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Posts by Salvador Mollys

Baked Chile Rellenos (gluten-free!)

Serves 4 4-6 large, fresh poblano chiles 10 oz white semi-soft cheeses – we like a mix of smoked whole milk mozzarella, fontina and queso fresco, equal parts 6 eggs, whites and yolks separated 1/8th tsp cream of tartar Pinch of kosher or sea salt, a grind or two of black pepper Oil for baking dish Roast…

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Summer Night Salad

Serves 4 3-4 large, ripe tomatoes, cored & diced (mix colors!) 2lbs peeled, diced watermelon (yellow, orange or red!) 1/2 bunch each minced fresh mint, parsley, cilantro (hate cilantro? Use basil) Pinch each salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar Mix all gently and by hand in large, non-reactive bowl (glass,…

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Ginger Butter

Now that we have all this ginger in the pantry, how do we save it? How do we use up all the little pieces? Here’s how… Take 1/2 lb of decent, *real* butter, leave out at moderate room temp for a couple of hours, until it’s malleable, but not melted. Add in 1 Tbsp minced…

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Ginger-Sparked Chicken

Serves 2 The night before, or morning of, slice 1 lb. chicken breast lengthwise into 1/2″ thick strips. Place into tight sealing bag, jar or tub with tight fitting lid and space for the following:   1 Tbsp fresh minced garlic 3 Tbsps fresh grated ginger root (use microplate or smallest grater holes, discard excess…

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Cotija Strata

Serves 6-8 Assemble the night or morning before, pop in the oven when you get home from work! Layer into a buttered 9″ glass pie plate (glass is best, but any type will work: 6 each 8″ tortillas (TJ’s has nice mixed corn & flour ones, but use what you have, even GF tortillas) 8…

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Tasty Weeknight Tamarind Marinade

Marinate 1 lb of thinly sliced beef tips with 2 cups Tamarind water, 1 Tbsp grated ginger root, 2 Tbsps tamari sauce (wheat-free soy), and a few grinds of black pepper. Leave to marinate while you go walk the dog, help with homework, and pay the trash bill. (30-45 mins) Drain meat well. Sear in…

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Tamarind Palmer

Tamarind Palmer We love the 50/50 blend of iced tea and lemonade, but here’s a unique twist… Mix 1 quart unsweetened iced black tea, 1 quart natural lemonade, and 2 cups Tamarind water (see below). Chill and serve over ice. Tamarind water Break up 1 block of Tamarind pulp into 2 quarts cold water (To…

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Chicken with Chipotle en Adobo

The chipotle low-down: Chipotles are most commonly found dry, or canned “en adobo”. If using dry, look for chiles that are pliable, kind of like fruit leather. To use, toast chile until slightly darkened in a dry pan. Cool slightly and snip into thin-thin strips, floating in your favorite chicken soup recipe. For extra heat,…

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Tito's Habastraba

Salvador Molly’s Tito’s Habastraba        3 habeñero peppers Tito’s vodka Lime Strawberry  purée (frozen strawberries mashed up works)  Coconut cream   Put habeñeros in a bottle of Tito’s Vodka and let them sit for two days before straining them out. Muddle three lime wedges in a martini shaker then add 1 and a half ounces…

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