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2 tablespoons fish sauce or Soy Sauce 2-4 eggplants 2 chili peppers (optional) Slice the eggplants into irregular shapes for easy turning in the pan. When...

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