Roast Beef with Creamy Peppercorn Sauce
2 lb top round roast
1 T Montreal Steak Seasoning
1 T Black Peppercorns ( Add to a ziplock baggy and crush slightly with a meat mallet)
2 t olive oil
3 garlic cloves minced
1/4 cup minced shallot or onion
1/4 c brandy
2 T corn starch
3/4 c heavy cream
1 t Dijon mustard
Preheat oven to 325, place in roasting or broiler pan, sprinkle all sides with Montreal Steak seasoning. Cook for about 1 1/2 hours or until it reaches 150 degrees. Remove from oven and cover with foil and let rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing ( * slice this cut of beef thin to avoid toughness)
In a lage pan heat oil over med high heat add onions and cook until soft, add garlic and peppercorns and cook 1 more minute. Deglaze pan by adding brandy while still over med high heat. Add beef broth and bring to a simmer. Combine cold cream with cornstarch in a small bowl. Whisk into pan with broth and cook over low until sauce thickens, add mustard . Serve over sliced meat.
This is a quick and easy chicken recipe and you probably already have these ingredients at home. Plus it uses Sriracha, my favorite hot sauce. Find it in the Asian section of your supermarket, it’s the bottle with the rooster on it.
Spicy Lime and Honey Chicken
4-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts (use any cut of chicken you like just adjust your cooking times accordingly)
1/3 c honey
2-4T Sriracha Sauce (depending on your tastes)
2T lime juice
1/4 t salt
1/8 t black pepper
1/2 t lime zest
Combine honey, Sriracha, Lime juice, Salt pepper and zest, pour over chicken and cover. Place in refrigerator 1hr-overnight.
Preheat oven to 350. Remove chicken and place in a baking pan. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and reaches 160+ degrees.
Garnish with lime slices and extra Sriracha if desired.
A smokey, sweet, fresh and zesty side to go with steaks or grilled chicken.
Mexican Corn Salad
5 ears of fresh corn on the cob,husks and silk removed
1 T olive oil
1/4 c crema ( a mexican sour cream found in the dairy section) or 3 T sour cream and 1 T mayo
1/4 t smoked paprika
zest of 1 lime
juice of 1 lime
1/2 cup crumbled Queso Fresco ( mexican crumbling cheese) you could substitute Parmesan or Feta but use less as they are stronger cheeses
1 T chopped parsley or cilantro
salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 400 Drizzle olive oil over corn and rub in ensuring all sides are coated. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. roast for about 20 minutes or until corn starts to char.
Let corn cool so you are able to handle it and remove niblets from cob with a sharp knife. Mix together with remaining ingredients, season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve.
* you could grill the corn as well, that was my intention before it started pouring down rain.
I’m a Florida girl, oranges are everywhere so why not with chicken. This chicken is tangy (And I would say moist except I really hate that word) and flavorful, a perfect to wake up your weeknight meal.
Orange Buttermilk Chicken
4 chicken cutlets
1/2 c buttermilk
1/4 c orange juice (I used Florida fresh squeezed)
1 t hot sauce
1/4 t pepper
1 t salt
1 1/2 c panko bread crumbs
2T olive oil
Mix buttermilk, orange juice, hot sauce and salt and pepper in a bowl. Mix together. Place chicken in a shallow dish or large ziplock bag and pour marinade over top, making sure to thoroughly coat all side of the chicken. Cover or close bag and place in refrigerator for 2-8 hours, turning occasionally. Preheat oven to 350. Place bread crumbs on a shallow plate, dredge chicken in crumbs, making sure to coat all sides. Place on a greased baking sheet (olive oil or cooking spray) and drizzle with olive oil. Bake for about 25 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. You could also pan fry this and it would be delicious.
I am not intimidated but much in the kitchen but for some reason ribs have always been well, scary. However, they are my oldest child’s favorite food and biggest request as well as a family favorite. So it was time to put on my big girl apron and figure this out. I have to say they were delicious and pretty easy, just takes some preplanning. I will be making them again and was very pleased with the flavor of the marinade and barbecue sauce. I desperately wish(hint, hint) that I had a smoker but until then these slow roasted and then grilled ribs will be perfect.
4 lbs Pork Loin Baby Back Ribs
Orange Jalapeno Marinade
2 garlic cloves chopped
1 tsp orange zest
1/4 cup orange juice
1-2 jalapenos minced
1/2 t dijon mustard
1/4 c ponzu (citrus infused soy sauce) or soy sauce
1/4 c lemon lime soda (sprite, 7up etc…)
Mix ingredients in a small bowl. Remove silver skin from ribs if necessary and score the ribs with a sharp knife through the fat between each bone to allow the marinade to penetrate.
Place ribs into a large ziploc bag and pour in marinade. Place in refrigerator over night turning the bag occasionally.
Preheat oven to 200, remove ribs from bag and place in a large pan, cover with foil and cook 3-4 hrs, turning once.
Orange Jalapeno Barbecue Sauce
2 c ketchup
3 oz jalapeno jelly
juice of 1 orange
1 tsp orange zest
1T worcestershire sauce
1T dijon mustard
1 T apple cider vinegar
1/2 t garlic powder
1/4 t black pepper
1/2 t salt
add all ingredients to a small sauce pan stir and bring to a simmer over med heat. Make sure jelly is melted and turn to low until ready to use.
Remove ribs from over, baste with sauce and place on a preheated grill (med-high) for about 7-10 min per side or until sauce caramelizes. If you don’t have a grill, place under the broiler in the oven.