Osso Bucco

  Ingredients 1/2 cup all-purpose flour Four 1-1/2- to 2-inch-thick veal shanks (about 2-1/2 lb.) Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 Tbs. unsalted butter 1 cup dry white wine One 14-1/2-oz. can diced tomatoes 3/4 cup lower-salt chicken broth 1 small red onion, chopped (1-1/2 cups) 1 medium carrot, peeled and cut into… Continue reading Osso Bucco

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Short Rib Soup with Daikon and Noodles

It is already May but here in the Midwest it is still cold.  As a matter of fact, it snowed / hailed last Sunday.  We can have a taste of all four seasons in one day. Weird weather, hahaha. When the weather is cold, it is nice to have some hearty soups. Enjoy this short… Continue reading Short Rib Soup with Daikon and Noodles

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Spanish Beef Stew

This dish of Andrew Zimmern reminds me of Julia Child’s Beef Bourguignon!  The flavors are so similar but presented in a different way.  Cooking the beef in red wine gives it a deep rich flavor that is so pleasant in the mouth. Another good thing about this dish is that you can fix it in… Continue reading Spanish Beef Stew

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Galbi (Korean BBQ)

Ingredients 4-6  pounds of Korean short-ribs 1 1/2 cups  soy sauce 3/4 cup white sugar 1/4 cup sesame oil 5 cloves of garlic, minced 1/2 of a medium yellow onion, chopped 3 large green onions, cut into small pieces 2 tbl toasted sesame seeds 1/2 tsp of red pepper flakes DIRECTIONS: Place ribs in a… Continue reading Galbi (Korean BBQ)

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Beef Yakiniku (Japanese BBQ)

I am a very busy during the weekdays. By the time I get home from work, I am very exhausted already. So I try to put together meals that do not require a lot of time to prepare. Grilling for me is a quick fix. Not too much fuzz.  For this dish,  I did my… Continue reading Beef Yakiniku (Japanese BBQ)

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Velvety Beef Stroganoff

In my “Cashew Chicken” recipe,  I shared my so-called “trade secret” “Velvetizing”.  It is the step where you marinate the meat in spices and coat it with cornstarch and slowly poach it in oil.  This method makes the meat moist and tender. I have tried the version that used baking soda, but this method left a… Continue reading Velvety Beef Stroganoff

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Smoked Beef Brisket

Let’s end the summer with a Labor Day celebration! Most people celebrate the end of summer with picnics, parties, barbecues and fireworks.  In our family, Labor Day is barbecue day. Here’s a dish from our Labor Day menu. First of all I have a confession.   I have procrastinated for a long time to post… Continue reading Smoked Beef Brisket

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