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Tuna Steak with Green Olive Salsa and Roasted Peppers

Tuna Steak with Green Olive Salsa & Roasted Peppers

This steak can be a grilled tuna steak or a broiled tuna steak

For the Tuna:

1 pound of fresh tuna, about 1/2 inch thick

1 T. fresh lemon juice

Splash of olive oil

1 T. minced fresh savory or 1 tsp. dried

1 tsp sesame seeds

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Spice it Up – It’s Cinco de Mayo!

Hi, I’m Jan Ashby  jan ashby

Today’s post is for Cinco di Mayo celebrations.  I have gone and located a really special Carnitas recipe which involves the use of milk (a vital component). The recipe calls for four to six lbs of Boston butt or Pork Shoulder – the cut of meat is important, so don’t substitute.  Additionally, the recipe calls for garlic cloves – and you may use minced garlic, if you are accustomed to making this kind of substitution.

This particular recipe is taken from Google Books – it is Bruce Aidells recipe, and is originally from The Complete Meat Cookbook

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Cooking Prime Rib using Quality Cooking Equipment

How to Select and Prepare Prime Rib Using Quality Cooking Equipment


Cooking Prime Rib      prime-rib-prep

Cooking prime rib is similar to cooking other cuts of beef, but with much better flavor than regular roast. Individuals want to begin by making sure that the prime rib is at room temperature before placing it in the oven. You should allow two hours. Skip this step and it will take longer to cook. Then you will want to trim excess fat off the prime rib; however, leave a thin layer of fat in order for it to baste itself –about 1/2 inch. Next, you will want to pat the rib roast dry.

There are a variety of ways to inject flavor into your prime rib. One method is to cut slits into the meat — about 1/2 inch deep — then rub your chosen spices into the meat. Then sprinkle some coarse black pepper, sea salt, and garlic powder over the beef.

Marinades, Flavor Injectors and Quality Cooking Equipment

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Easy Tricks for Finding Recipes

So, what is for dinner? Do you know? Sometimes it’s fun to shake things up a bit. If you find yourself cooking the same things all the time, it could be that you need try something new, you just don’t realize it.

You can look for ways to inspire yourself when you feel that cooking is a Chore, or a bore.  There are so many wonderful meal-planning sites, such as Blue Apron – which gives you Meal ideas, yes, but also delivers the fresh ingredients to your door; you then prepare the meal (about 35 min. on average), with Blue Apron’s recipe card instructions. 


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Meat Book

My favorite cookbook is “The Complete Meat Cookbook”..
Here are my reasons:

1. It contains not only delectable recipes, but also colorful cooking stories
2. The recipes are delicious – I have tried half a dozen ..such as carnitas and pork arista — mmm good
3. Focus on dry rubs and marinades is extensive
4. It has many facets; it covers broiling, stir-frying, pan-broiling, sauteing, panfrying, grilling, barbecuing, oven roasting, braising and stewing, wet basting, poaching, steaming, and pressure cooking.

Written by Bruce Aidells, who is an excellent chef it may be found here –> The Complete Meat Cookbook

Note: This author and chef has a second book called “The Complete Book of Pork” –> The Complete Book of Pork, a guide on buying, storing and cooking Pork.

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