Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Apple Smoked Barbecue Ribs

2 slabs baby back ribs, or spareribs
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup Apple Wood Chips
barbecue sauce (recipe follows)

Preheat oven to 400F. Rub cinnamon, cloves and pepper into both sides of ribs. Place ribs on wire rack on baking pan. Bake for 3 hours until tender. Soak wood chips in water for 30 minutes. Prepare grill. Place apple wood chips directly in the center of hot barbecue coals. Baste ribs and place on grill above wood chips. Cover, grill and cook for 10 minutes. Turn ribs, baste again and cook another 10 minutes or until ribs are browned but still moist.
---- Barbecue Sauce ----
2-15 oz. cans tomato sauce
1/2 cup molasses
10 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons ground cumin
2 tablespoons dry mustard
fresh ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper flakes
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
Combine all ingredients except vinegar in saucepan. Simmer, covered, on low heat for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Add vinegar to taste and simmer for another 15 minutes. Chill at least 24 hours, or until ready to use.

Grilled Key Lime Chicken

3 pounds Chicken breasts; boneless, skinless
1 cup Key lime juice1 tablespoon Honey
3/4 cup Water
1/2 teaspoon Fresh ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon Ground thyme
2 tablespoons Vegetable oil
1 tablespoon Fresh ginger; peel, grated

Combine all ingredients except chicken in blender or food processor.Process until combined well. Pour over chicken. Cover and letmarinate in the refrigerator overnight. Grill over hot coals, turningonce, until done. Garnish with cilantro and lime slices.

Barbecued Orange Chicken

2 1/2 lbs chicken parts
---- BBQ Sauce ----
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 orange zest, removed with grater, orange
slices reserved for salad

---- Salad ----
1 large, ripe tomato
1 orange, sectioned (without rind, see above)
2 scallions, chopped
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon white wine vinegar
1/8 Teaspoon salt
1/8 Teaspoon pepper

Prepare grill; heat coals. In medium bowl, mix together all barbecueingredients until smooth. Place chicken on grill away from center heat,skin-side-down; cook 15 minutes. Turn chicken and grill for 10 additionalminutes. Brush chicken pieces with sauce and turn occasionally; cookingfor additional 10 minutes. Cut tomato into wedges and place in mediumbowl. Use sharp paring knife to cut out white pith off orange. Removeorange sections and add them to tomato. Sprinkle with oil, vinegar andscallions; toss. Season with salt and pepper and toss again. Servechicken with salad on the side.

Cinnamon Honey Wings

2 1/2 pounds Chicken wings
4 each Garlic cloves, chopped
1/4 cup Olive oil
2 tablespoons Soy sauce
1/4 cup Vinegar, rice
1/4 cup Honey, mild
1-1/2 teaspoons Cinnamon, ground
1 teaspoon Thyme
1/2 teaspoon Ginger, ground
1/2 teaspoon Mustard, dry

Mix all ingredients in a plastic bag then knead occasionallyfor 2 hours. Prepare fire in grill. Cook wings on the grill forabout 10 minutes on one side, then turn and baste with themarinade. Continue cooking 10 minutes or until done. Serveimmediately or refrigerate until needed.

Maple Barbecued Chicken

4 skinless chicken thighs
3 tablespoons maple syrup
3 tablespoons chili sauce
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Preheat grill. Combine syrup, chili sauce, vinegar and mustard togetherin a saucepan. Let simmer for 5 minutes.Brush chicken with the oil and season with salt and pepper.Place chicken on grill and cook for 10-15 minutes or until fork tender.Turn occasionally and brush generously with sauce in the last fewminutes before they are done.

