Tell me the challenges you are facing in the kitchen. I also want to hear about what you have cookin as well. Don’t be afraid to try something new, for example an herb or a spice that is usually used in savory cooking, being used in a sweet item. A thye pepper chocolate mousse. Lets here it out there! Best to all. Chef Scott
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Just wanted to wish everybody out there a safe and happy holiday season and to let you know I will be doing two different segments on budget cooking. The first will be recession cooking sessions followed by the bachelor batch cooking. These are geared for the budget minded individual that wants to cook and eat something better than Asian noodle in a cup or spray cheese and crackers. So please join us. As always if you have any questions or a recipe you would like to see, leave me a comment on the site. And remember to keep it naughty in the kitchen!
Hello out there in internet land. I have a new recipe for one and all that is off the chart. Allow yourself to drift away in the power of the almighty pork. This is a sexy dish that is aimed to please all those tired and depressed taste buds out there. The recipe is a full flavored smoky, succulent pork taco that screams to be eaten and enjoyed. With a fresh vibrant salsa and a wholesome whole grain tortilla, this naughty item is pure decadence. Perfect for man and women, young and old. Click the video and let’s get started. Don’t forget to register your email address for posting updates!
Smoke Pulled Pork Shoulder Taco Recipe By :Chef Scott Blair Serving Size : 10 Preparation Time :0:20 Categories : bbq Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method -------- ------------ -------------------------------- 1 each bone-in pork shoulder -- trimmed of fat 1 cup apple wood chips -- soaked and drained 2 sprigs rosemary sprigs 5 sprigs thyme 4 ounces cilantro -- chopped 4 whole plum tomatoes -- diced 1 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup crushed red pepper 1/2 head lettuce, iceberg -- shredded 2 each garlic cloves -- minced 1 cup chicken stock -- 99% fat free sea salt -- to taste cracked black pepper -- to taste 1 package whole wheat tortilla Place presoaked wood chips on one side of aluminum hotel pan, cover with aluminum foil and place over flame. Begin heating wood chip till they begin to smoke. Trim pork shoulder of excess fat, place on other side of hotel pan and cover. Smoke for 15 - 20 minutes or to desired smoke profile. Place pork shoulder in a clay baking dish, place herbs on top of the pork. Add 1 cup of stock cover and place in a 350*F oven and cook till tender. (2.5 - 3 hours depending on pork size.) Salsa Dice 4 plum tomatoes, place in a bowl. Add 2 minced cloves of garlic. Rough chop 4 ounces of fresh cilantro, add to tomato mixture. Add Hot oil. (1 tablespoon at a time, till desired level of heat) Hot Oil: In small sauce pot add 1 cup of vegetable oil. Heat to 180*F. Add half a cup of crushed red pepper. Remove from heat and allow to steep over night to extract the flavors and oils of the crushed red pepper. Shred half of a head of lettuce. When pork is done pull apart into small shred pieces with two forks Place desired portion of pork on tortilla, add lettuce, salsa and any other condiments such as sour cream, guacamole, black olives etc. Salt and Pepper to taste Enjoy!!!! Description: "Smokey and flavorful pulled pork in a whole wheat wrap" Cuisine: "American" Yield: "4 pounds" Start to Finish Time: "3:00" Ratings: Smoked Pulled Pork Shoulder Ta 10 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 244 Calories; 23g Fat (79.8% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 10g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 245mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 4 1/2 Fat. Suggested Wine: Leasingham; Shiraz; 1995
This is where Chef Scott should be making his comments. He’s out spending some well earned quality time with his family, so instead of waiting until he got back, I figured I’d just go ahead and post it.
The good news is that since I ended up eating about 3/4 of the soup produced here, I’ve had a lot of opportunity to decide whether I like it or not. Let me tell you, it was good. Really good.
As fall marches on, and colder weather makes its’ unwelcome appearance, I suspect this might be a regular meal.
Today’s video is a bit over twenty minutes long, so we split it in two. Let us know if you would prefer to have it as one episode. We can do that as well.
–Adam (webmaster, editor, all around nice guy)
Tuscan chicken and white bean soup Recipe By :Chef Scott Blair Serving Size : 10 Preparation Time :0:30 Categories : soup Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method -------- ------------ -------------------------------- 6 cups 99% fat free chicken stock 3 each chicken breast -- trimmed and cubed 1 ounce fresh rosemary -- chopped 1 ounce fresh thyme -- chopped 1 ounce fresh chives -- chopped 1 each onion -- 1/4" dice 6 ounces red pepper -- 1/4" dice 6 ounces green pepper -- 1/4" dice 4 ounces pancetta -- diced small 3 each garlic cloves -- minced 1 bag dried white beans 8 ounces white wine (optional) salt and pepper -- to taste 3 tablespoons olive oil Cover beans with water and soak over night. Heat pan, add 3 ounces of olive oil. Add pancetta and slowly render flavors out. When oil is hot add onions. cook till translucent. Add red peppers, cook till soft. Add diced chicken, sear the out side to a golden brown.(deglaze with white wine. Optional) Add presoaked white beans and combine all ingredients. Add chicken stock and bring to a boil. Once to a boil reduce heat to a simmer. Cook till beans are soft. Serve and garnish with home made croutons and fresh herbs. Description: "smooth rich white bean and chicken soup" Source: "http://chefscottblair.com" Yield: "8 ounces" Start to Finish Time: "2:30" - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 228 Calories; 13g Fat (53.1% calories from fat); 22g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 64mg Cholesterol; 363mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 3 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 1 Fat. Serving Ideas : Garnish with Shaved Parmesan cheese, Garlic croutons.
While working on the Tuscan White Bean Chicken Soup episode, we taped a quick little shot showing how to prepare some fresh herbs, plus just a little more on prepping chicken.
Some basic chicken breast prep. Trimming the fat!