Ramen Hacks: 30+ Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Instant Noodles SLIDESHOW: Ramen Hacks: 30+ Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Instant Noodles [Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt] Ramen in the U.S. has come a long way. Once known only in its 10-for-a-dollar instant-lunch form—a staple of offices and dorm rooms all around the '80s and '90s—high-end real ramen shops are springing up left and right on both coasts and everywhere in between. As a half-Japanese kid in the '80s, I grew up eating instant ramen at least once a week, and it still holds a special place in my gut. That said, my tastes have changed and expanded considerably over the years, and sometimes that little flavoring packet just isn't enough. As a card-carrying member of the Ramen Transmogrification Society of Greater New York,* it is my duty, my honor, and my privilege to share with you some of our methods and recipes. For full, step-by-step instructions on any of these dishes, please click through the slideshow above. * Our membership is pretty thin right now—care to join? Simple Add-ins Mix-ins. Eggs
Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Tenders Recipe Canola or olive oil cooking spray 1/4 cup(s) all-purpose flour 2 large eggs 1/2 cup(s) Parmesan cheese, finely shredded 1 cup(s) coarse dry breadcrumbs, preferably whole-wheat 1 pound(s) chicken tenders 1 tablespoon(s) Italian seasoning 1 teaspoon(s) garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon(s) salt 1 cup(s) marinara sauce, heated Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Place a large wire rack on a baking sheet and coat with cooking spray. Place flour in a shallow dish. Lightly beat eggs in another shallow dish. Combine Parmesan and breadcrumbs in a third shallow dish. We like Ian's brand of coarse dry whole-wheat "Panko breadcrumbs." Here are some alternate versions of this recipe created by our wonderful community of chefs!
Bacon Explosion: The BBQ Sausage Recipe of all Recipes - BBQ Addicts - BBQ ... The other day the guys from BaconToday.com contacted me in search for some barbecue bacon recipes. Of course I have plenty of great uses for bacon in a barbecue pit, but the longer I thought about it, the more I wanted to step it up a notch and clog a few arteries for those guys. Behold, BACON EXPLOSION!!! 2 pounds thick cut bacon 2 pounds Italian sausage 1 bottle of Burnt Finger BBQ sauce 1 shaker of Burnt Finger BBQ rub To kick off the construction of this pork medley you’ll need to create a 5×5 bacon weave. The next step is to add some BBQ Seasoning on top of your bacon weave. Now that you’re pork is well seasoned, it’s time to add more pork. Next up is bacon layer number two. Since this is a BBQ recipe, we need to add another layer of BBQ flavor. Now comes the fun part. At this point we can start to see the final shape of our Bacon Explosion, but we’re missing one key item. Now that our Bacon Explosion is fully cooked, we need to add some finishing flavors. Click Here To Buy!
Chipotle Salsa with Pan-Roasted Tomatillos - Cook Like a Champion There are some recipes that, for whatever reason, never make it to the blog. When it’s one that Eric and I both love, I try really hard to remedy whatever it is that’s preventing me from posting it. In the case of this salsa, the problem was lack of a photo. We’ve made it countless times in the last year, but we always seem to make it for parties and don’t have time to photograph it before it’s gone. When we made it a few weeks ago, I was determined to get a photo. This recipe, with a whopping three ingredients, is about as simple as salsa gets. Chipotle Salsa with Pan-Roasted Tomatillos Makes about 1 1/4 cups Ingredients: 4 medium tomatillos, husked, rinsed and cut in half (about 8 ounces) 3 cloves garlic, peeled 2 chipotles in adobo (more or less depending on the level of heat you want) Directions: Place a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Place the tomatillos, garlic and chipotles into the bowl of a food processor.
frites & fries - Garlic Knots Most of my early food memories had to do with all the garlic dishes that my grandmother made. Preschool-me was so fascinated by the fact that Grandma smelled like garlic 24/7 and I was always so amazed that something so small could create so much flavor. My grandmother’s native Shangdong province uses a lot of garlic in their cooking so it wasn’t surprising to see my mom or my grandmother use up an entire bulb of garlic for a small dinner. When I make something with garlic in it, I tend to go nuts and use way more garlic cloves than necessary because I love using it. You don’t have to use the same amount of garlic I used in these garlic knots but here’s a rough guideline. Guide to Garlickyness (based on number of cloves used for these garlic knots): For 40-50 knots (adapted from White on Rice Couple): Dough: 1 ¾ c. water (about 115F)¼ c. olive oil1 tsp. sea salt1 tbsp. granulated sugar1 ½ tbsp. active dry yeast5 ½ c. all purpose flour Garlic Coating: Preheat the oven to 400F.
Muy Bueno Cookbook » Molotes (Oaxacan Masa Empanadas) We are huge fans of tacos in our home. It’s kinda funny because if you ask my three year old what he wants for dinner he always says tacos. What’s not to love about tacos? We usually have tacos as a clever way to disguise leftovers. Whether it’s leftover shredded chicken, fish, or brisket – corn tortilla tacos with an assortment of toppings works every time. As I was playing with empanda recipes in the fall I tested savory empanada recipes, but for some reason our empanada dough recipe didn’t seem to do the savory fillings justice, so I did some research. I’ve seen cigar and torpedo shaped molotes as well as balls of dough similar to hush puppies. To make the molotes, the masa harina is mixed with a small amount of all-purpose flour, baking powder, shortening, and hot water. Molotes make the perfect party appetizer or main dish as they can be made ahead of time and frozen up to one month prior to frying. Make them ahead of time and you’ll have a platter of crispy goodness.
Outback Steakhouse Bloomin Onion - Recipelink.com Menu Description: "An Outback Ab-original from Russell's Marina Bay" If you go to an Outback Steakhouse expecting exotic Aussie prairie food that someone like Crocodile Dundee would have enjoyed, you're gonna be a bit disappointed, mate. Except for a little Australia- themed paraphernalia on the walls, like boomerangs and pictures of kangaroos, the restaurant chain is about as "down under" as McDonald's is Irish. The founders say they chose the Aussie theme because "Most Australians are fun-loving and gregarious people and very casual people. In only six years, Outback Steakhouse has become our number one steakhouse chain-in part because of the Bloomin' Onion: a large, deep-fried onion sliced to look like a flower in bloom that was created by one of the restaurant's founders. Although the restaurant uses a special device to make the slicing process easier, you can make the incisions with a sharp knife.
Bacon-wrapped Jalapeno Chicken Bites 610K+Add bacon to anything and it will fly off the table. That’s what a caterer once told me and I believe it. Certainly applies here. Whether you’re planning a cookout this weekend or cooking indoors (rain predicted here in Texas), grill up a few of these sizzling treats for a quick appetizer or serve as an entree. If you don’t like hot, leave out the jalapenos or skimp a bit. Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Chicken Bites Author: Recipe adapted from Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood 8 chicken tenders, flattened and cut in two3-ounce package softened cream cheese1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped8 slices bacon, cut in half Dab ½ teaspoon (more or less) of cream cheese on top of each chicken tender. Be sure to wear plastic gloves when handling fresh jalapenos. Crispy Jalapeno Cheese SnacksBacon-Wrapped MeatloafHearty Baked BeansCheesy Jalapeno Mashed Potatoes
Watermelonade Recipe at Epicurious photo by Roland Bello yield Makes 1 gallon (serves 16) active time 30 min total time 30 min You would be hard-pressed to find something more refreshing than watermelon. Garnish: lemon slices; mint sprigs Preparation Cut watermelon flesh into 2-inch chunks and discard rind. Cooks' note: Watermelonade can be made 1 day ahead and chilled, covered.