Chopped at Home Challenge, Round Two

It’s time to vote for a Round 2 favorite in the Chopped at Home Challenge sponsored by Sargento Cheese.  The Round 2 category is MEXICAN…Ole’!  My close friends and family know that I’ve had a love affair with Mexico ever since I lived there during my college years.  That is true. However, the inspiration for my entry is actually a dish from El Azteco, an East Lansing eatery that any true MSU Spartan knows well.  My recipe, Chicken Enchiladas Suizas with Poblano Crema is an homage to one of my favorite dishes at El Azteco.  This layered, cheesy, creamy chicken … Continue reading Chopped at Home Challenge, Round Two

Sunday Dinner- Persian style…c’mon Reza….

As I mentioned in my last post, I have found a decent Asian foods market in Wilmington, NC. When I say Asian, I mean near east, mid-east and far east. So along with my bat choy and shrimp har gow, I also purchased dried lemons, fried onions and cloves. Tonight, it’s Persian Chicken with tri-color carrots, Saffron Rice Pilaf with fried onions and Cucumber Salad. The spice rubbed chicken is browned in olive oil and butter (or Ghee if you have it), and stewed for two hours with a tablespoon of tomato paste, 20 green olives, 16oz of water, 1/2 … Continue reading Sunday Dinner- Persian style…c’mon Reza….