Low-Fat Chicken Paprika

Ingredients

1 lb boneless chicken breast cut into strips
1 med yellow onion (halved and cut in strips top to bottom)
3/4 cup boiling water w/ 2 chicken cubes disolved
paprika
pam spray
can of sliced mushrooms (optional)
8 oz fat free sour cream

How to prepare

Spray a large skillet with a good coat of pan. Saute onions over med heat to soften. Push onions to the side and add chicken to brown slightly (cook 5-6 min, turn and cook for 4-5 min more) Give good dusting of paprika (about 1 Tablespoon) then add water/cube mixture and reduce by at least 1/2 over med/low heat (simmer don’t boil) this usually takes 10 min (add optional can/jar mushrooms) Whisk in sour cream until fully incorporated. Garnish with additional shake of paprika and grated parsley. Usually served with white steamed rice or No-Yolks Egg noodles cooked according to directions.

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Salsa rustica – tuscan country sauce

Ingredients

3 xlarge eggs, hard boiled, shelled
8 fillets anchovy, in oil, drained
10 sprigs italian parsley, leaves only
3 oz capers, in wine vinegar, drained
3 cloves garlic, peeled
1 cup white bread, w/o crust
3 tbsp red wine vinegar
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1/2 cup water
Salt
Black pepper, ground
1/3 cup olive oil

How to prepare

Chop the eggs finely along with the anchovy fillets, parsley, capers and garlic. Place in a crockery bowl. Set aside. Soak the bread in the first measure of vinegar and the water for 20 minutes. Squeeze out the liquid. Add the bread to the egg and anchovy mixture. Adjust salt and pepper to taste. Add the oil a bit at a time, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. Add the second measure of vinegar after all the oil has been incorporated. Mix very thoroughly (the sauce should have a smooth texture). Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving with boiled meats and fowl or on potatoes. Yields 6 servings.

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Carne seca jerky

Ingredients

2 1/2-3 lb raw jerky meat
2 large onions, finely chopped
2 tsp ground oregano
2 cloves garlic, mashed
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp course black pepper
3/4 cup vinegar
1 tsp liquid smoke

How to prepare

Mix all ingredients to make marinade and soak meat in marinade 24 hours. Remove meat from marinade and place in oven or smoker for from 7-8 hours at about 150- 200

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BAKED SPAGHETTI

Ingredients

1 cup Chopped onion
1 cup Chopped green pepper
1 tablespoon Butter or margarine
28 ounces Can tomatoes with liquid – cut up
4 ounces Can mushroom stems and – pieces, drained
2 1/4 oz can sliced ripe – olives, drained
2 teaspoons Dried oregano
1 pound Ground beef – browned and opt.
12 ounces Spaghetti – cooked and
2 cups (8 oz.) shredded cheddar – cheese
1 can (10 3/4 oz.) condensed cream – of Mushroom soup – undiluted
1/4 cup Water
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

How to prepare

“Every time that I make this cheesy dish, I get requests for the recipe. It puts a different spin on spaghetti and is great for any meal. The leftovers, if there are any, also freeze well for a quick meal later on in the week.” – Ruth Koberna

In a large skillet, saute onion and green pepper in butter until tender. Add tomatoes, mushrooms, olives and oregano. Add ground beef if desired. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Place half of the spaghetti in a greased 13x9x2″ baking dish. Top with half of the vegetable mixture. Sprinkle with 1 cup of cheddar cheese. Repeat layers. Mix the soup and water until smooth; pour over casserole. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until heated through.

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Black bean and salsa lasagna

Ingredients

2 cn (14-oz) chopped tomatoes with juice
1 cn (8-oz) tomato sauce
8 oz sliced fresh mushrooms
1 tbsp dried oregano
Fresh ground black pepper to taste
1 tsp salt
Olive oil
12 lasagna noodles, uncooked
15 oz ricotta cheese
12 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
1 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 cn (15-oz) black beans, drained
1 cn (14 1/2-oz) medium-hot salsa

How to prepare

Combine tomatoes, tomato sauce, mushrooms, oregano, black pepper and salt in lb bowl. Set aside. Grease a 12-by-8-by-2-inch pan with olive oil. Place half of tomato mixture on bottom of pan. Top with 4 lasagna noodles to cover pan. Top with half of ricotta cheese, half of mozzarella, 3/4 cup parmesan, half of black beans and 4 lasagna noodles. Top with remaining tomato mixture, ricotta, black beans and remaining 4 noodles. End with salsa, remaining parmesan and mozzarella. Cover tightly with foil; place additional foil underneath pan (it may bubble over). Bake at 350 degrees until noodles are tender, about 1 hour. Best of 95 yield: 6 servings.

