Shrimp Sauce Yum Yum Sauce

Ingredients

  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp. paprika (we used smoked paprika)
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. salt (we used table salt)
  • ½ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ½ cup of water
  • 1 tsp. Sriracha or other hot sauce (we used Sriracha)

Directions

  1. Take a mixing bowl out and add all the ingredients to it, stirring to combine. Cover the bowl and put it in the fridge for at least an hour so the flavors of the sauce have time to blend. After it’s been in the fridge for an hour, the sauce is ready to be used.

We got this recipe from www.loavesanddishes.net .

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Barbecue Pork Tacos

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 (4- to 5-lb.) boneless pork shoulder roast (Boston Butt), trimmed
  • 1 (18-oz.) bottle barbecue sauce (we used Jack Daniel’s Hickory Barbecue Sauce)
  • 1 (12-oz.) can cola soft drink (we used Caffeine Free Coca-Cola)
  • 10 to 12 (8-inch) flour tortillas, warmed
  • Toppings: chopped tomatoes, sliced jalapeños, shredded Cheddar cheese (we used sharp Cheddar cheese), chopped fresh cilantro (we also used sliced radishes)

Directions

  1. Take a 6-quart slow cooker out and lightly grease the inside of it using the cooking spray. Put the pork in the bottom of the slow cooker, pouring the barbecue sauce and cola in afterwards. Put a lid on the slow cooker, letting the pork cook on LOW heat for 8 to 10 hours or until the meat shreds easily with a fork.
  2. Take the pork out of the slow cooker and transfer it to a cutting board. Shred the meat using two forks, throwing away any chunks of fat. Skim any fat from the sauce before adding the shredded pork back in.
  3. Spoon the pork into the tortillas, adding on your choice of toppings afterwards.

We recommend actually fixing this a day or two before you plan on it actually being eaten ‘cause while the flavors aren’t bad on the first day per se, it tastes a lot better after it’s sat in the fridge for a day or two. You get a nice sweetness from the sauce (not like candy sweet though) and the meat is really tender. If you choose to add the toppings then the radish will give a nice crunch, the jalapeños bring heat and crunch, cilantro and tomato bring a nice freshness, and what doesn’t cheese make better?

This recipe came from Southern Living.

We weren’t paid in any form to mention/promote Jack Daniel’s, Coca-Cola or Southern Living.

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Lemon-Butter Sauce with Chiles

Ingredients

  • 1 chile de arbol, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup olive oil (we used extra-virgin olive oil)
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 lemons, juiced (we got a little less than ½ cup of juice from our 2 lemons)
  • 6 tablespoons butter (we used unsalted butter)
  • 12 ounces cooked linguine (we used whole wheat spaghetti)
  • 1 cup pasta-cooking water
  • ½ cup grated parmesan
  • Salt, for seasoning to taste (we used kosher salt)
  • 1 chile de arbol, crumbled

Directions

  1. Pour the olive oil  into a large pot, setting the heat to medium. Once the oil’s hot, add in the sliced chile de arbol, stirring constantly for 2 to 3 minutes or until the chile is toasted. Now add in the lemon zest, lemon juice and butter, continuing to stir until the butter has melted. Add the linguine in, tossing to coat, adding in just enough pasta water to loosen up the sauce (if you need any water at all that is). Mix in the parmesan and season to taste with salt. Sprinkle the crumbled chile de arbol over the top and eat immediately.

This is such a bright, delicious pasta dish ! You definitely taste the lemon but it isn’t pucker-inducing. Surprisingly this wasn’t spicy though, we definitely would need more chiles to feel any heat in the dish. We still loved the flavor that was in the dish though and loved how easy this dish was to make !

This recipe came from Food Network.

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Easy Sesame-Hoisin Salmon

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. hoisin sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar (we used light brown sugar)
  • 1 Tbsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 2  tsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp. grated ginger
  • ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 4 (6-oz.) salmon fillets
  • Cooking spray
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsp. sliced green onions

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Take a baking dish (we used a 13- x 9-inch baking dish) and spray the inside of it with cooking spray. In a small bowl, mix together the first 7 ingredients together until combined. Place the salmon in the baking dish (we put ours in skin-side down), sprinkling the salt over the fillets afterwards. Pour the sauce over the salmon and stick the dish in the oven for 15 minutes, basting occasionally (we basted around every 5 minutes). Sprinkle the green onions over the salmon and eat right away.

This really is an easy dish to make. It’s sweet and has some heat to it. We didn’t taste the sesame oil really but we enjoyed the other flavors a lot !

We got this recipe from Cooking Light.

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Lemony Green Beans

Ingredients

  • ¼ Tbsp. chicken broth (we used 1 tsp. of reduced-sodium chicken broth)
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil (we used extra-virgin olive oil)
  • 1 ½ lbs. fresh green beans, trimmed
  • ¾ tsp. lemon-pepper seasoning (we used Mrs. Dash brand)
  • Lemon wedges (forgot to use them)

Directions

  1. Take a large skillet out and pour the broth and oil in, setting the heat to medium-high. Once hot, add the green beans in and cook until they become crisp-tender. Sprinkle on the lemon-pepper seasoning and serve with lemon wedges.

This is such an easy dish to make ! The food lives up to the recipe’s name, you can really taste the lemon in this and it’s nice that there’s still some texture to this.

Recipe source unknown.

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Barbecued Chicken Sandwiches

Ingredients

  • Sauce
    • 1 ½ cups catsup (ketchup)
    • ¾ cup water
    • 1 cup chopped onion (we used yellow onion)
    • 5 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
    • 4  teaspoons vinegar (we used white vinegar)
    • 3 tablespoons brown sugar (we used light brown sugar)
  • 4 cups thinly sliced, cooked chicken (we used pulled breast meat from 2 rotisserie chickens)
  • 9 sesame seed buns

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Take a medium-sized bowl out and mix all the sauce ingredients together in it. Take a 2-quart casserole dish out and place the chicken in it. Pour the sauce over the chicken, tossing to coat. Place in the oven to cook for 1 ½ to 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Serve on the buns.

This is such an easy dish to make ! The sauce is sweet and tangy and the onions still have a little crunch to them which is a nice contrast to the tender chicken.

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