Category: MEAT, FISH AND POULTRY

Classic Patty Melt Sandwich

Classic Patty Melt Sandwich

    These Classic Patty Melt Sandwiches are so simple, mouthwatering, and extremely easy to make. It is probably one of my favorites just because I absolutely love the combination of beef patty, cheese, and caramelized onions. I mean, who would not love this?! It read more

Grilled Pork Chops

Grilled Pork Chops

Not only that, you are going to love these flavorful grilled pork chops, but I can promise you will make them all the time.   Now, you will need any kind of grill to make them, of course. However, you can use your air fryer read more

Full Meal from the Grill

Full Meal from the Grill

 Using Kingsford Hardwood Pellets

Full Meal from the Grill

This post is sponsored by Kingsford. The opinion and text are mine.

Cooking a whole family meal on the grill is not only a time-saver but also a very delicious way to prepare food. On top of that, you can create fabulous memories with your loved ones. I am all about creating memories, particularly around food.

Well, in this post, I am sharing a tasty sandwich with you, a side dish that could be served as a summer salad as well, and a comforting dessert that just about anyone would admire.

I think that the best part of summertime is cooking food outdoor on your grill. Who agrees with me? There is no mistake that the food tastes so much more enjoyable when it comes directly from your grill to the plate.

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I partnered with Kingsford Hardwood Pellets to share with you all these appetizing grilled recipes.

Kingsford Hardwood Pellets are made with all-natural, pure flavor hardwoods and absolutely no fillers, binders or preservatives, bringing out undoubtedly the best possible flavor.

Full Meal from the Grill

You must try their pellets because it will fire up the flavor in any pellet grill — Classic, Cherrywood, Hickory, Signature, and Maple flavor. Furthermore, Kingsford Hardwood Pellets are proudly made in the USA.

For my weekend family meal, I used Kingsford Cherrywood  all-natural 100% cherry hardwood. Additionally, as I said, there are no fillers, so cherry’s fruity aroma adds a delicate smoke flavor to any protein or vegetable, and pairs perfectly with pork.

These all-natural Kingsford pellets are made with pure flavor hardwood to deliver a sweetly refined smoke you will absolutely love. Regardless, you can most certainly use Classic, Hickory, or Signature Pellets, but I wanted to stick to Cherrywood for this meal!

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How to use Kingsford Hardwood Pellets:

Pour wood pellets into a storage container, also known as a hopper. The pellets are then fed into a cooking chamber by the electricity-powered auger. Then the wood pellets ignite, heating the cooking chamber where the air is brought in by fans, and your food gets infused with a real wood smoky flavor.

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grilled pork loin

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Full Meal from the Grill

Pork Sandwich

Grilled Pork Loin Sandwiches

Yield: Serves 10

Ingredients

  • 2 slices of thick sandwich bread per serving, this makes about 10 sandwiches
  • 6 Pound Pork Loin, boneless, silver skin removed
  • Marinade:
  • 1/2-inch piece of ginger, peeled
  • 2 green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 cups Teriyaki sauce
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup mirin
  • 1/4 cup oil

Instructions

  1. In the large bowl, combine all the ingredients for the marinade, then place
    pork loin in the marinade, cover and keep in the refrigerator for 6-8 hours;
    make sure to turn it around at least once.

Grill Prep:

  1. Open your Kingsford pellets bag. I used classic which is great for almost
    anything you want in your grill. Flavorful and strong. Wood pellets are poured
    into a storage container also known as a hopper. The pellets are then fed into
    a cooking chamber by an auger that is powered by electricity.
  2. When ready to cook, smoke setting with the lid open.
  3. Wait for the fire to start about 5 min, depending on the grill type and
    model.
  4. When ready to cook, set the grill temperature to 450F and preheat lid
    closed for 15 minutes.

Grilling:

  1. Place the pork loin on the hot grill and turn every 2-3 minutes, closing the
    lid between each turn, until pork loin is seared all around. Reduce heat to
    300F. Cook until the meat reaches an internal temperature of 150F

    Remove from the grill and let rest for 15 minutes. Slice in 1/2" thick
    pieces.

