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River Watch Week – BBQ Byway

River Watch Week – BBQ Byway

With the Army Corps of Engineers blasting levees and flooding over 100,000 acres of land I wanted to bring everyone along on a tour of the affected areas… from Cairo, Illinois to Louisiana this spring is bringing rain 300% above normal already.

Monday – Memphis District MunchiesElvis Meatloaf
Tuesday – Vicksburg District Vittles – Mississippi River Chicken & Dumplings
Wednesday – New Orleans District Nosh
Thursday – BBQ Byway
Fishy Friday River Style

The Shack sandwich from Arkansas

Bring the taste of The Shack from Arkansas to your house.

Today I wanted to give you some suggestions from both ends of this flood with a BBQ focus.  Some are straight sauces while others are “different” dishes.  Many of these could be used to serve a tasting menu of several different styles with each person getting one rib of each style.

Menu

Regional Lists

Bill’s Barbeque – Tour of the Southeastern US differences in sauce.

Southern Cooking by State – Quick category page to search the region on Allrecipes.com

Favorite Barbecue Sauce Recipes – Mega list of recipes from around the web. Only one is on the below list.

Kentucky

Owensboro Mutton Barbecue Sauce makes for a good flavor base for Burgoo, the traditional western Kentucky stew rich with vegetables and bold flavors.

Western Kentucky Pork Barbecue Sauce – Ketchup with dry mustard and other spices.

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Posted by on 12 May 2011 in United States of America

 

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River Watch Week – Memphis District Munchies

River Watch Week – Memphis District Munchies

With the Army Corps of Engineers taking the Flood Fight 2011 – Operation Watershed downriver we will take a culinary tour of the affected areas:

Monday – Memphis District Munchies – Elvis Meatloaf
Tuesday – Vicksburg District Vittles – Mississippi River Chicken & Dumplings
Wednesday – New Orleans District Nosh
Thursday – BBQ Byway
Fishy Friday River Style

Elvis Meatloaf Lunch

Elvis meatloaf with a Paula Dean twist for a light and cheesy lunch.

From Cairo, Illinois in the North to the mouth of the White River in Arkansas the Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District is the center of  as levees are blasted and the Mississippi spills from its banks.  Here are some suggestions on local fare you might find as you travel the Great River Road.

Menu

Regional Recipe Guides

Southern Illinois Outdoor Magazine

Elvis Recipe Postcard Collection – 13 recipes published as a series.  There are other places on the web that the recipes are easier to read, but this is the only place that may have all of them in one place.

Entrée

Cheeseburger Meatloaf and Sauce – Paula Dean’s spin on Elvis’ recipe.

Slow Cooker Rotisserie Style Memphis Chicken – Spiced whole chicken cooked dry on aluminum foil balls in a slow cooker.

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Posted by on 9 May 2011 in United States of America

 

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Cinco de Mayo Dinner News – France vs. Mexico

Stewed Beef, Mexican Rice, and a Bolio

Celebrate Mexico's triumph with dishes the French left behind.

The Menu

Today marks the victory of Mexico over the French but is often celebrated with Tex~Mex classics.  Change it up this year and bring the wonderful baked goods, cream sauces, and squash blossoms to your dinner table or margarita party.

Appetizer

Crepas de Flor de Calabaza – Crepes filled with squash blossoms and covered in a poblano cream sauce.

Memelas with Queso Fresco and Charred Tomato Sauce – Small hand-made tortilla disks with seasoned tomatoes and cheese.

Tinga – Fried chicken tortilla rolls.

Entree

Guisado de chambarete –  Stewed beef in potato, corn and chayote.

Pollo Poblano – Chicken in a poblano cream sauce.

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2 May 2011 Dinner News – Abbottabad, Pakistan

Roti

Grab a roti or two and enjoy a spicy meal in the green foothills of Pakistan.

Like our own West Point, the main Army training college of Pakistan is located in a lush green rural suburb of a major metropolitan area. The images flooding the news tonight show one neighborhood in one district and there is much more to the people of Abbottabad.  The food offerings are internationally diverse and provide for everything from pizza delivery to fine French dining.

Tonight we take another look at the cuisine of Pakistan (28 March Dinner News – Pakistan & India) with an eye toward the cultural imports rather than just neighboring similarities.

