11-07-2012, 12:15 AM
So I don't know about everyone but I enjoy cooking and I have my lazy recipes that look good and that are worth cooking so how about we talk personal recipes, make exchanges and stuff.
Crazy Fajita Not Fajitas
1 lb chicken cubed or sliced bite size
2 green bell peppers - diced
2 onions - diced
1/4-1/2 cup olive oil
1 big plastic baggie
After chopping your ingredients, put them in the plastic bag and then start adding spices - usually I'll do cumin, cayenne pepper, cinnamon and brown sugar - varying amounts - but you can add in a lot of stuff. I've used everything from Coke to Worchestshire Sauce to chocolate jimmies.
After adding your spices add the olive oil, close the bag, mush it around/mix it up and then let it sit for at least 20-30 minutes to marinate.
After that, add it to a pan and cook that up on high heat till everything is nice and cooked and serve on tortillas or tortilla chips.
This is a dang easy college student meal, it makes enough for 4 people in my family to usually have left overs and if you don't like the flavor you can add more spices.
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11-08-2012, 06:21 AM
RE: Cooking Talk
Since I'm really into crème fraîche these days, I will be providing a cooking formula soon. Some of you recently saw this recipe I made for maple buffalo wings. If not, here's the skinny:
Prep time: 20 minutes
Inactive time: 1 hour
Cooking time: ~45 minutes
Ingredients : 6 complete wings (split with knife if so desired or leave full, or buy pieces pre-cut)
3/4 cup flour
Salt, Cayenne Pepper, Garlic Powder to season flour (appx. 1-2 teaspoons each)
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 cup hot sauce of your choosing (different sauces will result in different flavours, if you buy specifically wing sauce you don’t need the butter and Worcestershire)
~1 tablespoon maple syrup
Combine flour, salt, garlic powder, and ground cayenne pepper in a large ziplock bag and shake throughly to combine. Wash wings throughly, separating sections and trimming tips if desired (I chose to keep them combined when baking as they keep more moisture). Place on baking sheet and allow to chill for about an hour (If you are going to fry the wings this will add a little crisp to the wings and will maintain moisture and keep the wings from burning if baking).
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare the sauce by combining butter and Worcestershire sauce in a microwave safe dish or cup and heat for about 30 seconds or until the butter is just melted. Then add hot sauce and syrup and heat, 10 seconds at a time, until sauce is warm to just getting hot.
Remove wings from fridge and place in ziplock bag, toss with sauce and place on PAM coated aluminum foil covered baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes and then turn. Bake for another 20-25 minutes or until wings are beginning to crisp slightly.
If desired make another half serving of sauce to re-coat wings after baking.
If you want to fry the wings and have a mini deep-fryer heat oil to 375 degrees and cook for 10-15 minutes WITH NO SAUCE. You will splatter and get burned if you sauce the wings pre-frying and it will burn. So don’t do it ya dangus.
As for the sauce, and any sauce of this nature, taste it before you use it. If it is too spicy add a bit more Worcestershire or maple syrup. If too sweet add more hot sauce. A lot of sauce making is about personal preference and individual batches, especially when it is this small, so taste and try from here. I hope you guys enjoy this, and if you find something that goes better let me know, as I always enjoy trying new sauces and combinations.
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11-08-2012, 11:09 AM
RE: Cooking Talk
EASIER-THAN-YOUR-MOM BEER BREAD:
-It looks and tastes fancy and work-intensive; in fact, requires only about two minutes of actual work, 3-5 ingredients, and one bowl.
-It's SUPER forgiving. I've varied the baking powder by as much as 2 tsp, substituted wheat flour, measured with mugs and flatware spoons (this was a dorm standby), and generally mucked around with it, all with good results. It's one of my potluck go-tos.
READY? Here goes:
Preheat your oven to 350 F.
Grease a loaf pan.
In a bowl, combine (with a spoon, not an electric mixer).
-3c self-rising flour
3 c flour (white or a mix of white and wheat; if the latter, add an additional pinch of baking powder)
1.5 tsp salt
1 Tbsp baking powder
-3-6 Tbsp sugar (depending on how sweet you want the bread to be and how much hops bitterness you want or need to offset)
-1 12-oz can or bottle of room-temperature beer (What kind of beer you use will determine the flavor of the bread. Ambers are my go-to for this. PBR will give you pretty generic white bread. Dark beer will give you dark bread. Spiced pumpkin beer + 2/3 whole wheat flour will give you the essence of happiness in loaf form.)
Dump it in the prepared loaf pan and bake for 45-55 minutes, or 'til a knife comes out clean.
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