Tuesday, December 29, 2009

For the love of food!!!

Hi everyone....Do not fall over with surprise, this will be the second post in less than two weeks. For those of you that know me, know that I am a cooking fanatic. I love to cook! So, Rob gave me this great idea to post some of Robs favorites recipes. I like to watch the food network and use some of the recipes from there and then add my own twist to them, or I like to make up my own.
For tonight we had a classic pub favorite Nachos! So delicious and scrumptulesent!
These were inspired by nacho dish at a restaurant in Arlington, TX .

2 Large Idaho Spud
1 Sweet Onion
2 cups Cheese
2 t Cayenne pepper
2 t Cumin
2 t Chili Powder
1 t Salt
1/2 t pepper
2 limes
1 Jalapeno
4 Chicken tenders
Ariba Red Salsa
1 T Cilantro

First, lay out chicken tenders with a little extra virgin olive oil s and p and the juice of 1 lime. Put on a pan and roast in oven for 15-20 min at 450. While the chicken is cooking I dice up a half of an sweet onion and put in a pan with a little olive oil and 1T of butter, I cook those down till they are nice and brown and caramelized. While the onions are going I slice the potatoes thin but not too thin. I dry them off to absorb the water from the potatoes.
Then I fry them in canola oil 2 times ( the first is to cook them on the inside and then the second is to crisp them). After done with the second fry dust with cayenne, cumin, chili powder, and s/p mixture while they are still hot.
When potatoes are done lay them flat in one layer in a baking dish then layer in the caramelized onions and top with lots of cheese and then the cooked chicken on top with the jalapeno cut up into rounds. I put that in the oven and let cook for 10 min at 450 till the cheese melts and starts to get golden brown on top.
While the nachos are heating up I like to warm up some salsa in a pot. I specifically like the salsa from Costco called Ariba Roasted Red Salsa.
When the nachos come out dish up with a little dab of sour cream, a spoon full of the warm salsa, and a little lime juice to perk it up a bit. Then finish it off with a little cilantro:)

Well I sure hope that y'all enjoy!


Melanie said...

Yum....I'll have to try that!

I hope you love Texas. It really grows on you I think. Hopefully I'll visit Dallas again soon and I'll give you a call!

Shannon said...

Um, yes. I will definitely be trying this out. You need to keep this up - this sharing of your culinary masterpieces.

Love you!

Kara said...

I was thinking you should devote a new blog to your delicious food recipes?!?! I miss not doing weekly dinners and getting good recipes from you. Just a thought. I have thought of doing one myself, but I definately don't have the skills you have. Anyways, I hope you and Rob are doing well. Miss you and love you!!