Grilled Calamari | Kalofagas - Greek Food & Beyond For those that have been fortunate enough to visit Greece and enjoy some of the world’s freshest seafood, you would have been offered calamari either fried or in this case, grilled. I didn’t always eat calamari (squid) but the deep-fried variety is what converted me. However, grilled squid (or calamari) is what cemented my love for this cheap, easy and delicious seafood dish. Squid can be found at practically every fish & seafood store and most of what’s available has been frozen at some point. Buying frozen is perfectly fine. Just buy from a fish monger that has a good trade and of course, a high turnover to ensure the freshest supply. Grilled calamari makes for a wonderful first course, it’s great as a shared appetizer, I’ve made calamari souvlaki or it can be served on a bed of seasonal greens as a salad and made into a light dinner. Wine pairings are pretty straight-forward…a crisp white with some acidity plays best against the seafood and the “ladolemono” or oil and lemon sauce.
Easy Simple Recipes Using Everyday Ingredients Nothing Goes to Waste Intro So now that everyone has their lard rendered let’s make some shortbread. Wait. What?! You haven’t rendered your lard yet? I understand. Enjoy said bacon. But whatever you do do not throw out your bacon fat. Make shortbread with it. The other night I had a vision – covered in sugar. Before all my crazy lard rendering experiments I thought about the possibility of baking with bacon fat. What manifested from that thought was a slight modification of David Lebovitz’s Salted Butter Caramel Ice Cream and tender shortbread infused with bacon fat. And even though they are messier than my 1 year old at meal times the taste was as exciting as the dream that inspired its birth. The bacon flavor was subtle – just enough to let you know something was unique about these cookies. On their own these cookies are fantastic. The secret ingredient will have your tasters questioning your sanity but one bite later they’ll be eating their words – and all of your cookies so watch out for that. 1 cup sugar
Ramen Noodles With All The Fixings Please If you want to spruce up the boring bowl of ramen noodles, then I have something for you. A simple yet hearty soup that will take a bit of work but trust me, it’s all worth it. Especially with the snow and cold weather that doesn’t to seem to want to go away. INGREDIENTS : (serves 2 adults and 2 kids) 3 packs of ramen noodles (pick a flavor)6-7 cups of water6 slices of bacon, chopped finelyhalf of medium onion, chopped finely6-7 pieces of napa cabbage, sliced in small pieces6 button mushroom, sliced in small piecespoached or boiled eggs (optional), 1 egg /person4 cilantro pieces, chopped finelyred pepper flakes (optional)chili garlic sauce (optional) Boil the water. If you already have boiled eggs in hand, ignore the poaching steps. Take the eggs out of the water, set aside and continue to boil the water. In another pan, brown bacon. In a bowl, ladle ramen noodles with the soup water, top it with the vegetable & bacon mixture, an egg, and sprinkle a bit of cilantro.
Easy Appetizer Recipe: Baked Ricotta with Lemon, Garlic & Chives Recipes from The Kitchn Last month Megan declared baked ricotta "the best appetizer you haven't met yet." Intrigued (who wouldn't be?), I gave it a try and suddenly baked ricotta is the best appetizer I've only recently met. It's the new thing, the current crush, the little bite that perfectly straddles the divide between old-fashioned, stodgy hot appetizers and fresher, more modern tastes. If you like to have something hot on the table to start a party, then let us convince you to also make baked ricotta's acquaintance. When planning my sister's bridal shower, I decided I wanted to have a hot appetizer on the table as a nice complement to all the cold food (smoked salmon sandwiches, fruit, salad cups). As Megan pointed out in her post, baked ricotta often includes an egg for a soufflé-like rise and airiness, but I skipped it here to keep things extra-easy and simple. Mix and bake, and the result is a creamy, warm dip that beats any store-bought cheese ball or dip with fresh flavors. Heat the oven to 375°F.
Grilled Stuffed Squid Recipe with Feta Cheese The flavours infuse in this stuffed squid recipe with a creamy filling of marinated feta cheese. Squid or Calamari as it is called in Greece, is a popular fish dish served in the summer months in Greece. It can be cooked in many different ways. Barbecuing squid helps to bring out the sweetness in the flavour of the meal. Ingredients 4 medium squid, cleaned, total weight 900g /2lb 4-8 finger length slices of feta cheese Marinade 90ml / 6 tblspn extra virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, crushed 3 or 4 oregano sprigs, leaves removed and chopped salt and ground black pepper lemon wedges to serve Preparation Make sure the squid are well cleaned and rinsed, inside and out. Lay the bodies in a single layer in a shallow tray or dish. Make the marinade by putting the oil, garlic and oregano in a bowl and whisk together. Remove one squid at a time and place 1 or 2 pieces of feta cheese and some of the oregano leaves inside the squid. Grill the stuffed squid gently for about 6-8 minutes.
