Kuhle Kitchen

July 9, 2008

The key to a great potato salad…

Filed under: Tips and Tricks — Ryan @ 7:48 pm

You can have the best potato salad recipe in the world, but if you do not adhere to this basic rule (which no recipes mention), your great potato salad recipe could turn into a flop.

Always apply your potato salad dressing (regardless of what type you use) while the potatoes are still warm. This is very important. When the potatoes are still warm, their pores are open and… you guessed it, porous. This allows all of the great flavor from your dressing to seep in to the potato and let the potato absorb all of the delicious yumminess. If you apply the dressing when the potatoes are cold, the dressing will basically sit on the outside of the potato and will not taste near as good.

Mmm, potato salad…

July 4, 2008

Cocoa Heaven Cupcakes

Filed under: Dessert — Ryan @ 2:10 pm

My friend Erika always makes the most gorgeous and delicious cupcakes. This recipe comes from her, and she got it from Martha Stewart. I’m also including a link to a fluffy buttercream frosting recipe that takes some time but the results are fantastic!

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Easy White Icing
  • Sprinkles (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 12-cup standard muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. Into a medium bowl, sift together cocoa, flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each, then beat in vanilla.
  3. With mixer on low speed, add flour mixture in two batches, alternating with sour cream and beginning and ending with flour.
  4. Pour batter into cups, filling each 3/4 full. Bake until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes.
  5. Cool in pan 5 minutes; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely, then spread with frosting using a table knife or small offset spatula. Decorate with sprinkles, if desired.

July 2, 2008

Mahi Mahi Maui Style

Filed under: Seafood — Ryan @ 1:03 pm

Ingredients

  • 4 mahi mahi fillets
  • 2 Tbsp butter, divided
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 Tbsp teriyaki sauce
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1 Tbsp sesame seeds

In skillet set at 250 degrees F or medium heat, melt 1 Tbsp butter; add garlic, saute until tender. Remove from heat. Stir in teriyaki, lemon juice, honey and sesame seeds. Pour over mahi mahi fillets, marinate 30 minutes. Heat 1 Tbsp butter in skillet. Set at medium heat. Add mahi mahi fillets, saute 4-5 minutes on each side, basting with marinade. Garnish mahi mahi fillets with parsley.

Makes 4 servingsp

July 1, 2008

Crab Cake Ahi Steaks

Filed under: Seafood — Ryan @ 5:20 pm

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup imitation crab, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/2 medium sweet onion, chopped
  • 4 ahi steaks 1/2-3/4 inch thick (or 2 ahi steaks butterflied)
  • salt and pepper
  • Panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray (Pam).
  3. Mix together mayo, onion, and imitation crab.
  4. Place ahi steaks on baking sheet. Salt and pepper.
  5. Cover ahi steaks with imitation crab mixture
  6. Sprinkle a generous amount of panko over the steaks
  7. Bake for 18-20 minutes, broil for 2 minutes, or until panko gets golden brown.

Honey Garlic Chicken Pasta

Filed under: Pasta — Ryan @ 11:55 am

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons honey (preferably creamed clover honey)
  • Garlic salt
  • 5 Chicken tenders, sliced into 1-inch cubes
  • Farfalle pasta, or whatever type you like best
  • Broccoli

Directions:

  1. Cook pasta according to directions on the box.
  2. Boil broccoli for five minutes, then drain.
  3. In a medium frying pan, turn heat to medium and spray pan with cooking spray (Pam). Once the pan is warm, throw in the cubed chicken. Sprinkle with garlic salt and pour honey so that there’s a good amount on all the pieces. The honey will melt into the chicken. Once the chicken is cooked on the bottom, flip the cubes over and allow to cook until the chicken reaches your desired state of golden-brown.  Be careful not to cook for too long, or else the chicken will get tough.
  4. Toss the pasta, broccoli, and chicken together and serve immediately.

The Birth of Kuhle Kitchen!

Filed under: General — Ryan @ 11:37 am

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