Drunk Monkey Garlic & Mushroom Pork Chops
Drunk Monkey Garlic & Mushroom Pork Chops
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This is from a good friend and I trust her recipes, and this is delicious, I made this on 14 Oct 2017. The red wine imparts a nice flavor in the chops and the sauce. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
6-8 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
6-8 hours
Drunk Monkey Garlic & Mushroom Pork Chops
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This is from a good friend and I trust her recipes, and this is delicious, I made this on 14 Oct 2017. The red wine imparts a nice flavor in the chops and the sauce. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
6-8 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
6-8 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. You can use standard bone in or boneless pork chops for this. I used 4 thick cut (1 1/2 to 2 inches thick, 350 to 430 grams each) boneless loin chops, read Variant 1 listed below in the Recipe Notes if you want to use these.
  2. Place the pork chops in your slow cooker, top the chops with the mushrooms and garlic.
  3. Mix together the wine and soup, pour over the chops. (This photo is from about an hour into cooking.)
  4. Cover and cook on Low setting for 6 to 8 hours. Check for tenderness at 6 hours, if tender they are ready to be served, if not tender to your liking, continue cooking and keep checking every hour. Serve with mashed potatoes and a vegetable for a complete meal.
Recipe Notes

For the pork chops I used the thick cut loin chops, 4 of them were 200 Baht. For 4 servings, this is about $1.47 per serving.

Shortcut: Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup.

Variant: 1. Use thick cut boneless loin chops or any chops thicker than 1 inch, if you want to use these, first, pound each chop with a needle tenderizer, two, you may need to extend the cooking time for tender chops but you do risk drying them out as well, so keep checking tenderness from 6 hours on. 2. Use mushrooms you like or have available. I used Buna (brown) Shimeji, but other good choices would be White Shimeji, Shiitake, white or brown button, or even King Oyster. Regular oyster and wood ear mushrooms probably not a good idea.

Provided by Slow Cooker Kitchen and the link to this recipe is here. You have to scroll down to find this recipe.
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Beef Stew Gratin
Beef Stew Gratin
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Sounds very good, on my to cook list. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
2-3 hours
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
2-3 hours
Beef Stew Gratin
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Sounds very good, on my to cook list. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
2-3 hours
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
2-3 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 C. You will need a deep oven proof pan with a oven proof lid, if no lid, just use foil.
  2. Add salt and pepper to the flour and coat the cubed beef. Brown the beef in the deep ovenproof pan with a splash of olive oil. Remove the beef from pan.
  3. Add a bit more oil to the same pan and cook the onions until translucent, then add the carrots and celery and cook for another 3-5 minutes, then add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes more.
  4. Add in the tomato puree and rosemary and stir in, cook for a further 2-3 minutes. Add the chopped tomato and cook for 2 minutes. Add the red wine, simmer to reduce slightly. Add the beef stock and allow to reduce for about 10 minutes.
  5. Cover the pot with a lid and place in the oven for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
  6. Remove from the oven and remove the lid or foil. Give the stew a quick mix, smooth out the stew and cover with thinly-chopped peeled potatoes, arranged so they are overlapping slightly. Drizzle with the butter, and season to taste with salt, pepper, and dried thyme.
  7. Increase the oven temp to 200 C, leave the pan uncovered and place in the oven again and bake for another 45 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
  8. Remove from the oven, sprinkle the Gruyere cheese over the potatoes. Place the oven again for 5 to 10 minutes on until the cheese is bubbly.
  9. Serve.
Recipe Notes

Figure about 100 Baht for the beef, the cheese in minimal. For 6 servings, this is about 50 cents per serving.

