Monthly Archives: February 2017

Cajun meat hand pies

Makes 8

  1. 2-1/2 cup + 1tb flour
  2. 4tsp fresh thyme
  3. 1/2tb salt
  4. 1/2tsp baking powder
  5. 4tb butter, cubed and frozen for 30 minutes
  6. 4tb lard, duck fat or shortening, divided into tbs and frozen for 30 minutes
  7. 5tb whole milk
  8. 2 eggs
  9. 1/2 cup onion
  10. 1/3 cup red bell pepper
  11. 1/3 cup green bell pepper
  12. 4tb celery
  13. 1tb garlic
  14. 1tsp paprika
  15. 1tsp dried thyme
  16. 1/4tsp cayenne
  17. 1lb ground pork or beef
  18. 1/2 cup diced sweet potato, blanched for 1 minute
  19. 1/2 cup peas
  20. 2tb bourbon
  21. 1tb maple syrup
  22. 4tb stock
  23. 4tb scallions
  24. 2-1/2 cups peanut oil (optional)
  • Combine all but 1tb flour with 2-4. Process with 5-6 until texture resembles coarse meal. Mix milk with 1 egg and slowly work into dough with a fork until it just starts to come together. Knead, wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
  • Roll dough out to 1/8in. Cut out into 4in rounds. Cover and chill while making filling.
  • Cook 9-12 for 5 minutes. Add 13-16 for 1 minute. Add pork for 5 minutes. Add 18-19 and remaining flour for 1 minute. Add 20-22 and simmer until thickened. Remove from heat and add scallions.
  • Fill pies with 2-3tb filling. Brush with remaining egg. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes, or heat oil to 375 degrees in a 10in skillet and fry in 2 batches for 3-5 minutes per side.

Scallion kimchi

Makes 2 cups

  1. 1 bunch scallions, cut into 3in pieces
  2. 2tsp salt
  3. 1 clove garlic
  4. 4tb gochugaru
  5. 1tb brown sugar
  6. 1tb ginger
  7. 1tb sesame oil
  8. 1tb sesame seeds
  9. 1tb fish sauce
  10. 1tb rice vinegar
  • Toss 1-2 and rest for 10 minutes. Toss with remaining ingredients, cover and leave out at room temperature for 1-3 days. Transfer to fridge. Lasts 1 month.

Goan fish curry

Serves 4

  1. 1 onion, diced
  2. 4tsp coriander seeds, toasted and crushed
  3. 1tsp cumin seeds, toasted and crushed
  4. 1tsp salt
  5. 1tsp tumeric
  6. 1/2tsp paprika
  7. 1/2tsp cayenne
  8. 3/4in ginger
  9. 4 cloves garlic
  10. 1 plum tomato, diced
  11. 1 can coconut milk
  12. 1tb brown sugar
  13. Juice of 1 lime
  14. 1 jalapeƱo, deseeded and sliced
  15. 1lb whitefish, cut into 1in pieces
  16. 4tb cilantro
  • Cook onion for 5 minutes. Add 2-9 for 2 minutes.
  • Add tomato for 5 minutes. Add 10-14 and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add fish and simmer for 5 minutes. Add cilantro and serve.