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Stuffed Crepes with Maple Apricot Chili Syrup
½ cup flour
½ cup milk
2 tablespoons water
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon melted butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 Heat n Serve original fully cooked sausage links
½ cup extra sharp Cheddar cheese shredded
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
1/3 cup apricot preserve
1 red chili deseeded and chopped fine
¼ cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven on 200 degrees
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and 1 egg. Gradually add in the milk and water, stirring to combine. Add the salt and butter; beat until smooth.
Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/3 cup for each crepe. Tilt the pan with a circular motion so that the batter coats the surface evenly. Cook the crepe for about 2 minutes, until the bottom is light brown. Loosen with a spatula, turn and cook the other side. Set the crepes aside.
Chopped the sausage links into small pieces. Add a couple more drops of oil in the same pan and sauté the sausage just until warm thru scrambled 3 eggs and add to sausage toss until eggs are cooked thru. To assemble the crepes place 1 ounce of cheddar cheese in the middle of each crepes top with 1/3 cup egg mixture. Fold the edge of crepes over the egg mixture to form a square packet. Place packet seems side down on a cookie sheet place in oven to keep warm.
In a small sauce pan add maple syrup, apricot preserve and chili. Simmer on low heat for 5 minutes.
Remove crepe packets out of the oven cut each in half plate and top each with an equal amount of syrup and chopped pecans.
4 tablespoons butter
2 celery branches chopped small
2 garlic cloves minced
1 ½ pounds boneless chicken breast
½ cup hot sauce
2 (15.5oz) cans Bush’s Best white chili beans great northern beans mild chili sauce
1 (15oz.) can Bush’s Best black beans drained and rinsed
1/3 cup cilantro chopped fine
8 ounces sour cream
4 ounces blue cheese crumbled
Cut the chicken into 1 inch cubes. On stove top in a medium pot add chicken and the first three ingredients. Sauté on medium high heat until chicken is no longer pink. To the chicken add the hot sauce and beans bring to a simmer and simmer for 15 minutes add cilantro mix to incorporate well.
In a bowl mix the sour cream and blue cheese crumbled together.
Ladle chili into bowls and top with a doll up of blue cheese sour cream. You may garnish with additional celery.
5 apples cored, peeled and diced small
8 tablespoon butter softened
1/2 cup pack dark brown sugar
1 (16oz) box Hot Roll mix
1 cup hot water
1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 1/2 cup powder sugar
1/4 teaspoon butterscotch Schnapps
1 1/2 tablespoon milk
Preheat oven at 375 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13 pan and set aside.
In a non-stick frying pan on medium heat added 1 tablespoon of butter, apples and dark brown sugar. Mix and let the apple cook until all reduced and thicken. When apples are cooked let cool 5 to 10 minutes.
While apples are cooking, prepare dough for rolls as directed on the box and follow instruction for Cinnamon Rolls after dough is ready. Before rolling dough spread your apple mixture all over the top of the butter, sugar and cinnamon layer. Roll and cut 12 slices place in greased pan cut side up and baked in over for 15 to 20 minutes.
While rolls are baking in a small mixing bowl add powder sugar, butterscotch schnapps and milk whisk until smooth. When rolls have slightly cooled top with glaze.
This week it’s all about turkey!
Roasted turkey fried turkey and smoked turkey! We are trying to go a little bit healthier in my house for the holiday feasts. Having said that why not just buy the turkey breast all white meat much leaner. So I came up with the perfect combo for a rub using our fresh local grown oranges and Ancho chili for a little kick and three fresh herbs. Let me tell you it’s fantastic I gave myself a pat on the back with this one and so moist and juicy it melts in your mouth.
1(6 to 7 pound) Turkey breast
2 oranges quartered plus juice of 1 orange about ¼ cup or less is okay
1 rosemary clipping
4 basil leaves
1 fresh oregano clipping
1 large ancho chili pod mild
½ cup olive oil plus 2 tablespoons
3 garlic cloves
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon pepper
Preheat oven at 325 degrees. Rinse turkey breast well and pat dry with paper towels. Stuffed cavity of breast with orange pieces, rosemary, basil leaves and oregano.
Brush turkey breast with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Place turkey breast in a roasting pan on a rack. Put about ½ inch of water in the pan. Place in oven.
Place Ancho chili pod in a bowl of hot water for 10 minutes to softened the chili. Remove seeds and roughly chopped the chili.
Add to a food processor the chili, remaining olive oil, garlic cloves, red wine vinegar, and juice of 1 orange, seas salt, paprika and pepper. Pulse until forms a thick sauce.
After turkey has cooked for 1 hour remove from oven and cover with chili sauce using a brush. Return to turkey breast to oven and bake an additional 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours or according to package instructions.
Remove from oven place a loose piece of aluminum foil on top of turkey breast let rest 20 minutes before slicing.
