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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 - 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- Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Are you ready to do some stuffing.... Pun intended... This week delicious delight by Smarty Marty is Stuffed Chicken Breast with Quinoa & Brown Rice. So Before we get started we need the following ingredients: 

4 skinless boneless chicken breast pounded to 1/2
inch thickness
4 slices of deli seasoned chicken breast
1 small onion diced fine
1/4 red, green and yellow bell pepper diced fine
1/2 cup fresh spinach chopped fine
1/2 cup mushroom chopped fine
2 garlic cloves chopped fine
1 8oz cream cheese softened
1/2 cup butter melted
1/2 flour
1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1 egg beaten
1/2 teaspoon Borgo de Medici mixed spices (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F

Stuffed Chicken Breast

Directions: 

Place spinach, onion, garlic, mushrooms, bell pepper and softened cream cheese in a medium size bowl. Mix well adding the Borgo de Medici spices to mixture. Set aside.

Lay the pounded chicken breast out on a clean surface. Place the sliced deli chicken slices over the top of the chicken breast. Spoon some of the cream cheese vegetable mixture on to each one. Roll up chicken to enclose the cream cheese vegetable mixture. Secure with a toothpick.

Roll each chicken breast in flour, then roll in beaten egg. Finally roll in seasoned bread crumbs with Parmesan cheese added until well coated. Spoon remaining melted butter over the top of each chicken breast. Arrange in shallow baking dish.

Bake uncovered for 35 minutes in preheated oven, then increase heat to 500 degrees or use oven's broiler to cook for an additional 5 minutes or until golden brown on the top

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Prepared & Styled 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- Jamaican Chicken Soup

Smarty Marty Stirs up the pot this week with her take on delicious Jamaican Chicken Soup! 

Let's prepare ourself by gathering up the fresh ingredients needed for this Foodie Idea of the Week 

You are going to need the following ingredients 

INGREDIENTS

½ Chicken (cut in 8 pieces)
2 sprig Thyme
1 tbsp Salt
1 stalk escallion
4 Pimento Berries (Allspice)
½ lb Yellow Yam

2 Irish Potatoes
2 lb. Pumpkin (cut up into 1 inch pieces)
1 Cho-cho (Christophine) (cut up into 1 inch pieces)
1 pk Jamaican Chicken Noodle or Cock Soup
1 oz. Butter

Jamaican Chicken Soup

Preparation 

METHOD

1. In a stock pot, add three quarts of water and then add salt to taste. Bring water to a boil then add chicken, pumpkin, and cho-cho together. Boil for 30 minutes.

2. Peel the skins off the yellow yam and potatoes and wash these root vegetables in cold water to remove the dirt. 

3. Cut each vegetable into four slices and then add them to the pot.

Special tip: - You man add spinners (small dumplings) to the soup at this time if you wish.

4. The flame should be turned to high at this point and allow to boil for 15 minutes.

5. Add the remaining ingredients to the pot, turn the flame down to medium, and cook for another 10 minutes, then simmer for another 5 minutes.

6. Check the yellow yam to ensure that it is soft. If not, cook until it becomes soft but not mushy.

Cook's tip: You can speed up the time to prepare this chicken soup by slicing the yellow yam into thinner slices.

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Photos and Food Preparation and Styling  By Smarty Marty  Recipe By - http://www.jamaica-land-we-love.com   

Photos and Food Preparation and Styling  By Smarty Marty

Recipe By - http://www.jamaica-land-we-love.com

 

Foodie Tuesday with Smarty Marty- Scallops with Roasted Garlic

Happy Fat Tuesday All!!! For this week Foodie Tuesday Delight we are sharing Seared Scallops with Roasted Garlic and Fresh Green Beans 

Before we get started you need the following Ingredients: 

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 head garlic, cut in half
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Bertolli Extra Virgin Olive Oil,
  • 1/2 pound sea scallops
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley for garnish
Seared Scallop

Directions :

  • Prep  15 m

  • Cook 45 m

  • Ready In  1 h

  1. Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Spoon 3 tablespoons olive oil over the cut sides of the garlic head; wrap tightly in aluminum foil.
  3. Roast in the preheated oven until the garlic is soft, about 30 minutes; set aside until cool enough to handle.
  4. Squeeze the roasted garlic cloves into a saucepan; pour the chicken stock into the saucepan and use a fork to mash the garlic into the stock. Cook the stock over high heat until the liquid is reduced in volume by half, about 10 minutes. Stir the cream into the stock and remove from heat; set aside.
  5. Melt the butter with 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the scallops with salt and pepper; sear in the hot butter and oil mixture until opaque, about 3 minutes per side. Remove from heat immediately.
  6. Stir the lemon juice into the cream sauce; spoon immediately onto 2 plates. Arrange the scallops on the plates. Garnish with the parsley to serve.
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Food Styling and Preparations By Smarty Marty 

Recipe Courtesy of  Allrecipes.com 

Foodie Tuesday with Smarty Marty- Creamy Macaroni & Cheese

We are excited to bring you this cheesy delight! Smarty Marty take on Macaroni and Cheese is sure to delight your family with this quick delicious sensation . 

