Month: August 2009

Healthy Shrimp Recipe

Preparation time : 30 mins | Served 4 persons This healthy shrimp recipe is prepared with chick pea and red onion sauce. You may use hummus sauce instead of chick pea puree to give it more flavor. This shrimp recipe is no more spicy like other shrimp recipes but tastes great with chick peas. For more shrimp recipes, refer to the book The Ultimate Shrimp Book which contains more than 650 exciting seafood recipes. Ingredients: 6 cup cooked chickpeas2 tbsp hot water1/8 tsp ground cumin1 tbsp lemon juice4 tbsp olive oil1 red onion (sliced)1 clove garlic, thinly slicedSalt to tasteFreshly ground black pepper to taste12 large shrimp Amazon.com Widgets Procedure: 1. In the food processor, add 4 cup of cooked chickpeas, hot water, cumin, lemon juice and 1 tbsp of the olive oil. Process all these ingredients together to make a smooth paste.2. Take a frying pan warm 1 tbsp of olive oil and then add onion and garlic, and saute for 2 minutes.3. After that add the chickpea puree and cook for further 3 minutes.4. In another frying pan, fry shrimps for just 2 minutes in remaining olive oil.5. In the assemble the all of them in a beautiful serving platter. Place about 1/2 cup of the prepared chickpeas sauce onto the center of plate and place few cooked shrimps on top of the...

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Kofta Recipe

Preparation time : 40 mins | Serves 8 persons This is spicy kofta recipe from Pakistani cuisine. It is prepared in different styles with or without tomato. In this recipe tomatoes are used which improves its taste and compliments the spices in it. If you opt for a less spicy meatballs then you can try the Kibbeh Recipe which uses lamb meat instead of beef. The Kofta is usually usually served with fried rice or flat bread paratha. Ingredients: For Kofta: ½ kg boneless fresh beef (small pieces) 1 boiled potato 2 tbspn roasted ground black chick peas (roasted besan/gram flour) 1 tbspn red chili powder 1 tspn black pepper 1 tspn cumin powder 1 tspn mix spices powder or garam masala powder (ground cardamom, cinnamon sticks, cloves) Salt to taste 3 tbspn vegetable oil (preferably mustard oil) ½ cup chopped coriander leaves 6 chopped green chilies ½ cup brown (fried) onion chopped For Curry: 2 medium size onion (cut into julienne) 2 medium size tomatoes (chopped) 1 tbspn ginger garlic paste 1 tbspn red chili powder 1 tspn turmeric powder 1 tspn black pepper 1/2 tbspn cumin powder 2 green cardamoms 3-4 cloves 2 cinnamon sticks 1/4 cup yogurt 1/4 cup oil Salt to taste <a href=”http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&#038;MarketPlace=US&#038;ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Feasyrecirecic-20%2F8001%2Fa3d00dcf-4de4-4395-9663-5247f2c3815c&#038;Operation=NoScript”>Amazon.com Widgets</a>Procedure: For Kofta: Follow the steps mentioned in the meatballs recipe. For Curry: 1. Take a sauce pan and fry onions...

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Lemon Icing

Preparation time : 10 minsThis is another icing recipe of lemon flavor. You may also use grated lemon zest to make your cake topping more attractive. This lemon icing can also be used as filling of cake , Swiss rolls and pastries. Ingredients: 2 cup confectioner sugar 2 tbsp butter 1 lemon juice <a href=”http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&#038;MarketPlace=US&#038;ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Feasyrecirecic-20%2F8001%2F6cfd2b7c-c4aa-41da-be94-4eb85b400d68&#038;Operation=NoScript”>Amazon.com Widgets</a>Procedure: 1. put all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk until become creamy, it would take 8-10 mins. 2. Place the bowl in fridge for just 10 mins and then use this icing on the cake to decorate in different...

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Review : Best Programmable Slow Cooker

[asa]B001AO2PXK[/asa] Today we decided to give a shot at slow cookers to bring to you the best slow cooker available in market. This review is only for programmable slow cooker although you can easily get a non-programmable slow cooker for a very low price usually $20 to $30. After going though a lot of consumer reports and reviews we found the Hamilton Beach 6 Quart Programmable slow cooker the best slow cooker among all. The reason why it ranks so high is because of a lot of reasons. First comes its appearance and main body. This programmable slow cooker has an oval shaped stoneware pot that has 6 Quart capacity and is also dishwasher safe. This is a lot of space for making food for a large family or even a dinner party. The base is electric which is also stainless steel from outside and that makes it very elegant looking and easy to clean. It has also got two reasonable size handles for carrying your slow cooker around. It also has rubber feet for keeping the cooker firmly and safely on countertop. The top lid also had a gasket for sealing plus it also has locking clips for further tightening the lid. This unit also comes with a clip-on spoon that rests still 0n cooker top. Now comes the important part where we shed some light on the...

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Tamarind Chutney

Preparation time : 20 mins Tamarind chutney has some sweet + sour flavor. It is usually served as dip sauce with fried snacks. Ingredients: 125 gm tamarind (soak in hot water for 30 mins) Sugar to taste 1 garlic clove (finely chopped) Salt to taste 1 tspn red chili flakes 1/2 tspn roasted cumin powder Amazon.com Widgets Procedure: 1. Mash the soaked tamarind in the same water to get the pulp and take out all the seeds from the pulp. 2. Pour the pulp in a sauce pan and add rest of the ingredients in the sauce and simmer for 10-15 minutes until it boils and thick. 3. Cool the prepared tamarind chutney at room temperature and then serve with any...

