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FReeper Weekly Recipe Thread (May 27, 2012)
FreeRepublic Cooks | May 27, 2012 | libertarian27

Posted on 05/26/2012 7:51:53 AM PDT by libertarian27

Welcome to the 25th installment of the FReeper Weekly Recipe Thread for 2012.

Looking for something new to make or made something new that came out great? Please share a 'tried-and-true' recipe or five- for fellow FReepers to add to their 'go-to' Recipe Stack of Family Favorites!

Here's the place to share and explore your latest and greatest favorite recipe.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Food; Hobbies; Reference
KEYWORDS: cooking; food; recipes; weeklyrecipethread
Upcoming Food Holidays:

National Grape Popsicle Day May 27

National Brisket Day May 28

National Coq Au Vin Day May 29

National Mint Julep Day May 30

National Macaroon Day May 31

June Holidays:

National Candy Month

National Dairy Month

National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month

National Iced Tea Month

National Papaya Month

National Seafood Month

National Turkey Lover's Month

National Doughnut Day First Friday

Donut Days (Salvation Army) First Friday & Saturday

National Hazelnut Cake Day June 1

National Rocky Road Ice Cream Day June 2

1 posted on 05/26/2012 7:52:00 AM PDT by libertarian27
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To: libertarian27; FrdmLvr; TN4Liberty; Daisyjane69; HungarianGypsy; SouthDixie; illiac; EQAndyBuzz; ...

FReeper Weekly Recipe Thread
(to be added/deleted contact me)

Last week’s recipes (May 21st thread)

Appetizers _ Post#` 6 _ Bobby’s Hot Tomato, Jack and Crab Dip

Beef _ Post#` 10 _ Barbecue Beef Brisket
Beef _ Post#` 15 _ Brisket

Pasta _ Post#` 21 _ Pasta Salad with Arugula and Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette

Poultry _ Post#` 4 _ My Favorite Chicken

Sauces _ Post#` 14 _ Southwestern Marinade

Link
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2886391/posts?page=27#27


2 posted on 05/26/2012 7:54:37 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: libertarian27

Good morning!


3 posted on 05/26/2012 8:00:15 AM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Gabz

Good Morning!

Good Saturday Morning even (I messed up the date above:)

Off to mow the lawn, rained all week, it’s a jungle out there!


4 posted on 05/26/2012 8:04:54 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: libertarian27

Enjoy!!!!! Lawn mowing was done the other day and no serious chance of more rain until Wednesday!


5 posted on 05/26/2012 8:12:30 AM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: libertarian27
AHHH...WONDERFUL. Glad to see yunz here!

This morning there has been a lot of BBQ talk on this thread: Bad News Barbecue Sauce, No Tomato

Of course I have to run now but I'll check in later.

National Mint Julep Day May 30

Wow I thought it would have been earlier around the Derby. Maybe better this way though...Another excuse to make some!

6 posted on 05/26/2012 8:15:32 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wint cost matteg Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: libertarian27
Good morning! It's a beautiful day here in the Northeast - all my roses are in bloom.

Here's a recipe I used this morning for my husband's breakfast:

Nigella Lawson's Pancake Mix

For the mix:
4 cups of flour
3 Tbs of baking powder
2 tsps of baking soda
1 tsp of salt
2 Tbs of super (optional)

Mix these ingredients and store in a jar or canister.

Saturday pancakes:
1 cup of pancake mix
1 Tbs. of butter melted
1 egg
1 cup of milk or buttermilk

Mix together but do not overmix - should be somewhat lumpy. Heat your ungreased griddle and drop large or small dollops of the mix onto it. Flip them over once bubbles appear on the surface of the pancakes. A minute on the other side and remove to a heated plate. (If you are making more than 2, store them in a 200 degree oven until ready to be served.)

This homemade pancake mix can last for months. I always shake it up thoroughly before measuring out a cup.

7 posted on 05/26/2012 8:40:04 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: libertarian27

Sorry for being absent for so long. IT’S BBQ SEASON!

Doing the dogs (not omuzzie’s kind) burgers and veggies on the grill soon. I also have a roast that will add to the mix. It’s been marinading in a sweet mixture since yesterday.

1 1/2 cup apple cider
3/4 cup apple vinegar
1/2 cup of onion. (I prefer the red onion)
3 tbl canola oil (corn oil works also)
1 1/2 tbl worcestershire sauce
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp fresh groung thyme.

