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Beef and Rice Meatballs in Yogurt-Tomato Sauce (Youvarelakia Yogurt Sauce)

Beef and Rice Meatballs in Yogurt-Tomato Sauce (Youvarelakia Yogurt Sauce)
For the Meatballs
1 lb ground beef (don’t use lean or extra lean, you need the fat for good tasting meatballs)
1 cup cooked rice, at room temperature
1 onion, finely chopped
1 large clove of garlic, pressed
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 tbsp fresh mint leaves, chopped
1/8 tsp ground [...]

Shabu Shabu

Shabu Shabu
2  4″ square sheets of kombu seaweed, wiped clean of excess salt and soaked in water for 30 minutes
7 cups of water
The Food:
1 lb flank steak, thinly sliced against the grain
1 lb tiger shrimps, peeled & deveined
1 box silken extra-firm tofu, cut into 3/4″ cubes
5 baby bok choy, cut lengthwise in quarters
8 gai lan [...]

Strip Steak with Tequila-Avocado Sauce

Strip Steak with Tequila-Avocado Sauce
Adapted from The New Steak
2 striploin steaks
2 tsp kosher salt
olive oil
2 tbsp peanut oil
freshly ground black pepper
Tequila-Avocado Sauce
4 tomatillos (about 1/3 cup) I use canned tomatillos so no peeling or cooking is required – just core them
1/2 tsp hot sauce
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
1/3 cup cilantro leaves, [...]

Churrascaria Marinated Steaks with Chile-Lime Sauce

Churrascaria Marinated steaks with Chile-Lime Sauce
Adapted from Best Barbecue on Earth by Rick Browne
4 jalapeño peppers, seeded and chopped
2 tsp kosher salt, divided
2 yellow onions, chopped, divided
14 cloves garlic chopped, divided
2 strip-loin steaks
1/2 cup organic lime juice
1/3 cup dry red wine
2 tsp dried oregano
2 fresh bay leaves
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 cup Italian parsley, [...]

Asian Marinated Flank Steak

Asian Marinated Flank Steak
1/4 cup organic soy sauce
2 tbsp mirin
1 tbsp rice vinegar (not aged)
1 tsp minced ginger
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp red pepper flakes
2 tbsp sunflower oil, divided
1 flank steak
Maldon salt and freshly ground black pepper

Combine the first 6 ingredients and 1 tbsp oil in a bowl.
Cut the flank steak in half, across the [...]

Beef, Tataki-Style, with Mentsuyu Sauce

1 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup mirin
3 tbsp superfine or fruit sugar
1 cup water
2-1/2 tbsp dried bonito flakes or other fish flakes
Mix all ingredients together in a microwave-safe bowl. Do not cover. Microwave at medium power for 3 minutes. Cool and strain. You can refrigerate it until you need it.