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PERFECT HASSELBACK SWEET POTATOES

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PERFECT HASSELBACK SWEET POTATOES

Potatoes – great.
Sweet Potatoes – greater.
Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with curry and cumin – unfrickingbelievable.


Makes 2 potatoes

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 medium size sweet potatoes
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon curry powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Cut a slice from bottom of potato so it will sit flat and set between two chopsticks 
  3. Using a sharp knife, make cuts across the potato (the short way) down to the sticks 1/8 to 1/4 inch which will prevent you from cutting all the way through the potatoes
  4. Repeat with 2nd potato and place on parchment lined baking sheet
  5. Melt butter in small saucepan, add red pepper flakes, cumin, curry and salt - mix well
  6. Brush potatoes with the butter mixture, getting in between the layers
  7. Bake 50 min-1hour or until potatoes are tender on the inside and crispy on the outside
  8. Add a little sour cream and garnish with cilantro to serve.

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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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One Pot Mac n Cheese

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One Pot Mac n Cheese

No mess, no fuss - but bacon, garlic and all fricking delicious


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