Crockpot sweet & sour kraut with pork chops

Ingredients

2 potatoes, wash & slice
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1 1/2 cup sauerkraut, rinsed & drained
1 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
2 thick pork chops, trimmed

Pepper

How to prepare

Put potatoes in crockpot. Top with chopped onion. Combine sauerkraut, (1 can) with brown sugar and pineapple juice. Spoon over potatoes. Top with pork chops which have been trimmed of fat. Season with pepper to taste. Cover and cook on low 8-10 hours.
Serve with rye bread. Yield: 2 servings

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Salt baked – stuffed chicken

Ingredients

3 lb fryer
6 lb rock salt
parchment paper
1/4 cup peanut oil
1 tsp salt
3 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 whole star anise
2 tbsp sherry
1 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
1 tbsp garlic, minced
2 green onions, chopped

How to prepare

Wash chicken & pat dry. Swab cavity with sherry; stuff with ginger, garlic & green onions; seal with clip or string. Rub outside of chicken with dark soy sauce; allow to stand until soy sauce is absorbed
wrap chicken in 3 layers of parchment paper, tie with string, coat outer layer with peanut oil
in wok or lg pot, heat rock salt, stirring periodically, until it begins to brown. Place wrapped chicken in rock salt, spooning some salt around sides & over top. Cook for about 10 minutes. Turn over chicken, cover with rock salt (but always have at least 2″ layer of salt under chicken) & cook for another 10 minutes. This cooking time will give a moist, slightly underdone chicken. Increase baking time to 15 minutes on each side, for well done
remove chicken from salt; strip off paper; allow to stand for 15 minutes to cool & congeal juices. Cut in half, then into bite-size pieces. Serve with soy dip. Yield: 4 servings

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Great babyback ribs

Ingredients

4 lb babyback ribs
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp grated orange peel
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

How to prepare

In small bowl combine all ingredients except ribs. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Pour over ribs, cover and marinate overnight (at least 1 hour prior to grilling). Place ribs on grill, bone side down about 3″ from medium coals; cook 20 minutes; turn and cook about 30 minutes longer, turning frequently and basting with marinade sauce or your favorite bbq sauce.

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Salsa de la casa

Ingredients

3 medium tomatoes, cored, peeled and finely chopped
1-2 jalapenos, cored, seeded and minced (1 1/2 in)
1/2 small onion, minced
1/4 cup minced cilantro
1 large clove garlic, pressed
salt
lime juice

How to prepare

Combine tomatoes, chiles, onion, cilantro and garlic. Add salt and lime juice to taste. Makes about 2 cups

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Silver palate leg of lamb

Ingredients

1 cup red wine
1/2-3/4 cup soy sauce
1 tbsp rosemary leaves, crushed
1 tbsp fresh black pepper
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 half leg of lamb, butterflied

How to prepare

(1) mix together all of the ingredients except the lamb place the lamb in a bowl or pan that will not be corroded by the marinade (a glass 9×13 pan works well)
(2) pour most of the marinade over the lamb swish the lamb around and get it soaked on both sides cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least several hours, turning occasionally
(3) start a fire in the grill and get the coals very warm but not flaming place lamb on grill 3-4″ from the coals cook on this side for 20 minutes, basting with the extra marinade occasion- ally turn the meat over and cook another 20 minutes
(4) after 10 minutes on the second side, start checking for doneness contrary to many people’s ideas, lamb should not be well done but should still be a little pink when done, slice thin and serve (serves 4-6).

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Savory marinade for pork

Ingredients

1 cup dry white wine
3 lg cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp salt

How to prepare

Combine all ingredients. Pour over 6 lean boneless pork chops, at least 3/4″ thick (stab pork chops with a sharp knife several times). Marinate at least 2 hours. Grill or broil (or bake) pork chops, brushing with marinade during cooking. Serves 6.

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Rubbed pork pork chops

Ingredients

1 tsp marjoram leaves
1 tsp garlic salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp ground ginger
2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

1/4 cup honey
1 tsp horseradish

How to prepare

Mix the marjoram, garlic, pepper and ground ginger together well and thoroughly. Rub the mixture”dry” onto the surfaces of the pork chops (or a pork roast…It will work just as well with pork roast as with chops). Then mix the honey, olive oil, vinegar and horseradish into a paste, and brush it over the roast/chop. Cook as usual.

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Mexican carnitas

Ingredients

3-4 lb boneless pork blade or shoulder roast cut into 1″ cubes
6 garlic cloves minced
1/2 cup cilantro chopped
1 tsp salt
pepper to taste
3 large oranges divided

1 large lemon
oil for frying
warm tortillas
shredded cheese
salsa
guacamole

How to prepare

Place meat in a medium size roasting pan. Sprinkle with garlic and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper. Squeeze the juice from one orange and lemon over the meat. Slice the remaining oranges and place over the meat. Cover and bake at 350

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Squash salsa

Ingredients

1 small zucchini (peeled)
1 small yellow summer squash (peeled)
1 carrot (peeled)
2 tomatillos
1 medium tomato
1 clove garlic
3 serrano chiles
1/2 small red onion
1 tbsp finely chopped fresh marjoram
4 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp unseasoned rice vinegar
sugar and salt to taste

How to prepare

Rinse the onion with hot water in a strainer before adding it to the salsa. Finely dice all, mix and let sit for an hour before serving.

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