The 34 Simple Two-Ingredient Recipes | Crazy Food Posted by admin on May 22, 2013 in Recipes | 0 comments Cooking doesn’t get much easier than this. BTW, these are mostly desserts. I hope you’re OK with that. I know that you will enjoy in this amazing food tricks. Big Red Kitchen: Cookie Dough Pie It’s a trick actually. There is no cookie dough in this pie at all. Just cookies made so they seem like cookie dough. Magical really. My little niece, Mia ate this and said, “Hey did you put cookie dough in here?” Cookie Dough Pie 15.25 ounce package Chips Ahoy Cookies- Original kind8-12 ounces Cool Whip- I used 8 ounces2 cups milk* Quickly dip cookies in milk, shake off excess liquid, and layer in 9 inch pie plate, breaking cookies to fill any gaps. *Last night I used 1 C. strong coffee mixed with 1 C. milk for dipping instead of plain milk. Note- You must dip quickly or your pie will be very soggy. Can you imagine other cookie combinations? Top photo courtesy of Rob Klause (my brother.) Want another great pie…try this Banana Split Pie- WOW!
Chocolate Cake In 5 Minutes! | Dizzy Dee So, Someone gave me a link to This Yesterday, and after reading the comments I decided to try this, but with modifications. I mixed together THROUGHLY: 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda 3 1/2 Tbsp. Flour 2 Tbsp. and in a separate bowl, mixed 1 Egg white and half of the yolk. I added the wet ingredients to the dry, and stirred it up until all of it was moistened(no major clumps of dry ingredients-some small though. which is fine, because it bakes out.)According to the comments, over-mixing it will make a tough and rubbery cake. Looking online, I found a Chocolate Sauce Recipe, and I 1/4th’d it. 1/4 Cup Sugar(I used normal, white granulated sugar) 1/2 Tbsp. I mixed the dry ingredients VERY THROUGHLY first, then added the wet. I believe while the cake is nuking you could easily make the sauce in time, assuming you put the ingredients in the saucepan first. It was JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT of sauce for this cake!
Avocado Egg Salad | Relishing It Before Radd and I had kids, there would be nights that we weren’t able to have dinner together. School, work, and friends sometimes just got in the way of sitting down for a full meal with each other. Now if I happened to be home on one of those nights, there was absolutely no doubt about what my dinner plan would be– egg salad. You see, I was never able to make egg salad for the both of us because– and I still don’t understand this– Radd despises hard-boiled eggs. Here, I’ve swapped out mayonnaise for a mashed avocado. The Recipe: Avocado Egg Salad (Serves 1) 2 hard-boiled eggs, diced, preferably organic/local 1/2 ripe avocado, mashed 1 1/2 tablespoons red onion, diced 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh chives, finely chopped juice of 1/4 of a small lemon kosher salt and freshly cracked pepper How to make perfect hard-boiled eggs: In a sauce pan, place the eggs in a single layer. Have a wonderful weekend, friends! Laurie Like this: Like Loading...
Pizza Braid A pizza braid is very kid-friendly, easy on the wallet and extremely simple to make. My aunt and cousin first introduced me to them and I’ve been hooked ever since. The possibilities are endless of the varieties you could make (check out the Apple Dessert Braid!), but the recipe below is for a very basic hamburger and pepperoni braid. You could make your own dough, but I prefer the shortcut of using Rhodes rise and bake dough. This is one of my favorite shortcuts to make a nice loaf of bread or use in recipes like this one. As I said, this is extremely basic. The dough takes a few hours to rise, so I take it out in the morning and place a towel over it. Yes, yes the dough in that photo has not risen fully. Then you spread out the sauce, lay the meats down, followed by the cheese. Then with a pizza cutter, start cutting about 1 inch thick strips down the whole rectangle. Follow the pictures above. A few minutes before it’s done I brush with olive oil and sprinkle with oregano.
50 Things To Grill In Foil : Recipes & Cooking How to make a foil packet: 1. Lay a large sheet of heavy-duty foil or a double layer of regular foil on a flat surface. (Use nonstick foil where noted.) 2. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. AutismLearningFelt By Tammy, on June 25th, 2009 The organized parent makes lists. It is a part of life. A parent with an autistic child, makes a lot of list and schedules. We do a lot to help make our child’s life easier to navigate. ListPlanIt.com is a site that is dedicated to lists and schedules for all occasions and activities. I like the way the site is set up. You can also purchase an eplanner, a pdf package of lists for the area of life you need the most help in with lists and schedules. I found the lists to be very helpful. This Giveaway will run from June 25, 2009 to July 10, 2009. • MAIN RULE –Visit ListPlanIt and come back and tell me which list sounds like a good fit for your family. For additional entries, you can do any or all of the following:Please make each entry a separate comment because I will be using a random generator to select the winners of this giveaway. Bookmark & Share