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Black beans

4 cups black beans
2 pig's feet, cracked
1/2 lb piece beef chunk
1/2 lb salt pork, sliced
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
salt & freshly ground pepper

Wash beans, cover with water and soak overnight. The next day
drain and transfer to a large, heavy kettle. Add enough cold water
to come about 2 inches above the beans. Bring to a boil, add the
pig's feet, beef, salt pork. Lower the heat and simmer uncovered
for three hours, stirring occasionally. Cool and discard the meats.
Heat the olive oil in a skillet, add the onion and the garlic and
cook until the onion is tender. Stir into beans. Cover and
refrigerate overnight. To serve, heat for an hour, stirring
occasionally. Adjust seasonings.

Brazilian rice

2 cups long grain rice
3 tablespoons oil
1 onion, peeled and sliced
1 tomato, peeled and chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons salt

Heat the oil in a medium sized skillet. Add the rice and onion
and cook, stirring over very low heat until the rice makes a swishing
sound -- about 20 minutes. Stir in the toator and salt. Add two
cups boiling wter. Bring the rice to a boil, lower heat, cover
and cook for 25 minutes.

Roast glazed loin of pork

1 4 1/2 to 5 lb loin of pork (10 chops)
2 teaspoons salt
freshly ground pepper
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 tablespoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon cloves

Preheat oven to 325F. Place pork, fat side up, in a roasting pan.
Insert thermometer, do not let it touch bone. Rub in the s&p.
Roast for 35 minutes to the pound, or until it reaches 170F. In
a small saucepan, mix the oj, sugar, ginger & cloves. Simmer for
30 minutes. Brush this glaze at least twice over the pork while
it is roasting.


1 1/2 pounds smoked Spanish linguica or Spanish chorizo

Saute sausages over low heat in a little oil for 20 minutes.

Baked bananas with rum

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons white rum
6 medium underripe bananas

Preheat over to 400F. In a saucepan, mix the sugar, lemon juice,
butter and rum together and simmer for 10 minutes. Peel the bananas
and slice them in half, lengthwise. Place them cute side down, in
a buttered baking dish and pour the hot syrup over them. Bake for
30 minutes, turning once. Let cool.

Onions in hot sauce

1 large Bermuda onion
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons Tabasco sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt

Peel the onion and slice it very thin. Cover with boiling water, drain
and rinse with cold water. Mix the oil, vinegar, Tabasco and salt in
a bowl. Add the onion slices. Marinate at room temp for 3 hours.

Don't forget the sliced oranges.


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