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Buffalo Chicken Chili

Buffalo Chicken Chili

Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Chili

A buffalo chicken wing inspire bowl of chili served topped with tangy crumbled blue cheese.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup celery, sliced
  • 1/2 cup carrots, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin, toasted and ground
  • 1 cup beer or chicken broth
  • 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15 ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce (or to taste)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • crumbled blue cheese to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook the chicken in a large pan over medium heat and set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in the pan, add the onions, celery and carrots and cook until tender, about 10-15 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and cumin and cook until fragrant, about a minute.
  4. Add the beer or broth and deglaze the pan.
  5. Add chicken, tomatoes, beans, paprika, oregano, cayenne and hot sauce and simmer for 15 minutes.
  6. Serve topped with crumbled blue cheese to taste.

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Cooking time: 30 minute(s)
Inspired By: Buffalo Chicken Chili

Chile-Lime Catfish with Corn Saute

Chile-Lime Catfish with Corn Saute

Recipe: Chile-Lime Catfish with Corn Saute

Ingredients

  • 4 4 – 5 ounces fresh or frozen skinless catfish, sole, or tilapia fillets
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground ancho chile pepper or chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 2/3 cups frozen whole kernel corn, thawed
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped seeded fresh jalapeno chile pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh cilantro
  • Lime wedges (optional)

Instructions

  1. Thaw fish, if frozen. Rinse fish; pat dry with paper towels. Measure thickness of fish. In a small bowl stir together lime juice, ancho chile pepper, and salt. Brush mixture evenly over both sides of each fish fillet.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet heat 2 teaspoons of the oil over medium-high heat. Add fish fillets to hot oil; cook for 4 to 6 minutes per 1/2-inch thickness or until fish flakes when tested with a fork, turning once. Remove fish from skillet. Cover and keep warm.
  3. In the same skillet heat the remaining 1 teaspoon oil. Add corn, onion, jalapeno pepper, and garlic; cook about 2 minutes or until vegetables are heated through and just starting to soften, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in cilantro.
  4. To serve, divide corn mixture among serving plates. Top with fish. If desired, serve with lime wedges.

Preparation time: 25 minute(s)

Cooking time: 10 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 4

Inspired By: Chile-Lime Catfish with Corn Saute

Kickin’ Chicken Marinade

Kickin' Chicken Marinade

Recipe: Kickin’ Chicken Marinade

Ingredients

  • 2-3 lbs of Chicken (breast, thighs, drumsticks, wings ~ bone-in or boneless)
  • 1 Cup Frank’s Red Hot Original
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Lime Juice (fresh is best, but bottle is good too)
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic, minced or pressed (you can use garlic powder)
  • Lime – cut into slices

Instructions

  1. In a medium size bowl, mix Red Hot, olive oil, lime juice and garlic. Place chicken in a pan, bowl or ziploc bag and pour marinade over top, making sure the chicken is submerged in the marinade. Marinade for four hours in the fridge. Remove chicken from marinade and grill. The chicken is great with fresh lime juice squeezed on top! Enjoy!

Preparation time: 4 hour(s)

Cooking time: 10 minute(s)
Inspired By: Kickin’ Chicken Marinade

Shrimp with Spicy Garlic Sauce

 

Shrimp with Spicy Garlic SauceRecipe: Shrimp with Spicy Garlic Sauce

This works well served over brown Basmati rice.

 

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3 gloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons chili sauce
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch, dissolved in 4 teaspoons cold water
  • 1 1/2 pounds uncooked large shrimp
  • 6 cups fresh green beans, trimmed
  • toasted sesame seeds, for garnish
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine the first seven ingredients (soy sauce through chili sauce) in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Add this sauce mixture to a small saucepan set over medium heat and bring it to a gentle boil. Let the mixture simmer for 2 minutes.
  2. Stir in the dissolved cornstarch and stir, letting the mixture return to a simmer for about a minute, or until it has become glossy and thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  3. In a large pot fitted with a steamer basket set over simmering water, steam the green beans, pepper, and shrimp until the beans are tender and the shrimp have turned an opaque shade of pink.
  4. Pour the sauce mixture over the steamed shrimp and green beans and toss to combine. Garnish with sesame seeds and serve!

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 10 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 6

Inspired By: Shrimp with Spicy Garlic Sauce

Italian “Drunken” Noodles

Italian “Drunken” Noodles

Recipe: Italian “Drunken” Noodles

Ingredients

  • 4 spicy Italian sausage links, casings removed
  • 1 large onion, quartered and sliced thinly
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 orange bell pepper, cored and thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, pressed through garlic press
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced fire-roasted tomatoes with juice
  • 2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves, julienned, divided use
  • 8 ounces Pappardelle noodles, uncooked

