I always describe Dragon Fruit as, “The Cookies and Cream” fruit, though, it has the texture of a Kiwi, it looks just like ice cream when you split them open. They grow like flowers on Cacti plants in Mexico and are known as Pitaya or Pitahaya. They are also cultivated in Southeast Asia, the United States, Israel, Australia, Cyprus and the Canary Islands.
Where to find Dragon Fruit
I found Dragon Fruit at my local Oriental Market. I bought the last two they had and I paid $1.98 a pound. I think, between the two, they weighed about 1 1/2 pounds is all. So they really didn’t cost me that much. But people have told me that these can be ridiculously priced in standard grocery markets. I’ve heard upwards of even $8 dollars a piece; which is crazy but if you can find them at lower price, I highly recommend you try one. I like to squeeze lime juice over the top of mine. So if you find them, pic up a lime or two for a little extra seasoning because the Dragon fruit tastes like a mild Kiwi.
Other Recipes like Dragon Fruit
I’ve got a ton of Asian food recipes if you search the categories panel under Chinese or Japanese Food. I’ve also got a few fruits and vegetable videos listed here that you might be interested in, like my, How to cut a Pineapple, Japanese Cold Cucumber and my How to cook an Artichoke. Other than that, thanks for watching and I hope you enjoy this Dragon Fruit Video.
When I think of Beef Stew, I’m reminded of those Sunday afternoon dinners my family would have after several hours of church. The only problem was that any stew that my Mom made wasn’t very good because it was always runny, watered down and flavorless. So when I set out to make Beef Stew for my own family now, I follow one simple rule; make it better than Mom’s recipe(which isn’t hard to do BTW). But don’t let this sob story fool you. This recipe is amazing and I even show you how to cheat!
How do I make Beef Stew
All I do is cook a thick hearty soup with fresh chopped vegetables from my garden and I add a well seasoned steak. Then I add a few seasonings. That’s it and that’s all. Now I do cheat a little when I don’t have time to make my own Chicken and Brown gravy. But after you try this Beef Stew recipe you’ll quickly understand why I do it. Packaged gravy is cheap, it saves time preparing it and it makes this soup taste phenomenal!
This is just a wonderful way to serve Mushrooms and Onions. Whether you’re preparing a side dish or something to compliment your fish or steak, this recipe is just the way to go. The flavor derives from simplicity and sticking to the basics. There’s fresh chopped Garlic, Parsley, Beef Broth, Butter and a touch of Salt and Pepper. It just doesn’t get any easier. And, instead of eating them plain or adding them to your favorite meat or protein, I’m going to show you a fun alternative to completing this dish.
Mushrooms and Onions over Texas Toast
In this Mushrooms and Onions recipe, I combine the ideas behind a Mushroom and Swiss Sandwich with French Onion Soup and Stuffed Mushrooms. Then I wrap them up into one glorious recipe that just can’t be denied. The Broth soaks into the toasted garlic bread and the addition of Swiss cheese just melts through and around every ingredient. So, each bite you take is simply amazing!
Update: This dish has become one of my most popular video recipes on YouTube and everyone raves about the results. So, I hope you consider that when you decide if you’re going to give this recipe a try. If you’re Mushroom fan, you’re going to love the results.
Try this recipe with my Pan Fried Ribeye Steak recipe or my Boneless Ribeye Roast!
Garlic Mushrooms and Onions Ingredients:
2 lbs Mushrooms, whole
1 Onion, sliced
3 Garlic Cloves, chopped
1/4 cup Fresh Parsley, chopped
1/2 cup Beef or Vegetable Broth, Aju is best
1 tbsp Butter
2 tbsp Olive or Vegetable Oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
Texas Toast or Garlic Bread
Swiss Cheese, 1 for every slice of bread
Be sure to watch the short video tutorial for this Garlic Mushrooms and Onions recipe and I’ll show you just how easy this dish is to make.