Alex_SPR Profile - (18189783)

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Home Town: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Living In: San Jose, California, USA
Member Since: May 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Asian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Camping, Fishing, Hunting, Reading Books, Music
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Boarding in lake tahoe :)
Chicken Marsala with Farfalle and Brocolli
About this Cook
I'm an engineer / engineering student from the University of Toronto. I'm always looking for quick recipes, as I never know when I get off work but always prefer home-cooked meals to eating out.
My favorite things to cook
I love Mediterranean food. Namely, tangy feta and well-marinated chicken dishes normally catch my attention. In fact, my favourite cook book right now would have to be a Greek cook book I picked up a few months back.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My background is Eastern-Europian / Middle Eastern; both cooking styles appeal to me. I especially like a good Borscht with "Katlyeti" (fried beef patties). I also love "Lula" kebabs aka Sikh kebabs, which are my father's specialty, served with vegetables cooked over and open flame. Yummy.
My cooking triumphs
A delicious Shrimp Pilaf I cooked recently. Served with cubed feta cheese, marinated Greek black olives, and a nice stout beer (I just like beer, sorry).
My cooking tragedies
Tried to emulate the IHOP Crab and shrimp omelette using canned crab meat. It was way too soggy and undercooked. I will have to try this again one day.
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Chicken Marsala
I used a little bit less wine and about one cup of chicken broth, as well as a teaspoon of cornstarch to thicken the mixture more quickly. I also used Portobello mushrooms for a richer flavour. Other than that, I followed the recipe to a T, and it was delicious. Have made this before, and will likely make it again. Goes well with Farfalle pasta (I find) and a side of veggies. See picture. :)

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 9, 2007
Green Curry Lamb Balls
Delicious. Simmering the lamb balls with the curry ensures that the lamb balls are cooked through and juicy. Absolutely delectable recipe. Will cook again, and again.

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 6, 2007

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