Monday, January 25, 2010

Simply Succotash

This side dish recipe is a medley of corn, soybeans, and red bell pepper.  I saute the onions and red peppers separate and then combine with the steamed vegetables right before plating. Season to taste.

Prep Time:  10 Minutes
Cook Time:  15 Minutes
Servings:  8

Nutritional Information:
Serving size:  2/3 cup
Calories:  180
Fat:  9.2g
Saturated Fat:  3.4g
Cholesterol:  11.5mg
Sodium:  13.2mg
Total Carbohydrate:  20g
Dietary Fiber:  3.6g
Sugars:  .7g
Protein:  7.8g

(3) Cups frozen whole kernel corn
(2) Cups frozen whole shelled soybeans (Endame)
(3) Tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup green onions, white and green portions, finely diced
1/4 cup Red bell pepper, seeds removed and finely diced.
Salt and pepper to taste

  • Combine corn and soybeans in a steamer and cook until soybeans are done.
  • In a separate pan, saute green onions and peppers in butter until onions are translucent and peppers are softened.
  • Combine corn, soybeans, and sauteed mixture in a large serving bowl.
  • Toss, add salt and pepper to taste.  Serve immediately.
Recipe Links:
Check out this great video recipe for the Meatloaf and Gravy.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Basic Baked Okra

One year, while preparing a Turkey Frame Gumbo, I stumbled upon a recipe that called for baking the Okra prior to adding it to the mix...this technique is great for any recipe that calls for adding Okra to a soup or stew.  All of the flavor, none of the slime!  This is also a great side dish all by itself.

Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 30-40 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutritional Information:
Serving size:  1/2 cup
Calories:  25
Fat:  0g
Cholesterol:  0mg
Sodium:  35mg (unseasoned)
Total Carbohydrate:  5g
Dietary Fiber:  3g
Sugars:  1g
Protein:  1g

(1) 16oz bag frozen sliced Okra 
Olive Oil cooking spray
Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350-degrees (conventional) or 325-degrees (convection)
  • Spray a baking sheet with Olive Oil and add the frozen Okra in a single layer.  Give a quick spray over the top and place in preheated oven.
  • Bake 30 to 40 minutes until lightly browned, giving the pan a shake periodically to loosen any baked-on Okra.

Recipe Links:
If you have fresh, in season, Okra, you need to try This Recipe.
Here is the original and inspirational Turkey Frame Gumbo recipe.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Classic Dinner Roll Recipe

This Dinner Roll recipe is a classic from Chef John Mitzewich.  I stumbled upon Chef John and his food blog about a year ago.  He has never let me down.  I venture to say, he will never let you down either. 

Thanks Chef John - you are my Mentor!  

These are best right out of the oven, but are also good the next day.  The next day, I cut them in half, add a little butter, and toast until lightly brown.

Prep Time: 2-1/2 Hours
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Servings: 16

Nutritional Information:
Serving size:  1 Roll                   
Calories:  118
Fat:  2g
Saturated fat:  1g
Cholesterol:  6mg
Sodium:  118mg
Total Carbohydrate:  21g
Dietary Fiber:  .7g
Sugars:  3g
Protein:  3g

For the Ingredients, Method, and a Video posting of this delicious recipe Visit:
The original Video Recipe.
Published Recipe One.
Published Recipe Two.
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