Thursday, August 25, 2016

Turkey, Bacon, & Avocado Club



This is a delicious sandwich that's quick and easy to make, obviously. Cook some bacon until nice and crispy. Toast some bread and spread it with mayo or mustard. Layer it with lettuce, turkey, tomatoes, avocados, and your bacon. Serve with a side of heated canned tomato sauce for a dip. Enjoy!

Beef & Herbs Stuffed Peppers



Heat a pot on medium high heat and add some water and salt. When your water starts to boil add your rice, turn your heat down to a simmer and continue simmering for about 20 minutes or until most of the water is gone, drain then add butter to your rice mix well and set aside. Season some ground beef with salt, pepper, paprika, oregano, parsley, and herbs de provence; mix well. Heat a pan on medium high heat and add some butter and oil. cook your ground beef for about 4 minutes while stirring and breaking apart; it will finish cooking later in the oven. Take your ground beef out, strain, and set aside in a bowl along with your buttered rice and some mix cheese; mix well. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Hollow out some red, green, or yellow peppers like so; cutting off the top. Fill your peppers with your ground beef mixture then top it off with some more mixed cheese. pour some tomato sauce into a baking dish, set your stuffed pepper on top, then bake in the oven for about 15 minutes. Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Pulled Pork Sliders



Start off by making your spice rub. Mix together barbeque sauce, cayenne pepper, smoked paprika, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, rosemary, and brown sugar; save some of this spice rub for later. Now make your coleslaw. In a bowl mix chopped cabbage, sliced red onions, and sliced carrots. Mix in mayonnaise, sugar, and red wine vinegar, mix well then refrigerate. Rub your spice rub all over your pork shoulder, or pork butt. Turn your slow cooker to high then pour in some apple cider vinegar, chicken broth, worcestershire sauce, and yellow mustard; give it a quick whisk then cook your pork roast for 4-5 hours or until the meat is tender enough to break apart with your hands or a fork. When your pork is done take it out, place it in a large pan and break it apart. Season your pork with more of your spice rub the toss it back in the slow cooker to soak up those juices. Toast some buns or rolls, build your sliders like so and enjoy!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Salisbury Steak



In a bowl mix together some ground beef, eggs, salt, pepper, condensed french onion soup, & bread crumbs. Mix well and form into patties. Heat a pan on medium high heat and add some oil, cook your patties on both sides for about 5 minutes on both sides to achieve a nice char then set aside. In a bowl mix together some flour, all spice, condensed french onion soup, ketchup, worcestershire sauce, & water. Mix well until it reaches a nice saucy consistency. Heat another pan on medium high heat and add some butter. Place your patties in the pan, pour in your sauce and cook for about 20 minutes flipping your patties once at 10 minutes. Plate, garnish with some parsley and enjoy!

Chicken Tikka Masala



In a bowl mix together some yogurt, salt, paprika, coriander, cumin, ginger, cinnamon, turmeric, & garam masala. Add some boneless chicken breasts to the bowl, coat well, cover, then refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Heat a pan on medium high heat and add some oil and butter, cook your chicken on both sides for about 4 minutes to achieve a nice char, it will not be cooked all the way through but well finish cooking it later. Take your chicken out of your marinade and set aside. Heat a pan on medium high heat and add some clarified butter. Add some diced onions, tomato paste, canned tomatoes, your bowl of spices and yogurt, cream, and chopped cilantro. Cook for about 30-40 minutes occasionally stirring, scraping up those beautiful brown bits from the bottom of the pan and adding more seasoning to taste. Cut your chicken breasts into bite sized pieces. With 20 minutes left on your cook time add your chicken to your sauce pan and continue to cook occasionally stirring. Serve over rice and enjoy!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Fried Buttermilk Pancake Batter Onion Rings



Grab 3 bowls. In one bowl add buttermilk, in the second add bread crumbs, in the third bowl add your pancake batter. Slice your onions pretty thick. Heat a pot on medium high heat and add some oil up to 3 inches. Soak your rings in your buttermilk for about 3 minutes. Next coat them with your bread crumbs, then dredge them in your pancake batter. When your oil is hot deep fry your onion rings for about 5-6 minutes or until golden brown. Take them out and place on napkins to soak up the excess oil, plate and enjoy!

Spicy Fried Calamari Steaks


In a bowl make an egg wash. In another bowl mix flour, lots of chili powder, salt, pepper, and smoked paprika. Dredge your calamari steaks in your egg wash then coat in your flour mixture and set aside. Heat a pot on medium high heat and add some oil up to 3 inches. Deep fry your calamari for about 3 minutes or until golden brown, plate and enjoy!

Risotto


Heat a pan on medium high heat and add lots of butter. Saute some chopped onions and minced garlic for about 4-6 minutes. Add lots more butter and after it melts add your arborio rice and cook for about 8 minutes constantly stirring and keeping just enough butter in the pan to coat the rice. Add some white wine to deglaze the pan and continue cooking and stirring another 8 minutes and your wine has evaporated. Next add just enough chicken stock to cook and cover the rice, cook while stirring for another 8 minutes and most of the stock has evaporated. Now add some more stock again enough to cook and cover, cook while stirring for another 8 minutes and most of the stock has evaporated. During the last 4 minutes of cooking add some parmesan cheese, more butter, season with salt and pepper and continue cooking while stirring for the remaining 4 minutes and your risotto should turn out nice and creamy. Garnish with some chives and enjoy!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Cheesy Chicken Parmesan Sub


Grab 3 bowls; in one bowl add some cracked eggs, in another add some flour, and in the last add some bread crumbs. Season your flour with some salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. Heat a pan on medium high heat and add some oil. Take some boneless chicken breasts, coat them in the seasoned flour, then into the egg wash, then coat with the bread crumbs. Sear your chicken for about 7 minutes on both sides or until there is no pink inside. Take your chicken out and set aside. In the same pan add some tomato sauce, basil flakes, and sliced onions, cook for about 7 minutes while stirring then add some parmesan cheese slices and let it cook for an additional minute. Spoon your tomato and cheese sauce in a nice roll, place your chicken in between, (wrap halfway in foil to eat........... less messy) enjoy!

Shakshuka


Heat a skillet on medium high heat and add some oil. Cook some diced onions, minced garlic, diced tomatoes, tomato salsa, and diced red peppers. Season with some cumin, smoked paprika, sugar, salt, and pepper. Cook while stirring for about 6-9 minutes, then crack some eggs on top, garnish with some fresh cilantro, serve straight out of the skillet and enjoy!