Slow Cooker Chili Rubbed Pulled Pork

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds pork butt or shoulder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine all spices in a bowl.
  2. Cut pork into 2-3 inch cubes. Place the pork cubes in a large bowl & coat with spices.
  3. Place the seasoned meat in a slow cooker. Cook on high for 4-5 hours, or low for 8-9 hours.
  4. After cooking, stir the meat with a fork to shred the meat. If it’s not tender enough to fall apart when stirred, return the lid and cook for an additional 30 minutes.
  5. Keep the shredded meat in the juices from the slow cooker until ready to serve for the best flavor.

Adapted from Budget Bytes.

Grilled Chicken Marinade

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 5 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, thinly sliced

Instructions

Whisk ingredients together in a bowl and pour into a resealable plastic bag. Add chicken, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator, at least 4 hours.

From All Recipes.

Coconut-Panko Lingcod

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup panko
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 lb lingcod
  • 1 egg beaten lightly in a bowl
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Canola oil for frying

Instructions

  1. Cut the fish into a few small-medium sized pieces
  2. Mix the panko and the coconut together in a large shallow bowl
  3. Beat the egg in a separate bowl
  4. Heat about 1/2″ of oil in your pan or skillet, and when it’s good and hot dredge your fish from the egg to the coconut-panko and settle into the pan, cooking for about 3-4 minutes per side until it’s a nice golden color all around and the fish is cooked through.

From Sea Forager.

Pollo Asado

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup orange juice (about 1 medium orange)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice (about 1/2 lime)
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon achiote powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon coarse kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic (about 3 cloves)
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons dried Mexican oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2-3 pounds chicken thighs or legs

Instructions

  1. Make the marinade: Add all ingredients except chicken in a small bowl. Whisk to combine.
  2. Marinate: Place chicken in a large gallon size ziploc bag and add the marinade. Close the bag, massage together to coat all the chicken and refrigerate for 2 to 6 hours. (Do not marinate longer than 8 hours or the chicken will get tough and begin to break down.)

From Isabel Eats.

Trout with Lemon Dill Sauce

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon of butter (divided)
  • ½ cup of white flour for dredging
  • 1 lb trout fillets
  • salt & pepper as you like it
  • 1 lemon, cut half into wedges and keep the other for zesting and squeezing
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill (or 1 tablespoon dried)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives (scallions will do in a pinch)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • white wine

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Pat fish fillets dry & salt and pepper the fish.
  3. Put about a ½ cup of flour in a shallow bowl or plate
  4. Heat your pan on medium-high, then add the oil and 1 tablespoon of butter, swirl to coat
  5. Dredge your fish fillets in the flour, tap off any excess, then add to the hot pan
  6. Sauté 3 minutes per side, flip and repeat, add salt and pepper as you see fit
  7. Pile your cooked fillets on a plate and transfer to the oven to stay warm
  8. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in the pan, sprinkle in some leftover flour, and heat on low, slowly adding a splash of wine to thin, stir, splash, repeat.
  9. Add fresh dill and chives and whisk as it heats through.
  10. Add honey, and zest half a lemon over the sauce, squeeze in half of it and keep stirring so that it thickens and reduces to a nice saucy texture
  11. Plate your fish, top with the sauce, squeeze with a lemon.

From Sea Forager.

Salsa Macha

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces dried chiles (one or more of the following: arbol, chiltepin,pequin, serrano seco, chipotle, morita, puya, guajillo, ancho, mulato, pasilla — depending on the flavors and spiciness you want to go for)
  • 1 1/2ounces (1/3 cup) nuts (one or more of the following: almonds, peanuts, pecan pieces)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and halved
  • 2 cups olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar (apple cider vinegar works well here)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried herbs (one or more of the following: Mexican oregano, marjoram, or thyme)

Instructions

  1. Stem the chiles, then break or cut them open and scrape/brush/let fall out most of the seeds; cut into 1/4-inch pieces – you will have about 1 cup. (Simply use chiltepin or pequin whole.)
  2. In a large (4-quart) saucepan, combine the nuts, sesame seeds, garlic and oil. Set over medium-high heat and cook until garlic and sesame seeds are golden, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the chiles. Let cool 5 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the vinegar with the salt until the salt dissolves, then add it to the pan along with the herbs. When the mixture has cooled to room temperature, pour it into a blender or food processor and pulse until everything is chopped into small pieces. Run the processor for a few seconds until everything is finely chopped—but not pureed. Pour into a jar and store in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use.

From Rick Bayless.

Crab & Corn Chowder

Ingredients

  • 3 slices bacon
  • 1 large leek
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 12 ounces red thin-skinned potatoes scrubbed and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 8 ounces Dungeness crab meat, cooked and shelled

Instructions

  1. In a 4- to 6-quart pan over medium-high heat, cook bacon, chopped, until fat starts to render.
  2. Add white part of leek, halved, rinsed, and thinly sliced; stir until limp.
  3. Add wine and boil until almost evaporated.
  4. Add chicken stock, water, corn, potatoes, and salt.
  5. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender when pierced, about 10 minutes.
  6. Stir whipping cream into chowder.
  7. Add Dungeness crab; cover and cook until heated through, stirring as little as possible to keep crab intact.

Serve with cilantro purée.

Adapted from Sunset Magazine.