No Fry Firecracker Chicken

One of my sons’ friends is totally gluten free. In our house, that is something new because we eat whatever we please. When I know he is coming over I try to plan for it. He isn’t gluten free by choice; he is because of the severe headaches it causes him. This is a recent recipe we made when he visited. No Fry Firecracker Chicken comes with a simple sauce made from ingredients you should already have on hand in your fridge door.

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I paired it with rice and spring onions for a summer feel. It’s almost like take out for them. They were having a TV series marathon of Supernatural. One show we all enjoy around here. I am the only one about two episodes behind on season 9. Season 10 will be the end coming this Fall. Oh so sad!

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This meal can easily be made in half the time without the frying so you don’t have to break from the TV series marathon for long. I like to make this in my stir fry pot. It’s on the spicy side with the ability to control the heat in this dish. Just add more hot sauce or less to when making this dish. 

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The only thing I need now is some take out boxes for our next picnic. This is good hot and cold. Just have to eat it the same day though!  Luckily, this was a hit with all of the boys and the daughter. It’s similar to my bourbon chicken which I cook without frying also even though my recipe here shows it fried. I just skip the frying step.  That reminds me I need to do some red beans and rice this week. Sounds so darn good! I always crave Cajun in the summer. What do you crave?

No Fry Firecracker Chicken
Serves 7
Spicy bite size pieces of chicken topped with a sauce that explodes in your mouth like a firecracker.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Ingredients
  1. 5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts; 1/2 inch cubes
  2. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  3. 3 cloves garlic; diced
  4. 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  5. 1 cup brown sugar
  6. 1/3 cup ketchup
  7. 3 tablespoons Chili sauce with red pepper
  8. 2 tablespoon Louisiana Hot Sauce
  9. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  10. 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  11. 1 stalk green spring onion; diced
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet or stir fry pan, add in olive oil and garlic. Cook over low heat about 30 seconds. Add in diced chicken. Cook chicken on high heat until lightly brown on outside.
  2. Add apple cider vinegar, Louisiana hot sauce, and chili sauce. Toss chicken in sauce well. Fold in brown sugar over chicken with sauce mixture. Let cook for about 10 minutes on medium heat. Add in ketchup, salt and pepper. Stir chicken well and cook another 20 minutes on a low heat. Stir occasionally. The sauce will start to thicken. Once the sauce is thick turn off heat and serve with rice and spring onions.
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Cilantro Lime Beer Braised Chicken

Today I come to you heart broken. My oldest son has decided to stay in Vegas. This is not something expected and it just breaks my heart because I didn’t get to say my goodbyes the way a mom should when your son leaves home. His decision was abrupt and I don’t believe it was thought through without influence. Hopefully he will see in time for himself. He is old enough to make his own decisions but as a mother you still want to shelter them from any harm. I guess that is what I fear most. I miss him every moment right now. I know that will fade but he is my first baby and it’s just a rough time for me.

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We found out yesterday he wasn’t coming home. His friends (that I call my adopted sons) came over along with my son, daughter and other half we all went out for hot wings. It was fun but not our usual cheery selves. We were a bit lost without Tommy. Like the family just wasn’t complete. I hope in time he will change his mind but if not I hope I get to fly him round trip for Christmas to see the final installment of The Hobbit with me. It’s our thing! We have seen everyone of the series together and it just doesn’t feel right not being with my boy to see it. I really do wish him the best and miss him like crazy (goes off to dry tears).

Cilantro Lime Beer Braised Chicken

Food is my comfort. Creating new meals or just experimenting with different ingredients helps me cope. I believe that is why I started this little slice of my own here. This chicken was a simple dish that we threw together to grill while I worked on building new websites for a business. The other half and I have been discussing a new business and a move out of state. He says Colorado, I say Seattle. I know we want to make the move after our daughter graduates high school which she is entering this year. Anyone have any suggestions on good places to go? Do you live in Colorado and know a good town, good community?

