Corn Nugget Recipe

With a sweet and savory taste, corn nuggets are always on the top of the best snacks in the US. They are indeed a stunning dish made from corn kernels which are battered or breaded and then deep-fried or baked. This dish originated in Native American cuisine and now has become a traditional snack in the southern United States.

Have you ever eaten or made this delicious dish before? If not, why don’t you down here and check now a list of easy-to-do corn nugget recipe that you can follow.

Cheese corn nugget

First of all, you should try the simplest and easiest recipe of the cheese corn nugget. Let’s prepare ingredients for making cheese balls!

  • A can of sweet corn (remember to boil before cooking)
  • 200g grated processed cheese
  • 2 mashed potatoes
  • Every tablespoon of cornstarch, refined flour, and white pepper powder
  • Salt, sugar, and oregano

Then continue making a batter with:

  • Cornstarch or corn flour
  • Refined flour
  • Baking powder
  • Salt and water
  • Breadcrumbs for coating

Mix all the ingredients for making cheese balls in a big bowl. Make sure you blend all well with your hand. Next, divide the mixture into small equal parts and give them a shape such as flat, round, etc.

Dip each cheese cornball into the batter. Make sure the dough is thick enough to cover the ball entirely. Continue wrapping it with breadcrumbs and press it gently. Relying on that, the extra moisture will be soaked well.

Start heating oil in a pan or use a deep-fry machine (if you have) and put each ball into it slightly. When all are covered by oil, you should reduce the flame and deep-fry them untilgetting a golden-brown color.

Before eating, youneed to place these cheese cornballs on a greaseproof paper to decrease the amount of oil. Afterward, serve them with sauce or chutney.

 

Creamy vegan corn nuggets

This is another simple corn nugget recipe that just takes some minutes to prepare. This delicious dish is often eaten in party poppers or served as an appetizer like the cheese corn nuggets. With a crispy cover and a creamy taste inside, you absolutely love it.

Let’s prepare some necessary ingredients!

  • 2 cups of flour
  • Every teaspoon of garlic and ginger paste
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder
  • ½ cup of non-diary soy, semolina and boiled sweet corn
  • Salt and water
  • Oil for frying

And now, let’s start cooking!

Mix well ginger and garlic paste, non-diary milk, red chili powder, and boiled sweet corn into a bowl. Then divide this mixture into small and equal parts. Use another bowl toblend flour and water for preparing the batter. Remember to check the batter consistency to avoid too thick or too liquid.

Next, dip each ball into the batter and then sprinkle semolina to create a crunchy texture. After that, heat some oil and put them slowly into the pan. Fry about 5 minutes or until catching a golden-brown color.

Finally, serve these delicious nuggets with chutney or vegan ketchup as you want.

 

Corn nugget crab cake

Now, let’s try something new with the corn nugget crab cake! You might spend more time on making this dish, but its tasty flavor is worth to try.

 

Please prepare some necessary ingredients first, including:

  • 4 ears of corn
  • 2 ounces shrimp (cut up, peeled and deveined)
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk
  • Salt and pepper

Separate corn kernels from corncobs with a sharp knife or a dedicated tool. Then boil water in a pot, put corn in the steamer basket and steam around 10-15 minutes or until tender. After that, pour the corn into a bowl to cool and set aside.

Add shrimp and milk in a small food processor and process to get a smooth paste. Next, pour this paste into the bowl with cooked corn and mix well. Remember to season with a bit of salt and pepper before covering and placing in the refrigerator.

Later, continue preparing other ingredients to make crab cake!

  • 8 ounces picked crab meat
  • Every tablespoon of grainy mustard, soy sauce, and chopped tarragon
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives
  • 2-3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • Salt and black pepper

Take another bowl, pour crab meat, mustard, mayonnaise, chives, soy sauce, and tarragon together and then season with salt, black pepper, and cayenne (if you like). Blend all well and set aside.

Take the corn mixture from the refrigerator and start making a shape. Spread about 12 pieces of plastic wrap (about 12 inches) on a clean and damp surface. Put the corn mixture in the center and then cover with another piece of plastic wrap. Use your hand and flatten this mixture into a flat disc (not too thin). Then discard the top piece of the wrap.

Next, scoop the crab mixture and put it in the center of the corn. Lift corners of the plastic wrap and twist it in order to tighten the mixture and completely enclose the crab mixture in the corn. Put all in round cookie cutters or ring molds to get the shape you want.

Later, steam all in the steamer about 5 minutes and then place in a plate. Let’s all cool naturally and put in the refrigerator for few hours or up to a day.

The next thing you need to is to preheat the oven to 3250F and sweep butter over a heatproof baking dish. Then take the cakes from the refrigerator and cut off the plastic wrap. Make sure you remove it entirely before placing each cake over the baking dish. Then, continue brushing butter on the top of the cakes.

Put all in the oven for 4 or 5 minutes and then turn on the grill and broil until seeing a golden-brown color and getting a crispy cover. Take all out and serve with chili sauce or any sauce you like.

 

Which corn nugget recipe do you want to try for the next snack? Love the flavor of cheese or the mixture of crab and shrimp? Try to prepare all three recipes since each brings unique and delicious taste. And if you’re a food lover, don’t miss other tasty recipes on this site such as cooking frozen tuna steaks or cooking brats on stovetop. You’re guaranteed to receive useful information about cooking.

Cooking Eggs in Bacon Grease

When making mention of the best oil to cook with eggs, lots of people think of the olive oil. Of course, you’re right because this oil brings lots of great benefits no matter what you’re going to cook eggs or fry anything. However, its high price might make you consider carefully before buying. So, is there another way to deal with this issue?

You can see more: Cooking Frozen Tuna Steaks

 

Have you ever used bacon or bacon grease in your kitchen? Do you know that cooking eggs in bacon grease is truly a heaven-made match? Down here and you will find out instantly!

Does bacon grease have any benefits?

Bacon grease is actually the bacon dripping when the bacon fat is heated. That’s why it’s called a healthy essential oil for the cooking purposes.

