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Eid Holiday Dinner

Middle Eastern/Mediterranean, Recipe, Vegetarian/ Vegan By May 23, 2020 Tags: , , , , , , 2 Comments

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Eid Holiday Dinner recipe

The word “Eid” is derived from the Arabic word feast and is a celebration to the end of a month long dawn to sunset fast. The Eid Holiday Dinner is in reality many meals served throughout the day. My memories of the holiday growing up consisted of visiting home after home and hitting up a spread of edible delights. In my 20, though I didn’t partake in the fasting, when I would pop over to my fav Bangladeshi restaurant, the menu served at night during Ramadan was off the chain. I’m talking like 5 times the items served typically served In honor of that I present to you my recipe for an Eid Holiday dinner, broken down course by course.

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Breakfast Salsa recipe

Recipe, Tacos/ Mexican By May 21, 2020 Tags: , , , No Comments

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Ultimate Breakfast Salsa recipe

Breakfast salsa is my bold declaration that salsa just ain’t for tacos. The tastiest healthy sauce ever does wonders on eggs. It was a culinary epiphany I didn’t make until a trip to Mexico in my 20s and soon discovered that any request for hot sauce, even on a very gringo plate of bacon, eggs and toast, would be met with a bowl of salsa. And I have been reaching for salsa at breakfast ever since.

Up until now I have been content reaching for a jar of leftover homemade salsa for breakfast. But on this particular day I was all out and found myself forced to make a batch that morning. Lo and behold I would end up making the Ultimate Breakfast Salsa.

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Tomato Arbol Salsa recipe

Recipe, Tacos/ Mexican By May 20, 2020 Tags: , , No Comments

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Tomato Arbol Salsa recipe

Tomato Arbol salsa is that red salsa sitting at the far end of the salsa bar that screams spicy. A simple blend of tomato, onion and fiery Arbol chile peppers come together to give you the red kick that is so essential to a steak taco. It seems so simple but believe me it will give your taco night a swift kick of heat.

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Jalapeño Serrano salsa recipe

Recipe, Tacos/ Mexican By May 19, 2020 Tags: , , , No Comments

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Jalapeño Serrano salsa recipe

Jalapeño Serrano salsa found me a couple years ago when shooting the pilot for Cheap Eats. At a taqueria in Minneapolis, this creamy green salsa was served over Al Pastor tacos. It was powerfully spicy and instantly addicting; a salsa like no other I had never come across before.

Then I moved to Austin and the stuff was everywhere. Commonly referred to as Salsa Doña because it is a fixture at Austin’s Tacodeli, this green salsa is worth obsessing about. I know I have, which is why I started to make it at home. It’s fantastic on breakfast tacos, carnitas, al pastor and steak tacos.

You’re gonna want to make this salsa part of your taco night program. Trust me. This is what you will need.

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Ultimate Steak Taco Recipe

Recipe, Tacos/ Mexican By May 12, 2020 Tags: , , , , No Comments

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Ultimate Steak Taco Recipe

If you haven’t seen it yet, head over to Variety.com and watch the Ultimate Steak Taco recipe video here. I was flattered and pumped when they asked me to participate in their Binging Bites series and I can’t think of a better go to recipe to share than this Ultimate Steak Taco recipe.

This should be the last Carne Asada, or should I say Khané Asada recipe you will ever need to search for.

Let’s hit it.

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Leftovers hacks: Warm Lentil Salad

Barbecue, Recipe By May 6, 2020 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

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Warm Lentil Salad: a BBQ leftovers recipe hack 

My favorite part about the Austin barbecue experience is over ordering. When you order meats by the pound, a quarter pound sounds kinda minuscule right? And a pound of brisket per person is clearly reasonable. It is that kind of thinking that brings butcher wrapped leftovers to my fridge. Don’t weep too hard for me.

Now one can easily reheat that barbecue in a cast iron skillet or low and slow in an oven. But here is a better idea: Leftover BBQ healthy hack recipes. Sounds far fetched? Well, keep this number in mind: 251 calories.

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That is how many calories are in a single serving of this warm lentil salad made with leftover coarse ground sausage link from Micklethwait BBQ, one of the best barbecue joints in Austin, which means pretty much anywhere.

Here is what you will need . . .

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