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Friday, June 20, 2014

Hosting a World Cup Party? #Recipes that are sure to be winners





After winning a nail biter against Ghana on Monday, the USA is a serious World Cup contender! Invite over your friends to cheer on our guys on Sunday, when they take on Portugal - and serve up these  delicious recipes that are sure to keep your crowd happy. And ladies if you cannot seem to get into the World Cup-read all the way to the bottom of this post-might find a few reasons to check in on the game from now and then. =D



Chili Coconut Shrimp
 frozen raw jumbo shrimp, peeled
1/4 cup cornstarch or all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup Thai sweet chili sauce
2 tbsp rice vinegar
1 cup unsweetened medium desiccated coconut, toasted



  • Preheat oven to 400F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil and lightly spray with oil. Thaw shrimp following package directions. Pat dry with paper towels. Stir cornstarch with salt and pepper in a shallow dish. In a small bowl, stir 1/2 cup chili sauce with vinegar. In another shallow dish, spread out coconut. Toss shrimp in cornstarch mixture. Then, shaking off excess starch, dip each in chili-sauce mixture and coat with coconut. Place shrimp on foil.
  • Bake in centre of oven until shrimp is cooked through, about 10 min. Serve remaining sweet chili sauce alongside as a dipping sauce.
John Cullen
Roasted Cherry and Brie Pizza
3 tablespoons garlic olive oil
Brie cheese, 8-10 slices
1 cup fresh cherries, pitted and halved
3/4 cup mozzarella, shredded (or 5-6 rounds of thinly sliced fresh mozzarella)
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped
1/2 yellow onion, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 lb. whole wheat pizza dough
Directions
Preheat oven to 450 (with the pizza stone inside, if you have one).
Meanwhile, melt butter in a skillet and add onions. Cook on low for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Onions should be a deep brown but not crispy when finished.
Simmer balsamic on medium heat for 3-4 minutes until it is a syrup consistency. Set aside.
Brush garlic olive oil over dough on pizza stone and bake 5 minutes. Remove from oven and lay the mozzarella and brie over the dough. Pile on cherries and caramelized onions and sprinkle with fresh rosemary. Drizzle with balsamic reduction. Bake 15-20 minutes.
Remove from the oven and garnish with extra rosemary.



 Juicy pulled pork sliders
  • 2 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 4 medium garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup chicken stock or low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt, plus more as needed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 (4-1/2- to 5-pound) boneless or bone-in pork shoulder (also known as pork butt), twine or netting removed
  • 2 cups barbecue sauce (optional)
Place the onions and garlic in an even layer in the slow cooker and pour in the stock or broth. Combine the sugar, chili powder, measured salt, cumin, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Pat the pork dry with paper towels. Rub the spice mixture all over the pork and place the meat on top of the onions and garlic. Cover and cook until the pork is fork tender, about 6 to 8 hours on high or 8 to 10 hours on low.
Turn off the slow cooker and remove the pork to a cutting board. Set a fine-mesh strainer over a medium heatproof bowl. Pour the onion mixture from the slow cooker through the strainer and return the solids to the slow cooker. Set the strained liquid aside.
If the pork has a bone, remove and discard it. Using 2 forks, shred the meat into bite-sized pieces, discarding any large pieces of fat. Return the shredded meat to the slow cooker, add the barbecue sauce, if using, and mix to combine. If you’re not using barbecue sauce, use a spoon to skim and discard the fat from the surface of the strained cooking liquid, and then add 1/4 cup of the liquid at a time to the slow cooker until the pork is just moistened. Taste and season with salt as needed. Add a slaw topping for a delish slider.

Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork




Keeping the Portuguese off the scoreboard will be difficult, as they boast one of the world’s best, and most arrogant, strikers. Cristiano Ronaldo, Among several of his preferred celebrations, Ronaldo enjoys taking off his shirt and flexing for the cameras after he scores a goal. One of the keys to success for the USA team on Sunday is to ensure that Ronaldo remains fully clothed throughout the match...although I can live with one goal.






10 comments:

  1. Those recipes look amazing. I would love to try the chili coconut shrimp.

    Michelle F.

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  2. Those are some yummy looking recipes. I would love to try that chili coconut shrimp.

    Michelle F.

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  3. Thanks for sharing the recipes! They look yummy!
    I'm a fan of The Red Fury, but their back-to-back losses were very, very disappointing. The Dutch are pretty strong this time around. This year could be their time to really, really shine!

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  4. The recipes look almost as good as Cristiano Ronaldo!

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  5. I like the shrimps! It's like having dynamite shrimps minus the sauce. I find the pizza very interesting though. I haven't eaten cherries in cooked form.

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  6. The recipes looks great.. i am starving!!

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  7. I don't know which one is more of a favorite for me. I pick all three!

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  8. love the shrimp recipe and the picture of C. Ronaldo!

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  9. Yummy...I haven't got a clue how to do any of that on my own but they all look mighty tasty together :)

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