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July 2018
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Killer Harissa Hot Wings:

Hot wing, you know you love them, crispy skin with sticky and spicy goodness, what’s not to love?  I get cravings for them every so often and usually get them out at a bar or grill somewhere around town, everywhere has a slightly different way of doing them, but that might be better addressed in another post.  I most often get the traditional “Buffalo style” wing and I make a mean one at home (check um out) but I also like to experiment with them.

Killer harissa hot wings is one of our creations, a very lovely alternative to

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Asian Pepper Sauce Marinated Salmon (Sriracha)

This is a really good and easy marinade to make for salmon which will add an Asian twist to your meal.  You can grill or broil this dish for year round yum!

Pair with Pale Ale such as Odell’s Barrel Pale Ale

¼ cup Sriracha (Asian hot pepper sauce) 1 Tbls. Asian fish sauce (sub soy sauce if desired) ½ Tbls. grated fresh ginger 1 Tbls. fresh lime juice 4 servings salmon (half pound or so per serving)

Mix first four ingredients well, spread on top of salmon and let marinate for 1-2 hours in the fridge, take

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Pork Chops Marinated in Spicy Yogurt Sauce

My last post was a spicy yogurt marinated salmon/trout which was awesome!   The problem was I had leftover marinade, like a lot since I made only one serving of the trout that night.  I don’t like to waste so I thought I would try it on some pork chops that I had bought for later in the week.  I slathered a bunch on both sides of two chops, I had bone in medium thickness and let them let them marinade for a day and a half, I think you could marinade them for as little as 1 hour but

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Be a Jerk, Jerk Chicken

A little taste of the islands, nice spicy and overflowing with flavor, this jerk is one to get friendly with!  You will want to keep coming back for more!  Serve with Black Beans and Rice and watermelon to it out.

5 Tbsp. Canola oil Olive oil (I no longer use canola) 1 lime zested & juiced 4 scallions, chopped 3 habanero chili pepper, coarsely chopped 2 Tbsp. thyme (fresh) 1 Tbsp soy sauce 1 Tbsp. minced ginger 2 tsp. brown sugar packed 2 tsp. whole allspice berries, slightly crushed Sea (coarse) salt to taste (up to a tsp.) Fresh

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Fajita love’n

Fajitas are a taste and fun meal to make.  I have several ways I like to make them (go figure) here’s one fast and easy way that can be done with a protein of choice.  First off for the best taste, make your own fajita season mix (spice rub as it were)

2 tsps cumin 2 tsps chili powder, if you like it more smoky use ancho chili powder 1tsp paprika, again try different ones of variety (I like sweet or hot) 1 tsp sugar ½ tsp onion powder ½ tsp garlic powder ½ tsp oregano ¼ tsp cayenne,

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Curry Boneless Country Styled Pork Ribs

Photo Credit Pexa

This is a wonderful use of boneless country styled pork ribs.  It is spicy and tangy and the curry puts a nice glow on ones soul.  Serve over rice or with a baked potato and add your favorite veggie or leafy salad for a perfect meal!

1 lb boneless country styled pork ribs ½ onion sliced Few glugs of olive oil Some flour for dredging 1 tbls. peach or apricot preserve 1 tsp. brown sugar 1 tbls. hot curry powder (use regular if you don’t want it to spicy) 1 dried chilly crushed (or hot

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Simple ground beef tacos

An all purpose taco with good amounts of flavor which you can make as hot or mild as you like.  It is also easily modified for personal taste or variety.

1lb 85% ground beef (use tvp* for vegetarian meal) ½  white onion diced ¼ green bell pepper diced 1 jalapeño pepper (optional) leave seeds and ribbing in for more heat 1-2 tsps cumin ½ tsp cayenne pepper (optional) ½ tsp oregano ¼ tsp sweet or Hungarian paprika Juice of 1 lime Tortillas, or corn taco shells (use high fiber for healthier option) Salt & pepper to taste

Topping as

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