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Cookbook time
« on: January 30, 2018, 03:05:45 PM »
Finally it is not raining and we are having ...


Shrimp in Garlic Butter or shrimp on the barbie

½ cup butter
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon parsley flakes
2 tablespoons lemon juice
¼ teaspoon salt or seasoned salt
1 ½ to 2 pounds cleaned and shelled fresh shrimp

Before grilling: melt butter in small pan. Add garlic, parsley, lemon juice and salt; reserve for basting sauce. Thread shrimp on 4 to 6 skewers

On the grill: place shrimp on greased grill, 4 to 6 inches from hot coals. Cook 15 to 20 minutes, turning and brushing occasionally with garlic butter until done. 4 to 6 servings.
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Re: Cookbook time
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2018, 01:27:26 AM »
Yum, I like the sound of that one mate.
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Re: Cookbook time
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2018, 02:23:40 AM »
Oh yum! I love love love garlic.! We're just having pan fried fish and a salad, too hot to cook anything complicated.  :)

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Re: Cookbook time
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2018, 02:24:39 PM »
Sounds yummy.

I thought we were the only barbarians that did barbies on open coals... nice to learn there are other unregulated folk, somewhere, out there, in the big wide world.
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Re: Cookbook time
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2018, 09:01:36 PM »
Sounds yummy.

I thought we were the only barbarians that did barbies on open coals... nice to learn there are other unregulated folk, somewhere, out there, in the big wide world.

You're definitely not alone. Barbie is on open coals. Anything else is fake barbie.

No shrimps for me though, thank you very much.
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Re: Cookbook time
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2018, 01:58:12 AM »
One of my favorite ways to use leftover chicken.

Chicken with Penne Rosa

8 oz Penne Pasta
water
salt
olive oil
2 c leftover chicken cut into strips or cubed
½ c white mushrooms, quartered
¼ - ½  c pitted black olives, cut in half
½ c artichoke hearts, quartered (best to use ones marinated in olive oil)
Parmesan Cheese
Rosa Sauce:
   ½ jar spaghetti sauce
   ½ c heavy cream

Make the Rosa Sauce: Stir spaghetti sauce and cream together and heat in saucepan until warm.

Boil penne pasta in lightly salted water (w/ a bit of olive oil to keep it from sticking) until almost done. Set pan aside off the heat. It will continue to cook gently by itself.

Warm chicken in olive oil in sauté pan. Add mushrooms and cover. When mushrooms are tender, add black olives. Re-cover and let sit while you finish the pasta.

Drain pasta. Return to pasta pot. Add artichoke hearts to pasta. Mix in the Rosa sauce and heat thoroughly. Add chicken/mushroom/olive mixture into pasta. Serve and top with grated parmesan cheese.

I get everything ready before I start cooking this one, just because it goes pretty quick.

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Re: Cookbook time
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2018, 07:08:44 AM »
I do a similar one but add aborio rice and throw it in the oven, yum yum  ;D
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Re: Cookbook time
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2018, 12:25:36 PM »
That shrimp sounds really good. We didn't use our grill for so long it just rusted and crumbled apart. We ended up setting it out for the garbage pickup. One of these days I'm going to get another one and try my hand at some things.

I eat a chicken penne kind of thing for lunch most days at work. It is a frozen dinner thing we pick up for cheap at the store. It has a colander-like plastic thing with the sauce in the bottom. When microwaving, it steams the chicken, pasta and vegies. Not bad for an instant dish.
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Re: Cookbook time
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2018, 08:54:59 PM »
We use one or other of our grills at least once a week. The gas one is easy to fire up on weeknights, the coals we do on the weekend.

However, it's raining today. A real frog strangler. Looks like I'll be cleaning out the fridge to make soup.
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Re: Cookbook time
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2018, 10:31:47 PM »
The jury - well, me - is still out on yams (sweet potatoes).  Sis used them in an excellent stew I had at her place a while back, so I bought some and tried them in the slow cooker today along with other veggies and a couple of lamb chops.

They weren't horrible, but they seemed a bit insipid.  In Sis's stew they would have had various spices.  I'll use them up, but...
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Re: Cookbook time
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2018, 11:18:06 PM »
Gyp bake them with a bit of butter and cinnamon sugar sprinkled over them, they are amazing then. Or cut them into chips and fry in oil or the oven.
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Re: Cookbook time
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2018, 12:57:04 AM »
Butter and cinnamon sugar?  That sounds interesting.

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Re: Cookbook time
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2018, 01:28:45 AM »
Yup, delicious. Just adds that little something or mash them with butter, garlic oil, cinnamon and lime juice. It's a versatile veg
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Re: Cookbook time
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2018, 03:12:17 AM »
Sweet potatoes are also great when salted and roasted in the oven with chopped onion.
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Re: Cookbook time
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2018, 03:22:31 AM »
They are one of my fave veg I have to say mate
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