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Old 10-03-2011, 04:05 PM   #1
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What is that one thing

What is that one meal that you or your wife / mom or dad cooks that just absolutly kicks ass with you and anyone else who eats it?
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Old 10-03-2011, 04:23 PM   #2
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Chipotle-Lime Chicken Tacos with Corn Salsa

Ingredients:
1 skin-on whole chicken
Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
1 lime, zested and juiced (lime halves reserved), plus
1 lime, zested
1/4 cup water
1 cup crema --- I just used whipping cream
2 chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, finely minced into a paste
8 (6-inch) corn tortillas, warmed
Almost-Famous Corn Salsa (see recipe below)

Directions:
1. Preheat the grill to 400 degrees F.
2. Generously season the chicken, on the outside and inside of the cavity, with salt and pepper, to taste. With your fingers, put some of the lime zest under the skin of the chicken. Sprinkle the lime juice over the chicken and put the halves into the cavity. Put the chicken in a roasting pan, breast side up, and add 1/4 cup of water to the bottom of the pan.
3. Roast the chicken until the internal temperature registers 165 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer, when inserted in the thickest part of the breast.
4. Remove the chicken from the grill to a carving board, let sit until cool enough to handle.
5. In a small bowl, combine the crema, minced chipotles, remaining lime zest, and salt and pepper, to taste.
6. Once the chicken has cooled, pull the meat from bones and shred.
7. Combine the shredded chicken with chipotle crema mixture.
8. Place some of the chicken mixture on a warm tortilla, spoon on some corn salsa and a little sour cream. Garnish with some zest from the remaining lime and serve with lime wedges.
Notes:
Can be served as a burrito using a larger tortilla and adding black beans, a Spanish rice and some chopped lettuce.

Almost-Famous Corn Salsa

Ingredients:
1/2 small poblano chile pepper, seeded
3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt
1 cup fresh corn kernels (from 2 ears), or 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons chopped red onion
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions:
1. Preheat a grill to medium high.
2. Soak two ears of corn in cold water for a minimum of 30 minutes, and then grill in the husk medium for one hour. Strip corn from the cob when done.
3. Brush the poblano with 1 teaspoon olive oil and grill, skin-side down, until charred but still firm, about 5 minutes. Cool slightly; peel and finely chop.
4. Mix the corn, poblano, jalapeno, cilantro and red onion in a bowl. Stir in the remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil, the lime juice, sugar and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
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Old 10-03-2011, 04:32 PM   #3
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I am most noted for my world famous Carne Guisada. Now my Mama made the best cornbread, fried chicken, tates, Pet Milk Gravy and hotcakes which ever been invented. The Little Bride can come close to her on the chicken and gravy but cant touch the cornbread or hotcake standard. We eat the stuff out of the little packets most times. Now my MIL made the best pinto beans on the planet. She used water beans and salt.
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Old 10-03-2011, 04:58 PM   #4
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Mom made the best fried liver and onions and my Dad made the best Gumbo and sous.
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Old 10-03-2011, 05:42 PM   #5
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My mom still makes the pasta fagioli
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:06 PM   #6
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Re: What is that one thing

Mom's lemon meringue pie.
My wife's lasagna.
Gramma's white bread.
Me.......I can't cook
What about you Dolla' Billy.
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:52 AM   #7
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Mom's lemon meringue pie.
My wife's lasagna.
Gramma's white bread.
Me.......I can't cook
What about you Dolla' Billy.

Wifes Zuchini Casserole
Wifes Lasagna
Dads grilled wahoo/halibut /mahi.
Flank steak tacos

Ill try to get that zuchini cassreole recipe and post.

Thanks for the recipe bbqzzz. I'll get to it at some point. I still need to get to BW's carne gusida recipe.
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Old 10-04-2011, 11:15 AM   #8
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Moms fried chicken and she makes me a Milky Way cake every year for my birthday. I almost have her biscuits and her holiday dressing mastered,almost!
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Old 10-04-2011, 12:35 PM   #9
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Moms tuna noodle casserole, which I now make for my kids. My grams fried chicken. And my lasagna verde is quite yummy!!!
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Old 10-04-2011, 06:36 PM   #10
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Mom's lemon meringue pie.
My wife's lasagna.
Gramma's white bread.
Me.......I can't cook
What about you Dolla' Billy.

Wifes Zuchini Casserole
Wifes Lasagna
Dads grilled wahoo/halibut /mahi.
Flank steak tacos

Ill try to get that zuchini cassreole recipe and post.

Thanks for the recipe bbqzzz. I'll get to it at some point. I still need to get to BW's carne gusida recipe.
My wife and I had a lasagna kinda' throw down a while back. She won hands down. I'd like to see your Wife's recipe to compare.
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