Basic Congee

INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup dried shrimp 2 tablespoons dried scallops 2 tablespoons safflower oil (olive oil works, too) 2 tablespoons minced ginger 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 pound shiitake mushrooms, sliced into 1/4-inch thickness 1 cup jasmine rice 6 cups vegetable broth 3 cups water 1 teaspoon salt, add more to taste To Serve: sliced scallions fried shallots…

Spicy Miso Ramen

INGREDIENTS 6 ounces shiitake mushrooms, sliced 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided 2 teaspoons sea salt, divided 6 ounces green beans, cut into thirds 4 cups vegetable broth 1 ½ teaspoons soy sauce 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1 ½ teaspoons rice vinegar 1 Thai chile, scored 3 tablespoons yellow miso paste 2 tablespoons hot water 1 (8 ounce)…

Seafood Stew With Cilantro Broth

INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 yellow or white onion- diced 1 fresh green ancho chili (or poblano) – deseeded, chopped (if you like spicy, add 2 and skip the bell pepper) 1 green bell pepper – chopped (optional) 6 cloves garlic – rough chopped 1 Tablespoon coriander 2 teaspoons cumin 4 cups chicken broth…

Sauerkraut and Pork Stew

INGREDIENTS 6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 4 red bell peppers, chopped 2 medium yellow onions, chopped Kosher salt 2 pounds trimmed pork shoulder, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes 2 tablespoons canola oil 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1/2 cup Hungarian sweet paprika 2 teaspoons Hungarian hot paprika 1 pound sauerkraut, drained One 750-ml bottle red wine…

Beef Stew

INGREDIENTS 2 pounds stewing beef trimmed and cubed 3 tablespoons flour ½ teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon black pepper 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion chopped 6 cups beef broth ½ cup red wine optional 1 pound potatoes peeled and cubed 4 carrots cut into 1-inch pieces 4 stalks celery cut into…