  • Bacon grease is lower in saturated fat than butter (around 42%).
  • Bacon grease is an excellent source of not only all the B vitamins but also vitamin D, magnesium, phosphorus, and iron.
  • Bacon grease is known to give a large amount of choline, which is a necessary nutrient for maintaining cell membranes and creating the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Moreover, this nutrient helps to prevent the fatty liver disease and Alzheimer’s disease in the Americans.
  • And with a super source of the long-chain fatty acids, consuming bacon grease will suppress your appetite.

 

Cooking eggs in bacon grease – How to do?

Before cooking eggs, make sure you have the bacon grease first. As outlined above, you need to heat the bacon fat to get the grease. However, is any bacon good? The best thing is to choose the bacon from pastured pigs that are available at your nearest grocery store.

Ways to make and store bacon grease

Let’s heat the bacon fat until getting the liquid fat from the solid. But, make sure you cut the bacon into pieces (about ¾ inches) to render evenly. Depending on the amount of bacon, you need to select a skillet with a suitable size to cook

Place it over the top and cook the bacon over a medium-low heat within 10 minutes or when the fat is released and the meat is browned and crispy.

After that, take the meat out of the skillet and let the grease get cold in some minutes. Then pour the grease through a filter into a ceramic jar to strain out the small bacon bits left over. If you love the flavorful meat, just add it in the bacon grease after straining. Avoid storing bacon grease in the plastic bottles because the plastic will react with the grease, making it difficult to clean afterwards.

Putting the bacon grease in your refrigerator will keep it last for several months. In case you want the longer time, the freezer will be the best. But, the maximum time is within 9 months. And remember to label the jar before storing in the refrigerator or freezer.

Is it safe to store at the room temperature? Yes, as long as you keep the bacon grease in an opaque, dark-colored and tightly sealed jar and strain out the bacon fat in order to extend its freshness. And if the room temperature ranges from 50 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit, you can use it for over 3 months.

Different recipes to cook eggs in bacon grease

Using the bacon grease to cook eggs is truly a stunning combination because both are born to go together. After having the bacon grease, I will show you a couple of recipes so that you can try for the next breakfast.

 

 

  1. Scrambled eggs

Mix each egg with one tablespoon of milk in a bowl and whisk them together. Remember to add a sprinkle of pepper and salt to flavor. Then heat the pan with two teaspoons of bacon grease at the medium heat. Next, pour the mixture of egg into the pan evenly and use a wooden spoon to stir until the liquid is thick. Prepare a piece of toast, add the scrambled egg on the top and serve.

  1. Fried eggs

Start heating bacon grease in the pan until hot and then crack the egg into the pan gently. Don’t forget to lessen the heat to low instantly and let it cook about 5 minutes. In case you want to eat the firmer yolk, use a wooden spatula to flip the egg and cook for some minutes before serving with sandwiches or toast.

  1. Creole eggs

Beat 4 eggs and whisk them well first. Then melt bacon grease in the skillet over the medium-high heat. Next, add onions, mushrooms and bell peppers inside and stir about 5 minutes before adding more tomatoes. Bring it to a simmer and pour the beaten eggs over. Continue stirring the eggs for the next 5 minutes or until they are scrambled. After that, serve with toast.

  1. Frittata

Crack 4 eggs with ¼ cup milk, broth or tomato juice and whisk evenly. Then add cheese, vegetables, cooked meat, or seafood and continue mixing well. Next, heat 2 tablespoons of bacon grease in the pan over the medium heat and pour the mixture of egg over. Cook within 10 minutes and remember to reduce the medium to low heat gradually. After that, turn off the heat and cover the pan about 5-10 minutes before serving.

Final words

With lots of great things when cooking eggs in bacon grease, why don’t you prepare a jar of bacon grease and use it to make healthy and tasty dishes for your family? I bet your kids will love it. In addition, if you’re interested in cooking, don’t miss some useful articles about cooking brats on stovetop, making yummy porridge recipes with salmon, and more on this site.

 

Cooking Frozen Tuna Steaks

Aside from salmon, tuna is known as one of the fatty fishes that are rich in Omega-3 fatty acid. And you’re recommended to eat twice or more every week according to the American Heart Association. However, some wonder whether they should eat the fresh tuna or the frozen tuna.

The truth is that the frozen tuna steaks are better than the fresh one since they can last from 7 to 10 days when buying at the supermarket.

Today, I will show you some easy and delicious ways for cooking frozen tuna steaks so that you can taste a powerful flavor and meaty flesh. Before getting started, you need to learn how to thaw the frozen tuna first.

You can also learn how: Forbidden Rice Cooking Instructions

A clear guide to thawing

To keep the high-quality from frozen tuna while defrosting, the best way is to thaw it in a refrigerator overnight. Make sure that you don’t put the tuna steak at room temperature or the bacteria will appear and increase the chance of food poisoning.

But, if you’re forced by time, you can speed up the defrosting process with cold water. However, you need to put the tuna steak in a sealable food-storage bag before placing it in the bowl. After every 30 minutes, change the water until the frozen tuna completely thaws.

Cooking frozen tuna steaks

One of the most important things that you should know before and after handling raw tuna fish is to wash your hand with soap. Relying on that, you are able to prevent contamination of other food items. And don’t forget to clean surfaces after preparing the raw food and before preparing other ingredients.

Last but not least, remember to pat the tuna steak dry with clean paper towels before cooking it in any recipe. Now, it’s time to learn some recipes in order to cook frozen tuna steaks for dinner.

 

One of the easiest recipes that you can carry out in some minutes is to bake the tuna. First of all, you need to preheat the oven to 4500F. Then put the tuna steak on a piece of aluminum foil and season it with salt, pepper, and herbs. Wrap and put it in the center of the oven about 10 minutes or more, depending on the thickness of tuna.

After that, remove it from the oven and check whether the tuna is cooked or not. Make sure that the flesh is flaky and opaque when pressing it with a sharp knife.

