Thursday, October 15, 2009

Bread Pudding

1 Kings Bakery or Ani's Sweet Bread
1 cup Raisins (optional)
1 cup Apple Pie Filling (optional)
2 cups Milk
1 cup Sugar
1 block Butter
5 Eggs
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 tsp. Cinnamon

1) Heat up milk sugar, butter in a saucepan until butter is melted. Cool till warm.
2) Tear bread into 2" pieces & place in a greased 9x13 pan. Sprinkle raisins in between the bread. Spread pie filling on top.
3) Mix eggs, vanilla, cinnamon in a separate bowl. Add to cooled milk mixture. Pour over bread.
4) Use the back of spoon to press on bread to make sure bread is saturated.
5) Bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

this goes well with vanilla bean ice cream! Thanks Jada!

Grill Shrimp

I tried this at a friend's house and it was finger licking good! He was able to give me the ingredients, so here is my measurements that goes with the recipe:

1 cup Olive Oil
3 Tbsp Honey
3 tsp Shoyu
drops of hot sauce (the rooster one is best but any viet ones are just fine)
drops of Worchestershire sauce
crushed Hawaiian Salt
3 cloves minced garlic

Put them all together in a ziploc bag and marinade in the fridge for about an hour before grilling. Peeled shrimp would be about 4-5 minutes on one side and then 3 minutes on the other side or until it turns pink, if you cook it too long it'll turn dry. If it's not peeled, it can be cooked alittle longer or until the shells are crunchy. Some likes to eat with shell on because of this. I like to lick/suck the shell first and then peel it and then eat the inside.

Short Ribs

This goes really well with thick boneless shortribs (can be found at Costco).

1/2 cup shoyu
1/4 cup honey
1 apple, peeled and cored (this is to tenderize the meat)
3 cloves of garlic
some green onion
2 tablespoon sesame oil
1/2 cup chili garlic sauce (sweet or regular)

Put them in food processor and pour them in the short ribs in a ziplog bag. Marinate for at least 24 hours, then grill. YUM!

Steak Marinade

I was told this was an awesome steak marinade:

1/3 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup olive oil
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons garlic powder
3 tablespoons dried basil
1 1/2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
1 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (optional)
1 teaspoon dried minced garlic (optional)

Marinade for 5 - 8 hours then pop on the grill.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Mahi Mahi with Mushrooms and Onions

I haven't made these in awhile...I haven't seen frozen mahi at costco in a long time. It comes boneless and skinless and individually packaged. I like that alot! I made these for Mother's Day couple years back, since my parents have never tasted my cooking until then. My dad loves it! I think he was proud of me!

1 lb Mahi Mahi (boneless skinless)
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup shoyu
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup diced onions
8oz mushrooms, sliced
half an onion, sliced

Marinate mahi with olive oil, shoyu, black pepper, minced garlic, and onion for an hour in the fridge, turn over every 30 min to completely marinate the mahi. Cook sliced onions on a skillet until half done (about 3-5 minutes), place them over a layer of sliced mushrooms on a baking pan. Pour marinated mahi and its marinate on top of the mushroom and onion layers. Baked at 350 degrees until fish is soft and easy to break apart (approx 20-30 mins). Serve it with rice. I would place rice on the bottom, then the mahi, then the mushrooms and onions, then drizzle the sauce on top! The sauce goes really good with rice. I can eat the sauce and the rice by itself and I'll be happy! haha. easy dish yet delicious, so it's a must try!