Coconut Shrimp Recipe

Coconut Shrimp

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Coconut Shrimp
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 10 Minutes
Servings
Main Dishes
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 10 Minutes
Servings
Main Dishes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Set three shallow dishes on a clean work space next to each other.
  2. In the first dish, add flour and season with salt and pepper.
  3. In the second dish, place the eggs and lightly beat with a fork.
  4. In the third dish, mix the panko and coconut flakes.
  5. Working in small batches toss the shrimp in the flour. shake off excess flour.
  6. Dip shrimp in egg wash and then dredge in panko/coconut.
  7. Transfer shrimp to a parchment lined baking sheet.
  8. Heat 1/2 inch of oil in a large saute pan to 350 degrees.
  9. Again working in small batches, fry the shrimp until golden brown, 5-6 minutes, turning once during cooking.
  10. Remove shrimp to paper towel lined plate.
Recipe Notes

If you wish to bake the shrimp, stop after step 7.  Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 12-15 minutes.  Turn once during baking.

Serve with Spicy Apricot Dipping Sauce

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Tequila Chili Bacon Recipe

Tequila Chili Bacon

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Tequila Chili Bacon
My love for bacon is not a secret. I will eat it as a meal just the way it is, but I always look for ways to make it even better. I was making a southwest salad and decided I wanted to put bacon on it...this is the result.
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 25 Minutes
Servings
Strips (approximately)
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Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 25 Minutes
Servings
Strips (approximately)
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine brown sugar, chili powder, tequila, pepper sauce, and lime juice in a small bowl and mix well.
  3. Place a wire rack over a foil lined baking sheet.
  4. Brush both sides of bacon with tequila glaze and space evenly on wire rack.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  6. Turn bacon over and continue cooking until slightly crispy and the edges are dark, 10-15 minutes more.
  7. Remove bacon from over and allow to cool slightly. Remove bacon from rack while it's still warm to avoid it sticking.
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Crab Dip Recipe

Crab Dip

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Crab Dip
This is one of my grandmother's recipes that has been a part of our family gatherings for as long as I can remember. It is a must have for us. It is quick, easy, and delicious. It is almost always the first bowl to go empty. This recipe was featured by the Minnesota Vikings as part of their game day apps during my time in Minneapolis.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Serve with your favorite crackers or toasted bread.
Recipe Notes

Recipe Author: Family Recipe

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Cheese Log Dip Recipe

Cheese Log Dip

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Cheese Log Dip
This cheese dip makes a great addition to any spread. Perfect for entertaining at home since it can be made ahead of time and ready whenever your guests arrive. Serve it with chips, crackers, and/or fresh cut vegetables.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Passive Time 8 Hours
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Passive Time 8 Hours
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine cheese spreads and cream cheese. Mix well.
  2. Add chopped celery and onions. Mix again.
  3. From into desired shape.
  4. Refrigerate overnight.
  5. Remove from refrigerator and roll cheese mixture in chopped parsley and pecans.
Recipe Notes

Recipe Author: Family Recipe

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Asiago Cheese Dip Recipe

Asiago Cheese Dip

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Asiago Cheese Dip
This is another family standard around Christmas time. This dish can be made ahead of time and then baked when needed making it an easy addition to any gathering. It's best served hot, but holds up well over time. Serve with an assortment of crackers, crostini, or chips.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 30 Minutes
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Servings
Ingredients
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 30 Minutes
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the mayo, sour cream, 1/3 cup Asiago, green onions, and sun-dried tomatoes. Mix well.
  3. Place into an oven safe 1 quart casserole dish.
  4. Top with 1 tablespoon Asiago cheese.
  5. Bake until top is golden brown and bubbly, about 30 minutes.
Recipe Notes

Grated Parmesan can be substituted if needed.

Recipe Author: Family Recipe

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Fried Garbanzo Beans

Fried Garbanzo Beans

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Fried Garbanzo Beans
These are a wonderful treat enjoyed plain or as I used them, in place of croutons on a salad. This is a very basic recipe I made for a specific dish. The possibilities for these are truly endless. Let your imagination and personal tastes guide you when making these for yourself. They are definitely enjoyed as fresh as possible.
Course Appetizer, Misc
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Course Appetizer, Misc
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat saute over medium-high heat.
  2. Once pan is hot, add olive oil.
  3. Carefully add garbanzo beans.
  4. Saute garbanzo beans for 15-20 minutes stirring frequently.
  5. Using a slotted spoon, remove garbanzo beans to a paper towel lined bowl.
  6. Remove paper towel and toss with paprika and salt.
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bourbon bacon

Bourbon Bacon

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Bourbon Bacon
This bacon is so good it turns vegetarians into meat eaters. This is a perfect addition to any gathering. It can be served all by its self or added to any of your favorite burgers or sandwiches. The possibilities are endless.
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 30 Minutes
Servings
Strips (approximately)
Ingredients
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 30 Minutes
Servings
Strips (approximately)
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine brown sugar and bourbon in a small bowl and mix well.
  3. Place a wire rack over a foil lined baking sheet.
  4. Brush both sides of bacon with bourbon glaze and space evenly on wire rack.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  6. Turn bacon over and continue cooking until slightly crispy and the edges are dark, 10-15 minutes more.
  7. Remove bacon from over and allow to cool slightly. Remove bacon from rack while it's still warm to avoid it sticking.
Recipe Notes

Be careful as bacon can burn rather quickly so always keep an eye on it.

If you prefer your bacon less crispy do not flip bacon and remove from oven when desired.

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Street corn elote

Street Corn – Elote

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Street Corn - Elote
Fresh sweet corn might be one of my favorite Midwest ingredients. Here we make a tradition Mexican street food, Elote. We served this for the first time at Dotzy's during the first ever Kiddos Who Care Market. It was such a hit, we put it on our seasonal menu.
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 10 Minutes
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Street Corn - Elote
Elote Wet Rub
Elote Dry Rub
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 10 Minutes
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Street Corn - Elote
Elote Wet Rub
Elote Dry Rub
Instructions
Street Corn - Elote
  1. Preheat charcoal or gas grill for direct medium-high heat.
  2. While grill is heating prepare the wet and dry rubs.
  3. Once grill is ready, grill corn until it is slightly charred on all sides, 7-10 minutes.
  4. Remove corn from grill and brush a generous layer of wet rub on all sides of corn.
  5. Sprinkle dry rub on corn and serve with chopped cilantro and lime wedges.
Elote Wet Rub
  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well. This can me made ahead of time and refrigerated.
Elote Dry Rub
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. This can me made ahead of time and refrigerated.
Recipe Notes

I like to tie the husks back using butcher's twine to make a handle.

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Jalepeno-Popper-Recipe-with-Bacon

Jalapeño Poppers

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Jalepeno Poppers
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 45 Minutes
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 45 Minutes
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut jalapenos lengthwise leaving the stem on. Remove the seeds using a tablespoon.
  3. Fill each half pepper with cream cheese.
  4. Place 1 Lil' Smokie in each pepper.
  5. Cut bacon strips in half and wrap around the peppers, secure with toothpicks if needed.
  6. Bake on a foil lined tray for 45 minutes.
Recipe Notes

Recipe Author: Family Recipe

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