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Vegetable Tempura

Preparation time 20 mins | Serves 6-8 persons This vegetable tempura recipe is usually called “vegetable Pakora” in Pakistani cuisine. You may also add other vegetables in this tempura like onions and cabbage. Enjoy this vegetable tempura with ketchup or tamarind chutney. Ingredients: 3/4 cup graham flour1 tspn ted chili powder1/2 tspn turmeric powder1/2 tspn black pepper powder1 tspn cumin powderSalt to taste1/2 tspn baking soda1/4 cup spinach (shredded)1/4 cup spring onion (coarsely chopped)1/4 cup coriander leaves 9chopped)4-5 green chilies (chopped)1 cup cold waterOil for deep frying Amazon.com Widgets Procedure: 1. In a large mixing bowl, combine graham flour, all the vegetables, baking soda and water. Mix all of them together using you hands only until a thick batter would form. It would take 5 mins.2. Now add rest of the spices and mix evenly into the vegetable batter.3. Heat oil in a deep frying pan, pour the vegetable batter into oil in batches using hands or large spoon. The size of the tempura would be small ball of 2 inch. When tempura becomes brown in color, take them out from...

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Plum Chutney

Preparation time : 20 mins This is famous plum chutney from Pakistani cuisine. It is usually served with fried snacks, like nuggets, samosa, pakora, etc. You can also preserve this plum chutney for 2-3 months easily by following the step shown in the recipe. Ingredients: 250 gms dried plum (soak in 3 cup water for overnight) 1/2 cup sugar or to taste 1 tspn red chili powder 2 tbspn white vinegar Amazon.com Widgets Procedure: 1. Mash the soaked plum in the same water to get the pulp and take out all the seeds from the pulp. 2. In a sauce pan, add one more cup of water and let the mixture to boil on low flame. 3. After that add red chili powder, sugar and vinegar to the sauce and cook on medium heat so that all the sugar dissolve in the sauce and becomes thick like ketchup. it would take 10-15 minutes. 4. To preserve the plum sauce, let it cool at room temperature,then put the chutney in the jar and wrap a thin plastic or gelatin sheet on the top of the jar so that no air should enter into the jar. In the end, cover the jar tightly with its...

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Meal Ideas – Pizza Salad Meal Idea

Preparation time : 60 mins | Serves 6 persons This meal idea is of pizza salad meal but with a little difference. The pizza is somehow different from typical pizza as the dough is made from mashed potatoes and the seafood salad is served as a side dish. Chocolate banana dessert is served at the end of this meal and it is more likely to attract young folks towards this delicious meal. Main Dish: Potato Pizza Healthy pizza recipe made with mash potato. Side Dish: Seafood Salad Wonderful salad made of shrimp and vegetables. Dessert: Chocolate Bananas Delicious dessert for chocolate...

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Kitchen Knife Sharpener > Chefs Choice Knife Sharpener

[asa]B000CSK0DM[/asa] Features : – Perfect Kitchen Knife Sharpener with Diamond abrasive. – Most suitable for daily use by professionals and home cooks. – Ability to sharpen, steel and strop all kinds of knives from miniature sports knife to professional chef knife. – Works or serrated knives too. – Flexible stropping disc that is hardened to provide durability and longevity. – 3 Stage sharpening station for producing better results than factory sharpened knives. – Angular guides for placing knives at the perfect angle required for sharpening. – Has ON/OFF switch and stable feet to keep the station static when in use. – Comes with a complete instruction manual. – 3 year limited warranty – FREE shipping to U.S. – Buy Online. Detailed Description Have able to pay extra for sharpening knives after every few months is not the right way to go specially if month of your knives even cost less than what you pay for sharpening. This Chefs choice knife sharpener M130 will serve you as one of the best knife sharpener due to its powerful and effective 3-stage sharpening station. This toll is not only for professional chefs but will also be a great addition to your home kitchen appliance and will serve you for ever without wasting any further time any money to get your knives sharpened. Some of the handy features of this kitchen knife sharpener...

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Mexican Meatballs

Preparation time : 30 mins | Serves 30 meatballs This is Mexican meatballs recipe which is more spicy due to cayenne and Tabasco sauce. You have choice to use anyone and both gives great taste. The sauce used in this meatball recipe is also very spicy and enhances its flavor. It is usually served with boiled rice. Learn more delicious Mexican recipes from the book The Everything Mexican which contains over 300 fabulous recipes from Mexican Cuisine. Ingredients: 500 gm ground beef 1 egg 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs 1/2 tspn garlic powder Salt to taste 2 tbspn tabasco or cayenne pepper sauce 2 tbspn Worcestershire sauce 1 tbspn white vinegar 1 tbspn butter (melted) 1 tbspn cornstarch 1/2 cup water 2 tbspn ketchup <a href=”http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&#038;MarketPlace=US&#038;ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Feasyrecirecic-20%2F8001%2F7a969a06-4a40-457d-8552-ae41e13ed894&#038;Operation=NoScript”>Amazon.com Widgets</a>Procedure: 1. Preheat oven at 375 degree F. 2. In a mixing bowl, combine ground beef, egg, bread crumbs, garlic, salt, 1 tbspn tabasco and 1 tbspn Worcestershire sauce. Make small balls of meat. 3. In a baking pan place all these meatballs and bake for 15 minutes. 4. In saucepan, prepare a mixture of ketchup, water, vinegar, remaining tabasco and worcestershire sauce and simmer until it boils. 5. After that add cornstarch and stir until gets thick. 6. In the end, add baked meatballs and cook for 2-3 minutes...

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