Pickled Cucumber

Apr 30, 2012 by

Ingredients

  • 1 English Cucumber
  • ½ tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • dash of pepper

Instructions

  1. Peel and slice the cucumber, you don’t have to take the peel of in you don’t want to. The English Cucumbers skin is not that thick. Sprinkle 1/2 tbsp salt on the cucumber and let it sit for a about an hour. Then squeeze the liquid out. Add 1 tbsp sugar, 1 tsp mustard, 1 tbsp vinegar and a dash of pepper. Pickled Cucumber is one of those sides you can have with several dishes.

Cucumber Pickeled
 
Ingredients
  • 1 English Cucumber
  • ½ tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • dash of pepper
Instructions
  1. Peel and slice the cucumber, Sprinkle ½ tbsp salt on the cucumber and let it sit for a about an hour. Then squeeze the liquid out. Add 1 tbsp sugar, 1 tsp mustard, 1 tbsp vinegar and a dash of pepper.

 

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French Fries

Apr 29, 2012 by

French-fried potatoes were likely invented during the 18th century in the area that later became Belgium. The name “French” was applied to them in (American) English at the beginning of the 19th century. The straightforward explanation of the term is that it means potatoes fried in the French sense of the verb: “to fry” can mean either sauteing or deep-fat frying, while its French origin, frire, unambiguously means deep-frying : frites being its past participle used with a plural feminine substantive, as in pommes de terre frites (“deep-fried potatoes”). Thomas Jefferson, famous for serving French dishes, wrote exactly the latter French expression. In the early 20th century, the term “French fried” was being used for foods such as onion rings or chicken, apart from potatoes. The verb “to french”, though not attested until after “French fried potatoes” had appeared, can refer to “julienning” of vegetables as is acknowledged by some dictionaries while others only refer to trimming the meat off the shanks of chops.

Ingredients

  • 6 Russet potatoes
  • canola oil
  • kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Cut the potatoes up in equal size. Soak the fries in water and wash and rinse at least twice. You have to dry the fries and the easiest way to do that is with the salad spinner, and after that I pat them dry.
  2. Deep fry (don’t put the lid on it otherwise they will definitely turn soggy )the fries in the canola oil 160C (325 F) for about 7 min. Take them out and let them cool down. At this point you could freeze them and use the fries at a later time. Increase the heat to 175 C (350 F) and fry them again till crisp and golden. Sprinkle with some kosher salt and eat them with some French fries mayonnaise. I haven’t found the perfect Dutch french fries mayonnaise recipe. In the meantime I use the commercial one.

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French-fried potatoes were likely invented during the 18th century in the area that later became Belgium. The name "French" was applied to them in (American) English at the beginning of the 19th century. The straightforward explanation of the term is that it means potatoes fried in the French sense of the verb: "to fry" can mean either sauteing or deep-fat frying, while its French origin, frire, unambiguously means deep-frying : frites being its past participle used with a plural feminine substantive, as in pommes de terre frites ("deep-fried potatoes"). Thomas Jefferson, famous for serving French dishes, wrote exactly the latter French expression. In the early 20th century, the term "French fried" was being used for foods such as onion rings or chicken, apart from potatoes. The verb "to french", though not attested until after "French fried potatoes" had appeared, can refer to "julienning" of vegetables as is acknowledged by some dictionaries while others only refer to trimming the meat off the shanks of chops.
Ingredients
  • 6 Russet potatoes
  • canola oil
  • kosher salt
Instructions
  1. Cut the potatoes up in equal size. Soak the fries in water and wash and rinse at least twice. You have to dry the fries and the easiest way to do that is with the salad spinner, and after that I pat them dry.
  2. Deep fry (don't put the lid on it otherwise they will definitely turn soggy )the fries in the canola oil 160C (325 F) for about 7 min. Take them out and let them cool down. At this point you could freeze them and use the fries at a later time. Increase the heat to 175 C (350 F) and fry them again till crisp and golden. Sprinkle with some kosher salt and eat them with some French fries mayonnaise. I haven't found the perfect Dutch french fries mayonnaise recipe. In the meantime I use the commercial one.

 

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Potato au Gratin (three cheese)

Apr 25, 2012 by

Au Gratin is a widespread culinary technique in food preparation in which an ingredient is topped with a browned crust, often using breadcrumbs, grated cheese, egg and/or butter. Gratin originated in French cuisine and is usually prepared in a shallow dish of some kind. A gratin is baked or cooked under an overhead grill or broiler to form a golden crust on top and is traditionally served in its baking dish.

