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Sunday Dinner Short Ribs Asparagus Potatoes

Potato recipe
1 pound sack heirloom baby potatoes
5 tbsp butter melted (not burned butter not cooked butter)
1/3 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese(do not use the pre shredded cheese for this recipe)
Salt and pepper to taste
Zest of two lemons or two tbsp lemon zest

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Slice the potatoes down the middle In half. In a bowl combine the butter Parmesan lemon zest salt and pepper, mix to combine. Pour the mixture over the potatoes and transfer to the oven and bake until the potatoes are tender and the cheese around the edges are nice and crisp

Asparagus Recipe
2 pounds fresh asparagus
2 Roma tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped scallions
2 tbsp fresh dill chopped
3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp ground coriander
Salt and pepper to taste

In a bowl combine all ingredients except asparagus. Mix thoroughly in a bowl so the flavors can combine, cover and refrigerate until ready for use.
Bring a pot of water to a boil, add the asparagus and boil for no longer than 90 seconds. As this is happening fill a big bowl with ice water . Once the 90 seconds are up strain the asparagus and immediately add the asparagus to the ice bath(ice water) . This will allow the asparagus to keep its bright color and not over cook. Remove asparagus from cold water and pat dry. Transfer to a plate and top with the tomato mixture all over the asparagus being sure to get the juicies accumulated all over the asparagus.

Roasted blueberry Chipotle Shortribs
2 pounds short ribs
5 large garlic cloves finely chopped
2 heaping tbsp keith Lorren steak seasoning
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper(this is more of to taste so less or more will not hurt)
Salt and pepper to taste
4 tbsp butter
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup store bought Fischer Wieser Roasted Blueberry Chipotle Sauce

Seasoning the short ribs with the steak seasoning,cayenne, garlic and salt. Allow to marinate 2 hrs or up to over night. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees . Remove the short ribs from the refrigerator 15 minutes before cooking to get the chill off. Transfer the short ribs to a baking pan along with the butter. Cover and transfer to the oven and bake until tender. Next remove the short ribs from the oven Pour off the juices made from the short ribs into a bowl and add the store bought blueberry chipotle sauce to the juicies. Mix thoroughly to combine and baste the ribs with this sauce . Transfer the ribs back to the oven and bake another 10 minutes. Remove from the oven transfer to a plate and enjoy!

Moroccan Stew Chicken

2 medium sized bone in chicken breast cut into chunks
1 tsp ground coriander
1tsp cumin
1 tsp ground ginger
Handful of cilantro 1/2 cup
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp cayenne
1/4 tsp cinnamon
One 16 oz can chicken broth
1 cup dry white wine
1 medium onion chopped
1 medium red bell pepper chopped
1 medium green bell pepper chopped
2 tbsp golden raisins
Salt and pepper to taste

Season the chicken with the coriander,cumin,ginger,paprika,cayenne, onion ,  salt and pepper, allow to marinate 4 hrs or up to over night.
In a heated skillet add 2 tbsp vegetable oil make it really hot. Add the chicken to the hot pan and brown all sides, this does not have to be perfect. Deglaze the chicken with the white wine then reduce it by half. Add the cinnamon and chicken broth. Mix to combine reduce the heat to medium low, cover and allow to simmer 30 minutes. After 30 minutes add the peppers and golden raisins . Turn the heat up to medium high and allow sauce to thicken. ALWAYS TASTE FOR SALT AND PEPPER. . This should take another 10 minutes. After 10 minutes stir in the cilantro and turn the heat off. Meat should be very tender sauce thickened and cilantro still nice and bright. Enjoy!

Southern collard greens

1 smoked turkey wing flat
1 bag collard greens or 1 pound
3 tbsp Apple cider
3 tbsp hot sauce or more to taste
1 medium bell pepper chopped
1 medium onion chopped
6 large garlic cloves crushed
Enough water to cover the smoked turkey
Salt and pepper to taste

Strawberry honey Compound Butter

1/2 cup fresh strawberries
3 generous tbsp honey
Salt to taste

In a food processor add the strawberries and honey and pulse for 5-7 seconds just to get a rough chop on the berries . Add the salt and butter and pulse until combined . Transfer to bowl or plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready for use.

Sweet Southern Cornbread

1 cup flour
1 cup cornmeal
3/4 cup sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1tsp salt
1 cup whole milk
1 large egg
6 tbsp melted butter
1 poblano Pepper chopped

Sauté the pepper in a skillet for 5 minutes just to soften the pepper
Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl , combine all the wet ingredients in a separate bowl.
In a bigger bowl combine the wet and dry ingredients including the sauté peppers and gently fold and mix until combined.

Rum and Raisin Butter
1 stick unsalted butter
3tbsp  rum
4tbsp golden raisins
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Combine the raisins, agave, rum and cinnamon in a food processor and pulse for rough consistency. Add the butter and pulse again until fluffy just combined, set aside. If your butter was too soft , place it in the fridge for a few minutes.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees place the corn bread mixture in the center of the oven and bake 20-25 minutes. You can also test your Cornbread by using a toothpick, if it comes out clean it’s done. Remove from the oven allow to rest 5 minutes. Top it with the delicious rum and raisin butter and ENJOY!!

The Best Oven Fried Chicken

4 medium sized bone in chicken breast
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cayenne
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp ground garlic
1/2 tsp chili powder
Salt and pepper to taste
Marinate the chicken with all the above ingredients – 2 hrs or up to over night

Egg wash
2 whole large eggs beaten
2 tbsp milk
2 tbsp hot sauce (more if preferred ) 🙂
Mix thoroughly

Crust Ingredients
5 large fresh garlic cloves
5 sprigs fresh thyme
1 cup fresh parsley
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1 cup panko bread crumbs
3 cups plain cornflakes
1//3 cup Parmesan cheese
In a food processor add all the crust ingredients and blitz until you have rough but small crumbs
Set aside.

Pre heat your oven 375 degrees
Prepare a greased baking pan
Take the marinated chicken and coat it in the egg mixture completely.
Then take the egg coated chicken and coat it in the cornflake crumb.
Allow to rest 5 minutes before placing it in the oven .
Just before going in the oven lightly drizzle coconut oil (which i used) or butter which also works.
Place the chicken in the center of the 375 degree oven and bake 30-45 minutes . This recipes varies as far as the time. It depends on how many breast you’re making and the condition of your oven. Some may take 1 hr. To be sure, your internal temp of your chicken should read 165 degrees. The. Immediately remove from the hot pan allow to rest 5-10 minutes and serve warm. ENJOY.