I am slowly but surely returning into the cooking world after taking a 4 months break due to my watercraft accident on July 5th, 2015.
I had the privilege and was honored to have been ask to do cooking demonstration at the World Food Championships again this year and to share one of my favorite Off the Hook on the Plate recipe my Grouper Florentine, the crowd received me well and enjoyed my dish. What a fabulous time and I am looking forward to do many more in the future.
Thank you all for your support.
1 ¼ pound white firm fish (I used grouper) cut in 4 equal pieces
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
1 ½ cup red bell pepper chopped
2 cloves garlic minced
1 (9 oz.) bag flat leaf spinach
2 ounces cream cheese
¼ cup half & half
¼ cup parmesan cheese
Sea salt & cracked black pepper
On stove top on medium heat in a large frying pan add 2 tablespoons olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter, red bell pepper and garlic and cook for about 4 minutes. Add spinach season with a pinch of sea salt and pepper mix until all of the spinach have wilted down add cream cheese, half & half and parmesan cheese mix well until cream cheese is melted and your spinach is now more like a cream spinach.
In a separate frying pan on medium high heat, add remaining oil and butter. Season fish on both side with sea salt and pepper and place in hot pan. Cook 6 minutes on first side and flip fish over and cook other side an additional 5 minutes.
Place spinach mixture on the bottom of a plate and top with piece of fish, drizzle with any remaining sauce. Bon Appetit!
It’s October and fall is in the air and it’s pear season ya’ll and the French gal in me wanted a taste of an old family recipe my grandma use to make for a dessert for our Sunday family gathering among fabulous homemade pies all cooked in a wood stove I can just smell it right now!! I changed a little to make it my own. Bon Appetit!
3 medium firm-ripe pears
½ cup dry cranberries soaked in warm water and drained
1/3 cup brown sugar
¼ teaspoon fresh lemon
2 oz. (4 Tbs.) unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces
1-1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1-3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. table salt
1/2 cup whole milk
1-1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
4 oz. (8 Tbs.) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
Preheat oven at 350. Grease a 9 x 2 baking pan and set aside.
Soak in warm water the dry cranberries while you peel, core and quarter the pears. In a microwave safe bowl melt 4 tablespoon butter stir in the lemon juice and brown sugar and pour in the bottom of greased pan. Arrange the pear at the bottom of the pan. Next drain the cranberries and sprinkle evenly in the pan.
Make the batter by mixing together the butter, eggs, sugar, milk and vanilla. In a separate bowl mix together flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
Slowly incorporate the dry ingredients with the wet ingredient until it forms a smooth batter pour on top of pears and bake for 35 to 45 minutes insert toothpick in center of cake to test if cake is done if toothpick is clean it’s done. Let it cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Run a knife around the edge of the pan. Turn a cake plate upside down on top of the cake pan and, using pot holders; carefully invert the cake pan onto the plate. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream and garnish with sliced almonds.
Hi everyone, it’s been a long 2 months since my last post I wanted to let you all know I was in a jetski accident on July 5th and I am still recovering from the accident I hope to be fishing and cooking again soon. Please enjoy all of the delicious recipes and fun fishing videos for the time being I hope you are having a fabulous summer! I hope to return in the fall with new recipes and video.. Thank you all for your support.
Superbowl 50 is this weekend. Looking for a new flavor of wings to grill out this year well look no further I have the perfect flavor a little sweet a little heat and a little smoke they are finger licking good you may want to triple the recipe you are going to want more I promise and they are super easy to make. Enjoy!
10 oz. mango peeled and chopped (about 1 ½ fresh mango)
2 tablespoons cilantro
1 tablespoon sriracha hot chili sauce
¼ teaspoon pepper
¼ teaspoon sea salt
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
½ cup ranch dressing
2 cups cherry wood chips
Preheat grill on medium high heat.
In a small food processer adds 8 ounces mango chunks, cilantro and sriracha. Blend until a smooth sauce.
With a meat cleaver cut wing tips off and separate the drumette from the wing season wings with salt and pepper.
In a medium bowl toss wings with half of the mango sauce. Let sit 10 minutes.
In the center of a large piece of aluminum foil place wood chips fold aluminum foil over the chips and seal to form a pouch with a sharp knife make a few cuts in the aluminum pouch so smoke can escape.
Place pouch on the right side on grill and cover for 10 minutes to get the wood chips to start smoking.
Brush the left side of the grill top with olive oil to prevent sticking. Reduce heat to medium place wings on the oiled side of grill close cover and grill 8 minutes. Turn wings and brush with some of the sauce close cover and grill 8 more minutes. Turn wings one last time brush more sauce close lid and cook an additional 5 minutes. Brush wings with the remaining of the sauce plate.
Zest & juiced one of the lime and add to ranch dressing and mix until well incorporated.
Roughly chopped the remaining 2 ounces of mango chunks and top the wings. Serve with lime ranch dressing and lime wedges.