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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.
Fish and Chips - Smarty Marty
Fish and Chips - Smarty Marty
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

Foodie Tuesday with Smarty Marty- Lamb Chops with sauteed Swiss Chard

We are back for another delicious delight from our weekly food contributor Smarty Marty! Can you feel the "Beet"... Ha! This week we are pairing up some Lamb Chops with sauteed Swiss Chard & pureed beets. As always first things first we need the following ingredients for this recipe

  • 2 large red beets (1 pound), halved
  • 2 medium Yukon Gold potatoes (1/2 pound)
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • Kosher salt
  • Pepper
  • Four 12-ounce bone-in lamb chops, cut 1 inch thick
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 sage sprig
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 pounds Swiss chard, stems discarded and leaves chopped

 

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How to prepare:

First things first 

In a large saucepan, combine the beets and potatoes. Add enough water to cover by 2 inches and bring to a boil over high heat. Cook until the beets and potatoes are tender, 35 to 40 minutes. Drain well. When cool enough to handle, peel the beets and potatoes, and then coarsely chop; transfer to a food processor. Add 2 tablespoons of the butter and puree until smooth. Season with salt and pepper and keep warm.

Step 2    

Heat a large cast-iron skillet. Rub the lamb chops all over with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Cook over moderately high heat until golden brown on the bottom, 7 to 8 minutes.Turn the chops and add the garlic, sage and 2 tablespoons of the butter. Cook until the chops are golden and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 135°, about 7 minutes longer. Transfer the pork chops to plates and let stand for 5 minutes. Whisk the lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of the butter into the skillet; season with salt. Strain the sage butter through a fine sieve over the lamb chops. Reserve the crispy sage leaves and discard the garlic.

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How to Make It

Step 1    

In a large saucepan, combine the beets and potatoes. Add enough water to cover by 2 inches and bring to a boil over high heat. Cook until the beets and potatoes are tender, 35 to 40 minutes. Drain well. When cool enough to handle, peel the beets and potatoes, and then coarsely chop; transfer to a food processor. Add 2 tablespoons of the butter and puree until smooth. Season with salt and pepper and keep warm.

Step 2    

Heat a large cast-iron skillet. Rub thelamb chops all over with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Cook over moderately high heat until golden brown on the bottom, 7 to 8 minutes.Turn the chops and add the garlic, sage and 2 tablespoons of the butter. Cook until the chops are golden and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 135°, about 7 minutes longer. Transfer the pork chops to plates and let stand for 5 minutes. Whisk the lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of the butter into the skillet; season with salt. Strain the sage butter through a fine sieve over the lamb chops. Reserve the crispy sage leaves and discard the garlic.

Step 3    

Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter in the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add the chard in large handfuls; let each batch wilt slightly before adding more. Cook, stirring occasionally, until all of the chard is wilted, 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. 


Step 4    

Serve the lamb chops with the beet puree and Swiss chard and garnish with the crispy sage leaves.

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Food Prepared and Styled By - Smarty Marty 

Food Recipe and Directions by - http://www.foodandwine.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- A Seafood Boil

I seafood :)  Just thought we start off with a word play joke!!! Ha!! 

This Tuesday we are happy to bring you weekly recipe ideas from our weekly contributor Smarty Marty! This week she bring us a Seafood Boil! So for all you seafood lovers this one is for you! Enjoy! 

So in order to create this meal you will need the following ingredients: 

Ingredients:

  • 8 quarts water
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 6 yellow onions, unpeeled
  • 4 celery stalks, halved crosswise
  • 2 lemons, unpeeled and quartered
  • 12 garlic cloves
  • 5 bay leaves
  • 2-inch piece fresh ginger, thickly sliced
  • Crab boil spice mix (see above) or 6 oz. packaged whole-spice crab boil
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup sea salt, or to taste
  • 1 Tbs. cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 1 Tbs. black peppercorns, or to taste
  • 2 to 3 lb. small red-skinned potatoes, unpeeled
  • 24 live blue crabs or 4 to 6 small live Dungeness crabs
  • 6 ears of corn, husked and halved crosswise
  • 5 lb. large shrimp, with heads attached
Seafood Boil - Smarty Marty

Directions:

Pour the water into a large stockpot. Add the oil, onions, celery, lemons, garlic, bay leaves, ginger, crab boil spice mix, salt, cayenne and black peppercorns and bring to a boil over high heat. Boil for 10 minutes.

Add the potatoes and boil for 5 minutes. Add the crabs and boil for 15 minutes. Add the corn and boil for 5 minutes.

Add the shrimp and boil for 1 minute. Turn off the heat and let the mixture stand for 5 minutes.

Using tongs or a skimmer, retrieve the seafood and vegetables from the pot and serve them warm atop several thicknesses of newspaper or large sheets of parchment paper, or transfer to a large serving platter. The seafood can also be served at room temperature or chilled. Use a nutcracker or a table knife to crack the shells. Serves 8 to 12.

Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Foods of the World Series, New Orleans, by Constance Snow (Oxmoor House, 2005).

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Styled and Prepared By Smarty Marty 

Food Recipe and Direction By www.williams-sonoma.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 By Smarty Marty- Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Looking for something unique to cook this week Smarty Marty has you covered with these delicious delights using 3 fresh Zucchini! This will be sure to smell your kitchen up with a fresh aroma and leave you with a smile on your face after dinner! 

This week delicious delights is  Stuffed Zucchini Boats! 

We first need to gather up the ingredients needed for this dish. 

What you will need: 

3 zucchini
1 pound Italian ground turkey
1 cup dry bread crumbs
1 clove garlic, minced
1 med onion
1 (32 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese



Recipe inspired by Allrecipes

Smarty Marty- Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Trim stems from zucchini and slice lengthwise. Scoop out seeds and put in bowl. Mix seeds with ground turkey, garlic, bread crumbs, and parmesan cheese. Stuff squash with ground turkey mixture and place in 9x13 inch baking pan. Pour sauce over squash and cover pan with foil.
Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until ground turkey is cooked. Remove foil and cover with mozzarella cheese. Cook until cheese is melted.

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 Food Prepared and Styled By Smarty Marty   Recipe by Allrecipes.com 

Food Prepared and Styled By Smarty Marty 

Recipe by Allrecipes.com 

Foodie Tuesday with Smarty Marty take on Stir Fried Rice Noodles with Grilled Salmon

Smarty Marty Foodie Tuesday Dinner Idea is Stir Fried Rice Noddles with Grilled Salmon

This delicious delight takes 10 minutes preparation and 20-25 min cook time 

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Ingredients :

  • 150g pack medium egg noodle
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2½ cm piece fresh ginger
  • , finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot

    , cut into matchsticks

  • 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 100g mangetout
  • , sugarsnaps or frozen peas
  • 2 spring onions
  • , finely chopped
  • 85g beansprout

    (optional)

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
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  1. Boil the noodles for 3 mins in a large pan, drain and rinse under cold water through a sieve and set aside to drain completely.

  2. Heat the grill to high. Mix together the miso paste, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce and paprika to make the miso glaze and brush over the salmon fillets with a pastry brush. Lay the salmon skin side down on a greased baking tray and grill for 6-8 mins until just cooked through.

  3. Heat the oil in a wok and stir-fry the garlic, ginger, spring onions and chillies for a couple of mins until soft, then add the cooked noodles, beansprouts and coriander. Toss everything together until well combined and turn off the heat. To finish, stir the fish sauce into the stir-fried vegetables and noodles, then pile onto plates, topping with the salmon

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Food Prepared and Styled By Smarty Marty 

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