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New orleans crab cakes

Ingredients

1 tbsp reduced calorie margarine
2 tbsp finely chopped onions
2 tbsp finely chopped green onions
2 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
1/2 lb fresh crab meat, picked over
1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs
1 tbsp prepared mustard

1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp granulated garlic
1/4 tsp ground white pepper
1/4 tsp ground red pepper
1 egg
1 egg white

How to prepare

Preheat oven to 375

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Tangy oriental barbecue sauce

Ingredients

1 1/2 tbsp peanut oil
2 tbsp finely chopped shallots
2 tbsp finely chopped green onions
1 tbsp finely chopped ginger
1 tbsp finely chopped garlic
2 tbsp finely chopped cilantro
3 tbsp finely chopped fresh chiles

2 tbsp rice wine or dry sherry
3 tbsp hoisin sauce
2 tbsp sugar
2 tsp sesame oil (the dark toasted type)
1 tbsp grated orange zest
2 tbsp chinese chili sauce
2 tsp tomato paste

1 tsp chinese white-rice vinegar
1/2 cup orange juice
1 1/2 tbsp light soy sauce
1 1/2 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 tsp salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

How to prepare

Heat wok or large skillet and add peanut oil. Quickly add shallots, green onions, ginger and garlic. Stir-fry 20 seconds and add cilantro, chiles, wine, hoisin sauce, sugar, sesame oil, orange zest, chili bean sauce, tomato paste, vinegar, orange juice, soy sauces, salt and pepper. Reduce heat and simmer gently for 15 minutes. Allow sauce to cool before using to baste grilled pork ribs during the last 5- 10 minutes per side. Makes enough for about 3 1/2 lbs of ribs, serving 4-6.

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Poppyseed cake

Ingredients

1/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar (or 3/4 cup honey, or 3/4 cup maple syrup)
2 eggs
2 cup flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup poppyseed
2 tbsp rose or orange flower water (or 1/2 tsp almond extract)
1/2 cup golden raisins, dredged in flour (opt )

How to prepare

Heat oven to 350 f grease & flour 2 9″x5″ loaf pans cream butter & sugar add eggs One at a time, beating well after each addition in a separate bowl, mix together all Dry ingredients, except raisins and poppyseeds in a measuring cup mix milk, water & Flavoring there should be just over 1 cup liquid Add dry mixture and liquids alternately to creamed mixture, beating well after each Addition add poppyseeds and blend thoroughly, then add the raisins and stir them in Gently by hand (to prevent the flour-coating from coming off which will send all the Raisins to the bottom of the cake!) Pour batter into prepared pans and bake appx 1 hour 10 minutes (till the edges pull Away from the sides of the pan, and a skewer stuck in the center comes out clean) This is a very densely textured cake, not like the standard white-cake type of Poppyseed cake

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Grilled bourbon-glazed chicken

Ingredients

2 lbs boneless chicken breasts, cut up
1 cup bourbon whiskey
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup ketchup
2 tsp worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice

3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp dry mustard
salt and pepper to taste

How to prepare

Combine the whiskey, sugar, ketchup, worcestershire, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper; mix well. Brush chicken with a thin coating of the glaze and place on grill. Continue to baste when turning chicken.

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Bruschetta w/ grilled shrimp and sweet basil mustard

Ingredients

16 lg shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 tbsp chopped thyme
1 1/2 cup plus 1/3 cup olive oil
8 basil leaves
4 tbsp dijon mustard
1 tbsp honey
3 tomatoes (about 6 oz each)
1 sm onion
1 bunch sweet basil
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
8 slices sourdough bread (1/2″ thick)
2 cloves garlic
Salt and pepper
1 bunch watercress or arugula

8 skewers (rosemary or wood), soaked in water

How to prepare

Marinate shrimp with thyme, pepper, and 1/4 cup olive oil skewer shrimp (2 on each Skewer), cover with foil, and keep refrigerated until ready to cook in a blender, Puree basil leaves with 1/3 cup olive oil, dijon mustard, and honey until mixture Is light green and smooth cut tomatoes into 1/2″ cubes coarsely chop onions and Basil combine tomatoes, onions, and chopped basil in lg bowl, season mixture with Balsamic vinegar, 1 cup olive oil, salt, and pepper brush bread slices with 1/4 cup Olive oil and grill until brown on both sides rub with garlic cloves and place on a Serving plate toss watercress or arugula with 1/2 of the sweet basil-mustard Mixture and place on top of the bread slices arrange tomato salad on top of the Bread slices salt shrimp lightly and barbecue arrange 2 shrimp on top of each slice Of bread, and drizzle the remaining sweet basil mixture on top of the shrimp c 1994 by wolfgang puck.

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