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Brussels Sprouts Sliders

BT Toronto | posted Tuesday, Nov 21st, 2017

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Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 large sweet or yellow onions, sliced thin
  • Salt to taste
  • 20 large brussels sprouts
  • 1 tablespoon tamari
  • 2 to 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • a dash of liquid smoke (if desired)
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 8 ounces tempeh, cut into thin slices
  • 5 teaspoons grainy mustard

Preparation

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil, heat for a minute, then add the onions and a sprinkling of salt. Stir frequently, making sure to stir from the bottom of the pan up, to dislodge any sticking onions. They will begin to yellow and shrink in volume, as they darken from yellow to more of a caramel color, lower the heat. Keep cooking until they are at the desired state. This usually takes between 25 and 35 minutes. Let cool.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  3. Cut the brussels sprouts in half from top to bottom, keeping the two halves close together. If you don’t , you will have to search for a pair that fits well together after they have roasted. Mix together two tablespoons olive oil, tamari, pressed garlic, cumin, cayenne and liquid smoke in a bowl to make the marinade. Taking one complete brussels sprouts pair at a time, dip both halves in the marinade. Remove and let sit cut side down on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes, then turn the sprouts and bake 7 more minutes.
  4. Prepare a second parchment lined baking sheet. Pour the marinade into a baking pan and let the tempeh sit in it for 20 minutes, then turn all the pieces and let them marinade another 10 minutes. Remove the tempeh and set them up without touching on the baking sheet. If there is any reserved marinade, brush over the remaining pieces.
  5. Bake at 375 for 12 minutes, gently turn, and bake for 5 minutes more. Cool onions, brussels sprouts and tempeh for assembly.
  6. Take one half of a brussels sprout, smear with mustard, add a piece of tempeh cut to fit the size of the sprout, add some onions (I used a melon baller for this). Take the other half of the brussels sprout and position it so the two spouts are like the buns on a burger, with the cut sides facing each other, and secure with a toothpick.
  7. Warm on a baking pan in a 325 degree oven for 10 to 15 minutes.

Courtesy of The New York Times

 

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Lettuce Wraps of Prosperity and Braised E-Fu Noodles

Stephanie Yuen | posted Tuesday, Feb 10th, 2015

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Lettuce Wraps of Prosperity

Prep time: 20 minutes
Total cooking time: 10 minutes
Serves: 6-8

Ingredients

  • 1 lettuce, rinse and drip dry, cut 1 inch off head and into 2-halves vertically for easy peeling
  • 1 Tbsp of cooking oil
  • 6 pc. of button or brown mushroom, small-diced
  • 1 small can of water-chestnut, drained and diced
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • 2 cups of barbecued duck or barbecued pork, diced
  • 2 cups of  cooked shrimp, diced
  • ½ cup crushed T&T unsalted cashew nuts (or peanuts)
  • ½ cup of Hoisin sauce
  • 2 Tbsp T&T or PC Teriyaki sauce
  • 1 Tbsp of Water
  • 1 tsp of brown sugar

Method

  1. Peel off outside lettuce leaves and stack them on a plate. Reserve small leaves for future use.
  2. Heat oil in pan on high. Add mushrooms and water-chestnuts. Stir and cook for 90 seconds, stir in salt and place in a bowl.
  3. Return wok to stove, add duck, stir and reheat on medium high for 20 – 30 seconds, place in a bowl.
  4. Reheat shrimp in wok for 20 – 30 seconds, place in a bowl.
  5. Place crushed nuts in a bowl.
  6. Mix Hoisin, Teriyaki sauce, water and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a gentle boil and empty into a sauce bowl.
  7. Place lettuce and all the bowls of ready-to-eat ingredients on the table for individuals to fill their own lettuce wraps. Enjoy with sauce.

 

Braised E-Fu Noodles

Prep time: 20 minutes
Total cooking time: 20 minutes
Serves: 6-8

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 cup PC Blue Menu Chicken Broth
  • 1 tbsp Chinese Shaoh-Tsing rice wine
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tsp T&T Dark Soy Sauce
  • 2 tsp light soy sauce (not sodium reduced)
  • 1 pkg dry E-Fu Noodles
  • 3 tbsp safflower oil
  • 2 tsp each minced garlic and ginger root
  • 1 cup thinly sliced, rehydrated dried shiitake mushroom caps
  • 1-¼ cups carrots, julienned
  • 1-¼ cups snow peas, julienned
  • 1 cup Chinese chives cut in 2-inch (5 cm) lengths

Method

  1. Stir together sugar, broth, wine, oyster sauce, dark soy sauce and light soy sauce in bowl; set aside.
  2. Submerge noodles in large pot of boiling unsalted water; let cook for 1 minute, separating noodles as they soften. Do not overcook. Drain, rinse under cold running water and drain again. Spread out in single layer on rimmed baking sheet. Set aside.
  3. Heat 2 tbsp (25 mL) of the oil in wok or large frying pan over high heat. Add half each of the garlic and ginger; stir-fry for 10 seconds or until fragrant. Add mushrooms; stir-fry for 4 to 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Push to one side of pan; add noodle to bare side and cook for 1 minute without stirring. Stir together using wide spatula; stir-fry for 5 minutes or until noodles are hot and lightly fried. Transfer mixture to plate.
  4. Heat remaining 1 tbsp (15 mL) oil in same wok over high heat; stir-fry remaining garlic and ginger, carrots, snow peas and chives for 1 to 2 minutes or until tender-crisp. Add to plate with noodles.
  5. Add sauce mixture to same wok; bring to a boil. Return noodles and vegetables to pan; stir-fry for 3 to 5 minutes or until sauce is absorbed by noodles.

TIP: Re-hydrate mushroom by soaking in warm water to cover for 1 hour or in cold water overnight. Squeeze out excess water before cutting.
TIP: Shake noodles in colander to remove excess water. Setting them out on a tray of baking sheet allows them to dry out slightly.

 

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