Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Good Ol' Alabama Sweet Tea

Today I'm going to show you how to make Good Ol' Alabama Sweet Tea. It will take around 1 minute to prepare and 10 to make it. It will make around 16 servings.

You will need the following Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 tray of ice cubes
  • 3 family sized tea bags of pekoe tea
  • 3 cups of cold water
Once you got your ingredients follow these directions:

Pour the sugar into a large pitcher. Bring water to a boil in a large pan. When the water begins to boil, remove from the heat, and place the teabags in. Let steep for 5 to 6 minutes. Remove tea bags, and return tea to the heat. Bring just to a boil, then pour into the pitcher, and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Fill the pitcher half way with ice, and stir until most of it melts. Then fill the pitcher the rest of the way with cold water, and stir until blended.

This is the final result:

Grilled Chicken Chops with Garlic Puree

Today I'm going to teach how to make Grilled Chicken Chops with Garlic Puree. It will take you 15 minutes to prepare and 40 minutes to cook. It should make around 4 servings. 

You will need the following Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup roasted garlic paste
  • 1 potato, finely diced
  • Splash white wine
  • 2 cups chicken stock, plus 2 tablespoons, divided
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 bunch chives
  • 4 (6-ounce) chicken chops (bone-in, skin-on, thickly cut breasts, ask your butcher)
Once you got all of the ingredients follow these directions:

Preheat the grill to high. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a saucepan over medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter.
Add the onions and cook for 1 to 2 minutes until fragrant. Add the roasted garlic paste and potato. Mix well. Cook for 2 minutes, then add a splash of white wine and 2 cups chicken stock. Bring to a simmer. Cook until potato is tender, about 8 to 10 minutes.
Once tender, add the cream and lemon juice. Season the mixture with salt and pepper, to taste. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly.
Once cooled add the mixture to a blender. Add a bunch of chives, remaining 1 tablespoon butter, and 2 tablespoons chicken stock. Pulse until pureed and smooth.
Season the chicken chops with salt and pepper, to taste, and drizzle with the remaining olive oil. Put the chops on the hot grill and cook for 4 to 5 minutes on each side. Transfer the chops from the grill to sheet pan and bake in the oven for 6 to 8 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and arrange the chops on a serving platter. Serve with roasted garlic and chive puree.
This should be your final result:

Terrific Turkey Chili

In this recipe I will teach you how to make a Terrific Turkey Chili! This will take about 15 minutes to prepare, around 55 minutes to cook, and it will make around 6 servings.

You will need the following Ingredients: 

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided 
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey 
  • 1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning mix 
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander 
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano 
  • 1 teaspoon chili pepper flakes 
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste 
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can beef broth 
  • 1 (7 ounce) can salsa
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can crushed tomatoes, or coarsely chopped tomatoes packed in puree 
  • 1 (7 ounce) can chopped green chile peppers 
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped 
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced 
  • 3 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced 
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped 
  • 1 cup sour cream 
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
Now once you got everything you need follow these directions.

Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large stock pot over medium-high heat. Crumble turkey into the pot, stirring with a wooden spoon to break apart as much as possible. Season with taco seasoning mix, coriander, oregano, chili flakes, and tomato paste, and mix until meat is evenly coated with seasonings. Continue cooking, reducing heat if necessary, until turkey is well browned.
Pour in beef broth, and simmer to reduce liquid slightly, about 5 minutes. Add salsa, tomatoes, and green chilies, and continue cooking at a moderate simmer for ten minutes. Adjust the thickness at any time you feel necessary by adding water.
While chili is still cooking, heat one tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook onion and green bell pepper, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes, or until onion is translucent and bell pepper is lightly browned. Add onion and bell pepper to the chili, and continue cooking at a very low simmer.
In the same skillet, heat the remaining tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat. Add the zucchini, and cook stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add the zucchini to the chili, reduce heat, and continue cooking 15 minutes more. Again, adjust the consistency with water as needed.
Ladle chili into serving bowls. Top with sour cream, green onion, and cheddar cheese, and serve.

Here is out final result :