The Menu

Islamabad and it’s suburbs are very commercialized areas.  Driving through the restaurant district you would be greeted by Kentucky Fried Chicken, Subway, and a variety of local Chinese and Italian locations. The native cuisine has the influence of vibrant fruits and spices with the dominance of chicken a whole wheat in this region.

Entree

Chicken Karahi – Fresh ginger and green chilies create a unique taste from other chicken dishes with garam masala.

Murgh Mussallam – Yogurt marinade is topped off with a rub of fried spices before a whole chicken is baked in the oven inside of a foil packet.

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Posted by on 2 May 2011 in Pakistan

 

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National Egg Salad Week – Deviled Dishes

National Egg Salad Week – Deviled Dishes

Welcome to a week-long celebration of all things egg… peel back the shells and enjoy some new ways to have an egg-cellent meal.

Monday – Dessert First – Cadbury Deviled Eggs
Tuesday – Devilish Dishes – Inside Out Deviled Eggs
Wednesday – Entrée Entries – Scotch Eggs
Thursday – Global Ovals – Bauernsalat
Friday – Tour d’ America – Pittsburgh Maurice Salad

Mix up some devilish new recipes this year

Mix up some devilish new recipes this year

When you say deviled egg I see visions of pickles, mustard and mayonnaise. These options expand the creativity of both layout and taste to give you some spicy, some cute, and some refreshing options to use all picnic season long:

Red Chile Deviled Eggs – Chipotle and Ancho with Chives and Cilantro.

Cute Deviled Eggs – Liver pate in these cute upside down duck / swans.

International Incident Party – Deviled Eggs with Potato, Irish Cheddar, and Bacon. See my step by step take on this recipe in today’s National Egg Salad Week – Inside Out Deviled Eggs.

Blue Smoke Deviled Eggs – National BBQ Association recipe that includes their “Magic Dust” BBQ rub.

Colorful Deviled Flowers with Salmon – Eggs formed into flowers and filled with smoked salmon mix.

Avocado Wasabi Deviled Eggs – Balanced with balsamic and green onion.

Smokey Deviled Eggs – Paprika and sun dried tomato.

 
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Posted by on 26 April 2011 in Holidays Away from Home

 

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National Egg Salad Week – Inside Out Deviled Eggs

National Egg Salad Week – Inside Out Deviled Eggs

Welcome to a week long celebration of all things egg… peel back the shells and enjoy some new ways to have an egg-cellent meal.

Monday – Dessert First – Cadbury Deviled Eggs
Tuesday – Devilish Dishes – Inside Out Deviled Eggs
Wednesday – Entrée Entries – Scotch Eggs
Thursday – Global Ovals – Bauernsalat
Friday – Tour d’ America – Pittsburgh Maurice Salad

Bright and smoky alternative to traditional deviled eggs.

Bright and smoky alternative to traditional deviled eggs.

This recipe is a rif on the Egg Baked Potato recipe posted at The Daily Spud. The original recipe used the outside portion of a twice baked potato to cook an egg.  Here the author used the white of an egg to present a potato salad.  My modification is to add back in the egg yolk and use an aged New York Cheddar rather than an Irish style cheese.

Ingredients

Ingredients

Break Down

Dice, Shred, and Mash

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Posted by on 26 April 2011 in Holidays Away from Home

 

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Brunch News Sunday – Red River Flood

Middle Eastern Angel Hair Pasta Hot Honey Cake

Middle Eastern Angel Hair Pasta Hot Honey Cake from North Dakota Wheat commission and my kitchen

This week the Red River on the border of North Dakota and Minnesota is starting to swell at the beginning of what may be a very long flood season for the region. This region is filled with interesting dishes from Germany and Scandinavia that you will not see past these borders.  Here are some dish suggestions, photo tours, and local stories to help you bring the Red River to your brunch or dinner table tonight.

The Meal

Entree

North Dakota Knoephla Soup – Dumplings in chicken broth with potato and carrots.

Fleischkuechle – Ground beef turnovers from the recipe collection of NDSU “Germans from Russia” website.

Sweedish Lutefisk – As the recipe states “you acquire a taste for (like Haggis).” Very simple – fish, lye and a saw.

Side Dish

Middle Eastern Angel Hair Pasta Hot Honey Cakes – Great brunch entrée or dinner side dish.  Super easy to make, could easily change the spices to match any meal.

Minnesota Wild Rice – collection of side dishes, salads, and even a pie from the Visit Minnesota website.

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Posted by on 10 April 2011 in United States of America

 

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