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Beef Brisket Recipe

Ingredients:
1 fresh center cut beef brisket, about 6 pounds
1 large onion, sliced
12 whole cloves
1 bay leaf
1 clove of garlic chopped or sliced
12 peppercorns

Instructions:
Place brisket in a large pan/pot (designed for stove top cooking) and cover with water.

Add onion, garlic, cloves, peppercorns and bay leaf.

Bring to boil slowly. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer 3 to 3 1/2 hours or until meat is firm-tender, not falling apart.

Take the pan/pot off of the heat. Let meat cool in liquid. Take the meat out of the pan/pot. Trim off excess fat. Wrap in foil, refrigerate.

(Strain the liquid the meat was cooked in and save, as it makes a great beef stock for soup.)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F). Place meat in shallow pan. Slice part or all of it, while it is still cold. Cover meat with barbecue sauce.

Bake 45 minutes or until heated through, brushing occasionally with sauce. Heat extra sauce to serve with meat.

Serves 12-16.

Enjoy!


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Steamed Brussel Sprouts with Garlic Recipe

Ingredients:
15 Brussels sprouts
1/2 stick butter
1 tablespoon chopped garlic

Instructions:

Cut the Brussels sprouts in half lengthwise, so each half still has a stalk-bit to hold it together. Steam the sprouts for 10 minutes. Cut the stems off.

Melt 1/2 stick of butter in a saucepan and mix in the sprouts. Mix in the garlic. Cook for 2 minutes over low heat.

Serve warm.

Servings: 2


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Eggplant Pizza Recipe

Ingredients:
1 medium sized eggplant
6-8 slices cheese with pepperoni, mozzarella, etc.
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon oregano


Instructions:

Slice the eggplant lengthwise, about 1/2″ thick. (Use the rest of the eggplant for something else).

Grill for 4-5 minutes until eggplant slices become crispy. Put a sheet of cheese on each. When melted, sprinkle on basil and oregano. Serve warm.

Servings 3-4 depending on size of eggplant.


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Grilled Tofu with a Mediterranean Chopped Salad Recipe

Ingredients:
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
Freshly ground pepper to taste
14 ounces extra-firm tofu, preferably water-packed
Mediterranean Chopped Salad

Instructions:

Preheat grill.

Whisk lemon juice, oil, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Reserve 2 tablespoons of this mixture for basting.

Drain and rinse tofu; pat dry. Cut the block crosswise into eight 1/2-inch-thick slices and place in a shallow glass dish. Add remaining marinade and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or for up to 8 hours.

Meanwhile, make Mediterranean Chopped Salad.

Lightly oil the grill rack. Drain the tofu, discarding marinade. Grill the tofu over medium-high heat, basting occasionally with reserved lemon juice mixture, until lightly browned, 3 to 4 minutes per side

Serve immediately, topped with the salad.

Makes 4 servings


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Parmesan Fried Zucchini Recipe

Ingredients:
1 zucchini
1 egg
Parmesan cheese – grated
Oil for frying

Instructions:

Heat oil in a small skillet. Stir egg with yolk in a small bowl.

Pour grated parmesan cheese onto small plate. Slice zucchini and dip slices into egg, covering both sides. Lay the zucchini slices in the parmesan cheese and cover both sides.

Fry zucchini slices in oil until golden brown and crispy. Remove and place on paper towel to drain oil.

Serves one.


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Italian Peppers with Anchovy Recipe

Ingredients:
4 large red or yellow peppers
3 tablespoons olive oil
8 anchovy fillets, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 tablespoons chopped basil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon capers
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

Instructions:

Cut out the cores and seeds from the peppers. Cut peppers into 1/2-inch strips and trim away the white membranes.

Heat the oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add the pepper strips and cook 20 to 25 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently.

Add the remaining ingredients. Raise the heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid evaporates. Let cool. Serve at room temperature.

Serves 6.


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Stuffed Baked Tomatoes Recipe

Ingredients:
4 plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise
3 ounces shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (1/2 cup)
1/4 cup roughly chopped fresh basil leaves
2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 garlic clove, minced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Heat oven to 400° F.

Instructions:

Scoop out the inside of each tomato half with a melon baler and roughly chop the scooped pulp. Combine tomato pulp, mozzarella, basil, Parmesan, garlic, and a pinch of salt and pepper.

Place tomatoes, cut side up, on a baking sheet. Spoon in tomato mixture and bake until cheese is melted and lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Serve warm.

Serve it with chicken, steak, or fish.

Makes 4 servings


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Zucchini Spaghetti Recipe

Ingredients:
4 small zucchini
1/2 pound cooked italian sausage links, cut up
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper
1 large garlic clove, pressed
Several leaves of fresh basil, torn
1 cup diced tomatoes
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon oregano

Instructions:

Slice the unpeeled zucchini into ribbons, using a vegetable peeler and turning the squash as you go.

Put 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat; when warm, add the pressed garlic. Saute briefly, then add the tomatoes and oregano. Let the sauce simmer uncovered for a few minutes.

Meanwhile, heat the remaining tablespoon of oil in a skillet; when it’s hot, add the zucchini.

Stir for several minutes until the zucchini is soft and the edges are clear. Add salt and pepper to taste, then mix in the sauce. Add the sausage and stir well. Stir in the basil.

Scatter the Parmesan over the top.


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Broccoli and Sesame Seeds Recipe

Ingredients:
1 large head of broccoli
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/8 teaspoon crushed hot red pepper
¼ cup vegetable stock or water
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions:
Cut the broccoli into florets. Pare the stems and cut them crosswise into thin slices.

Heat a large frying pan or wok over medium heat. Add the sesame seeds and cook, stirring almost constantly, about 1–2 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

Add the oil, soy sauce, and hot pepper to the pan and stir combine. Add the broccoli and stir-fry for about 2 minutes.

Pour in the vegetable stock (or water) and cover. Cook for about 2 minutes longer, or until crisp-tender. Stir in the sesame seeds and season with salt and pepper. Serve hot.


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Asparagus Recipe

Ingredients:
1 bunch of medium sized asparagus, about 1 lb
2 tablespoons of the most exquisite extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon lemon zest – freshly grated lemon rind
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions:
Prepare the asparagus by rinsing them thoroughly, break off any tough, white bottoms and discard. Cut into 1 to 2 inch sections, slicing the asparagus at a slight diagonal.

Fill a medium sized saucepan half way with water, bring to a boil. Add the asparagus and reduce heat slightly to a simmer. Parboil the asparagus for exactly 2 minutes. Drain the hot water.

While the asparagus are still hot, toss them in a bowl with the olive oil, Parmesan, and lemon rind. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm or room temperature.


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