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Discussion in 'GatorTail Pub' started by g8orbill, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. WhattaGator

    WhattaGator All Along The Watchtower Moderator VIP Member

    If you have ground venison left, use a 2/3 - 1/3 venison to beef, andyou could make a good chili.
     
  2. shelbygt350

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    Saw chicken soup recipes earlier....here's mine.

    Buy a grocery store rotisserie chicken, or 2, if you are making alot. Buy the plain one, not bbq etc. Tear it apart w/ your hands into spoon size pieces. Dont put much skin in soup.

    Saute some chopped onion, celery, and red pepper (I like the color) in olive oil. Drain off.

    Put chicken and sauteed above into a pot w/ chicken broth, not water.

    Start to simmer.

    Then take a pinch of saffron, and heat a glass of water in micro wave, put saffron in, wait for it to turn yellow, dump into the pot w/ chicken etc and simmer. Now it is your decision to do rice or noodles in it. I like noodles, wife likes rice, so we eat rice often in the soup.

    Key is saffron.

    Lastly, when you make this you must as in must hum along Donovan's song, if not it loses a touch of flavor.
     
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  3. WhattaGator

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    I'm making some Lamb shoulder chops today.

    I've got 4 Chops marinating right now....

    Marinade;

    1/3 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    4 Cloves Garlic, Smashed and minced
    8-12 Lg. Leaves Fresh Basil, Chopped
    1/2 Tsp Kosher or Sea Salt
    1 Tbs Fresh Ground Black Pepper
    3 Tbsp Lemon Juice

    Directions;

    Reserve about 2 Tbsps of marinade for topping at end.

    Combine all remaining ingredients, including Lamb Chops, into resealable gallon size plastic bag, remove as much air as possible so marinade covers as much of the chops as possible. Marinade in refrigerator, turning bag if necessary, for at least 4-6 hours.

    Grill, spooning some of the marinade each time you turn the chops, except for the last time..

    Plate chops, adding reserved marinade ingredients immediately on top of chops with basting brush.

    NOTE: This recipe also works great with skinless, boneless OR Full bone-in Chicken, skin on!, Pork chops, etc.
     
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  4. MtownGator

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    Mr money bags over here cooking with Saffron. ;)
     
  5. WhattaGator

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    Actually, as expensive as saffron is, only a few stamens are necessary for any recipe.

    You can also bite the bullet and get it cheaper by buying it in a little bigger bulk.
     
  6. insuragator

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    This one is for Whattagator :)

    I can make a really good fried chicken parm, but I cant seem to get the crispness I want when I try to bake it. Any recommendations?
     
  7. ArtVandelay

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    Do you have a Foreman Grill? I would try that first and then put it in a pan on the stove to finish.
     
  8. insuragator

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    Thanks Art. My daughter disappeared with my George Foreman off to college with my cash lol.

    I'll give that a shot. my wife doesn't want anything fried.
     
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  9. AlfaGator

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  10. WhattaGator

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    If you want a real authentic Chicken Parmegiana Recipe..... This is for FOUR chicken breasts,

    Take each chicken breast, and gently "buttlerfly" it (slice it in the middle towards the widest part of the breast, WITHOUT cutting it in half...leave about 1/2" remaining uncut) NOTE; If you're not going to have a large enough skillet to completey fit your chicken, then cut it ALL the way through when "butterflying"

    So, now you have a "double-wide, but half as thick piece of chicken, this is going to help in the cooking and presentation

    Place each breast, separately, between a peice of wax paper or plastic wrap, and using the FLAT side of a tenderizing hammer, gently pound out a littl more to thin without breaking.

    Make a wash, with 4 Large eggs and 2/3 quart milk, whisked

    Start with One tin Vigo Italian seasoned Bread crumbs

    Have ready... 12-16 Slices Mozzarella Cheese

    One Baking sheet pan

    Directions;

    Have your Sauce warm on the stove.. (In a pinch, I Love Barilla Garlic and Basil Tomato Sauce

    Preheat oven to 450

    Place Bread crumbs in a wide container, add 2 Tbs each Parsley, oregano, and Basil, add 1 Tbs Granulated garlic. whisk together. (Make sure Bread crunb container is wide enough to accept chicken breast.

    Take each chicken breast (separately)... Place in egg/milk wash, then transfer to seasoned bread crumbs

    Heat Large Saute' pan or shallow skillet to medium-high, add 2 Tbsp LIGHT Olive Oil, bring to heat, and add ONE chicken breast.
    Brown the breast on each side ( while it's just starting, bread your next breast, and so on)

    Once each breast is golden brown on both sides, put it on the baking sheet.

    Once all breasts are finished on the stovetop, top with the Mozzarella (NOTE, You can use a combination of Provolone on the first layer of cheese, then the Mozzarella on top of that.

    Once each breast is topped with the cheese, you'll really only have to put it in the oven for about 4-6 minutes, until the cheese gets nice and melted.

    NOTE; The oven rack should be in the middle

    Remove from oven, put on plate, and top with sauce...

    You're gonna taste what REAL Chicken Parmigiana is!
     
  11. insuragator

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    Thanks Whatta!!! I'm going to try that this weekend! Sounds awesome. Thanks again
     
  12. WhattaGator

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    My Pleasure!! Tell me what you think!
     
  13. MtownGator

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    I just discovered vodka sauce. Where has this been my entire life? Num num num.
     
  14. WhattaGator

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    Oh, yeah!

    A good Shrimp and Penne A La Vodka is the BOMB!

    [​IMG]
     
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  15. WhattaGator

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    Mt own, Did you make your own?
     
  16. gatorcloud

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    May we add stews as well?
     
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  17. MrB-Gator

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    French Onion....with lots of cheese.
     
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  18. Hornet09

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    My uncle makes the best crawfish chowder. I could eat that for every meal.
     
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  19. bhrgator

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    BBQ, now soup. Must be college football summer time doldrums. But at least it's not a uni thread. :D

    May I suggest steak marinade recipes for the next thread? I could stand to change things up a bit and need some ideas.
     
  20. Gators11

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    That’s sounds like a good one. I’m not much for too much heat though. Speaking of Uncles, one is going to pop in with The Italian Wedding here at some point!