Some of the best meals are the meals that are made with a few simple ingredients and is simple to make in a short time. This Red Curry Peanut Noodles with Shrimp is a meal that has great simple ingredients that are pack with flavors and the whole meal can be made in under 20 minutes total. The heat of the meal can be easy adjusted by the amount of curry paste you use. The peanut butter does tend to tame the heat but there is a bit of heat that still makes it through. at the end. The shrimp can be easily replaced with chicken or some other protein that fits your preference more. This is a great meal for the peanut lover which my family is full of.
For a game day snack and appetizer, the classic chicken wing is still an all time winner for fun and creative flavors you can make with them. These spicy bourbon wings have the flavor of the bourbon, plus the slight heat of the hot sauce give you a bit of a kick at the end. The skin gets really crispy but the chicken on the inside is still nice and juicy. The main factor is you need to find a great flavor bourbon that has great flavor but don't feel bad about poring it down the sink at the end. I use medium blend Kentucky bourbon that is around 10 dollars a bottle and turns out good, but use whatever quality you enjoy since it is a factor in the flavor.
The Porketta sandwich has deep ties in Minnesota. The dish was made by Italian immigrants that came to northern Minnesota to work in the iron mines and has been a staple ever since. Porketta is a take of the Italian dish Porchetta, which is a whole pig that has been de-boned and stuffed with herb and slow cooked until tender. This porketta sandwich is a great meal, the pork is extremely tender and packed with flavor from the herbs and spices that the pork marinates in and cooks slowly with. The cooked fennel is tender and is tamed down and almost sweet like caramelized onions flavor. The fennel is one of the most important part of the dish. Top it with your favorite dressing, a typical one is a creamy horseradish sauce. Check out the recipe below.
As spring is finally coming around here in Minnesota (I can Finally see my grill after a record breaking snow fall last month). I decided to celebrate by making a this extremely health, but delicious salmon and farro salad. There is something about fresh grilled vegetable that make them taste great, and the lemon glaze on the salmon make it great tasting fish even better. Topped with the lemon thyme vinaigrette and sliced almonds is the prefect way to finish the dish.
Farro is a great ancient grain that is making a comeback. It is not gluten-free since it is derived from wheat. Farro is a great source of fiber and protein and has a great nutty flavor. It is a great substitute for rice, barley and other grains in salads, side dishes and soups.
With a lot of family super busy throughout the week it is sometimes hard to find a dish that is easy and still has a great amount of flavor. This mexican-style pasta skillet is a great option for an easy dinner since there is only a few ingredients and very easy to find ingredients at the grocery store. The chipotle peppers add a great smokey flavor and a bit of heat that isn't over powering but transforms the dish to what it is. The whole meal can be made pretty much in the time it takes to make the pasta. Check out the recipe below
Some of my favorite recipes to cook are the meals that take time cook slowly over a few hours and fills your house with the sweet smell of what is coming out of the oven or slow cooker. I am not sure if the food just tastes better or just the hunger of me waiting for the food to be ready. I like to believe it the the first part. These easy glazed korean short ribs are nothing but great tasting. The sweetness of the brown sugar and honey mixed with the acid of the soy sauce with a bit of heat from the chili paste just make a great combination that the whole family will love. All of the cooking liquid in crusts the meat so it comes out tender and juicy. Check out the recipe below.
The weekend's to me are the only days I will sit down and actually have a breakfast. Hash browns are a classic favorite as part of a full breakfast. The downside for good hash browns is that you need a lot of oil to get a great crispy crust. For these potato waffles, the waffle iron gives a great golden brown crust while still having a tender and moist interior. The second good part is that you don't need to load the waffle pan with tons of oil so you don't have greasy potatoes like you will normally have with traditional hash browns. Check out the recipe below.
As I write this all I want is a bit of spring to shine through, All we have is more snow and cold here in Minnesota. As cabin fever starts to kick my butt, I decided to make one of my most favorite spring-summer desserts to have a bit of brightness and sweetness of strawberries along side the tangy of the lemon cream puts you in a nice warm weather mindset. The biscuit style shortcakes come out flaky and have a great savory flavor that the normal angel food cake style ones you can find at your local supermarket can't compete with. Check out the recipe below for the recipe and let me know what your favorite spring summer recipes are.
Right now Mardi Gras is happening down in New Orleans and Fat Tuesday being this coming Tuesday. I decided to make one of my favorite dishes from the area, a shrimp po boy. My favorite part of the shrimp po boy is how how simple but delicious the sandwich is. It is a classic sandwich that consist of lettuce, tomato, pickle, mayonnaise based sauce with meat, typically fried seafood. My recipe is close to the version that you could get down there, but I have added my own touches like adding additional spice to the standard remoulade sauce that would normally go on the sandwich to give you a bit of a heat which goes great with the fried shrimp.
Hey everyone, I am Dan and Live in Minnesota. I am here to show you the wonderful world of cooking and baking. As being a young boy in the kitchen to being a chef for over 10 years, I will show you the great recipes I have used over the years and what I do next. Please stick around and Enjoy!!