Ingredients

  • 8 Potatoes
  • 1/2 stick margarine
  • 3 kind of cheeses ea. cheddar, mozzarella, Parmesan
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream
  • 1tsp white pepper
  • 1 dash of Tabasco
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg.

Instructions

  1. Peel the potatoes and slice the potatoes with the mandolin. Put the cream and seasoning in a pot and add the potatoes. Cook for about 8 min. Mix the cheeses and add 1 tbsp. of all purpose flour. Grease the casserole dish. The first layer potatoes, second layer cream sauce, third layer cheese, fourth layer potatoes, fifth layer cream sauce, sixth layer cheese. Cover with foil and put in a preheated oven of 450F, cook for about 20 min. Take of the foil and cook for another 10 min.

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Au Gratin is a widespread culinary technique in food preparation in which an ingredient is topped with a browned crust, often using breadcrumbs, grated cheese, egg and/or butter. Gratin originated in French cuisine and is usually prepared in a shallow dish of some kind. A gratin is baked or cooked under an overhead grill or broiler to form a golden crust on top and is traditionally served in its baking dish.
Ingredients
  • 8 Potatoes
  • ½ stick margarine
  • 3 kind of cheeses ea. cheddar, mozzarella, Parmesan
  • ½ cup of heavy cream
  • 1tsp white pepper
  • 1 dash of Tabasco
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg.
Instructions
  1. Peel the potatoes and slice the potatoes with the mandolin. Put the cream and seasoning in a pot and add the potatoes. Cook for about 8 min. Mix the cheeses and add 1 tbsp. of all purpose flour. Grease the casserole dish. The first layer potatoes, second layer cream sauce, third layer cheese, fourth layer potatoes, fifth layer cream sauce, sixth layer cheese. Cover with foil and put in a preheated oven of 450F, cook for about 20 min. Take of the foil and cook for another 10 min.

 

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Succotash

Apr 24, 2012 by

True succotash contains lima beans and corn. The rest seems to be up for grabs. Succotash is thought to be one of the first recipes the Algonquin Indians taught the settlers at Plymouth Rock. Succotash was also made by the Narragansett Indians, who called it misckquitash, which means “boiled corn”. It is notable that the two primary ingredients are two of the main agricultural crops of many Native American tribes.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of frozen corn
  • 1/2 bag of frozen lima beans
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 green bell pepper
  • 4 green onions
  • 1 sm onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 4 strips of bacon
  • 1/2 cup of chicken broth or cream

Instructions

  1. Cut up the bacon, bell pepper, red pepper , green onion and onion. Put in a skillet 2 tbsp olive oil, add the bellpepper and onions. Cook for about 5 min,. then add the bacon cook another 5 min. Add corn to the pan and yes cook another 5 min, (Now if you use fresh corn and lima beans. you need to cook them separate for about 10 minutes or until tender) Add the lima beans and cook another 5 min. Stir in the thyme pepper and salt according to your taste. Add the cream or chicken broth and cook for another 5 min.

Succotash
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup of frozen corn
  • ½ bag of frozen lima beans
  • ½ red bell pepper
  • ½ green bell pepper
  • 4 green onions
  • 1 sm onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 4 strips of bacon
  • ½ cup of chicken broth or cream
Instructions
  1. Cut up the bacon, bell pepper, red pepper , green onion and onion. Put in a skillet 2 tbsp olive oil, add the bellpepper and onions. Cook for about 5 min,. then add the bacon cook another 5 min. Add corn to the pan and yes cook another 5 min, (Now if you use fresh corn and lima beans. you need to cook them separate for about 10 minutes or until tender) Add the lima beans and cook another 5 min. Stir in the thyme pepper and salt according to your taste. Add the cream or chicken broth and cook for another 5 min.

