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Pork Chow Mein

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Pork Chow Mein

Get ready for the Chinese New Year with these great noodles - and the quick little black bean sauce makes this ridiculous.

Serves 2-4

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tablespoons black bean garlic sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • ½ pound boneless pork (tenderloin or country style ribs work great), thinly sliced 
  • ½ tablespoon of neutral oil*
  • *(unflavored oils such as canola, vegetable or peanut)
  • ¼ pound sugar snap peas sliced diagonally
  • ½ pound shitake mushrooms
  • 4 oz chow mein noodles, cooked
  • green onions, chopped to garnish

 DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine black bean and soy sauce, set aside
  2. Heat sautéed pan on medium-high, add oil and pork and cook cooked until pork is just done, about 4 minutes ­ - remove pork mixture to a bowl
  3. In same pan, heat to high and add a little more oil
  4. Add peas and stir fry until crisp tender, about 3 minutes then add to pork mixture
  5. Return pan to heat again, add more oil and the shitakes, cook until softened, about 5 minutes
  6. Turn heat up to high, add the pork mixture and then the add soy/black bean - stir until heated through
  7. Add chow mein noodles, combine well, plate and garnish with green onions
  8. Serve

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Wings with Curry Sauce

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Wings with Curry Sauce

When it comes to curry, I’m like the little old lady in the Frank’s commercial – I put that shit on everything.

INGREDIENTS

  • 18 chicken wings
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour 
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon Sambal Chili Paste or Sriracha
  • Kosher salt
  • cilantro or diced green onion for garnish 

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat broiler
  2. Place wings on a foil lined baking sheet and broil until done, 10 - 15 minutes a side
  3. While they're cooking, melt butter in a small pot over medium/low heat
  4. When it’s melted, add flour and curry powder – stir well, mix together about a minute 
  5. Pour in both milks – stirring well with a whisk until it begins to thicken
  6. Add chili sauce, season with salt and stir well – keep warm
  7. Remove wings from oven, put in a large bowl and toss with as much curry sauce as you like
  8. Plate and garnish with cilantro or green onions
  9. Serve
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Scallop Pan Roast

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Scallop Pan Roast

These remind me one of my favorite restaurants - the Oyster Bar at the Palace Station Hotel in Las Vegas. Btw, I said favorite restaurant, not hotel.  This is the place where OJ was arrested.

Serves 2 generously

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 Sea Scallops defrosted or fresh
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup dry vermouth
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/4 cup clam juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon horseradish
  • 1/2 lemon, juice only
  • 1/2 tablespoon Tabasco (I used Cholula) 
  • small pinch Kosher salt
  • parsley for garnish

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a deep skillet on low/medium heat melt the butter
  2. Then, EXCEPT for the scallops, whipped cream and parsley.. add all the remaining ingredients, simmer for 3-4 minutes
  3. Pat the scallops dry
  4. Add the cream and scallops to the skillet, simmer for 3 minutes
  5. Serve on a bed of steamed white rice, garnish with parsley enjoy! 
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Crazy Effing Good Chicken Sandwich

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Crazy Effing Good Chicken Sandwich

This is the ultimate football/sport watching food.

Serves 4

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tube fridge biscuits
  • 1/3 cup Finlandia butter*
  • 1/3 cup Franks hot sauce  
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 4 pre-cooked Fried Chicken tenders, room temp
  • 2 tablespoons Kewpie (Japanese) Mayonaise
  • 1 cup Iceberg lettuce, shredded

 DIRECTIONS

  1. Cook biscuits, as per instructions, put to the side and keep warm
  2. Melt butter and hot sauce, on low heat for 1 minute
  3. Add honey to sauce, add the fried chicken, coat well and cook on medium for 2 minutes
  4. Layer your sandwich: half biscuit, tablespoon of mayo, tablespoon cooked sauce, lettuce, chicken tender, top with biscuit, eat!
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*Finlandia Butter can be found at Vons, Albertsons and Safeway. Finlandia Cheeses are also available, in Southern California at Costco and other fine retailers.


 

 

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Grilled Cheese and Dill Pickle

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Grilled Cheese and Dill Pickle

If the title isn't enough for you, you need some help.
This is the perfect midnight snack. Try it.

Makes 1 sandwich

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tablespoons Finlandia Garden Dill Cream Cheese* (or, just add fresh dill to plain cream cheese)
  • 2 tablespoons Finlandia Cream Cheese*
  • 2 tablespoons Finlandia Butter*
  • 2 slices of white bread
  • 1 dill pickle

 
DIRECTIONS

  1. Spread the dill cream cheese on one slice, and plain cream cheese on other slice
  2. Pat one dill dry, then slice lengthways into slices, approx. 1/4'' thick
  3. Add pickles to sandwich
  4. Preheat you grill pan on low/medium heat, spread 1 tablespoon Finlandia Butter on the top side of sandwich, place this side down into pan, cook sandwich for 2 minutes
  5. Spread remaining butter on top side, then flip and cook the other side for 2 minutes
  6. Slice and enjoy.

*Finlandia Butter can be found at Vons, Albertsons and Safeway. Finlandia Cheeses are also available, in Southern California at Costco and other fine retailers.

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