Friday, June 9, 2023

Make something different for dinner tonight

Bailey Woodean
Bailey Woodean
I have been a freelance writer for more than 4 years, a mom for more than 2 years, and a wife for just under a year. I am currently a student in a cooking and catering program with the intention of expanding my knowledge of the culinary business. I then plan to take this knowledge to properly write about and critique restaurants and food. Writing to you from Niagara Falls, NY, thanks for joining me on the ride!
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Venezuelan Black Bean Soup Recipe, Linguine with Shrimp and Tomatoes, Chinese pepper steak. Make something different for dinner tonight

Venezuelan Black Bean Soup Recipe

Venezuelan Black Bean Soup Recipe

  • 250g of raw black beans
  • 1/2 red pepper
  • 1/2 green pepper
  • 5 spring onions
  • 1 medium onion
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1.5 tsp of salt
  • 1.5 tsp cumin powder
  • 1.5 tsp dried oregano
  • 500 ml of tomato passata
  • 1 tbsp Worcester Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • Water to cook the beans in
Make something different for dinner tonight
  1. Cook the beans as per packet instructions.
  2. In the meantime in a blender blitz the passata, onion, spring onions, garlic, and peppers.
  3. In a pot cook the mix for 20 min adding 1 tsp of the oregano, cumin, salt, and Worcester sauce,
  4. When the beans are halfway cooked, add the tomato sauce to the beans with 1/2 tsp of cumin, oregano, and salt, and leave to cook for approx 30 minutes or until the beans are soft. Stir occasionally to avoid the beans sticking to the pot.
  5. Once the beans are soft-serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

  1. If you like a more liquid soup add a little bit of water once the beans are cooked and stir.
Recipe by: Mi Terruño Food – www.miterrunofood,

Linguine with Shrimp and Tomatoes

  • Kosher salt
  • 12 ounces linguine
  • 1 1/2 pounds ripe tomatoes
  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 2 to 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh oregano, finely chopped
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined medium shrimp
Make something different for dinner tonight
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook as the label directs for al dente; drain and return to the pot.
  2. Meanwhile, core, halve, and seed the tomatoes. Blend the tomatoes, 1/4 cup olive oil, the garlic, oregano, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and a few grinds of pepper in a food processor to make a chunky sauce. Add to the pasta and toss to combine.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil to the skillet, then add the shrimp in a single layer; cook, turning once, until just cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the shrimp to the pasta, tossing to combine.
  4. Divide the pasta and shrimp among bowls. Drizzle with olive oil.

Chinese pepper steak

Easy Chinese Pepper Steak

  • 1 pound sirloin steak cut into 1/4 inch thick strips
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 to 3 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger
  • 4 cloves crushed garlic
  • 2 large green bell peppers cut into 1-inch squares
  • 1 large red bell pepper cut into 1-inch squares
  • 1 large white onion sliced
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil divided
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions optional
Make something different for dinner tonight
  1. Slice beef into 1/4 inch strips. Set aside.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and cornstarch. Add in beef broth, sugar, black pepper, ginger, and garlic. Whisk to combine. Set aside.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a wok over high heat. Add in beef and toss until seared, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from wok and set aside.
  4. Add in another 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Add in peppers and onions. Cook in the wok until tender-crisp, about 3 minutes.
  5. Add meat back into the wok. Add in ginger garlic sauce. Stir and cook for about 1 minute.
  6. Garnish with sliced green onions (optional) and serve hot.

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