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January 30th, 2012, 09:45 AM
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Use alcohol as an ingredient in a dish. (Wine vinegars are allowed.)

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January 30th, 2012, 03:11 PM
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Vinegar cheese



Starting from last weeks fried cheese recipe (Jamie Oliver's Oliver's Twist epidode 13 Bollywood) Using red wine vinegar to seperate the milk, instead of frying up the curd. I wrapped them in a coffee filter and pressed it. Also instead of using fresh milk I used 1 can of evaoprated milk and 1/8 cup vinegar. I also seasoned it with salt pepper and garlic and added food coloring.
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January 30th, 2012, 04:28 PM
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PORK TENDERLOIN IN WINE SAUCE



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1 lbs. pork tenderloin
Dash fresh ground pepper
1 tbsp. butter
1 tbsp. oil
3/4 c. red wine
1/4 c. plus 3 tbsp. water
1/8 tsp. dried basil
1 tbsp. cornstarch

Rub pork tenderloin with pepper. Melt butter with oil in large skillet that has a lid. Add tenderloin and quickly brown on all sides. Remove pan from heat. Carefully add: 1/4 cup of the wine, 1/4 cup of the water and basil. Cover and cool over low heat 30 to 45 minutes. Remove tenderloin from pan and keep warm.
Combine remaining 1/2 cup wine and 3 tablespoons water with cornstarch. Mix until cornstarch is dissolved. Stir in drippings and cook over medium heat until thickened and bubbly, stirring constantly. Slice tenderloin and serve with sauce. Serves 3 to 4.
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Beer-battered fish, candied carrots (made with DH's dish in week 4), and zucchini (made with my dish in week 4)


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Beer Can Chicken

(I just eyeball the amounts of the ingredients)

1 whole chicken
butter
seasoning (I just used poultry seasoning)
1/2 can of beer
chicken/can holder

Clean chicken. Combine butter and seasoning in a small bowl. Rub butter/seasoning mix under skin. Place chicken on chicken/can holder and place in a pan with sides (I use an 8x8x2) - Make sure neck hole is completely covered (I also cut small slits between the legs and breast to tuck the tips of the wings in to keep the wings close to the chicken to keep them from getting dry). Bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.
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January 30th, 2012, 08:23 PM
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I did Alton Brown's Fish and Chips. I have very little experience with both fish and deep frying, but it turned out pretty decent. DH even made some 'crumblies' like you get at Long John Silver's with the extra batter. The picture didn't turn out very good, but they were a perfect golden brown in person



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January 31st, 2012, 07:19 PM
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Beer-Braised Beef

3 bacon strips, diced
2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1 inch cubes
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon oil
1 medium onion, cut into wedges
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 bay leaf
1 can (12 ounces) beer
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon dried thyme
2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup water
Hot cooked noodles or rice

In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels; drain, discarding drippings. Sprinkle beef with pepper and salt. In the same skillet, brown beef on all sides in oil; drain. Transfer to a 5 quart slow cooker. Add the bacon, onion, garlic, and bay leaf. In a small bowl, combine the beer, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and thyme. Pour over beef mixture. Cover and cook on low for 5 1/2 to 6 hours or until meat is tender. In a small bowl, combine water and flour until smooth. Gradually stir into slow cooker. Cover and cook until thickened. Discard bay leaf. Serve beef with noodles or rice.
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February 1st, 2012, 06:02 PM
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Salt and Vinegar Mashed Potatoes
Steak and mushrooms in winesauce.

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Salt and Vinegar mashed potatoes


Ingredients
4 large baking potatoes, peeled and thickly sliced
Salt
1 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar or white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons butter

Directions
1. In a deep pot, add the potatoes and enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, salt the water and cook the potatoes until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain. .
3. Mash the potatoes with the remaining 1/2 cup chicken broth, the vinegar and butter; season with salt.

BROILED STEAK WITH MUSHROOM WINE SAUCE

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2 tbsp. butter
1/4 lb. mushrooms, thinly sliced
2 tbsp. finely chopped onions
2 tsp. flour
1 clove garlic
1/4 tsp. salt and pepper
2 tbsp. tomato paste
1/2 c. dry red wine
1/4 c. water
2 lb. boneless sirloin steak

In small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add mushrooms, onion, and garlic; saute until onion is transparent, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.
Stir in flour, salt, pepper and tomato paste. Blend in wine and water. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Cover, reduce heat and simmer about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, broil steak to desired doneness. Serve with wine sauce. Makes 6 servings.

