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Chicken Fajitas

 

chicken fajitas

This week, learn how to make everyone’s favorite – Chicken Fajitas! With just a few short steps to guide you, your family will be enjoying this meal in no time. Use this recipe for your home meals and at parties!

WHAT YOU NEED:

¼ cup fresh lime juice

½ cup vegetable oil

3 cloves garlic; minced

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon ground cumin

1 ½ teaspoons crushed hot red pepper flakes

4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 4 ounces each)

1 large onion, thinly sliced

1 large bell pepper, thinly sliced

8 large flour tortillas, warmed

1 large tomato, seeded and chopped

¼ cup salsa

Sour Cream

Shredded lettuce

Shredded Cheddar

Serves: 4 Persons

DIRECTIONS:

*Combine lime juice, oil, garlic, salt, cumin and red pepper flakes in a bowl. Reserve 1/3 of the marinade.

*Add chicken to bowl; turn to coat.

*Cover and marinate in refrigerator for about 10 minutes

*Pre-heat grill or broiler.

*Heat a large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and bell pepper and half of the reserved marinade. Stir-fry for 3 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender.

*Grill or broil chicken, turning and basting with reserved marinade, about 7 minutes per side. Cut into thin strips. Add chicken to skillet and stir in vegetables.

*Fill tortillas with chicken mixture. Top with tomato and salsa; roll to enclose filling. Arrange fajitas seam-sides down on a serving platter. Top with sour cream, lettuce and cheddar cheese.

*Optional: For those needing a little spice, you can add a couple drops of your favorite Hot Mama’s pepper hot sauces!

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Savory Cashew Chicken

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With the Belize Cashew Season in full swing, this recipe could not have come at a better time. Try this Cashew Chicken – packed with delicious flavors and lots of veggies!

What you need:

4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

2 tablespoons Soy sauce

½ cup chicken broth

1 tablespoon corn starch

2 tablespoon vegetables oil, divided

1 clove garlic, minced

1 medium onion, sliced

½ cup roasted cashews

1 cup fresh snow peas

2 green onions, thinly sliced

WHAT TO DO:

*Cut chicken into thin strips about 2 inches long and set aside. Blend soy sauce, broth and cornstarch in a small bowl; set aside

*Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a wok or large heavy skillet over high heat. Add chicken. Stir-fry for 3 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove from wok with slotted spoon.

*Add remaining oil. Stir-fry garlic, onion, cashew and snow peas for 3 minutes or until snow peas are tender to crisp. Return chicken to wok.

*Stir broth mixture into wok. Stir-fry for 2 minutes or until sauce is clear and chicken is heated through. Sprinkle with green onion slices. (For a tasty combination: add drained mandarin oranges and steamed broccoli in step 4 when adding the broth)

*This recipe serves 4 and is recommended to serve immediately.

*Optional: To add some heat, add a couple drops of Hot Mama’s Pepper Hot Sauces.

Eggplant Casserole

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This meatless dinner/meal is causing quite a stir among families this summer. Learn how to make this easy, but healthy Eggplant Casserole in just a few short steps.

WHAT YOU NEED:

1 large eggplant

3 slices uncooked bacon (chopped)

¼ cup chopped green peppers

2 tbsp. butter

1 ½ cup milk (scalded)

Chopped pimiento can be added for color

½ cup chopped onion

3 tbspn. Flour

2 tbsp. sharp cheese

DIRECTIONS:

*Peel and dice eggplant; cover with cold water.

*Parboil for 10 minutes and drain

*Fry bacon crisp, remove from fat, sauté onions and peppers in dripping until soft.

*Melt butter, blend in flour, add milk slowly and cook, until thick.

*Add cheese (a little drippings may be added for flavor).

*Place half egg-plant in greased 8” baking dish, alternating layers of bacon, onions and peppers with remaining eggplant.

*Cover with cheese sauce and sprinkle with breadcrumbs

*Bake at 350F for 30 minutes

*Serve Hot

*Optional: for a little heat, add a couple dashes of Hot Mama’s Pepper Products.  

