Tag Archives: Beef

沙茶羊肉炒空心菜 Stir Fried Lamb with Water Spinach

沙茶羊肉炒空心菜 (sha cha yang rou chao kong xin cai) Lamb stir fried with water spinach and seasoned with Taiwanese barbecue sauce would be the long and most informative title of this dish, but let us just call it Stir Fried … Continue reading

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(Chili Pulp) Chili Con Carne w/ Beans

Chili is a simple food with a long history in the Americas. Seems the Cholulan Indians had the chili pots on the fire just waiting for the conquistadors to furnish the meat, if only history had turned out differently. Being … Continue reading

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New England Boiled Dinner and a Boiled Cake

Essentially corned beef  served with a greater array of vegetables. Like its English and Irish relatives (boiled beef & carrots and corned beef & cabbage) New England Boiled Dinner makes use of a cured, cheap cut of beef simmered until … Continue reading

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麻婆豆腐 MaPo DouFu

I sometimes see Mapo Doufu on menus in American Chinese restaurants, but it is so easy (and ridiculously cheap) to make I cant imagine ordering it. This classic of Sichuan cuisine (川菜) combines the heat of chilies, the numbing of … Continue reading

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水煮牛肉 Boiled Beef (with Chilies)

你吃辣嗎? This is, or at least can be, a blindingly hot dish, but you would not know it from the title, “Water Boiled Beef.” Sounds so benign, no hint of spice/heat, except that the dish is from Sichuan 四川, so … Continue reading

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黑胡椒牛柳 Black Pepper Stir Fried Beef….uh sticks

Ah, the marriage of a European vegetable, a Mediterranean bulb, a Middle Eastern root, and an Indian spice. All done up as a perfect simple stir fry. It is like the Silk Road on a plate. I love this dish, … Continue reading

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