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Tomato Quick Bread

By Salvador Mollys | September 13, 2017

If you’re like us, no meal is complete without some fresh bread (or cornbread, or tortillas, or…) You can set the tomatoes to drain in your ‘fridge all day, then make the bread in 5 minutes when you get home. The smell of this baking will send your family running for the table! Oil for…

Fried tomatoes

Sesame-Fried Ripe Tomatoes

By Salvador Mollys | August 30, 2017

Serves 2 as a light meal, or 3-4 as an appetizer. 2 large tomatoes, approx. 1 lb each, firm but ripe, any color 1 lb rice flour or cornstarch 3 tbsps white sesame seeds 1 tbsp kosher salt 1 tsp ground white pepper 2 eggs, whipped 6-8 oz panko (Japanese style shredded breadcrumbs) Vegetable oil…

A woman in the kitchen, near the sink area

Summer Corn, Crab & Tofu Salad

By Salvador Mollys | July 19, 2017

The “it’s too hot to make dinner” salad Serves 6-8 (or 2 ravenous teens!) 1/2 lb extra-firm tofu 1 tsp Vietnamese fish sauce 1 lb shelled, cooked crabmeat* +/- 1 cup fresh, raw corn kernels, cut off the cob 4-6 Tbsps Greek yogurt 4-6 Tbsps mayonnaise 4 Tbsps grated sweet onion (Walla Walla, Vidalia, Maui)…

marinated tofu

Marinated Tofu

By Salvador Mollys | July 17, 2017

1 pkg (approx 24 oz w liquid, approx 18 oz when drained) extra firm tofu, drained well 1 cup of your favorite marinade (go Asian with Soy-Vay or similar, African with Harissa paste, Mexican with taco seasoning wixed with water, even Italian with pesto! Go Wild!) Slice tofu into 1/2″ thick slices. Lay in a…


Pickled Avocados

By Salvador Mollys | June 17, 2017

1 large firm-ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, diced 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar 3-4 grinds fresh black pepper Pinch of sea salt *Pinch Aleppo chile flakes 1/2 cup fresh pomegranate seeds Cilantro, fresh chopped, to taste Toss avocado gently with vinegar, salt and pepper, add chile flakes if you like it spicy! Let sit 10 minutes.…

two pieces of avocado

Avocado Beef Salad

By Salvador Mollys | June 2, 2017

Serves 4 1lb flatiron steak*, cut across the grain into thin strips, marinated in 3 cloves crushed garlic 1-3 shakes hot pepper sauce 1 Tbsp vegetable oil 2 large, ripe Haas avocados – if ripe, the stem will fall out easily and the dimple under it should be tan, not green. If it’s dark brown,…

Chuletas Cubanas - Salvador Molly's Restaurant


By Salvador Mollys | May 19, 2017

Serves 4 8 thin-cut pork loin chops, bone still attached 1 cup fresh orange juice 2 Tbsps fresh lemon juice 1 Tbsp fresh oregano or marjoram, chopped 1 Tbsp black pepper, freshly cracked Oil for pan-frying Marinate the chops in a Ziplock bag all day (6-8 hours). Remove chops from marinade, discard marinade, pat chops…


Kalua-Style Crockpot Pork

By Salvador Mollys | May 1, 2017

*Designed for family/party size Crockpot* 1 piece boneless or semi-boneless pork butt or shoulder, approx. 5lbs 1 cup water 3 Tbsps kosher salt 1 tsp 100% natural liquid smoke Rub pork with salt all over. Place pork and water in crock pot. Set on high heat for 6 hours. Check by pushing fork into meat. If it…