Monday, January 12, 2015

Happy Birthday to me! My Birthday menu for February 18


Crab legs with butter
Baked potato salad
Southern green beans
French bread with butter
Birthday cake 

Copycat Outback Steakhouse Steak

4 pieces top sirloin steaks or 4 pieces rib eye steaks
4 -6 teaspoons salt (depending on taste)
4 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon coriander
1/2 teaspoon turmeric

Mix together seasoning ingredients and rub into each side of steak.  Grill steaks on a large frying pan over medium-high heat; press down on steak with spatula or tongs to sear the edges.

Snow Crab Legs 

2 lbs crab legs
1/2 cup butter (salted or unsalted)
1/2 head garlic, about 5 garlic cloves, minced pressed
1/2 lemon, juice of
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Meanwhile, grab yourself a small saucepan. On med low heat, melt the butter. Add the garlic and LIGHTLY saute. Squeeze in the juice of the lemon. Turn the heat to low and let those flavors mesh until the oven is nice and hot. Then whisk in that olive oil with a fork. Turn off your burner.  Arrange crab legs in a 9x13 baking dish, brushing each leg with the sauce.. Pour any remaining sauce over. Bake for about 25 minutes or so (depending on how thick the legs you have are), brushing the sauce from the bottom of the pan onto the legs every 5-7 minutes. Remove from oven. 

Loaded Baked Hot Potato Salad

8 potatoes, cubed (half peeled or half with skin)
2 teaspoons salt
6 slices bacon, diced & crisp cooked
6 green onions
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
16 ounces sour cream
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup Miracle Whip or 1 cup mayonnaise

Cube and boil potatoes with salt.  Drain.  Crumble bacon and slice onions (including tops).  Combine sour cream, pepper and Miracle Whip.  Add to potatoes.  Add bacon, onions and cheese (reserve some of each for top).  Mix with potatoes.  Pour into baking dish.  Top with reserved cheese, onions, and bacon.  Bake 350 for 10-15 minutes (until cheese melts).

Southern Green Beans

1 (16 ounce) bag frozen green beans or 2 (14 ounce) cans green beans, do not drain
4 -6 slices bacon
1 large onion, sliced large chunks
1 dash red pepper flakes (optional)
salt and pepper

Put green beans in pot- if canned add juices, if frozen add water enough to see but not cover beans- cook on medium heat.  Fry bacon until cooked but not too crisp- drain on paper towel.  Cut onion in large (thick) slices and break rings apart in to beans.  Crumble or rip bacon apart add to beans.
Add spices to taste.  Put in crockpot on low all day long and let simmer.

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