Cod-and-Shrimp Stoup with Salt-and-Vinegar Mashed Potatoes

I loved the Salt and Vinegar mashed potatoes, great for the diet. I didn't even miss the butter. (i skipped it) I only made one serving because of how my DH feels about salt and vinegar potato chips.
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February 1st, 2012, 06:31 PM
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I made this last night and meant to post it but JM wouldn't let me on for some strange reason...

Roast Beast I wrapped it in foil seasoned with salt, pepper and thyme and poured 1 cup of red wine in and cooked it until it was overdone It was good but the fact that I didn't realize it was two seperate pieces stuck in one mesh bag thing screwed up with the temping it
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February 1st, 2012, 08:32 PM
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Salade Nicoise

1 lb potatoes
1 can green beans
1 can black olives
1 can chunk light tuna
2 tomates, cut in wedges
2 hard boiled eggs, halved

vinaigrette:
3/4 c. olive oil
3/4 c. red wine vinegar
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp tarragon
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp pepper

Blend vinaigrette ingredients, set aside. Peel slice and boil potatoes until soft. Drain and place into large bowl. Add green beans and olives. Pour vinaigrette over potato mixture. Cover and refrigerator and marinate for at least 4 hours, stirring occasionally. Place potato mixture (reserving vinaigrette) onto a platter. Garnish with tuna, tomatoes and eggs, pour reserved vinaigrette over garnishing.

I always serve it with Poulet Basquaise (following) which calls for alcohol, but shouldn't count for this since I just used chicken stock

Poulet Basquez

4lbs chicken breasts (bone in or boneless)
3/4 c. dry white wine (optional) [I just used chicken stock]
salt, pepper, sugar
1 bay leaf
4 sprigs parsley
1/2 lb each green & red pepper
1 lb each onions and tomatoes ((I never use tomatoes, but if you are going to, add them late in the cooking process so they don't get mushy))
1 clove garlic
1/2 tsp thyme

Put it all in the crock pot until chicken is done cooking
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February 2nd, 2012, 04:43 PM
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Salade Nicoise


Looks yummy!
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February 2nd, 2012, 06:33 PM
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Edit: Pics added I actually measured this time I was cooking with the wine we made almost a year ago


Beef Dip This is pretty spicy so if you don't like spicy half the amount of peperoncini juice.
1 onion sliced
6 cloves of minced garlic
1 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp Black pepper
10 peperocinis
1/2 cup juice from jar of peperoconis
.79 kg beef blade steak
1 cup wine
2 cups beef stock
1 Tbsp dijon mustard

In a large pot Fry Onion, when onions are almost done add garlic, cook about 1 minute.
Mix Wine, beef broth, seasonings, and dijion mustard. Pour into pan with onions and garlic making sure to scrap the bottom of the pan. Add juice and peperpocinis, then add beef. Cover and simmer on low for 6 hours. When done drain liquid and save, shred beef with two forks. Serve on buns with juice on the side.


Wine mushrooms

500ml red wine
2 cups chicken stock
1.5 lbs mushrooms
5 cloved minced garlic
1/2 tsp pepper
3 tbsp margarine
1tsp worcheshire sauce
Put everything in a crockpot for 6 hours, Then dump everything into a large pot and reduce for about 1/2 hour or so.
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February 2nd, 2012, 08:32 PM
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Beer Braised Beef with Onions



Ingredients

1 whole Chuck Roast, 2 1/2 To 5 Pounds
Salt And Pepper To Taste (Be Generous!)
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
4 whole Onions, Peeled And Sliced Thick
5 cloves Garlic Chopped
2 cans Beer
1 teaspoon Ground Thyme
1/2 teaspoon Rosemary Leaves

Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
Heat oil in a large dutch oven over high heat.
Season meat generously with salt and pepper. Sear meat on both sides, about 2 minutes per side. Remove meat from pan. Lower heat to medium.
Throw in onions and garlic. Stir for 30 seconds. Pour in beer, and add thyme, rosemary, and salt to taste---about 1 teaspoon. (Do not undersalt!) Add meat to pot, put to submerge, and place lid on pot.
Cook in oven for 2 1/2 to 3 hours, or until meat is fork tender and falling apart.
Shred meat with two forks. Serve on dinner plates and spoon juice and onions over the top.
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February 3rd, 2012, 12:23 PM
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EGGS POACHED IN WINE