Cilantro Lime Beer Braised Chicken

I would like to be on the west coast somewhere. I know I would love to be near ocean but the other half hates the idea of being too close to the ocean after the tsunami’s. I grew up with ocean and truly miss the beach with all it’s wonders. I think I need a vacation soon. Some off time! This has been a long year and it is no where near over yet. With that thought, I need more easy meals. I am looking for slow cooker/ crockpot meals that can be easy to put together for Friday night games coming this Fall. I know this Cilantro Lime Beer Braised Chicken would be a great one in the slower cooker. It’s fabulous on the grill!

Cilantro Lime Beer Braised Chicken
Serves 5
Chicken breasts marinated in lime beer with limes and cilantro then grilled to perfection.
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Prep Time
2 hr
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
2 hr 45 min
Prep Time
2 hr
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
2 hr 45 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  2. 1 bottle of lime flavored beer
  3. 1 lime; sliced into rounds
  4. 1/2 bundle of cilantro; chopped
  5. 2 cloves of garlic minced
Instructions
  1. In a large dish, layer in chicken and top with lime flavored beer. Top with garlic in beer and cilantro over chicken and beer. Layer with limes over the top. Marinate one hour in refrigerator. At one hour mark, roll chicken over and place back in the refrigerator for another hour.
  2. After chicken has marinated for two hours, pour beer mixture from chicken into a jar. Preheat grill to 350 degrees F. Grill chicken using mixture to keep chicken from drying out. Grill for 22 minutes or so each side flipping occasionally. Remove and let sit for about 5 minutes. Serve with pasta salad or cilantro rice.
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Cilantro Lime Chicken Kebabs

Summer days by the pool with good food and beer is the one thing I like about Summer. Though I am more of a fan of Fall. Sunday we had a wonderful evening over at V’s parents house. They went for a swim while his mother and I put together and grilled these kebabs. Don’t you just love the colors of these Cilantro Lime Chicken Kebabs?

Cilantro Lime Chicken Kebabs

Just love how the purple, orange and red peppers pop color right off the kebabs. These metal skewers rock too! I have some and so does my soon to be mother in law. Guess great minds think alike. Do you use the metal or wood skewers when making kebabs(kabobs) depending on what you call them? We had fun watching the fire come up and tickle these as we added the sauce to them while grilling. I swear my mother in law has no fear! She is a outdoors person and I think it is so cool. Other hand I like my five star hotels :)

Cilantro Lime Chicken Kebabs

It’s a busy season for us with my daughter in color guard and son working long days we get so tied up in every day life that it’s nice to just calm down for a day of family and relaxation. Hard to believe my son will be 17 tomorrow. Where does the time go? My oldest is in Vegas at the moment. Furthest he has ever been from me. It is definitely an experience. I miss him like crazy!

Cilantro Lime Chicken Kebabs
Serves 6
Chicken, bell peppers, and red onion decorate metal skewers and grilled with a cilantro lime sauce for flavor.
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
50 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 - 1 1/2 lb package chicken tenders
  2. 1 red bell pepper; cubed into 1/2 inch pieces
  3. 1 orange bell pepper; cubed into 1/2 inch pieces
  4. 1 red onion; quartered into 1/2 inch pieces
  5. 1/2 bundle of cilantro; chopped
  6. 4 limes; juiced
  7. 1/4 cup olive oil
  8. Salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Soak chicken in half of the lime juice about two hours before if you have time.
  2. Preheat grill to about 300 degrees F. Alternate chicken, peppers, and onions on skewers. In a small bowl add olive oil, other half of lime juice, cilantro, slat and pepper. Stir well.
  3. Oil grill and place skewers on hot grill. Using a brush, brush on marinade. Rotate and brush on more marinade. Let cook for 5 minutes and continue to brush on marinade. After 15 to 20 minutes or less the chicken should be cooked with a bit of charred look to it.
  4. Pull skewers off grill and serve with potatoes or your choice of side.
Notes
  1. If you want stronger lime flavor marinade chicken in lime juice longer before grilling.
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Do you have a favorite kebab? Is it something strange or something simple? I’d love to hear about it below. I’ve seen ham and pineapple and I would just love to try it! Grilled pineapple is a favorite of mine. Do you put fruit on your kebabs? I am seriously curious as I saw one with mango that looked magnificent! Psst… before you leave don’t forget to share it below!

