Monday, July 6, 2015

Slow Cooker Poached Salmon from The Kitchn

Slow Cooker Poached Salmon sounds delicious, and using the slow cooker will keep your kitchen cool.

Slow Cooker Poached Salmon from The Kitchn featured on SlowCookerFromScratch.com
(Photos from The Kitchn.)

You might be thinking it seems odd to cook fish in a slow cooker, but if you've ever had amazing poached salmon in a restaurant you'll realize that this Slow Cooker Poached Salmon from The Kitchn makes a lot of sense.  Poaching salmon brings out the flavor and keeps the fish moist, and using the slow cooker means there is some free time for the cook. 

You make the poaching liquid right in the slow cooker, and then add the fish to cook for an hour, or slightly longer if you prefer your fish more well done.  And if you're making this in the summer, using the slow cooker keeps the kitchen cool.  I'd eat this with some of my favorite Creamy Cucumber-Dill Sauce for Fish for a perfect Slow Cooker Summer Dinner.

Ingredients for this CrockPot Recipe:
  • water
  • dry white wine
  • lemon
  • shallot
  • bayleaf
  • fresh herbs such as tarragon, dill, and/or Italian parsley
  • black peppercorns
  • kosher salt
  • skin-on salmon
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • for serving: lemon wedges, coarse sea salt, olive oil

Friday, July 3, 2015

Crock Pot Italian Sloppy Joes from Skinnytaste

Turkey Italian Sausage, peppers, and onions combine to make Crock Pot Italian Sloppy Joes!

Crock Pot Italian Sloppy Joes from Skinnytaste found on SlowCookerFromScratch.com
 (Photos from Skinnytaste.)

(For Friday Favorites we spotlight past recipes that you may have missed,and this recipe for Crock Pot Italian Sloppy Joes from Skinnytaste looks like perfect eat-outside food for Fourth of July weekend. I love turkey Italian sausage like Gina uses in this recipe, yum!)

Sometimes even a classic like Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes needs a new twist, and this fun recipe for Crock Pot Italian Sloppy Joes from Skinnytaste sounds like a delicious variation.  Gina uses turkey Italian sausage, which is browned and then added to the slow cooker with peppers, onions, tomatoes and seasonings.  Gina serves the Italian Sloppy Joe mixture on rolls with spinach and Provolone; sounds like a perfect Slow Cooker Summer Dinner.

Ingredients for this Slow Cooker Recipe:
  • Italian turkey sausage
  • onions
  • garlic
  • red bell pepper
  • green bell pepper
  • crushed tomatoes
  • dried rosemary
  • salt and fresh cracked pepper
  • whole wheat rolls (for serving)
  • reduced fat provolone (for serving)
  • baby spinach (for serving)

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Crockpot Sriracha Chicken Tacos with Caramelized Pineapple Salsa from CrockPot Gourmet

Crockpot Sriracha Chicken Tacos with Caramelized Pineapple Salsa and Creamy Avocado Jalapeno Sauce, yes please!

(Photos from Crockpot Gourmet.)

A few months ago I posted a round-up of 65+ Amazing Recipes for Beef, Pork, and Chicken Tacos from Food Bloggers, and this recipe will definitely get added to that post. But when I spotted Crockpot Sriracha Chicken Tacos with Caramelized Pineapple Salsa at CrockPot Gourmet I decided this recipe must have a post of its own!

After all, Sriracha chicken, caramelized pineapple salsa, and creamy avocado jalapeno sauce has to taste amazing in a taco, right? And with the pineapple salsa and the creamy avocado jalapeno sauce cooling down the hot and spicy chicken, I think this sounds perfect for a Slow Cooker Summer Dinner.

Ingredients for this CrockPot Recipe:
  • boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • Sriracha Sauce
  • Pineapple juice
  • lime juice
  • taco-sized flour tortillas
  • olive oil
  • diced pineapple
  • brown sugar
  • jalapeno pepper
  • red onion
  • cilantro
  • lime juice
  • salt
  • sour cream
  • Greek yogurt 
  • avocado

Friday, June 26, 2015

CrockPot Roasted Corn and Poblano Dip with Bacon from Crockpot Gourmet

Perfect for a summer party; Roasted Corn and Poblano Dip with Bacon in the CrockPot!

CrockPot Roasted Corn and Poblano Dip with Bacon from Crockpot Gourmet found on SlowCookerFromScratch.com
 (Photos from Crockpot Gourmet.)

(For Friday Favorites we spotlight past recipes that you may have missed. It's corn-on-the-cob season again and this CrockPot Roasted Corn and Poblano Dip with Bacon would be great for a summer party!  Enjoy!)

There's a big holiday weekend coming up in the U.S. which means some of you are hosting summer parties or attending one.  If you're looking for a summer potluck dish that's going to wow your friends, I think this CrockPot Roasted Corn and Poblano Dip with Bacon from Crockpot Gourmet sounds like a truly memorable summer dish.  The recipe starts with fresh ears of corn and a Poblano chile that's grilled or roasted; then the roasted corn and chile turns into a spicy dip with cream cheese, cheese, and bacon.  Are you drooling?

Ingredients for this CrockPot Recipe:
  • Fresh corn on the cob
  • fresh Poblano pepper
  • olive oil
  • bacon
  • cream cheese
  • sharp cheddar
  • butter
  • For dipping: tortilla chips.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Slow Cooker Char Siu Pork Lettuce Cups from Andrea Meyers

Char Siu pork like you'd get in a Chinese restaurant, and Andrea Meyers has the recipe for you to make it at home!

(Photo from Andrea Meyers.)

Char Siu pork is the Chinese version of barbecued pork, and I think the pork in these Slow Cooker Char Siu Pork Lettuce Cups from Andrea Meyers looks just like the Char Siu pork I've enjoyed in Chinese restaurants. Don't you love it when you can make one of your favorite restaurant dishes at home in the slow cooker!

For maximum flavor, Andrea marinates the meat in the slow cooker on warm for a few hours before the actual cooking time starts, and she serves it inside lettuce cups which I think sounds perfect for a Slow Cooker Summer Dinner.

Ingredients for this CrockPot Recipe:
  • low-sodium soy sauce
  • hoisin sauce
  • ketchup
  • honey
  • minced garlic
  • grated fresh ginger
  • dark sesame oil
  • five-spice powder
  • boneless pork shoulder (Boston butt)
  • low-sodium chicken broth
  • iceberg lettuce leaves for serving

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