Monday, June 30, 2008

Apple-Walnut Pancakes

Difficulty: Easy
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

These are delicious! You can serve them with syrup or sprinkled with powdered sugar. My family gave it 5 stars!

1-1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup (packed) brown sugar
1-1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
Pinch of salt
1-1/2 cups milk
2 large eggs
4 Tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, melted
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 sweet apples, peeled, cored, one cut into very fine dice and one coarsely grated
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and salt. In another bowl, whisk together the milk eggs, melted butter and vanilla to blend thoroughly. Pour liquid ingredients over dry ingredients and mix with whisk. Stopping when everything is just combined. Batter will be a bit lumpy. Gently fold in apples and walnuts.

Heat a skillet over medium heat and cook slowly for about 1-1/2 minutes, turn a cook until done.

Recipe from: 1st Traveler's Choice Internet Cookbook

Posted by Debi

Chipotle Shrimp Taco w/ Avocado Salsa Verde

Fast, easy and no cooking necessary!!  You eat them cold.  My family gave it 5 stars.

Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: 30 
Cook Time: 0 
Yield: 4 servings (2 tacos each)

Avocado Salsa Verde
1 small onion, quartered
1 jalapeno, quartered, seeds optional (keep for more heat)
1 garlic clove, quartered
4 medium tomato, chopped
1 Hass avocado, peeled, seeded, and cut into chunks  (2/$3 @ Publix)
1 1/4 t. kosher salt
1/4 c. loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped

1 T. olive oil
1 t. Chipotle (found in ethnic food isle) or blended chili powder
1 t. kosher salt
1 lb. medium cooked shrimp (about 20), peeled and deveined  ($4.99lb @ Publix)
Corn or flour tortillas
Handful of chopped Cilantro
2 limes, cut into wedges

Put the onion, jalapeno, garlic, and salt in a food processor and finely chop.  Pour into medium size bowl.  Add the chopped tomato, avocado, and cilantro stir until well mixed.

In a separate bowl add the whole shrimp (without tails) toss with olive oil, Chipotle, and salt.  Toss to coat.  

Wrap tortillas in a damp paper towel and heat in a microwave, about 60 seconds.  

Spoon sauce on the tortilla, then top with about 2 or 3 shrimp, cilantro and  freshly squeezed lime juice.  ENJOY!!

Recipe from:  Food Network Kitchens