Pretty self explanitory. i put red wine in the pot and used that as the poaching solution for the eggs. I then served then over toast, cheese and ham.
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Tonight we are having beef Stroganoff
One onion diced
5 cloves of garlic
Beef blade steak diced
2 carrots
.5 lb of mushrooms
Red wine
Mushroom soup ( I used a bag of frozen that was from soup week)

Fry onions garlic, carrots and meat in pan and mush rooms when meat is half done. When meat is done add wine to deglaze the pan scraping all the good stuff up and around. Add mushroom soup and cook until thick and hot. Serve over noodles or rice.
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February 4th, 2012, 09:43 AM
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Quick fix Beef Bourguignon
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4 slice bacon
1 ½ lb steak cubed (rib eye, new York, sirloin)
Salt and pepper
¼ cup flour
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp thyme
1 cup red wine
2 cups beef broth
2 tbs tomato paste
3 med carrots
2 cups pearl onions
1 cup peas

1. In dutch oven cook bacon until crisp
2. Season beef with salt and pepper dredge in flour and brown. Add garliccook 1 min and Thyme and wine and simmer. Add broth tomato paste, carrot and onion. Simmer 20 min (until carrot is cooked how you like)
3. Add frozen peas and cook 1 min.

I change this recipe up a lot. With it calling for expensive fast cook meat I have used cheap chuck and use a crock pot. This time to make it low cal I skipped the dredging and flour and just fried up the meat in heart healthy oil (canola) and used the whole can of tomato paste and that thickened it enough. I usually serve this over don’t like the pearl onions in this so I used regular and I traded the peas with mushrooms. Instead of bacon I just add bacon bits as garnish. I serve this over mashed potatoes.
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Spaghetti



I added a cup of Red Wine to my regular spaghetti sauce. Which in this case is two cans of hunts sugar free with Bell peppers, onion and mushrooms and cooked in the crock pot a few hours.
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Filets with Whiskey-Peppercorn Sauce and Marinated Grilled Shrimp



Crab-Stuffed Filet Mignon with Whiskey Peppercorn Sauce Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Marinated Grilled Shrimp Recipe - Allrecipes.com
I did not do the crab stuffing in the recipe. I also didn't use the mushrooms. The sauce is FANTASTIC, and I will definitely be making it again. The shrimp is great, too. I have made it on a few camping trips before, and it always goes over really well.
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Scrambled Eggs a la Jan Recipe - Allrecipes.com

This recipe surprised me. I HATE mayo... but I tried it anyway... and I dunno what it was but these were the best scrambled eggs ever!! Mason gobbled them up!



BEER Marinated Ribs




Ribs
24 oz of beer
mustard
bbq seasoning
BBQ sauce

Marinate the ribs in the beer over night. Then drain the beer, rub the ribs with mustard and sprinkle the bbq seasoning to coat both sides.

Wrap in foil, cook in preheated oven 200 degrees for 6-8 hours.

This is our normal way of eating ribs, so ofcourse we loved it!




Teriyaki Pork Chops



Easy Teriyaki Chops Recipe - Allrecipes.com

I marinated these for 4-5 hours and pan fried them.

I didnt get to eat them as cooking them made me nauseous, but the kids loved them and DH said it was pretty good (which is good coming from he who only likes fried & battered chops.)

Duck & Chicken Ala DH


italian dressing
red wine
olive oil
lemon juice
green onions
garlic

marinade, overnight.

saute in butter


Shrimp Scampi



butter
green onion
paprik
red pepper
lime juice
rum

saute
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February 5th, 2012, 09:29 AM
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Easy Beer Bread

Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups self rising flour
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder (optional)
3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning (optional)
1 (12 ounce) beer
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a 9x5 inch baking pan. In a bowl, mix the self rising flour, all purpose flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, onion powder, and Italian seasoning. Pour in the beer and mix until just moistened. Transfer to the prepared baking pan. Top with the melted butter. Bake 45-55 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.



Beer Battered Catfish

Ingredients:
1 pound catfish filets
1/2 cup beer
2 medium eggs
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
oil

Directions:
Pour 1/2 inch of oil into a (cast iron) skillet. Preheat oil to 370 degrees. Rinse fillets under cold running water. Pat dry with paper towels. Cut into 4 ounce servings. In a shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs and beer. In another shallow bowl, mix together the cornmeal, flour, garlic powder, salt and paper. Dip the fillets into the wet batter first and then dredge in the flour mixture. When oil is hot, but not smoking, carefully place the fillets in the skillet. Fry until browned on the bottom, about 4 minutes. Turn and fry on the other side. Lift out and drain on paper towels. Serve with lemon wedges, ketchup, or tartar sauce.
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