free recipes
ChickenBeefCrock PotPorkDessertSeafoodGrilling
Home · About Us · Privacy · Contact Us


Chicken Recipes
Beef Recipes
Crockpot Recipes
Pork Recipes
Dessert Recipes
Seafood Recipes
Grilling Recipes

Quicker Baked Potato

Try this method for speeding up the potato baking process (for a better texture than those that you microwave). Pre-heat the oven to 400. Place the potato in boiling water for 10 minutes. Bake for 30 minutes. This will cut the cooking time in half.

 

Anise Molasses Brisket Braised In A Wok


beef, chinese

1 small eggplant
2 lb beef brisket, trimmed of excess fat
2 tablespoon peanut oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
6 star anise
3 tablespoon soy sauce
1/4 cup dry sherry
2 cup beef broth
3 tablespoon dark molasses
1 salt and pepper, to taste
8 dried black fungus (tree ears)
1 tomato, finely chopped
4 scallions, sliced
1 teaspoon asian sesame oil

Here, beef brisket takes on an Asian flare. Slices of meat are braised in an aromatic stock seasoned with star anise, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, red pepper and dark molasses. As a final step, pureed eggplant is stirred in, for flavor and thickening. Pierce the eggplant several times with the tines of a fork. Place in a preheated 400F oven and roast for 3 minutes, or until shriveled and soft. Set aside. Slice the brisket against the grain into 1/4-inch thick slices. Heat the oil in a large wok or large deep skillet. When it begins to smoke, add half of the beef and cook, stirring, until browned. Remove and set aside. Add remaining beef, and cook, stirring until browned. Remove and set aside. Add the onion, ginger, garlic, crushed pepper, star anise and soy sauce to wok and stir-fry for 10 seconds. Return beef to wok, along with the sherry, broth and molasses. Stir to blend and season with salt and pepper. Cover and simmer over low beat for 50 minutes to 1 hour, until the beef is tender. While beef is cooking, soak fungus in hot water to cover. When swelled and softened, drain and rinse well; set aside. Cut the stem end from the cooked eggplant. Split in half lengthwise and scoop the flesh into a food processor or blender. Puree. Add eggplant, drained fungus and tomatoes to beef and cook for 5 minutes longer. Stir in scallions and drizzle with sesame oil. Serve with rice, if desired. Serves 4. PER SERVING: 445 calories, 38 g protein, 27 g carbohydrate, 19 g fat (5 g saturated), 93 mg cholesterol, 916 mg sodium, 6 g fiber. From an article Andrew Schloss in the San Francisco Chronicle, 11/18/92. Posted by Stephen Ceideberg; February 23 1993.