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Thai Chicken and Vegetable Peanut Curry

By Trent Blodgett

Thai Chicken and Vegetable Peanut Curry VIDEO

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 chicken breast, cubed
  • 1/2 cup of white onion, diced
  • 1 bunch green onion cut into 1-inch sticks
  • 2 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp minced ginger
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp Long-tail Sunset
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 12oz can of coconut milk
  • 1...

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Japanese Chicken and Green Onion Sauté

By Trent Blodgett

Japanese Chicken and Green Onion Sauté VIDEO

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 bunches of green onion cut into 1-inch sticks
  • 1 Tbsp ginger
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1/2 Tbsp Kissed by Binchotan
  • 2 Tbsp mirin
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • Serve with sous vide or poached egg

STEPS

  1. Heat pan on high heat, add oil to coat bottom.
  2. Add green onions and cook 2 minutes to soften and slightly...

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Mombacho Café Hanger Steak

By Trent Blodgett

Mombacho Café Hanger Steak VIDEO

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 hanger steak
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp Mombacho Café
  • 1 cup of corn
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes, sliced in half
  • juice of 1 lime
  • salt to taste
  • 2 Tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1/8 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp oil
  • juice of 1/2 lime

STEPS

  1. Heat cast iron on high heat.
  2. Add hanger steak and sear one side.
  3. Add butter...

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Thai Green Bean Stir Fry

By Trent Blodgett

Thai Green Bean Stir Fry VIDEO

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 chile pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp Long-tail Sunset
  • 12 oz green beans
  • 1 cup green onions cut into 1-inch stick, about 1 bunch
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 2 tsp tamari
  • 1.5 tsp rice vinegar
  • Macadamia nuts and crispy shallots for garnish
  • oil to coat pan

STEPS

  1. Using mortar and pestle, pound first 3 ingredients to make...

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Mombacho Café Chicken Sauté

By Trent Blodgett

Mombacho Café Chicken Sauté VIDEO

RECIPE VIDEO

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 chicken breast
  • about 1 Tbsp Mombacho Café
  • 3 cups of quartered crimini mushrooms
  • 1 large red onion, sliced
  • 2 red bell peppers, sliced
  • 1/3 cup white wine
  • 1 Tbsp garlic
  • salt to taste
  • cilantro and jalapeño to garnish
  • olive oil or vegetable oil

STEPS

  1. Heat pan to high heat and add neutral oil to...

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ANCIENT HALABY CHICKEN KEBABS WITH LEMON GARLIC YOGURT

By Trent Blodgett

Perfect over a bed of rice or freshly grilled veggies, middle eastern flavors will pop from your kitchen with the addition of this garlic-ey yogurt sauce.

Serves 2

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10–12 minutes

EQUIPMENT

Skewers: Metal, bamboo or wooden

Wire whisk for mixing sauce

Mixing bowls

TIPS/THINGS TO REMEMBER

  • For even coating and deeper penetration, season the chicken cubes before skewering them
  • If...

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Ancient Halaby Story

By Trent Blodgett

Halaby, in Arabic, means “from Aleppo,” and references my favorite pepper, the mildly spicy, fruity Aleppo pepper. A major hub for the world’s spice trade since antiquity, Aleppo has been ravaged by Syria’s civil war; its Souk, the largest market of its kind, sadly destroyed. My grandfather’s family was from the nearby Syrian/Lebanon border, and in this area of the world, food traditions run deep....

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MISO SHIITAKE MUSHROOMS

By Trent Blodgett

An umami rich side dish to any grilled meat or fish, or great on its own over rice.

Serves 2–4

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

EQUIPMENT

Small mixing bowl

Large saute pan

Wooden spoon

TIPS/THINGS TO REMEMBER

  • Shiro or white miso is mild, less salty and more sweet than red or yellow miso
  • Mirin is sweet cooking sake; for the regular sake, buy a lower priced version of drinking sake and it will last...

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