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Katsu Sauce Recipe

Of course you can purchase prepared Katsu Sauce to make Chicken Katsu, but to be honest, I haven’t found one that doesn’t contain high-fructose corn syrup and hydrogenated oil.  Therefore, I make my own.  It’s super simple using ingredients you most likely have on hand.

Katsu Sauce Recipe

Katsu Sauce Recipe

Ingredients

  • ketchup- 1 cup
  • Worcestershire sauce- 3 tablespoons
  • dry mustard powder- 3 teaspoons
  • ground ginger- 1 teaspoon
  • garlic powder- 1 teaspoon
  • ground black pepper- 2 teaspoons

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients together
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Chicken Katsu Recipe

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Lemon Braised Chicken

Lemon-Braised Chicken

Lemon-Braised Chicken

Ingredients

  • whole chicken- 5lbs
  • lemons- 2
  • cinnamon sticks- 2
  • fresh rosemary sprigs- 4
  • STAPLES
  • poultry seasoning (like Lawry’s perfect blend), or a combination of salt, pepper, paprika and thyme
  • butter- 2 tbspns (to sauté chicken)
  • milk- 2 cups

Instructions

  1. Remove and discard neck from chicken then rinse and pat dry with a paper towel.
  2. Season chicken generously with poultry seasoning.
  3. Melt butter over medium-high heat in Dutch oven or large skillet that can be transferred to oven.
  4. Saute chicken in butter breast side up first for 20 minutes until brown, then turn over with breast side down
  5. Add milk, zest from both lemons, juice from one lemon, cinnamon sticks and rosemary.
  6. Heat oven to 325⁰.
  7. Cover chicken with oven-safe lid or aluminum foil and transfer to oven to cook for 45 minutes.
  8. Remove lid and cook for an additional 30 minutes or until internal thermometer reaches 160⁰.
  9. Serve chicken carved with sauce from pan spooned over the top.
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Reincarnate The Leftover

Don’t throw out leftover roasted chicken!  Instead, reincarnate it into something fabulous like Lemon-Basil Chicken Bake:

Lemon Basil Chicken Bake Recipe

 

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Le Creuset Enameled Cast-Iron 7-1/4-Quart Round French Oven, Cherry Red

I had been wanting the Le Creuset cookware set for some time but had always let the price deter me from purchasing.  Then I realized that buying these beautiful pots was well worth the investment.  Made in France, each pot is cast iron and enamel coated, so no worrying about chemicals leaking into your food.

I love the way my food cooks in them, especially my French Oven.  The cast iron heats up and keeps a steady temperature to cook the food and is perfect for stews and braising.

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Le Creuset Enameled Cast-Iron 7-1/4-Quart Round French Oven, Cherry Red, on sale $299.95

 

 

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Candy Apple Pork Chops

If you have leftover Skittles from Halloween, this is the perfect recipe for you.  Made with a sauce of red Skittles reduction, this is one “spooktacular” recipe!

Candy Apple Pork Chops with Easy Rice Pilaf

Candy Apple Pork Chops with Easy Rice Pilaf

Ingredients

  • boneless pork loin chops- 2 lbs
  • white wine *optional like Riesling or Chardonnay- ½ cup
  • apple cider- 1 cup
  • condensed chicken stock- 1 tub mixed with 1 cup water or 1 can chicken broth
  • Red skittles from 2 bags
  • granny smith apple- 1 cored and sliced thin
  • red delicious apple- 1 cored and sliced thin
  • For Rice:
  • long grain rice- 1 cup
  • slivered almonds- 2 oz.
  • STAPLES:
  • butter- 3 tablespoons
  • Olive oil- 3 tablespoons
  • Brown sugar- 3 tablespoons
  • Corn starch- 1 tablespoon dissolved in 1/4 cup water
  • STAPLES for Rice Pilaf:
  • olive oil- 3 tablespoons
  • garlic salt- 1 tablespoon
  • dried parsley- 1 teaspoon

Instructions

  1. Heat butter and olive oil over medium-high heat and sauté pork chops until brown on both sides; remove to paper-towel lined plate.
  2. Deglaze pan with chicken broth and wine (optional) scrapping up any bits at the bottom of pan.
  3. Add apple cider, brown sugar and corn starch water, then bring to a boil.
  4. Once boiling, reduce heat to low.
  5. Return pork chops to sauce and let simmer until pork chops are tender and cooked through, approximately 10 minutes.
  6. Remove pork chops to serving platter.
  7. Add red Skittles and dissolve in sauce, approximately 2 minutes.
  8. Add apples to sauce and simmer until tender and slightly caramelized, approximately 4 minutes.
  9. Spoon apple and sauce over pork chops and serve any extra sauce in a gravy boat or bowl.
  10. Rice:
  11. Bring rice and 2 cups of water to boil
  12. Once boiling, cover rice and reduce heat to low to simmer until all water is absorbed.
  13. Once water is absorbed, add olive oil, garlic salt, parsley and almonds and mix well.
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Turkey Pizza Burgers

Easy Dinner Recipe

Turkey Pizza Burgers

Turkey Pizza Burgers

Ingredients

  • ground turkey- 1½ - 2 lbs
  • spaghetti sauce- 1 small jar of your favorite
  • shredded mozzarella cheese- 1 cup (8 oz.)
  • shredded Parmesan cheese- 1/2 cup
  • black olives, sliced- 1 small can, drained
  • STAPLES:
  • garlic salt- 1 tablespoon
  • olive oil

Instructions

  1. Season turkey with garlic salt.
  2. Heat olive oil in heated or non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Hand form burger patties and place in skillet to cook, flipping once, until cooked thoroughly, approximately 7 minutes per side
  4. While in skillet, top burgers with a spoonful of sauce, a small handful of mozzarella cheese (about 2 tablespoons) and some olives.
  5. Cook thoroughly and until cheese is melted over medium heat, approximately 4 more minutes.
  6. Transfer to plate.
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