Stuffed Poblanos

February 23, 2009

Here’s a great little meal that’s semi quick and taste’s  really good!

Stuffed Poblanos

  • You will need 3 -6 poblanos ( depending on your party size )
  • 1 pkg slab bacon
  • a bag of shredded cheese ( 4 blend mexican  would be best }
  • Traditional feta cheese crumbs
  • peanut oil

Gather them up and we will get started ok?

Frying the bacon

Step 1.  Gather all the ingredients.

Step 2. I use slab bacon it tastes much better then store bought.

Step 3. Fry the bacon in the gorge forman or a frying pan.

Step 4. once the bacon is done get 4x paper towels sheets.

use 2 of the sheets as a bed for your fried bacon, now place the fried bacon ontop of the 2 sheets of paper towels and grab the remaining 2 sheets and use them to pat the greese away from the bacon.

Step 5. leave the bacon on the towel and we’ll move on.

Let’s fry those poblanos  shall we?

Step 1a. Get your iron skillet and place it on a burner, if you don’t have an Iron Skillet then use a normal pan. Put the peanut oil in cold and put the stove on medium to high.

Step 2. Fry the poblanos until you see a little carmolization on the skins and bottom of each poblano

Your poblanos should look like this

Ok good we’re getting close to done.

Now it’s on to the filling, Lets get started shall we?

Ok gather all the ingredients once again and we’ll get rockin.

Step 1. Get your shredded cheese, feta cheese, bacon I’ll wait.

Step 2. place the Mexican 4 blend cheese like you see in the example photo.

Step 3. Now get your bacon we’ve cooked earlier and use some sheers to slice the bacon in half shown in the photo below.

Step 4. Now sprinkle more of the Mexican 4 cheese blend on top of the bacon shown in the example below.

Step 5. Now take your feta cheese and sprinkle a little bit on each poblano showing in the example photo below.

Ok we’re about done Young padawon!

All we need to is to throw the plate into the microwave and melt the cheese until its melted. pic below.

Walla, You’ve made your first stuffed poblanos.

If you try this recipe please give me a shout and tell me what you think?

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My first homemade bread

February 22, 2009

Well today I have made my first loaf of bread from scratch using the recipe that can be found at About.com,

I will say once you stirred in the dry active yeast let stand for 5 minutes to wake up or “poof” as we call it in the baking world.

Here’s a photograph of my first loaf and I will be posting the recipe in about 2 minutes here.

Prep Time: 3 hours

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1-1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, approximately

Preparation:

  1. In large bowl, add the warm water. Slowly stir in dry yeast. Continue to stir until yeast is dissolved.
  2. Let stand for 5 minutes
  3. Add salt, sugar, shortening, and milk to bowl. Stir.
  4. Mix in the first 2 cups of flour.
  5. If needed, begin adding more flour, one tablespoon at a time, until the dough chases the spoon around the bowl.
  6. You do not need to use up all the flour called for in this recipe, or you may need more flour than called for. The amounts vary depending on many factors, including weather, which is why most bread recipes only give an approximate amount of flour needed.
  7. Turn dough out onto floured board and knead, adding small spoonfuls of flour as needed, until the dough is soft and smooth, not sticky to the touch.
  8. Put dough in buttered bowl, turn dough over so that the top of dough is greased. Cover and let rise in warm spot for 1 hour.
  9. Punch down dough. Turn out onto floured board and knead.
  10. Let the bread rise over the lip of the bread pan before step 11.
  11. Preheat oven at 375 degrees F.
  12. Form dough into loaf and set in buttered bread pan. Cover and let rise for about 30 minutes.
  13. Score dough by cutting three slashes across the top with a sharp knife. Put in oven and bake for about 45 minutes or until golden brown.
  14. Turn out bread and let cool on a rack or clean dishtowel.

My Homemade Rub for Steak

February 19, 2009

I took my bonless steak I got from the store and I made my own rub and this is what I’ve done.

1.Steak
2.Brush & Worcestershire sauce
3.Curry powder
4.Chillie Powder
5.2 garlic cloves
6.Highly ground up Pretzel “Rold gold fat free is the best for this”
7.Tongs

Ok step one Take your steak and 1 garlic clove Now take that clove and de skin it, after you’ve skinned the clove rub it all over the steak, and do the same to the second clove.

Step 2 Take your brush and brush your Worcestershire sauce all over the steak on both sides.

Step 3 sprinkle your curry powder over the steak so it will cover both sides “I should remind you all to use tongs when flipping the meat”.

Step 4 sprinkle your chilly powder over the steak so it will cover both sides.

Step 5 Step 4 sprinkle your crushed red pepper powder over the steak so it will cover both sides.

