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Ribs and Coleslaw

4 Feb

Baby Back Ribs (1 or 2 racks)

Barbeque sauce (1 1/2 cups)

Salt and Pepper 


Apply salt and pepper to the meat. Add sauce liberally on both sides. Use a little oil in open pan or large dish and cook for about two  minutes on each side to get a brown color. Take the ribs out and place in a baking pan.  Bake in 375 degree oven for about 45 minutes to an hour. Serve with coleslaw.

Coleslaw recipe

Cabbage (2 cups)

Carrot (1 cup)

Mayonaise (1 cup)

Sour cream (1/2 cup)

Salt and Pepper (1/2 tsp each)

Sugar or honey(1 tsp)


Grate or shred cabbage and carrot. Mix in a big bowl. Add salt, pepper. Mix mayonnaise sour cream and sugar in a different bowl with a egg whisk or fork. Add to shredded cabbage and mix again. Taste – add more sugar or salt if necessary.










Chicken with Zuchini

28 Oct

Chicken (breast)

Onion (half)

Green bell Peppers (half)

Zuchini (1)

ImagePepper (ground)

Cumin (1 tsp)

Corriander (1.4 tsP)

Red Pepper Flakes (1 tbsp)

Salt (1/4 tsp)


Add about 1 tablespoon of oil to pan. DIce or cut vegetables and chicken pieces to bite size. Add the spices and salt to the meat and vegetables. Place altogether in the pan, on medium high heat and lower after about two minutes. Stir chicken and vegetables around the pan for at least five to ten minutes until cooked fully.  Serve with pasta or rice.


Ox Tail Soup

15 Oct

Ox Tails (4 – 5 pcs)

Tomato puree (or 1 can sauce)


Onion (small)

Carrots (1)

Potato (1)

Spinach (optional)

Chicken stock 


Fry or roast ox tail on medium low heat in pressure cooker using very little oil. Add 4 cups of chicken stock or until meat is covered and tomato sauce. Cover the pressure cooker and start with medium high heat. Lower to medium low after a few whistles. Vegetables can be cooked separately to avoid overcooking. Cook meat for at least 45 min to hour. After cooling, do not cover. Add in pasta shells and vegetables and bring to another boil. 

Butter Chicken

2 Oct

Let’s call it butter Chicken.  That was the intention and the ready mix spice packet I used for this dish is titled “Butter Chicken”. This is how I prepared it:

Chicken Breast – cubed/cut into 1 inch pieces

ImageButter (1 tblsp.)

Butter Chicken spice mix (Shah)

Yogurt (1 cup)

Tomato Paste (1 tblsp.)

Salt (to taste)


Fry chicken pieces using butter in a open pan over low to medium heat for about five minutes. Add the spice mix (half packet). Beat yogurt and add to pan with 1 cup water, tomato paste and salt. Bring to boil. Cook for about 10 – 15 minutes.


Pork with Parboiled Rice

20 Sep


Pork (2 pounds)

Tomato Paste or puree (1 can)

 Coriander Seeds (ground) 11/2 tablespoon

Cumin Seeds 1 tsp.

Red pepper powder (1 or 2 tbsp)

Black Pepper crushed (1/2 tsp.)

Cinnamon Stick 1 inch 

Black Cloves whole (4)

Garlic/Ginger paste (2 tblsp.)

Green Thai or any variety of chilly (2)

Salt (for tasting)

Vinegar (2 tbsp.)

Onion (1 medium)

Potatoes or beans (optional)


Cut into large pieces and add salt to meat . Place in lightly oiled pressure cooker. Let it brown on both sides. Add rest of the ingredients starting with minced onion and spices.


Add water enough water to cover up meat, close tightly and put lid on. Let meat cook for about 30 minutes average (8 whistles). Add vinegar after pressure cooking meat. If theres too much liquid, bring to another boil after adding tomato paste, more spice/salt mix .