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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

STUFFED BELL PEPPERS

STUFFED BELL PEPPERS
DINNER AT HOME

We bought a bunch of Bell Peppers for Thanksgiving and never used them.  I had to come up with a dinner that used the Peppers and other items we had in the kitchen.  Stuffed Bell Peppers came to mind because when I was a kid my Grandma would make these and I loved them.  Not having a recipe made me have to wing it based on the ingredients we had and what I thought would make a great Stuffed Pepper plus how I made them last time.  I actually made this up as I went along and never looked at my last blog post and the results were amazing.  One of the best Stuffed Peppers we have ever eaten.  Loved this recipe!
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SAUTED GARLIC, ONION, SHALLOTS AND CARROTS.  ADDED SMALL CAN OF MUSHROOMS
THAT I CHOPPED UP AND THEN ADDED SALT/PEPPER.  SET ASIDE.
COOKED SOME GROUND BEEF WITH GARLIC, SALT AND PEPPER
ADDED THE COOKED VEGETABLES TO THE BEEF ALONG WITH FRESH BASIL, 
OREGANO AND THYME
ADDED COOKED RICE
STIR IT ALL UP AND SIMMER A BIT
ADDED JAR OF BERTOLLI TOMATO AND BASIL SAUCE
SIMMERED ON LOW HEAT
POURED ANOTHER BOTTLE OF BERTOLLI TOMATO BASIL SAUCE INTO PAN
CLEANED THE BELL PEPPERS
PLACED BELL PEPPERS ON SAUCE AND STUFFED WITH BEEF AND VEGGIE MIXTURE 
TOPPED WITH SHAVED PARMESAN CHEESE
PUT THE TOPS ON AND COVERED WITH ALUMINUM FOIL.   PLACED IN 375 DEGREE OVEN
FOR AROUND 45 MINUTES
COOKED PEPPERS ARE READY BUT FOUND THAT I NEEDED TO TAKE TOPS OFF AND PUT
UNDER THE BROILER FOR AROUND 10 MINUTES TO BROWN
AFTER BROILER THE PEPPERS LOOKED AMAZING
INCREDIBLE STUFFED BELL PEPPER


Sunday, December 8, 2019

GEN KOREAN BBQ HOUSE

GEN KOREAN BBQ HOUSE
ALA MOANA CENTER
1450 ALA MOANA BLVD #4250
HONOLULU, HI 96814
808-944-5227
HOURS: Monday thru Thursday/Sunday 10AM - 11PM / Friday and Saturday 10AM - 12AM

At $27 for All you can Eat Korean BBQ, GEN may be one of the best deals in town.  The menu is filled with meats, chicken, pork, seafood and vegetables that you cook right at your table.  Ordering is simple, just choose four items at a time and they are delivered in minutes.  We had an amazing waitress that was all smiles during our entire meal.  What a difference a single person can make when eating out.  The meal begins with Korean Vegetables for everyone.  Served in small plates and replenished whenever you want more.  Next comes a salad which is basically lettuce with a rather bland dressing.  Wish they could kick the salad dressing up a bit.  The meats are good quality and the seasonings are delicious.  We loved the Spicy Chicken, Spicy Pork and Cajun Shrimp which are marinated.  Loved the Premium Steak when dipped in the salt mixture.  The food just keeps coming as long as you can keep eating.  We could not finish around 8 dishes between the two of us but most people can eat a lot more.  I highly recommend GEN if you are a meat eater or enjoy Korean BBQ.
It really is a good deal.  Ask for Yurie if you want great service with a big smile.
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GEN KOREAN BBQ MENU
ALL YOU CAN EAT DINNER FOR $27
GEN DINNER MENU


KOREAN VEGETABLES
FIRST THREE ARE MY FAVES
DIPPING SAUCES
SALAD
VEGETABLES
KAL BI
PREMIUM STEAK
SPICY CHICKEN
SPICY PORK
SHRIMP
CAJUN SHRIMP
COOK YOURSELF RIGHT AT THE TABLE
YUMMY KOREAN BBQ

YOUNG'S FISH MARKET

YOUNG'S FISH MARKET
1286 KALANI STREET
HONOLULU, HI 96817
808-841-4885
HOURS:  Monday thru Friday 9:30AM - 7PM / Saturday 8AM - 4PM / Closed Sunday

Cannot say enough good about the food and service at Young's Fish Market.  The food is so fresh and the ingredients are the highest quality.  Couple this with incredible family recipes and you have some of the best Hawaiian and local food in the State of Hawaii.  We ordered this spread for our office and customers for a Holiday Celebration.  Every single person who dined with us was happy.  Food received rave reviews.  My faves here with the Tako Poke, Sea Asparagus Salad and Char Siu.  The Char Siu was like eating candy.  Glazed to perfection, sweet and juicy.  Highly recommend Young's for any occasion or just a great lunch or dinner.  They delivered to our office and set up with a smile plus provided all the plates and utensils.

YOUNG'S FISH MARKET HOLIDAY SPREAD AT MY OFFICE
SPICY AHI POKE AND IT IS NOT LOADED WITH MAYO WHICH I LOVE
AHI POKE
TAKO POKE
SEA ASPARAGUS SALAD
PORK CHAR SUI
CHICKEN LONG RICE
CHOW MEIN
KALUA PORK


POPEYE'S CHICKEN SANDWICH

POPEYE'S LOUISIANA KITCHEN
1515 DILLINGHAM BLVD
HONOLULU, HI 96817
808-841-4285
HOURS:  Daily 9AM - 10PM

Finally got my hands and mouth on the new Popeye's Chicken Sandwich.  Loved it!  I got the Spicy version and it really did have some kick.  The chicken was crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside.  I was surprised and happy to see the large size of the chicken breast.  This is a meal. The toasted bun and pickles really make a difference and elevated this sandwich above many.  

POPEYE'S CHICKEN SANDWICH COMES IN WARMER WRAP
POPEYE'S CHICKEN SANDWICH
PICKLES AND SPICY MAYO
LARGE CHICKEN BREAST AND TOASTED BUN

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

TURKEY SOUP

 TURKEY SOUP
DINNER AT HOME

Had to make use of a lot of Thanksgiving leftovers so I decided to make Turkey Soup.  Started by using the carcass from our Turkey and then added lots of fresh vegetables and herbs.  This is a delicious and hearty Turkey Soup.

PLACED THE CARCASS, BONES AND NECK IN ABOUT 2 QUARTS OF CHICKEN STOCK AND WATER.
SIMMERED FOR SEVERAL HOURS UNTIL THE MEAT WAS FALLING OFF THE BONE
SAUTEED GARLIC, ONIONS, SHALLOTS, CELERY AND CARROTS AND THEN ADDED
FRESH SAGE, THYME, PARSLEY, SALT AND PEPPER.  SET ASIDE.
PULLED ALL THE MEAT OFF THE BONES
REMOVE SKIN AND GET ALL THAT DELICIOUS TURKEY MEAT
ADDED TURKEY MEAT AND A CUP OF RICE TO THE LIQUID.  SIMMERED UNTIL THE RICE WAS
COOKED.  ADDED GARLIC POWDER AND ONION POWDER AND A LITTLE CHICKEN BOUILLON.
ONCE THE RICE WAS COOKED I ADDED ALL THE VEGETABLES
STIR AND SIMMER FOR AROUND 30 MINUTES
TURKEY SOUP IS READY TO SERVE
HOMEMADE TURKEY SOUP