I figured it was illegal to transport foreign whiskey into KY!
Originally Posted by ericb327
I made this for the family last night with ground turkey and ground beef instead of the venison, and frozen mixed vegetables instead of the canned. I used the same fake potatoes and fake gravy mix. Added some ground Ancho and Chipotle seasoning as well as cumin seed and ground oregano to the meat mixture (I tend to put a Southwest twist to everything I cook). Everybody enjoyed the meal, and it's so easy to make with things on hand, I'll make it again.
Originally Posted by l1a1
Thanks for sharing this!
Originally Posted by ericb327
Fry some plantians with butter and garlic with a limeand dill pork loin.......... I LOVE the food that come outta the caribbean!
Originally Posted by ericb327
Holy cow guys. The cuban recipes sound awesome. I've never had any carribean food but I might have to try those last two from Eric and GSB.
Ok, here we go.....before start you'll need beer... strictly for you to drink while making the roux...Muscadine wine is even better...
This is for 3 to 4 quarts.... YOU have to adjust to YOUR liking and HOW MANY folks your feedn'...
At least 1 LARGE fryer (or... go with two bags of the frozen chicken brests AND thighs...)
one to two pounds of sausage... (Any Hillshire Farms 'type' stuff works, but any Andouille sausage is best.... kilbasa even works if you have nuthin' else...)
...* I go with two lbs..... the more the better
1 cup of all-purpose flour
1 cup of oil (I use olive oil but vegi-oil or corn oil works perfectly...)
1 LARGE onion chopped.... as fine or course as YOU like
1 LARGE Bell Pepper...same as the onion
SPICES: (ALL one tbl spoon or so...... this is to YOUR taste)
4 cloves of garlic (at LEAST)
Bay leaves, from 3 to a small handfull....
McCormicks Italian seasoning
Lea & Perrins Worscherire sause...2 to 4 tlbs
Louisiana (brand) Cajun Seasoning OR Tony Chachere's cajun seasonings (use this in plase of the salt IF you have it)
*** ALL spices and seasonings are to taste !!! Ues 1 tbls of each and go from there.... ***
Here we go... slow boil the chicken (at least 2 hours..... simmering) with onion power, garlic powder, cajun seasoning, sage, etc....
*Debone (or cut up) the chicken after it's done...SAVE the broth !!! 3 quarts at least, but water with chicken boullion cube helps if short...
The Roux: 1 cup of oil and 1 cup of flour... stir over med. to hi. heat... STAY WITH IT ! If it burns, throw it out and start over. Burnt roux is as useful as a cur guard-dog. *THAT MEANS PAY ATTENTION!*.... Don't leave it..... TLC is required here! STIR CONSTANTLY !!!
When this roux is the color of a brown paper-bag or penut-butter, add the onions and bell peppers and 'half' the cyannee pepper and black pepper (and salt OR the Cajun Seasonings).
When the onions start 'clearing up' and the roux is the color of choclate... add the sausage and cook for 5 -10 min. STIRRING CONSTANTLY !!!
NOW, add the chicken stock...ONE LATEL AT A TIME... stirring each latel in as you pour it.... add water til you get to 3 1/2 quarts or so..... bring to a rolling boil and taste
add the garlic and the bay leaves, and Worcestershire sauce and let boil for at least 10 min. Taste..... add what YOU THINK needs to go in it!
Also add all rest of the seasonings.... and let it (simmer) for 10 min. or so...
...then taste it AGAIN... add what you think needs to go in it. REMEMBER, go easy until you get the desired taste YOU want.... it IS YOUR Gumbo !
After 10-15 min. add you deboned/cut up chicken.... and cook for another 15 - 30 min.
When it's done, serve over rice or all by it's lonesome. This is Cajun Comfort Food !!!
Add or subtract what YOU think you need... this is to YOUR Tastes.. be it seasonings, meats, whatever
Chicken broth is best, but tap water will work just fine...
PAY ATTENTION and stir the roux CONSTANTLY !!! Your LOVE (or lack of) will show here in this step... (many an older cajun has 'beat' this into me... i.e my dad and my Paw-Paw!)
*** NOTICE*** I did NOT put celery or okra in this recipe.... I dislike 'em both. YOU want celery, add it with the onions and bell peppers (the Holy-Trintry)
As for the okra (frozen OR fresh), add it directly after you bring the roux and broth/water to a boil.***** I do NOT like celery and I HATE okra***** I'm from south Louisiana and I admit I don't care for that 'stuff' in MY gumbo !!!
Here's the catch..... it's absolutly WONDERFUL right off the stove, but,.... if you put the whole pot in the fridge for the next day.... then heat it up.... it JUST as good, if not BETTER, the next day !!!
I made this yesterday with Russian beef sausage and a yard-bird I met just before the 'slaughter'....... I AM in Kyrgyzstan.....
*Only want half of what I made ( 3 quarts)....... cut the recipe in half (1-1/2 to 2 qts.).. again, this is YOUR GUMBO. Put all the chicken and sausage in it YOU want !!!
Enjoy and Love what's created !!!
Nothing like a good roux! Thanks for the inspiration.
Originally Posted by goldshellback
I just put together a Chineese Chicken Salad... (no Chineese Nationals were harmed in the process)
Got a big box of wine.......
Also built (to be cute) a Stone Hedge Monolith out of cheese to eat with it.
Well, the thirded portion of the veggie-beef soup lasted 10 days. Second batch of the stock and soup is bubbling away right now. Mmmmm, the whole house smells wonderful. C'mon, Thursday.
Time to dig through the recipes above, to see what's good for tonight.
Sorry about not posting any good ones (recipes), here. In a recent move, I apparently mislaid all the recipes. Have been winging it, since. Which is leading to a few interesting and wonderful concoctions, but nothing written down yet. :frown:
Here's one my Granny used to make for us (she'd whack me if she knew I called her that on a public forum). I'll be making it once again next week even though I can't eat the whole thing.
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Pie - Better Homes & Garden 1967
8 ounces cream cheese softened
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Add 1 egg
Mix well and spread on bottom of 9 inch unbaked pie shell (I've always used store bought graham cracker crust)
1 1/4 cup pumpkin
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon each nutmeg and grated orange rind
Mix well, and blend in 2 slightly beaten eggs, dash of salt, and 1 cup evaporated milk. Carefully pour over cheese mixture. Bake 350-degree for 67 or 70 minutes or until done. Cool.
Bagged a pheasant today, figuring out what to do with it.
I marinate the breast in Italian dressing and bake.