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Aleks and Aurélie's Favorite Recipes

Month: May, 2012

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

by astefanovski

3 ripe bananas
1/3 cup margarine
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
1 1/2 cup flour
chocolate chips

Putting It Together
Mix sugar and margarine. Add bananas and mix with the sugar and margarine. Mix in egg, vanilla, baking soda, and salt, in that order. Mix in flour. Add chocolate chips.

Bake 50-60 minutes at 350°C.

Serve with a glass of milk and lots of hugs.



Beef or Chicken Chili Ramen

by aureliettine

Step 1: Prepare chili ramen sauce (makes about ½ cup)
2 scant teaspoons sugar
2 tablespoons vinegar
3 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
5 tablespoons fish sauce (nam pla)

Dissolve the sugar in the vinegar in a small pan over a gentle heat, let cool, and add sweet chili sauce and fish sauce.

Step 2: Make chicken stock
6 cups of chicken stock
1 leek, finely chopped
1 carrot, roughly chopped
1-inch piece of fresh ginger root, finely chopped

When chicken broth is ready add the ginger and let cook another 5 minutes.

Add 3 tablespoons of chili ramen sauce (see step 1).

Step 3: Precut vegetables
3 scallions, chopped
1 half teaspoon of red (or green) chile, (not peppers) chopped
1 lime, quartered
6 sprigs of cilantro

Step 4: Prepare bean sprouts and ramen noodles
2 handfuls of bean sprouts
1 fistful of ramen noodles (wheat noodles)

1. Bleach two handfuls of bean sprouts in a large pot of boiling water for 10 seconds.
2. Drain, reserving the water, and refresh in cold running water.
3. Cook a fistful of ramen noodles in the reserved boiling water for about 3 minutes.
4. Drain thoroughly and refresh under cold running water.

Step 5: Prepare meat
slice chicken breast or sirloin steak
store bought teriyaki sauce

1. Preheat a frying pan for 1-2 min with vegetable oil.
2. Fry the meat (sliced steak or chicken breast) for 2-3 minutes or until medium rare.
3. Season with teriyaki sauce.

Bringing it all together…

1. Divide the noodles between two large bowls.
2. Ladle the chicken stock with chili ramen sauce over the noodles.
3. Top with meat and sliced vegetables finishing off with the coriander.
Serve immediately. Makes 2 generous servings.

Fettucine Alfredo With Chicken and Asparagus

by aleksandaurelie

Chicken Breast Marinade
1-2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 large garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1-1/2 teaspoons lemon zest, from one lemon

Mix all ingredients except chicken together in a zip-lock bag. Add chicken breasts and massage marinade into meat until evenly coated. Seal the bag and place in a bowl in the refrigerator (the bowl protects against leakage); let the chicken marinate at least 4 hours or up to 12 hours.

Alfredo Sauce
2 tbs butter
1 cup cream
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
2 cups parmesan, grated
salt and pepper

In a small saucepan over low heat, heat the cream, butter and garlic. Once simmering, whisk in the parmesan. Season well with salt and pepper.

Putting It Together
1 bunch asparagus

1. Slice the asparagus into one inch slices and cook until crisp.
2. Cook the pasta until al dente.
3. Grill marinated chicken

Serve pasta with asparagus, fresh alfredo sauce, and grilled marinated chicken.