Tag Archives: Basil

Vietnamese Spring Rolls and Peanut Sauce

  Peanut Sauce 1 cup creamy peanut butter ½ cup hot water (may need more to thin to desired consistency) 3 tablespoons brown sugar 3 tablespoons soy sauce 2 limes – zest and juice 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated 2 … Continue reading

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Shrimp with Tasso Ham and Grits

        Tasso ham is a spicy hot cured pork shoulder, which shows up in many Cajun or Creole recipes. It is sold in 2-3 pound pieces and what I don’t use I freeze in big chunks, which … Continue reading

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Peruvian-Style Roast Chicken with Green Sauce

  This chicken is delicious hot cold or at room temperature. The green sauce is made with either cilantro or basil. I love both, but as my basil bushes grow tall this summer I know which I will be using. … Continue reading

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Baked Chicken and Manchego

This dish has the elements of the classic Chicken Parmesan, but the addition of roasted eggplant and melting Manchego over the top gives it a wonderful deep flavor.  When you roast the eggplant ahead, and have it on hand, dinner will come … Continue reading

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Minestrone Soup

We love soup.  Often what happens, I add too much rice – I love rice too, and end up with some sort of stew.  Determined to make a proper soup this time, I boiled pasta separately and added it back in … Continue reading

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