Sunday, January 1, 2012

Two Easy Steak Marinades

Marinade #1: Rosemary & Balsamic
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olivie oil
  • 3 sprigs rosemary
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1-1/2 pound steak
Marinade #2: Shoyu, Garlic & Rosemary
  • 1/2 cup shoyu
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 4 tsp (dried) rosemary
  • 1 pound beef
Sear at 500 in the oven for 15 minutes (or sear in pan)
Then Bake at 375 for 20 minutes.  Let rest before cutting.

Cilantro-Lime Honey-Garlic Chicken

  • 16 oz. chicken
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  1.  pound chicken to even
  2. mix marinade, and marinade for 2-4 hours
  3. remove excess and cook @ 350F, 30 minutes covered, 30 minutes uncovered.

Basic Enchiladas

Heat for one minute:
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
Add:
  • 2 cups chicken stock
Heat until thick and bubbly, about 1 minute.
Add:
  • 8 oz sour cream
  • 1/4 tsp cayanne pepper, paprika (or spices blend listed below).
Add 3/4 of this mixture to a bowl containing:
  • 3 cups cooked chicken (shrimp or beef)
  • 2 cups cheese (mexican blend)
  • 1 onion, chopped
Wrap mixture into Enchiladas in glass casserole and top with extra sauce.
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
Top with cheese, and let melt in the oven for about 5 minutes.


Spice Blend:
  • 2 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • cayanne
  • paprika
  • salt
  • pepper
2011 - I made these a few times for Jeff and I in Kona, and adjusted the spices according to Jeff having an ulcer, but the sauce mix is a really great recipe, and season to taste.

Lemon Garlic Green Beans

  • 2 cups garlic, minced
  • 1 lb. green beans, cut into 2" pieces
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  1. In skillet, cook garlic, 30 seconds.
  2. Add beans, cook & stir 10-13 minutes to crisp-tender.
  3. Stir in lemon juice, salt and pepper.

Orange Honey Garlic Chicken

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 c. orange juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  1. Marinade 2-4 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F.
  3. Bake 30 minutes covered, 30 minutes uncovered, basting 1 time.
2011- I made this for Jeff & I and it turned out well.