Friday, October 30, 2009

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Omg this was so good. I know I say this every time I make something but this was so flavorful. Ok so I wanted to make some sweet sour meatballs since its been ages since I've had them. Found this recipe on I made a few changes to the recipe listed on the site. I only used half the amount of vinegar, and I added pineapple chunks and green pepper, also garlic power and used Italian bread crumbs and 2 eggs instead of the 1. LOL but besides those minor changes the recipe was the same . The hubbie loved it and it was super easy. I will defiantly make again. Below is my recipe.

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs (Italian style)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 can of pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 green pepper finely sliced
Directions :
  1. mix , ground beef, eggs, breadcrumbs, onion, seasonings, in bowl. Roll into meatballs about 1 to 1 1/2 inches in size.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, saute the meatballs until browned on all sides.Remove from pan and bake @ 350 until done about 10mins.
  3. In skillet saute green pepper put aside.
  4. In a separate medium bowl, mix together the water, vinegar, ketchup, cornstarch, sugar and soy sauce. Pour into pan allow sauce to thicken. Add green pepper, pineapple chunks and meatballs. Continue to heat until the sauce just starts to bubble.
  5. Serve over white rice

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Teriyaki Mahi Mahi, Crab Legs,Garlic Mashed potatoes Yummy

Yummy, Ok so I have really been slacking on updating my blog. But this meal has been by far one of the yummiest dinners I have cooked in awhile and so deserves to be blogged about. Ok, little background info on this, I never have cooked Mahi Mahi before, or tried it so it was defiantly a new treat. Originally I wanted to cook Orange roughy but they didn't have any at the market... bummer. Mahi Mahi was on sale so I picked some of it up. I made a teryiaki marinade and let the mahi mahi sit in the fridge for 35mins to soak up some flavor. When it was ready I cooked on the george forman for about 5 mins then I poured the rest of the marinade over it and baked until done. OMG so good. The hubbie is a big seafood lover so steamed some crablegs and made some garlic mashed potatoes.

Mashed potatoes
6 idaho potatoes cut up boiled in broth
once done added 1/3 cup sour cream, 2 table spoons butter, 1/4 cup milk, 1/4 cup grated parmesean,1/4 c cheddar cheese, 2 roasted garlic cloves. Mix well . Serve

Crab Legs super easy :
In large steamer pot steam with old bay until done. Serve with garlic butter.