Hungarian Goulash

Sat, Mar 12 • 0

2 large red bell peppers
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 lb boneless beef shank, or normal stew beef, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
Kosher salt & pepper
2 large onions, chopped
4 large cloves of garlic, minced
2 t caraway seeds, toasted and ground
3 T Hungarian sweet paprika
3 T all-purpose flour
2 T red wine vinegar
1 15 oz can tomatoes, diced
2 c low sodium beef broth
2 c low sodium chicken broth, or water
2 large russet potatoes, cubed
½ c lite sour cream
8 oz wide egg noodles, cooked according to package

Preheat the oven to 450°. Roast the peppers on the rack for 15 or 20 minutes, turning once. Remove them from the oven, and put them in a paper sack until they are cool enough to handle. Pull out the core, remove the skin and all of the seeds, and slice into bite-sized pieces. Set aside. Reduce the oven to 350°.

Trim the fat from the beef, brown in small batches in a dutch oven. Pour off the oil if it is scorched, and replace with fresh. Cook the onion until it is wilted, then add the garlic, the roasted red pepper, and the spices and cook until fragrant. Add the flour and stir until dissolved. Add the vinegar, tomatoes, and stock (or water) and bring to a simmer. Clamp on the lid, and put it in the oven for 1 hour in the oven.

Stir in the potatoes, and cook partially covered either in the oven or on the stovetop until the potatoes are tender. Remove from heat, season with salt and pepper, and stir in the sour cream. At this point, you might decide to let the whole thing cool and then refrigerate for a day. (Some people think it improves the flavor.) When ready, serve over egg noodles.

Recent Penzey’s Spice Order

Wed, Mar 11 • 2

1   11950      Chili 9000 2.1 oz. 1/2 cup jar……………..$5.49
1   22042      Horseradish Dip 4 oz. bag…………………..$5.45
1   22642      Szechuan Pepper Salt 4 oz. bag ……….$4.59
1   31851      Oregano Mexican .4 oz. 1/2 cup jar…..$2.99

Shipping, $5.95   TOTAL : $25.08

Fajita Seasoning

Sat, Apr 26 • 0

1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1 package Adobo seasoning

Next time, I think I’ll add a little heat, in the form of cayenne pepper.

My Recent Penzey’s Spice Order

Fri, Mar 7 • 0 — the descriptions are from their website.

Quan Item No. Description Price
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1 48040 Smoked Spanish Paprika 4 oz.bag $4.59

Rich, colorful Spanish Paprika, naturally smoked over traditional oak fires. Awesome flavor and perfect color, good on just about everything. Sprinkle on chicken and fi sh before cooking, add to sauces, soups and salad dressings.

1 29454 Smoky 4/S Special Seasoned Sea Salt 4.0 oz. 1/2 Cup jar $2.39

This smoky version of our 4/S gives a delicious smoky burst of flavor wherever salt is called for. Like other seasoned salts, Smoky 4/S is great for steaks, burgers, chops, chicken, fish, veggies, popcorn and more. Hand-mixed from: Coarse Sea Salt, Smoked Paprika, Sugar, Special Extra Bold Black Pepper, Turmeric, Onion, Garlic, Spice Extractives (including oleoresin of paprika, black pepper, celery, rosemary and thyme).

1 10445 Bavarian Style Seasoning 4 oz. bag $4.79

Growing up in the Penzey family, one of our favorite Sunday dinners was Gram’s special recipe of veal, pork, potatoes, onions and carrots, all roasted to a golden brown in the same pan, seasoned with her simple, yet delicious blend of herbs and spices. Bavarian is also great on turkey breast, rub on 1-2 tsp. per lb. For added zest, sprinkle with lemon juice or salt. Rub on pork, lamb or veal chops with a splash of balsamic vinegar, and grill over medium heat. Also, a traditional English seasoning for leg or rack of lamb. Hand-mixed from: crushed brown mustard, rosemary, garlic, thyme, bay leaf and sage.

1 13259 French Four Spice 2.4 oz. 1/2 cup jar $5.79

A must for Country French dishes, such as pork chops, potato casseroles and stew with red wine. French Four Spice is traditionally used for pork, beef and rabbit. Hand-mixed from: white pepper, nutmeg, ginger, cloves.

1 27142 Rocky Mountain Seasoning 4 oz. bag $5.69

A versatile blend of Parmesan cheese, bell peppers and shallots. Sprinkle on salad, in yogurt or sour cream for dip, use 2 TB. per Cup. Use to season quiche, chicken or veal cutlets. Hand-mixed from: bell peppers, Parmesan cheese [part-skim milk, cheese culture, salt, enzymes, cellulose powder, potassium sorbate], salt, sesame, poppy, shallots, arrowroot, white pepper.

1 13833 Mignonette Pepper 1.0 oz. 1/4 cup jar $3.19

A classical blend, also known as “shot pepper,” of cracked Tellicherry black pepper, Muntok white pepper and flavorful Moroccan coriander. Traditional in French-Canadian cooking and roasting large cuts of beef, lamb or poultry. Excellent on a thick grilled steak or veal chop. Great in a table grinder. Use ½-1 tsp. per pound.

2 58430 3 Madagascar Vanilla Beans $13.78

Regarded as the world’s best, Madagascar beans set the standard for prime vanilla flavor.



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