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Foodie Tuesday with Smarty Marty- Chicken Alfredo

This week's delicious delight is created especially for our mother who celebrates a milestone this  year... She's says she not over 39, but we know that she has quite a bit of history under her belt! The BIG 80!!!! Happy Birthday!!!! So this week Smarty Marty cooks up one of our mother's favorite! Chicken Alfredo! So let's gather up the necessary ingredients and get started: 

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 c. whole milk
  • 1 1/2 c. chicken stock
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 oz. fetuccini
  • 1/2 c. heavy cream
  • 1 c. freshly grated Parmesan
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

Preparation Directions: 

  1. In a skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add chicken and season with salt and pepper. Cook until golden and no longer pink, 8 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate to rest, then slice.
  2. To the pan, add milk, chicken stock and garlic. Season with salt and pepper and bring to a simmer. Add pasta, stirring frequently for about 3 minutes. Let cook about 8 minutes more, or to your desired doneness.
  3. Add cream and Parmesan and stir until combined. Simmer 2 more minutes, or until the sauce thickens, and season again with salt and pepper.
  4. Remove pan from heat and stir in sliced chicken. Serve immediately with parsley.
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Dinner is Served! Happy Birthday to my Dear Mother!!! 

Food Styled and Prepared By Smarty Marty 

Recipe By -www.delish.com

Atlanta Based Photography Elisha Akram (Kustom Kreation Photography) weekly food/recipe contributor Smarty Marty(My Older Sister) combines her love for cooking, photography and plating meals each and every Tuesday for this Segment entitled Foodie Tuesday. Join us each week for a variety of dishes prepared by Smarty Marty

Foodie Tuesday- Kale & Smoked Turkey

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This week Foodie Tuesday Smarty Marty is discovering her Southern roots with this classic Kale & Smoked Turkey. Let's Begin by gathering up the necessary ingredients

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INGREDIENTS

 

  • 1–11/4-pound smoked turkey wing or fresh turkey wing

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 3 cups thinly sliced onions

  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • Fine sea salt, freshly ground pepper

  • 1 pound turnips, peeled, cut into 1' cubes

  • 6 garlic cloves, minced

  • 16 cups (firmly packed) coarsely torn kale leaves (from about 1 lb.; center stems removed)

  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) unsalted butter

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RECIPE PREPARATION

  • Place turkey wing in a large pot. Add 12 cups water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until turkey is tender, about 1 hour. Drain, reserving 4 cups broth. Let wing cool. Coarsely shred meat, discarding skin and bones.

  • Heat oil in a large heavy pot over high heat. Add onions and pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper. Saut é until onions begin to soften, about 4 minutes. Add turnips, garlic, and 2 cups reserved turkey-wing broth. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes. Add kale. Cook, stirring often and adding broth by 1/4 cupfuls if dry, until turnips are tender and kale is wilted, about 10 minutes. Stir in reserved turkey meat. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle vinegar over; add butter and stir until butter melts.

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Food Styled and Prepared By Smarty Marty 

Recipe By - www.bonappetit.com

Atlanta Based Photography Elisha Akram (Kustom Kreation Photography) weekly food/recipe contributor Smarty Marty(My Older Sister) combines her love for cooking, photography and plating meals each and every Tuesday for this Segment entitled Foodie Tuesday. Join us each week for a variety of dishes prepared by Smarty Marty

Foodie Tuesday with Smarty Marty - Fish and Chips

We seafood in our near future... Hi Folks welcome back to  Foodie Tuesdays with Smarty Marty we are excited to bring you this classic favorite on the blog today... no other then fish N chips! 

So let's gather up the necessary ingredients and get started on this easy breezy recipe idea! 

  • 2 quarts vegetable oil for frying
  • 8 (4 ounce) fillets cod
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper

Potatoe Wedges

  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 russet potatoes, scrubbed and cut into eighths

 

Fish and Chips - Smarty Marty

Directions for Battered Dip Fish 

  1. Heat oil in a deep fryer to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C). Rinse fish, pat dry, and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Combine flour, garlic powder, paprika, 2 teaspoons salt, and 2 teaspoons pepper. Stir egg into dry ingredients. or Incorporate Seafood Batter Mix 
  3. Dip fish fillets into the batter, then drop one at a time into hot oil. Fry fish, turning once, until both sides are golden brown. Drain on paper towels, and serve warm.

Directions for Battered Potatoe Wedges

  1. Preheat an oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Place Parmesan cheese, olive oil, onion powder, garlic powder, pepper, salt, and potatoes into a resealable plastic bag. Seal the bag, then shake to coat the potatoes with the seasoning. Spread the potatoes over a baking sheet.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the potatoes are easily pierced with a fork, about 25 minutes.
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Fish and Chips - Smarty Marty

Food prepared and Styled By- Smarty Marty 

Recipes and Direction from : Allrecipes.com 

Foodie Tuesday with Smarty Marty - Surf & Turf

Happy Tuesday Folks its time for Foodie Tuesday with Smarty Marty! This week she brings you Surf and Turf. For you meat and seafood lovers this combination recipe is for you. As always first things first is we have to gather the needed ingredients.

