These are my attempt to make a chocolate version of Mexican Wedding Cake cookies. (My son named them.) In my experiments I felt that using half butter and half margarine made for the best texture, but you can of course use all butter if you wish.
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.
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 Kitchen of Light. The original used unsalted butter, but I prefer salted. If you do use unsalted butter, adding a pinch of salt might be a good idea. I do not recommend a nonstick pan for this dish.
Ready, Set, Cook! Special Edition Contest Entry: Inspired by the piperades of the sunny Basque region of France and Spain, this easy oven omelet makes a perfect main dish any time of day. Or serve it cold or at room temperature for a delightful tapas snack.
This recipe comes from a goofy old cookbook called "Wolf in Chef's Clothing, the Picture Cook and Drink Book for Men." All the recipes in the book are done in pictures, but I've translated them into words for you. The recipe is from 1950, so feel free to reduce the amount of butter.