 

Take a look at necessary ingredients first:

  • 4 tuna steaks
  • 1 tablespoon of honey, olive oil, and soy sauce
  • 1 red pepper, green pepper, and red onion
  • 6-8 button mushrooms
  • 4 spring onions
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ¼ ounce fresh ginger

Then, let’s start cooking:

  • Mix honey, olive oil, and soy sauce in a bowl and then dip the tuna into it. Make sure you cover both sides thoroughly.
  • Put a frying pan on the stovetop, add a little oil and heat it.
  • When seeing the smoke, place the tuna and sear it for about 3 minutes per side.
  • Next, start making the vegetables.
  • Slice all of them before putting in another large pan. Then stir gently and evenly.
  • Remember to add soy sauce and ginger to increase the flavor.
  • Put the cooked tuna steaks on the dish and serve with the stir-fry vegetables.

 

This recipe is quite ideal for feeding a small group if you are going to celebrate a small party in your backyard this weekend. I’m sure that your friends or kids will love it.

Please prepare some ingredients:

  • 6 tuna steaks
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • Vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup olive oil
  • Ground black pepper and table salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme (or rosemary leaves if you like)

And here are directions to cook this dish

  • Prepare a charcoal smoker/grill and permit to burn the charcoals until they are completely ignited.
  • Meantime, start mixing vinegar, mustard, honey, thyme (or rosemary) and ½ tablespoon salt in a bowl. Remember to slowly add oil to the mixture while mixing so that it becomes thicken and emulsified.
  • Take ¾ cup of mixture for cooking the tuna and reserve the remaining for serving.
  • Start brushing both sides of the tuna with the mixture and season with a bit of salt and pepper.
  • Then grill the fish about 1 ½ minutes or until it is opaque.
  • Carefully and gently flip the fish and continue grilling the other side about 1 ½ minutes (for rare) or 3 minutes (if you prefer medium-rare).
  • Bring the grilled tuna to the plate, pour the remaining sauce, and serve instantly.

 

At first, you need to find some ingredients:

  • 4 tuna steaks
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce and sesame oil
  • ¼ cup black sesame seeds
  • 1/3 cup white sesame seeds
  • Vegetable oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper

And let’s cook

  • Mix the black and white sesame seeds on a dish and expand in a thin layer.
  • Mix the soy sauce and sesame oil in a bowl and use a spoon to sprinkle the mixture over each tuna’s side. Remember to season with the black pepper and repeat for the other side.
  • Continue dredging the tuna’s sides in the sesame seeds until they cover all the fish completely and evenly.
  • Place a heavy pan on the stove top, add a little vegetable oil and heat it.
  • Start putting the tuna into the pan and sear until the white sesame seeds turn into a little golden color. It often takes about 1 to 1 ½ minutes per side.
  • After that, cut the tuna steaks into thin slices, add fresh greens and garnish sliced scallions on top.
  • Remember to prepare wasabi and soy sauce for dipping or steamed rice on the side to eat with.

Final thoughts

If you don’t want to miss a strong fishy flavor and meaty texture from the tuna, be quick to arrive the nearest supermarket, buy some, and start cooking frozen tuna steaks now. Hope that this article gives you enough information as well as delicious recipes that you can easily follow.

Forbidden Rice Cooking Instructions

Forbidden rice (also called black rice or Emperor’s rice) is an ancient grain that has more incredible health benefits than any closely related rice variations. Furthermore, it’s the kind of rice that is richest in intense disease-fighting antioxidants. What’s more, it holds a large number of anti-inflammatory properties, dietary fiber and has the ability to stop the development of cancer, diabetes, weight gain, and heart disease.

So, have you ever tried the forbidden rice before? If not, the time is now. Just visit the supermarket and grab a bag of this rice off the shelf. Then I will show you the forbidden rice cooking instructions so that you can prepare the nutritional rice for your beloved ones.

Besides, if you’re interested in learning other recipes to diversify your meal here.

Ways to prepare the forbidden rice

Before getting started, please remember a couple of basic things. This kind of rice takes a longer time to cook than the white rice, even the brown rice. It’s about 60 minutes, but you can decrease the cooking time if soaking the rice ahead of time. And if the rice is cooked perfectly, you will get a nutty flavor with a soft texture.

 

  • Step 1 – Put the rice in a bowl and wash it with cold water. Remember to rub the rice with your hands in order to remove starches as well as preventing the rice from sticking.
  • Step 2 – Let the rice sit and strain it. Make sure you perform 2 or 3 times.
  • Step 3 – Run the forbidden in the cold water and let it sit overnight. This helps you cook the rice quicker and guarantees that the rice doesn’t stick together. However, if you don’t have time, it’s still okay after washing the rice 2 or 3 times.

 

  • Step 1 – Put a large pot on the stovetop, then add the water and the forbidden rice. Or in case you want to get a saltier taste, you can try chicken, beef or vegetable stock.
  • Step 2 – Turn on the heat and bring the water to a boil. Then decrease the heat, cover the pot and leave it to cook for 25 to 40 minutes. Or until the water is absorbed.
  • Step 3 – Turn off the heat and leave it for 15 minutes.
  • Step 4 – Use a fork to fluff the rice and serve.

Use the rice cooker to 

Some suggest that cooking the forbidden rice in the rice cooker is not effective and you won’t get a flavor as you want. But, I reckon that using the rice cooker is easier as long as you follow my instructions below.

 

  • Step 1 – Add a moderate amount of rice to a big bowl.
  • Step 2 – Pour lukewarm water until it covers the rice totally. Then mix it around with your hands.
  • Step 3 – Strain the water or you can use a mesh sieve to avoid losing any rice kernels. Repeat 3 or 4 times and make sure there are no excess starches. This allows you to cook the rice accurately.
  • Step 4 – After draining the rice, put it in the rice cooker. Next, add 1 and ¾ cups of water or stock for every cup of the forbidden rice.
  • Step 5 – If your rice cooker is equipped with a brown-rice mode, use it. Otherwise, you need to set the timer for 25 minutes. Then take the lid away in order to release the excess steam.
  • Step 6 – Finally, serve hot.

