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Posole Verde

Kay Ulibarri – Christ the Rock, Farmington, N.M.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican, Southwest
Servings 10

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound frozen posole or canned hominy drained
  • 3/4 lb fresh pblano chiles (about 4) seeded, deveined, and chopped
  • 1 cup chopped white onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 16 fresh parsley sprigs with stems
  • 2 cups vegetable broths divided
  • 1 lime juiced (additional lime wedges for garnish)
  • 6 radishes sliced
  • fresh cilantro
  • sour cream optional

Instructions
 

  • Cook posole, covered in 1 quart unsalted water over medium low heat, stirring occasionally until soft but not mushy, about 3 hours for dried or 1 1/4 hour for frozen. Add more water as needed.
  • Meanwhile, trim one inch off the bottom stems of parsley and cilantro and discard. Roughly chop remaining leaves and stems. Puree the poblanos, onion, garlic, parsley, cilantro, and 1/2 cup broth in a blender until smooth.
  • When posole is just starting to split open, pour chile mixture over it and stir to combine. Add enough of the remaining stock to make posole soupy. Continue to simmer, uncovered, until posole is tender, adding more stock if necessary, about 45 minutes. Stir in lime juice. Serve with lime wedges, radishes, cilantro, and sour cream if desired.

 

 

Anasazi Beans & Ham

Marianne Jensen – Christ the Rock, Farmington, N.M.
Course Main Course, side
Cuisine Southwest
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups dry Anasazi Beans rinsed and sorted
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 3/4 - 1 lb bone in ham steak cubed
  • 4 ounces can diced green chiles
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Rinse dried beans and sort for stems and stones. In a large stock pot, cover beans with 3 quarts water and bring to a boil. Cook covered at a gentle boil for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until beans begin to soften (this will happen more quickly at lower altitudes).
  • Add remaining ingredients and continue cooking for 3-4 hours or until all liquid is absorbed. Heat may be reduced from boiling once onions have softened and become transparent.
  • To avoid scorching at higher altitudes, beans may be finished in a 350 degree oven, but should be stirred every 20-30 minutes. Remove ham bone before serving.
  • Serve warm with tortillas or cornbread.

Notes

Anasazi beans are a special cultivar of pinto bean cultivated from 600 year-old seed beans found in Ancestral Pueblo ruins of the Four Corners in the early 1900's. They have a thinner skin, cook more quickly, produce less gas, and can be ordered online from Adobe Milling of Dove Creek, CO.

 

 

Bangladeshi Hilsa fish

South Asia Missionary Wife
Course Main Course
Cuisine Bangladeshi, South Asian
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tsp black cumin seed
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric seed
  • 2-4 green chilies
  • 1 tbsp mustard oil or veg. oil
  • salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a shallow pan fry fish pieces to a golden brown
  • In a pan heat 1 tbsp oil and add 1 tsp cumin seed and let it crackle
  • Add about a cup of water and 1/2 tsp turmeric and salt to taste and boil.
  • Add fish pieces, split the green chillies and add to curry.
  • Cook 2 minutes.

Notes

This is one of the most popular dishes in Bangladesh.
Hilsa (or ilish) curry is the national dish of Bangladesh, made from the Hilsa fish, and is one of the most popular traditional Bangladeshi dishes. The Hilsa fish is marinated in turmeric and chili paste, before slowly frying on a low heat and serving with a mustard gravy and rice

 

 

Venezuelan Tequeños

Rachel Hartman – Missionary Wife
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Latin American, Venezuelan
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 6 tbsp cold water plus more if needed
  • 12 oz queso blanco or "cheese for frying"
  • vegetable oil for frying

Instructions
 

  • Cut butter in 1/4 inch slices.
  • Place butter slices, 2 cups flour, and baking powder in a food processor.
  • Pulse until butter is mixed in and the flour is crumbly.
  • Place mixture in a large bowl.
  • Add egg and water. Mix with a spatula to form a ball. Add water, tablespoon by tablespoon, if needed.
  • Wrap ball in plastic wrap and place in fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Take out and roll out the dough to 1/8 inch thickness, forming a 12 x 12 inch square. Slice into 3/4 inch strips.
  • Slice cheese into strips that measure 1/2 inch x 1/2 inch x 2 1/2 inches.
  • Take a strip and wrap it in a spiral around the cheese, covering all the cheese. Pinch dough to seal in cheese.
  • Heat oil in a large, deep cast iron pan or fryer. When hot (400 degrees), add the dough-wrapped cheese sticks in small batches and fry for three to five minutes, or until golden. Flip halfway through if needed.
  • Place on paper towel and continue with next batches.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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Notes

