Wednesday, January 2, 2008

New Years Black eyed Peas

We placeed this over rice and did add some red pepper flakes and garlic and a little Zaterans as we like it spicy.

from All recipes by dicentra
2¼ hours 10 min prep

#1 lb dried black-eyed peas
2 cups chopped cooked ham
salt and pepper to taste
1 pinch garlic powder
2 onions, diced
1 (14 1/2 ounce) can whole tomatoes

Place black-eyed peas in 8 quart pot. Add enough water to fill pot 3/4 full.
Stir in ham and diced onions, and season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Place tomatoes in a blender or food processor, and blend until the tomatoes are liquefied.
Add tomatoes to pot. Bring all ingredients to boil.
Cover the pot, and simmer on low heat for 2 1/2 to 3 hours, or until the peas are tender.

Thai Shrimp Chili Soup

This is a dish we fixed just before New Years. We will fix this one again.

35 min 15 min prep

#14 ounces light coconut milk
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger
2-3 teaspoons chili paste with garlic
1 1/2-2 lbs uncooked shrimp, peeled (medium-size)
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
14 1/2 ounces diced tomatoes, undrained (I use ones with green chilies)
1/2 cup sliced green onions
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
1 1/2 cups fresh mushrooms, sliced (I use a mix of crimini and oyster)
chopped cilantro (for garnish, optional)

Combine coconut milk, ginger and chili paste in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add shrimp, reduce heat, and simmer for 3 minutes, or until shrimp is cooked through. Remove shrimp with a slotted spoon.
Combine flour and soy sauce in a small bowl, and stir with a whisk, then add to coconut milk in saucepan.
Add tomatoes, green onion, lime juice and sugar, then bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes until mixture thickens slightly, stirring occasionally.
Stir in mushrooms and cook for 2 minutes.
Return the shrimp to the pan and cook until thoroughly heated.
Serve sprinkled with cilantro, if desired.

We did not change anything and the first bite was wow but our taste buds adjusted and it must have some drug in as we could not stop and the heat and fire seemed to get better or our buds were burnt.LOL

Baked Havarti

This was very good and so easy.
by dojemi
10 servings
35 min 20 min prep
Change to: servings US Metric
slices havarti cheese
1 (8
ounce) can refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
granny smith apples
Place 1/2 the rolls on a cookie sheet and forming a rectangle shape.
Place 2 layers of cheese on top of the rectangle.
Make a rectangle out of the remaining rolls and layer on top of the cheese.
Seal the edges together.
Bake @ 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve with sliced granny smith apples.