Pea Salad II

Pea Salad II
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Sounds good, I will be getting some frozen peas next time I go up to the city. On my to prepare list for sure. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
16 servings 15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
16 servings 15 minutes
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Sounds good, I will be getting some frozen peas next time I go up to the city. On my to prepare list for sure. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
16 servings 15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
16 servings 15 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl mix everything together except the peas. When mixed, add the peas and stir to coat them.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or more before serving. Leftovers can be kept covered in the fridge for several days.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Shortcut: Seasoned Salt.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
United States.

Sausage & Bean Casserole

Sausage & Bean Casserole
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This comes from a good friend and sounds delicious! I was hooked when sausage was mentioned. This a flexible recipe, if you don't have Spanish Chorizo, go with more pork sausage, don't have a yellow bell pepper but you have a green one, go with that, see, easy as that. On my to cook list. You can make the baked beans yourself but will another day to the process. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
1 1/2 hours
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
1 1/2 hours
Sausage & Bean Casserole
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This comes from a good friend and sounds delicious! I was hooked when sausage was mentioned. This a flexible recipe, if you don't have Spanish Chorizo, go with more pork sausage, don't have a yellow bell pepper but you have a green one, go with that, see, easy as that. On my to cook list. You can make the baked beans yourself but will another day to the process. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
1 1/2 hours
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
1 1/2 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 C.
  2. In a large oven proof pot, heat the olive oil, when hot, add the onion and cook for 5 minutes then the celery and bell peppers and cook for 5 minutes more, stirring occasionally. Then add the sausages and cook for 5 minutes then stir in the garlic, paprika, cumin, and thyme.
  3. Add the wine, about a quarter bottle, tomatoes and beans. Stir, then cover and place in the oven for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  4. Serve with mashed or boiled potatoes and a vegetable.
Recipe Notes

I cannot price this until I buy sausage again. I will base the price on pork sausage only and not chorizo. I will say fair value for now.

Shortcut: Baked Beans.

Provided by Mick at Mick's Feckin Cook Book and the link to this recipe is here.
Scotland.

Shrimp Stuffed Avocado

Shrimp Stuffed Avocado
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Sounds yummy! Avocados are grown here and there is imports, and if you have good friends that have a tree or were lucky enough to get some avocados, you can grow your own. On my to cook list. Seems like a lot of steps but this would come together quickly.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Shrimp Stuffed Avocado
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Sounds yummy! Avocados are grown here and there is imports, and if you have good friends that have a tree or were lucky enough to get some avocados, you can grow your own. On my to cook list. Seems like a lot of steps but this would come together quickly.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
For the Shrimp
For the Mayo Dressing
For the Lime Sauce
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Add the shrimp to a bowl, season with the spices listed for the shrimp, add a splash of olive oil as well, let this marinate while you make the sauces.
  2. Meanwhile, to make the Mayo Dressing, mix together the combining mayo, yogurt, juice of half a lime, orange juice, bell peppers, red onion, a dash of chili pepper, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  3. For the Lime Sauce, combine cilantro, garlic, juice of one lime, a splash of red wine vinegar, olive oil, and salt in a blender. Or mix by hand. Set aside.
  4. Cook the shrimp in a hot pan with a splash of olive oil, once they begin to brown slightly and turn opaque, turn them and cook for 1-2 minutes more. Remove from pan and place on paper towels to drain and cool.
  5. While the shrimp is cooking, halve, pit, and scoop out the whole avocado from the skin using a large spoon. Place lettuce leaves on each plate, top with each piece of avocado.
  6. When the shrimp has cooled, roughly chop and mix into the Mayo Dressing.
  7. Fill avocados with the shrimp filling equally divided between the 4 pieces. Drizzle on the Lime Sauce, serve as an appetizer or side.
Recipe Notes

Shrimp prices can vary a lot, from farm raised to wild caught, choose wisely. Small White Shrimp from Tesco will cost about 80 Baht/500 grams. For 4 servings, this is about 60 cents per serving. Keep in mind, many of these ingredients can be locally sourced.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas

Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas
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Sounds good, shrimp and peppers together is a good combination. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas
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Sounds good, shrimp and peppers together is a good combination. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
Main Ingredients
For Serving
Optional Items as Desired
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 230 C, and prepare a large rimmed baking sheet with a drizzle of olive oil.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the Main Ingredients until vegetables and shrimp are evenly coated.
  3. Evenly disperse the seasoned shrimp and vegetable mixture on the prepared sheet tray and bake for about 10 minutes.
  4. Turn up the heat to broil, and cook for another 5 minutes or so until the shrimp is pink and firm and the vegetables begin to get a nice char.
  5. Toast the tortillas over an open flame until charred on the edges, and serve everything on the sheet tray. Serve with desired optional toppings.
Recipe Notes

Go with medium white shrimp for 1bout 150 Baht/750 grams. For 8 servings, this is about 60 cents per serving.

Shortcuts: Salsa, Sour Cream.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
United States.

Baked Chili Barramundi

Baked Chili Barramundi
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This sounds real good, you will know Barramundi as Giant Sea Perch, buy them whole and fillet yourself skin on, very easy. The fillet is baked in parchment paper to essentially steam the fish. On my to cook list. Plate size Barramundi are the common size sold in Tesco, figure 1 fish for 2 people, this recipe is listed as 2 servings. This recipe will also step you through the filleting steps as well.
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20-25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20-25 minutes
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This sounds real good, you will know Barramundi as Giant Sea Perch, buy them whole and fillet yourself skin on, very easy. The fillet is baked in parchment paper to essentially steam the fish. On my to cook list. Plate size Barramundi are the common size sold in Tesco, figure 1 fish for 2 people, this recipe is listed as 2 servings. This recipe will also step you through the filleting steps as well.
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20-25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20-25 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. First you need to get a Barramundi, these are commonly sold at Tesco but labeled as Giant Sea Perch.
  2. Next thing you need to do is scale the fish. Grab a large spoon, and best to head outside for this part as it is messy. Using your spoon, start at the tail end work towards the head end, scrape the scales off, only takes a few minutes, scale the whole fish.
  3. One your fish is scaled, now you need to fillet it. Using a narrow knife, cut just behind the gill plate then turn the knife 90 degrees so the edge is headed towards the tail, then cut along the back bone to the tail and you have one fillet. Turn the fish over and repeat this. Now you have your two fillets but you have rib bones to remove, you can either scrape them out to leave just a tiny bit of meat or just cut the rib section out, easy! There is no pin bones. Yes, you can eat the skin. This photo is two fillets, skin on, no ribs, ready for cooking.
  4. After filleting the fish, rinse it under the tap. Now feel the skin side and remove stray scales that did not come off with the spoon. This is important as biting into scale is a real appetizer killer. Take each fillet and cut in half so you have two large pieces from each fillet, this reduces the chance of the fillet breaking when you serve.
  5. Slice up some of the bell pepper and then lay out some parchment paper, use one sheet per fillet (two pieces). On one side of each paper, place the two pieces from one fillet, skin side down, season with salt and pepper to your liking then spread on some chili paste, how much you want to use is up to you. After the paste, lay some of the bell pepper slices on each piece, alternating red and yellow. Then fold the paper over the pieces and fold the edges together to seal the fillets in a pouch. Gently place this on a baking sheet and repeat for the other pieces.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, remove from the oven and open one packet to check doneness, fish should easily flake with a fork. Open the packets and gently lift the fillet pieces out with a spatula and plate. Serve with rice or potato salad or even fried potatoes and a vegetable.
Recipe Notes

Barramundi costs around 96 Baht, this is per fish, not per kilo, the price fluctuates as well. For 2 servings from one fish, this is about $1.41 per serving, overall not bad for an excellent tasting fish, and a quickly assembled meal.

Provided by The Domestic Goddess Wannabe and the link to this recipe is here.
Singapore.

