You are here: Recipes It > Recipes > Preparing food



Yellow-brown, brown and black plantains can be peeled as you would a banana, but it is almost impossible to peel green and yellow plantains. Cut their skin off with a sharp knife.Slice plantains, with the skin attached, on a diagonal into 3/4-inch rounds (or another length as indicated in your recipe). Peel the plantain rounds, one by one, by placing them on a cutting board, then starting with one side of a plantain round, cut away the peel with a paring knife. Rotate and slice the skin off the other sides until the plantain round is completely peeled.


Also see ...

! webbot bot="Include" U Include="../_includes/top.html" TAG="BODY" startspan ! Casale Media 2004 (C) ! Ad Format: Pop Under ! Domain(s): script language="Javascript"! var d=new Date();var r=(d.getTime()%8673806982)+Math.random();var u=escape(window (Upload by user)

Pots uCazuelas/uCazuelas are glazed or unglazed Mexican pots which are used for long, slow cooking. There may be concern about the lead content of the glazes. It is preferable to buy glazed cazuelas from reputable dealers. The unglazed pots are NOT safe. (Upload by user)

Prickly pear
Prickly PearWhile wearing gloves, carefully remove spikes by cutting off the ends and peeling the fruit. To use for sorbets and other uses, the pulp should be pur?ed and strained. They can be found at the market from September through December. (Upload by user)

Pumpkin seeds
Pumpkin SeedsuTo Oven Toast/uSpread them in a single layer in an ungreased pan. Bake at 350?F for 13 to 15 minutes, stirring and checking frequently.uTo Skillet Toast/uHeat a skillet over medium heat and toast the pumpkin seeds, stirring often. They will pop (Upload by user)

Queso fresco
Queso FrescoFeta cheese can be reasonably substituted for this cheese. (Upload by user)

Banana leaves
Banana LeavesuPreparing for Wrapping/uTo prepare banana leaves for wrapping, cut them into pieces large enough to wrap the piece of meat or poultry you will be cooking. Simmer them in hot water to cover for 15 minutes to make them pliable. They are frustrating to work with sin (Upload by user)

RajasChar and peel the chiles, then cut them into strips about 1/2 inch wide and 2 inches long. (Upload by user)

Refried beans
Refried BeansRemove beans from the juice they have been cooked in and mash them with a potato masher, leaving some unmashed. Cook them in a cast iron skillet with some bacon grease. Season with garlic and salt and pepper to taste.To make canned refried beans extra special, add abo (Upload by user)

RistrasDark red chiles that have been dried and strung together with thread, they are completely edible as long as they are not sprayed with insecticide. Never ship them in plastic. They may rot or become infested with insects. (Upload by user)

Roma tomatoes
Roma TomatoesDo not refrigerate as they will lose their flavor.They are excellent in salsa. (Upload by user)

Self-rising flour
Self Rising FlourTo make, add 1 teaspoon baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt to each cup of flour called for in the recipe. (Upload by user)
TAG: flour, rising, ,

Boston Cookies
Boston Cookies
Fresh Lumpia
Fresh Lumpia
Hawaiian Dream Cake
Hawaiian Dream Cake
Shredded meat
Shredded MeatBasic method is to cut meat into large pieces, then cover it with water. Add salt, onion, garlic and peppercorns, then simmer until it is just tender. Let the meat cool off in the broth. Drain and shred. (Upload by user)
TAG: shredded, ,

Sierra cheese
Sierra CheeseRomano or Parmesan cheese can be substituted. (Upload by user)
TAG: cheese, sierra, ,

Squash blossoms
Squash BlossomsThey are extremely perishable, so use them the day they are picked. The squash blossoms called for in Southwestern recipes come from winter squash, not zucchini. (Upload by user)
TAG: squash, blossoms, ,

StockPreheat oven to about 400 degrees F. Put cleaned beef, chicken or fish into a large baking pot. Add any fresh vegetables you care to, including carrot tops, if desired. Carrots, celery, and bell peppers are good to use. Onions do not need to be peeled. Place in the oven and brown fo (Upload by user)
TAG: stock, vegetables, chicken, ,

BeansuCooking Dried Beans/uBefore cooking dried beans, rinse them well and pick them over for stones or inferior beans.If more water is needed when cooking beans, always add very hot or boiling water as cold water will discolor the beans.More flavor can be obtain (Upload by user)
TAG: beans, water, ,

TAG: plantains, plantain, ,
Permalink--> In : Recipes  -  Preparing food