 

 

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Turkey Deep Fried

Apr 24, 2012 by

Deep Fried Turkey has become very popular in the deep south. The deep frying process seals the outside. The deep fried turkey is anything but greasy, actually it’s very juicy. About ten years ago fried turkeys received national press and caught the attention of mainstream America

Safety Tips: Remember you’re dealing with gallons of dangerously hot oil, so make sure there are no kids or pets running around. And you want to wear some old shoes that you can slip out of easily and long pants just in case you do spill some oil on you. Do this outside, don’t make an attempt to do this indoors. Place fryer on level dirt or grassy area. Avoid frying on wood decks, which could catch fire. For safety reasons have a fire extinguisher ready

Ingredients

  • 1 turkey
  • 5 gallon Peanut Oil
  • 1 meat Injector Seasoning
  • 1 bottle Cajun Seasoning
  • 1 fire extinguisher

Instructions

  1. Clean the turkey inside and outside, remove giblets and drain cavity. To measure how much oil you need you put the raw turkey in the pot and add enough water to cover the turkey. Put a mark where the water was at. Take the turkey out dry the pot and fill with peanut oil to the level where you left the mark.
  2. Season the turkey with meat injector seasonings and rub slightly with Cajun seasonings. Turn on the turkey fryer and heat the oil to 350F. Depending on the amount of oil used, this usually takes about 45 min., (Its not necessary to use peanut oil to fry the turkey; it’s just what’s commonly used because of its flavor as well as its very high smoking point; you don’t want your oil catching fire. Any cooking oil that’s good for deep-frying and has a high smoking point (450F, preferably) will do corn oil, safflower oil, even canola oil.)
  3. Once the oil has come to temperature, place the basket with the turkey in the pot very slowly. Whole turkey requires approximately 3 minutes per pound to cook. ea. 18lb turkey should take about 54 minutes. Allow the turkey to rest for 20 min.

Turkey Deep Fried
 
Ingredients
  • 1 turkey
  • 5 gallon Peanut Oil
  • 1 meat Injector Seasoning
  • 1 bottle Cajun Seasoning
  • 1 fire extinguisher
Instructions
  1. Clean the turkey inside and outside, remove giblets and drain cavity. To measure how much oil you need you put the raw turkey in the pot and add enough water to cover the turkey. Put a mark where the water was at. Take the turkey out dry the pot and fill with peanut oil to the level where you left the mark.
  2. Season the turkey with meat injector seasonings and rub slightly with Cajun seasonings. Turn on the turkey fryer and heat the oil to 350F. Depending on the amount of oil used, this usually takes about 45 min., (Its not necessary to use peanut oil to fry the turkey; it's just what's commonly used because of its flavor as well as its very high smoking point; you don't want your oil catching fire. Any cooking oil that's good for deep-frying and has a high smoking point (450F, preferably) will do corn oil, safflower oil, even canola oil.)
  3. Once the oil has come to temperature, place the basket with the turkey in the pot very slowly. Whole turkey requires approximately 3 minutes per pound to cook. ea. 18lb turkey should take about 54 minutes. Allow the turkey to rest for 20 min.

 

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Mac & Cheese Salad

Apr 23, 2012 by

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of uncooked shell pasta
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/8 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/8 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 bell pepper
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Boil (8 minutes) drain and rinse the pasta with cold water set aside.
  2. Mix together in a bowl all of the ingredients except for the bell pepper, onion, and cheese.
  3. Mix the sauce with the pasta.
  4. Add in the chopped bell pepper, onion, and cheddar cheese.
  5. The longer it sits the better it taste.

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Ingredients
  • 2 cups of uncooked shell pasta
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ⅛ cup cider vinegar
  • ⅛ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ bell pepper
  • ½ red onion
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Boil (8 minutes) drain and rinse the pasta with cold water set aside.
  2. Mix together in a bowl all of the ingredients except for the bell pepper, onion, and cheese.
  3. Mix the sauce with the pasta.
  4. Add in the chopped bell pepper, onion, and cheddar cheese.
  5. The longer it sits the better it taste.

 

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Chicken Salad

Apr 22, 2012 by

Chicken salad can really be just about any kind of salad that includes chicken as the primary ingredient. Some very commonly added ingredients can include: Celery, eggs, mayonnaise and different kinds of mustards.

The history of the first chicken salad has been traced back to 1863. In the town of Wakefield, Rhode Island, a man named Liam Gray combined leftover chicken with mayonnaise, tarragon, and grapes and sold it as a salad at his meat market, Town Meats. Today, the meat market is now a delicatessen and still serves the original chicken salad.

In the United States, chicken salad often is comprised of chopped white chicken meat, and salad dressing or mayonnaise. It’s often served as either a salad, or as a sandwich on wheat bread, accompanied by avocados, iceberg lettuce and tomatoes. It’s usually made to use tougher chicken, canned chicken or any leftovers so that they don’t go to waste.

