Monday, April 27, 2015

Bang Bang Shrimp



Bang Bang Shrimp


Ingredients

  • 1-pound shrimp
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/4 cup Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 4-8 drops sriracha hot sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1-cup corn starch
  • 2-eggs
  • 6-tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 of a green onion, diced and lettuce for garnish -Optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, toss the shrimp with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  • Place corn starch in a shallow dish like a cake pan.
  • In another cake pan lightly whisk two eggs together to create an egg wash.
  • dip each piece of shrimp in corn starch to coat, then dip in egg wash to coat, then back into corn starch.
  • When all the shrimp have been coated. heat oil in a large skillet on high heat. When oil is nice and hot, CAREFULLY add the shrimp to the pan. You may need to cook the shrimp in two batches so that you don't overcrowd the pan. 
  • The shrimp cook fast. when the bottoms of the shrimp are crispy, flip the shrimp so that the other side can cook. This should only take about 30 seconds to a minute.per side if the oil is hot.
  • Remove the cooked shrimp to a paper towel lined plate.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the Thai sweet chili sauce, sriracha sauce and mayo. When the mixture is smooth, carefully toss the shrimp in it. You may not need all the sauce. (just depends on how "saucy" you want them to be).
  • To serve. place one large leaf of iceberg lettuce on a plate. Place the shrimp on top, then sprinkle chopped green onion on top.

Amy's Notes:

I don't have a very good picture of this recipe because they were gone before I could get one. If you have ever been to Bonefish Grill you will def want to make this recipe!! My friend Amber also shared this recipe on her blog. THANK YOU!!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Grilled Cheese BLT



Grilled Cheese BLT


Ingredients

  • 2-Slices wonder bread
  • 2-3 tablespoons blue bonnet spread
  • 4-slices American cheese
  • 4-slices bacon, cooked
  • 2-pieces of lettuce
  • 4-5 thinly sliced pieces of tomato

Directions

I made a regular grilled cheese, pulled it apart and then added the Bacon, lettuce and tomato. Eat and enjoy!! I made it that way because i prefer my lettuce and tomato to be cold not warm.
Here are the directions the original recipe instructs.
Cook bacon in oven
Soften butter in microwave about 10 seconds
Brush butter on 2 sides of bread
Add 2 slices of cheese
Add filling ingredients - bacon, lettuce and tomato
Top with 2 more slices of cheese
Top with bread, buttered side up
Heat skillet or griddle, place sandwich buttered side down
Butter top piece of bread
Place saucepan on top of sandwich to add a little weight so the sandwiches ingredients combine and the cheese melts
Cook until brown, flip and cook until brown
Serve immediately

 

Amy's Notes:

Easy and yummy!!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Brownie Cake Dessert



Brownie Cake Dessert


Ingredients

  • Brownie Mix
  • 11 oz Cream Cheese
  • 2-Cups powdered sugar
  • 2-Cups Cool Whip
  • 3-Oz instant chocolate pudding
  • 2-Cups Milk
  • Cool Whip

Directions

  • Bake brownie mix according to directions. Let cool. Mix together cream cheese, powdered sugar and cool whip. Spread on top of brownies. Mix together pudding and milk and spread on top of cream cheese mixture. Refrigerate. Before serving spread cool whip on top.



 

Amy's Notes:

Personally I didn't care for the pudding topping. But the other two layers were amazing, (maybe instead of pudding put a thin layer of whipped chocolate frosting or drizzle melted chocolate). I think next time in place of the pudding layer i will do a strawberry topping or even a cherry pie filling topping would be fantastic!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Slow Cooker Maple Barbecue Beef


Slow Cooker Maple Barbecue Beef 


Ingredients

  • 2-Pounds stew meat
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2-Tablespoons dried onion flakes or 1 large onion, peeled and diced.
  • 2/3 Cup beef broth

Directions

  • Use a 4 or 6 quart slow cooker. Your food will cook faster in a larger crockpot because its not as full-just make sure you check it after 7 hours.
  • Dump everything into the pot. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for about 5-6 hours.
  • When the meat breaks apart with a spoon it is done.
  • You can serve it with mashed potatoes or roasted veggies.

Amy's Notes:

We don't like the taste of maple so I used regular old syrup (like pancake syrup) and next time I would probably half the soy  sauce it was a little strong for me (although Hubby liked it just the way it was). I also added a can of drained sweet potatoes on top the last half hour of cooking and then ate it in the sauce with the beef.