Brats with Spicy Peppers

Brats with Spicy Peppers
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A few days ago I found out the Tesco in the city is now stocking Brats, local made, not imported. And today, a good friend sent me this recipe. This is a sure sign that I need to fire up the grill and make these. On my to cook list, and soon!
Servings Prep Time
3-5 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-5 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
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A few days ago I found out the Tesco in the city is now stocking Brats, local made, not imported. And today, a good friend sent me this recipe. This is a sure sign that I need to fire up the grill and make these. On my to cook list, and soon!
Servings Prep Time
3-5 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-5 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. For a charcoal grill, light your charcoal, for a gas grill, light and heat the grill. You are looking for a temp of 180 to 230 C.
  2. Cut bell peppers into strips lengthwise, dice the large green chili. Cut the onion in half from the top to the root end, then cut each half crosswise into 1/4 inch slices.
  3. In a large disposable foil pan (or a large cast iron pan) over direct medium heat, melt the butter and add the fennel seeds. After a minute or so of the fennel cooking in the butter, add the peppers, chili, and onion, season with salt and pepper to your liking. Mix well with tongs. Cook the vegetables in the pan over direct medium heat, with the lid closed, until tender and turning golden brown in spots, 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. If the vegetables brown too quickly, slide the pan over indirect heat and cook them there, with the lid closed.
  4. When the vegetables are tender, add the beer and mustard. Mix well with tongs. Slide the pan over indirect heat to keep warm.
  5. Grill the bratwurst over direct medium heat, with the lid closed, until lightly charred on all sides, about 15 minutes, turning them every few minutes and swapping their positions as needed for even cooking. Then move the bratwurst to the pan over indirect heat. Smother them with the peppers and onion, close the lid, and simmer them for about 30 minutes. If the pan is getting too dry, add a little more beer.
  6. Serve them in a bun with the pepper mixture on top.
Recipe Notes

For pricing, go with about 180 Baht for 5 Bratwurst. For 4 servings, this is about $1.33 per serving.

Keep in mind, we are not in Wisconsin here, grill the sausage FIRST, THEN simmer in the beer, butter, and pepper mixture.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Garland Davis, US Navy Cook (Ret).
United States.

Photo courtesy of good friend, Willie Klaus.
United States.

Spicy Pizza Mac & Cheese

Spicy Pizza Mac & Cheese
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It is like pizza without the crust. Your favorite pizza toppings in a creamy mac & cheese, win win! On my to cook list!
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
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It is like pizza without the crust. Your favorite pizza toppings in a creamy mac & cheese, win win! On my to cook list!
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Ingredients
For the Pasta
For the Sauce
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta in boiling water until tender, drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 180 C and lightly grease with butter, a state of Kansas baking dish (9x13 inches).
  3. In a large pan, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Cook onion, all the bell pepper for 2 minutes, add tomatoes and continue to cook until onion and peppers are crisp and tender and liquid from the tomatoes has thickened and mostly evaporated, about 5 minutes. With a slotted spoon, remove vegetables from pan and set aside, drain out the oil.
  4. In same pan, melt butter over medium heat. Sprinkle in garlic and flour and cook, whisking often until flour is golden brown, about 2 minutes. Gradually pour in milk, whisking constantly. Cook until sauce thickens, about 6-7 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in red pepper flakes, salt and oregano. Stir in Greek yogurt, mozzarella, add drained pasta and vegetables, stir to coat.
  5. Roughly chop 2/3 of the ham, and or bacon, stir into pasta mixture, reserving remaining ham/bacon. Spoon pasta into prepared baking dish, then scatter olives and remaining ham/bacon over top. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and bake until hot and bubbly, about 20 minutes. Let rest a few minutes before serving.
Recipe Notes

Minimal amounts really for all ingredients, I will put this at $1 per serving for 8 servings. When I make this, then I will give a better price range.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Not So Tex-Mex Slow Cooker Chicken

