1 1/2 lbs flank or round steak cut into thin strips
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. ginger
1/4 t. sugar
1/4 c. soy sauce
2 green peppers cut into large chunks
1 lb. fresh bean sprouts
1 medium onion, sliced
4 medium sized tomatoes, quartered
2 T. cornstarch
1 c. beef broth
Heat oil in wok or large frying pan. Add meat, garlic, salt, pepper, ginger and sugar; stir-fry until beef is no longer pink. Move meat from center of skillet; add soy sauce, green pepper and onion. Cook, covered about 3 minutes. Move food from center of wok and add tomatoes and bean sprouts; cook 3 more minutes. Make a smooth mixture of cornstarch and broth; add to hot mixture. Stir gently until thickened. Service over hot white rice.
Our supply of tomatoes continues to occupy our kitchen window sill. A friend at work gave me this recipe after we discussing all the different things we do with tomatoes. It’s a nice easy way to use up the smaller ones that seem to be all that is left now…and is also very tasty.
Meg Guncik – who got from New York Times
1 ½ lb good ripe tomatoes (Roma are best), cored and coarsely chopped.
1 cup sugar
2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
1 Tbsp fresh grated or minced ginger
1 tsp. ground cumin
¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. salt
1 jalapeno or other pepper(s), stemmed, seeded and minced (or red pepper flakes or cayenne to taste)
1. Combine all ingredients in a heavy saucepan. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring often.
2. Reduce heat to simmer, stirring occasionally, until mixture has consistency of thick jam, @ 1 hour, 15 minutes.
3. Taste and adjust seasoning, then cool and refrigerate until ready to use. Will keep at least a week.
My Roma tomatoes were so small, I didn’t bother to core them, but I did coarsely chop them.
I usually double this recipe and end up with 2-3 small/medium sized jars.
If you want, after cooking for the hour and 15 min, you can run the mixture through a strainer to get rid of any skins and/or cores. I did not do that – I used an immersion blender and made it smooth that way.
A few times, I needed to cook it longer to continue to reduce it to the right thickness.
I think it keeps longer than a week. It’s very good on melba toast or water crackers -it’s not necessarily a breakfast-type jam.
The ingredients in the refrigerator last night led me to this simple and very tasty pasta recipe. Roasted tomatoes are wonderful and the goat cheese made it nice and creamy. Grace announced that this is now her favorite pasta.
Below is the recipe that I followed pretty much as is except I cooked the tomatoes at 300 degrees for about an hour and they were perfect. I also used a different kind of pasta and didn’t have too much basil yet so used a bit of parsley, basil and oregano from the garden.
Pasta with Slow Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Goat Cheese
Sara Moulton, Sara Moulton Cooks at Home
2 pounds red and yellow cherry tomatoes
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 pound penne
6 ounces fresh goat cheese
1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves, torn into pieces
Additional kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F.
Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Halve each tomato and place cut side up in 1 flat layer on the baking sheets. Drizzle the tomatoes with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and sprinkle on the salt. Roast until the tomatoes are dried around the edges but still moist, about 2 hours.
Crumble the goat cheese into large chunks and refrigerate until ready to serve the pasta.
Cook the pasta in salted boiling water according to the package directions. Remove 1 cup of the cooking liquid and reserve. Drain the pasta well and return to the pot. Add the tomatoes, goat cheese,basil, reserved cooking liquid, and remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil. Toss well and season with salt and pepper. Serve warm.
½ lb. spinach, washed well and chopped (about 2 cups)
½ t. low salt alternative
16 oz. (2 cups) low-fat cottage cheese
4 oz. part-skim mozzarella, shredded (about 1 cup)
3 T. grated Parmesan
¼ cup chopped fresh parsley or 1 T. dried
¼ t. freshly ground black pepper
¼ t. salt, if desired
3 cups tomato sauce (homemade or canned)
8 oz. lasagna noodles, cooked al dente
In a large skillet, sauté the onion, garlic, and mushrooms in sherry and butter until the vegetables are soft.
Add the chopped broccoli, spinach, and salt. Stir to combine the ingredients, reduce the heat, cover the skillet, and simmer the mixture for about 5 minutes or until the broccoli is tender-crisp.
In a medium bowl, combine the cottage cheese, mozzarella, Parmesan, parsley, eggs, pepper, and salt.
In a baking pan approximately 13 x 9 x 2 inches, spread ½ cup of tomato sauce on bottom. Layer the lasagna ingredients as follows: Arrange three strips of lasagna noodles on the bottom. Spread half of the cheese mixture on noodles, then half of the vegetable mixture, and 1 cup of the tomato sauce. Repeat, starting from the noodles. End with a layer of noodles topped with the remaining ½ cup of tomato sauce. Sprinkle the top of the lasagna with additional Parmesan, if desired.
Bake the lasagna at 375 for 25 minutes. Let it stand for about 10 minutes before serving it.
Cook shells according to package directions. Mix the cheeses and spinach together and stuff the shells. Arrange in an oiled baking dish; pour Ragu over noodles. Bake at 350 for ½ hour.
2 boxes frozen spinach
½ cup butter
2 T. flour
1 clove garlic, minced
1 pint heavy cream
salt and pepper
Cook spinach and drain VERY well. Melt butter in frying pan and sauté garlic. Stir in flour, add spinach and gradually add cream. Cook over low heat for approximately 10 minutes, stirring often. Season to taste.
In a small saucepan melt the butter. Whisk in the tomato paste and cream. Add sage, paprika, a little salt to taste, and 4 T. of cheese. Heat but do not bring to a boil. Makes enough for 1 lb. of pasta. Pour over freshly cooked pasta and serve with the bowl of cheese on the side.