Hard-boiled eggs in a spicy sauce. Adapted from the New York Times Cookbook. Serve with rice. Chopped peanuts, raisins, grated orange zest, chopped parsley, chopped onion, chutney and/or coconut may be used as accompaniment.
Lurka means "boy." Log means "people." So these are "boy people" cookies, although I'm sure girl people will enjoy them, too! Adapted from The Spice Cookbook, which credits the recipe to the wife of one of India's delegates to the U.N.
Adapted from Time-Life Foods of the World. Any firm white fish steak may be substituted for the halibut. When you measure fresh cilantro, make sure it is dry. If it is wet, it will pack down and you'll get too much.
Adapted from Time-Life Foods of the World. Black mustard seeds are the same thing as brown mustard seeds. If you can't find them, you can use yellow ones, but the flavor will not be as strong. I listed the boiling water and the water used to cook the rice separately, for clarity. NOTE: you will need a casserole dish that is safe to use both in the oven and on the stovetop.
Adapted from Paul Prudhomme's Louisiana Tastes. The good chef and I have a bit of a disagreement about how long to cook this after the sugar snap peas have been added. He says 12 minutes; I say 5. The important thing is to keep them crunchy. Yes, you can substitute milk for the cream. It will not taste as rich, but it will still taste good. Freshly grated cheese is preferred.