Category: Main Dish

Slow Cooker Beef Stew served on Mashed Potatoes

Slow Cooker Beef Stew served on Mashed Potatoes

Hello Everyone! I hope you all are having a great week so far! So today’s recipe is my slow cooker beef stew. First thing first ‘Everyone should have a CROCK POT’ Guys I mean it, this is very necessary and I cannot imagine my life […]

Black Pepper Honey Beef Sauce

Black Pepper Honey Beef Sauce

Hello Everyone!

Asian cuisine is one of my absolute favorite type of food😍. The Asian palate is very pleasing to everyone regardless of your race or culture. Asian cooking is easy and versatile and it is achievable by literally anyone. I enjoy cooking Asian cuisines any day any time, and this Black Pepper Honey Beef sauce is a constant meal in my kitchen; this dish is affordable and very fast to prepare. Once you have common ingredients in your pantry such as soy sauce, oyster sauce, hoisin sauce, rice wine vinegar etc. you  can literally prepare any Asian food (mostly Chinese) in 30 mins or less. Black Pepper Steak is one of usual orders when I go out to eat and this recipe is a recreation of that dish but a little bit on the sweet side. This sauce is perfect with steamed plain rice, pasta or noodles (Chow Mein/ Lo Mein)😋. This is a great comfort meal for me during the week because I can have it ready in no time and it does not require me slaving in the kitchen. Zinny Factor here is another recipe I know your readers will love. Try this recipe and I will love to hear your feedback 😊

Now let’s get to it.

Enjoy!

Black Pepper Honey Beef Sauce

September 6, 2017
: 4
: 15 min
: 15 min
: 30 min
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 2lbs of Stir Fry Beef
  • 3 Green Bell Peppers (cut in chunks)
  • 2 Medium Carrot (chopped)
  • 1 Large Onion (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp of Ground Chili with Fried Garlic Paste
  • 4 tbsp of Oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp of dark Soy sauce
  • 3-4 tbsp of Soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp of Honey
  • 1 tbsp of Sriracha
  • 8-10 tbsp of Cooking Wine/Beef/Chicken Stock
  • 1 ½ tbsp of Ground Black Pepper/freshly crushed black pepper
  • 4 tbsp of Vegetable Oil
Directions
  • Step 1 To prepare sauce: In a bowl, mix together your oyster sauce, soy sauce, dark soy sauce, honey, sriracha, black pepper and cooking wine or stock. Combine properly and set aside.
  • Step 2 In a wok pan, heat 2 tbsp of oil on high heat. Clean and lightly season beef with salt and some black pepper. Stir fry beef in wok when oil is hot for 3-4 minutes. Remove beef and set aside in a different plate or bowl.
  • Step 3 In a clean wok pan, heat up 2 tbsp of oil on medium high heat. When oil is hot, add your onions and chili garlic paste saute for 1-2 minutes. Now add your carrots and green bell pepper and saute for an additional 2-3 minutes. Now add your sauce and cook for 1-2 minutes until sauce becomes thick and syrupy. Add your beef along with the juices from the beef on the plate. Stir properly and allow to cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, you do not want to overcook the beef as it will become tough.
  • Step 4 Your sauce is ready!!
  • Step 5 Serve with rice or pasta.

 

Jerk Sausage Potato Casserole

Jerk Sausage Potato Casserole

Hello Everyone! Is it just me or does it seem like August ran by so fast? OMG it’s hard to believe summer is basically over, it was just yesterday when I was rocking my favorite dresses and sipping on sangria and iced teas; God! it […]

Jamaican Oxtail Stew

Jamaican Oxtail Stew

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I do not think it is possible for a person  to have a favorite food with the amount of deliciousness in the world but this dish is really cutting it very close to the top of my very list. Oh My God! where do I start from, JAMAICAN OXTAIL STEW IS LIFE!!! No words can describe how good this is and how much love I have💓, I mean it really! there would be no end to this😍 The oxtail is properly seasoned and slow cooked until the meat is so soft that it falls off the bone and the gravy thickens😋 mmmhmmmm. This Caribbean treasure is the key to my heart, the food that makes my stomach rumble and my mouth water. Guys I really recommend you try this recipe, you just have to and I bet you, your eyes will be opened to a lot of new possibilities. Okay now I am just being very dramatic 😀 but click the link below now! I will love to hear your feedback.

Now let’s get to it.

Enjoy!

