Thursday, February 16, 2012

BASIC COCKTAIL SAUCE RECIPE FOR SHRIMP AND CRAB. CREOLE COCKTAIL SAUCE RECIPE.. TEN GREAT COOKING TIPS

BASIC COCKTAIL SAUCE RECIPE
FOR SHRIMP AND CRAB COCKTAIL SAUCE  RECIPE
CREOLE COCKTAIL SAUCE  RECIPE
TEN GREAT COOKING TIPS
 COOKING TIPS

1-How long do you grill chicken pieces? In the oven 325 for 20 minutes On the top oven grill medium temperature until the skin is brown and the middle is not pink.

2-What type of potato is best for mash potatoes?
Most Chefs and home cooks recommend Russet potatoes for mashing, as they give the best flavor and texture. However, most any potatoes may be used. I have had delicious Alaskan Golden mashed potatoes, as well as new Red potatoes. But my favorite is still the Russet. 
The best potato in my opinion  are  Maris Piper, they have a fluffier texture and make great mash
Note: Potatoes called 'baking potatoes,' do not usually cook down to a soft texture, and therefore are not as nice to use as other potatoes.

3- What types of fish has omega 3?
 Eating fish can provide an excellent source of Omega-3 fatty acids. Fatty fish  have more Omega 3- such as Salmon, Trout, Tuna, Sardine and  Sea  bass.
Health benefits  of  Omega-3 fatty acids includes. decrease heart disease,
lowers  blood pressure,  prevent arthritis,  prevent abnormal heart rhythms
and  promote healthy brain function

4- How do you pulverize sugar?
To "pulverize" means to grind to a powder. Sugar can be "pulverized" by grinding it in a food processor or in the spinning-blade.

5- How do you make caramel stick to apples?
Splash the out at the apples with hot water to remove the wax that growers put on them before they are sent/ distributed  to market. 

6-What is a serving? (of fruits or vegetables)
  • 1 cup fruit or 100% fruit juice
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit
  • 1 cup raw or cooked vegetables or vegetable juice
  • 2 cups raw leafy greens
7-What is Raw foodism? There are 2 types
(a)  Raw veganism and (b) Raw vegetarianism.
 A raw vegan diet consists of unprocessed, raw plant foods that have not been heated above 46 °C (115 °F)- they believed foods cooked above this temperature have lost much of their nutritional value and are less healthy or even harmful to the body. Typical foods include fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds and sprouted grains and legumes.

8- What about lactose intolerant ? One study, comparing the effects of consuming either pasteurized, or homogenized/ OR  pasteurized, OR  unpasteurized milk,
showed that pasteurized and homogenized/pasteurized milk might have an increased ability to cause  allergic reactions in patients allergic to milk
9-How to get maximum protein in beans?-  Soak mung beans in water until bean sprouts are formed. During germination a protein synthesis occur and makes the  bean sprouts have 119% higher protein than in its original bean form. “Silica”, a nutrient in sprouts can help makes hair healthier and reduce baldness.


 10-How to make rice stays fresh and last longer. Wash rice until clean, add in water plus 3 pieces  cloves and a pinch of salt, mix well, then put to boil in a rice cooker.



COCKTAIL SAUCE  is one of several types of cold or room temperature sauces often served as part of the dish(es) referred to as seafood cocktail .

Some use ketchup mixed with prepared horseradish, chili sauce, mayo  or a spicier tomato based sauce.
Cocktail sauce is popularly served with steamed shrimp, fried squids and seafood on the half shell.

Prawn cocktail is a seafood dish consisting of "shelled prawns with cocktail sauce” like mayonnaise and tomato dressing.  It was the most popular of  hors d’oeuvre  in Great Britain from the 1960s to the late 1980s.
Horseradish
The term "horseradish" or "prepared horseradish" to refer to the grated root of the horseradish plant mixed with vinegar. Prepared horseradish is white to creamy-beige in colour. It will keep for months refrigerated but eventually will start to darken, indicating it is losing flavour and should be replaced
In folk medicine against cold, a teaspoonful of grated (fresh) horseradish mixed with honey will clear one's nose in a few minutes. Also good for bronchitis and in growing toe nails



1)HOW TO MAKE BASIC COCKTAIL SAUCE
Ingredients
14 tbsp ketchup
4 tbsp horseradish
4 tbsp lemon juice
Mix all three ingredients above and stir vigorously
Add In :
½ stick celery- chiffanade (fine paper thin slices)
Tabasco sauce and salt to taste
Refrigerate for one hour to chill and serve
Lemon wedges-  optional

2)HOW TO MAKE COCKTAIL SAUCE RECIPE

FOR SHRIMPS OR CRABS

Ingredients

2 cups ketchup

5-10 tsp horseradish

Tabasco sauce or cayenne pepper

½ cup  mayonnaise ( or more)

Sweet pickle relish- minced

Mix well all the above ingredients- sauce is now ready

Garnish- parsley / scallion (spring onion)  / coriander (optional).

