Thursday, July 29, 2010

Ginger Sesame Rice

So we have the missionaries coming for dinner tonight and I'm making my maple Teriyaki Salmon, I'm making some chicken too incase they don't like salmon! I was trying to come up with some side dishes and made this one. So far it smells wonderful and will hopefully taste just as good!

Ginger Sesame Rice

1 1/2 cup long grain rice
1 T butter
2 cloves garlic
1 T fresh ginger grated
2 T dried onion
2 cup chicken stock
handful scallions
1/3 cup sesame seeds toasted

saute the garlic and onions in the butter, add rice and cook for a few minutes. Add ginger. Add the chicken stock and bring to a boil then lower heat to a simmer. Cook till rice is completely cooked and stock absorbed. add more stock if necessary. Add scallions and toasted sesame seeds.

Here is another side dish I'm serving, I'm excited it will be yummy

Corn on the cob with garlic Soy glaze

8 ears of corn shucked
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 T scallions
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 tsp fresh ginger grated
pinch of cayenne pepper

Combine all ingredients. Boil corn till cooked through. prep grill. Place corn on gril and baste with the glaze carmelize and serve hot.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Crab Bread

This is one of the best things ever! I love it and it is so simple!!

1 loaf french bread
1 clove garlic
1 pkg garden veggie cream cheese
1 lb shredded crab
2 cups monteray Jack cheese, grated

Split the french bread in half and rub with garlic. Spread cream cheese over bread then top with crab, then top with cheese. Broil in oven till golden brown and cheese is melted.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Chicken Cordon Blue

My parents and two younger sisters are coming for a visit and wanted to make something yummy for them. Darwin suggested Chicken Cordon Blue, so it is. I love this it is super yummy!

Chicken Cordon Blue

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
4 slices of ham
4 slices of Swiss cheese
4 eggs
1 1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 cup bread crumbs
salt and pepper to taste
1 T garlic powder
1 T onion powder
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1 tsp poultry seasoning

Season bread crumbs with garlic, onion, poultry seasoning, parmesan cheese and salt and pepper. Whisk up eggs in seperate dish, and place flour in a seperate dish as well for the breading. Take chicken breast and either butterfly or pound out thin. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper. place a slice of ham and swiss cheese in the middle and roll chicken up. Create a little package filled with goodness. You can use tooth picks to keep it shut if needed. Now for breading, keep one hand for the dry indgredients and one hand wet. place the chicken in the flour and coat, then into the eggs and then in the bread crumbs. Place on a greased baking sheet and top with a dollop of butter. Bake for about 45 minutes until completely cooked through. Serve hot.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Baja Lasagna

This is a recipe that I did in school. It is super yummy and I haven't made it in forever! I think that I might have to make it this week!

20 small corn tortillas
2 T oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion small diced
1 lb pork shredded
40 oz tomato sauce
1 T cumin
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper*
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 1/2 cups refried beans
8 oz green chile chopped
1 cup cheddar cheese grated

grease the 12 ramkins with oil and cut out rounds of tortilla that fit the ramkins.** Saute the garlic and onion in 1 T oil, add the shredded pork. Cook for about 5 minutes. combine the tomato sauce, salt and pepper and green chile, cumin and cayenne and simmer for about ten minutes. Layer the tortilla with the pork mixture and top with cheese and another layer of tortilla, then top that layer with refried beans and cheese then another tortilla. Rotate pork and beans everyother layer. Bake at 350` for about 15 minutes. Use a knoife around the edges and flip out of the ramkin onto the serving platter. Serve hot with a corn and black bean salsa, or rice with chips.

*add more or less depending on your preference of heat, or you could sub jalapenos for the green chiles
** If you don't want to do individuals you could just make this in one dish like a traditional lasagna and it would take less time to prep.