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Spicy Garlic Chicken Sauce

Spicy Garlic Chicken Sauce

Spicy Garlic Chicken Sauce

April 28, 2018
: 4
: 3 hr 10 min
: 25 min
: 3 hr 35 min
: Medium

TIP: To cut cooking time, marinate chicken the night before or hours before needed.

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Ingredients
  • Chicken Marinade:
  • 2 lbs Chicken Breast (cut into chunks)
  • 1 tbsp of Cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp of Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp of Dark Soy Sauce
  • 4 tbsp of Rice Wine Vinegar/ White Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha
  • 2 tbsp of Hoisin Sauce
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic (minced)
  • 1 Knob of Ginger (grated)
  • 2 tsp of Black Pepper
  • Sauce:
  • 1 ½ tbsp of CornStarch
  • 2 tbsp of Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp of Dark Soy Sauce
  • 4 tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar/ White Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp of Sriracha (optional)
  • 2 tbsp of Hoisin Sauce
  • 3-4 Cloves of Garlic (minced)
  • 1-2 Cups of Low Sodium Chicken Stock (as needed)
  • 1 ½ tbsp of Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp of Black Pepper
  • 2 tbsp of Chili Pepper Flakes
  • Vegetables:
  • 1 Large Onion (chopped in chunks)
  • 1 Green Pepper (chopped in chunks)
  • 1 Large Carrot (cut in chunks or sliced)
  • 2 Stalks of Celery (cut in chunks)
  • 2 Stalks of Scallions (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp of Butter
  • 1 tbsp of Vegetable Oil/ Canola Oil
  • Additional Ingredients:
  • Sesame Seeds (for garnish)
  • Extra CornStarch for dusting chicken before frying.
Directions
  • Step 1 Clean and dry chicken breast. Marinate with the ingredients, cover with plastic wrap and leave to marinate in refrigerator for at least 3 hours.
  • Step 2 Mix all ingredients for your sauce and set aside.
  • Step 3 In a bowl, add 2-3 tbsp of Cornstarch for dusting chicken. Remove chicken from marinade and dry using a thick paper towel. Heat a pan with enough oil for deep frying, once oil is hot, dust chicken pieces in cornstarch before adding to your oil, deep fry until completely cooked, this should take 5-7 minutes. Note: You can coat chicken in egg wash before dusting with cornstarch. If you do not want to deep fry your chicken, you can baked in your oven on 385-400 F after coating in a non stick pan or baking dish for 30-45 mins. Remove chicken from oil and set aside on a paper towel to soak up all excess oil.
  • Step 4 To prepare your sauce, add 1 tbsp of butter and 1 tbsp of vegetable oil in a large Wok on medium high heat. Add your vegetables and stir fry for 3-4 minutes. Add your sauce mixture, stir and cook for 4-5 minutes. Add your fried chicken and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes, cook until sauce reaches desired consistency.
  • Step 5 Your food is read!!
  • Step 6 Serve with steamed rice!

 

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Patatas Bravas

Patatas Bravas

Hello Everyone!

Patatas Bravas is one dish I believe everyone should try, and  it is just absolutely tasty. Patatas Bravas is a native Spanish dish that is usually enjoyed as an appetizer in most bars. I used to work at a Mexican restaurant and I cannot recall how much we had to serve or how many times I have had to prepare this for customers; what I can say is that it is absolutely tasty. What I love about this dish is how crunchy the potatoes are after it is fried (nicely salted) and the sauce is so sweet that it soaks right into the potatoes and let me not forget about the cheese and the lemon zest topping; this just puts it all together and it is party in my mouth😋. I added pork meat to my sauce because I cannot eat any food whatsoever without any form of meat😀, however this recipe will work without any form of protein. There is a beautiful balance between sweet and savory and the lemon zest gives it a little zing; this is just a perfect appetizer to get your taste buds going. I would love to hear your feedback on this recipe.

Now let’s get to it.

Enjoy!

