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Bacon Garlic Chicken Breasts

Bacon Garlic Chicken Breasts

1/4 c Butter or margarine
1 Clove garlic; minced
2 ts Dried parsley flakes
1 ts Grated lemon rind
1/4 ts Salt
1/8 ts Hot pepper sauce
2 Whole chicken breasts (1 lb. each); halved
4 Bacon slices; cut in half

Place butter and garlic in 12 x 7-inch baking dish. Microwave for about 1 minute on High or until garlic is par- Italy cooked. Add remaining ingredients, except chicken breasts and bacon; mix well. Roll chicken breasts in seasoned butter; arrange skin side up and thick edges toward outside in buttered baking dish. Lay 2 half slices of bacon on each chicken breast. Cover dish with waxed paper. Microwave for 14 to 18 minutes on High or until meat is no longer pink in center. Let stand about 5 minutes before serving.

German Style Beef Roast

German Style Beef Roast
1 2 1/2 – 3 pound boneless beef chuck pot roast
1 tablespoon cooking oil
2 cups sliced carrots (2)
2 cups chopped onions (2 large)
1 cup sliced celery (2 stalks)
3/4 cup chopped kosher-style dill pickles
1/2 cup dry red wine or beef broth
1/3 cup German-style mustard
1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 bay leaves
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons dry red wine or beef broth Hot cooked spaetzle or cooked noodles Snipped fresh parsley (optional)

1. Trim fat from meat. If necessary, cut roast to fit into a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. In a large skillet brown the meat on all sides in hot oil. Drain fat.
2. In the cooker, combine the carrots, onions, celery, and pickles. Place the meat on top of vegetables. In a small bowl combine the 1/2 cup red wine, the mustard, pepper, cloves, and bay leaves. Pour over meat and vegetables in cooker.
3. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours. Remove the meat from the cooker and place on a serving platter; cover with foil to keep warm.

For gravy:
4. Transfer vegetables and cooking liquid to a 2-quart saucepan. Skim fat.
Discard bay leaves. In a small bowl, stir together flour and the 2 tablespoons wine. Stir into the mixture in saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 1 minute more.
Serve with vegetables, gravy, and hot cooked spaetzle. If desired, sprinkle with parsley.
Makes 8 servings.

Spicy Cajun Gumbo

Spicy Cajun Gumbo

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken cut into strips
3 cups chicken stock
2 cups diced canned tomatoes
2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
1 tsp. Cajun seasoning blend (recipes follows)
1 medium onion, chopped
3 medium carrots, thinly sliced
1/2 each red & green bell peppers, chopped
1 cup corn
2 tsp. minced or pressed garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound Louisiana Hot Sausage (or sausage of your choice)
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
8 ounces raw shrimp, peeled and cleaned
salt & pepper to taste
6 cups hot cooked rice

Place chicken, 2 cups stock, tomatoes Worcestershire sauce, and Cajun
Seasoning Blend in a crockpot on high heat. In a medium skillet,
saute onion, carrots, bell peppers corn and garlic in olive oil for
about 10 minutes or until softened. Add to crockpot. In same skillet,
brown sausage on all sides over medium-high heat. Reduce heat, cover
and cook through (about 10 minutes). Slice sausage into 1 inch pieces
and add to crockpot. Pour out all but about 2 tablespoons of the
sausage fat. Add flour to fat and stir constantly over medium-high
heat to create a dark roux. Slowly add remaining 1 cup of broth to
roux and stir until smooth. Mix roux into crockpot, lower heat, cover
and cook for 6-8 hours. About 15 minutes before serving, stir in the
shrimp. Season to taste with salt, and pepper. Serve over rice.

 

Amazing Pork Tenderloin in the Slow Cooker

Amazing Pork Tenderloin in the Slow Cooker

1 (2 lb) pork tenderloin
1 (1 ounce) package of dry onion soup mix
1 cup of water
¾ cup of red wine
3 Tablespoons of minced garlic
3 Tablespoons soy sauce
Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions:
Place port tenderloin in a slow cooker with the contents of the soup
packet. Pour water, wine and soy sauce over the top, turning the pork
roast to coat. Carefully spread garlic over the port, leaving as much
on top of the roast during cooking as possible. Sprinkle with the
pepper, cover and cook on low setting for 4 hours. Serve with cooking
liquid on the side as au jus.

Fish Soup with Fennel

Fish Soup with Fennel

Yield: 6 servings

1 lb Flounder
1 Small onion
Bones from fish
1 Carrot
1 Bay leaf
1 Leek
4 Parsley stalks
1/2 lb Hake
2 Lovage stalks
2 tb Butter
6 1/4 c Cold water
1 tb Flour
Sea salt
2 tb Sour cream
6 Black peppercorns
2 tb Chopped fennel leaves

Put the fish bones in a pan with the bay leaf, parsley, and lovage. Cover
with cold water, add salt and peppercorns, and bring to boil. Simmer for 30
minutes. Peel and chop the onion and carrot. Trim and chop the leek.Put
them in a saucepan. Pour the fish stock over the vegetables through a seive
(strainer). Bring to a boil, then let simmer for another 30 minutes,
then put in the hake. Simmer for 15 minutes, or until the hake is
cooked.Remove the hake and put the plaice (flounder) filets into the pan.
Simmer for 5 minutes, then remove them. Cool the soup slightly, then puree
it in a blender. Melt the butter in a clean pan, stir in the flour and cook
for one minute. Stir in the blended soup and simmer for 3 minutes,
stirring.Add salt and pepper to taste. Take the hake off the bone and chop
it;
skin the plaice (flounder) filets and chop them. Put both sorts of fish
into the soup and stir in the sour cream. When all is hot, add the chopped
fennel and stand, covered, for 3 to 4 minutes before serving. Serve as is,
or with fennel dumplings