Easy Homemade Garlic Bread

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Easy Homemade Garlic Bread

Garlic bread doesn't get much easier than this.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick) room temperature
  • 1/4 cup Italian Parsley (the flat kind) chopped
  • 2 big cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 cup parmesan, grated (preferably not the powdered kind)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 long French or sour dough loaf, cut lengthwise

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat Broiler
  2. Mix all ingredients (except bread obviously) and 1/4 cup parmesan in small bowl
  3. Spread mixture on each side of cut loaf
  4. Sprinkle extra parmesan on each loaf
  5. Place on baking sheet and put under broiler - but not too close
  6. Cook until the loaves start to get brown, but not too crispy
  7. Slice into 2 inch pieces and serve.
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Best (Chorizo) Chilaquiles

Is this a traditional recipe? No.

Will old-school chilaquiles people hate me for it? Probably.

Is it quick and delicious? Hell yes!!

Should you make it? Abso-effing-lutely

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HOT AND SOUR SOUP

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HOT AND SOUR SOUP

My ode to Chinese New Year begins with the most welcoming of dishes - the classic 'hot & sour' soup. Though you can certainly add chicken, pork or whatever you like, I've made this with only shiitakes & tofu... but you won't miss the meat, trust me.

Serves 4

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 8 ounces firm tofu, cubed into a medium dice
  • 4 Shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and thinly sliced
  • 1-2 tablespoons chili paste
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 egg, beaten

DIRECTIONS

  1. In medium saucepan bring chicken broth to a boil
  2. Add mushrooms, tofu & chili paste - let boil a couple minutes
  3. Stir in soy, vinegar and pepper - mix well
  4. In small bowl mix corn starch & water until smooth, and stir into the broth
  5. Simmer 5 minutes until broth thickens, then turn off heat
  6. While stirring broth in a circular direction (take your pic) pour in the egg from several inches above the pot in a very slow stream to create ribbons
  7. Serve - Gung Hay Fat Choy!
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