Lemon Meringue Pie
Serves: 6 || Cooking time: 10 - 20 mins (including prep)
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 cup white sugar
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup water
- Juice of 4 large lemons
- 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 4 egg yolks, beaten
- 1 (9 inch) pie crust, baked
- 4 egg whites
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- For The Filling: In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, add 1 cup sugar, the flour, cornstarch and salt; stir to combine. Add the water, lemon juice and zest and bring to a boil, whisking frequently. Whisk in the butter.
- Place the egg yolks in a small bowl and gradually whisk in ½ cup of the hot lemon mixture. Whisk the egg yolk-lemon mixture back into the saucepan with the rest of the hot lemon mixture. Whisk egg yolk mixture back into remaining sugar mixture.
- Return the mixture to a boil and continue to whisk constantly until thick. Pour the mixture into the baked pie crust.
- For The Meringue: In a large mixing bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until they become foamy. Add the vanilla extract and cream of tartar, then add the sugar gradually, continuing to beat until stiff peaks form.
- Spread the meringue mixture over the pie, extending it to the edges of the crust.
- Bake for 10 minutes, or until the meringue is golden brown.
Chinese Orange Chicken
Serves: 4 || Cooking Time: 20 mins
- 2 chicken breasts, cut into ½ inch pieces (vegetarian/vegan: see instructions below recipe box and picture)
- 2 egg whites (vegetarian/vegan: omit and follow instructions below recipe box and picture)
- ¼ cup cornstarch
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons sherry or rice vinegar
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- ⅛ teaspoon baking soda
For the sauce
- 1½ cup strong chicken broth (vegetarian/vegan: use vegetable broth)
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
- 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
- 1 tablespoon orange zest
- 2½ tablespoons soy sauce
- ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
- ⅓ cup rice vinegar
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 2 red chilies, broken up and seeds discarded (or ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes)
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons water
- ½ teaspoon sesame oil
- ¼ cup green onions, chopped
- Fresh orange slices (optional)
- Combine the egg whites, cornstarch, salt, sherry, baking powder and baking soda in a medium bowl and stir to combine. Pour over chicken in a seal-able plastic bag and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
- Remove the chicken pieces from the bag, shake off the excess liquid, and give them another roll in some cornstarch.
- Heat about a teaspoon of vegetable oil over medium-high heat in a large saucepan or wok.
- Saute the ginger and garlic for 30 seconds, then add all remaining ingredients, except for the green onions. Bring the sauce to a boil.
- Decrease the heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside.
- Next prepare the chicken. If you prefer a thicker coating, remove the chicken pieces from the baggie and roll them in some extra cornstarch. Heat some vegetable or peanut oil on high in a wok, deep fryer, or heavy skillet and carefully lower the chicken into the oil. Fry until crispy golden brown on all sides. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the chicken pieces to paper towels to absorb the oil.
- Add the chicken pieces and green onions to the sauce, stir to coat, and bring the sauce to a low simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Serve immediately with steamed rice and fresh orange slices (optional).
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