Assemble:

  1. Place bread slices on the grill and allow it to get grill marks, 1-2 min on
    each side.
  2. Add condiment of your choice, such as mayo-sriracha, and place a few pork
    slices on top of a bed of greens, shredded lettuce, mixed song greens, or
    arugula.

Full Meal from the Grill

Grill recipes

Grilled Spicy Corn Salad with Honey–Lime Vinaigrette

Yield: Serves 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Pre-boil corn Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

The best summer Grilled Spicy Corn Salad with Honey–Lime Vinaigrette

Ingredients

  • 4-5 ears of corn, par-boiled
  • 1 serrano chile, grilled and thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ cup cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1½ avocados, cut into ¾" pieces
  • Cherry Tomatoes, sliced

Vinaigrette:

  • 3 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • Zest of one lime
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Boil corn for full 5 minutes.
  2. Prepare a grill for medium-high heat.
  3. Brush each corn with butter; season with salt and pepper.
  4. Grill, occasionally turning until kernels are very tender and charred in
    spots, about 15 minutes. Let cool slightly, then cut kernels from cobs. Also,
    grill serrano pepper until slightly charred. it is not necessarily must grill
    peppers, but the flavor is better.
  5. Whisk lime juice, zest, honey, and salt to taste in to combine. Add corn,
    sliced cherry tomatoes, chile, and chopped cilantro to the vinaigrette and toss
    to combine, season with salt and pepper.
  6. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for about 2 hours so the flavors could
    marry. Just before serving add avocados and toss to coat.
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Recipes

Grilled Skillet Blueberry Galette

Yield: Serves 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Resting Pastry Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 2 hours

Delicious and easy recipe for an amazing Grilled Skillet Blueberry Galette

Ingredients

GALETTE DOUGH

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4-1/2 oz., 9 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cubed into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons ice-cold water

BLUEBERRY FILLING:

  • 12 ounces blueberries (about 2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 tablespoon regular or coarse sugar

Instructions

GALETTE DOUGH

  1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine flour, salt, and sugar. Add butter,
    and process until the mixture resembles coarse meal, 8 to 10 seconds.
  2. With the machine running, add ice water in a slow, steady stream through the
    feed tube. Pulse until the dough begins to clump together in the bowl. Test by
    squeezing a small amount of dough together: if it holds, you are good to go; if
    it’s crumbly, add more ice-cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time.
  3. Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead once or twice to
    bring the dough into one mass.
  4. Pat the dough with your fingers and palms to form a disc about 3/4″ thick.
    Wrap in plastic and transfer to the refrigerator. Allow it to rest and chill
    for an hour.

Make a galette:

  1. Preheat grill to 300° Fahrenheit.
  2. Toss blueberries with lemon juice, lemon zest and sugar in a large bowl,
    then add cornstarch
  3. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to a 10-12-inch round. You can also
    divide and make a few smaller galettes.
  4. Place rolled out dough in the oven/grill safe skillet, let the edges drape
    over.
  5. Mound blueberries in center of the dough, leaving a 2" border. Fold
    edges over, overlapping slightly. Brush dough with beaten egg and sprinkle with
    sugar.
  6. Bake galette until crust is dark golden brown and filling is bubbling, 45-50
    minutes. Let cool before serving with vanilla ice cream.
Classic Beer Battered Fried Fish

Classic Beer Battered Fried Fish

Classic Beer Battered Fried Fish is easy, simple, and satisfies all the craving for fish and chips.   You could defiantly make thicker French fries or steak fries, which reminds me the most of the British chips. My kids are mad about these air-fryer potatoes. read more

Air-Fryer Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs

Air-Fryer Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs

Air-Fryer Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs are finger-licking delicious. In addition super easy recipe. Well, to be honest, I’m not the biggest fan of chicken thighs. Some people are white meat lovers and some dark, I am definitely a white meat lover. Yes, sometimes I like read more

Air Fryer Whole Chicken

Air Fryer Whole Chicken

Air Fryer Whole Chicken is so easy, and everyone in my house loves it. My favorite kitchen toy is an air fryer by far. As soon as we got it I was in love with it.