Some recipes to cook with the forbidden rice

There are a variety of recipes that you can choose to cook with this kind of rice. For instance, make a cold salad or add it to stuffing or make a pudding or eat with a side dish. Of course, all bring a stunning and nutritional taste.

Below are a couple of ideas so that you try.

Forbidden rice risotto

The version of the forbidden rice risotto doesn’t only give the more classic flavors but also provide a truly astonishing color on the plate. Find out how to cook it now!

  • Step 1 – Add 6 cups chicken broth into a saucepan and bring it to a simmer over the medium-high heat.
  • Step 2 – Meanwhile, start heating a tablespoon of olive oil in another saucepan over the medium heat.
  • Step 3 – Add one diced onion and sauté for 4 minutes.
  • Step 4 – Continue adding 1 ½ cups forbidden rice and stir in 1 minutes.
  • Step 5 – Reduce the heat to medium-low, pour ½ cup of white wine and stir about 3 minutes.
  • Step 6 – Ladle ¾ cup hot broth into the rice and stir continually within 6 to 7 minutes.
  • Step 7 – Continue ladling ¾ cup broth and cook for 50 minutes until the rice is tender.
  • Step 8 – Taste with a bit of salt, pepper, and ½ cup parmesan.
  • Step 9 – Serve the cooked rice into bowls and top with the sliced basil leaves and parmesan if you like.

Forbidden rice with Shrimp

Since the forbidden rice is mainly served and eaten as a side dish, you’re able to combine with different food to make a hearty dinner. Now, try cooking this rice with shrimp via following my easy-to-do recipe.

 

  • Step 1 – Start cooking the forbidden rice as I have mentioned above.
  • Step 2 – Mix 4 minced cloves of garlic, 3 minced chilis, ginger, 8 tablespoons fish sauce, 4 tablespoons lime juice, 4 tablespoons sugar and 8 tablespoons water in a large bowl. Whisk well to make the sauce.
  • Step 3 – Fill a pot with a half of water and then bring it to a simmer on the stovetop. Remember to add a bit of salt and lemon juice before putting about 60 grams of peeled shrimps.
  • Step 4 – About 3-4 minutes, transfer all the shrimps to another bowl of ice. Leave about 1 minute and then drain them.
  • Step 5 – Serve the rice and shrimp on a dish and top the sauce.

Forbidden rice pudding

Aside from serving as a common breakfast in some regions of Southeast Asia, the forbidden rice pudding is also a great dessert. If you want to enjoy a thicker and flavorful taste, learn how to do it now.

  • Step 1 – Rinse and drain the rice under the clean water before adding to a large pot.
  • Step 2 – Pour ½ cup coconut milk, 1 ¾ cup almond milk, sea salt, and 2 cups water.
  • Step 3 – Bring it to boil, then reduce to simmer and cover with a lid.
  • Step 4 – Cook within 1 hour and remember to stir a couple of times during the last 30 minutes to avoid sticking.
  • Step 5 – Ladle the rice into separate bowls and top with anything you like such as banana, coconut or blackberries.
  • Step 6 – Save all in an airtight container and keep in the refrigerator for 4 days. Then enjoy it anytime you want.

Conclusion

In a word, the forbidden rice is a great source of nutrients, vitamins, and more. Furthermore, its chewy, nutty, and sweet taste can make any meal delicious and stunning. So, hope that this article gives the basic information about forbidden rice cooking instructions as well as helping you to find some great recipes for the upcoming dinners.

Cooking Brats On Stovetop

Brats (or also called bratwurst) are a traditional kind of German sausage that is mainly made from pork or sometimes beef or veal. And now, this dish has become popular all over the world thanks to its smoky, savory and irresistible flavor. No matter which cooking style you’re going to cook such as boiling, smoking, baking, grilling or broiling, you always taste the best.

Normally, people prefer to grill or smoke than using stovetop because they worry about burning on the outside. To help you solve this issue, we will show a couple of ways as well as small tips so that your cooking brats on stovetop becomes easier. Sooner or later, you will discover that this way helps to add a great texture and flavor that you won’t get from the grill.

You can refer to other recipes.

Basic methods for cooking brats on stovetop

In order to bring the brats from grilling to cooking on the stovetop, make sure you prepare a cast-iron pan or a heavy-bottomed pan. And never use the grill pans or you might get an unnecessary hint of char.

#1st method

  • Step 1 – You need to simmer the brats with a mixture of wine/beer and broth first. Relying on that the flavor of the cooking liquid creates a little effect on the brats’ taste.
  • Step 2 – Depending on the thickness of the brats, you can simmer them about 10 minutes or more until they attain 1650F in the middle.
  • Step 3 – Take the brats from the mixture and reserve the cooking liquid.
  • Step 4 – Prepare the pan as we’ve mentioned above. Turn the medium heat and add a bit of butter or oil in a pan.
  • Step 5 – Remember to dry the brats with a paper towel before putting them in the pan. Sauté all until acquiring the crispy exterior, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Step 6 – Take them from the pan.
  • Step 7 – Mix the cooking liquid and pan drippings together and then simmer it until getting a thick sauce.
  • Step 8 – Place the brats on a dish, pour the sauce over it and serve hot.

#2nd method

Instead of simmering the brats before cooking, this method allows you to put each sausage on the pan directly.

  • Step 1 – Preheat the pan over medium-high heat. Then add oil or butter.
  • Note: We prefer the butter because it makes the brats more flavorful.
  • Step 2 – When the butter turns light brown, start pan-searing the brats until they have a deep golden-brown color. 3 minutes for each side is perfect.
  • Step 3 – After searing the second side, you need to flip the brats one more time and turn the heat to medium-low for cooking about 5 minutes. Remember to cover the pan with a lid.
  • Step 4 – Later, continue flipping the brats and cook about 2-3 minutes. This makes the brats attain the right internal temperature.
  • Step 5 – Serve hot with chili sauce.

Other methods for cooking brats on stovetop

Aside from two basic methods above, there are a variety of recipes for preparing the brats. Follow us and find out now!

