Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Marinated Chicken wings

Marinated Chicken wings

 These wings were also boiled first to remove extra fat.
This recipe makes for a glazed wing, that dries nicely as it cooks.
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1/4 cup cooking oil
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp ginger
2-4 lbs chicken wings
Combine all ingredients in a zip-lock bag, marinate wings 24-48 hrs, turning bag several times. Place wings skin side up on lightly greased cookie sheet, or on a grill rack to drain excess marinade. Bake at 350 for 1-1 1/2 hrs

Monday, January 21, 2013

tasty, boiled and baked chicken wings

Here's a healthier way to enjoy crispy chicken wings.
The secret is to boil them first to remove fat so they crisp better in the oven.
I bought a 4lb bag of frozen plain wings.
Fill a large pot 3/4 full of water.
Bring to a boil.
Add wings.
Bring back to boil, partial cover, and boil for 15 minutes.
Scoop out wings into a colander to drain and cool.
Look at all the fat that boiled out of the wings!
While the wings are boiling, fill a resealable bag with.....
!/2 cup flour and any seasonings you want.
I used 3 Tablespoons of garlic powder and 3 Tbl Cajun seasoning.
 Add drained and cooled wings to bag, seal and toss to coat.
Important! Place pan in fridge for 45 minutes up to an hour to  give flour time to meld to the wings.
preheat oven to 450.
Pull pan out of fridge.

For this batch, I left half of the wings floured, the other half I put in a bag with barbecue sauce and re coated them.
Spray floured wings with a butter cooking spray to help brown while cooking.
Cook wings for 40 minutes, turning once.
Believe me. They were as tasty as they look!
The barbecue wings burned a bit, but were still good. I think next time, I'll turn the temp down to 425.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Smokey Cauliflower

A tasty twist on cauliflower.
Roasting veggies gives them an entirely different flavor.
 1 large head of cauliflower, broken onto 1-in. florets.
 2 Tbsp olive oil.
 1 tsp smoked paprika.
 3/4 tsp. salt.
 2 garlic cloves, minced. Or 2 tsp. minced garlic
 2 Tbsp. minced fresh parsley.
 1. Place cauliflower in a bowl. Mix oil, paprika, garlic and salt. Drizzle over cauliflower; toss to coat.

 Transfer to a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake, uncovered at 450 for 20-25 minutes or until cauliflower is tender and lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with parsley. 

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Apricot-Onion pork

Apricot-Onion Pork Cutlets
4 pork cutlets.
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme.
1/2 teaspoon salt.
2 tablespoons olive oil.
1 tablespoon butter. (or butter cooking spray)
1 onion thinly sliced.
1/2 cup canned low sodium chicken broth.
2 tablespoons Apricot jam.
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard.


Sprinkle both sides of pork with thyme and salt.
Warm oil over medium-high heat in a large heavy skillet.
Cook pork, turning once, until well browned on both sides, about 3 minutes total.
Transfer to a plate.
Add butter to pan and melt. Add onion and cook until softened, about 3 minutes. Add broth, jam and mustard and bring to a boil, stirring. Cover, lower heat and simmer until onion is very soft, about 5 minutes.
Return pork to pan, cover with sauce and serve immediately.

And I forgot to get a pic when we served it, so this is a pic of the leftover with asparagus and steamed carrots we'll have in a couple of days.  :-)