All posts filed under: Meats

Sesame Chicken and Jasmine Rice

It’s been a while, folks.  After viewing this picture on my Instagram, a lot of you have been requesting the recipe.  I promised it would be up “shortly”, but, unfortunately, I can’t control that #LawyerLife. However, after all the take out, missed groceries, and forlorn glances out of the floor-to-ceiling windows to my gilded cage–err, office–it’s high time for a home cooked meal. And thank goodness, too, because this one is pretty easy to make and comes in at around 680 calories per plate. So let’s get down to the nitty gritty shall we? Because let’s face it–I still have contracts I need to draft. What You’ll Need 10 ounces chopped chicken breast ½ cup jasmine rice 2  tsp minced garlic 2 scallions ½ pound bok choy 3 tablespoons cornstarch 3 tablespoons soy glaze 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 2 tablespoons sesame oil 1 teaspoon black and white sesame seeds ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes In a small pot, bring to boil the rice, a pinch of salt and 1 cup of water. Once boiling, cover and reduce the heat to low. Cook 12 to 14 …

Fourth of July Eatery Series: Spicy Turkey Burgers

Continuing the Fourth of July Eatery Series–in true patriotic fashion–we’re taking it to the grill.  We’re putting a spicy twist on the good ole’ burger with this easy to make recipe. 😀 What You’ll Need: 1 pound ground turkey ¼ cup seeded, chopped banana peppers ½ cup crumbled goat cheese ¼ tsp season salt ¼ tsp cayenne pepper ½ tsp black pepper 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped 1 avocado – peeled, pitted, and diced 1 onion, diced 1 tomato, diced 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped ¼ cup lime juice 1/8 tsp salt How to Make: Preheat grill for high heat. In a bowl, mix the turkey, peppers, and goat cheese. Season with season salt, cayenne pepper and ¼ tsp black pepper. Form the mixture into 4 or 5 patties.  Cook patties until no longer pink, about 8-10 minutes on each side (internal temperature should be 180 degrees F).   In a bowl, toss cilantro with avocado, onion, tomato, jalapeno peppers, lime juice, salt, and black pepper to make an avocado salsa mix.   Serve the burgers …

Fourth of July Eatery Series: Tasty Sirloin Skewers

What’s Independence Day without a variety of skewer meats? Here’s another side for the Fourth of July Eatery Series that’s sure to please your taste buds!  Coming in at approx. 89 calories/skewer (makes 14 skewers), the scale will be pleased too. Here’s What You’ll Need: 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup soy sauce 1 tsp dried oregano 3 tbsp minced garlic 2 medium yellow onions, cut into 1 inch pieces 2 large green bell peppers, cut into 1 inch pieces 3 tbsp dark brown sugar 3 tbsp distilled white vinegar 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/8 tsp seasoned salt 2 pounds beef sirloin steak, cut into 1 inch cubes 8 oz white mushrooms 6 skewers How to Make: In a large glass bowl, mix together lemon juice, olive oil, soy sauce, oregano, minced garlic, brown sugar, distilled white vinegar, garlic powder, and seasoned salt. Reserve about 1/4 cup of this marinade for basting.  Add steak  and mix well. In a 2 gallon Ziplock bag, add onions, mushrooms and green peppers.  Top with marinade and shake. Refrigerate overnight (or if you’re in a …

Fourth of July Eatery Series: Rosemary Chicken Skewers

The sides of the Fourth of July Eatery Series are coming along nicely.  This is a modification on a recipe a friend gave me and, believe it or not, the modifications actually took the calorie count down!  Though high in calories, this side dish is just too good to pass up!  The recipe makes 8 skewers at approx. 347 calories/skewer. What You’ll Need:  ½ cup olive oil ½ cup ranch dressing 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 1 tbsp minced fresh rosemary ½ tsp salt 1 tsp lemon juice 1 tsp white wine vinegar ¼ tsp ground black pepper 1 tbsp brown sugar (optional) 5 skinless, boneless chicken breasts – cut into 1 inch cubes 2 large red onions, cut into 1-inch pieces 6 slices turkey bacon 6 bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 2 hours How to Make: In a medium bowl, whisk together the olive oil, ranch dressing, Worcestershire sauce, rosemary, salt, lemon juice, white wine vinegar, pepper, and sugar. Let stand for 5 minutes. Place chicken in the bowl, and stir to coat with the marinade. Pour …