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These Filo Purple Egg Rolls with pork, red cabbage, ginger and garlic are enveloped in a lightly oiled crunchy phyllo. Baked or air fried instead of deep fried for a healthier version.  Accompanied with the usual plum sauce, these egg rolls are a kid’s favorite.  The other day, I was doing my monthly round in my favorite asian market and saw this “plum sauce” bottle, memories came rushing back at me. Memories of my family going to a Chinese restaurant as a child, back in Canada, and eating my favorite dish there: egg rolls with this plum sauce! I remember, like it was yesterday, dipping my egg rolls into this sweet plum sauce until I couldn’t breath anymore. What a tasty memory! This Filo Purple Egg Rolls recipe is my take on this old friend of mine! An Chinese American dish These are not per se, Chinese… even if many spring rolls resembles it. The…

Blueberry pork cheek on a vinegar braised cabbage bed is such a long title for such a simple dish. The inspiration here was a concoction I found in “Tigidou” store on the Orleans Island by Quebec city; a blueberry maple concoction. I’ve build the dish around this delicious concoction. Pork cheeks are such a tasty part and so tender when cooked for a while at low temperature. They are always juicy and filled with flavors and so easy to make. The problem is to find them in the store, so whether you know a kind butcher that doesn’t keep those gems to himself or are lucky enough to know a store where to get those low priced cuts.The cheeks are relatively a small amount of meat, so I suggest to calculate 2 cheeks per person for the house’s carnivores. If your butcher is asking you with or without the bone, I…

Ultra tender braised pork cheeks in wine sauce with shallots on a bed of mashed potatoes, a tasty tapa or main dish recipe coming straight from Spain. Braised pork cheeks in wine sauce is a delicate yet powerful dish although the meat is so tender and melts on your tongue the flavor is outstanding. I’ve encountered this dish on a tapas night out in San Sebastian, Spain. Lost in a dark corner of a little plaza, in a place called “La cuchara de San Telmo”, a divine place! It’s their star dish, they don’t even have to write it down on the menu board anymore.. since it’s so popular. It was served as tapas, which means a small portion. It was so good … we add to order a second time. This recipe is my take on this famous dish called Carrilleras de cerdo al vino tapa! Simply divine! Pork cheeks a treasure!…

Who doesn’t love a good spicy taco with a touch of sweet in it? The tacos al Pastor are a pork tacos from Middle Mexico, the actual way they cook the pork is on those Middle East Kebab rotating grills. Mexican got inspired by the Lebanese immigrants and made there own version of Shawarma, they’ve changed the veal for pork and add lot’s of different hot peppers to it with a welcome touch of pineapple! Delicious stuff! My version is a braised meat done in the oven, since the roasting method isn’t easy to make at home… but for courageous cooks, there is a way here you can try, which look delicious! A while ago, our Mexican native Veterinarian recommended me and my husband his favorite Mexican place in town (Barcelona). We ended up in La Taqueria, near the Sagrada Familia, a small, colorful and humble mexican restaurant. We’ve tried 4 differents styles of…

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