Not So Tex-Mex Slow Cooker Chicken
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When I first found this recipe, it sounded really nice, but the ingredients, wow, but I am going to leave the ingredients the same as listed and I will have to make this to check this out. Now the recipe called for 10 chicken thighs, I am going to scale that back a bit as our thighs are a bit larger than the US. This is a must try. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
5-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
4-6 hours
Servings Prep Time
5-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
4-6 hours
Not So Tex-Mex Slow Cooker Chicken
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When I first found this recipe, it sounded really nice, but the ingredients, wow, but I am going to leave the ingredients the same as listed and I will have to make this to check this out. Now the recipe called for 10 chicken thighs, I am going to scale that back a bit as our thighs are a bit larger than the US. This is a must try. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
5-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
4-6 hours
Servings Prep Time
5-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
4-6 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Except for the chicken or fresh cilantro, put everything into your slow cooker and mix well.
  2. Once mixed, add the chicken thighs and push them into the mix to cover.
  3. Cover the pot and cook on Low setting for 6 hours or High setting for 4 hours. Serve with a bit of fresh chopped cilantro on top.
Recipe Notes

There is a lot of interpretation with this recipe.

I am going to base this on what I just bought in April 2016, I bought 5 quarters, used 5 legs for one recipe, and have 5 thighs in the freezer for another recipe. Cost was 100 Baht for 2 kilos. To say the thighs are 50 Baht is correct. Everything else is minimal. The cost for 5 servings would be 30 cents per serving.

Now serving, that is wide open. The sauce is screaming for pasta. My report soon on this.

Shortcut: Tomato Sauce.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Recovery Stew

Recovery Stew
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Recipe was inspired from a good friend in Phuket, Dave Williams, I tried to guess the ingredients of a stew he made from scratch, I was close but not spot on, but both of us agree, this would be a good stew.
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Recovery Stew
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Recipe was inspired from a good friend in Phuket, Dave Williams, I tried to guess the ingredients of a stew he made from scratch, I was close but not spot on, but both of us agree, this would be a good stew.
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, add a splash of olive oil and on medium heat, cook the garlic, then add the chicken until just about done, it will be tender.
  2. Then add all other ingredients. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 20-30 minutes, add chicken stock as needed to maintain a stew like consistency. Serve.
Recipe Notes

The chicken will be 50 Baht or under. All other ingredients minimal. Well under $1 per person per meal.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Dave Williams.
Thailand.

Recovery Vegan Stew

Recovery Vegan Stew
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Original recipe from my good friend, Dave Williams, Phuket, "I call this 'Recovery Stew' because it is high in carbs with a good percentage of amino acids (protein) and a healthy mix of a lot of different minerals. There are, additionally, a lot of antioxidants in these ingredients, so it helps your body to recover from exercise by both replacing what you've used and by adding nutrients that you might not have had in your system."
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Recovery Vegan Stew
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Original recipe from my good friend, Dave Williams, Phuket, "I call this 'Recovery Stew' because it is high in carbs with a good percentage of amino acids (protein) and a healthy mix of a lot of different minerals. There are, additionally, a lot of antioxidants in these ingredients, so it helps your body to recover from exercise by both replacing what you've used and by adding nutrients that you might not have had in your system."
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Add cooked rice and Garbanzo beans (with liquid from can) to a big pot and cook on low. Cover the pot. Cook for about 15 minutes or so on very low heat. Add additional water as needed to maintain a good stew consistency.
  2. Add Goji berries, bell pepper, okra, garlic, and tomato sauce. Stir and cook for another 5 - 10 minutes on low (covered pot).
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and stir, you can cook for a minute or so, but its best not to cook the milled seeds so you can retain the maximum nutritional value from them. Remove from heat, cover the pot, and let sit for a few minutes. Serve.
Recipe Notes

Easily under $1 per person per meal.

If using dry Garbanzo beans, soak overnight. Drain water and replace with fresh, cold water for cooking. Place on stove and bring to a boil in a pot with a lid. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer, tilting the lid slightly to allow steam to escape, and leave to cook for up to 90 minutes, or until tender.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Dave Williams.
Thailand.