homemade takeout

Chicken, Olive and Hard-boiled Egg Empanadas

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 1 onion, chopped 1 shallot, chopped 1 tablespoon paprika 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon ground chipotle 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1 bay leaf 1 lb ground chicken 2 teaspoons tomato paste 1/2 cup halved pimento-stuffed olives 3 hard-boiled eggs, […]

Chicken Jalfrezi Sandwich, Quarantine Style

Ingredients: for the chicken: 1 15-oz can jalapeño and habanero diced tomatoes 1 1/2-2 lbs chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces 3 cloves garlic, sliced 1/2 large red onion, sliced 1/4 teaspoon ground roasted cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon turmeric 2 teaspoons garam masala salt freshly ground black […]

Veggie Packed Chicken Lo Mein for Crowd

Ingredients: for the chicken: 6 chicken thighs (about 1 3/4 lb), cut into bite-sized pieces 2 tablespoons oyster sauce 1 tablespoon sesame oil 3 tablespoons soy sauce 1 1 1/2-inch knob ginger, grated 2 big cloves garlic, thinly sliced sauce: 1/4 cup Shaoxing wine 2 tablespoons oyster sauce 2 tablespoons […]

Homemade New Jersey Style Sloppy Joes

Ingredients: coleslaw: 14 oz bagged coleslaw mix (cabbage and shredded cabbage mix) 1/2 small red onion, very thinly sliced 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard 1/4 teaspoon celery seed 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar salt white pepper Russian dressing: 3 tablespoons dill pickle relish 1 shallot, minced 1/4 cup […]

Baltimore-style Fried Oyster Po’Boys

Ingredients: for the oysters: 2 pints oysters 1 1/3 cup self-rising cornmeal mix 2/3 cup flour 1/4 cup Old Bay (low sodium okay) canola oil for frying for the Old Bay remoulade: 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1 1/2 tablespoons dill relish 1 teaspoon Old Bay 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard (powder) juice […]

The Cloak and Dagger Sandwich

Ingredients: 1 lb sliced corned beef (preferably hot/warm) 8 slices seeded rye or pumpernickel bread (or rye and pumpernickel swirl) Coleslaw: 1 cup shredded cabbage 1/2 carrot, shredded 1/2 small onion, shredded 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/4 teaspoon sugar 1/4 teaspoon celery seed 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar […]

Instant Pot Hawaiian Kalua Pork (in banana leaf)

Ingredients: 1 large banana leaf* 5 1/2 lb boneless pork shoulder or butt (may need to cut in half to fit) 1/4 cup Hawaiian Alaea Sea Salt 2 tablespoons mesquite liquid smoke 6 oz pineapple juice 6 oz water Directions: Line the Instant Pot with the banana leaf, leaving enough […]

Hawaiian-style Mac Salad

Ingredients: 1 lb dry macaroni (jumbo macaroni if possible) 2 medium carrots, shredded (I used rainbow carrots) 1/4 Maui onion, grated 1-1 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup milk Hawaiian Alaea Sea Salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the macaroni […]