# Poached brats with beer

  • Step 1 – Prepare necessary ingredients including bratwursts, one medium-sized chopped onions, and 6oz. of dark beer first.
  • Step 2 – Start melting the butter in the hot pan. Make sure the butter covers the whole bottom of the pan.
  • Step 3 – Stir the chopped onions until all turn into a brown color.
  • Step 4 – Put the brats in the pan and cook for about 2 minutes for each side.
  • Step 5 – When both sides of the brats come with the nice brown color, pour the beer, cover with the lid and turn down the heat to the medium-low.
  • Step 6 – Let the beer penetrate into the brats for about 15 minutes.
  • Step 7 – Stop cooking and serve everything hot in the dish.

Or you can try another way by watching this video below.

# Braised brats

Basically, this method is similar to poaching. So, if you love enjoying the tenderness of the brats, these ways are ideal.

  • Step 1 – After adding butter to the pan, start sautéing the brats until acquiring the brown color and crispy exterior. Then set them aside.
  • Step 2 – Continue sautéing 1-2 cups of mirepoix till they’re caramelized and brown.
  • Step 3 – Pour a little wine/beer and some cups of stock in order to deglaze the pan. Next, add black peppercorns, a bay leaf, chopped herbs and turn the heat to low.
  • Step 4 – Put the brats into the pan and continue adding peppers, mushrooms, and tomatoes.
  • Step 5 – Cover the pan and cook until the bratwursts acquire 1650F.
  • Step 6 – After 10-15 minutes, just take the brats from the pan and continue simmering the liquid until attaining the thick sauce. Don’t forget to season it with a bit of salt.
  • Step 7 – Serve hot.

# Curried brats

  • Step 1 – Sauté chopped onions and mustard seeds in the vegetable oil.
  • Step 2 – When all get a brown color, add a tablespoon of curry powder, a pinch of nutmeg, anise seeds and white pepper.
  • Step 3 – Cook this mixture on the low heat about 3-5 minutes.
  • Step 4 – Serve it on simmered and pan-seared brats and French fries.

# Brats with sauerkraut

 

  • Step 1 – Pan-searing the brats in the pan on the stovetop and then set them aside.
  • Step 2 – Chop some pieces of bacon and cook it with 1-2 cups of sliced onions. Make sure that the heat is low so that the bacon is totally cooked.
  • Step 3 – Add allspice, ½ cup of Riesling, black peppercorns, juniper berries, some bay leaves, a large chopped apple, and pounds of undrained sauerkraut into the pan.
  • Step 4 – Simmer this mixture for 30 minutes.
  • Step 5 – Return the brats and continue cooking about 20 minutes.
  • Step 6 – Serve hot with whole-grain mustard if you like.

In a word

For cooking brats on stovetop, we believe that you never meet any troubles of burning on the outside as well as worrying about the raw inside after reading this article. Wonderfully, you can consult and learn some amazing recipes to prepare the greatest brats for your family.

And in case you want to know anything about this topic, don’t mind sending your comments in the box below. We’re always here to support you.

3 lb Meatloaf Cooking Time

Instead of mixing about 2 pounds of ground meat (a normal standard for making meatloaf) with other ingredients, you unintentionally bought 3 pounds. And now, you worry whether you can manage it in order to bring out an excellent dish for dinner with a huge amount of meat.

Don’t worry too much! Since you’re here, we will help you how to solve this issue.

Besides you can refer to Easy And Yummy Porridge Recipes Made With Salmon.

3lb meatloaf cooking time, what should you do?

Basically, the meatloaf is mixed with the ground meat and other ingredients and then created into a loaf shape before baking or smoking. The main meat is often the ground beef or you also find out other meats such as pork, lamb, poultry, veal, or venison. Depending on each different taste, you can only use one kind of the meat or combine some together.

In my opinion, 70% beef and 30% pork are perfect because you can enjoy its greatest flavor as well as a fatty richness. Just make sure you choose the beef that is about 80 – 85% lean.

But, it’s time to be back the above question. How long should you cook the 3 lb meatloaf?

  • A common principle for cooking the meatloaf is that a half of hour will be compatible with a pound of the meat.
  • However, it also depends on what type of container you’re going to cook with. For instance, if you often cook it in a bread pan, the thicker the meatloaf is, the longer the cooking time is. For a 3-lb loaf, we suggest that you should use the larger pan such as the lasagna baking pan. And if you follow this and put it in an oven at 3750F, your dish will be ready in an hour.
  • Finally, don’t forget to let the meatloaf sit for about 10 minutes before slicing it.

Now, you have no worry about the cooking time of the 3-lb meatloaf, right? Why don’t you continue following us to discover a range of recipes so that you can update your meatloaf recipes and then try making for your family?

Different meatloaf recipes

 Recipe 1 – Classic meatloaf

First of all, please prepare,

  • 3 pounds of the ground meat (you can try my combination or create your own taste)
  • ¾ cup of diced onions
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ½ cup Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper

Let’s cook!

  • Preheat the oven to 3750
  • Blend all the ingredients in a big mixing bowl. You can mix this mixture up with your hands (make sure to clean them first).
  • Add a bit of salt and pepper and continue mixing until it’s evenly combined.
  • As I mentioned above, you should use the lasagna baking pan to hold this mixture or you can divide it into 2 smaller pans. Remember to place a baking sheet before adding the mixture to the pan.
  • Top the loaf with ketchup to increase the look.
  • For one bigger loaf, just bake for 1 hour. For two loaves, 45 minutes are ideal.
  • Let it sit for 10 minutes after baking and then slice to serve.

Or try another way to cook the classic meatloaf via following the video below

Recipe 2 – Buffalo blue cheese meatloaf

What you need to have first,

  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 3 pounds of the ground meat
  • ¼ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup Buffalo wing sauce
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • Blue cheese
  • Salt and pepper

How to cook?

  • Preheat the oven to 3750
  • Mix all the ingredients in a big bowl before adding the meat.
  • Continue mixing gently until the mixture is combined.
  • Add all to the baking pan and bake about 20 minutes.
  • Spread the Buffalo on the top and sprinkle with blue cheese.
  • Continue baking 30 minutes or until the meatloaf attains 1600
  • Leave it for 7-10 minutes before slicing to serve.