Air Fryer Whole Chicken

A year later we got another one. It is bigger with more settings such as baking, toasting and broiling together along with the initial air fryer function.

Now, this is not an air fryer review of any kind, but I really like this one in regards to how many functions it has.

However, I wouldn’t get this one again just because it is a bit too loud compared to my old one.

I’ve been wanting to make a whole chicken for a while now and since this air fryer is big enough, the chicken, that is around 4 pounds, fits easily.

So after marinating the chicken overnight in the fridge I finally had a chance to make it.

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Air Fryer Whole Chicken

It took me around an hour and a half, turning two times around to get that crispy skin. It was worth it.

To be honest, I thought that it will be done much faster but at the same time, I didn’t want to risk cooking it at high temperatures.

It was low and slow, in a way, although for the first 30 minutes I air-fried it at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, then a for an hour it was cooked at 375 degrees.

This all depends on how big your chicken is. Make sure that the internal temperature is at least 165 degrees.

You must poke your meat thermometer at the thickest part of the chicken so it can read the most accurate temperature.

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If you get inspired and make this Air Fryer Whole Chicken, please tag me on Instagram.

@sandraseasycooking with hashtag #sandraseasycooking. I would love to see all your tasty creations. Thank you so much in advance!

Recipe

Air Fryer Whole Chicken

Yield: Makes 1 Chicken, Serves 4 to 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Additional Time to Marinade: 12 hours
Total Time: 13 hours 35 minutes

Air Fryer Whole Chicken is so easy, and everyone loves it. My favorite kitchen toy is an air fryer by far. As soon as we got it I was in love with it.

Ingredients

  • 1 chicken, 3 lb to 5 lb (1.3kg to 2.2kg)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon pepper
  • 2-3 tablespoons butter

Instructions

  1. Place the whole chicken in the large pot or a bowl (You can also use an extra-large ziplock bag to marinate). Remove the chicken giblets. Rinse the chicken inside and out. Remove any excess fat and leftover pin feathers and pat the outside dry.
  2. On the side mix olive oil, lemon juice, herbs, salt, and pepper then rub all over the chicken. under the skin, inside and all around. Close it or cover it and place it in the fridge for 10 to 12 hours, or overnight.
  3. You can roast this in the oven for 45 to 50 minutes at 375°F, but today we gonna use air-fryer.
  4. Take the chicken out of the marinade and add butter under the skin and rub if possible all around the chicken.
  5. Air fry for 30 minutes at 350°F with back down and breast up, then turn it around and cook for 30 minutes with the breast down so the back could get a nice golden color as well at 375°F.
  6. After that turn, it again allows it to air-fry for an additional 30 minutes also at 375°F. If your chicken is bigger like 5 pounds it might take up to 40 additional minutes.

The cooking time depends a) on your air fryer and b) on the size of the chicken. Always use a meat thermometer to detriment if the chicken is cooked through. The safe internal temperature for cooked chicken is 165° Fahrenheit (75° Celsius). When you're cooking a whole bird, it should be inserted into the thickest part of the thigh but not touching bone.

Air Fryer Bone-in Ribeye Steak

Air Fryer Bone-in Ribeye Steak

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Asian Beef Skewers

Asian Beef Skewers

I have been planning for a while to post a delicious recipe using my smoker or a grill. Summer season is here so you can make this over and over again during beautiful summer evenings and enjoy it with your family and friends. Also, the read more

Chicken Fajita Bowl

Chicken Fajita Bowl

Chicken Fajita Bowl
Chicken Fajita Bowl

It’s been a while since I posted a real dinner recipe, so I‘ve decided to post this fast and delicious dish that everyone loves. Chicken Fajita Bowl is amazing!

UsuallyI make cauliflower rice for myself, but the family loves eating rice and beans or just plain rice with Chicken Fajita. 

To be honest both of my boys strongly dislike cooked peppers and onion so I make only chicken for them. I am not sure why?!

