Dal is a simple lentil curry with limitless variations
Heat clarified butter in large pot on medium heat.
Add onions and cook till just wilted.
Add garlic, jalapeno, cumin, lentils, ginger, curry powder, salt, pepper, sugar and bay leaf. Saute for 1 to 2 minutes until fragrant.
Add the tomatoes and deglaze pan with the vinegar.
Add the chicken stock, bring to a boil and then lower to a simmer and cook until lentils are tender, stirring occasionally.
Taste and adjust seasoning with additional cumin, salt, pepper, sugar
This Oyster Dressing is almost like a savory oyster bread pudding with the addition of the Black Nocino® pepper sauce
Creole Oyster Dressing Black Nocino®
In a small bowl make seasoning mix
drain oysters measure water.
add cold water to equal 1 cup
set aside in refrigerator.
preheat oven to 350F
chop all ingredients
1) bell pepper, onions, celery, and green onion bottoms
3) green onion tops, and parsley
4) spice mix
melt 4 Tbsp butter over med high heat.
Add 1/2 of bell pepper mixture.
Saute till brown. 8 minutes.
Add garlic to skillet, 2 teaspoons of seasoning mix, and 1 tsp Black Nocino®
Lower heat to medium and cook 5 minutes.
Add remaining 1/2 of bell pepper mixture., 4 Tbsp butter and Bay leaves.
Cook mixture for 10 minutes.
Stir in reserved oyster liquid, and cook over high heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Stir in remaining seasoning 1 tsp Black Nocino®, and enough bread crumbs to make a moist but not runny dressing.
Remove from heat.
Remove and discard bay leaves.
Stir in green onion mixture.
Stir in drained oysters.
Gently spoon dressing mixture into 8x8x2 inch baking dish.
Bake uncovered 30 minutes
Great light fare for summertime menu
In large mixing bowl, pour water over cracked wheat.
Let mixture stand 20 minutes to allow wheat to become soft.
Add the chopped herbs and vegetables to bowl and toss to mix.
Combine oil, lime juice, salt, peppermolases, and pepper sauces in a bowl. Mix well.
Add to wheat mixture, mix well.
Chill and serve.