Recipe 3 – Muffins meatloaf

  • 3 pounds of the ground meat (try mixing beef and turkey)
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • ¾ cup shredded Mexican cheese
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 3 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper

Time to cook!

  • Preheat the oven to 3750
  • Mix the beaten eggs, Mexican cheese, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, pepper sauce, parsley flakes, salt, and pepper before adding the ground meat.
  • Continue blending lightly until all are mixed evenly.
  • Instead of using the large pan to cook the 3-lb meatloaf, try using a dozen of muffin cups.
  • Add the mixture into each cup and press lightly
  • In another small bowl, start blending ketchup, mustard, and brown sugar.
  • Spread this mixture on the top of the meatloaf.
  • Bake about 30 – 45 minutes.
  • Remember to use a thermometer to check whether the meatloaf attains 1650F or not.
  • Let it sit and then serve. The most interesting thing about this recipe is that you don’t need to slice or cut from the big loaf to small parts. In addition, it’s easy to store if you don’t finish in one go.

Using the microwave to cook meatloaf – is it possible?

In case you don’t have an oven at home, using a microwave to cook meatloaf is quite okay. The high frequency of the electromagnetic waves inside this device will produce friction, helping you decrease the cooking time. Although you might get a different shape, the taste is still flavorful.

At this time, we guide you how to use. So, you can do any recipe that you prefer.

  • After preparing the mixture of meatloaf, you need to add it to a microwave-safe pan. Avoid availing the metal one because the microwave cannot reach through the metal and may bounce it off.
  • Try to keep the meatloaf in a circular shape so that the microwave can reach it from the top, sides, and bottom in order to cook it evenly.
  • Prepare a microwave-safe lid or wax paper or plastic wrap to cover the pan. Never use the aluminum foil because it is mainly made from metal.
  • Put the pan in the microwave and select the medium-high temp.
  • After 10 minutes, change the heat setting to high and continue cooking the meatloaf about 25 – 30 minutes.
  • Take it from the microwave and cover with the aluminum foil for 5 minutes.
  • Use the thermometer to read the temp whether your meatloaf acquires 1600 If not, return it to the machine and continue cooking until attaining the desired temp.

Final thoughts

Now, are you clear about ways to deal with 3 lb meatloaf cooking time?

No matter how much pounds you want to cook, everything happens perfectly as long as you find out the important rules. And don’t miss trying our three new recipes to enrich your cooking knowledge.

Suppose you still have any question, just leave your comments here in such a way that we can discuss together. Anyway, thanks for reading!

4 Easy And Yummy Porridge Recipes Made With Salmon

To fish lovers, salmon seems to be the top choice since they can easily prepare and cook various delicious dishes. Moreover, any dish made with this versatile fish provides a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, protein, and minerals. No matter what you are going to cook such as sautéing, making salad, or smoking, you always enjoy the luscious taste.

If you often cook salmon for your family, why don’t you try something new? Below are 4 porridge recipes made with salmon that are extremely easy to do. And you’re guaranteed that all the members of your family will love it.

Recipe 1

+ Ingredients

  • 220g of filet salmon
  • 70g of ordinary rice
  • 10g of sticky rice
  • 10g of lotus seeds
  • 10g of green beans
  • 5l of chicken stock
  • 2 cloves of purple onions
  • A piece of leek
  • Lemon leaves, green onion, ginger, and cilantro
  • Salt, sugar candy, sesame oil, and fish sauce

+ How to cook

  • Step 1 – Mix both ordinary rice and sticky rice together. Wash them and then roast.
  • Step 2 – Soak the lotus seeds until they’re soft. Wash the leek and then dry in the fire. Remember to slice the purple onions as well.
  • Step 3 – Put the roasted rice, lotus seeds, and green beans into a pot with the chicken stock. Place on the stove, turn the low heat and cook.
  • Step 4 – Mix the salmon with fish sauce, sesame oil, ginger, sliced purple onions, lemon leaves, and cilantro. Then steam it within 15 minutes.
  • Step 5 – When the fish is cooked, take it out and separate the flesh into a bowl.
  • Step 6 – When cooking the porridge, make sure you half-open the lid. Wait until the porridge is boiling and then pour the flesh into the pot.
  • Step 7 – Stir gently and evenly. Season to get the flavor as you want.
  • Step 8 – When the porridge is cooked, ladle it into bowls, add pepper, cilantro and serve hot.

Recipe 2

+ Ingredients

  • A whole salmon
  • 50g of rice
  • Ginger and dried onions
  • Green onions
  • Sesame oil, cooking oil, and salt

+ How to cook

  • Step 1 – To get rid of the fishy smell, you should wash the whole salmon with a bit of salt. Then wash it again with the clean water and boil it with ginger.
  • Step 2 – Separate the flesh and bones. Continue simmering the bones within 15 minutes. Next, remove the bones to get the stock.
  • Step 3 – Start cooking porridge with the salmon stock.
  • Step 4 – Chop the flesh of the salmon and then sauté it with dried onions and salt.
  • Step 5 – Add the cooked salmon into the porridge and stir evenly. Depending on your preference, you can add more spices.
  • Step 6 – Ladle the porridge into bowls, add pepper, sliced green onions and serve hot.

Recipe 3

+ Ingredients

  • 500g of fillet salmon
  • 50g of field mushrooms
  • 150g of rice
  • Green onions
  • Sesame oil, fish sauce, sugar, and salt

+ How to cook

  • Step 1 – The rice should be soaked before cooking about 1 hour. After that, wash it with the clean water and start cooking porridge.
  • Step 2 – Wash the salmon and then grind it.
  • Step 3 – Next, steam it with a bit of water.
  • Step 4 – Soak the field mushrooms with the lukewarm water and then chop them.
  • Step 5 – Add the cooked salmon and chopped mushrooms into the porridge and stir evenly.
  • Step 6 - You can add a bit of sesame oil to increase the aroma. And don’t forget to season with fish sauce, salt, and sugar to receive the flavor as you wish.
  • Step 7 – When the porridge is cooked, ladle it into bowls, add pepper, sliced green onions and serve hot.

