April 9, 2003 |
Dear SOS: Some years ago you published Ismail Merchant's lemon lentils. In the mess of installing a new refrigerator, my copy has come up missing. William Teagardin Manhattan Beach Dear William: This is from a 1994 story about Merchant, the film producer. Vegetable stock can be substituted. Look for masoor dal at Indian markets and specialty stores. Lemon lentils Total time: 1 1/2 hours Servings: 5 to 6 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons oil, divided 1 onion, halved and thinly sliced 2 (2-inch)
December 19, 1987 |
At the market, green onions sell for about 29 cents a bunch, with about six to a bunch. At a nursery, a one-pound bag of onion sets (a "set" is a small onion bulb) costs about $1 and contains nearly 200 sets and each set equals one green onion. So, for $1 you can grow almost $10 worth of green onions, and they, of course, will be fresher and tastier than the ones you buy in the store. If you are looking for a good investment, this is it.
December 30, 2010
Almost anyone can make a great dish out of luxury ingredients. It takes a special kind of genius, though, to make something from scraps. But that's what frequent contributor Sarah Karnasiewicz did in her story on hash. Grab some onions, potatoes, leftover meat and flavorings and with a little bit of technique and a lot of creativity, you too can make something delicious. You'll have a hard time bettering this hash made from chicken, chorizo and green chile though. It's hearty and soul-satisfying and just the thing to take the chill off a winter night.
January 29, 2003 |
Dear SOS: Can you get the recipe for the calamari appetizer served at Mr. Pickwick's at Ye Olde England Inne in Stowe, Vt.? It's wonderful! Christy Miller Laguna Beach Dear Christy: This recipe from chef Sam Pamasano has a few components but isn't difficult. Just have everything ready to go. You could also try the orange-sesame glaze on grilled whitefish or shrimp, which could then be tossed with the pepper and onion mixture. Cornmeal-encrusted calamari Total time: 1 hour, 45 minutes Servings: 4 Orange-sesame glaze 6 tablespoons orange marmalade 1/4 cup orange juice 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons sesame oil 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons sesame seeds Dash dried red pepper flakes 1. Combine the marmalade, orange juice, vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, sesame seeds and pepper flakes in a mixing bowl, blending well.
November 18, 2009
Stuffed acorn squash Note: This recipe is adapted from "Cooking From Quilt Country" by Marcia Adams. She says some families enrich the stuffing with some chopped ham. Total time: About 2 hours Servings: 4 to 6 2 acorn squash 1 tablespoon oil 1 cup chopped onion 2 tablespoons minced parsley 1 slice dense textured brown bread 2 tablespoons butter, melted ...
February 20, 2000
Having been a reader and admirer of the Onion for years, I must take issue with Jeff Softley's incomprehensible and long-winded condemnation (Letters, Jan. 30). The paper lampoons current events, politics, pop culture, newspapers and the media in general. Softley claims these subjects are irrelevant. Uhhh, not if you ever leave the house, or watch TV, or read the paper. In their brilliant book, "Our Dumb Century," the Onion takes on the entire history of the 20th century! In this work especially, they exhibit, to quote Softley, "wit and clarity, an incisive perception about what is being lampooned or discussed, which gets a laugh because of a core of truth in the observation expressed."
August 29, 1991 |
A potful of these beans disappeared in a flash at a summer barbecue. The recipe is based loosely on one by Anders Strandberg of Gustaf Anders Restaurant in Santa Ana. Anders added the nutmeg, and I put in the bacon, onion and Chinese thick soy sauce, a molasses-based condiment that turns the beans a rich golden brown (Look for Koon Chun brand in Chinese markets).
January 8, 1987
This cosmopolitan dish combines the tastes of Mexico and Italy with ground turkey. TURKEY ENCHILADA BAKE 1 (4-ounce) can green chiles 2 tablespoons oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 2 (8-ounce) cans tomato sauce 1 teaspoon oregano 1 teaspoon salt 3 cups ground cooked turkey 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese 2 (2 1/4-ounce) cans sliced black olives 1 1/2 cups low-fat cottage cheese 12 corn tortillas Remove seeds from chiles and chop chiles fine.
October 10, 1991 |
The modern pig has gone on a diet. Today's pigs, raised on a leaner diet, produce leaner meat. This is good news for calorie counters, since pork is an excellent source of iron, zinc and vitamins B6 and B12, which are difficult to obtain from fish or chicken alone. In this dish, Chinese Stir-Fry Pork, minimal amounts of oil and the leanest cut of pork--the tenderloin--are used to keep fat calories low.