Wednesday, July 28, 2010


We found this recipe at Healthy Meal Makeovers; this is also where I found the recipes for the shrimp/artichoke and the chicken with grapes shish-ka-bobs. We really enjoyed the crab cakes. Sorry I forgot to take a picture before we ate them. I'll post one the next time we cook these.

1/4 cup green pepper
1/4 cup green onions (all parts)
1 jalapeno
2 clove of garlic - chopped
grated ginger root (about 1 TBS)

Saute for about 30 seconds and remove from heat.

In a bowl mix together:
1 lb crap meat
1 egg - beaten
1 cup panko
1 TBS Mayonnaise
zest 1 lime
juice from 1 lime
1/4 cup cilantro
touch of salt

mix in chopped vegetables, make into patties (about 8)
roll in panko flakes, place on cookie sheet. Spray top of crab cakes with cooking spray. Bake in oven for about 10 minutes. (no temperature was given for the recipe, we started at 350 but increased it to 400 because it hadn't browned after 10 minutes)

here is a link to the video we watched.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Chicken Skewers with Grapes

1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast; cut into 3/4 inch pieces

2 TBS olive oil
zest lemon (about 1 tsp.)
1 TBS lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 TBS ground cumin
1/2 tsp. ground coriander
1/2 tsp. salt
Mix marinade and add chicken. Marinade about 2 hours.

soak wooden skewers in water for 20 minutes to avoid burning.

load chicken and green grapes on skewer alternately.

Cook on grill or indoor grill pan 3 to 4 minutes each side.

We served this with grilled vegetables. Seasoned with butter, salt and pepper.

Asian Pork Chops

Marinade: 1/2 cup soy sauce (GF Tamari Sauce)
1/4 cup orange juice
2 TBS brown sugar
2 TBS Dijon mustard
1 tsp. sesame oil
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes

Pork: 4 center-cut boneless pork chops, 1/2 inch thick
1 Fire & Flavor oak grilling plank, soaked (we did not use the plank)

In a bowl combine marinade ingredients. Set aside 1/3 cup for serving and pour the remaining mixture over the pork chops; allow to marinate for 20 minutes.

Preheat grill to high heat. If using charcoal, heat coals on one side of grill only.

Remove pork from marinade and discard remaining marinade. Sear on grell for 2 minutes per side, transfer pork to a plate, and cove loosely with foil. If using charcoal, utilize the cooler side of the grill for planking. Reduce grill temperature to 350 degrees.

Place plank on grill, close lid, and heat for 3 minutes. Using tongs, flip plank and place pork on heated side of planks. Close lid and cook for 12 to 15 minutes or until interal temperature of pork registers 145 degrees.

Remove pork from grill and tent loosely with foil and allow to rest for 5 minutes.