Thursday, March 29, 2012

Pork Chops And Farfalle Seafood Salad

                Last night my daughter and I made some Pork Chops and Farfalle Seafood salad, and oh boy was it good!  The best part is i got to be in the kitchen making memories with her.  Here are the recipes

4 1/2 inch thick Pork Chops 
2 Eggs 
1 Cup of Italian bread crumbs 
2 Tbsp of cooking oil
Salt and Pepper 

             Heat oil in a large frying pan over a medium flame.  Beat eggs in a large bowl.  Place bread crumbs on a plate.  Season pork chops with salt and pepper. Coat Chops in flour and dip them in egg mixture and then in the bread crumbs. Place chops in heated pan and cook 5 to 6 minutes per side. 

 Salad Ingredients:

1lb box of Farfalle
16 oz of Imitation Crab meat
2 lbs of cooked and peeled shrimp
2 Tbsp of celery seeds
1 Tbsp of old bay
1 1/2 Cup of mayo  
1/2 Onion finely chopped
2 Tbsp of dry Parsley

         Cook Farfalle according to package and let cool, in a large bowl.  Once pasta is cool add mayo, onions, shrimps, crab meat, parsley, and celery seeds.  Mix well.  Season with pepper and old bay.   Serve warm or cold.   


Sunday, March 25, 2012

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Chicken In Garlic Gravy

12 chicken wings
2 cups of beef broth
1 onion diced
2 tbsp flour
1 tbsp cooking oil
3 garlic cloves sliced
1 tbsp soul seasoning
1 tbsp garlic powder
2 tbsp red pepper flakes 
salt and pepper

         Cut of and discard tips from wings, and cut each wing at the joint to make two pieces. Season chicken wings with salt and pepper.  Heat oil in a large pan over a medium high heat. Add chicken. Cook for about 5 minutes per side. Remove chicken, cover with foil. Add onions and garlic to drippings in pan, cook until golden brown about 5 minutes.  Add flour, stir for about 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown. Add broth, garlic powder, and soul seasoning and stir continually until thickens slightly. Add chicken and red pepper flakes and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes. Serve.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Two Cheese Grilled prosciutto and tomatoe Sandwich

                   This is my take on a grilled Cheese Sandwich. I don't really know if  I would call this a recipe, but I would like to share it anyway.  

2 slices of wheat bread
2 slices of Prosciutto
2 slices of Tomatoes
1 slice of Provolone Cheese
1 slice of American Cheese
2 tbsp butter

Heat frying pan or griddle on medium and add 1tbsp butter. Place the prosciutto in the pan, and cook it for about 1 minute per side.  Set it to the side. Take one slice of wheat bread, and lay the slice of Provolone, then lay down the prosciutto, Tomatoes and top that with the American cheese and other slice of bread. Add the the other tbsp of butter to the frying pan or griddle and place the sandwich in pan for 1 to 2 minutes per side. Serve.
                                                                  Give it a try.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Double Chocolate Coconut Macaroons

2/3 cup  plus 2 tbsp all purpose flour
1 14ounce bag sweetened shredded coconut
1/4 tsp salt
1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
2½ tsp  almond extract
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate, melted
1 cup white chocolate,melted

      Preheat oven to 325°F.  Place flour, coconut and salt in a mixing bowl and gently toss together. Stir sweetened condensed milk and almond extract together and fold into the coconut mixture until fully incorporated. Cover with plastic wrap refrigerate for 2 hours. Using a small cookie scooper or a tablespoons, scoop spoonfuls of the mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment. Bake macaroons for about 15 to 20 minutes or until the out shell begins to brown.  Allow to cool completely, about 30 minutes before dipping the bottoms in the melted white chocolate, drizzling the tops with semi-sweet chocolate, and setting them on wax paper.  Serve.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Sausage, Peppers and onions sub

                            Give my sausage and pepper sub a try
8 Italian sausage
1 Large green bell pepper
1 Large red bell pepper
1 tbsp of minced Garlic
1 Large Onion
1/2 cup chopped Italian Presley
1 jar of pasta sauce 
 Italian hoagie rolls
 salt and pepper
Place the sausage in a large non-stick frying pan over medium low heat.  Cook about 5 to 6 minutes on each side remove from pan set aside.  Slice the Onion, Green and red pepper and place in pan, cook for 5 minutes.  Add garlic and Presley and pasta sauce and season with salt and pepper. Add cooked sausage and simmer on a low heat for 20 to 30 minutes, remove from heat, and serve on a hoagie roll.

This can also be placed on top of your favorite pasta.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Beef Chuck Tenders In Gravy

               This my recipe for Beef Chuck Tenders In Gravy. This is so mouth watering good and yet so easy    to make. Give it a try you'll love it.

8 4 oz Beef chuck tenders
1 Cup beef broth
3 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp all purpose flour
Soul seasoning
Salt and pepper
olive oil

            Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place a large frying pan over a medium high flame and add some olive oil and one Tbsp of butter. Season tenders with soul seasoning and pepper.  Sear for 5 minutes on both sides.  Remove Tenders from frying pan and drain oil. Place Tenders in oven safe dish, and bake in oven for 15 minutes.  Meanwhile, using the same frying pan,  add 2 Tbsp butter, 2 Tbsp flour, and stir until it turns light brown, and add 1cup broth and continue to stir until it coats the back of the spoon.  Season gravy with salt and pepper to taste.  Add in the tenders, and simmer on medium low for about 15 to 20 minutes.  Serve over hot rice.