Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Seafood Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

Day 57
15 Recipes
2 Projects in Progress
1 Restaurant Review
1 Ingredient Article

The Safeway grocery store I work at had scallops in the ad for 5 dollars a pound, after some confusion I walked away with 2 pounds for $3.42 don’t ask me how. I wanted to make something with them. Thinking back the most amazing dish I can remember with scallops is a fettuccine alfredo from a little steak house near by called the broiler. I figured I will kick it up a little by trying to replicate their dish with some extra added seafood.

Seafood Fettuccine Alfredo
¼ Cup Butter
1 ½ Cup Heavy Cream
¾ Pound shredded Parmesan
2 tsp salt
2 tsp garlic minced
¼ Cup onion minced

½ Pound Clams
½ Pound Mussels
¾ Pound Baby scallops
½ Pound Shrimp (I used 26-30 Count)

1 Box Fettuccine Pasta

In Large saucepan add butter, garlic, and onion let cook on med high heat until onion turns translucent. Add the Clams, Mussels, and Shrimp cover and let sit for 6-7 min. As that sits start your fettuccine noodles boiling in some salt water. After the 6-7 min open the pot, the clams and mussels should have opened up. Pour in the heavy cream and salt, give it a few stirs and let it heat until it just starts to boil. Add the parmesan cheese and scallops, stir until the cheese has all melted and you have a creamy looking sauce. Continue stirring every min for about 5-6 min then turn to low and let sit uncovered. Strain the noodles when finished, place a few noodles on a plate. Top with a nice amount of the seafood and alfredo sauce. Serve right away.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Spicy Chicken Strip Recipe

Day 43
14 Recipes
2 Projects in Progress
1 Restaurant Review
1 Ingredient Article

I told myself I would not eat fast food for a year and I am sticking to that. On occasion I have a little deli food, I want to cut that out to. This does not mean I am eating very healthy it just means I have to fix everything myself, cutting out most preservatives, extra sugars, and chemicals. Since the beginning of the year just cutting fast food out I have lost 45 pounds. But I do have the cravings sometimes for KFC. The following recipe is of a slightly spicy chicken strips recipe I came up with as I was trying to copy their recipe.

Spicy Chicken Strips

3 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast (Cut into 1/3 inch thick strips diagonally across the grain)
1 Cup Flour
1 Cup Bread Crumbs
1 ¾ Cup Buttermilk
1 Tbs Cayenne Pepper
2 Tsp Black Pepper
2 Tsp Salt
1 Tbs Baking powder
2 Tsp Oragano
Enough oil to deep fry in

In large bowl add all ingredients except chicken, mix until you have a thin paste. Pat the chicken dry with a paper towel, add to the mix. Stir the chicken in until it is completely coated. Bring the oil up to 325 degrees, with tongs add coated chicken strips one at a time making sure not to overcrowd the fryer. Fry for 5-6 min until nice and golden brown, remove and place on a paper towel.