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This recipe by Taste of Home requires the following: 

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons plus 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons chopped green onions
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 4 lobster tails (8 to 10 ounces each)
  • 4 beef tenderloin steaks (4 ounces each)
  • 4 teaspoons coarsely ground pepper

DIRECTIONS - Recipe Taken from Taste of Home

In a small skillet, saute garlic in 2 teaspoons oil until tender; remove from the heat. In a small bowl, combine the parsley, green onions, thyme, lemon peel, salt, pepper, cayenne and reserved garlic. Set aside 1/2 cup for crumb topping.

Add softened butter to remaining herb mixture; mix well. Shape into a 1-in.-thick log; wrap in plastic. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm.

For crumb topping, combine the bread crumbs, melted butter and reserved herb mixture; set aside.

Split lobster tails in half lengthwise. With cut side up and using scissors, cut along the edge of shell to loosen the cartilage covering the tail meat from the shell; remove and discard cartilage.

Place lobster tails on a baking sheet; top with reserved crumb topping. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until meat is firm and opaque and crumbs are golden brown.

Meanwhile, sprinkle steaks with coarse pepper. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook steaks in remaining oil for 4-5 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°).

Unwrap herb butter; cut four 1/4-in.-slices from log. Place one slice on each steak. Serve with lobster. Rewrap remaining butter; refrigerate for 1 week or freeze for up to 3 months. Yield: 4 servings.

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Food Styling Photography and Preparation By Smarty Marty 

Atlanta Based Photography Elisha Akram (Kustom Kreation Photography) weekly food/recipe contributor Smarty Marty(My Older Sister) combines her love for cooking, photography and plating meals each and every Tuesday for this Segment entitled Foodie Tuesday. Join us each week for a variety of dishes prepared by Smarty Marty

 

Foodie Tuesday with Smarty Marty- Jerk Cornish Hen

A little jerk in your life... well Jerk Cornish Hen that is.. This week food ideas from Smarty Marty is a deliciously prepared Jerk Cornish Hen... So before we get started we need to gather the following ingredients: 

1 large bunch scallions, roughly chopped

  • 1 red bell pepper, stemmed, quartered and seeded
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon ground allspice
  • 1 tablespoon grated peeled ginger
  • 1 tablespoon packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 Scotch bonnet chile pepper, stemmed (remove seeds to tame heat)
  • Kosher salt
  • 4 Cornish game hens (1 1/2 to 2 pounds each), cut in half
  • Freshly ground pepper
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Combine the scallions, bell pepper, olive oil, lime juice, garlic, thyme, allspice, ginger, brown sugar, chile pepper and 1 tablespoon salt in a food processor; pulse to make a thick sauce. Refrigerate 1/4 cup for serving.

Season the hens all over with salt and pepper; poke a few holes into the bone side. Rub 1 cup of the jerk sauce all over the hens in a large bowl or pan. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours.

Preheat a grill to medium; prepare for direct and indirect grilling: On a charcoal grill, bank the coals on one side. For a gas grill, turn off one of the burners after preheating. Remove the hens from the marinade, letting any excess drip off; place skin-side up on the cooler side of the grill (position the legs closer to the fire). Cover and cook until the hens are golden brown, about 15 minutes.

Baste the hens with any extra jerk sauce, then turn them over to the direct-heat side of the grill; cook, uncovered, until the skin is dark brown and the meat is cooked through but still moist, 5 to 10 more minutes. (A thermometer inserted into the thickest part should read 160 degrees.) Set the hens aside for 5 minutes, then serve with the reserved jerk sauce.

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Food Preparation and Styling By Smarty Marty 

Recipe By: /www.foodnetwork.com

 

Atlanta Based Photography Elisha Akram (Kustom Kreation Photography) weekly food/recipe contributor Smarty Marty(My Older Sister) combines her love for cooking, photography and plating meals each and every Tuesday for this Segment entitled Foodie Tuesday. Join us each week for a variety of dishes prepared by Smarty Marty

Foodie Tuesday with Smarty Marty- Tortellini Salad

Salad anyone... Well we have a special treat for you this week. Smarty Marty special recipe idea for you is a Tortellini Salad... So before we get started lets gather together the needed ingredients

  • 1 (8 ounce) package dried spinach tortellini
  • 1 (8 ounce) package dried three-cheese tortellini
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 (6 ounce) jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1 (6 ounce) can sliced black olives, drained
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup grated carrots
  • 1 1/2 cups oil and vinegar dressing
1 (8 ounce) package dried spinach tortellini 1 (8 ounce) package dried three-cheese tortellini 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved 1 (6 ounce) jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped 1 (6 ounce) can sliced black olives, drained 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced 1/4 cup grated carrots 1 1/2 cups oil and vinegar dressing
  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil. Stir in spinach and three-cheese tortellini and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through but is still slightly firm, 10 to 11 minutes.
  2. Drain well, and allow tortellini to cool.
  3. Toss together the tortellini, grape tomatoes, artichoke hearts, olives, red onion, carrots, and dressing in a large bowl.
  4. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least 3 hours or overnight.

Recipe Prep Time 15 mins  Cook Time is 10 min This salad is ready in 3 hours 25 mins

Tortellini Salad- Smarty Marty
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Food Styled and Prepared By Smarty Marty 

Recipe By - Allrecipes.com 

Atlanta Based Photography Elisha Akram (Kustom Kreation Photography) weekly food/recipe contributor Smarty Marty(My Older Sister) combines her love for cooking, photography and plating meals each and every Tuesday for this Segment entitled Foodie Tuesday. Join us each week for a variety of dishes prepared by Smarty Marty