Spicy Beef Brisket Carnitas

Today I would like to share a recipe with you that Vojta’s loves. He just dances around me in the kitchen when I say I am making this. For Father’s Day I will usually put these Spicy Beef Brisket Carnitas on the night before. It’s beefy and tender. He really enjoys all the levels of flavors. Sometimes I like to make it with more heat just to surprise him. Always when I ask what do you want me to make it is this dish or pulled pork sandwiches

Spicy Beef Brisket Carnitas By Mooshu Jenne

It is super simple to make so it gives me more time to spend focusing on him for his special day. Just simply put all the ingredients into a crockpot and cook overnight. It has to cook overnight. No other way around it. That is what make the flavors merry so well in this dish and allows the meat to be wonderfully tender. 

Spicy Beef Brisket Carnitas

Even as a photographed this he held my white boards and drooled. He then devoured my subject food and is now currently snoring beside me. Spicy beef brisket carnita’s is the perfect dish to make for Father’s Day so you can spend time doing whatever he like. My other half loves to watch NASCAR, play PS3, devour these carnitas and then snore so loud it could wake the dead. We just enjoy that he is happy. After all it is his day. He has raised our daughter since she was three. He real father passed before she was born. I think that really says something that someone she acts just like him. You don’t have to be blood related to pick up mannerisms. It’s hilarious. In fact, they love Duck Dynasty. Today she had her matching shirt on that he and her have. It’s a Si shirt. They can sit in the living room and laugh at that show but seriously I could see them doing of that stuff which is kind of scary!

Spicy Beef Brisket Carnitas
Serves 12
Beef brisket slow cooked in spices, limes and chipotle peppers.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 hr
Total Time
15 hr 20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 hr
Total Time
15 hr 20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 - 3lb beef brisket
  2. 3 cloves of garlic
  3. 2 limes; halved
  4. 1 bundled of cilantro
  5. 2 tablespoons paprika
  6. 1 tablespoon cumin
  7. 1 - 32oz container of beef broth
  8. 1 large yellow onion; sliced into rounds
  9. 1 large red onion; sliced into rounds and then halved
  10. 1 small can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  11. 3 packages of tortillas
  12. 1 package of cheese your choice
Instructions
  1. In a crock pot, add in beef brisket, beef broth, and halved limes. Put have the bundle of cilantro in; don't chop. Add in sliced yellow onion. Add in chipotle peppers, garlic, cumin and paprika. Turn pot on high. Once it comes to a low boil turn to low and cook overnight until brisket falls apart.
  2. Once brisket comes apart pull apart and let cook in juices. Serve on tortillas with fresh lime, cilantro, red onion and your choice of cheese.
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Hopefully they won’t. Laughter is key in our home and so is FOOD! We revolve around it, get excited about, and then scarf it down. That’s why holidays are so exciting because it is all about our little family and the food. I hope this dish brings a bit of foodie happiness to your table and Happy Father’s Day coming to all the wonderful Dad’s in this world.

Other great Father’s Day recipes from #Foodelicious!