Shortcut: Tenderizing Beef with Tomatoes.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
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Red Wine Risotto
Red Wine Risotto
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Sounds good, I have never eaten risotto so I must try this. This recipe is written as I found it. I have advice from a good friend to reverse the stock and wine, using the wine first and finishing with the stock. When I try this, I will make as listed first then will try the other approach. Sounds like a great side dish for sure.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings as a side 10 minutes
Cook Time
40-50 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings as a side 10 minutes
Cook Time
40-50 minutes
Red Wine Risotto
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Sounds good, I have never eaten risotto so I must try this. This recipe is written as I found it. I have advice from a good friend to reverse the stock and wine, using the wine first and finishing with the stock. When I try this, I will make as listed first then will try the other approach. Sounds like a great side dish for sure.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings as a side 10 minutes
Cook Time
40-50 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings as a side 10 minutes
Cook Time
40-50 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings as a side
Instructions
  1. Heat the stock in a saucepan and keep it warm at the side of the stove. Melt half the butter in a shallow saucepan, add the onion and season with salt and pepper to your liking, cook for 5-7 minutes until soft, but not browned. Stir in the rice, stirring constantly, until it absorbs the butter, about 2 minutes.
  2. Stir in about half the wine with a little salt and pepper and simmer, stirring, until the rice starts to dry, 5-7 minutes. Add a couple of ladlefuls of hot stock and continue simmering, stirring gently but constantly. When the rice dries again and needs more liquid, add the remaining wine.
  3. Continue cooking, stirring all the time and adding more stock in batches. At the end of cooking, the rice should be tender, still slightly al dente (chewy) and creamy from the starch that has begun to leach from the grains. This will take 25 to 35 minutes and don't hesitate to use plenty of stock.
  4. Take the risotto off the heat, add the remaining butter in pieces, and stir it into the rice as it melts. Taste and adjust the salt and pepper as needed.
  5. Serve immediately as a side dish topped with a bit of Parmesan cheese if desired. Served with fish cooked with cherry tomatoes on a bed of this risotto.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Inspired by good friend, Darhl Thomason.
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Italian Chicken Skillet
Italian Chicken Skillet
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Sounds really good, on my to cook list for sure.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Italian Chicken Skillet
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Sounds really good, on my to cook list for sure.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a large non stick skillet heat the olive oil over medium heat, when hot, add the chicken and garlic and cook and stir often until the chicken is no longer pink in the center, about 5 to 8 minutes.
  2. Add the wine and diced tomatoes with their juice into the pan and bring to a boil over high heat while scraping the bottom of the pan with a spatula.
  3. Stir in the pasta and return to a boil and cook without covering stirring often until the pasta is cooked through but firm, about 10 to 15 minutes, add chicken stock if the pan is getting too dry or you want more sauce. spread the spinach over the top, cover and reduce to a simmer and cook for about 5 minutes, either to wilt and cook fresh spinach or heat through frozen thawed spinach.
  4. Sprinkle on the cheese and simmer until the cheese is melted and the pasta is bubbly.
  5. Serve.
Recipe Notes

For the chicken, figure about 70 Baht. For the cheese, figure about 90 Baht. For 4 servings, this is about $1.17 per serving.

Shortcut: Italian Seasoning.

Variants: 1. Precook the pasta about 3/4 done in a separate pot of salted water before adding to the skillet. 2. Add sliced mushrooms. 3. Add diced red bell pepper.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Slow Cooker Italian Pot Roast
Slow Cooker Italian Pot Roast
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I cannot vouch for this being Italian in any fashion except for maybe the use of the red wine, sounds good though, on my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
8 hours
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
8 hours
Slow Cooker Italian Pot Roast
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I cannot vouch for this being Italian in any fashion except for maybe the use of the red wine, sounds good though, on my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
8 hours
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
8 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Let the roast come to room temp by sitting it on the counter for 30 minutes. Heat a large non stick pan on medium high heat and add the olive oil. Sprinkle the roast all over with 3 teaspoons of the kosher salt and the black pepper.
  2. Add the roast to the pan and sear on all sides, rotating the roast every 3 or 4 minutes to brown all sides of the roast. When the roast is browned, remove and place in your slow cooker.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients except the parsley. Cook on Low setting for 8 hours.
  4. To serve, remove the roast from the slow cooker and let rest 10 minutes. Slice across the grain, mashed potatoes, the veggies from the pot and gravy over the potatoes, garnish with fresh chopped parsley, sounds perfect.
Recipe Notes