Tips:

Place the cocktail sauce in the center of a dish of alternating shrimp and crab sticks / filaments.
Keep sauce in a clean jar and store in the fridge for up to a month.
Prepare just enough cocktail sauce for one time us. Add spice as desired.


 3) HOW TO MAKE CREOLE  COCKTAIL SAUCE
Mix in a bowl:,
juice from half a lemon with
1 cup tomato juice
Finely chopped half cup celery and place in a bowl
Add in> 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
    1 tbsp pepper sauce
     2 tbsp horseradish
Stir in ingredients and mix well. Serve as dip for shrimps 

43 comments:

  1. Hi Wan! thanks for the useful tips. I always grilled my chicken pieces 180 for 10 minutes....owwhh no wonder..i got it wrong. For the rice also thanks...useful tips for me :)

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    1. hi rina, thanks for coming.. good tips for you and have a nice day

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  2. My friend has been on a strict diet lately but can eat seafood in the next few days. I'll have to make this for him!

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    1. hi yummy chunkllet, thanks for your visit, great sauce for your friend to try out. have a nice day

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  3. Totally YUMMY

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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    1. hi aarthi, thanks for your visit and sweet comments. have a great weekend

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  4. Love your useful tips Wan! There is always something I need there and I love the rice idea!
    Thanks a mil' and enjoy a lovely day!

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    1. hi marie, thanks for being here, glad you like the rice tip too. have a nice day

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  5. very nice cooking tips, sauces look fabulous, wonderful post Ms.Wan :)

    Join the Just "4" Fun event :)

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    1. hi sobha, glad you came and like my opost. have a great weekend

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  6. Learned a lot today, Wan ;-) Have a good day!

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    1. hi jasna, thanks for your visit. and like some tips. have a great week end dear

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  7. Very useful tips again Wan, especially at rice and shrimp sauce, love them! Muaahh!! Healthy living with a healthy diet and healthy recipe from here.. Thumbs up!:) Good morning!:)

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    1. hi linda, have a great weekend and thanks for coming and find my post useful.. see you soo

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    2. passing by..*waving hand*.. and *blinking eye*:) good morning...:)blink blink* :)

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    3. hi saggi... waving hands..to you too, hi hi hi , blibk and wink, good morning dear... i wanna go see you this morning, see who ask for your help.. to sort out their mess ha ha ha.
      thanks linda, you cheer me up this morning

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  8. wow very nice and useful post...luv it!

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    1. hi anu, how are you, glad you came and like my post. have a nice weekend

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  9. I love prawns .. I love the way it served

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    1. hi sheril.. i like prawns too- very much. have a nice day

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  10. My fav for baking is all the russet and I think this potatoes gives a wonderful texture and feel. I normally keep our local potatoes for curries and stir frying.

    I think I need to start using the horseradish for my cooking because after looking at the recipe you have shared, that looks really good and tempting.

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    1. hi nava, many thanks for coming over, glad you first try horseradish thru my mention...ha ha
      i love potatoes..a ll sorts
      have a great weekend

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  11. Interesting post n great tips...loved the cock tail sauce recipe too!!

    Erivum Puliyum

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    1. hi julie, thanks for being here, the cocktail sauce is basic and flavorful- it should not be too complex and drown the taste of prawns
      have a great week dear

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  12. Great Info Shared Ms Wan. Sauce looks awesome :)

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    1. hi pratheeba
      glad you came dear. have a great weekend- welcome, i like to share simple recipes like these

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  13. Amazing and very useful tips...

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    1. hi zarena, how have you been. thanks for being here. have a niceday

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  14. Some really great information on this post. I've found it very helpful. Thanks for sharing.

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    Regards
    Spoon and Chopsticks
    http://spoon-and-chopsticks.blogspot.com

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    1. hi spoon and chopsticks
      glad you came by and appreciate my post. have a great weekend

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  15. yum yum yum!! such great info plus nice post!
    thanks a bunch for sharing this post!

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    1. hi khadija.. thanks dear for coming over.. appreciate you like this post, hope learn some some easy cooking here..ha ha. how's studies? have a nice day

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  16. Thanks for sharing those wonderful tips and recipes!

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    1. hi treat and trick, you are welcome... and many thanks to you also for coming over. have a great weekend.

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  17. nice information with details

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    1. hi sm, have a nice day and thanks for your comment

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  18. very useful tips... thanks for sharing...

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    1. hi amina, thanks for being here and have a great weekend dear

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  19. Hi Wan! GREAT information and tips! ...and your cocktail sauce recipe is terrific! Thanks for sharing and I hope you are well, my friend!

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    1. hi ann. thanks for coming.. how's paris holidays?
      perhaps you brought back some genuine french recipes to share. have a great weekend..

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  20. Excellent Tips, Wan and this is one of the recipes that I love...

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  21. hi peachkins. have a nice day and thanks for coming dear

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