Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Chicken and Dumplings

Picture looks just like this recipe but is complements of http://www.awesomebites.com

This is a family favorite and is terrific for any family gathering; don’t expect any leftovers. The Bisquick Dumpling are excellent with the seasonings.


For the Chicken:

  • 1 3 ½ lb broiler/fryer, skinned and cut into pieces
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 3 13 oz can chicken broth (can be made from dry chicken consume)
  • 1 10 oz bag frozen peas and carrots
  • 1 10 oz bag frozen whole kernel corn
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1 cup frozen pearl onions (fresh chopped onions can be substituted)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tsp thyme
  • 2-3 bay leaves
For the Dumplings:

  • 2 cups Bisquick
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Minced Fresh Parsley (optional)
  • Pinch of Salt, or two (optional)

Season chicken with salt and pepper.  

Brown chicken in oil in a large, deep nonstick skillet or soup pot, 5 minutes 

Add broth, frozen vegetables, celery, thyme & bay leaves to chicken in soup pot and bring to a simmer for 1 hour. 

Chefs note: The broth needs to totally cover the ingredients in the pot so it is often necessary to add more chicken broth. Chicken broth is easily make from dry consume; add just what is necessary to float the dumplings. 

While chicken is simmering make the dumpling dough: mix ingredients in a bowl until blended and cover with damp paper towel until time to spoon onto the simmering soup.  

After 1 hour of simmering, check seasonings; add salt if needed.  

Drop tablespoons of the dumpling dough into the simmering soup. Allow dumplings to cook uncovered for 10 minutes then cover and cook another 10 minutes until dumplings are done.
Spoon soup and dumplings into bowls.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Garlic Shrimp

Legendary Giovanni's White Shrimp Truck Shrimp
Picture by Kiara Hobson

I’ve had this shrimp from a Giovanni’s shrimp truck during a recent trip to Oahu and must admit there isn’t a better garlic butter shrimp that I have ever had and so I was real happy to run across the recipe on herdaily.com web site. Visit the web site at http://www.herdaily.com/recipes/8958/garlic-shrimp-recipe.html . There you will find a clip of Chef Jason Hill showing how easy it is to prepare this recipe of garlic shrimp. I prepared the recipe show in the picture. Each serving of 10 shrimp has to be made separately from start to finish using a large skillet that will allow 10 shrimp to cook at one time.

  • 10 shell on U 15 shrimp, if you want a real authentic wine style don't substitute it with any other quality of shrimp.
  • 1 head garlic, about 10 cloves, chopped
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ cup Clarified butter
  • Kosher or sea salt
  • 1/8 cup White wine

Make the spicy flour mix (flour, paprika, cayenne pepper).  

To sauté your shrimp, dust them with flour mix.  

Heat your pan on high flame for about 2 minutes and add ½ cup of clarified butter to sauté your garlic.  

Cook your garlic for a minute, what a flavor!  

Add your shrimp and sprinkle kosher or sea salt. That aroma will really drive your taste buds crazy!  

Cook your shrimp for 3-4 minutes and change the side and keep them for 3 more minutes.  

Before finishing add 1/8 cup of white wine. And add 2 more spoon of butter.  

Don't overcook your garlic.  

Now enjoy your exotic garlic shrimp with rice.