For the beef, figure about 300 Baht/1 1/2 kilo roast. For 8 servings, this is about $1.10 per serving.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Lebanese Beef & Green Beans
Lebanese Beef & Green Beans
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Sounds great, green beans here would be long beans, perfect. Serve over mashed potatoes or rice. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20-60 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20-60 minutes
Lebanese Beef & Green Beans
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Sounds great, green beans here would be long beans, perfect. Serve over mashed potatoes or rice. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20-60 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20-60 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, warm the butter and the oil. Add the onions and cook slowly until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant. Add the ground beef and crumble as it cooks. Stir in tomato sauce, Worcestershire, red wine, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a low simmer.
  2. Cover with lid and simmer for at least 20 minutes or up to an hour. About ten minutes before serving, add the green beans, stir and cover with lid once more. Serve with mashed potatoes or rice. Enjoy.
Recipe Notes

Figure about 100 Baht/500 grams of beef. For 6 servings, this is about 50 cents per serving.

Shortcut: Pasta Sauce.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
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Slow Cooker Beef Stew II
Slow Cooker Beef Stew II
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Another good sounding stew recipe, this one uses caraway seed as well. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
8 hours
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
8 hours
Slow Cooker Beef Stew II
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Another good sounding stew recipe, this one uses caraway seed as well. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
8 hours
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
8 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Toss the beef with the paprika, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Coat in flour and shake off any excess. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the beef and brown on all sides. Remove the skillet from the heat and transfer the beef to your slow cooker and add the potatoes, mushrooms, carrots, and onions and stir to combine.
  2. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil in the skillet over medium heat. Add the tomato paste and stir until the oil begins to turn brick-red, about 1 minute. Add the flour and wine and whisk until thick, some lumps are ok. Add the beef broth, thyme, caraway, salt and pepper to your liking and bring to a simmer, whisking, continue simmering and whisking until the gravy is smooth and thick, just a few minutes.
  3. Pour the gravy into the slow cooker, cover and cook on low for 8 hours. The meat and vegetables should be tender. Season with salt and pepper as needed and stir in the parsley. Serve.
Recipe Notes

Estimate about 200 Baht/kilo for beef, this vary greatly. For 8 servings this is about 74 cents per serving.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Garland Davis, US Navy Cook (Ret).
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Pork Ragout with Fettuccine Pasta
Pork Ragout with Fettuccine Pasta
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A good meaty stew is always a hit here at the house, this is a must try for me.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
2-3 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
2-3 hours
Pork Ragout with Fettuccine Pasta
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A good meaty stew is always a hit here at the house, this is a must try for me.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
2-3 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
2-3 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven or pot over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, salt both sides of each rib, then add to the pot and cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Remove to a plate.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium. Add the garlic, carrot, celery, onion, bell pepper and 1/2 teaspoon salt, stir to combine and then partially cover with a lid. Cook, stirring frequently, until the vegetables are soft, about 6 minutes. Add the wine, bay leaves, thyme, crushed red pepper and 1/2 teaspoon salt and simmer until most of the wine has evaporated, about 2 minutes.
  3. Nestle in the browned ribs (and any accumulated juices), then add the crushed tomatoes and 1 cup of water and 1/2 cup tomato juice from the can. Bring to a high simmer, then adjust to a low simmer and cover the pot partially with the lid. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the meat is tender and falling apart and the sauce has reduced, about 2 hours.
  4. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add the pasta. Cook according to the package instructions, drain, reserving about 1 cup of the cooking water.
  5. Stir the parsley into the sauce and adjust the seasoning to taste with salt. Thin out with a little of the reserved pasta water and stir some of the basil.
  6. Divide the cooked pasta among bowls and top each with some ragout. Drizzle each bowl with a little olive oil, top with a generous amount of Parmesan and garnish with a few basil leaves.
Recipe Notes

Overall, the only costly item here is the pork shoulder but that is 50 Baht/500 grams, so for 4 servings, this is about 37 cents per serving. Excellent value.

Provided courtesy of good friends, Garland Davis, US Navy Cook (Ret).
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