October 5, 2010

Florida Chicken

                  Prep. Time: 10 minutes - Cook Time: 10-12 hours - Servings: 6-8

1 (10 oz) can. Spanish style vegetable soup
1/2 C. orange juice
2 T. honey
1/4 C. chicken broth
2 T. fresh lemon or lime juice
1/2 tsp. minced ginger root
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp. dried chives
1 tsp. parsley flakes
3 lbs. frozen chicken parts or frozen chicken breasts

     In a medium bowl, whisk together vegetable soup, orange juice, honey, chicken broth, lemon juice, minced ginger root, minced garlic, dried chives and parsley flakes. Mix until well combined. Ladle some of the liquid mixture into bottom of slow cooker.

    Place some of the frozen chicken parts over sauce and top with additional sauce. repeat each layer.
Cover and cook on low setting for 10-12 hours.
  To serve, remove chicken to serving platter.
Spoon sauce over each serving.

Garlic Tilapia

Garlic aficionados all over the world love the pungent taste of garlic, but this sharp flavour is actually believed to have evolved as a way of keeping hungry creatures away. The phytochemicals responsible for the sharp garlic flavour are only produced when the plant's cells are damaged. In order to get the most out of your garlic, it is therefore important to chop, mince, crush, or chew it – or injure the cells in some other fashion. When you damage a garlic cell, enzymes stored in the cell vacuoles will trigger the breakdown of various compounds containing sulphur and this is what gives dishes with garlic their characteristic taste.
  • Butter for greasing
  • 4 tilapia fillets
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 3 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of dried parsley flakes
  • Black pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Grease a baking dish with butter.
  3. Rinse the tilapia fillets under cool water and pat them dry.
  4. Place the fillets in a single layer in the baking dish.
  5. Finely chop the garlic.
  6. Melt the butter. 
  7. Pour lemon juice over the fish and drizzle melted butter on top.
  8. Sprinkle with chopped garlic, parsley and pepper.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven until the fish can be easily flaked with a fork. This will normally take roughly 30 minutes. 

SOUTHWESTERN QUICHE

1 frozen pie crust shell
3/4 c. grated Cheddar cheese
1/2 c. grated Monterey Jack cheese
3 lg. eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. white pepper
1 1/4 c. half & half light cream
1 c. broccoli, precooked
1 c. chopped cooked bacon or Polish sausage or ham or Italian sausage or ground beef
1 can mushrooms, drained
2 tbsp. finely chopped onion
 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix cheeses together and spread on bottom of pastry shell in pie pan. In medium bowl, mix the eggs, salt, pepper, cream, broccoli, meat and onions. Pour over cheese-covered pastry. Bake 40-45 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean. Put pie pan on cookie sheet to catch any drippings and keep oven clean. Serves 4 to 6.