Throughout Asia and most of Europe, chicken salad can be topped by a wide variety of different dressings for flavoring. It can also be accompanied by various vegetables, fresh leaves, pastas, noodles and rice.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mayonaise
  • 1/3 cup yoghurt
  • 1/2 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 1/2 chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup crushed pecans
  • 1/2 cubed apple
  • 1 chicken breast or turkey
  • pepper and salt

Instructions

  1. Boil the chicken or turkey breast for about 20 minutes on simmer. Cut up the apple, crush the pecans and slice up the celery. Combine the mayonnaise with the yoghurt. Add to the same bowl you have the shredded chicken, apple, pecans and the relish. Mix well and add the pepper and salt. Refrigerate at least for an hour.

 

 

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Ingredients
  • ½ cup mayonaise
  • ⅓ cup yoghurt
  • ½ cup sweet pickle relish
  • ½ chopped celery
  • ½ cup crushed pecans
  • ½ cubed apple
  • 1 chicken breast or turkey
  • pepper and salt
Instructions
  1. Boil the chicken or turkey breast for about 20 minutes on simmer. Cut up the apple, crush the pecans and slice up the celery. Combine the mayonnaise with the yoghurt. Add to the same bowl you have the shredded chicken, apple, pecans and the relish. Mix well and add the pepper and salt. Refrigerate at least for an hour.

 

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Taco Seasonings Mix

Apr 22, 2012 by

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, mix together chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt and pepper. Store in an airtight container.

Taco Seasonings Mix
 
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1½ teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, mix together chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt and pepper. Store in an airtight container.

 

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Atjar Tjampoer (Indonesian)

Apr 21, 2012 by

Atjar Tjampoer is an Indonesian sweet and sour dish. As the word Tjampoer (mixed) already says Atjar Tjampoer is a mixed pickled vegetable dish. The fresh flavor of Atjar is a good combination with spicy dishes. It is delicious with Nasi or Bahmi, satay and Babi Pangang, and as well with other dishes, like a hot dog 😉

In the US they have something similar which is called chow chow. The difference is the seasonings. With chow chow mustard seeds and celery seeds are used.

Ingredients

4 cups shredded cabbage
2 cups shredded carrots
3 cups bean sprouts
3 green onions
1/2 English Cucumber
1/2 Bell Pepper
2 tbsp crushed garlic
2 tsp Sambal Oelek
3 tsp ginger
3 tsp turmeric
1 -1/2 cups white vinegar
1 cup sugar
pinch of salt

Instructions

1.  You can buy the cabbage and carrots already shredded, or shred it yourself. Cut up the green onions and Bell Pepper. Cut the cucumber in half and take the seeds out and cut in small pieces.

2.   Put water in a pot and add a pinch of salt. When the water comes to a boil add the shredded cabbage and carrots. Cook for 5 minutes. Take the cabbage and carrots out and let it drain in the strainer. Add the bean sprouts to the boiling water and boil for 3 minutes. Take them out and add to the strainer. Then add the green vegetables (green onions, bell pepper and the cucumber) to the boiling water also boil for 2 min. Add them on top of all the other vegetables.

3.   Heat the sunflower oil in a pan. Fry the Sambal Oelek, garlic, turmeric and ginger for 2 minutes. Add the vinegar and sugar; stir till the sugar is dissolved. Add all the vegetables boil softly for 2 minutes. Put in a bowl and let cool.

4. You can also preserve the Atjar, the dishwasher is fine for the jars; especially if it has a “sanitize” cycle. I get that going while I’m preparing everything else, so it’s done by the time I’m ready to fill the jars. Put the hot vegetables in sterilized screw-lid jars (metal lids with a ‘dome’ in the middle are handy) Screw the lids on. Place jars upside down until cooled completely the ‘dome’ in the lid will be down, this is to check if the jar closed well. Can be kept for at least a year store in a dark place to avoid having the color goes away.

