January 16, 2011
This past summer we had family from out of town visiting so we took them to Virginia City (a true Wild West town) we ate at one of the casinos. My hopes weren’t too high for this place, but I walked away pretty impressed with what we had! Garlic Steak fries with jalapeno aioli….can I say Y-U-M! My little brother loves jalapenos so I told he and his girlfriend I’d come up with a jalapeno aioli recipe. It didn’t take me long to find an addicting concoction of jalapeno, lime, and mayonnaise! I used it with my Spicy Lime Marinated Chicken and it rocked that too…
4 russet potatoes
1 c. flour
1T garlic salt
2T onion powder
1T kosher salt
1 or 2 cloves finely chopped garlic
parsley, finely chopped
Toss flour, garlic powder, onion powder, S & P in a paper or plastic bag.
Wash and scrub potatoes. Cut into wedges 8-10 wedges each potato,, depending on how thick you like them.
Place the wedges in the flour mixture, close bag and shake to coat all wedges. Place wedges on a baking sheet. Spray with canola or olive oil.
In 450 oven, cook the wedges for 25 minutes, turning once through cooking.
While the wedges are cooking melt 1T butter in a sauce pan. finely chop one to two cloves of garlic. Sauté garlic for 1 min, before it turns brown, but just enough to infuse the butter with garlic flavor.
Once wedges are done cooking, drizzle with garlic and butter, sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese. Top with some chopped fresh parsley.
January 8, 2011
Adapted from Tyler Florence, Stirring the Pot
This is a good recipe to freeze and use for later, in fact that is how Tyler Florence presents this recipe in the book. Buy a few loaves of bread at a time so you have a few on hand in your freezer. You can save any leftover basil-garlic butter for sandwiches, pasta, or anything else you can think up!
This is my new favorite garlic bread, although my daughter did not like it. I think if I make it enough she’ll eventually cave…
1 stick butter
3 cloves garlic
1 cup bunch fresh basil leaves
1 loaf French or artisan bread
½ cup grated parmesan
¼ teaspoon salt
couple cracks black pepper
In a food processor, add butter, garlic, and basil leaves, process until the basil and garlic cloves are finely chopped and combined.
Stir in the salt, pepper, and parmesan cheese.
Cut the loaves of bread into slices – cut almost all the way through, leaving a bit of the bottom intact.
Spread the butter between the slices of bread and then on the top of the bread. Wrap up in foil and label the bread so you know what it is and mark it with instructions “325°- 30 minutes”
If you want to make this bread right away, bake it in foil at 450°for 15 minutes.
May 24, 2010
I get rave reviews on this guacamole where ever I take it. So here it is… Use this recipe for the chimichangas! MMM…
2 small tomatoes, seeded
3 green onions
1/2 bunch of cilantro
1/2 T cumin
1/2 lemon, juiced
salt and pepper
Cube avocados add to bowl and mash VERY little. Dice tomatoes in small pieces. Finely chop green onion and cilantro. Add together in a bowl sprinkle with salt, cumin, and squeeze in lemon juice. Mix together until incorporated together.