Thursday, December 15, 2011
commercialization of Christmas.
What are your favorite childhood memories of Christmas?
What’s your favorite Christmas carol?
Oh more than one. Silent Night, Winter Wonderland, O Christmas Tree, Little Town of Bethlehem, and more as well.
For prime rib beef (5-8 lbs), French trimmed, on the bone
freshly cracked black pepper
Preheat the oven to its highest setting.
Rub the beef with the olive oil, salt and pepper all over.
Put a heavy-based roasting pan on the stove and when hot, add the beef.
Transfer the beef immediately to the oven and leave the oven on 450 F for 20 minutes.
Reduce the heat to 375F and roast for 15 minutes per lb. for rare, adding another ten minutes per lb. for medium rare, 20 minutes per lb. for medium, and 30 minutes per lb. for well done (though this is not ideal).
Remove the beef from the oven, transfer it to a carving board and cover with foil. Allow it to rest in a warm place for 30 minutes.
Serve with Yorkshire pudding, green peas, and potatoes.~~
Stuffed Cuttlefish In Wine Sauce
This is one of my very favorite things to cook. Very tasty. Do not think the cuttlefish taste weird. They are very mild and good.
• Two packs of frozen small cuttlefish thawed (some oriental or seafood markets have these), or use fresh small cuttlefish
• Italian style bread crumbs, one and one half cup.
• One can of diced tomatoes, Italian style.
• One cup dry white wine
• One cup of red onion finely diced.
• Olive oil
• Green and black olives chopped, one cup.
• Capers, two tablespoons chopped very finely.
• Dill weed,one tablespoon
• Red pepper flakes 1/8 tsp
• Garlic 2 tsp
• One lemon
1. Mix bread crumbs, onion, tomatoes, capers, spices (to taste), olives in a mixing bowl.
2. Stuff cuttlefish with mixture.
3. Heat olive oil over medium heat, one half cup.
4. Put cuttlefish in skillet seam side down, brown for three minutes.
5. Turn over.
6. Add wine, red pepper flakes (to taste) and lemon juice.
7. Adjust heat to simmer.
8. Add onions.
9. Simmer for 30 minutes or until tender..
Serve over white rice or couscous.
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