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The recipes on this site have been made by myself or a close friend/family member. We have just recently started taking photos of our delicious home cooking (and semi home cooking) not all of our recipes will be pictured. Enjoy!
Note: Takk For Maten means Thank You For Dinner (or the food) in Norwegian.
Marcela's Cookery Recipes
8 to 12 pieces of Chicken Thighs
Salt and Pepper
This is the simplest chicken dish with the most wonderful taste.
5 simple ingredient's that most of us have on hand!
Chop onions so that you have ringlets. This is an important step for the smothering process.
Wash and pat dry your chicken. Salt and pepper each side.
Brown the chicken in a cast iron pan on each side about 2 min a side.
Remove the chicken from the heat.
Layer onion in the bottom of the pan then place chicken on top of the
onions 3 to 4 pieces. Continue to layer onion chicken until the chicken is covered in the onions.
Cover set the temperature to your low. Turn chicken every half hour.
There is a trick to turning the chicken.
You want them to stay layered so you need you get a long spatula and ensure
that you get under the lower level onions and flip only once.
Cook covered 1.5 to 2 hours the longer it cooks the better it tastes!
We will serve mac and cheese (Recipe coming) and a steamed veggie on the side.
Shrimp Gumbo (serves 6 to 8)
Make a Roux
In sauce or frying pan combine 1/2 cup flour and a 1/2 cup oil. Heat on med to med high while continuously stirring for approx 25 minutes until desired color. The color of the roux will be the color of ·your gumbo. Heat 10 1/2 cups of chicken stock to almost boiling then add roux. Reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes.
Add 1 cup chopped onions 1/2 cup chopped green onions, 1 cup chopped celery, 4 tbsp minced garlic, 1 tbsp dry thyme, 4 or 5 bay leaves, 1 tsp black pepper, 2 finger pinch cayenne pepper and 2 tsp gumbo file powder (optional). Simmer for 2 1/2 additional hours and then add 3-4 lbs of shrimp. Simmer another 15 min or until done and then serve over cooked rice.
Creole Garlic Shrimp Crostini
Melt butter, add garlic, pinch black pepper, creole seasonings, and finely chopped green onion. Add shrimp and sauté until shrimp are done. Place atop toasted crusty french bread or bread of choice.
SmotheredChicken (Pork Chops)
Salt and pepper chicken thighs and brown in frying pan with a little oil. In a deep pot, add a layer of onions to the bottom, then add a layer of chicken thighs. Continue to layer onions and thighs until all are used. Cook on low heat 1 1/2 hours until chicken is falling off bone.
Mix 1 cup dark karo syrup, 1 cup sugar, 4 eggs, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 tbsp melted butter. Add 11/2 cups pecan halves to 9" pie crust and pour prepared mixture over it. Bake at 350 for 55 minutes
Recipe Ingredients ·1 tablespoon vegetable oil ·One 3-pound tri-tip roast ·Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper ·2 yellow onions, sliced ·1 package onion soup mix ·2 sprigs fresh thyme ·2 bay leaves ·2 cups of water
Directions Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Heat the oil in a Dutch oven
or heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat. Season the roast lightly with salt
and pepper. Put the roast fat-side down in the pot. Cook until the bottom is
browned, about 3 minutes, then carefully flip the roast to brown on the other
side, an additional 3 minutes. Remove the meat to a plate. Drain
off all but 2 tablespoons of fat from the pot. Add the onions
and stir periodically until they soften and start to brown, about 8 minutes.
Stir in the onion soup
mix, thyme, bay leaves
and 2 cups water. Add the meat with all its juices back to the pot. Bring the
liquid to a simmer.
Cover, transfer the pot to the oven and cook until the meat is very tender but
still sliceable, 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Trans…
1 pkg (6 oz) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup rum
3 tbsp Honey
2 1/2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs (run thru a blender or food processor) 1/2
cup powdered sugar
1 cup chopped Walnuts (run
thru a blender or food processor) Powdered sugar DIRECTIONS
Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave. Stir in the rum and honey. Set
Combine vanilla wafer crumbs, powdered sugar and walnuts. Mix well then stir
into chocolate mixture.
Let stand for 30 minutes.
Shape into 1" balls. Roll in powdered sugar.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Makes about 5 dozen.