It is not needed to soak overnight, but at least three hours before smoking.

Everyone have a great holiday weekend.

Remember our troops and God bless them and our wonderful nation.


8 posted on 05/26/2012 9:01:10 AM PDT by Sparky21555
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To: libertarian27

O-M-G this is soooo good and soooo simple! Here’s my favorite new recipe for a chinese meat coating sauce. It only makes enough to coat one pound of meat so you’d need to multiply it for a full family meal. I don’t think you’d want it for rice, so serve with a fried rice, steamed rice or stir fried veggies. The inspiration came from a disgusting sounding recipe named “Slippery Shrimp” that calls for butterflied shrimp but those little frozen salad shrimp work very well as does bite sized pieces of catfish (really!), beef, chicken and pork.

Slippery Chinese Meat Coating Sauce

1 lb meat of your choice cut into bite sized pieces
1/3 C cornstarch
cooking oil

Dust meat with cornstarch and fry in the oil until done. Drain on a rack or paper towels.

Coating Sauce:

1 heaping teaspoon garlic power
1 teaspoon powdered ginger
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons sugar or sugar substitute or honey
2 Tablespoons ketchup
1 1/2 Tablespoons vinegar
2 Tablespoons water
handful of green onion tops, chopped

Combine in a small saucepan and heat until warmed and sugar is disolved.

Toss in the cooked meat. Serve.


9 posted on 05/26/2012 9:18:44 AM PDT by bgill
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To: miss marmelstein
2 Tbs of super (optional)

Would that be sugar? I need a good homemade pancakce mix so thanks.

10 posted on 05/26/2012 9:21:46 AM PDT by bgill
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To: libertarian27
World's Easiest Pork Steaks (Latin American style)

6-8 "pork steaks" (sliced shoulder butt) or desired cut of pork, sliced -- typically 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick
1 large papaya
seasoned salt, to taste
fresh ground black pepper, to taste
1 TBSP granulated sugar
(optional) fresh-cut strips of bell pepper and/or onions
1 medium/large marinating dish or large casserole
4 TBSPs softened butter (or melt it, if you like)

Puree 1/2 papaya in food processor with the sugar. Pierce pork steaks, both sides, thoroughly with a fork. Pour papaya juice, just to coat bottom, in the casserole. Salt and pepper both sides of steaks, then add to the casselrole. Add more papaya juice to cover. Refrigerate overnight (or at least 4 hrs).

Refrigerate remaining papaya juice overnight (or, if you've used it all, we'll make more with the other half papaya when preparing to cook).

Heat grill to your liking, same temp as if cooking burgers. Make another batch of the papaya juice, but this time add 4 TBSPs softened butter before pureeing.

Scrape marinade off the steaks, then brush both sides with papaya-butter mixture. Rotate steaks 1/4 turn after 3 minutes. Turn steaks over after another 3 minutes, brush on more papaya/butter. Grill another 4 minutes.

If using bell pepper and/or onions, put these on grill when you rotate the steaks 1/4 turn. Also, I like to add some more pepper right after turning the steaks over. Do what you like about more salt.

Serve, garnished with peppers/onions, cross-hatch side up, along with SAJ's Potato Salad Brule (recipe for which is in Lib27's great library from last year).

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY, FReepers!

11 posted on 05/26/2012 9:41:28 AM PDT by SAJ (What is the next tagline some overweening mod will censor?)
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To: bgill

Ha! Of course; I wish I could correct that. It’s a good mix and it lasts a long time (3 months, at least) in an air-tight container.


12 posted on 05/26/2012 9:54:54 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: bgill

My husband is allergic to honey so I either substitute brown sugar or an English item called Lyle’s golden syrup.

Sounds great!


13 posted on 05/26/2012 9:58:07 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: libertarian27
One of the best hamburgers I've ever had....

Hamburger buns
Ground 85-15 burger
1 lb Applewood smoked bacon
Blue Cheese
Ranch dressing

Put hamburger in a bowl...add 1 tablespoon per 1/2 lb of hamburger. Form into 1/3 lb patties (1/2 lb if you've got big eaters).

Chop bacon into 1/2 inch pieces (scissors work well for this).

Crumble 1 lb blue cheese (we prefer Maytag).

Form patties from hamburger mixture. Lightly salt and pepper each side of patties (blue cheese has plenty of saltiness).

Place cast iron pan or grill top in BBQ (can also do on the stovetop).

