Well K-dog this might be your lucky day, as I happen to be a chef, and for Ats I'll share a few things.
First up Tuna Cassorolle(i know not a very chefy start but it comes)(Cheap)
This dish is one that helped feed a very broke household many a time, and is very simple to make, as well as being one of my favorte things to eat.
You will need:
2 cans tuna
2 box's of cheddar (insert fav. Mac n Cheese here)
4 cans of cream of celary soup
A box of Ritz crackers
Pre heat oven to 350. Then your going to cook your mac n cheese and mix it up. Then put in a BIG cassarole dish, add in your drained tuna and 4 cans
of celary soup mix. Stir it all up nice and good and add on some crumbled ritz crackers over the top (as much as you desire), then bake for 20-30 mins
or until the crackers ontop start to darken and crisp.
Cocunut Shrimp (moderate)
Another simple recipe that will become a favorite instantly.
Here's what you'll need:
1 beer (I would recomend Richards Red or Alexander Kieths ale, but feel free to try your own beer too)
Some All Purpose Flour
Fine shredded coconut
Now this recipe works best with a deep fryer, but it can also be done with a pan and some oil. Now start by mixing the batter. In a mixing bowl put
some beer( you probably wont need a full one depending on how many shrimp you plan on cooking) and an egg whisk the two together. You are then going
to slowly start adding in your flour. Keep beating while your put flour in to avoid chunks. Continue to add flour until you have a nice thick batter.
Your then going to FIRSTLY (important so you don't burn yourself) add a nice thick (at least a cm) of canola oil into a large pan. AFTER the oil is in
the pan turn your heat on your stove up. Now the heat is going to vary depending on the stove. I sugest trying this at a lower heat at first and make
an appropriate addjustment from there(for a deepfryer set to 345). While your oil is heating lay a sheet pan out with the shredded coconut, this will
be for breading. After your oil is heated up your going to take your thawed shrimp and grabbing them by the tail dip them in the batter, be sure to
allow the excess batter to fall off. You will then take the shrimp and put them in your coconut. Encase the entire outside in coconut and press firmly
to tighten. Gently put the shrimp in the oil, being carefull not to splash. Cook to a crispy Golden brown.
Stuffed Lobster Tail(Vary's on price of lobster)
Now for this one your going to have to look up how to de-tail a lobster and stuff it, but I thought I would share with you my secret stuffing recipe
for the lobster.
You will need (2 lobster)
4 Tblsp of butter
2 cups of crushed salted crackers
A tsp of finely diced sweet basil
A pinch of dill
A dash of lemon juice
1/4 cup red onions finely diced
Start by breaking up the butter with a fork. Make sure the butter is NOT softened. The stiff butter will help the stuffing hold together nicely. Then
add the rest of your ingredients into the butter and mix well with a fork. Add this to your boiled lobster tail that has been properly dealt with, and
bake at 375 till the stuffing become light Golden brown.
Now this last one is a treat for the adults, and isn't actually a food recipe, but rather a drink thats meant to warm the soul on a cold winters
You will need
1 bottle red wine
6-8 ounces scotch
A cinamon stick
A star Anise
Throw everything into a pot, and put the pot on the stove on a very low heat, you want simply a light steam comming of it. Let the pot stay on low
heat for about an hour stiring vigilantly to ensure that it does not burn. After you want to strain out the cinamon stick and star anise, allow this
to cool in the fridge overnight. You can drink it when its done, but if you allow it to cool the flavour will greatly richen. Warm up to serve...
Well I think that brings us to the end of our journey for now. Hope you have fun cooking these things, I know my pallet has thanked me greatly for
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