Simply Caribbean – Plantains and Caribbean Chicken Satay

Lydia’s Flexatarian Kitchen – Low Country Pickled Shrimp

Joy Makin’ Mamas – Ginger Beef

The Redhead Baker – Chipotle Honey Lime Pulled Pork Tacos

Mooshu Jenne – Spicy Beef Brisket Carnitas

Bacon and Bourbon Chicken Kebabs

Grilling season is here! I am so excited because I have been thinking up some new recipes and trying out as many on the grill by the pool as often as I can. These bacon and bourbon chicken kebabs were delicious made from bits of bacon, bbq sauce and spices that merry well together. Grilling season is really fun because I feel like it brings people together. It allows for summer fun but also potlucks were everyone grills something different and brings a plethora of side dishes. Its just a foodie experience that I totally enjoy. 
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There is nothing more enticing then grilling with bacon and allowing the flames lick the sauce. It puts a wondrous crunch on the chicken. Probably one of the reason I love to grill so much.  Food on the grill should always have a good sauce on it too. Are you a dry rub or sauce fan?

Bacon and Bourbon Chicken Kebabs

I have these really great metal skewer I use for kebabs. They are reusable which I have to say I favor over buying the wood skewers. Next time I make the bacon and bourbon chicken kebabs I plan to add red onion to them. I just love the sweetness of the red onion once it’s been grilled. Do you have a favorite meat or veggie to skewer and grill?

Bacon and Bourbon Chicken Kebabs

This weekend coming my son turns 17 and we are planning to make some beef carnitas. I hope I can talk the other half into grilling up the tortillas so they have that nice warmth to them. I really need to purchase an outdoor plate set. I’ve seen one I like and cannot wait to sneak it in behind him. He says I already have too much kitchen items. As a food blogger you can never ever have enough ;) He just laughs; then tells me no. 

Bacon and Bourbon Chicken Kebabs
Serves 6
Chicken skewed and grilled with a bacon, bourbon, barbecue, and spiced sauce.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 package of chicken tenders; 1.5 lbs, 1/2 inch cubes
  2. 4 strips of bacon; non cooked, cubed
  3. 3 cloves of garlic; minced
  4. 2 mini bottles of bourbon; Jim Beam Honey Bourbon
  5. 1/2 cup barbecue sauce; your choice
  6. 1 teaspoon salt
  7. 1 teaspoon pepper
  8. 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  9. 1/2 tablespoon paprika
Instructions
  1. Cut chicken into cubes and align them on the skewers. Set aside.
  2. In a blender or food processor, add in bacon, barbecue sauce and bourbon. Blend on high. Add in garlic, paprika, and cayenne pepper. Blend well. Add in salt and pepper. Blend lightly and pour into a jar.
  3. Add skewers to a preheated grill about 300 degrees F. Add sauce to with brush to the chicken. Every ten minutes rotate and cover well with sauce. Once the chicken starts to blacken and sauce is thick your skewers are just about done. Test one piece on the end to make sure chicken is cooked well and juicy. About 40 minutes rotating each 10 minutes.
Notes
  1. Serves well with grilled pineapple or grilled peaches.
Mooshu Jenne http://mooshujenne.com/

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Have you seen the trailer for the upcoming movie Blended? I cannot wait to see it. I love that we get to see Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler back in a film together. I know it’s going to be hilarious. Which is why it’s so cool that Tyson Grilled and Ready is offering 2 free movie tickets with specially marked packages. I mean heck ya I get to make good food and see a movie for free. Can’t beat that. The teens and I live at the theaters if we can. With school about out it makes this a perfect way to make up some chicken fajitas for lunch at the pool then off to the theaters to cool off.

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Isn’t that just gorgeous. Food helps bring people together including Blended families. While we might all be a bit different we still enjoy food. V is step father to my three teenagers. He came into my daughters life when she was three. He father actually pasted away before she was born. She’s the only dad she’s ever known. She is now 14 years old and is very much like him. In fact all of them enjoy him including the fact he is from Czech and makes odd foods they love to try. Blending wasn’t always so easy but through the years it has taught the teens to learn to be more open to peoples differences. We blend over food :) Like these easy chicken fajitas I made while we are moving into our new place while we look for a house. I picked up the Tyson Grilled and Ready Chicken Fajitas at Walmart

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This bag actually feed three adults, three teenagers and one small child for dinner mixed with saute bell peppers and onions along with some spiced rice. It was so quick and easy to make for us in the middle of a move. I was super surprised how tender the chicken was. I will be definitely trying this again in different recipes including a chicken fajitas salad in a mason jar for lunch. 