Instructions

  1. Place a large, heavy-bottom pan or braising pot over medium-high heat; add a small amount of oil and once the oil is hot, crumble the spicy Italian sausage into the pan in small chunks (you want to keep the sausage fairly chunky), allowing it to brown in the oil for a few moments on each side; once the crumbled sausage is browned, remove it from the pan/pot with a slotted spoon and place into a small bowl to hold for a moment.
  2. Add the sliced onion into the pan with the sausage drippings, and allow it to caramelize and become golden for roughly 5 minutes or so, stirring to keep it from burning.
  3. Once the onion starts to become golden, add the salt, Italian seasoning and cracked black pepper, and stir to combine, then add in the sliced bell peppers, and allow those to saute with the onion for about 2 minutes until slightly tender and golden.
  4. Next, add in the garlic, and once it becomes aromatic, add in the white wine and allow it to reduce for a few moments, until almost completely reduced.
  5. Next, add in the diced tomatoes with their juice, and return the browned spicy Italian sausage back into the pan, and gently fold the mixture to combine; allow it to gently simmer for about 3-4 minutes to blend the flavors, then turn the heat off;
  6. Add in the chopped parsley and about half of the julienned basil; stir, and keep warm while you prepare the noodles.
  7. Prepare the pappardelle noodles according to instructions on package; then, drain the noodles very well, and add them directly into the sauce, using tongs to gently toss and combine the pappardelle noodles with the sauce and all of the ingredients in it; check the seasoning to see if you need to add any additional salt or pepper.
  8. To serve, add equal portions of the “Drunken” noodles to bowls, and garnish with a sprinkle of the remaining julienned basil; you can even top with shaved Parmesan, if desired, and an extra drizzle of olive oil.

Number of servings (yield): 4

Inspired By: Italian “Drunken” Noodles

Spicy Sriracha Shrimp

Spicy Sriracha Shrimp

Recipe: Spicy Sriracha Shrimp

These make great finger food at a party. Turn it into a meal by tossing over field greens or baby spinach and adding grilled pineapple, bell peppers, and a spicy Sriracha-pineapple salad dressing.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup Sriracha
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 handful cilantro, roughly chopped, plus more for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 pounds large shrimp (16 to 20 count), peeled and deveined

Instructions

  1. Mix together the Sriracha, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, cilantro, and sugar. Season aggressively with salt and pepper. Put in a 1-gallon plastic bag, add the shrimp, and mix together in the bag. Marinate in the fridge for 2 to 4 hours. Or longer.
  2. Heat a grill. Skewer the shrimp (4 to 6 shrimp per skewer) and grill until pink and delicious, 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  3. Remove the shrimp from the grill, slide the shrimp from the skewer using a fork, and pile on a serving platter. Sprinkle with finely chopped cilantro, and throw a few toothpicks in a few shrimp. Watch them disappear.

Quick Notes

If serving over a salad make a quick and spicy Sriracha-pineapple salad dressing by blending together two slices of fresh pineapple, a couple tablespoons pineapple juice, a couple tablespoons lime juice, a couple tablespoons olive oil, and a tablespoon of Sriracha.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 10 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 4

Inspired By: Spicy Shrimp

Hands-Down Best Chicken Wings

Recipe: Hands-Down Best Chicken Wings

Ingredients

  • 4 lbs. chicken wings and/or drummettes
  • 12 oz. Red Hot

Instructions

  1. Pour the hot sauce into one large resealable plastic bag. Add the chicken, seal the bag, and turn the bag several times so the sauce coats the chicken. Put the bag in the refrigerator to marinate for at least 2 hours or, for best results, overnight, turning the chicken occasionally to make sure all surface areas are covered with hot sauce.
  2. Set up your grill for indirect grilling. When the grill is hot, place the wings in the center of a cooking grate over indirect heat. Close the lid of the grill and allow the wings to cook for 20 to 25 minutes, until they begin to brown. Flip each wing and allow to cook for another 20 minutes, until the wings are crispy and cooked through.
  3. Transfer the wings to a serving platter. Serve with celery, blue cheese, and a cold beer.

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Cooking time: 40 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 8

Inspired By: Hands-Down Best Chicken Wings

Roasted Cauliflower with Red Chile, Cilantro & Lime

Recipe: Roasted Cauliflower with Red Chile, Cilantro & Lime

Ingredients

  • 1 large head Cauliflower
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp Red New Mexico Chile Powder (substitute Ancho Chile Powder if you don’t have Red New Mexico)
  • 1/2 tsp crushed dried Red Chile
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds toasted and ground
  • 4 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 Lime, juiced
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 F. Separate the florets from the Cauliflower. Put them in a bowl with the garlic, chile powder, crushed chile, cumin, salt & olive oil and toss gently to mix together and coat well.
  2. Spread the seasoned Cauliflower in a shallow roasting pan.
  3. Roast 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until tender, stirring occasionally.
  4. When done, remove from oven.
  5. Dress with lime juice and chopped cilantro leaves.

We do a variation of this recipe using a combination of broccoli and cauliflower to which we add onions, as well. The onions add a little sweetness to the dish and keep it a little more moist. The broccoli roasts beautifully and the little florets pick up the little tidbits of garlic and chile powder. Give this a try.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 1 hour(s) 30 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 8

Inspired By: Roasted Cauliflower with Red Chile, Cilantro & Lime

Mike’s Buffalo Wings

Buffalo Wings

Recipe: Mike’s Buffalo Wings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken wings, cut into three pieces, discard tips
  • 2 2/3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup Frank’s Red Hot sauce
  • 1 2/3 teaspoons Tabasco sauce
  • 1 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • Blue Cheese Dressing and Celery Sticks

Instructions

  1. Bake wings 40 minutes at 425°F or deep fry 15 minutes at 400°F.
  2. While wings are cooking, melt butter in small saucepan over medium heat. Add hot sauce, Tabasco, and cayenne pepper and stir to combine. Slowly add flour while constantly stirring to avoid lumps. You can adjust the amount of flour to adjust the thickness of the sauce.
  3. Lower heat and keep warm until ready to use.
  4. When the wings finish cooking, transfer the wings and sauce to an airtight container. Shake container to fully coat wings in sauce. Server immediately with blue cheese dressing and celery sticks.

Cooking time (duration): 1 hr

Recipe By: Michael Penza

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