Pizza Dough

Pizza Dough

Ingredients2 Cups Water4 Cups Flour1 Package Yeast2 Teaspoons Salt InstructionsMix the water with half of the flour and half of the yeast in a large bowl. Mix with the handle of a wooden spoon. If you have time to let this ferment for a few days this mixture should be very cold, but if you…

Simple Marinara

Simple Marinara

Ingredients1/4 Cup Olive Oil2 Cloves Garlic Minced 2 Tablespoons Onion Minced 1 Teaspoon Dried Oregano28 Ounces Canned Crushed TomatoSalt and PepperPecorino Romano For: 3 CupsPreparation: 5 minCooking: 10 minReady in: 15 min InstructionsHeat the olive oil in a skillet or pot over medium heat. Add the garlic and onion and cook for 2 minutes. Add…

Spice Blends

Spice Blends

Ingredients2 Tablespoons Cumin2 Tablespoons Coriander2 Tablespoons Cardamom2 Tablespoons Black Pepper1 Teaspoon Clove3 Inches Cinnamon1 Bay Leaf Bay LeafSalt1 Tablespoon Cumin1 Tablespoon Coriander1 Tablespoon Cardamom1 Tablespoon Black Mustard Seed1/2 Tablespoon Fenugreek1 Teaspoon Clove1 Teaspoon Black Pepper1 Teaspoon Allspice1 Inch Cinnamon10 Dried Arbol Chiles2 Teaspoons TurmericSalt5 Ancho Chiles5 Chipotle Chiles2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar2 Tablespoons Cumin1 Tablespoon Oregano1/2…

Meatballs

Meatballs

Ingredients1 Pound Ground Beef (85%) 1 Pound Ground Turkey1/2 Cup Chopped Italian Parsley3 Cloves Garlic1/4 Cup Grated Parm1 Large chunk Wet Bread (use milk for bonus points) 1 EggSalt and Pepper InstructionsThe amounts in this recipe are estimates. I always do it by eye. Put in as much of each thing as you want, refine…

How to Roast Peppers

How to Roast Peppers

IngredientsBell Peppers InstructionsPut the peppers under the broiler and rotate them occasionally. You can also do this on the grill. You want them to be really blackened. Put them in a small paper sandwich bag or paper towels, then put them into a plastic bag, zip lock or plastic wrap. After 20 minutes or so,…

Green Curry Paste

Green Curry Paste

Ingredients6 Spring Onions5 Thai Green Chiles Seeded 5 Thai Red Chiles Seeded 1 Thai Red Chile With the Seeds 2 Cloves Garlic1 Thumb Sized Piece Ginger1 Tablespoon Coriander Seed1 Tablespoon Cumin1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper2 Lemongrass Stalks4 Branches Basil (with the stalk) 1 Bunch Cilantro (with stems and roots if possible) 2 Limes Zest and Juice…

How to Peel a Tomato

How to Peel a Tomato

IngredientsTomatoes InstructionsFirst cut out the core (Just the little piece on top), then make an X on the bottom with your knife.Drop the tomatoes into boiling water for about 30 seconds. You will start to see the skin coming off. Pull them out and let them cool before peeling. If you are planning on using…

My Tomato Sauce

My Tomato Sauce

Ingredients1/2 Cup Olive Oil2 Medium White Onions7 Cloves Garlic18 Ounces Tomato Paste1/2 Pound Ground Beef5 28 Ounce cans Whole Peeled Tomatoes3 Cups Water1/2 Bunch Basil1/4 Cup Oregano (less if dried) 1/2 Cup Parm1/2 Teaspoon SugarSplash BalsamicSalt, Pepper, Crushed Pepper Flake InstructionsDice onions, Mince garlic, Chiffonade basil and oregano (small thin strips), Grate ParmOpen cans of…

Taco Meat

Taco Meat

Ingredients1 Pound Ground Beef1 Onion Diced 2 Jalapenos Diced 2 Cloves Garlic Minced 2 Tablespoons Chopped up Chipotle in Adobo3 Teaspoons Cumin1 Teaspoon Coriander2 Teaspoons Mexican Chile Powder1 Teaspoon Cayenne2 Teaspoons Oregano1 Teaspoon Smoked PaprikaSalt and PepperSometimes I dump a beer in there… InstructionsSalt and pepper the meat about 10 minutes before cooking. Brown the…

How to use Lemongrass

How to use Lemongrass

IngredientsLemongrass InstructionsPeel off the outer layers and dice the tender lemongrass hearts to use in the dishAlternatively, you can roughly chop the whole stalk and use it like a bay leaf to season dishes while cooking and remove before eating. NotesLemongrass is a confusing ingredient to work with. If you use it wrong, you could…

Ghee

Ghee

IngredientsButter Cooking: 45 minReady in: 45 min InstructionsPut the butter on low heat for about 45 minutes. During this time, skim off the white solids that form on the top. Strain through a cheese cloth lined strainer. Cool NotesGhee is easy to make, but it takes some time. It really makes a big flavor difference…