Chicken Fajitas on the stove

Are you ready for the recipe? What would you make with Tyson Grilled and Ready? Follow along at the hashtag #TysonMovieTickets and comment below as I would love to know what you would make.

Chicken Fajitas with Spiced Rice
Serves 6
Tender chicken fajitas with sauted onions and peppers served with spiced rice.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 package of Tyson Grilled and Ready Chicken Fajitas
  2. 1 white onion; sliced in rounds
  3. 1 bell pepper; sliced in long slices
  4. 1 tablespoon olive or grapeseed oil
  5. 1 package tortillas
  6. 1 package of cheese of choice
  7. 2 cups extra long grain rice
  8. 1 tablespoon cumin
  9. 1 tablespoon paprika
  10. 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  11. 1 teaspoon salt
  12. 1 teaspoon pepper
Instructions
  1. In a sauce pot, add in two cups rice and four cups water. Add in spices and stir. Bring to a boil and lower to low to simmer for about 20 minutes until rice is tender.
  2. In a saute pan, add in sliced onions and peppers with one tablespoon of oil on high heat. Once the pan is heated well and the onions start to caramelize turn down the heat to medium. Once the peppers start to get tender add in chicken. Saute the chicken with the vegetables to heat up the chicken and add a little extra crunch to the edges.
  3. Serve on tortillas topped with your favorite cheese, sour cream and/or salsa.
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Beef Carnitas for Cinco De Mayo

Are you getting ready for Cinco De Mayo on Monday, May 5th? What are your big plans? Any goodies you plan to make? I love this time of year. It’s spring (in Texas it feels like summer) and all the fresh veggies and fruits are starting to look ripe at the stores. Not to heat up the house I usually make these beef carnitas in a crock pot but this time I popped them in the oven. 

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This is usually a meal that when I say dinner is ready I get toppled over to for them to get to it. My oldest son doesn’t like Spanish food. I know it’s odd but he is just a sandwich type of kid. I don’t get it either. That or French and Italian foods. 

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The other half loves Spanish food almost more than he loves Czech food. I usually make these because it can feed a lot of people. I’ve made these beef carnitas for a funeral, for birthdays, and for general cookouts. Not once have they failed to be a huge success. This summer I plan to make these for a poolside treat and possibly to take with us out to the fourth of July festival here. I am debating these over corn dogs; what would you choose?

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Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a celebration held on May 5. It is celebrated in the United States and in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla, where the holiday is called El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (English: The Day of the Battle of Puebla). It’s popular here in Texas and you will see a lot of celebrations in the streets and markets depending on your area. Are you ready to celebrate your mouth? I am!

Beef Carnitas
Brisket slow cooked in broth, limes, chipotle peppers, garlic and cilantro.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
5 hr
Total Time
5 hr 20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
5 hr
Total Time
5 hr 20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 large beef brisket ( I usually buy about 2lbs or more)
  2. 1 bundles of cilantro
  3. 4 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  4. 3 cloves of garlic; minced
  5. 1 red onion; sliced in rounds
  6. 2 limes; cut in halves
  7. 1 32 oz container beef broth
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
  2. In a foil pan lay brisket meat side down and fat side up. Add chipotle peppers, sliced onions, minced garlic, two halved limes and half a bundle of cilantro to the pan. Top with beef broth and cover.
  3. Bake in oven for 5 hours or until brisket easily pulls apart. Serve on tortillas of your choice with fresh cilantro, coijta cheese, and red onions. Toppings are completely up to your taste buds.
Notes
  1. To cook in a crock pot. Simply add everything to the crock pot. Bring to a low boil in on high heat and then turn to low and cook overnight.
Mooshu Jenne http://mooshujenne.com/
 Beef Carnitas | Mooshu Jenne - Cinco De Mayo #Foodelicious
For more great Cinco De Mayo inspired recipes please visit these fabulous food bloggers below or follow along on social media with hash tag #Foodelicious.