 

 

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Atjar Tjampoer is an Indonesian sweet and sour dish. As the word Tjampoer (mixed) already says Atjar Tjampoer is a mixed pickled vegetable dish. The fresh flavor of Atjar is a good combination with spicy dishes. It is delicious with Nasi or Bahmi, satay and Babi Pangang, and as well with other dishes, like a hot dog 😉 In the US they have something similar which is called chow chow. The difference is the seasonings. With chow chow mustard seeds and celery seeds are used.
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Recipe type: Condiment
Cuisine: Indonesian
Ingredients
  • 4 cups shredded cabbage
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 3 cups bean sprouts
  • 3 green onions
  • ½ English Cucumber
  • ½ Bell Pepper
  • 2 tbsp crushed garlic
  • 2 tsp Sambal Oelek
  • 3 tsp ginger
  • 3 tsp turmeric
  • 1 -1/2 cups white vinegar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. You can buy the cabbage and carrots already shredded, or shred it yourself. Cut up the green onions and Bell Pepper. Cut the cucumber in half and take the seeds out and cut in small pieces.
  2. Put water in a pot and add a pinch of salt. When the water comes to a boil add the shredded cabbage and carrots. Cook for 5 minutes. Take the cabbage and carrots out and let it drain in the strainer. Add the bean sprouts to the boiling water and boil for 3 minutes. Take them out and add to the strainer. Then add the green vegetables (green onions, bell pepper and the cucumber) to the boiling water also boil for 2 min. Add them on top of all the other vegetables.
  3. Heat the sunflower oil in a pan. Fry the Sambal Oelek, garlic, turmeric and ginger for 2 minutes. Add the vinegar and sugar; stir till the sugar is dissolved. Add all the vegetables boil softly for 2 minutes. Put in a bowl and let cool.
  4. You can also preserve the Atjar, the dishwasher is fine for the jars; especially if it has a "sanitize" cycle. I get that going while I'm preparing everything else, so it's done by the time I'm ready to fill the jars. Put the hot vegetables in sterilized screw-lid jars (metal lids with a 'dome' in the middle are handy) Screw the lids on. Place jars upside down until cooled completely the 'dome' in the lid will be down, this is to check if the jar closed well. Can be kept for at least a year store in a dark place to avoid having the color goes away.

 

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Father Leo’s Fusion Fajita’s

Apr 9, 2012 by

This is one of those recipes you see on tv and you just have to make it yourself. This one was Bobby Flay’s throwdown with Father Leo. Just looking at the show made my mouth water. After long searching on the internet I found Father leo’s Fusion Fajita’s. There is only one thing I cheated on with this recipe, I didn’t make the guacamole, bought it from the produce section freshly made. Next time when I have the time I will make it myself.

Ingredient
1 1/4 pounds flank steak
Tortilla’s

For the Marinade:
1/4 cup white wine
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tsp red pepper flakes
2 tbsp ketchup
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup dark brown sugar
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp cracked black pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp ginger powder

    For the Holy Guacamole:
2 avocados, halved and pits removed
Juice from 1 lime
1 garlic clove chopped
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 tsp minced parsley
2 tsp minced cilantro
2 tsp finely minced red onion
4 tsp olive oil.

For the Vegetables:
2 tbsp olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 red onion, sliced thinly
2 colored peppers, sliced into 1/4-inch-thick pieces
2 to 4 tablespoons of the reserved marinade
Salt and pepper to taste

   For the Screaming Sour Cream:
½ cup sour cream
2 tsp hot sauce
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp garlic powder

Instructions

In a bowl, combine all the marinade ingredients together and whisk until fully incorporated. Reserve ¼ cup of marinade.

prepare the vegetables, heat olive oil and garlic in a pan over high heat. Add the vegetables and saute for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the reserved ¼ cup marinade and cook for another minute. Season with salt and pepper. Take off heat and set aside. To make the sour cream, mix together the sour cream, hot sauce, salt, pepper, and garlic powder and refrigerate until ready to use.

To prepare the guacamole, remove the flesh from the avocados and immediately pour the lime juice on top to prevent the flesh from turning brown. Combine the rest of the guacamole ingredients and mash together with a fork. Set aside in the refrigerator. To assemble fajitas: Spread 1 heaping tablespoon of screaming sour cream over the tortilla. Add 4 to 5 thin slices of meat. Add a few pieces of stir-fried vegetables. Top with holy guacamole. . Pray and EAT!

