American Caesar Salad (美国凯萨沙拉)


INGREDIENTS

1 Romaine lettuce
2 hard-boiled eggs, quartered
1 cup roast chicken, cut into thick slices or cubes (Bacon is usually used in Caesar salad.  I replaced it with chicken for healthier version)
2 thick slices bread, cut into cubes
handful of almond slices
Parmesan cheese, in shavings
 
Dressing: 2 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp light cream, 1 cured anchovy fillets(mashed), 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tsp minced garlic, 1 tsp Djon Mustard, 1 tbsp white vinegar, dash of Worcestershire Sauce.
 

METHOD

(1)  Preheat oven to 430F.  Arrange bread cubes on a baking sheet and drizzle with oil.  Season with salt and pepper.  Bake until crispy and golden brown, about 3 minutes.
(2)  Put lettuce in a salad.  Add toasted bread cubes, almond slices, eggs, chicken, and Parmesan Cheese. 
(3)  Combine all salad dressing ingredients, and whisk lightly with fork. 
(4)  Before serving, drizzle dressing over the salad and serve immediately.
 

Fresh Mango Salsa


INGREDIENTS

1 peeled mango, diced
half of red pepper, diced
1 tbsp minced cilantro
1 tbsp minced green onion, green part only
1 fresh serrano chili, seeded and diced
few cherry tomatoes, cut into halves
Sauce:  1 tbsp olive oil, 1/2 tsp finely diced lime peel, 1 tbsp lime juice, 1 tbsp vinegar, dash of salt and black pepper
 

METHOD

(1)  In a small bowl, whisk the sauce ingredients together and set aside.
(2)  In a medium bowl, combine mango, red pepper, green onion, chili, tomatoes and cilantro. 
(3)  Pour in the sauce mixture, and stir gently.
(4)  Serve as a dip with tortilla chips, or serve as salad. 
 

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Quick and Easy Tuna Melts


INGREDIENTS

1 loaf of bread
1 can of tuna
1 tsp minced shallots
1 tsp lemon juice
dash of sea salt
dash of white pepper
1/4 tsp oregano, fresh or dried
1 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tsp capers (drained)
2 tomatoes, sliced thinly
slices of provolone cheese
 

METHOD

(1)  Combine tuna, mayonnaise, shallots, capers, lemon juice, pepper, salt, oregano in a bowl.  Mix well and set aside.
(2)  Slice bread about 2 inches thick, and brush with additional mayonnaise. 
(3)  Spread tuna salad on each bread, and top with tomato slices. 
(4)  Top with provolone cheese over the bread.
(5)  Place all breads on baking sheet, and broil on high for 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.
 

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Jenny’s Jumbo Nachos (Vegetarian version)


INGREDIENTS (Serves 6)

1 bag of nachos
2 fresh tomatoes, diced
1 can of Mexican refried beans or 1 can of vegetarian chili (optional)
1 small can of pitted black olives (about 1/2 cup)
1 cup of pickled Jalapeno or green  chillies
2 cups of cheddar cheese or mixed cheese
1/2 cup of sour cream
1/2 cup of avocado, mashed
 

METHOD

 
 (1)  Preheat over to 350 F.
(2)  Using a oven-safe plate, assemble a layer of nacho chips at  the bottom of the plate.
(3)  Scoop one tsp of refried beans or chili on each chip, and sprinkle all ingredients over the chips.
(4)  Top with cheese, and cover with another layer of chip. 
(5)  Repeat the step (3) until ingredients are used up. 
(6)  Generously sprinkle with cheese on the final layer.
(7)  Put plate of nacho chips in oven, and bake for 5 minutes or until cheese has melted.
(8)  Change oven from bake to broil, and broil for another minute until the top of cheese turn golden brown.
(9)  Remove from oven, and top the plate with 1 cup of sour cream and 1 cup of mashed avocado. 
(10) Best enjoy in a big party!  And with beer of course. 
 

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Pigs in a Blanket


INGREDIENTS

1 refrigerated crescent roll dough (Pillsbury brand) or any pastry dough
1 package cocktail franks (about 30 pieces)
1 egg
1 tsp heavy cream
2 tbsp honey mustard sauce
1 tbsp honey
few dash of hot sauce (tabasco)

 

METHOD

(1)  Preheat oven to 375 F.  Spray baking sheet with oil, or lined with parchment paper.
(2)  Beat egg and heavy cream in a bowl.  Set aside.
(3)  Combine mustard sauce, honey and hot sauce in a bowl.  Set aside.
(4)  Sprinkle flour on a clean table.  Remove pastry dough from can, and roll flat on table.
(5)  Cut the dough into 3 inches wide of strips, or wide enough to wrap cocktail franks.
(6)  Coat each strip of dough with honey mustard sauce, and carefully roll the dough up.
(7)  Place each seam side down on baking sheet.
(8)  Brush each piece of pastry with egg wash.
(9)  Bake for 15 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown.
(10)  Serve warm and enjoy!
 

 
 

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