Fave recipes for Jackson Heights
What are your favorite dishes you can make at home with ingredients bought in Jackson Heights? (This may apply equally to other neighborhoods.) Mine are:
*Roast organic chicken stuffed with fresh sage leaves
*Lentil soup with lemon, tomato, parsley, and chorizo
I am looking for more ideas.
Anyone have any good long-simmered pork recipes? Also, anyone have suggestions for some of the vegetables in the Indian markets?
We have a great array of produce here in Jackson Heights. Also, I just got back from Met and discovered they are now carrying fresh cream (for cooking, not whipping -- it's just cream, no chemicals). Great!
If you like lentil soup, try my Scottish mother-in-law's recipe:
3 Knorr or Goya ham or lamb bouillion cubes
9 cups water
red lentils (Trade Fair) 1/3 bag
2 leeks, sliced
2 large carrots, grated
salt and pepper
Boil water, add cubes, dissolve, add lentils, bring back to boil, add leeks and carrots, simmer for 30 or 40 mins. Easy and delicious!
Also, it's hardly a recipe, but Met Food carries natural casing Boar's Head hot dogs. Can't find them everywhere.