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This is one of those recipes you see on tv and you just have to make it yourself. This one was Bobby Flay’s throwdown with Father Leo. Just looking at the show made my mouth water. After long searching on the internet I found it. There is only one thing I cheated on with this recipe, I didn’t make the guacamole, bought it from the produce section freshly made. Next time when I have the time I will make it myself.
Ingredients
  • Ingredient:
  • 1¼ pounds flank steak
  • Tortilla’s
For the Marinade:
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
For the Holy Guacamole:
  • 2 avocados, halved and pits removed
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1 garlic clove chopped
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp minced parsley
  • 2 tsp minced cilantro
  • 2 tsp finely minced red onion
  • 4 tsp olive oil.
For the Vegetables:
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ½ red onion, sliced thinly
  • 2 colored peppers, sliced into ¼-inch-thick pieces
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons of the reserved marinade
  • Salt and pepper to taste
For the Screaming Sour Cream:
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 tsp hot sauce
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, combine all the marinade ingredients together and whisk until fully incorporated. Reserve ¼ cup of marinade.
  2. prepare the vegetables, heat olive oil and garlic in a pan over high heat. Add the vegetables and saute for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the reserved ¼ cup marinade and cook for another minute. Season with salt and pepper. Take off heat and set aside. To make the sour cream, mix together the sour cream, hot sauce, salt, pepper, and garlic powder and refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. To prepare the guacamole, remove the flesh from the avocados and immediately pour the lime juice on top to prevent the flesh from turning brown. Combine the rest of the guacamole ingredients and mash together with a fork. Set aside in the refrigerator. To assemble fajitas: Spread 1 heaping tablespoon of screaming sour cream over the tortilla. Add 4 to 5 thin slices of meat. Add a few pieces of stir-fried vegetables. Top with holy guacamole. Pray and EAT!

 

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Sate Babi

Apr 8, 2012 by

Satay (also written sate) is a dish consisting of chunks or slices of dice-sized meat (chicken, mutton, lamb, beef, pork, fish etc) on bamboo skewers, which are grilled over a wood or charcoal fire, then served with various spicy seasoning (depends of satay recipe variants). Satay may have originated in Java or Sumatra, Indonesia, but also popular in many other Southeast Asian countries such as Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, and Thailand, as well as in the Netherlands which was influenced through its former colonies. Sate Babie or Pork Satay, Is a popular delicacy among Indonesian Chinese community, whom most of them are not Muslims who prohibit eating pork. It can be found at China towns in Indonesian cities, especially around Glodok, Pecenongan, and Senen in Jakarta area.

Ingredients

For the Sate:
1 pork loin
8 tbsp sweet Soya sauce
3 tsp sambal oelek
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp ketoembar (coriander)
1 tsp. djahe (ginger)
1 tsp djintan (cumin)
1 tsp laos (galanga)
1 tsp serehpowder (lemongrass)
1 tsp koenjit (kurkumma)
2 tsp brown sugar
sate sticks

For the Sate Sauce:
1 small onion
1 1/2 tbsp canoli oil
6 tbsp peanut butter
2 tsp sambal
2 tsp garlic powde
3 tbsp ketjap manis (sweet soya sauce)
2 tbsp coconut milk
1 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp ketoembar
1/2 tsp laos

Instructions

1.   Soak the sate sticks in water, so they won’t burn on the grill. Mix the seasonings.

2. Cut the meat up in strips. Season the meat and marinate. Preferably overnight if that is not possible let it marinate for at least one hour. Put the meat on the sticks, and grill on your bbq grill on medium high.

3. To make the Sate Sauce mince the onion real fine, and brown in the oil, Add the peanutbutter, sambal, garlic powder. Keep stirring.

4. Then add hot water to the sauce till smooth, be carefull because it can overflow. Add the ketjap manis, sugar, lemon juice, ketoembar, laos, and 2 tbsp coconut milk.

 