What you'll need for this dish : 

Creamy Mac & Cheese

1 (16 ounce) package elbow macaroni
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/8 teaspoon
1 pinch ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, divided
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
1 tablespoon butter, melted n white pepper
3 cups milk
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the macaroni, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta is cooked through but still slightly firm, about 8 minutes. Drain well.

Melt 1/4 cup butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. When the butter starts to foam and bubble, stir in the flour; cook on medium heat until flour just begins to turn pale yellow, 3 to 4 minutes. Add thyme, cayenne pepper, and white pepper; cook and stir another minute, then whisk in 1 cup of milk until smooth. Pour in remaining milk and whisk again. Bring the sauce just to a simmer.

Stir in nutmeg, Worcestershire sauce, and salt; simmer on medium-low heat until thickened, about 8 minutes, whisking often. Turn heat off, then add 2 1/4 cups of Cheddar cheese; stir until melted and combined. Add Dijon mustard.

Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the macaroni, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta is cooked through but still slightly firm, about 8 minutes. Drain well.  Melt 1/4 cup butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. When the butter starts to foam and bubble, stir in the flour; cook on medium heat until flour just begins to turn pale yellow, 3 to 4 minutes. Add thyme, cayenne pepper, and white pepper; cook and stir another minute, then whisk in 1 cup of milk until smooth. Pour in remaining milk and whisk again. Bring the sauce just to a simmer.  Stir in nutmeg, Worcestershire sauce, and salt; simmer on medium-low heat until thickened, about 8 minutes, whisking often. Turn heat off, then add 2 1/4 cups of Cheddar cheese; stir until melted and combined. Add Dijon mustard.  Transfer the macaroni into a casserole dish, then pour in the cheese sauce; stir to thoroughly combine sauce with pasta. Mix panko bread crumbs and 1 tablespoon melted butter in a small bowl, and sprinkle crumbs on top of macaroni and cheese. Sprinkle remaining 3/4 cup of Cheddar cheese on top.  Bake in the preheated oven until bread crumbs and Cheddar cheese topping are golden brown, about 20 minutes.

Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the macaroni, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta is cooked through but still slightly firm, about 8 minutes. Drain well.

Melt 1/4 cup butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. When the butter starts to foam and bubble, stir in the flour; cook on medium heat until flour just begins to turn pale yellow, 3 to 4 minutes. Add thyme, cayenne pepper, and white pepper; cook and stir another minute, then whisk in 1 cup of milk until smooth. Pour in remaining milk and whisk again. Bring the sauce just to a simmer.

Stir in nutmeg, Worcestershire sauce, and salt; simmer on medium-low heat until thickened, about 8 minutes, whisking often. Turn heat off, then add 2 1/4 cups of Cheddar cheese; stir until melted and combined. Add Dijon mustard.

Transfer the macaroni into a casserole dish, then pour in the cheese sauce; stir to thoroughly combine sauce with pasta. Mix panko bread crumbs and 1 tablespoon melted butter in a small bowl, and sprinkle crumbs on top of macaroni and cheese. Sprinkle remaining 3/4 cup of Cheddar cheese on top.

Bake in the preheated oven until bread crumbs and Cheddar cheese topping are golden brown, about 20 minutes.

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Recipe By Chef John   Styling and Food Preparation By: Smarty Marty 

Recipe By Chef John 

Styling and Food Preparation By: Smarty Marty 

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Foodie Tuesday with Smarty Marty- Chicken Marsala

Peace & Blessing for a New Year! We are now in 2018! Can you believe it.. Well for the 1st Foodie Tuesday of the year we have Smarty Marty take on Chicken Marsala! 

Chicken Marsala with mushrooms over garlic mashed potatoes

Chicken Marsala with mushrooms

1st things first lets gather up the needed ingredients: 

For this dish we will need the following 

  • 4 skinless, boneless, chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • All-purpose flour, for dredging
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 ounces prosciutto, thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces crimini or porcini mushrooms, stemmed and halved
  • 1/2 cup sweet Marsala wine
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley

How to cook & Prepare : 

Put the chicken breasts side by side on a cutting board and lay a piece of plastic wrap over them; pound with a flat meat mallet, until they are about 1/4-inch thick. Put some flour in a shallow platter and season with a fair amount of salt and pepper; mix with a fork to distribute evenly.

Heat the oil over medium-high flame in a large skillet. When the oil is nice and hot, dredge both sides of the chicken cutlets in the seasoned flour, shaking off the excess. Slip the cutlets into the pan and fry for 5 minutes on each side until golden, turning once – do this in batches if the pieces don't fit comfortably in the pan. Remove the chicken to a large platter in a single layer to keep warm.

