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My co-worker is a really good cook that owned a Malaysian restaurant before.  She knew that I am interested to learn authentic Malaysian dishes, so she made me extra peanut satay sauce from her catering and taught me what ingredients to use for marinating the meat.   Along with a recipe from my Malaysian cookbook, there’s the adapted version:

Chicken satay

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I heard my friend saying using it tastes good to coat duck breast or lamb with cocoa powder.   And I came across several recipes using coffee to marinade pork slices with.  Then I came across this great recipe with cocoa and coffee powder along with cumin for lamb.  It has been one of the best recipe for lamb rack.  Please check out the original recipe at Epicurious.

Spice-Coated Rack of Lamb for Two with Arugula, Avocado, and Blood Orange Salad Recipe at Epicurious.com.

I modified the ingredients to minimize waste and used less oil, and modified the methods to make it simplier and more flavored.

Spice-coated Rack of Lamb

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I’m hosting a dinner for my best friend’s birthday tommorrow.  Because we went to Barcelona and Italy together a few months ago, I want to prepare food that remind us of the two countries that we visited.   Grissini is always something I want to try and the crispy breadsticks will pair great with the prosciutto ham or the spinach dip that’s in my fridge.

Flaxseed Grissini

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