Tomato & Kale Sauté

Tomato & Kale Sauté

Tomato & Kale Sauté

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1 stick celery
  • 1 tomato
  • 1/2 yellow pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 1 inch piece raw ginger
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 zucchini
  • fish sauce
  • oil

Instructions

Remove ribs from kale and slice into 2 inch pieces. Thinly slice celery, ginger, garlic, zucchini and yellow pepper. Chop onion. Dice tomato.

Add oil to wok or deep frying pan. When hot add ginger, garlic, onion, celery, zucchini, yellow pepper. Cook 1 minute. Add tomato and fish sauce and top with kale.

Cover and cook until kale wilts and turns colour.

Jamaican Pumpkin Soup

Jamaican Pumpkin Soup

Jamaican Pumpkin Soup

Ingredients

  • 3 onions diced
  • 4 stalks celery diced
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger minced
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 large white yam peeled and cubed
  • 1 10 lb pumpkin peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 2 qts vegetable or chicken stock
  • 3 scallions thinnly sliced
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp ground allspice
  • 1 jalapeno pepper diced
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves chopped

Instructions

In a large pot combine the oil, onions, celery, ginger and garlic. Cook until onions are soft. Add the allspice, nutmeg, turmeric, and jalapeno and cook 3 - 5 minutes longer.

Add the stock, diced yam and pumpkin and cook until tender. Season to taste with salt and sugar.

Puree with an immersion blender. Serve garnished with cilantro, mint and scallions.

Dennis’ Delicious Tomato Sauce

Dennis’ Delicious Tomato Sauce

Dennis’ Delicious Tomato Sauce

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 25 Juliette Roma tomatoes skinned and diced
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Heat oil in pot. Add onions and garlic. Cook until onions are transparent.

Add chicken stock and tomatoes. Mash tomatoes once cooked. Boil until reduced to a sauce. Add chopped basil just before serving.

Cabbage Roll Casserole

Cabbage Roll Casserole

Cabbage Roll Casserole

Ingredients

  • 11/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1/2 large cabbage cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 cups water or beef broth

Instructions

Brown meat in skillet. Drain the grease and stir in the onions, garlic and spices. Cook until the onions soften and become transparent.

Remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients. Pour into a 13 x 9 inch casserole dish. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 90 minutes at 350 degrees F. Halfway through the cooking time remove from oven and stir. Cook longer if you prefer the cabbage softer.