Rabu, 01 April 2015

Only An April Fool Wouldn’t Try This Pasta Primavera

Every once in a while I get an urge to remind you about some previously posted, seasonally appropriate video recipe. Today, it was seeing an old photo of our pasta primavera that inspired my need to re-feed.

Many of our fresher (greener?) viewers may not have seen this classic springtime pasta before, and if that’s the case, run, don’t walk, to the nearest farmer’s market, fill a basket with fresh green veggies, and get cooking. You can click here to read the original blog post, and get all the ingredient amounts. Enjoy!

Next Up: Blueberry Pancakes

Selasa, 31 Maret 2015

Black Lentil Soup – Always Bet on Black

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with green lentil soup, but once you start making it with black “beluga” lentils, you’ll have a hard time going back. These black beauties cook up melt-in-your-mouth tender, but still retain their structural integrity, which gives the soup both a thick, satisfying body, and a light, non-starchy mouthfeel.

The flavor is wonderfully meaty, especially when you toss in a handful of bacon, and they require absolutely no finesse to prepare perfectly. Just simmer until you have achieved lentil tenderness, adding broth as needed. That’s pretty much it.

I’m told black lentils are really good for you, which is weird, since I’ve never asked anybody. Nevertheless, this is a soup you can feel good about putting into your body, unlike that “Bacon JalapeƱo Popper Chowder” recipe you got off Pinterest. We’re still right in the middle of soup season, so the next time you feel like a hot bowl, I hope you give this black lentil soup a try. Enjoy!

Ingredients for 4 large portions:
2 tsp vegetable oil
4 oz bacon
1 cup yellow onion, large dice
1 cup carrots, large dice
1 cup celery, large dice
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp dried thyme
salt and pepper to taste
cayenne to taste
1 1/4 cup black lentils
5 to 6 cups chicken broth, or as needed
1 bay leaf
1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley
1 tsp extra good extra virgin olive oil

Senin, 30 Maret 2015

Resep - Cara Membuat Lemper Ayam

Resep Lemper Ayam - Lemper termasuk makanan yang berasal dari ketan dan seringnya mempunyai isi abon ataupun daging ayam cicncang dibungkus daun pisang.

Makanan ini populer di seantero Indonesia menjadi pengganjal perut menjelang makan utama. Pengolahan lemper meliputi menyiapkan daging ayam cincang memasak ketan layaknya menanak nasi. Berikutnya daging ayam cincang dibalut nasi ketan

Resep - Cara Membuat Lasagna Khas Italia

Lasagna atau disebut juga dengan Lasagne merupakan makanan sejenis pasta panggang dan termasuk makanan tradisional dari negeri Italia. Lasagna menurut arti katanya ialah lasagne yang diisi dengan daging. Namun Lasagna pun boleh diisi dengan isian lain misalnya daging, sayur, daging ayam, ikan laut dsb menurut selera. Kulit Lasagna diolah dari tepung terigu yang kemudian diberikan bahan isian

Next Up: Black Lentil Soup

Coconut Milk Rice Pudding with Fresh Mango – I Don’t Like Rice Pudding, But I Love This!

I’m not a big fan of rice pudding, but curiosity got the best of me, and I needed to find out how much better/different a version would be that used Arborio rice, and the same basic technique as a savory risotto. 

In addition to trying out a new cooking method, I also wanted to sneak in some coconut milk for a little tropical twist, and I’m happy to report great success on both fronts. The Arborio produced a wonderfully creamy texture, and unlike tradition long-grain rice pudding, the grains of rice maintained a certain textural integrity, instead of just disappearing into one big, starchy mass.

The coconut milk gave the pudding another layer of subtle sweetness, and also inspired the fresh mango garnish, which really elevated these bowls of comforting goodness. Of course the mango is optional, and you’re welcome to take your chances with raisins, preferably golden ones. If desired, those can be added at the same time as the sugar and salt.

Speaking of bowls, I generally don’t make dessert for three (except this one time, at band camp…), but I had some new porcelain ones I wanted to use, and didn’t bother to check the volume before ladling in the sweet porridge.

Despite my “odd” yield, you should get four nicely sized portions from the amounts below. And yes, if you can’t find coconut milk (which you can), simply use all milk. I hope you give this coconut milk rice pudding a try soon. Enjoy!

Ingredients for 4 portions:
1 tbsp butter
1/3 cup Arborio rice (Note: I haven’t tested this recipe using regular rice, so no idea if that will work here. My instincts tell me, not nearly as well)
1 cup coconut milk
2 3/4 to 3 cups milk, or as needed
1/4 cup white sugar
1/8 tsp vanilla
salt to taste
1 egg yolk, beaten with 2 tbsp milk
For the garnish:
1/4 cup finely diced mango
pinch of Chinese 5-Spice

View the complete recipe

Tastes and Smells Like Easter

For those of you that celebrate, I hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend. And even if you're not a true believer, you may still score a chocolate bunny or marshmallow chicken, so you've got that going for you. Speaking of Easter edibles, for me there's one signature taste and smell that rises above all others; anise-scented Easter bread! 

Below you'll see my family's recipe for Italian Easter bread, and if you've never experienced this aromatic, and very addictive sweet bread before, I highly recommend you "rise" from the couch, and give it a try. You can read the original post and get the ingredients here. Enjoy!

10 Aneka Resep Menu Masakan Rumahan Sederhana Indonesia Sehari-hari

Resep Masakan Sederhana - Halo koki dapur lintasresep. Kali ini lintasresep akan berbagi Resep Masakan Indonesia sehari-hari. Negeri kita ini yaitu Indonesia merupakan negeri yang kaya akan Wisata Kulinernya. Bukan hanya lezat, akan tetapi masakan negeri ini sangant-sangat begizi. Diantaranya adalah Tempe, Tahu, dan Masakan Sederhana namun memiliki kualitas mewah.

Aneka Resep Menu Masakan

Minggu, 29 Maret 2015

Resep - Cara Membuat Lapis Surabaya

Resep Lapis Surabaya - Kue tradisional yang berasal dari tiap-tiap daerah di Indonesia memang banyak, satu diantaranya adalah kue lapis Surabaya. Kendati kue lapis ini adalah salah satu buah tangan khas Surabaya, akan tetapi saat ini sudah terkenal sampai ke sejumlah daerah lain di Indonesia. Lapis surabaya terkenal enak dengan tekstur yang lembut, begitu enak di lidah sehingga pas menjadi menu