Tequeños are from Venezuela and are a popular dish in our city of Doral, Florida, which has many Venezuelan immigrants. Our kids love them, and they are served at parties, get togethers, church potlucks, and as appetizers.
Keyword Latin America

 

 

English Coronation Chicken

Philip Parker - member of the new WELS mission in London, England
Course Main Course
Cuisine English, European
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2-3 tsp mild curry powder
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt or sour cream
  • 1 tbsp mango cutney or 1/2 cup fresh mango
  • 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots
  • 1/3 cup sultanas or raisins
  • handful of fresh coriander or cilantro
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

Instructions
 

  • Put the chicken breasts into a large pan, and boil.
  • Finely slice the celery and chop the dried apricots and mango (if using fresh rather than chutney) into small pieces.
  • Combine the mild curry powder, mayonnaise, yoghurt, mango chutney/fresh mango, Worcestershire sauce, celery, dried apricots, and raisins into a mixing bowl. Then mix in the coriander.
  • When the chicken breasts have cooked through, let them cool then chop or shed them into small pieces.
  • Combine the chicken with the mixed ingredients.
  • Add a dash of salt and pepper and the juice of ½ to 1 whole lemon to taste.
  • Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • Serve on a bed of fresh lettuce leaves, cucumber slices and tomatoes, or enjoy as a sandwich with lettuce. It would also work well mixed with pasta as a chicken pasta salad.

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West Coast Salmon

Alicia Cortright – Saviour of the Nations, Vancouver, B.C.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Canadian
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb salmon fillet
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • toasted sesame seeds (for garnish) optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Prepare glaze by stirring together maple syrup, soy sauce, garlic, and pepper in a small bowl.
  • Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • Place the salmon skin-side down on the baking sheet. Glaze the salmon with the mixture you prepared. Cook in a 400 F oven for 10 minutes. Glaze once more. Depending on the thickness of your fillet, bake about 8-10 minutes more or until fish is cooked to your liking. To serve, you may choose to garnish with toasted sesame seeds.

Notes

Salmon is a West Coast favorite and this is an easy way to prepare a fillet packed with flavor. The glaze brings together a Canadian favourite, maple syrup, with the Asian cooking staple, soy sauce, for a lovely combination.

 

 

Thai Mango Sticky Rice

Peter Janke - World Missionary
There is a lot to love about Thai food. Panang Curry, Spicy Basil Pork, and Papaya Salad have quickly become some of my favorite dishes. But none of them beats my absolute favorite: Mango Sticky Rice. There are many recipes out there for Mango Sticky Rice, some more garnishes or steps, but I’ve found the simple recipe is just as good and takes a fraction of the time and effort. In fact, I’m not sure I can call it a recipe because I don’t know the exact amount, but I’ve tried my best to lay it out for you here.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Thai
Servings 8

Equipment

  • Rice Cooker (Or a steamer)

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups Thai Sticky Rice (Not jasmine, it won't work)
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 mangos yellow, sweet, juicy ones

Instructions
 

  • Put the sticky rice in the rice cooker with water and set to glutenous rice setting. Alternate Step One: You can also wash, soak the sticky rice for 5-6 hours, and then steam the sticky rice using any form of a steamer, Thai people use steam baskets, steaming for about 15 minutes. (You see, this is why we just buy it local for $1.50!)
  • Mix coconut milk with sugar in a saucepan and heat until the sugar is all absorbed into the sticky rice.
  • Peel the mangoes and slice off two sides of the mango from the pit. Slice the mango into bite sized pieces. I usually do one cut lengthwise and four or five cuts widthwise.
  • When the sticky rice is finished, place sticky rice and mango on a plate together. Pour the sweetened coconut milk over the sticky rice.
  • Eat and then repeat step four.

