Recipes by their Ingredients


  • Chow Fun

    Chow Fun
    Chow Fun
    (serves 12)
    1 lb Char Siu beef, pork or chicken
    1 tblsp oil
    ginger, almond size, mashed and minced
    ½ cup carrots, thinly sliced
    ½ cup celery, thinly sliced
    1 small onion, thinly sliced
    12 ounces bean sprouts
    2 tsp salt
    1 tblsp Oyster Sauce
    12 ounce package of Chow Fun noodles
    2 scallions (green onions), cut into 1 inch lengths
    NOTES: An experiment with great results!


    Cut char siu/pork meat into thin strips. Heat oil in skillet or wok. Add char siu/pork and ginger, cook until lightly browned.

    Add carrots, celery and onions, cook until half done. Add bean sprouts, salt and oyster sauce, stir lightly. Add chow fun. Cook for 1 minute. Add green onions just before serving.


  • Coleslaw (mayo based)

    Coleslaw (Mayo Based)
    Coleslaw (mayo based)
    (Serves 4)

    10 oz thinly sliced green cabbage
    1 medium carrot, shredded
    2 oz Purple cabbage, thinly shredded, optional
    ¾ cup of mayonnaise
    ¼ cup sour cream
    3 tsp sugar
    4 tsp apple cider vinegar
    ¼ tsp white pepper
    ¼ tsp salt

    NOTES: For best results make a day in advance. If you are adding purple cabbage, be aware after 3 days all the mayo will start to turn purple, especially if there is more purple cabbage then what is called for.

    In a large bowl, combine the cabbages, carrots, mayonnaise, sour cream, sugar, vinegar, pepper and salt. Mix well. Let stand ½ hour before tasting and adjusting any seasoning. I like my coleslaw the next day, but if you let it rest for a few hours, it should be fine. Enjoy!

  • Oxtails over Rice

    Oxtails over Rice
    Oxtails over Rice
    (Serves 4-6)

    1 oxtail (about 1-2lbs)
    1/3 cup Canola oil, plus 1 tblsp
    1½ tsp salt
    15 cloves of garlic, peeled
    3 carrots, chopped into ½ inch pieces
    2 onions, chopped into ½ inch pieces
    2 stalks of celery, chopped into ½ inch pieces
    1 parsnip, chopped into ½ inch pieces
    1 bottle red wine
    1 cup chicken stock
    2 tblsp butter
    2 chicken bouillon cubes or a tblsp of the chicken stock paste. ("Better then Bouillon")
    1 tblsp Parmigiana Reggiano cheese, grated


    Pre-heat oven to 500 degrees.

    Toss the oxtail in 1 tblsp of canola oil and sprinkle with salt.
    Roast for 20 minutes.

    Meanwhile in a large stock pot, add 1/3 cup of canola oil, 15 cloves of garlic, carrots, parsnip, onions and celery, saute until the vegetables have a nice color to them, about 10 minutes.

    Now pour in the bottle of wine over the sauteed vegetables. Add in the oxtails and any rendered fat from the roasting tray. Cover completely with the chicken stock. Let simmer on low for 2 hours.

    Remove the oxtails from the stock pot, when cooled down a little, remove the meat from the bone and set aside the meat, toss the bones.

    Toss into the stock pot 1 tblsp of butter, then take the liquid and vegetables from the stock pot and using a blender blend them. You may need to add some chicken stock to the mix if it is too thick.

    Taste the mixture, you may want to add some salt or pepper to taste.

    Cook rice in chicken stock or add some chicken bouillon to the water. Twirl a tblsp of butter into the rice along with a tsp of salt and or Tony Chacheres Cajun Spice mix.

    Lets tie this dish together now, heat up some of the oxtail in a pan with the sauce, pour over rice. Top with some fresh grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.

  • Spicy Sweet Refrigerator Pickles

    Spicy Sweet Refridgerator Pickles
    Spicy Sweet Refrigerator Pickles
    (Makes enough to pickle about 1 lb of vegetables)

    6 pickling cucumbers
    1¼ cup water
    ¾ cup white vinegar
    ¼ cup sugar
    4 cloves garlic, chopped
    3/4 tblsp salt
    1/2 tblsp pickling spice
    ¾ tsp dill seed
    ½ tsp red pepper flakes
    1 tsp cayenne pepper
    2 springs of fresh dill

    NOTES: I love mixing the baby peeled carrots with thick slices of pickling cucumber - great to snack on!

    Mix all ingredients well, until the sugar dissolves, except cucumbers. When sugar has dissolved add in the cucumbers.
    After a day they should be ready depending on how you like them. Keeping them in their liquid for many weeks, if you can wait that long to eat them!