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Chicken Mushroom and Chorizo Stew

February 11, 2019
  • One whole chicken, cut into 8 to 10 pieces, skin off
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

Mix the flour with the salt and paprika in a medium shallow bowl. Dredge the chicken pieces in flour and keep aside.

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, add more if needed during browning of the chicken
  • 2 chorizo links, casings off and crumbled
  • 2 large parsnips, peeled and chopped
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, grated
  • 10 ounces, Cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 10 ounces, Shitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ cup fresh orange juice
  • 3 to 4 cups mushroom or chicken stock
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped

Heat a large saucepan with the olive oil. Add the chorizo and cook on medium high heat for 2 to 3 minutes or till golden brown. Take the crumbled chorizo out with a slotted spoon. Brown the chicken pieces in batches on all sides on a medium heat. Add more olive oil if necessary. Take the chicken pieces out. Add the parsnips, carrots and garlic. Saute for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook on high heat for 3 to 4 minutes till golden brown. Add the salt and smoked paprika. Deglaze with the orange juice and add the stock. Add the chorizo and chicken and bring to a boil. Simmer with lid on for 20 to 25 minutes, till the chicken is cooked through. Take the chicken pieces out and reduce the sauce in the pan so about 2 cups are left. Check for seasonings and add the chicken pieces back, garnish with cilantro and serve hot.


Steak and Mushroom Tacos

August 21, 2018

Another delicious summer recipe…

  • 1 pound skirt steak
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Mix the salt, smoked paprika and garlic powder together. Sprinkle all over the steak and marinate for 2 to 3 hours.

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil plus more
  • 2 cup shitake mushrooms, cleaned and sliced thin
  • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons chipotle in adobo sauce
  • Salt

Heat a wide frying pan with the olive oil. Brown the steak on both sides on high heat. Keep aside. Cut into bit sized pieces. Add the mushrooms and add more oil if needed. Saute on medium high heat for a minute. Add the onion and garlic. Saute for 3 to 4 minutes on medium high heat, stirring constantly. Deglaze with orange juice and scrape the bottom of the pan. Add the adobo sauce. Mix well. Add the steak pieces and heat through. Serve on top of corn tortillas.

Chicken Red Curry with Green Beans

February 12, 2012

Chicken Red Curry with Green Beans I think I will do Asian dishes this week. Chinese New Year just passed. We love going into Chinatown to eat all the yummy food, especially during New year. Even our favorite local Chinese restaurant had some amazing dishes this year.

This particular dish is a fusion of Chinese and Thai cuisines. I used the prepared red curry paste and added coconut milk. I used the delicious, long green beans I got from a local Asian market. Overall, the dish was a tad bit spicy for my daughter, but she ate it, while sipping lots of milk.

I served the dish with a lime coconut jasmine rice- it was absolutely delicious.
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Chinese Style Beef Stew with Chinese Broccoli

April 17, 2011

Chinese Beef Stew This dish is delicious. I had some lovely stew beef pieces in my freezer which I bought from Eataly in NYC. If you haven’t been to this huge space filled with delicious food- you must go. I admit, it is overpriced but there is a certain thrill about being in a place surrounded with amazing cooked food and ingredients to cook delicious foods. I love spending a few hours in there and buy fresh pasta, meat and cheese from there. A while ago I bought Prosecco jelly to be served with cheese. I was very curious to try it and it was delicious…

Anyway, I wanted to make a stew and decided on an Asian style dish. I started thinking of the spices and came up with Chinese five spice powder, a cinnamon stick and tamari for the savory component. I also chose shitake mushrooms, green onions and ginger- and also mirin. It is used in Japanese cuisine and is a sweet rice wine- it has a very distinct flavor- perfect for what I was looking for. Well, the stew was amazing. I decided to serve it with some soba noodles and sauteed Chinese broccoli.

Try this different kind of stew- you may never make your old one…
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