One of my most recent non HVR recipe was for Slow-cooked buffalo chicken sandwiches OMG can I say that you NEED to make these sandwiches for your next at home football fest! These were super yummy. I added some white american cheese to my sandwiches and also topped the buffalo chicken w/ a drizzling of light ranch dressing -served on a toasted hoagie bun this sandwich packed some major grindage and a slow burn. To the side I've got some roasted purple potatoes. I seriously couldn't believe the entire potato was purple - come to momma b/c I LOVE purple! Usually when I roast potatoes, I don't ever use recipes. I just cut the potatoes into quarters, and then drizzle w/ grapeseed oil, and whatever seasonings I feel like. This time around I used Lawry's seasoning salt, oregano, basil, granulated garlic, and thyme. I roasted them at 375° for roughly 30 minutes. Rounding out the meal I used an HVR recipe for Out-of-this-World Pasta Salad granted I couldn't find the romanesco broccoli, which is aka roman cauliflower. I did the next best thing and improvised w/ regular broccoli. Would I make it again? I might, but think I'll play around w/ the ingredients first.
Side note: You may have leftover buffalo chicken. Relax, leftovers are a good thing, and there are SO many different ways to use the remainder buffalo chicken - you can make buffalo chicken pizza, buffalo chicken quesadillas, yeah I'm sort of sounding like a spin off of Bubba from Forrest Gump
Another bonus activity was to find a steak recipe. Well naturally I push the edge w/ my cooking and I made Tequila Steak
I can just see mouths watering, or eyes squinting w/ wrinkles creasing the forehead. YES! I said Tequila Steak. Granted I changed the recipe up - and having made this recipe twice (first the original way, second my way) I'm going to be a food snob and say mine was better.
You don't have to make it my way, but I'll challenge you and say Do It! The original recipe called for
1/3 cup tequila
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
2 cloves garlic
8 ounces London broil steak
Okay now that was entirely TOO much cayenne pepper, SO here's the fix. Reduce the cayenne pepper to 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne. NEXT add 2 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Montreal Steak seasoning. Lets talk garlic. I appreciate that garlic cloves can add depth to many recipes, this is not one of them. I say that for the factor that you can't regulate the flavour w/ fresh garlic like you can w/ granulated garlic, meaning that 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic will taste the same each time. You can't control the size of a garlic clove, thus I suggest using 1 teaspoon granulated garlic instead of the 2 cloves of garlic. At this point, you marinate the steak overnight in a ziploc bag and let it get nice and happy. Once it's marinated - crank up the grill and cook that bad boy!