Jamaican Oxtail Stew

August 25, 2017
: 4
: 2 hr 5 min
: 3 hr 25 min
: 5 hr 30 min
: Medium

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Ingredients
  • 2 lbs of Oxtail
  • 1 large sliced Onion
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic (medium)
  • 1 and ½ tsp of Dried Thyme or 1 tbsp of fresh thyme leaves
  • 2-3 sliced Scotch Bonnet (Remove seeds to reduce heat)
  • 2 tbsp of Tomato Ketchup
  • 1 and ½ tbsp of Worchestire Sauce
  • 1 Can of Lima Beans (Butter Beans)
  • 1 tsp of Black Pepper
  • 1 and ½ tbsp of Salt
  • 3-4 Cups of Water
  • 2 tbsp of Cooking oil
Directions
  • Step 1 Clean and place oxtail in a dry bowl. Use paper towel to pat meat dry to remove any excess liquid. Season oxtail with garlic, salt, pepper and onion. Properly mix seasoning with oxtail, cover and marinate in refrigerator overnight for best result or at least 2 hours.
  • Step 2 Heat oil in saucepan, remove onion from meat and set aside. Add oxtail to the pan and saute until browned. This will seal in all juices into the meat.
  • Step 3 Add 1 cup of water, onion, tomato ketchup, worchestire sauce, scotch bonnet and thyme. Stir properly and cook on medium high heat for 5-8 minutes.
  • Step 4 Add 2 cups of water or until the water just covers the meat. Stir, cover and cook on medium low heat and simmer for 2- 3 hours or until the meat falls off the bone.
  • Step 5 Uncover, adjust seasoning with salt if needed. Drain Lima beans and add to sauce with half of the liquid from the can and stir. Increase heat to medium and cook uncovered until sauce thickens. Stir occasionally to avoid the sauce from sticking to the pot. Remove from heat and leave to cool when sauce thickens.
  • Step 6 Your oxtail is ready!!!
  • Step 7 Serve with Rice and Peas & coleslaw or steamed rice.

Creole Sauce served on Grilled Basa Fillet

Creole Sauce served on Grilled Basa Fillet

Hello Everyone! Creole sauce is a tomato sauce or gravy made with cooking vegetables in oil and chicken stock. This sauce is a Caribbean delight, and it is also enjoyed very well in the southern part of America. Creole sauce is great for topping meats […]

Moi Moi (Bean Cake)

Moi Moi (Bean Cake)

Hello Everyone! This is another one of those recipes I have been meaning to blog about and to be frank I have been lazy getting to it 😀 Moi Moi is a Nigerian delight made from blended beans as the base and steamed in a […]

Garlic Chicken & Mushroom Quinoa

Garlic Chicken & Mushroom Quinoa

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We all have that week were we can’t seem to catch a break, we are so busy that thinking of lunch for work does not even come close; and you end up spending half of your budget for the week on getting fast food. Not to worry anymore, this post is for you. This easy and quick week day meal is so affordable and not time consuming, that it is only ready in 30 mins! Yes I said it “30 MINUTES”😱 Because you have a busy schedule, does not mean you do not get to have a delicious, healthy meal for work; my love for food will not let me eat food that is not up to par. This recipe is not only affordable, it is simple, quick and you do not need to have any level of cooking skills to achieve this. All you need to do is follow the instructions and viola! deliciousness for lunch, I bet your co-workers will be salivating over your lunch until their throats run dry, sorry not sorry (In my demi lovato voice😀) Zinny Factor I am sure your readers will love to try this recipe, this will assist them in achieving their daily goals😀

Now let’s get to it.

Enjoy!

Garlic Chicken & Mushroom Quinoa

August 25, 2017
: 2
: 10 min
: 15 min
: 25 min
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 1 Cup of Quinoa
  • 1 lbs of Chicken thighs (sliced for stir fry)
  • 1 Cup of sliced Cremini Mushrooms
  • 4-5 Cloves of Garlic (minced)
  • 1 Medium yellow Onion (finely diced)
  • 2 Cups of Chicken Stock/broth
  • 1 tsp of Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tsp of Black Pepper
  • Salt
  • Olive Oil
  • Parsley Flakes for garnish
Directions
  • Step 1 To prepare quinoa, add chicken stock and quinoa in a pot stir and bring to a boil. Turn of heat, stir, cover and leave to sit so the quinoa can soak up all liquids.
  • Step 2 In a saute pan or skillet, add 1 tbsp of olive oil on medium high heat and stir fry chicken for 2-3 minutes. Remove and set chicken aside, discard liquid.
  • Step 3 Clean pan and add 2 tbsp of oil. When hot add your onion and cook until soft. Add mushrooms, garlic and italian seasoning
  • Step 4 saute for 3-4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and then add your chicken and quinoa
  • Step 5 Saute for an additional 3-5 minutes. Adjust seasoning if needed.
  • Step 6 Your food is ready!!

Catfish Stew (Tomato Sauce)

Catfish Stew (Tomato Sauce)

Hello Everyone! CATFISH!! Ahh my favorite kind of fish ❤ This stew is definitely one of my favorite meals to prepare. I enjoy this with white Basmati or Jasmine rice on a nice Sunday morning. If you are Nigerian, you know rice is a must on […]