Yellow rice with Chicken and Pork

Written by Chacha on Mar 12th, 2014 in Casseroles & One-Dish Meals, Chicken, Main Dish, Onions, Peppers, Pork, Rice, Spices, Tomatoes | No Comments

Servings: 4 Ingredients A generous pinch of toasted saffron threads (Note: You can use 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder or 1/2 teaspoon bijol if saffron is not available. The recipe will taste as good and you will get the yellow color called for. Bijol is a condiment found in stores catering to Hispanics.) 1/4 cup hot chicken broth (preferably homemade) ¼ […]

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Sausage, Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya

Written by Chacha on Mar 3rd, 2014 in Casseroles & One-Dish Meals, Main Dish, Poultry, Rice, Sausage, Shrimp | No Comments

New Orleans’s version of Spanish Paella, Jambalaya, is a Cajun recipe for Country-style pot cooking at its best. Every cook and every home has its own Jambalaya recipe. This recipe is my creation I often prepared at home and my family loves it. Servings: 4 Ingredients 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined, shells reserved for the shrimp stock 3 […]

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Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya

Written by Chacha on Mar 29th, 2013 in Main Dish, Recipe, Rice, Sausage, Shellfish, Shrimp | No Comments

Servings: 4 Ingredients 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined, shells reserved for the shrimp stock 3 1/2 cups shrimp stock, recipe follows 2 cups white long-grain rice (preferably not converted) 1 ¼ large sweet onion, finely chopped, divided 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1 green bell pepper, cored, seeded and finely chopped 1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded and […]

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Citrus Grilled Shrimp

Written by Chacha on Jul 3rd, 2012 in Fish, Grilled, Main Dish, Recipe, Shrimp | No Comments

Servings: 4 Ingredients Skewers 1 pound large shrimp Freshly chopped cilantro, for serving For the Marinade: 1/2 cup freshly squeezed grapefruit juice 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil Pinch of red pepper flakes 1/2 teaspoon Spanish smoked paprika 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 cloves garlic, finely minced 2 tablespoons […]

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Grilled Shrimp

Written by Chacha on Jul 3rd, 2012 in Fish, Grilled, Main Dish, Recipe, Shrimp | No Comments

Servings: 4 Ingredients Skewers 16 jumbo shrimp Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 large clove garlic, finely chopped 1 tablespoons grated onion 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil Pinch of red pepper flakes 2 lemons, halved Directions If using wooden skewers, soak in cold water for 1 hour. Preheat an outdoor gas grill or charcoal grill to high heat. […]

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Arroz con Pollo

Written by Chacha on Jun 28th, 2012 in Celery, Chicken broth, Main Dish, Meats, Onions, Peppers, Poultry, Recipe, Rice & Grains, Saffron, Spanish, Tomatoes | No Comments

Servings:  4 Ingredients 1 generous pinch toasted saffron (Note: You can use 1/2 teaspoon bijol if saffron is not available. Recipe will taste as good and you will get the yellow color called for. Bijol is a condiment found in stores catering to Hispanics) 1/4 cup good-quality dry wine 1/4 cup hot chicken broth (preferably homemade) 1 whole chicken fryer, cut […]

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Chicken Rice Pilaf

Written by Chacha on Jun 28th, 2012 in Chicken broth, Main Dish, Meats, Onions, Peppers, Poultry, Recipe, Rice & Grains, Spanish, Tomatoes | No Comments

Servings:  4 Ingredients A generous pinch toasted saffron threads (Note: You can use 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder or 1/2 teaspoon bijol if saffron is not available. The recipe will taste as good and you will get the yellow color called for. Bijol is a condiment found in stores catering to Hispanics.) 1/4 cup hot chicken broth (preferably homemade) 1/4 cup good-quality […]

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Sausages with Fagioli

Written by Chacha on Jun 27th, 2012 in Main Dish, Meats, Recipe, Sausage | No Comments

servings: 6 Ingredients 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 8 turkey sausages 5 large cloves garlic, sliced 1 pound cherry tomatoes, quartered 2 dry red hot peppers Salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 (15-ounce) cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed 2 bay leaves Fresh flat-leaf parsley (leaves only), chopped Directions Heat oil in a large high-sided saucepan over medium-high heat. […]

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Two Beans Beef Chili

Written by Chacha on Jun 22nd, 2012 in Beef, Chili, Main Dish, Meats, Recipe, Soups | No Comments

Servings: 4 to 6 Ingredients 2 tbsp. bacon grease 1 pounds boneless beef chuck, cut into 3/4-inch pieces Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 5 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 medium onions, finely chopped 1/2 red bell pepper, finely chopped ½ green bell pepper, finely chopped ½ poblano pepper, finely chopped Salt and freshly ground black pepper Chili powder, recipe […]

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Day after Thanksgiving Turkey Casserole

Written by Chacha on Jun 21st, 2012 in Casseroles & One-Dish Meals, Main Dish, Meats, Recipe, Turkey | No Comments

Servings: 4 to 6 Ingredients 6 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed 2 stalks celery, finely minced 1 small onion, finely minced 4 cloves garlic, finely minced 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick) 6 cups unseasoned bread cubes (stuffing) 1 tsp. poultry seasoning 2 tsp. freshly chopped sage 2 tbsp. freshly chopped flat-leaf Italian parsley 1 cup turkey or chicken broth […]

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