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Mexican Tostadas

Rachel Hartman - Missionary Wife in Latin America
This is a common dish served at Mexican gatherings. The tostadas and toppings are usually set out in buffet style. This gives everyone a chance to create a tostada that is filled with their favorite ingredients. In this way, it appeals to many people and is a fun group meal! We often prepare them for guests and our kids all have their favorite version of a tostada that fits their taste preferences!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 1 bag Mexican Tostadas
  • 4 cups refried beans
  • 4 cups shredded chicken
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 2 cups chopped tomato
  • 2 cups Mexican cream
  • 2 cups crumbled queso fresco
  • 1 cup chopped onion and cilantro
  • 2 avocados sliced
  • 4 limes quartered
  • 1 cup salsa

Instructions
 

  • Prepare all ingredients
  • Line up tostadas and toppings in a serving line or on a buffet.
  • Place tostada on a plate. Top with desired ingredients.
  • Enjoy!

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Russian Chicken and Potato Pie

Marina Bayanova - Member of the Lutheran Church in Novosibirsk, Russia
Course Main Course
Cuisine Russian
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • 3 carrots grated
  • 6 medium potatoes boiled and thickly sliced
  • 1 1/2 lbs raw chicken or turkey breast cut into short strips
  • 2 lbs white mushrooms chopped and fried in a little oil
  • 6 medium onions diced and fried separately in a little oil
  • 4-5 raw potatoes peeled and very thinly sliced
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese
  • salt

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat the oven to 400° F. Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  • This is a layered casserole. In between each layer is a layer of “egg pancake”. To make an “egg pancake”: beat one egg in a cup with a fork, pour onto a hot, greased skillet and tilt the pan so the egg covers the bottom of the skillet. Do not turn over the egg.
  • When the egg has cooked, carefully remove the “egg pancake” from the skillet.
  • For a 9 x 13 baking dish, you will need 2 “egg pancakes” to cover each layer.
  • You can be making the “egg pancakes” while you are preparing the other ingredients.
  • Place the carrots in the bottom of the baking dish. Lightly salt the carrot layer. Cover the carrot layer with 2 egg pancakes.
  • Place the boiled potato slices on the egg. Lightly salt. Cover the potatoes with 2 egg pancakes.
  • Place the chicken or turkey on the egg. Lightly salt. Cover the chicken with 2 egg pancakes.
  • Mix together the mushrooms and onions. Place the mushroom and onion mixture over the egg. Lightly salt. Cover the mushroom mixture with 2 egg pancakes.
  • Place the thin potato slices on top. Stick thin potato slices vertically around the edge of the casserole and push them down so they aren’t sticking up above the top of the dish, forming a border around the casserole. Lightly salt the top of the casserole.
  • Bake for 40 minutes, or until the potatoes are done. Top with shredded cheese and return to the oven until the cheese is melted and golden brown.

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Notes

During the week we eat simple food like potatoes and eggs, but on the weekend we make it fancy by putting it all together in a casserole! You can also add black pepper or provincial herbs to this casserole.

 

 

Russian White Radish Salad

Marina Bayanova - Member of the Lutheran Church in Novosibirsk, Russia
Course Salad
Cuisine Russian
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups daikon radish sliced into thin sticks
  • 2 cups ham or cooked chicken sliced into thin sticks
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup onion sliced into thin half circles
  • Mayonnaise
  • Salt

Instructions
 

  • Begin by making “egg pancakes”.
  • Heat a little oil in a skillet.
  • Beat one or two eggs in a cup with a fork and pour the egg into the skillet.
  • Tilt the skillet so the egg covers the bottom.
  • Do not turn over the egg.
  • When the egg is cooked, remove it carefully to a cutting board.
  • You should have a stack of either 6 small “egg pancakes” or 3 larger “egg pancakes”.
  • Let the eggs cool for a few minutes. Then roll up the “egg pancakes” and slice them thinly.
  • Stir together the daikon radish, ham or cooked chicken, “egg pancakes” and onion.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • You can prepare these ingredients a couple hours ahead of time.
  • Just before serving, stir in mayonnaise.

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