Patatas Bravas

September 13, 2017
: 4
: 10 min
: 2 hr
: 2 hr 10 min
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 2 lbs of Shredded Pork Meat
  • 2 Cans of Tomato Sauce
  • 5-7 White Potatoes (cut in chunks)
  • 1 Medium Spanish Onion (diced)
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic (minced)
  • 2 tbsp of Chili Flakes
  • 2 tbsp of Paprika
  • 1 tsp of Oregano
  • 1 tsp of Rosemary Leaves
  • 1 and ½ tbsp of Sugar
  • 1 tbsp of Butter
  • 2 tbsp of Olive oil
  • Salt
Directions
  • Step 1 To prepare potatoes, peel, clean and cut potatoes into chunks. Toss in salt and grill on 375 F for an hour 30 mins. Traditionally patatas bravas are deep fried, if you would prefer frying, salt and fry potatoes. Toss in a little salt immediately it comes out of the oil.
  • Step 2 To make tomato sauce, heat up oil and butter in a saucepan and heat on medium heat. When oil is hot, add onions and saute until soft and translucent. Add 1 tbsp of paprika, 1 tbsp chili flakes and saute for 1-2 minutes. Add garlic and saute for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  • Step 3 Add tomato sauce, sugar, salt and remaining chili flakes and paprika. Reduce heat to medium low and cook covered for 15-20 minutes. Taste for seasoning, adjust with salt if needed and add more chili flakes if you want it more spicy. Add your pork and cook for an additional 10-15 minutes.
  • Step 4 Your tomato sauce is ready!!
  • Step 5 Serve sauce on fried/grilled potatoes, top with cheese, parsley or basil leaves and lemon zest.

 

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Extra Moist Chocolate Banana Bread topped with Coconut glaze & Toasted Shredded Coconut

Hello Everyone!

Banana Bread is one of my favorite snacks that I make often. In my home, nothing goes to waste and all my soft, mushy bananas all go in making banana bread. The key to a good banana bread is using the softest banana you can get your hands on. It is very sweet which requires less sugar than normal, and it helps in achieving a moist texture. This recipe is perfect as an appetizer,dessert (top with ice cream), for breakfast or brunch served with hot Coco or can be enjoyed as a treat for you, your family and friends. One thing I really enjoy about this recipe is that it is sweet, moist and very very fluffy on the inside; to me ladies and gentlemen, that is the perfect combination😋. I decided to try something different with this recipe and I topped it with some toasted shredded coconut mmmhhmm I love coconut. Topping my bread with shredded coconut gave me that crunch that I love and get when I make my Southern Buttermilk Biscuits, giving it a little edge and taking my banana bread to another level. In order to make sure my topping sticks on the bread, I added coconut glaze to the bread which served as a binding agent for the shredded coconut to stick on the bread. Oh My God! 🙆turned out way better than I expected. The glaze adds another layer to the flavor and sweetness of the banana bread and the crunch and flavor from the coconut brings it in full circle😋😍. This recipe is one for the books and I just had to share this recipe with you all. Trust me you do not want to miss out on this amazing treat! I will love to hear your feedback.

Now let’s get to it.

Enjoy!

Extra Moist Chocolate Banana Bread topped with Coconut glaze & Toasted Shredded Coconut

August 30, 2017
: 4
: 20 min
: 1 hr
: 1 hr 20 min
: Medium

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Ingredients
  • Banana Bread:
  • 3-4 over ripe Bananas
  • 1 Cup of Semi- Sweetened Chocolate (melted)
  • 1 ½ Cups of All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp of Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp of Baking Soda
  • ½ a Cup of Milk
  • 1 tsp of Vanilla Extract
  • 1 stick of Softened Unsalted Butter
  • ½ tbsp of Lime juice
  • ½ cup of Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • Glaze:
  • ½ Cup of Confectioners Sugar
  • 1 tbsp of Melted Coconut oil
  • ½ tsp of Coconut extract
  • ½ tsp of Vanilla Extract
  • 2- 3 tbsp of Milk
  • Preparation Equipment:
  • Loaf Pan
  • Parchment Paper
  • Toothpick (to make the swirl)
Directions
  • Step 1 Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Butter your loaf pan and line with parchment paper. Let your parchment paper hang over both sides.
  • Step 2 In a bowl mix your flour, baking powder and soda. Set aside.
  • Step 3 In a different bowl, mash your bananas until smooth, add your milk and lemon juice. Properly mix and set aside.
  • Step 4 Lastly in another bowl, combine your butter and sugar and whisk. Add your egg and vanilla extract. Whisk until smooth.
  • Step 5 Gently and slowly add your dry ingredients and banana mixture alternatively. Properly mix together. Add half of your mixture in your loaf pan, and then add your melted chocolate. Using a toothpick gently make a swirl on your banana bread by dragging the toothpick around your bread, incorporating both your bread and chocolate together. Now add the other half of your banana bread.
  • Step 6 Bake for an hour or more if needed. Your bread is ready when you insert a toothpick in the center and it comes out clean.
  • Step 7 Let your bread cool for 30 minutes in pan. Now take it out of the pan and place on a board or plate and let it completely cool.
  • Step 8 To make your glaze, combine your coconut oil, milk, vanilla and coconut extract. Properly mix using a whisk until they are combined. Now add your confectioners sugar and mix until completely incorporated. If glaze is too thick loosen with very little milk, about a tbsp. Toast shredded coconut in a hot pan until browned.
  • Step 9 Drizzle glaze on cooled banana bread and topped with toasted shredded coconut.
  • Step 10 Enjoy!!!

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