This month we will celebrate the cuisine from China when we learn to make Scallion Pancakes.
Like to cook? Join us for Chef Theresa's International Cuisine Series. Ingredient list will be posted a few weeks before each session.
Register online or by calling the library at 973 584-2400 and the link will be sent to you the day before the event.
If you are going to cook along with Chef Theresa, please have your ingredients measured out and chopped, if necessary, in advance and all your materials ready!
Chinese scallion pancakes
3 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/3 cups boiling water
4 teaspoons sesame oil
6 green onions, chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup canola oil
3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
2 teaspoons rice vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Place flour in a large bowl; stir in boiling water until dough forms a ball. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 4-6 minutes. Place in a large bowl; cover and let rest for 30 minutes.
Divide dough into 8 portions; roll each portion into an 8-in. circle. Brush with 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil; sprinkle with 1 heaping tablespoon of green onion and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Roll into a thin cylinder (jelly-roll style); starting at one end, twist cylinder onto itself forming a coil, pinching to seal. Flatten slightly. Roll each coil to 1/8-in. thickness.
In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon canola oil. Over medium-high heat, cook 1 pancake at a time until golden brown, 2-3 minutes on each side.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine sauce ingredients. Serve with pancakes.
Theresa Navarro is a successful owner and chef of Jeremiah’s catering and cooking studio in Parsippany. She started at the young age of 13 working in restaurants. Achieving ownership at age 24 Theresa opened Jeremiah’s cafe and catering. For the last 23 years Theresa has prepared, catered and taught for her community. Jeremiah’s Catering offers cooking classes created especially for children. Theresa holds these classes and teaches children how to cook healthy meals for themselves. Of course, everything is made to be safe for children and Theresa is extremely patient and pays attention to each child in her class. She chooses easy, yet healthy, recipes for the children and does her best to stir in them the joy and happiness of making tasty food. The whole idea is to help the children acquire new skills, enjoy group activities, and teach them all about healthy foods. And Theresa does this with a lot of dedication and enthusiasm.
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