Press enough bacon into top of each pattie until there is a single layer of bacon on each pattie.

Place crumbled blue cheese on top of bacon and palace bacon side down to cook that side first. When bacon is cooked and golden brown, flip and cook to desired degree of done.

Place on bun and top with your favorite condiments.

Will not be disappointed!

14 posted on 05/26/2012 10:28:31 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: libertarian27

There’s such a thing as National Brisket Day? Who knew? BTW, I’m a big fan of Texas-style smoked brisket.

But that said, for this Memorial Day I’m smoking a pork butt and serving up pulled pork sammiches.


15 posted on 05/26/2012 11:27:20 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (To criticize the government is to speak blasphemy against a liberal's god.)
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To: miss marmelstein

“2 Tbs of super (optional)”

I’m all out of super at the moment. Can I substitute some stupendous if I use only half the amount? ;)


16 posted on 05/26/2012 11:29:54 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (To criticize the government is to speak blasphemy against a liberal's god.)
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To: SAJ

Can I have the potato salad recipe SAJ?


17 posted on 05/26/2012 11:32:53 AM PDT by Mountain Mary (One Nation Under God..."There I said it" ... Great One...)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Be my guest!


18 posted on 05/26/2012 12:33:40 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: libertarian27

French Fry Sauce

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4+ teaspoon white vinegar or dill pickle juice (to taste)

I recently took my daughter to Dairy Queen and they gave us French Fry Sauce with our order. I liked it so much I had to look for a copycat recipe. This is a pretty simple, no-brainer recipe, but I love it on french fries. Some recipes kick it up with some onion powder, black pepper, cayenne, etc., but I like it simple.


19 posted on 05/26/2012 1:43:31 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: Mountain Mary; libertarian27
Hi, Mary -- I'd be delighted to provide the recipe to you. It's a bit of work, but well worth it if you like a **better** potato salad for family gatherings and parties and whatnot else.

Lib27 -- could you please direct our good friend to that wonderful recipe compilation you did last year? I would do, but I've lost the address (hangs head...).

Mary, Lib27 is one of THE great threadmistresses on this or any other forum, I gar-on-tee, and I've no doubt that she'll direct you (probably in one or two clicks!) to the potato salad brule recipe.

If this DOES NOT occur by tomorrow or so (which I expect it will), I'll be happy to repost the recipe. Has bacon and a bit of cumin and, optionally, olives and pickles, and -- frankly -- it's pretty darned good.

Do pls let me know if you can't find it (and, Lib27s compilation of all last year's recipes has some AMAZINGLY GOOD ones, organised by type of dish, and will without doubt repay your browsing through it!

One way or another, you WILL have the recipe in hand shortly.

Good cooking to you, always!

20 posted on 05/26/2012 2:44:04 PM PDT by SAJ (What is the next tagline some overweening mod will censor?)
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To: SAJ; Mountain Mary

Last year’s recipe cookbook can always be found on my profile page - here’s the direct link:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2818541/posts

potato salad brule
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2743151/posts?page=14#14
(I cheated and did a google advance search on the recipe title/free republic :>)


21 posted on 05/26/2012 3:31:51 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: libertarian27

My husband doesn’t like chicken dark meat, so I get to make chicken salad for myself.

Chicken dark meat, chopped
One Gala apple, chopped
1/4 red onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
Handful of pecans, toasted and chopped
Handful of raisins
Mayonnaise to moisten

You can season to taste w/salt and pepper, and a little squirt of lime juice never hurt anybody (hopefully.)


22 posted on 05/27/2012 10:35:50 AM PDT by Silentgypsy
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To: All

Recap of this thread’s recipes:

Beef _ Post#` 14 _ Bacon, Blue Cheese Hamburgers

Pancakes _ Post#` 7 _ Nigella Lawson’s Pancake Mix

Pork _ Post#` 11 _ Latin-American Pork Steak

Poultry _ Post#` 22 _ Chicken Salad with Pecans & Fruit

Sauce _ Post#` 6 _ Bad News BBQ Sauce
Sauce _ Post#` 8 _ Roast Marinade
Sauce _ Post#` 9 _ Slippery Chinese Meat Coating Sauce
Sauce _ Post#` 19 _ French Fry Sauce


23 posted on 06/02/2012 3:29:01 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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June 2nd thread:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2890828/posts


24 posted on 06/02/2012 3:55:18 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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