Side Dish

Basil Pineapple Fried Rice

Basil Pineapple Fried Rice
You will never order Chinese Takeout again! This delicious recipe has a touch of sweetness with pineapple chunks and additional crunch from roasted cashews!
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Cuisine: Asian
Recipe type: Side dish, Lunch, Dinner
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • cooked cold white rice 2 cups
  • soy sauce 3 tablespoons
  • sugar 1 tablespoon
  • vegetable oil
  • garlic cloves (minced) 3
  • medium red onion (chopped) 1
  • scrambled eggs 2
  • canned pineapple chunks, drained (about 1 ½ Cups) 10 ounces
  • frozen peas 1 cup
  • roasted cashews ½ cup
  • fresh basil (finely chopped) 1 cup
Preparation
  1. Combine sugar and soy sauce and set aside.
  2. Heat your IMUSA wok on high heat and add 2 tablespoons oil to wok, then tilt the wok to swirl oil, coating the sides. Once the oil begins to smoke, stir-fry the garlic and red onions for one minute and set aside in a bowl.
  3. Add 4 more tablespoons of oil and crumble rice into wok. Stir-fry for 5 minutes with a flat wooden spatula until lightly browned, breaking up lumps of rice.
  4. Push rice to the side of wok and in the center add another tablespoon of oil. Add scrambled eggs and scramble until eggs are completely cooked and crumbled.
  5. Mix together with rice and add cooked garlic and onions. Drizzle in soy sauce mixture and stir-fry for two more minutes. Add pineapple, peas, and cashews and mix evenly.
  6. Remove from heat and mix in chopped basil. Garnish with extra basil before serving.
 

Mango-Chicken Quesadillas

Mango-Chicken Quesadillas
Combining shredded chicken with brown mustard, honey, and tabasco creates a flavorful filling for this quesadilla recipe. Adding ripened mango adds a sweet twist!
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Cuisine: Mexican
Recipe type: Lunch Dinner Side Dish
Ingredients
  • brown mustard 3 tablespoons
  • honey 2 tablespoons
  • Tabasco or hot sauce 3 teaspoons
  • salt 1 teaspoon
  • Whole rotisserie chicken 1
  • mozzarella 1 cup
  • small red onion 1
  • bunch cilantro 2.1
  • ripened mango 1
  • 8-10 inch flour tortillas
  • non-stick spray
  • sour cream, optional
Preparation
  1. Combine first four ingredients in a small bowl and mix with shredded chicken.
  2. Heat a large IMUSA sauté pan on medium heat and spray with some non-stick spray.
  3. Add flour tortilla and spray top side with more non-stick spray.
  4. After a minute, flip the tortilla and evenly spread ½ cup of cheese.
  5. Then spread on half of the tortilla some chicken mixture, onions, cilantro, and mango.
  6. Fold over tortilla, like a book, and allow cheese to melt completely. Cut into 4 wedges and serve with sour cream, if desired.

Pinto Beans with Ground Beef and Carrots

Pinto Beans with Ground Beef and Carrots
Enjoy an exquisite side of Pinto Beans complemented with the taste of ground beef and carrots seasoned to perfection. This combination of flavors is done in less than 45 minutes using a pressure cooker. See George Duran's delicious and easy to make recipe for Pinto Beans with Ground Beef and Carrots.. serve it with a little bit of rice and Buén Provecho!!!
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Cuisine: Mexican
Recipe type: Dinner, Lunch, Specialty
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Ingredients
  • 2 Tblsp. olive oil, divided
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 2 packets of "Sazon con Culantro y Achiote"
  • 1 Large onion, chopped
  • 1 C. diced carrots
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 Tblsp. cumin
  • 1 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 C. dried Pinto beans
  • 4 C. water
  • Salt and Pepper
Preparation
  1. Heat 1 Tblsp. of olive oil in the pressure cooker on high heat and cook ground beef until browned. Then mix in both packets of Sazon. Remove and set aside. Add another Tblsp. of olive oil and on medium heat cook onion, carrots and pepper, about 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Mix in oregano, cumin, cooked beef, tomatoes, beans and water. Close lid and allow to come to high pressure. Once under pressure cook for 25 minutes. Turn off heat and allow for a slow release of the pressure, about 10 minutes.
  2. Serve with white rice and garnish with chopped cilantro.
 

