Friday, June 3, 2011

Plate up

Before I get started let me say that although these may not be the best foodie shots I have taken, they are some of the best recipes I have ever tasted. That being said this post is recipe heavy but worth the read.....three of my all time favorite recipes!

{Island Kabobs and Broccoli Salad}

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{Island Kabobs}

1/2 cup pineapple juice
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 tablespoonful brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
6 boneless chicken breast cut into 1 inch cubes
bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, water chestnuts and pineapple chunks to garnish skewers
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Combine juice and next 7 ingredients and simmer for 5 minutes. Cool. Combine marinade and chicken, refrigerate for at least one hour. Prepare grill, skewer chicken and garnish. Reserve marinade. Grill over low heat for 20 minutes basting with marinade often.
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This is one of our all time favorites. I double the marinade recipe so that all the chicken is completely covered while in the fridge.
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Original source: Very Virginia Culinary Traditions with a Twist

{Broccoli Salad}
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Topping
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 package dry ramen noodle, broken
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
brown over medium heat and cool
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Dressing
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
pepper to taste
combine in container with lid and refrigerate
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Salad
2 heads of medium size romaine lettuce
4-5 chopped green onion
1-2 crowns of broccoli (uncooked)
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Prepare and combine just prior to serving.
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The original source of the recipe is an old envelope...LOL. Yes, it is still written on the same piece of paper I wrote it on 15 years ago when my friend Susan read it to me over the phone.
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{Buttermilk Pancakes}
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Ingredients
3 cups flour
3 tablespoons white sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1&1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoons salt
3 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup milk
3 eggs
1/3 cup butter, melted
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Prepare dry ingredients and wet ingredients, keep the two mixtures separate until ready to cook. Heat a lightly oiled griddle over medium heat until water droplets sizzle. Pour wet mixture into the dry mixture and mix with a wooden spoon or fork. Do not over stir. Use 1/2 cup mixture for each pancake. Brown on each side, serve warm.
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These are the best pancakes I have ever tasted! The original recipe is from All recipes...HERE is the link.


ENJOY and have a Great Weekend!




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11 comments:

Susan said...

Oh, they book look amazing! I would love to try them both.

Hope you have a great day!

Linda Makiej said...

what greats shot for this challenge!! Yummy - thanks for posting the recipes too!

deb duty said...

Love the colors in the first one! Beatiful photo!

Cindy P said...

Oh my goodness those kabobs look amazing. I might definitely have to try that sometime!

kaye said...

lovely picture, good food and recipes included . . . thanks :D Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

Hannah said...

Those look so good! I'm going try all three. We do a very similar pancake recipe...I might have to try this one instead :)

Marla said...

These look delicious! :)

Marla @ www.blueskiesphotoblog.com

Elisa said...

Yum- thanks for the recipe. I always buy them on the stick at Whole Foods because I never know what to put on them!

Light Trigger said...

color in the first photo are just gorgeous! it makes me hungry! i want eat them! lol

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Tara said...

These looks so so good...I am going to try the Island Kabobs!! Great shots!

mommy of Five said...

I think i' know what i'm putting on this months menu!! they look so yummy! thanks for sharing the recipes as well!