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Archive, Chicken

Gluten Free Fried Chicken Batter

Gluten Free Fried Chicken Breading   Print Prep time 15 mins Total time 15 mins   Author: Spencer Musselman Recipe type: Main Cuisine: Soul Food Serves: 8 pieces Ingredients ½ cup Masa ( I use the tamale formula) ¾ cup rice flour 1.5 cup Bobs Red Meal Blue one to one GF Flour 2 tsp […]

Archive, Veggie

Southern Style Greens

Southern Style Greens   Print Prep time 12 mins Cook time 18 mins Total time 30 mins   Author: Spencer Musselman Recipe type: veggie Cuisine: Soul Food Ingredients 3 bunches Collards, kale, chard, mustard, or turnip cleaned, stem cut out, and chopped 3 tbsp oil or bacon grease two dried chili’s such as cayenne, arbol, […]

Archive, Cajun/Creole, Fish

Shrimp Etoufee

Shrimp Etoufee   Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 1 hour Total time 1 hour 20 mins   I had this classic at Commander’s Palace when I was a kid and I always strived to recreate that experience. This is one of the first recipes that I made for my wife and she mentioned […]

Archive, Cajun/Creole

Hoppin’ John

Hoppin’ John   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 1 hour Total time 1 hour 15 mins   Author: Spencer Musselman Recipe type: Main Cuisine: Soul Food Serves: 6 Ingredients 5 Tablespoons Butter 1 whole Large Onion, Diced 6 cloves Garlic, Pressed 1 whole Green Bell Pepper, Diced 4 stalks Celery, Diced 4 Tablespoons […]

Archive, Thanksgiving

Francine’s Cinnamon Orange Yams

This is based  my Grandmother Francine’s recipe.  I always looked forward to it every year. 3-4 yams peeled and cut into rounds 1 stick of butter 1 cup of sugar 1 cup of orange marmalade 1 stick of cinnamon 1 t lemon juice salt 1 cup toasted pecans (optional) Preheat oven to 365, and put yams […]

Archive, Thanksgiving

Cornbread Dressing

1 recipe cornbread baked 2-4 cups of other bread that you might have around kitchen 4 beaten eggs 1 stick of butter (divided) 1 onion diced 4 celery stalks sliced 4 cups chicken or turkey  stock 1 tablespoon salt 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning Preheat oven to 325°F Tear up […]

Archive, Thanksgiving, Veggie

Best Damn Mashed Potatoes

After college, I moved to Jackson ,Wyoming and my first Thanksgiving away from home I was asked to make mashed potatoes for the meal.   At this point in my life I was a proficient  cook and knew that the mashed potatoes would not be a problem.  I made a recipe below to rave reviews […]

Archive, BBQ, Chicken, Thanksgiving

Spatchcocking

Spatchcocking A few years back, I started cooking poultry by taking out the back bone.  This process is called spatchcocking. Although vulgar sounding this process is highly effective and functional.  It makes your bird cook drastically faster.  It lays flat while brining and cooking so you can keep your space in your refrigerator(more cold white […]

Archive, BBQ, Chicken

Peruvian Chicken

This is the best chicken you can put in your mouth outside of perfect skillet fried chicken.   (Adapted from America’s Test Kitchen) INGREDIENTS 3tablespoons veg oil 1/4cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves 2tablespoons kosher salt 6medium garlic cloves, peeled and roughly chopped 1tablespoon ground black pepper 1tablespoon ground cumin 1tablespoon sugar 2teaspoons smoked paprika 1tablespoon Montreal Steak seasoning(I like the Weber) […]

Archive, Pork

Pork tenderloin with tart cherry sauce.

Pork tenderloin Flour 1 tbsp of steak seasoning ( I use Weber Chicago style) For the cherry sauce: 1 tbsp olive oil 1/2 medium shallot, finely chopped Kosher salt 1 cup fresh Bing cherries, pitted and halved 1/3 cup ruby port or red wine 2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar reduction Mix a tablespoon of flour(you can use breadcrumbs too) and the steak […]