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Creole Fish

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By combining spices, tomato and fresh fish, this dish will turn any picky eater into an instant fish lover. This recipe is delicate and can be complimented with any side of your choice including white rice, corn tortillas or steam veggies. Learn how to make this with this quick Hot Mama’s Belize guide.  

WHAT YOU NEED:

2 slices red snapper or other fish

1 small onion

2 tsp. vinegar

½ tsp. each: salt, thyme, black pepper

1 slice yam

1 sliced tomato

3 tbsp. water

optional: Hot Mama’s Belize (x, xx, xxx pepper)

DIRECTIONS:

*Clean and season fish with salt, pepper, vinegar and thyme.

*Half fry in margarine and remove from pan.

*In the same margarine, fry onion and yam, adding water and tomato slices.

*Let cook for 10 minutes then add fish and cook slowly for 15 minutes.

*Serve hot with a side of coconut white rice

*Optional: For spicy heat, we recommend any Hot Mama’s Belize pepper products.

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Gazpacho (Cold Soup) recipe

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WHAT YOU NEED:

1 can condensed tomato soup

1 finely chopped cucumber

1 finely diced green pepper

1 small onion (minced)

2 tbsp. wine vinegre

1 can water

4 tbsp. olive oil

4 drops Tabasco

Black Pepper & salt to taste

DIRECTIONS:

*Combine soup and water, whisk olive oil into soup.

*Stir in remaining ingredients and leave covered in refrigerator

*Stir and serve cold with fingers of toast

OPTIONAL: If you require a little heat, be sure to add drops of Hot Mama’s Belize pepper sauces.

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Picadillo Recipe

PIcadillo FINAL

Similar to our Relleno (Black Dinner) recipe, this dryer version recipe, does not include the stuffed whole chicken. By combining a few ingredients and adding the ‘black recado’, this Picadillo is a lovely combination bursting with local Belize flavors. Follow our guide and thrill the taste buds of your guests.

Image credit: My Beautiful Belize

WHAT YOU NEED:

1lb Ground Pork

12 eggs

Salt

½ tsp. whole allspice (spice seed)

5 leaves oregano

½ bar chirmole black seasonings

(burnt pepper and burnt bread)

1 large tomato

½ tsp. whole black pepper

4 plugs garlic

DIRECTIONS:

*Boil 10 (ten) eggs; separate whites from yolks and chop whites in cubes.

*Grind seasonings together in food mill

*Add half the seasoning and the egg whites to pork with 2 well-beaten raw eggs.

*Shape into 10 balls, each with an egg yolk in the center

*Mix 1 quart water with remaining seasoning and strain

*Bring mixture to a boil, add meatballs and diced tomato

*simmer for 1 ½ hours

*Serve hot with corn tortillas

*HEAT OPTION: Hot Mama’s Pepper Mash / Hot Mama’s Smoked Pepper Sauce

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Baked Almond Crusted Tilapia

TILAPIA FINAL

WHAT YOU NEED:

2-3 tilapia fillets

1 egg

1/4 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp lemon pepper

1/4 tsp parsley flakes

1 Tbsp flour

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/4 cup almonds, finely chopped

1-1/2 Tbsp butter

2 lemon wedges

DIRECTIONS:

*In a shallow dish beat egg and add spices, then set aside.

*In a second shallow dish mix finely chopped almonds with Parmesan cheese and set aside.

*Lightly dust each filet with flour on both sides.

*Melt butter in a non-stick skillet over medium high heat.

*Dip floured fillets into egg mixture then into almonds and cheese mixture. Press down to collect as much coating as possible on both sides of each piece.

*When skillet is hot, saute the fillets turning only once till golden brown (approximately 2-1/2 minutes per side). Serve with lemon wedge garnish.

*Optional: for additional spice, add a couple drops of Hot Mama’s Belize Pepper Sauces

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