Sweet & Sour Chicken

1 each Carrot, cut in pieces
1 each Green pepper, cut in pieces
1 each Onion, quartered
2 tablespoons Tapioca, quick-cooking
4 each chicken breast, cut
8 ounces pineapple chunks in juice, canned un
1/3 cup Dark brown sugar, firmly pa
1/3 cup Red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Soy sauce
1 teaspoon Chicken bouillon, instant g
1/2 teaspoon Garlic powder
2 tablespoons ginger root, minced
1 teaspoon cilantro, driedFresh cilantro
Rice, hot cooked

Put vegetables.in bottom of crockpot. Sprinkle tapioca over vegetables.Place chicken on top of vegetables. Combine all other ingredients except ricein a small bowl. Pour over chicken. Cover crockpot and turn to low andcook for 8-10 hours. Before serving make rice. Serve over rice. Leftoverscan be reheated in microwave.

Slow Cook Jambalaya

1 Bell pepper, chopped
1 Onion, chopped
2 Medium tomatoes, chopped
1 cup Chopped celery
1 Clove garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons Minced parsley
2 teaspoons Chopped thyme leaves
2 teaspoons Oregano leaves, chopped
1/8 teaspoon Cayenne
1/2 teaspoon Salt
4 ounces Smoked sausage, chopped
8 ounces Chicken breast, chopped
2 cups Beef broth or bouillon
1/2 pound Cooked shelled shrimp
1 cup Cooked rice

Shell shrimp, halve lengthwise. In slow cooker,combine all ingred. exceptshrimp & rice. Cover & cook on low 9-10 hours. Turn slow cooker on high,add cooked shrimp & cooked rice. Cover; cook on high 20-30 minutes.

Crockpot Scalloped Potatoes

6-8 thinly sliced potatoes
1 can cheddar cheese soup
1 cup velveeta cheese
1 1/2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 can (12 oz.) evaporated milk
Salt and pepper

Spray crockpot with cooking spray. Fill crockpot half full of the sliced potatoes. Layer 1/2 can of soup, 1/2 cup velveeta cheese, chunked, 3/4 cup grated sharp cheese, and 1/2 can of milk. Add salt and pepper to taste. Layer remaining ingredients in same order. Cook on high about 6 hours. You need to check for you may need to add more milk. You can parboil the potatoes for quicker cooking.

Savory Swiss Steak

1-1/2 pounds Round steak
1/4 cup Flour
2 teaspoons Dry mustard
1 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Pepper
2 tablespoons Butter
2 tablespoons Oil
1 Onion, finely chopped
2 Carrots, peeled and grated
2 Stalks celery, finely chopped
1 can (16 oz) tomatoes
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon Brown sugar

Cut steak into 6 serving-size portions. Coat with a mixture of flour,mustard, salt and pepper. Using a large frying pan, brown meat in half thebutter and oil. Transfer to crockpot. Heat remaining butter and oil infrying pan. Saute onions, carrots and celery until glazed. Add tomatoes,Worcestershire and brown sugar. Heat, scraping up drippings. Pour over meat.Cover. Cook on low, 6 to 8 hours, or until tender. Serve meat with saucespooned over. Sprinkle with parsley.

Potato Stuffed Cabbage

1 head cabbage
5 pounds potatoes, peeled
2 onions
1/2 cup rice, raw
1 teaspoon dried dill weed
1/4 teaspoon black pepper, ground
2 egg whites
28 ounces tomatoes
1 apple, peeled and sliced
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

Parboil cabbage and separate the leaves. Slice off part of the heavy stalkof each leaf by slicing parallel to the leaf (do not cut into the leaf).Grate potatoes, small inner leaves of cabbage, and one of the onions. Mixtogether. Add rice, dill, and black pepper. Beat egg whites until frothy andadd to potato mixture. Set aside two or three of the largest leaves. Filleach remaining cabbage leaf with approximately 2 tablespoon of the potatomixture. Fold up bottom of leaf, then fold in the sides, and roll up. Securewith toothpick if necessary. Slice the reserved leaves and line the bottomof crock pot with them. Slice second onion and layer on top of cabbage. Addtomatoes, apple, and ginger. Place rolled stuffed cabbages into pot. Cook atlow heat for 4 to 5 hours.