They love raw peppers and onion, but when it comes to cooked veggies it is a big no-no. With that being said I cook chicken and serve raw veggies on the side just for those two troublemakers.

So, it is truly a win-win situation for everyone. They do not complain and everything is eaten in peace.

Chicken Fajita Bowl

This meal makes at least twice a month on our table. Sometimes I would make bowls like this and sometimes I just serve on the big tray with warmed-up tortillas so everyone can make their own wraps and toppings. I mean easy peasy, right? 

 You can check Chicken Fajita HERE 

I used nearly the same recipe that I have used before and It was really satisfying and delicious. If you don’t want to bother adding your own seasoning just use store-bought. I usually have everything in my pantry and fridge so I just mix it myself, but I have used a store-bought seasonings thousand times.

There is no judging here whatsoever. We try to prepare and serve a homemade meal but that doesn’t necessarily mean that everything has to be from the scratch. 

Hey, if you try making my tasty Chicken Fajita Bowl, please tag me on Instagram @sandraseasycooking using the hashtag #sandraseasycooking.

Happy Cooking!!!

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Chicken Fajita Bowl

Chicken Fajita Bowl

Yield: 4 SERVINGS
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Marinating: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

DELICIOUS low carb recipe for Chicken Fajita Bowl, For low carb option serve it over cauliflower "rice"

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Oil (I used Spanish Olive Oil)
  • 1 boneless skinless Chicken Breast cut into thin strips (usually two pieces in one pack unless it's a family pack)
  • 1/2 Red Bell Pepper julienned
  • 1/2 Green Bell Pepper julienned
  • 1/2 Orange Bell Pepper julienned
  • 1/2 Yellow Bell Pepper julienned
  • 1/2 Onion diced or sliced

Seasoning & Marinade

  • 1 tablespoon Oil l (I used Spanish Olive Oil)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt or to taste
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Spanish Smoked Sweet Paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. In a large freezer bag, combine 1 tablespoon oil, lemon juice, and seasonings; add the chicken, close the bag then shake a bit to coat the chicken. Refrigerate for one hour. (If you will not cook it right away freeze it. You may leave it in the fridge for up to 24 hrs.)
  2. In a large skillet, saute peppers and onion in 1 tablespoon of oil until tender but still crisp. Season it with a pinch of salt, stir, then remove it on the plate.
  3. In the same skillet, cook chicken over medium-high heat for about 6 to 7 minutes or until no longer pink. Return pepper mixture to a pan and combine them with chicken. Cook for about 2 to 3 more minutes. Spoon filling down the center of tortillas; fold in half. Serve with cheese, taco sauce, salsa, guacamole, and sour cream.
  4. You can serve it over rice, or use Cauliflower rice. Saute on a bit of oil, add salt to taste. This is perfect for a fajita bowl.

Notes

  • You can use beef for this recipe
  • You do not have to use all the peppers to listen to the ingredients. It is always more appealing when you have more than one color in your meal, but that is perfectly okay if you use two types of peppers. Also, green, red, yellow, and orange give you different flavors and sweetness so I would encourage you to use all of them if possible. 
  • You can meal prep this and keep it in your fridge for up to 5 days, although DO NOT keep cooked cauliflower rice in your fridge. Make it the moment you gonna eat it. It got the nastiest smells if you leave it in the fridge. I make it 5 minutes before I will serve my meal. 
  • You can pack cooked peppers and chicken in the freezer bag, make portion size bags. Just thaw and maybe give a quick stir fry for a minute or two on medium-high heat with a drizzle of oil. You just want to really heat through and it is always nice to refresh it. You may keep it in the freezer for up to a month. It will be probably safe to go over a month I just never went over it so I won't recommend it if I am not doing it.
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    Easy Beef and Broccoli

    Easy Beef and Broccoli

      Easy Beef and Broccoli over piping hot rice to get you through these winter days. Our weather is seriously a bit crazy. Looks more like early spring than winter with new flower slowly peeking out of the ground, and we are having so much rain. read more