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Green Beans with Honey and Sesame Seeds

13 Jul

I love Asian Fusion. I think its because this past year I lived in China Town and my closest grocery stores were all Asian grocery stores. Whether or not that was the case, my roommates and I have found out honey goes well on EVERYTHING, including Asian dishes. We’ve made these beans with a butter-honey and slivered almond type of dressing, but in the spirit of our Asian Fusion dinner I decided to go with the sesame seeds.

You’ll need:

  • 1/2 lb of green beans
  • 3 T butter
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2T honey
  • many sesame seeds
  • Salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil.
  2. Once boiling, throw the green beans in and blanch them for about 3-5 minutes. Pour them out over a collander or seive and set aside to cool for a moment.
  3. In a pan over medium heat, warm the butter and garlic until melted. Add honey. Then, add green beans.
  4. Toss the green beans in the melted butter and honey mixture for several minutes. Once the mixture has covered the green beans, sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve immediately.

Better yet, serve with scallops!

Honey-Hollandaise Sauce

13 Apr

I don’t know about all of you guys… but I sure have an affinity for breakfast foods. I love eggs. I decided recently I would make Hollandaise sauce to go with asparagus and for some eggs Benedict latter on.

For THE {Honey-Hollandaise} SAUCE you’ll need:

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup of butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 2 T Honey
  • 2 T Dijon Mustard
  • Juice of about 1/4 of a lemon
  • 1t alspice
  • 1t salt

Directions:

  1. Separate your eggs, reserving the egg yolks in a double broiler pot. Use the egg whites for something else, like an omelet or for egg white eggs Benedict, or something of that nature. Perhaps a meringue? There are many options!
  2. Juice the lemon wedge into the eggs, add honey, dijon, melted butter (slowly), and spice and whisk the egg yolk mixture.
  3.  Move to a double boiler, continuing to whisk mixture. Over time, it will thicken and gain a creamier consistency. In the end it should stick to the whisk like this:
  4. Make some Slivered Garlic Potatoes and Blanched asparagus:
  5. And dress it with your freshly made Hollandaise! Makes a great side dish.
    Enjoy!

Sweet-Honey-Cinnamon Popcorn

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You never knew your popcorn could get so jazzy… until now.

You’ll Need:

  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • Splash of Olive Oil/Canola Oil
  • 2tsp salt

For THE SAUCE:

  • 4 Tbs butter/margarine
  • 3 Tbs honey
  • 2 Tbs Cinnamon Sugar (or… 4 tsp sugar, 2 tsp cinnamon)

Let’s Begin:

  • Put your kernels in a pot (non-stick is best) with a splash of oil
  • Heat it up to Medium-High
  • After the pop-interval falls to 3 seconds, take the popcorn off the stove
  • Take your butter and honey and microwave it for about 30 seconds, so that the butter is melted
  • Stir the two nicely
  • Pour it all over the popcorn, and toss it a bit
  • Dash your cinnamon sugar all over the popcorn, and toss it some more
  • Add that salt and toss it one more time.
  • Put it in your mouth. Share it if you want to make friends. Put it in front of the TV if you want to get a movie started.

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