Shrimp Stuffed Poblano Peppers – Little Family Adventures
Tequila Sunrise Jello Shots – I Love My Disorganized Life
Roasted Vegetable Turkey Chili - Foody Schmoody
Spaghetti Squash Taco – My Eating Clean Journey
Potato Tostadas – Lydia’s Flexitarian Kitchen

#ad Tyson Grillin’ Wings with Salt & Pepper Asparagus

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Hot wings have to be one of my most favorite foods of all time. Sometimes it’s a real pain to make them when you have a summer cookout. Here in Texas we are already starting to feel it warm up enough outside that you can feel the humidity. Cooking inside almost becomes just not an option. For summer cookouts I will be definitely making Tyson Grillin Wings along with Salt and Pepper Asparagus.
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It’s probably one of the simplest meals to make for a summer cookout. These Tyson Grillin’ wings cook in about 12 minutes. Perfect for simple grilling ideas. That’s pretty fast if you ask me. I just picked up two packages at Sam’s Club along with some Country Time Lemonade for cold drinks. My teens like to drink lemonade and it makes it that much easier for me. The containers are so large that they make plenty for a crowd.
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The Tyson Grillin wings are pretty easy to find in the frozen section. They are easy to put up in the freeze and just pull them out for a spur of the moment summer cookout.
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Do you want more grillin recipes or great side dishes? Make sure to follow along on Facebook or Twitter with hash tag #whatsgrillin. How about some salt and pepper asparagus to pair with your wings? I love it because it is a simple side dish that is packed full of nutrition and protein. 

Salt and Pepper Asparagus
Serves 6
Tyson Grillin' Wings sided with salt and pepper asparagus.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 bundles of asparagus
  2. 1 teaspoon salt
  3. 1 teaspoon cracked pepper
Instructions
  1. Make a foil boat. Wash asparagus and layer into boat. Add salt and pepper. Cover boat with more foil and cook on medium heat for about thirty minutes on the grill. Once asparagus is tender add your wings to the grill. Once wings are complete pull both and serve!
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 What is your favorite summer cookout meal? Do you have an easy go to recipe? I would love to hear about it! 

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Moscato Buttered Pear Pork with Risotto

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I always like to prove to my other half wrong. He seems to think nothing cooked in wine other than my Italian sausage is not edible. I beg to differ for sure! Last night I made this Moscato Buttered Pear Pork with Risotto and he very much so enjoyed it. He told me how he makes better risotto which is funny. He does in the Czech sense. Italian’s make it different and with a different rice. 

Moscato Buttered Pear Pork with Risotto | Mooshu Jenne #shop #cbiasOne of the reasons I love to make risotto is the creamy flavor it has over regular rice. I have to admit that adding a bit of the Star Buttered Olive oil first gives a creamy buttered and toasted nutty taste the risotto.  Pears pair perfectly with pork and the Moscato that is reduced over them to bring out a distinct flavor. 

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I picked you the Star Butter flavored Olive Oil at Walmart while we were waiting on medicine. She had an allergic reaction to who know’s what! They have her epi pens for next time and some meds for this time. Never fun! At least we walked around and shopped and I found the Star. It really was so tasty with the risotto and the pork. Currently only Walmart carries the Star/Borges butter flavored olive oil. 

Pork at Safeway

I picked up the pork at Tom Thumb (Safeway). Pork loin thinner sliced is perfect for cooking this dish in a skillet when it’s warmer and you don’t want to head up the house. I like to get their all natural pork because I feel it has a better flavor. 

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So are you ready to try my recipe?