Step 6 Step 4 sprinkle your ground up pretzel spice powder over the steak so it will cover both sides.

Step 7 put the steak in the fridge for about 3-5 hours for marination to take place. “Take the steak out right before you cook it and it’s best to use a Iron Skillet.

Step 8. Ok pre coat your iron skillet with peanut oil and set the burner to medium hi heat, Let the oil hat up and caramelize.

Ok now the very last step, Place the steak on your is let cook until what ever your desire is…

Bone appetite!

Ok the photo’s are coming


My take on Alton Brown’s Parmesan Cheese Crisps

February 18, 2009

Here’s what I’ve you will be making today Young Padawon, A recipe from Alton Brown Parmesan cheese crisps.

Ok I like to point out your oven must be pre heated to 350 degrees before you start so go do that now!

Don’t fret Young jedi, It’s not as bad as you think! Ok now let’s get cooking!

Ok  Now gather  all the ingredients you you see in the photo, I’ll wait.

If  you cannot see the thumbnail well, Here’s the list

  1. a container of Parmesan “Shown”
  2. 1-2 shakes of Salt “in other words a pinch of salt”
  3. 1-2 shakes of Pepper “in other words a pinch of Pepper”
  4. 1 shakes of Curry powder “in other words a pinch of Curry powder”
  5. shakes of Cillie powder “in other words a pinch of Chillie powder”

Ok now that you grabbed all of your ingredients we can get started.

Step one Make sure your pan, or try is properly lined example A shown below.

Ok good it is.

Step 2, Take your Parmesan cheese and place them in single row culums like you see in example b

Step 3, Take your first ingredient the salt and add a pinch like you see in example C

Step 4,  Now take your curry podwer and add just a pinch like you see in example D

Step 5, Go ahead and grab your last ingredient, That will be your chillie powder and sprinkle a pinch on each one like the example E shown beblow

Ok now we’re on the very last step, The very last step is easy enough.

Grab your try, open the oven door place the try on the middle rack and let back for 6 minutes.

Ok the 6 minute is up and now it’s time to let them stand about 10 minutes before you can eat them!


My Jalapeno Grow Log of 15-2009

February 16, 2009

Hi everyone.

I’ve decided a while back that my local stores are a joke for the chillies market and I’ve started a grow log so I can control the quality of my chillies.

Here’s some photo’s of the grow log, I will be posting updates and more photos when I take them!

By the way the reason it reads 15-2009 instead of 16-2009 that’s actually when I started growing them.

The Seeds

The Soil

The Final Result


My Bacon & Chicken Pizza Recipe!

February 11, 2009

Hey gang, I’ve made the ultimate meat lovers pizza and I’ve took some photos of the pie, Yes I know the photos are poor but that what happens when your batteries die in a photo shoot.

1. The Crisper.

2.The ingredients.

3.The Basic Pizza Dough.

4.The sauce.

5.The bacon layer 1.

6.The Chicken.

7.The second layer of Bacon.

8.The Toppings.

9. The fin product

By the way a 2 liter of soda becomes a kick ass rolling pin!

A few things I want to point out.

I didn’t have any shredded cheese since my last 2 pies took care of that for me and I’ve substituted it with sliced cheese !

I didn’t add mushrooms or pine apple since this is a meat lovers pizza!

I used 2 cups of all purpus flour & a cup of mesa flour for the pizza crust!

P.S

If you wish to make this monster of a pie at home please shoot me an email and I will tell you what you need!


Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce Recipe

February 6, 2009

Here is a Doctor Pepper recipe I’ve found over at TheHotPepper.com forum and website,  which is VERY TASTY Recipe indeed. Ok Before I start writing it all down I got to give proper props to it’s creator Eric “PwnedPepper” over on TheHotPepper.com site, Anyways enough babbling from me let’s go ahead if you see him give him a shout out if you like his recipe! Let’s start Padawon!

Here’s a little thumbnail Thumbnail

Here is a nice  “spicy” sweet sauce, My modified version of this sauce.

2 cups Dr Pepper soda
2 big diced onions
1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
2 cloves minced garlic
4 teaspoons ground red pepper
1-1/2 cups dark brown sugar
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons salt
6oz can of tomato paste for me I made my own tomato paste from a can of crushed tomato and the magic bullet blender.

mix it up and bring to a boil for about 5 minutes, then lower the heat and let it simmer for 3  hours uncovered. Make sure you taste it occasionally so you can get the RIGHT TASTE you want!.  The recipe is pretty dang tasty on Ribs and alone by itself. I would recommend trying it on a pizza crust before you add the toppings.

Here’s what the finished product looks like!

Finished producted before it went into the oven!