Skip to comments.Weekly Cooking Thread - January 22, 2011
Posted on 01/22/2011 7:20:46 AM PST by libertarian27
Welcome to the 7th installment of the FR Weekly Cooking Thread.
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I need help with home made Mongolian beef anyone know a good recipe ?
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Recap Recipes from the Jan 15th thread:
Dessert* 36 White Chip Orange Divine Cookies
Meal* 6 Lemon Sauce: Northern Italian
Meal* 9 GENERAL TSOS CHICKEN PENG TENG
Meal* 11 Wheat Free and Gluten Free Pizza Crust
Meal* 20 Scampi Time
Meal* 21 Scrunchy Sweet and Sour Chicken
Meal* 24 BABOOTIE - South African delight...
Meal* 31 Ham and Asparagus Bake
Meal* 39 Chicken Lasagna
Meal* 41 Better Than Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce
Meal* 44 Aromatic Chicken & Lentils
Meal* 44 Herbs de Provence
Meal* 45 Beef Stroganoff
Meal* 63 Homemade Ravioli
Side* 23 Corny Corn Bread
Side* 24 butternut squash coleslaw:
Side* 43 Calico Baked Beans
Side* 51 Red Beans and Rice
Side* 52 Preserved Lemons
Side* 65 CHICKEN CRACKLINGS
Soup* 15 Shrimp Chowder
Soup* 37 Moroccan Spiced Chickpea Soup
Soup* 47 Hamburger Lentil Soup - My Moms Great Recipe
Soup* 57 Beef Stew
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I’m going to try some of these.
They sound great!
METHOD Peel center strip / partly core, Stayman Winesap apples. Bake in pan w/ bit water added. Fridge overnight.
NEXT DAY Add cranberry juice, lemon juice, dash cinnamon to apple juices. Bake real soft.
SERVE w/ Yogurt Sauce.
SAUCE Mix vanilla yogurt, pan juices, soft-baked apple chunks (or chunky applesauce).
I’ve never cooked Mongolian Beef at home but when I’m looking for a recipe I always check the allrecipes site and see what’s over there - I especially like to read the comments under recipes to check out ideas for adjustments, techniques and additions to recipes.
If no one here has a recipe - give this site a shot:
For a quick and easy dessert, I fix my Lazy Day Apple Cake.
One unbaked yellow cake mix prepared according to directions.
3-4 apples(any cooking variety will do, but I usually use McIntosh), peeled cored and thinly sliced. Rings or wedges work, but I find the rings are easier to handle.
Layer the apples “shingle style” so that each slice covers about half of the previous slice. Sprinkle with cinnamon and allspice to taste and cover with a thin layer of brown sugar. Bake according to mix directions, but you may need to add 5-10 minutes to the baking time.
The lazy day part comes in once you have baked it. You don’t need to frost it and can serve it warm or cold with or without vanilla ice cream.
Discovered this in Cooking Light a few years ago. We usually wait until Costco has pork loin on sale and use it in place of the center cut pork chops. We usually get the loin for around $1.69 per pound.
Pork Chops with Lemon Caper Sauce
Serve with orzo and green beans.
Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 chop and 1 tablespoon sauce)
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs
3 tablespoons preshredded fresh Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 large egg white, lightly beaten
4 (4-ounce) boneless center-cut pork chops (about 1/2 inch thick)
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon dry white wine
1/4 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons capers, rinsed and drained
1. Combine flour and salt in a shallow dish. Place breadcrumbs, cheese, and pepper in a shallow dish; place egg white in another shallow dish. Dredge pork in flour mixture, dip in egg white, and dredge in breadcrumb mixture. Coat pork with cooking spray.
2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork to pan; cook 4 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from pan; keep warm. Add broth and remaining ingredients to pan, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Cook 2 minutes or until reduced to 1/4 cup (about 2 minutes). Serve with pork.
Calories:256 (35% from fat)
Fat:10.1g (sat 3.3g,mono 4.9g,poly 0.8g)
Sweet & Savory Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
1- @5lb bone-in pork shoulder roast
1 can root beer
Pork shoulder and root beer. Seal in large plastic bag to marinate 6hrs to overnight in refrigerator.
Next day - Mix together
2 1/2t brown sugar
2t kosher salt (or less if using table salt)
1/2t black pepper
1 1/2t paprika
1/2t dry mustard
1/2t onion powder
1/4t garlic salt
1/4t celery salt
Remove Meat from marinade - shaking off excess. Rub above spice mixture over meat- wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 30min -to- 2 hrs.
1/3c balsamic vinegar, 1 1/2c root beer,(I used the whole can) 1 1/2 ounces whiskey(used a full nip bottle), 1/4c brown sugar. Mix until sugar dissolves.
Heat olive oil in pan over med-high to sear pork shoulder on all sides until meat browns(@3min each side)
Place pork shoulder into slow cooker - pour vinegar/root beer mixture into cooker - set to high for 6-8 hours.
Shred with forks(discard bones) return to slow cooker with @1cup cooking liquid (save the rest to use if needed).Mix in barbecue sauce @1 cup and keep on low heat in cooker to serve.
(Found this recipe on the allrecipe site and it’s great - a definite [plan ahead] recipe for the Superbowl, etc. the root beer marinade is a great touch and no one will figure it out until you tell them:))
YUM! I gotta try your pulled pork....
A weekly cooking thread? Now we’re talking! Please add me to your ping list - thanks.
Nothing says you’re a cook looking for punishment besides a 15+ ingredient recipe:).I try to steer away from ‘open the can’ recipes even though I have cans of cream of mushroom soup in the pantry...shh, don’t tell anyone.
It’s a great recipe for parties/outings - it makes a bunch, but when fresh pork shoulder is on sale of 99c/lb - it’s a no brainer-economical fun food.
Your lemon/caper Pork Chops sound wonderful, I have got to buy some capers this afternoon:). I also have been using the whole pork loins for pork chops - at under $2/lb I’ll cut up my own pork chops!(It’s just a big pork chop in need of slicing anyways)
Love your nickname!
I was wondering if anyone had a good recipe for vegetable lasagna sort of like the Stouffer’s version but homemade. I have tried to find one online but they usually use a red sauce and I would like one with a white sauce. Any help or advice is truly appreciated. Mom
This is my favorite lasagna - hands down!
Spinach Mushroom lasagna w/ white cream sauce
Posted on the Jan 1, 2011 cooking thread
We cut our own chops as well. We also have many cans of cream of mushroom soup for use in several cooking experiments.
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