Category Archives: Meats

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.

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 Chowder

Fish Chowder

Yield: 4 servings

1 c Water
1/8 ts Thyme
1 c Diced Potatoes
1 c Half And Half
3 Slices Of Bacon
1/2 ts Salt
1 md Onion
1/4 ts Pepper
3/4 lb Fish Fillets
2 tb Fresh Parsley

Bring water to a boil in a Dutch oven; add potatoes. Cover and cook 10
minutes. Fry bacon until transparent; add onion, and cook until onion is
soft and bacon is lightly browned. Add bacon, onion, bacon drippings, fish
fillets, and thyme to potatoes. Simmer 10 minutes or until potatoes are
tender. Stir in half and half, salt, pepper, simmer 5 minutes. Sprinkle
with parsley.

Asian Grilled Chicken

Asian Grilled Chicken

1/4 c Rice vinegar
2 tb Black bean paste
1/4 c Minced garlic
2 tb Minced fresh ginger root
1/2 c Minced scallions
1 tb Soy sauce
1 tb White wine
1 tb Dry mustard
1 tb Liquid hot pepper sauce
1 ts Peanut oil
1 lb Boneless skinless chicken breast
Combine all ingredients and mix well. Cover and chill for 2-4 hours or overnight. Remove chicken from marinade, drain well.

Grill 5 minutes per side or until cooked or, bake at 375 for 30 minutes(until juices run clear when pierced with a fork). Remove to a serving platter. Heat marinade until boiling and reduce a little. Simmer 3 minutes. Serve over grilled chicken. Garnish with cilantro leaves, if desired.