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´╗┐Cooking Recipes

by HealthyLivingTrends.com

Cooking recipes are great ways to enjoy food and cooking. Cooking recipes come in many different varieties. Individuals can choose their favorite cooking recipes, or any brand new cooking recipe. Listed are some great cooking recipes for individuals to try.

Beef with Pea Pods
1 pound beef boneless sirloin steak
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2/3 cup beef broth
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon finely chopped gingerroot or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 package (6 ounces) frozen snow (Chinese) pea pods, thawed and drained
Hot cooked rice, if desired

1. Trim fat from beef. Cut beef with grain into 2-inch strips; cut strips across grain into 1/4-inch slices.
2. Heat 10-inch skillet or wok over high heat 1 to 2 minutes. Add oil; rotate skillet to coat with oil. Add beef and garlic; stir-fry about 3 minutes or until beef is brown. Sprinkle salt and pepper over beef; stir in broth. Heat to boiling.
3. Mix cornstarch, water and soy sauce; stir into beef mixture. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Continue boiling 1 minute, stirring constantly (sauce will be thin).
4. Stir in gingerroot and pea pods. Cook uncovered about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pea pods are crisp-tender. Serve over rice.

Shrimp Scampi

1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
3/4 lb uncooked deveined peeled medium shrimp, thawed if frozen, tail shells removed
1 medium green onion, thinly sliced (1 tablespoon)
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
2 teaspoons chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley or 3/4 teaspoon parsley flakes
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon salt
Grated Parmesan cheese, if desired

1. In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add shrimp and remaining ingredients except cheese. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until shrimp are pink. (Do not overcook shrimp or they will become tough.) Remove from heat. Sprinkle with cheese.

Pesto Chicken Sandwich

1 package (10 ounces) ready-to-serve Italian pizza crusts (7 inches in diameter)
1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1 medium celery stalk, chopped (1/2 cup)
1 cup cut-up cooked chicken
1/3 cup basil pesto
2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup shredded lettuce

1. Heat pizza crusts as directed on package if desired.
2. Meanwhile, heat oil in 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Cook celery in oil 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender; reduce heat. Stir in chicken and pesto. Cook, stirring occasionally, until hot.
3. Spoon chicken mixture onto pizza crusts. Mix cheese and lettuce; sprinkle over chicken mixture. Cut each pizza crust in half.