Peanut Sauce

A spoon heavy with peanut sauce stands against a mason jar filled with peanut sauce.
Peanut Sauce
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    Servings Prep Time
    1 1/2 cups 15 minutes
    Cook Time
    10 minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    1 1/2 cups 15 minutes
    Cook Time
    10 minutes
    A spoon heavy with peanut sauce stands against a mason jar filled with peanut sauce.
    Peanut Sauce
    Print Recipe
      Servings Prep Time
      1 1/2 cups 15 minutes
      Cook Time
      10 minutes
      Servings Prep Time
      1 1/2 cups 15 minutes
      Cook Time
      10 minutes
      Ingredients
      Servings: cups
      Instructions
      1. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Whisk over low-medium heat until smooth. Increase heat to medium and whisk until slightly thickened and the sauce comes barely to a simmer (do not boil).
      2. Remove from heat and adjust thickness with a little more water or coconut milk if desired. Serve warm or at room temperature.
      Recipe Notes

      -The sauce will thicken as it cools, adjust thickness with a splash of water or coconut milk to suit your taste.

      -The sauce will keep refrigerated in a sealed container for up to a week and in the freezer for a month.

      Spicy Miso Shrimp

      Spicy Miso Shrimp served in a small decorative skillet on a dark wooden board.
      Spicy Miso Shrimp
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      Servings Prep Time
      4 people 20 minutes
      Cook Time
      4-6 minutes
      Servings Prep Time
      4 people 20 minutes
      Cook Time
      4-6 minutes
      Spicy Miso Shrimp served in a small decorative skillet on a dark wooden board.
      Spicy Miso Shrimp
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      Servings Prep Time
      4 people 20 minutes
      Cook Time
      4-6 minutes
      Servings Prep Time
      4 people 20 minutes
      Cook Time
      4-6 minutes
      Ingredients
      Servings: people
      Instructions
      1. Pat shrimp dry with a paper towel and set aside in a medium bowl. Whisk together remaining ingredients except for canola oil. Toss shrimp with paste.
      2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add oil. Once hot add shrimp and cook in a single layer. Cook for about 2-2 1/2 minutes per side until the paste starts to caramelize and stick to the shrimp.
      3. Remove shrimp to a serving plate and garnish with lime wedges and cilantro if desired. Serve immediately.
      Recipe Notes

      If the shrimp are too crowded in the pan they will not brown in the time it takes to cook them.  They only take minutes to cook, so cook in two batches if you do not have a large enough skillet.  Wipe out skillet between batches.

      Cranberry Pork Rib Roast


      Cranberry Pork Rib Roast
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        Servings Prep Time
        6-10 people 30 minutes
        Cook Time Passive Time
        120 minutes 20-30 minutes
        Servings Prep Time
        6-10 people 30 minutes
        Cook Time Passive Time
        120 minutes 20-30 minutes
        Cranberry Pork Rib Roast
        Print Recipe
          Servings Prep Time
          6-10 people 30 minutes
          Cook Time Passive Time
          120 minutes 20-30 minutes
          Servings Prep Time
          6-10 people 30 minutes
          Cook Time Passive Time
          120 minutes 20-30 minutes
          Ingredients
          Servings: people
          Instructions
          Pork Rib Roast
          1. Preheat oven to 475℉. Pat roast dry with a paper towel and season generously on all sides with salt and pepper. In a small bowl whisk together remaining ingredients until smooth and rub evenly onto the roast. Place roast on a large baking tray or shallow roasting pan fat side up. Cook for 15 minutes in preheated oven then reduce temperature to 350℉. Continue to roast for 90-120 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in the thickest part reads 145℉. The meat will continue to rise about 10℉ as it rests.
          2. Remove roast from oven and cover loosely with foil. Allow to rest for a minimum of 20 minutes before carving. For larger appetites, you can carve the roast into chops between the bones and serve. Alternatively, you can carve off the bones from the center loin, allowing you to slice the loin to your desired thickness. Cut the ribs between the bones and serve along side.
          Cranberry Apple Sauce
          1. Heat oil in a small saucepan and sauté shallots for 1-2 minutes until starting to soften. Add cranberries, apple, 1/2 cup water, white wine, brown sugar, rosemary and ginger. Allow to simmer gently, stirring occasionally until the cranberries are soft and the apples are tender. This will take about 20 minutes and most of the excess moisture will be evaporated.
          2. Stir in jellied cranberry, cinnamon and salt, allowing the jellied cranberry to melt into the sauce. Adjust consistency with a tablespoon or two of water if necessary. The sauce can be made ahead and warmed gently for serving. Makes 1 3/4 cups of sauce.

          Tequila Pineapple Punch


          Tequila Pineapple Punch
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            Servings Prep Time
            6 10 ounce drinks 20 minutes
            Servings Prep Time
            6 10 ounce drinks 20 minutes
            Tequila Pineapple Punch
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              Servings Prep Time
              6 10 ounce drinks 20 minutes
              Servings Prep Time
              6 10 ounce drinks 20 minutes
              Ingredients
              Servings: 10 ounce drinks
              Instructions
              1. Cut ends off pinapple and trim off rough outer skin without cutting too far into the flesh. Cut pineapple into quarters horizontally. Lay each quarter flat and trim out the woody core. Chop remaining flesh into large 1" chunks.
              2. Add half the pineapple chunks, ginger and half the orange juice to a blender and puree until smooth. Pour into serving pitcher. Repeat with remaining pineapple and orange juice.
              3. To the pineapple puree stir in tequila, white wine, agave nectar and lime juice. Pour 1 cup punch over ice and top with approximately 1/4 cup of sparkling water.

              Beef Skewers with Peanut Sauce

              Beef Skewers with Peanut Sauce are tender, pungent and slightly sticky beef slices served with peanut sauce.
              Beef Skewers with Peanut Sauce
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              Tender pungent and slightly sticky beef strips grilled and served with peanut sauce.
                Servings
                4 people
                Servings
                4 people
                Beef Skewers with Peanut Sauce are tender, pungent and slightly sticky beef slices served with peanut sauce.
                Beef Skewers with Peanut Sauce
                Print Recipe
                Tender pungent and slightly sticky beef strips grilled and served with peanut sauce.
                  Servings
                  4 people
                  Servings
                  4 people
                  Ingredients
                  Beef Skewers
                  Peanut Sauce
                  Servings: people
                  Instructions
                  Beef Skewers
                  1. If using wooden skewers, soak according to package directions. Lay flank steak flat and cut into 1/4" slices across the grain. Set aside.
                  2. Whisk together remaining ingredients. Add sliced beef and toss to completely coat each piece. Allow to marinate in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours.
                  3. Preheat grill to medium high. Thread beef slices onto skewers. Spray grills with non stick spray if desired to prevent beef from over sticking to the grills.
                  4. Grill beef skewers for approximately 7-8 minutes, turning once or twice to crisp up the edges. Serve with peanut sauce.
                  Peanut Sauce
                  1. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and warm over medium heat. Do not boil or the peanut butter will separate. Garnish with additional chopped peanuts and serve with beef skewers.