I'm not sure where my brother got this recipe, but it is packed full of flavor and worthy of restaurants. My brother uses freeze dried herbs in this recipe, but I would assume fresh herbs would be just as wonderful. This olive oil dip is perfect for any crusty type artisan bread. Hope you enjoy!
Dipping warm, crusty breads in olive oil and balsamic is big thing in California. Here is a great recipe for a dip to keep on hand. Stored in an airtight container and refrigerated, this mixture should last at least 6 months. I like to add crushed red pepper flakes to spice things up!
I love this Chinese sauce - all different variations. This should be called the Asian Pesto Sauce for it's versatility and taste. It is excellent dipping sauce for simply poached or grilled chicken, poached or steamed fish and my very favorite, with crab or boiled prawns. I spread this sauce and eat away! The oil is heated to smoking and poured over the seasonings to develop their taste and fragrance loved by all Asians. Yes, it is salty by itself. You can also use this as a condiment for soups. Great in ramen too.
I don't care for the chunky salsa so even before I started making my own, I would always run a jar of bottled salsa through the food processor or blender to break it down. I started experimenting earlier this year and have finally found a recipe that we all like and that I can consistently repeat. If you prefer a chunky salsa, I would suggest doing a rough chop on the onion, pepper and cilantro, then add the tomatoes and blend to the consistency you prefer. Cooking time is time in refrigerator for blending of flavors.
I developed this for a local contest and won! The roasting of the garlic and pine nuts is what does it. It makes a nuttier, mellow pesto without the raw garlic taste. My daughter and her friends like this better, too ....of course they're all kindergarten... :) but our friends from Italy approve too. (And dang, they are picky! But I love cooking for them :) Blanching the basil is optional, but recommended if you want to keep it for a bit or freeze it. (Mmmm....taste of summer in the dead of January....) I like to use this for chicken and pasta and maybe some pesto bread the next day, stirred into risotto,....you know the possibilities are endless!
So simple, all ingredients placed in a blender. No vinegar or lime juice! Received recipe from a Mexican friend who successfully sold this salsa in jugs. Great & inexpensive to bring to a party! FYI: Costco sells a huge bag of tortilla chips for $3.
I've been adding a little more than 1/4 tspn of minced garlic
This is a very easy sauce to make and much tastier and more economical than the purchased bottled variety.
The vegetable stock can be substituted for pineapple juice or just plain old water. I use the juice when I am making a stir fry that I will throw some pineapple pieces into. You can vary the ingredients to your taste.
To make this sauce gluten free, ensure that you use a GF stock, soy sauce and maize cornflour. White Wings cornflour and Fountain soy sauce are currently gluten free in Australia.
The sauce will keep easily for a week in the refrigerator
This is a great spice to add to anything from soups to salads. I have friends that use it on their popcorn now. I like it on my eggs in the morning. Some people may want to add other spices at the grinding stage to make this spice with their own special twist.
This is a great tartar sauce to go with fish, seafood, sandwiches or even on baked potatoes. I got the inspiration for it from "The Essential Seafood Cookbook" by Murdoch Books, but I tweaked it a fair bit too! I prefer to use my Recipe #207860, but most whole egg mayos will do the job. You can vary the amounts depending on taste, but it's very hard to mess it up, even when you forget an ingredient or two, as I often do!
This is a lightly Smokey spicy dark smooth sauce that's finger licking GREAT! Wonderful on chicken, I also used it in my pulled pork. Make a great sandwich! Add to a pot of baked beans.....
Make a bunch and can for gifts!
a.k.a. roasted garbanzo beans/chickpeas.
People always are looking for healthy snacks and unless you are on a low sodium diet, this fits. They also add nicely to homemade snack blends (e.g., chex mixes, Giada's Ceci, Pistachio and Almond mix and the like).EDITED 9-8-07 Given the comments about the beans remaining somewhat soft inside, and realizing people expect them to be crispy, yesterday I made a double batch, cooked as indicated and then turned the oven to 275 and left them in for another hour to hour and a half. They were perfectly crunchy.
I haven't tried this, but it's supposed to be a great dipping sauce for Vietnamese-style fresh spring rolls. I found it on the Kitchen Chick blog, and it is apparently adapted from "Foods of Vietnam" by Nicole Routhier. If you are gluten-free you can find gluten-free hoisin sauces made by brands such as Kame or Premier Japan.
If you love Asian peanut sauce, but want to cut down on calories, this recipe will do that. It's good as a dipping sauce for satays, or as a sauce over cold Asian noodles. I found this in the Weight Watchers Vegetarian cookbook.