Lower the heat to medium and add the prosciutto to the drippings in the pan, saute for 1 minute to render out some of the fat. Now, add the mushrooms and saute until they are nicely browned and their moisture has evaporated, about 5 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Pour the Marsala in the pan and boil down for a few seconds to cook out the alcohol. Add the chicken stock and simmer for a minute to reduce the sauce slightly. Stir in the butter and return the chicken to the pan; simmer gently for 1 minute to heat the chicken through. Season with salt and pepper and garnish with chopped parsley before serving.

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Food Recipe & Directions By - The Food Network

Meal prepared & Styled By Smarty Marty 

Foodie Tuesday with Smarty Marty - White Chicken Chili

Depending on what part of the country you are in the weather is getting a little cooler.. so when the weather is a bit cold a nice delicious chili will do the body good. Smarty Marty Foodie Tuesday dinner idea this week is her White Chicken Chili 

1st things first gather all your ingredients   What you will need :   1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, chopped  1 medium onion, chopped  1 tablespoon olive oil  2 garlic cloves, minced  2 cans (14 ounces each) chicken broth  1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies  2 teaspoons ground cumin  2 teaspoons dried oregano  1-1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper  3 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) great northern beans, drained, divided  1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese  Sliced jalapeno pepper, optional

1st things first gather all your ingredients 

What you will need : 

1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, chopped

1 medium onion, chopped

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 cans (14 ounces each) chicken broth

1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies

2 teaspoons ground cumin

2 teaspoons dried oregano

1-1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper

3 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) great northern beans, drained, divided

1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Sliced jalapeno pepper, optional

DIRECTIONS

In a Dutch oven over medium heat, cook chicken and onion in oil until lightly browned. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the broth, chilies, cumin, oregano and cayenne; bring to a boil.

Reduce heat to low. With a potato masher, mash one can of beans until smooth. Add to saucepan. Add remaining beans to saucepan. Simmer for 20-30 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and onion is tender.

Top each serving with cheese and, if desired, jalapeno pepper. Yield: 10 servings (2-1/2 quarts)

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Recipe from - www.tasteofhome.com

Prepared and Styled By - Smarty Marty 

Foodie Tuesday By Smarty Marty- Cabbage & Sausage Packets

This week's special recipe is a mix of vegetable and your favorite smoked sausage for a great mix to your weekly food planning! 

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Cabbage & Sausage Packets

Ingredient Listing

1 lb. Turkey sausage, cut into 1 inch pieces (or your favorite smoked sausage)
1/2 head of cabbage, cut in 1/4 in wedges
15 small red and white potatoes, quartered
1 large onion, sliced
1/4 cup garlic butter
salt & pepper to taste
4 ice cubes

How to Cook

Preheat your grill to 400 degrees F.
Cut four 18 x 12 inch sheets of foil. 
Divide the cabbage, potatoes and onion over the foil sheets.
Add 1 ice cube to each mound.
Evenly divide the sausage between the packets and top with garlic butter 1 tablespoons per packet, salt and pepper.
Seal each packet well and place in oven for 50 minutes.
Allow to rest 10 minutes before serving.

Images and Styling By Smarty Marty 

Foodie Tuesday By Smarty Smarty- Turkey Tostadas

It's Tostadas Tuesday... and Smarty Marty gives you here take on this delightful dish! 

Quick and easy meals for your family... This one Prep time of 25 mins! 

Ingredients:  1 package (20 ounces) lean ground turkey  1/2 cup chopped onion  1/2 cup chopped green pepper  1 teaspoon canola oil  3/4 cup water  1 envelope taco seasoning  1 can (15-1/2 ounces) hominy, rinsed and drained  12 tostada shells  3 cups shredded lettuce  1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend  1 cup chopped tomato  1 cup cubed avocado  Directions:  In a large skillet, cook the turkey, onion and green pepper in oil over medium heat for 5 minutes or until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the water, taco seasoning and hominy. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until heated through.  On each tostada shell, layer the lettuce, about 1/3 cup turkey mixture, cheese, tomato and avocado.Yield: 6 servings.  Recipe - Taste of Home 

Ingredients:

1 package (20 ounces) lean ground turkey

1/2 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup chopped green pepper

1 teaspoon canola oil

3/4 cup water

1 envelope taco seasoning

1 can (15-1/2 ounces) hominy, rinsed and drained

12 tostada shells

3 cups shredded lettuce

1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend

1 cup chopped tomato

1 cup cubed avocado

Directions:

In a large skillet, cook the turkey, onion and green pepper in oil over medium heat for 5 minutes or until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the water, taco seasoning and hominy. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until heated through.

On each tostada shell, layer the lettuce, about 1/3 cup turkey mixture, cheese, tomato and avocado.Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe - Taste of Home