Kousa Mashii, which translates as “stuffed squash” in Arabic, is a satisfying yet light preparation that’s popular across the Levant. The dish consists of hollowed-out zucchini filled with a mixture of spiced ground lamb and rice and slowly braised in cinnamon-accented tomato sauce until the meat is succulent and the […]
Piroshki are the ultimate Eastern European and Russian street food! These are little hand-pies made with fluffy easy dough and filled with either sweet or savory fillings. My grandmother’s braised cabbage piroshki are one of my favorites.
A fragrant broth and perfectly tender beef shanks make for the ultimate noodle bowl. Richard Ho of Ho Foods in NYC makes Taiwanese beef noodle soup, a dish he’s so passionate about, he devoted his restaurant to it. Richard’s adoration for this complex dish and a lack of Taiwanese restaurants […]
Caramelized Cabbage is the basis for many other dishes, including Russian braised Cabbage, Southern fried cabbage with bacon and onions, St. Paddy’s day, fried cabbage, Mexican Cabbage and Tomatoe salsa. Its versatile and flavorful
Coq au vin is a French dish of chicken braised with wine, lardons, mushrooms, and optionally garlic. A red Burgundy wine is typically used, though many regions of France make variants using local wines, such as coq au vin jaune, coq au Riesling, coq au pourpre or coq au violet, […]
Chicken tagine is a traditional Moroccan dish of chicken pieces braised with spices, garlic, onion, olives, and lemons.
The best methods to prepare this cut and site after site suggested braising. Braising is a great technique to use on cuts that are tougher or chewier, aka cheaper cuts. But it is also a technique I like to use with other more expensive cuts. Of course good spices […]