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Sate Babi
 
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Recipe type: Indonesian/Dutch
Cuisine: Appetizer/Snack
Ingredients
For the Sate:
  • 1 pork loin
  • 8 tbsp sweet Soya sauce
  • 3 tsp sambal oelek
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp ketoembar (coriander)
  • 1 tsp. djahe (ginger)
  • 1 tsp djintan (cumin)
  • 1 tsp laos (galanga)
  • 1 tsp serehpowder (lemongrass)
  • 1 tsp koenjit (kurkumma)
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • sate sticks
For the Sate Sauce:
  • 1 small onion
  • 1½ tbsp canoli oil
  • 6 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 tsp sambal
  • 2 tsp garlic powde
  • 3 tbsp ketjap manis (sweet soya sauce)
  • 2 tbsp coconut milk
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp ketoembar
  • ½ tsp laos
Instructions
  1. Soak the sate sticks in water, so they won't burn on the grill. Mix the seasonings.
  2. Cut the meat up in strips. Season the meat and marinate. Preferably overnight if that is not possible let it marinate for at least one hour. Put the meat on the sticks, and grill on your bbq grill on medium high.
  3. To make the Sate Sauce mince the onion real fine, and brown in the oil, Add the peanutbutter, sambal, garlic powder. Keep stirring.
  4. Then add hot water to the sauce till smooth, be carefull because it can overflow. Add the ketjap manis, sugar, lemon juice, ketoembar, laos, and 2 tbsp coconut milk.

 

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Pizza Hut Deep Pan

Apr 6, 2012 by

 

This is the best copy cat recipe for a Pizza Hut deep pan pizza. Actually in my opinion this is even better then a Pizza Hut pizza. But hey that is for you to decide. I got this recipe of Tanis who is a good friend of mine. Thanks a lot for this great share 🙂

Ingredients

For the dough:
2 tablespoons of oil
3/4 cup milk plus 2 additional tablespoons, warmed to 110 degrees
1 teaspoons sugar
2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 package instant yeast or 2 1/4 teaspoons of rapid rise yeast
1/2 teaspoon table salt

for the topping:
1 8 oz tomato sauce
1 tsp Italian seasonings
mozzarella cheese
pepperoni
breakfast sausage
turkey
ham
mushrooms
purple onion
spinach

Instructions

Turn the oven on to 175F. Warm the milk to 110F, add the sugar and the yeast in a bowl. Let it sit for 5 minutes till frothy. Add olive oil to the yeast mix.
Then add to the flour and salt. Knead with dough hook to form a soft, dough (about 10 minutes).

Divide the dough in two. Oil the pans. Roll out the dough and put in the oven for about 10 to 15 min so it will rise a bit.

While the pizza is pre-baking, put the pepperoni on a paper towel and put in the microwave for 30 seconds (depending on your microwave oven) that will remove the excess grease of the pepperoni

Take the pre baked crust out of the oven, put the oven to 400F. Dress the pizza with your toppings of choice. The ones I like a lot was with meat and vegetables. The men in my family seem to like the meat lovers version.

Put the pizza back in the oven and bake for 15 to 20 min at 400F. As the temperature rises this will give the pizza dough oven spring, and allow the dough to rise,creating the deep dish pizza like pizza hut.

Pizza Hut Deep Pan
 
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This is the best copy cat recipe for a Pizza Hut deep pan pizza. Actually in my opinion this is even better then a Pizza Hut pizza. But hey that is for you to decide. I got this recipe of Tanis who is a good friend of mine. Thanks a lot for this great share 🙂
Serves: 2 personal pizzas
Ingredients
For the dough:
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • ¾ cup milk plus 2 additional tablespoons, warmed to 110 degrees
  • 1 teaspoons sugar
  • 2⅓ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 package instant yeast or 2¼ teaspoons of rapid rise yeast
  • ½ teaspoon table salt
for the topping:
  • 1 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp Italian seasonings
  • mozzarella cheese
  • pepperoni
  • breakfast sausage
  • turkey
  • ham
  • mushrooms
  • purple onion
  • spinach
Instructions
  1. Turn the oven on to 175F. Warm the milk to 110F, add the sugar and the yeast in a bowl. Let it sit for 5 minutes till frothy. Add olive oil to the yeast mix.
  2. Then add to the flour and salt. Knead with dough hook to form a soft, dough (about 10 minutes).
  3. Divide the dough in two. Oil the pans. Roll out the dough and put in the oven for about 10 to 15 min so it will rise a bit.
  4. While the pizza is pre baking, put the pepperoni on a paper towel and put in the microwave for 30 seconds (depending on your microwave oven) that will remove the excess grease of the pepperoni
  5. Take the pre baked crust out of the oven, put the oven to 400F. Dress the pizza with your toppings of choice. The ones I like a lot was with meat and vegetables. The men in my family seem to like the meat lovers version.
  6. Put the pizza back in the oven and bake for 15 to 20 min at 400F. As the temperature rises this will give the pizza dough oven spring, and allow the dough to rise,creating the deep dish pizza like pizza hut.

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Pizza Hut deep pan pizza

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