Recipe 4

+ Ingredients

  • A whole salmon
  • 500g of pumpkin
  • 300g of ordinary rice
  • 2 spoons of butter
  • Dried onions and green onions
  • Salt, pepper, and sugar

+ How to cook

  • Step 1 – Wash the whole salmon with salt and then wash again with the clean water. When boiling the fish, remember to add ginger to get rid of the fishy smell.
  • Step 2 – Split the flesh and bones.
  • Step 3 – Begin to cook porridge with the salmon bones.
  • Step 4 – Chop the pumpkin into small squares.
  • Step 5 – Sauté the flesh of the salmon with butter, dried onion, salt, and sugar to increase the flavor.
  • Step 6 – Take the bones out of the porridge and then add the cooked salmon and chopped pumpkins.
  • Step 7 – Cook until the pumpkins are tender and season to have the flavor as you want.
  • Step 8 – Ladle the porridge into bowls, add pepper, green onions, and serve hot.

What could be more fantastic than enjoying a hot bowl of delicious and healthy porridge! With 4 easy and yummy porridge recipes made with salmon, which one will you start first tonight? Save all in your handbook and cook for your beloved family now.

Or if you have any nice idea of making with salmon, don’t mind sharing with me via leaving your comments below. I’m waiting to see your thoughts.

How To Make Yummy Japanese Baby Food

From about 5 months, babies are provided a range of foods to get a balanced diet that is called baby-led weaning. This method helps to promote the growth of age that is suitable for oral motor control as well as keeping eating like an inactive and positive experience. Nowadays, most mothers are paying attention to let their babies wean with Japanese style.

And if you’re interested in this method, why don’t you follow us and learn how to make yummy Japanese baby food? We’re sure you will get great results when applying these recipes below.

Weaning recipes for baby from 5 months

You just supplement one weaning meal a day so that your baby can gradually familiarize himself with it. Avoid forcing the baby in eating if he refuses. Stop a few days and try again with a new dish.

Carrot purées

 

  • Step 1 – Pick up about 2-3 firm carrots with a rich orange and smooth exterior. Then, wash and peel them.
  • Step 2 – Chop into small pieces and boil them about 10-15 minutes.
  • Step 3 – When the carrots are tender, put them in a blender or food processor and blend until they’re smooth. Don’t forget to add water to get the desired consistency.
  • Step 4 – Depending on your baby’s taste, you can mix the carrot purées with the well-kneaded porridge or not.

Remember that the carrot purées can be kept for up to three days if you put it in a refrigerator.

Cornmeal porridge

  • Step 1 – Bring a small pot of water to the boil (just 1 cup of water).
  • Step 2 – Add cornmeal and cold milk/water into a bowl and mix totally.
  • Step 3 – When the water is boiling, lower the heat, pour the mixture and stir constantly to avoid any lumps forming.
  • Step 4 – Add another cup of milk into the pot and keep stirring for 15 minutes until the liquid starts thickening.
  • Step 5 – You can add a bit of salt, sugar, vanilla, and nutmeg to increase the flavor. Then pour evaporated milk to take the perfect thickness.
  • Step 6 – Add this mixture in the cooked porridge and serve warm for your baby.

The corn offers great benefits including necessary minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants.

Spinach porridge

  • Step 1 – Wash and drain spinach.
  • Step 2 – Dip the greens in boiling water for 3 minutes. Avoid overcooking.
  • Step 3 – Take them out and soak in cold water for 1 minute.
  • Step 4 – Blend the greens and add in the cooked porridge.
  • Step 5 – Continue cooking it for 1 minute before serving warm.

Spinach porridge is an ideal dish for babies under 8 months since it’s an excellent source of Calcium, vitamin A, selenium, and iron.

Potato soup

  • Step 1 – Wash and peel a potato.
  • Step 2 – Dice into small cubes to boil with ease.
  • Step 3 – Once the potatoes are tender, put them into a pot of milk and heat over the low heat.
  • Step 4 – Blend this mixture again to get a soft and smooth texture.

Pumpkin soup

  • Step 1 – Peel and dice the pumpkin into small pieces. Remember to eliminate seeds.
  • Step 2 – Prepare a saucepan, melt butter and sauté the pumpkin until they turn brown.
  • Step 3 – Then add 3 cups of water and season a bit of salt. Cook until the pumpkin totally soft and mushy.
  • Step 4 – Leave the cooked pumpkin cool for a couple of minutes before grinding it. Don’t forget to strain again to make it perfectly smooth.

The pumpkin has all important nutrients and minerals such as calcium, potassium, iron, phosphorous, magnesium, and vitamins A, C, E, K, etc. that help to build strong bones and teeth, enhance eyesight, prevent anemia, boost immunity and digestion.

Peach juice

  • Step 1 – Place a saucepan on a stove, add water, bring it to boil and turn off once done.
  • Step 2 – Wash peaches and put them in the hot water for a couple of minutes. Then plunge into cold water.
  • Step 3 – Peel the skin and chop into small cubes. Remember to remove the seeds and pits as well.
  • Step 4 – Blend the peach cubes in the blender until they’re smooth. Add water and a squeeze of lemon to increase the flavor before serving for your baby.

The natural sweetness from the peaches is good for the digestive system. Moreover, it is rich in vitamins C, A and fiber.

Apple purées

  • Step 1 – Wash, peel, core, and dice apples into small pieces.
  • Step 2 – Put all in a saucepan with apple juice or water and cook until it’s tender (about 8 minutes). Or steam them.
  • Step 3 – Puree in a blender or food processor to get your desired consistency. If the apples are quite sour, you should add a bit of sugar before pureeing.

Banana soymilk smoothie

  • Step 1 – Peel and chop 2 ripe bananas into cubes.
  • Step 2 – Put the bananas into the blender and add a cup of plain soymilk. Add a bit of honey to increase the flavor.
  • Step 3 – Blend until it’s smooth and then serve.

