These spicy meatballs are loved by all, the fish sauce is a true background ingredient, but can be omitted if desired
Grilled Spicy Pork Meatballs with Nuoc Cham
Soak skewers if using wooden ones.
Finely grate ginger and 4 garlic cloves into medium bowl.
add salt, 1/2 cup cilantro, 1/4 chili paste, 1 dash XXX sauce, 2 Tbsp fish sauce, and 2 tsp sugar
Add pork and mix well with your hands
Form pork mixture into 20 oblong shaped balls.
Let chill 15 min
Place 2 balls onto each pair of skewers.
grill until charred and just cooked through.
remove to pan and cover with foil for sauce whisk lime juice, 1 Tbsp cilantro, 2 tsp chili past,1 dash XXX sauce, 2 Tbsp fish sauce, 2 tsp sugar, and 2 Tbsp warm water
grate remaining garlic clove int Nuoc Cahm and stir
This classic soup is made with fresh vegetables and seasonings to take you back to France.
French Country Chicken Soup
Assemble ingredients. Don't forget the carrots.
Remove skin and fat from chicken.
Pour broth into pot, whisk in Dijon mustard and seasonings.
Add chicken, potatos, celery, leeks, and shallots.
Cover mixture and cook until chicken is tender.
Remove chicken to cutting board, and debone it, then cut chicken into chunks
Stir back into the soup
serve with fresh french bread cubes or garnish of your choice
This Dish is reminiscent of a dish I ordered many years ago in a fine French Restaurant in Quebec.
I remember calling it Shrimp Proffa Sally: I was a little kid after all. It looked so good but….. I couldn’t stand garlic, and would not eat one bit of if after I tasted the garlic.
Now I love this dish and This is pretty close to the original, only better with the Lemoncello® Sauce.
You can do the same thing with sea scallops.
Shrimp Provencial with Lemoncello®
:note the garlic cloves are not pictured
In large skillet over medium high heat melt clarified butter and add 2 tbsp. olive oil.
Season shrimp with salt and pepper.
add to the skillet and cook till lightly browned around edges, about 2 min..
Add garlic and stir well while cooking
chop green ingredients:parsley, basil, cilantro
Add remaining 2 tbsp olive oil to pan,along with tomato paste and capers.
mix well add the lemon juice and the parsley, basil and cilantro.
cook over low heat until shrimp are cooked through and sauce thickens 4-5 min.
Transfer shrimp to serving plate and spoon some sauce over them put a drop of Lemoncello® on each shrimp.
Serve with rice or crusty French bread.
This savory condiment has an intense Umami flavor.
Condiments like this have been enjoyed in Europe and Asia for centuries.
It works well for soups, stews and gravies. This can be your new secret weapon when a dish needs a flavorful punch.
In a non-reactive bowl place mushrooms in layers and sprinkle with salt.
Cover mixture with cling wrap, and leave in a cool place for 24 hrs.
Stir mixture and press it down with wooden spoon as it macerates.
Put the dried porcini into a small bowl and pour about 250 ml bowling water over them let them soak for an hour.
Scoop porcini out with slotted spoon.
Line sieve with muslin and strain liquid through it into a pan.
Put sliced mushrooms and their liquid into pan.
Add Porcini, and rest of ingredients including spice bag.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 1 1/2 hours, stirring until mixture becomes very thick.
Remove spice bag, blend mushroom mixture in bender until very smooth, in batches if necessary.
Return to boil and simmer 5 minutes.
Pour into sterilized bottles and seal
Allow flovor to mature for a week before using