Moscato Buttered Pear Pork with Risotto
Serves 6
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
For Pork and Pears
  1. 1 package of thinly sliced pork loins
  2. 1 bartlett pear; sliced into quarters
  3. 1/2 cup Moscato wine
  4. 2 tablespoons Star/Borges Butter flavored Olive oil
For Risotto
  1. 1 1/2 cup risotto
  2. 1 large container chicken broth
  3. 1/2 red onion; diced small
  4. 1 tablespoon Star/Borges butter flavored olive oil
  5. 1 clove of garlic; minced
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees F.
  2. In a large skillet/saute pan, add in 2 tablespoons of butter flavored olive oil with pan on medium high heat. Add in pork, 1/2 cup Moscato, and sliced pears. Cook until pork is caramelized on both side and cooked thoroughly. Place pork and pears in glass dish in oven to keep warm while cooking risotto.
  3. In a small pot add 5 cups of chicken broth and bring to a low boil. In a saute pot add in onions, butter olive oil, and garlic. Saute until tender. Add in 1 1/2 cup risotto and toast for about 2 minutes. Add in 1 1/2 cups chicken broth barely to cover. Keep at a low boil. Stirring frequently watch risotto to make sure once the liquid soaks up you add 1 cup at a time until all liquid is soaked and risotto is creamy and tender.
  4. Serve pork and pears with risotto and the rest of the bottle of the Moscato.
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Spicy Vegan Dragon Roll

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Did you know that in Japan Kirin is always drank from a glass. They don’t drink it from the bottle. Kirin’s pure, clean taste is the perfect complement to refined traditional Japanese cuisine such as this Spicy Vegan Dragon Roll, the bold flavors of modern Asian food and other flavor-forward dishes.

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One of Japan’s oldest breweries, with a history dating back to 1888. The mythical Kirin Beast is considered a good omen of serenity and prosperity.  In Japan, when everyone is ready to drink, they salute by saying “kanpai.” Kirin is a great beer and definitely needs to be served in a glass. It pairs perfectly with an Japanese cuisine especially my favorite sushi. 

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 I always think my beer should match my food. When eating Czech food I look for a good plisner or bock. When it comes to sushi a bock wouldn’t fit at all. Kirin is a perfect match to sushi. but the light version is better and goes well with noodles. We enjoyed Kirin with a few friends and they were surprised at the customs and how well Kirin went with the Spicy Vegan Dragon Roll

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Enjoy Kirin Ichiban in Japan but it is now available in select U.S. locations! Single wort brewing process.  All malt formula using only the finest two-row barley malt.  European noble hops.  A distinctively rich flavor, smooth finish, no bitter aftertaste. For the Spicy Vegan Dragon Roll here is the recipe and how to. 

Spicy Vegan Dragon Roll
Yields 3
Cucumber and avocado filled sushi topped with avocado and served with Kirin.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 cups sushi rice
  2. 2 cups water
  3. 1 large avocado; cut horizontal thin pieces
  4. 1 cucumber; cut vertical long pieces
  5. 3 sheets of sushi nori
  6. 1 -2 tablespoons chili sauce
  7. Few drops of wasabi
Instructions
  1. In a sauce pan, add rice and water. Bring to a low boil and then lower heat and cook for 20 minutes or until rice is done. Cool rice.
  2. Take your bamboo sushi roller mat and layer it with plastic wrap. Place sushi nori flat on plastic wrap. Layer with rice on one half side of back. Flip over sushi nori with rice to where the rice is facing down onto the plastic wrap. Place 2 strips of cucumber and a few slices avocado inside. Using the roller, roll sushi forward and use roller to tighten the roll. Roll again and then tighten.
  3. Layer avocado slices over the top and top with plastic wrap. Tighten again. Leaving plastic wrap in place slice into sections. Remove plastic wrap and serve with a side of chili sauce and wasabi.
Notes
  1. Serve with ice cold Kirin in a glass.
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Don’t forget it is Japanese tradition to always serve others before yourself. When in doubt fill their beer first then yours. Candice Kumai’s has partnered with Kirin for more pairing tips ans recipes! Make sure to check her out on Facebook.