Crab Cakes with Mango Curry Aioli

Crab Cakes with Mango Curry Aioli
Enjoy a delicious seafood delicacy as a snack or serve it as an appetizer. Chef Ana Quincoces shows us how to prepare her mouthwatering and easy to make Crab Cakes with Mange and Curry Aioli.
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Cuisine: More Delicious Recipes
Recipe type: Appetiser, side dish, snack
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Ingredients
  • 1 lb lump crabmeat
  • ¾ cup plain panko bread crumbs
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 egg beaten
  • ½ a red bell pepper diced very small
  • 2 scallions sliced very thin
  • 1 tspn. hot sauce
  • 1 tspn. worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • For the aioli
  • ½ cup of mayonnaise
  • ½ cup of sour cream
  • 2 Tspn. mango chutney
  • ¼ cup mango diced small
  • ¼ cup read onion diced
  • 3 Tspn. fresh basil chopped
  • 1 - 2 tspn. curry powder (taste after adding 1 tspn, add additional if stronger curry flavor is desired)
  • 2 Tspn. Fresh lime juice
  • ¼ tspn. each of salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 2-3 Tspn. olive oil
Preparation
  1. Drain the crabmeat and pick through it carefully making sure to discard any cartilage. In a large bowl, mix the crabmeat, bread crumbs, mayonnaise, egg, red pepper, green onions, Worcestershire, hot sauce, and salt and pepper until combined. Shape the mixture into 12 crab cakes being careful not to overwork the mix. Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.
  2. In another bowl combine the mayo and sour cream and stir well. Add all the remaining ingredients for the aioli, stir well, and set aside covered, in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook crab cakes until crisp and golden brown on both sides, about 4 minutes per side. Top with alioli.
 

Coffee Rubbed Carnitas Tamales with Salsa Verde

Coffee Rubbed Carnitas Tamales with Salsa Verde
Who doesn't love tamales? and who doesn't love coffee?? Chef George Duran combined these two delicious treats and created his all new coffee rubbed tamales with carnitas and green sauce recipe. Delight your taste buds with this mouthwatering dish and Buén Provecho!
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Cuisine: Mexican
Recipe type: lunch, dinner, side dish, snack
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Ingredients
  • Carnitas:
  • 1 Tbslp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 Tblsp. instant espresso coffee
  • 1 Tblsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • ⅛ tsp. coriander
  • ⅛ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 4-5 lb. pork shoulder
  • 2 Tblsp. vegetable oil
  • Tamales:
  • 4 C. Maseca flour
  • 2 sticks butter, room temperature
  • Dried corn husk, soaked in warm water for at least an hour
  • salt
  • Salsa Verde:
  • 12 tomatillos, husks removed and quartered
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 1 jalapeño, seeds removed
  • 2 poblano peppers, seeds removed
  • 1 medium Vidalia onion
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tblsp. lime juice
Preparation
  1. To make carnitas, mix first 9 dry ingredients in a bowl. Rub pork shoulder throughout with the dry rub and allow to rest for a couple of hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
  2. Heat vegetable oil on medium-high heat in the IMUSA pressure cooker and brown pork shoulder on all sides. Add enough water to almost cover the shoulder (about 3 cups) and close and lock lid. Allow to come to pressure on high heat, then lower heat to the minimum needed to maintain pressure. Cook for 60 minutes.
  3. Turn off heat and allow pressure to release naturally (about 10-15 minutes). Pull out the meat and using two forks, shred pork meat, removing excess fat. Set aside and reserve liquid in pressure cooker.
  4. Make tamales by mixing 4 cups of Maseca flour with 2-3 cups reserved pork stock, butter and 1 tsp. salt, until you achieve the consistency peanut butter.
  5. Assemble the tamales by using a rubber spatula to spread about ¼ to ½ cup of dough mixture onto the center of the corn husk. Add some pulled carnitas in the center and gently fold one side of the corn husk to the other end and tie a knot at the larger end with a thin strip of corn husk, or fold up bottom end to prevent masa from slipping out. Fold over the other side of the tamale to close it.
  6. Once all of the tamales have been assembled place them right side up into the IMUSA pressure cooker on top of a metal steaming basket, filled with an inch or two of water.
  7. Close and lock pressure cooker and cook for 20 minutes under pressure. Use the rapid release method to remove pressure.
  8. To make the salsa verde, add all of the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until you reach the desired consistency. Season to taste and serve on top of each tamale.