Friday, March 27, 2020

Easter Celebration Recipe Round Up 2020

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Broccoli and Cauliflower Mash (Low Carb)

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This week I am playing tribute to some St. Patrick's Day favorites....

I love mash potatoes, but sometimes I feel like taking a big nap after indulging in them.  I decided to lighten my mash this time by forgoing the starchy potato and substituting it with broccoli and cauliflower.  This mash was fabulous and I didn't have the crash and burn after eating them.  So if you're going to eat some green food on St. Patrick's day... eat this.   Tomorrow you will see what I made to go with this fabulous mash. 


Ingredients:
1 large head of cauliflower
4-5 cups broccoli florets
1 cup water (more as needed)
1 cup milk (or half and half)
2 Tbs butter
1 tsp granulated garlic
salt and black pepper to taste
1 cup cheddar cheese


Directions:

 In a large pot or pan with a lid steam broccoli and cauliflower florets with one cup of water.  Check to see if water evaporates and add a little water at a time until both vegetables are tender enough to mash.

Next add butter, granulated garlic, milk, salt and black pepper.


Then add cheese and mash with a potato masher or a handheld blender for a more pureed mash.  Serve as a side.    Enjoy.


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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Asian Apricot Glazed Chicken Wings

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The Super Bowl is almost here.  I don't watch the game... my game-time is in the kitchen getting all the snacks and dishes ready for the game watchers.  You can't have a Super Bowl spread without chicken wings.  I made these chicken wings with a great Asian flavors and they simply disappeared off the platter. I used a two part cooking method on these wings.  I first cooked them in the slow cooker to get all those flavors to really absorb into the wings.  Then I baked them off to make sure they were crispy and delicious.  No frying here!! These sticky sweet and savory wings will be a touchdown no matter what team you're rooting for....


Ingredients:
3lbs chicken wings (I separated the two parts and cut off the tip)

Overnight marinate:
1 Tbs grated fresh ginger
2-3 cloves grated fresh garlic
1 Tbs canola oil
salt (to taste)
black pepper (to taste)
red chili powder (or paprika)

Asian Apricot Sauce:
1/3 cup apricot jam
1/2 cup soy sauce
2-3 Tbs Sriracha sauce
2-3 Tbs sambal oelek
1 Tbs grated fresh ginger
2-3 cloves fresh garlic grated

Garnishes:
Toasted Sesame seeds
sliced green onion tops


Directions:

Add ingredients from overnight marinate and toss chicken wings.  Place in a bowl with airtight cover or a large ziploc bag and place in fridge.

The next day place marinated wings in slow cooker with Asian Apricot Sauce.  Cook for 2 hours on high.  Once cooked, use a slotted spoon to remove chicken wings onto foiled lined baking pan.  Keep sauce in slow cooker on high and continue to cook for 20 more minutes. 

Tip 1: spray foil with cooking spray.
Tip 2: Place chicken wings skin side down

Bake in a 450 degree oven for 10 minutes.  Turn over to other side and take some of the sauce from slow cooker and spoon a teaspoon of sauce on each wing.  Bake for 10 more minutes or until wings are fully browned and cooked through.  Remove to a platter and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and sliced green onions. Serve hot with more sauce from slow cooker.   Enjoy.








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Sunday, January 5, 2020

Spicy Andouille Sausage and Chicken Jambalaya

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This one pot Jambalaya is filled with Andioulle Sausage, Chicken and Cajun spices.   It is a fantastic meal to celebrate Mardi Gras.   


   


Spicy Andouille Sausage and Chicken Jambalaya
Recipe by Ramona from Kitchen Simmer

Ingredients:
2 large chicken breast cut into large bite size pieces
1lb andouille sausage sliced
1 large onion finely chopped (or two medium)
3-4 stalks of celery finely diced
1 large green bell pepper finely diced (or two medium peppers of various colors)
2-3 jalapeno peppers diced
2 cups washed and strained rice
28 oz can diced tomatoes
2 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
3 cups low sodium chicken stock 
white part of scallions sliced
red pepper flakes to taste

Cajun Seasoning:
1 Tbs granulated garlic
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried basil
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp red chili powder or cayenne
2 bay leaves
1 Tbs or more dried parsley (optional)

Garnish: Green part scallion sliced




Directions:
Step 1:   Wash and rinse the rice well and place in a strainer to dry out. 
Step 2:  Gather all spices, prepare trinity vegetables and cut meat

Step 3: Heat 2 Tbs canola oil in a large heavy based pot.  Add the chicken and andouille sausage.  Season with a little salt and black pepper.  Cook for 3-4 minutes.  

Step 4: Next add the trinity vegetables and the jalapeno pepper.  Season with a little more salt and black pepper and saute for 3-4 minutes. 

Step 5:  Add the seasoning spices and bay leaves.  Toss all ingredients together for 1-2 minutes.  

Step 6 :  Add diced tomato can and mix with other ingredients.

Step 7:  Add the washed/drained rice. 

Step 8:  Add chicken stock and Worcestershire sauce.  Stir well and bring all ingredients to a boil. Then lower to medium heat and simmer for 20-25
minutes.  Once rice is cooked, mix well and serve hot.  Enjoy.
 





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