Saturday, May 30, 2009

Coca-Cola 7-Bone Roast Recipe

You won't taste cola, but the gravy is to die for! Oven-baked pot roast and vegetables is enhanced by a rich gravy. Can also be made in a slow cooker.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours,

1 (3 to 4 pounds) beef 7-bone roast
Kosher salt and pepper
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 pound baby red (creamer) potatoes, scrubbed, skins on
8 ounces button mushrooms, cleaned
1/2 pound baby carrots, peeled
1 onion, very thinly sliced
1 cup Coca-Cola or other cola, at room temperature
1 cup tomato sauce (canned or homemade)
1 packet dry onion soup mix
1 Tbsp sweet Hungarian paprika
2 tsp dried oregano, crushed
1 tsp garlic powder

Preparation:Prepare a 9 by 13-inch baking pan by lining it with foil. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Sprinkle roast liberally with salt and pepper. Heat a heavy-duty skillet until very hot, add the olive oil, and quickly sear the 7-bone roast on both sides. Place seared roast in baking pan. Surround with potatoes, mushrooms, and carrots in an even layer. Spread sliced onions evenly over the top of the meat and vegetables. Mix cola, tomato sauce, onion soup mix, paprika, oregano, and garlic powder in a bowl until combined. Pour evenly over meat and vegetables. Cover tightly with foil. Bake for 2 hours. Remove from oven and let rest at least 15 minutes. Carve meat. Serve with vegetables and pan gravy. Note: Use the same method in a large oval slow-cooker, cooking on low setting for 6 to 8 hours. Or, omit the vegetables (except the sliced onions), and cook the 7-bone roast alone as a main dish. Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Lumpia Recipe (Lumpia Shanghai)

In Filipino, lumpia are eggrolls that are deep-fried like a wrapped stick of meat. Lumpia is a spring roll filled with ground or finely mince of pork, beef or vegetables then served it with sweet and sour sauce. Sometimes I call this recipe lumpia shanghai. This lumpia recipe or lumpia shanghai is one of the filipino recipes that I usually make, whenever we have a party or get together with friends, especially filipino friends, at home. One time, I was busy cooking filipino recipes, and one of them is this lumpia and my friend arrive early and help me in the kitchen. She notices that I my lumpia wrapper won’t stick together whenever I cook. I’ve tried everything from water, to egg wash and other type of paste but still no avail, the wrapper still broke loose. Since she is also a good cook; she gave me the technique in making these wrapper sticks together. And guess what she told me, just used the egg white as a paste in binding this wrapper together. And it works! Since then, my filipino lumpia shanghai servings looks better and taste good.

Ingredients :

· 1 lb. ground pork

· 1 cup chopped shrimps

· 1/4 cup finely chopped onions

· 1/2 cup finely chopped carrots

· 2 whole eggs

· 3 tbsp. soy sauce

· 3 dashes of sesame oil

· salt and pepper, to taste

· lumpia wrapper

· vegetable oil, for frying

Cooking Procedures :1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix until well blended.2. Wrap into thin rolls in lumpia wrapper. Fry in deep hot oil. 3. Drain on paper towels. Transfer to a serving platter. Serve with your favorite catsup or make your own Sweet and Sour Sauce recipe.