Category Archives: Side Dish

Chicken Fajitas

 

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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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Crab Stuffed Avocados

With avocado season in full bloom, making these crab stuffed avocados can be a whim with just a few ingredients. Follow our guide and create these remarkably easy and flavorful low carb recipe for your family to enjoy!

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WHAT YOU NEED

½ cup mayonnaise or salad dressing

2 hard-boiled eggs (chopped)

3 tbsp. chopped pimiento

1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp. dry mustard

3 medium avocado pears

1 tsp. salt

¼ celery

¾ lb chilled crab meat

DIRECTIONS

*Halve avocados and brush with lemon or grapefruit juice to preserve color – Chill.

*In a bowl, combine all ingredients except crabmeat.

*Fill halves of avocado with mixture, covering tops with crab meat

*Serve with lemon wedges – ENJOY!

*optional: For additional heat, add a couple drops of 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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Shrimp Fritters

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This Shrimp Fritters recipe are the ideal Belizean appetizer. They are easy to make, light and fluffy, and can be paired with many Hot Mama’s Belize Pepper Sauces. Follow these short steps and treat your family to some good finger food.

WHAT YOU NEED:

1 lb Shrimp (peeled, de-veined and chopped)

1 cup flour 

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

2 eggs (beaten)

4 cloves garlic

1 habanero pepper (remove seeds and chop finely)

1 medium onion

1 tsp. black pepper

2 sprigs parsley (finely chopped)

1 tsp. dried thyme

½ cup beer

Oil for deep frying

Lettuce leaves for garnish

Lime or Lemon wedges

DIRECTIONS:

*Sift flour, baking powder and salt

*Stir in eggs, garlic, pepper, onion, parsley, thyme and shrimp

*Fold mixture until it forms a stiff batter.

*Add beer and stir

*Cover and refrigerate for atleast one hour

*Heat oil until very hot and drop in batter by the tablespoon and fry until fritters are golden brown (about 5 minutes), turning if necessary.

*Keep fritters small to ensure uniform cooking

*Drain on paper towel and garnish

*Terrific when served with Hot Mama’s Belize Mustard Pepper Sauce, Fiery Hot Sauce or Manganero sauce

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Baked Scalloped Potatoes

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WHAT YOU NEED:

6 cups thinly sliced raw potato

1 ¼ cup cream of celery soup

1 cup undiluted evaporated milk

1 cup shredded processed American cheese

½ tsp. dry mustard

½ tsb. Black pepper

1 tsp. salt

½ tsp. black pepper

1 thinly sliced onion

DIRECTIONS:

*Place potatoes and salt in pan, cover with water and bring to a boil

*Boil for 5 to 8 minutes, then drain

*Combine soup, milk, cheese, onion and seasoning (mix well).

*Place half potatoes in buttered 12”x7 ½ baking dish.

*Spoon half soup mixture over

*Top with remaining potatoes and soup mixture

*Bake at 450F for 30 to 40 minutes.

*Serve immediately (This recipe makes 4 to 6 servings)

(OPTIONAL: Add a dash or two of your Hot Mama’s pepper sauce of choice, to spice up this dish)

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