Egg-lemon sauce (Avgolemono) is the secret ingredient to finish of a variety of Greek dishes. In this instance, the egg-lemon sauce acts as a thickening agent, thereby giving a unique, creamy texture and tangy homely flavor to the Dolmades.
The other day hubby and I discovered a quaint restaurant in Aptos, Ca, namely Cafe Sparrow. Right before walking through their entrance door, I spotted a dish on the menu board that caught my eyes right away, pork belly with eggs! It read so simply, yet the thought of grilled pork belly over a bed of black bean salsa, with a chipotle aioli alongside two eggs peeked my curiosity even more.
Incidentally, about a week ago hubby and I were doing our monthly run at Costco. There, amongst the many items we always manage to discover on a whim were Sous Vide Pork Belly! Unbeknownst to me that I would end up ordering pork belly & eggs about a week later.
All this to say that my craving for this dish inspired me to make my own rendition at home…
Well, I don’t really know much about this Hawaiian dish…other than I’ve only had Lau Lau a number of times from a chain eatery in shopping malls. Of course, not knowing what home cooked Lau Lau could possibly taste like; and seldom do I run across authentic Hawaiian food where I live, I decided to just make them myself!
For those of you who has never experienced the southern comfort of collard greens, you are definitely missing out on a staple dish! I’ve cooked this in many different ways but never holding out on two factoring ingredients that make this so good–apple cider vinegar and hot sauce. Oh, and need I mention the obligatory bacon/ and or ham-hock to boot?!
Then into chairs, we sank to chat about this and that. Slowly, surely, we shared out loud telling stories that made us proud…
Prep time- 2 hours. Filling assembly- 1 hour. Steaming- 30 minutes. Frying- 30 minutes. Satisfaction of homemade dumplings- Priceless.
Here’s a healthy alternative to frying ravioli…and less of a mess, too!
The rain has finally reached us…Hoorah! We’ve had a dry spell for a while. Moreover, with the eminent lack of snow a few ski resorts at Lake Tahoe have had to close down for the season.
Now who wouldn’t love a recipe using only one pan?! And topping it off dining alfresco…