Monday, May 23, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
This was a delicious recipe that was the result of adapting to ingredients that we keep in the house.
Recipe: Italian Pot Roast
(based on recipe from Taste of Home "Slow Cooker" December 2010)
6 whole peppercorns
4 whole cloves
4 whole allspice
1 cinnamon stick
1 pot roast or beef chuck roast
2 celery ribs
3 cups baby carrots (roughly half a large bag)
4 cloves minced garlic
1 cup beef broth
1 jar (24oz) Spicy Basil-Tomato Sauce
Place the peppercorns, cloves, allspice, and cinnamon (break into pieces) on a square of cheesecloth and tie closed.
Place the meat on the bottom of the slow cooker and top with celery, carrots and spice packet. Add garlic, beef broth and tomato sauce and mix gently. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours. Discard spice packet before serving.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
My favorite Thai restaurant serves their salad with a peanut sauce dressing which makes it on my list of favorite ways to have salad. As a salad hater, that really means something. This recipe was my first attempt at making my own and I really liked it, though it might need a bit more curry paste...
Thai Curry-Peanut Sauce
Ingredients:1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons red curry paste
1 1/4 cups creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon olive oil
3 (13.5 ounce) cans coconut milk
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the garlic, and cook until the aroma of the garlic has mellowed, about 1 minute. Add the red curry paste, and stir for 1 minute more. Whisk in the peanut butter, brown sugar, chili powder, cayenne pepper, soy sauce, olive oil, and coconut milk. Bring to a simmer, whisking occasionally, until the sauce has thickened and is smooth.
Monday, May 9, 2011
Thursday, May 5, 2011
We like our Jambalaya nice and spicy so I've added extra andouille sausage! I also make it without shrimp for the seafood hater in the house but I think shrimp would go in very nicely. For best results, serve over rice.
Slow Cooker Jambalaya