This yummy smoothie brings lots of great nutrients for your baby including vitamin B6, C, potassium, manganese, dietary fiber in bananas and vitamin E in soymilk.

Udon noodles soup with vegetables

  • Step 1 – Boil the vegetable broth in a pot over high heat until it comes to a simmer.
  • Step 2 – Lower the heat to medium and add peas and carrots.
  • Step 3 – Mix miso paste and ponzu sauce into the broth and stir well.
  • Step 4 – Cook Udon noodles in another pot. Then drain and rinse it with cold water.
  • Step 5 – Add the noodles into the broth and cook for a couple of minutes before serving.

Green beans porridge

  • Step 1 – You should choose the frozen green beans to avoid a grainy texture after pureeing. In case you want to fresh green beans, the best thing is to use a colander and rinse the beans thoroughly in cool water.
  • Step 2 – Break off the ends and wash again.
  • Step 3 – Steam the beans for a couple of minutes. Make sure they’re tender enough.
  • Step 4 – Drain and rinse with cold water.
  • Step 5 – When blending the green beans, don’t forget to add water to get the desired consistency.
  • Step 6 – If necessary, you can strain this mixture before adding to the cooked porridge.

Weaning recipes for babies from 7-8 months

At this time, you can prepare two weaning meals a day and supplement lean or red meat and fish into their portion.

Whitefish with carrots porridge

  • Step 1 – Peel carrots, chop them into small cubes, boil and grind them.
  • Step 2 – Rinse seaweed and boil it with the large heat.
  • Step 3 – Steam or boil the white fish within 5 minutes. Then remove bones and mince.
  • Step 4 – Once the porridge is cooked, put carrots, seaweed, fish, and stir evenly in 5 minutes.

Pasta with simple tomato sauce

  • Step 1 – Cook the pasta in the saucepan of vegetable broth.
  • Step 2 – While the pasta is cooking, let’s prepare tomato sauce. Steam tomatoes and then grind them.
  • Step 3 – When the pasta is tender. Drain it and cut into small pieces so that your baby can eat.
  • Step 4 – Pour the tomato sauce over the pasta and serve. Or sprinkle a bit of cheese if your baby loves it.

Spaghetti with spinach sauce

  • Step 1 – Cook the spaghetti with the chicken broth until it’s overdone. Cut into small pieces.
  • Step 2 – Blanch spinach in boiling water for 1 minute, drain and refresh in cool water.
  • Step 3 – Blend or mince the spinach. Then mix it with tomato sauce before putting in the remaining chicken broth.
  • Step 4 – Cook the broth for a couple of minutes and pour it over the top of spaghetti.

Carrot soup with salmon and green beans

  • Step 1 – Steam salmon, grind it and sauté with oil or butter and shredded onions.
  • Step 2 – Steam green beans, remove their seeds and grind them into dust.
  • Step 3 – Peel the carrot, cut into small slices, boil and grind.
  • Step 4 – Put the greens in the saucepan, add the broth and cook for 2-3 minutes before adding the salmon.
  • Step 5 – Puree the soup until it reaches your desired consistency.
  • Step 6 – Serve.

Pumpkin purées

  • Step 1 – Preheat the oven to 4000F.
  • Step 2 – Cut the pumpkin in half, remove seeds and pulp, and chop into small cubes.
  • Step 3 – Put in the oven and wait until they’re tender.
  • Step 4 – Take the cooked pumpkin out the oven and blend it. Remember to strain to remove any remaining gummy pieces.
  • Step 6 –Prepare a mixture of butter and milk and then add it into the pumpkin purées and stir evenly.

Miso soup with potatoes

  • Step 1 – Cut potatoes into small pieces.
  • Step 2 – Bring the fish broth (Dashi) to the boil and add the potatoes.
  • Step 3 – Cook until they’re soft.
  • Step 4 – Reduce the heat and dissolve 4-5 tablespoons miso paste into the broth.
  • Step 5 – Take the potatoes and grind them.
  • Step 6 – When serving, you can pour the broth over the potatoes to get the desired consistency.

Sweet potatoes purées

  • Step 1 – Preheat the oven to 4000F.
  • Step 2 – Peel the sweet potatoes, rinse and cut into small pieces.
  • Step 3 – Place in the oven and wait until they’re tender. Then blend or grind the sweet potatoes.
  • Step 4 – Whisk the egg yolk, mix it with milk and boil on the low heat about 10 minutes. Remember to stir evenly.
  • Step 5 – Add the sweet potatoes, liver pate, and the cooked greens into the mixture.
  • Step 6 – Continue stirring until getting the ideal consistency.

Potatoes purées with chicken liver

  • Step 1 – Cut potatoes into small cubes and steam them.
  • Step 2 – Rinse the chicken liver before dipping it into the boiling water with ginger. Then steam and grind it with a fork. Avoid using the blender.
  • Step 3 – Blanch the spinach and mince.
  • Step 4 – Bring the chicken broth to the boil. Add all and cook until they are tender. Remember to pour a bit of soy sauce.

Chicken and taro soup

  • Step 1 – Preheat the oven to 4000F.
  • Step 2 – Peel the taro, rinse and cut into small pieces.
  • Step 3 – Put in the oven and wait until they’re tender. Then blend or grind the taro.
  • Step 4 – Boil the shredded chicken with Dashi and soy sauce within 6 minutes.
  • Step 5 – Add the taro in the broth and cook for a couple of minutes.

Bread soup with apples

  • Step 1 – Remove hard parts of the bread and tear the remaining ones to pieces.
  • Step 2 – Boil with the broth until the bread expands. Then blend it.
  • Step 3 – Slice the apples and steam about 2 minutes. Blend it, too.
  • Step 4 – Scoop the bread into a bowl and mix the apple.

Final thought

If you’re wondering how to make yummy Japanese baby food, we hope that our 20 recipes in this article will give you a little baby-led weaning mealtime inspiration. As a newbie to this method, remember not to give up because your baby doesn’t seem to be interested in new food and love playing than eating. Therefore, you need to observe his expressions to discover and prepare suitable dishes according to his likes and then establishing his eating styles.