Turmeric-Cumin Fix For The Day

In a small sauce pan or skillet over low heat, heat 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil for 1 minute. Add 1 tablespoon of sliced garlic ( green stem removed), saute for 2 minutes or until garlic softens. Add 1/2  teaspoon  turmeric and 1/2 teaspoon cumin and continue to heat for 3-4 minutes over very low heat. If the bubbles are too rapid remove skillet from heat. The oil must stay green, so it does not become saturated. Use as a dip for bread instead of butter or you can spoon it over rice or a baked potato.

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  • STUIE GROSSMAN January 25, 2011, 3:12 am

    HI KAREN, I’VE BEEN ON A KAREN LEE COOKING FRENZY. I MADE CHICKEN BREATS WITH SZCHWAN SAUCE THAT WAS A KILLER. YOUR SALMON WITH BLACK BEAN SAUCE IS A REGULAR AS IS THE SHRIMP WITH ASPARAGUS ALL 3 OF MY DAUGHTERS MAKE SALMON WITH GINGER SAFRON IN PARCHMENT PAPER. HOPE ALL IS WELL. STUIE GROSSMAN(SYRACUSE)

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    • Karen Lee January 25, 2011, 2:22 pm

      Dear Stuie,
      Love hearing about all your cooking successes.
      kl

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  • Julie Inglis January 25, 2011, 5:52 am

    Hi Karen, is tumeric the spice that prevents alzheimers or is it cumin? Had an amazing meal at spruce at the canyons in park city Utah. The duck I had there was the best I ever tasted. Trying to get the recipe and will share with you if I do. Xo Julie

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    • Karen Lee January 25, 2011, 2:04 pm

      Dear Julie,
      Cumin is the spice that has been given credit for preventing alzheimers. Hope you get the duck recipe. I adore duck. Great time of the year to make it. Karen Lee

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