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Chopped Steak with Mushroom Wasabi Salad, garnished with Roasted Tomatillo and Mushroom Sauce topped off with Homemade Sriracha and wrapped in delicious naan

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Contributed by Brian Mount, sinker, Jake Spurlock
Chopped Steak ============= I like all kinds of steak tacos, but lately have been into cubed up steak tacos that are allowed to marinate a little bit in some salsa verde and other spices. Here's the ones I made tonight: * 1lb rib eye steak, cubed into ~1" cubes * Salsa verde, your choice, about 2-3 Tbs * Pinch or two of mexican oregano * A few healthy sprinkles of chili powder Cube up your steak, mix everything together, cover and let sit for a half hour or so. When everything else is ready to go, pan-fry (or, skewer and grill if you're feeling ambitious), until cooked to your chosen meat level.
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#Sauted Shitake Mushroom and Wasabi Salad - 1 cup dried shitake mushrooms - Splash of soy sauce - Splash of red wine vinegar - Splash of olive oil - Wasabi-covered sesame seeds (available at the local Asian mart. If you can't find it, sub just a smidge of wasabi) - Pinch of salt Place shitakes in a bowl and cover with warm water. Soak for about 20 minutes or until shitakes are completely rehydrated. Remove mushrooms and squeeze excess water from them. They don't need to be completely dry, but shouldn't be sopping wet. Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a small frying pan. Throw in soy sauce and red wine vinegar. How much depends on your taste. I would start with a tablespoon of each and adjust from there. I like the salad to be a bit more acidic so I tend to add a splash more of the red wine vinegar. Sauté mushrooms for a couple of minutes until they are heated through. Season to taste with salt. Adjust soy sauce and red wine vinegar as needed. Before serving, sprinkle a little bit of the wasabi-covered sesame seeds over the mushrooms to impart a little color, crunchiness, and heat. If you are unable to find wasabi-covered sesame seeds, a dab of wasabi and sprinkle of plain sesame seeds should do the trick. Note: I keep dried shitakes as a staple in my pantry. I love the fact that the water left over after you rehydrate the mushrooms is called mushroom liquor. Mushroom liquor can be used as a substitute for broth or water in many recipes to impart an lovely mushroomy flavor.
Contributed by Brian Mount, sinker, Jake Spurlock, Chris Cieslak
Roasted Tomatillo and Mushroom Sauce ==================================== * 2 pounds tomatillos * 4 dried chipotle chiles * 2 pounds shiitake mushrooms * 1/4 cup olive oil * 1 cup water 1. Remove husks from tomatillos and rinse them. Place them whole on your oven's broiler rack. Broil and turn them until they're browned on all sides. 2. Boil the water. Drop in the dried chiles and bring the water down to a simmer. Keep them in until they are soft. 3. Slice the shiitakes and cook them in a pan with the olive oil until they're tender. 4. Take the chiles and tomatillos (once they're cooled off) and blend them in a food processor until they make a nice puree. 5. Put the blended tomatillo-chile mixture in a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Add the cooked mushrooms and bring it back to a boil. Then bring the heat down until the mixture is simmering. Cook for about 10 minutes. Add salt to taste. --- A friend gave me this recipe a while back, but I can't remember who it was. Sorry, friend. tags: vegetarian, vegan
Contributed by sinker, Michael Bishop
## Homemade Sriracha Sure, Huy Fong's “rooster” brand sriracha is great, but wouldn't be nice to make your own? Now you can. A few tips before starting: * Don't be a cowboy (or cowgirl)-use gloves. You are going to be handling a lot of peppers and the last thing you want to do is touch your eye or a more _sensitive_ body part. * Have good ventilation. Especially on the day you bring your chilis to a boil. ### Ingredients * 1 pound red jalepeño pepper, stemmed, seeded and halved. * ½ pound red serrano pepper, stemmed, seeded and halved. * ¼ pound red thai chiles, stemmed, and halved. * 6 cloves garlic, peeled. * 1 tablespoon kosher salt. * 4 tablespoons palm sugar (light brown sugar can be substituted, see notes). * ½ cup cane vinegar (or rice wine vinegar, [see notes](https://github.com/sinker/tacofancy/blob/master/seasonings/homemade_sriracha.md#notes)). ### Directions 1. Combine chilis, garlic, salt and sugar in food processor. Pulse to a coarse pureé. 2. Transfer pureé to glass container. Store at room temperature for one week, stirring daily (see notes). 3. After one week, transfer pureé to small saucepan, add vinegar and bring to boil. 4. Reduce heat and simmer for five minutes. Allow to cool to room temperature. 5. Transfer pureé to food processor and process for two to three minutes. 6. Strain pureé through fine mesh strainer, using back of spoon or rubber spatula to press solids through strainer. 7. Transfer finished sauce to glass jars and refrigerate. Can be stored for up to 6 months. ### Notes * Any combination of red chile peppers will make a fine sriracha. Note thai chilis and serrano are hotter than jalepeños, so experiment with different combinations and find one that works for your taste. * If you can't find palm sugar (usually found in most Asian markets) light brown sugar can be substituted. Light brown sugar is slightly sweeter so you may want to start with three tablespoons and adjust after tasting before step 3. * Likewise, if you cannot find cane vinegar, rice wine vinegar can be substituted. Seasoned rice wine vinegar, commonly used in preparing sushi rice often has been sweetened, so keep that in mind if adjusting sweetener. * Some recipes have suggested the pureé can be thick after the seven day fermentation and water can be used to thin the mixture when processing after the boiling/simmering stage. * Finally, and **most importantly** be sure to santize the glass jars/containers you use to ferment and store your sriracha. Just ask your favorite homebrewer what can happen if you do not properly sanitize your glass container before storing foodstuffs in them. tags: vegetarian, vegan
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naan ===================== Naan bread can be purchased or made. It is easier to buy it at a store. Naan bread is a flatbread that tends to be fluffy and easy to tear apart.