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Brisket Nihari: Pakistan meets Texas

Indian
March 4, 2021
A Pakistani curry specialty with a Texas twist.
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Vietnamese Meatballs

Asian
February 18, 2021

Vietnamese Meatballs

Asian
February 18, 2021
Food Network + Cooking Channel's Ali Khan craves Vietnamese Meatballs and threw together an impromptu recipe. Served up in taco form.
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Sunday Supper’s Brisket

Recipe
January 22, 2021

Sunday Supper’s Brisket

Recipe
January 22, 2021
I was gifted a copy of Sunday Supper’s by Suzanne Goin some 15 years ago. In that time I have probably prepared a handful of recipes which is more a reflection of the involvement the book requires. Broken up be Seasons, you would be wise to stick to the one you are currently in and have access to a good Farmer’s Market. True to the chef’s resumé and accolades, this book is not for the novice cook nor a busy ...
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Texas Chili Recipe

Recipe
October 27, 2020

Texas Chili Recipe

Recipe
October 27, 2020
It’s 47 degrees outside, football is in full swing and it’s high time I figured out a real deal Texas chili recipe. Spoiler alert: I used tomatoes. Yeah, I did. And I used ground beef, albeit coarse ground aka chili grind from a butcher shop called Longhorn Meats. No beans though, and that deep hue of red was from making my own chili powder. I even have two versions for you and my inspiration came from an award winning recipe ...
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Braised Pork Chile Verde recipe

Recipe
September 13, 2020

Braised Pork Chile Verde recipe

Recipe
September 13, 2020
Pork Chile Verde It’s a hearty, comforting Mexican icon. Superb in tacos, burritos, over rice or even just in a damn bowl, Pork Chile Verde is a staple on both sides of the border. Thanks to one of Food & Wine’s Best of the Best cookbooks from years back, I stumbled upon a Rick Bayless version where chunks of pork shoulder are braised slowly in an oven along with tomatillos, cilantro and pickled jalapeños. Despite countless versions of Pork Chile ...
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Top 3 Quarantine Cooking Hacks

Recipe
July 29, 2020

Top 3 Quarantine Cooking Hacks

Recipe
July 29, 2020
Top 3 Quarantine Cooking Hacks Let’s face it, we have been cooking a lot. So much so, that coming up with my Top 3 Quarantine Cooking Hacks was pretty much a no brainer. These are a few of many, but certainly reflect on some of my fav hacks for recipes that have become weekly staples at Casa Khan. So in no particular order, let’s get into it . . .
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Seekh Kabob Recipe

Recipe
July 28, 2020

Seekh Kabob Recipe

Recipe
July 28, 2020
Seekh Kabob Recipe It has been a minute since I have been at the kitchen, or should I say the grill? After three weeks of road tripping I found myself longing to experiment with takeout comfort foods at home. Which found me wanting cross this one off the bucket list: Seekh Kabob. Thanks to the internet and a global pandemic, I really had no excuse not to figure this one out. Added bonus: I made my very first chutney. Spoiler ...
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Chimichurri recipe: the best bbq sauce ever

Recipe
June 30, 2020
Chimichurri recipe: the last word on BBQ sauce I wish Argentina was a little closer. Their style of barbecue, asado, has long been the blueprint of many backyard bbqs at Casa Khan. For years I relied on the food processor and red wine vinegar for my benchmark chimichurri recipe. Then one fine day I found myself without red wine vinegar and too lazy to pull out the food processor. I turned to plain old white vinegar and my chef’s knife. ...
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The Butter Chicken Recipe

Indian
June 28, 2020

The Butter Chicken Recipe

Indian
June 28, 2020
The Butter Chicken Recipe This is it. The reason I tell people to buy an Instant Pot: the butter chicken recipe from famed Instant Pot Food Blogger Urvashi Pitre who literally is called “the butter chicken lady”. The first time I tried this I told my wife we aren’t ordering Indian takeout anymore. Yeah, this is a good one . . .
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Pumpkin Seed Pesto Recipe

Recipe
June 17, 2020

Pumpkin Seed Pesto Recipe

Recipe
June 17, 2020
Pumpkin Seed Pesto Recipe When we discovered our son had a peanut allergy, my view of food was forever altered. My old man was a doctor, so I had some knowledge of nutrition, the foods to eat regularly, and those foods to eat sparingly. Yeah, you probably imagine my fondness for the latter. But, food allergies? That is a whole other ball game. No wiggle room there. None at all. With my kid allergic to peanuts, walnuts and pecans, our ...
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