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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Jim's original Oyster Stuffing Patties Recipe

Here is a JB original and we make this every Thanksgiving and Christmas. It really is easy and fantastic, guest will love it!

Take the Oysters (one jar fresh) and mix in with our favorite stuffing over low heat in a skillet then remove. Stuff the bird with the stuffing for the entire time the bird is being cooked, hopefully on a smoker outside.

When done remove the stuffing and place in a bowl. Get a cutting board out and a pan and put some flour on the board for dusting the oyster stuffing patties. Simply pat out the stuffing into small hamburger size patties and dust them with bench flour(ap)

Then in a preheated cast iron skillet add vegetable oil and get the oil hot enough to be able to fry.

Next simply Fry up the patties much like you would an oyster fritter. Brown both sides and set aside on paper towels.

Serve with brown gravy.


(note: if your stuffing does not have enough chopped celery and onion in it, cut and pre sear then add to stuffing mix when making the oyster pattie. You can also spice it up a bit with Cayenne pepper and old bay, but be careful not to use to much OB)
WE LOVE OYSTERS!! These we picked off the beach over Christmas. Just love them!


Thursday, December 12, 2013

NEW on Coastal Couples Recipe "Sourdough Calzone"

We have an awesome new recipe up over on our Coastin' site. This is my favorite Calzone recipe one you got to try! Sourdough Calzone!!

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Coastal Carne Asada

Now we are having FUNNNN!!!!
Esta es una gran comida!!!

WOW one of my all time favorite recipes. One that we put a new twist on and boy it is as delicious as it is fun. A great dish for couples who are in the mood for doing some entertaining.

Now when you prepare this dish, be sure to set your smart phones on some streaming Latin jazz music to be playing in the kitchen, because you want all the right ambiance when making this incredible dish.

First up, what makes this carne asada coastal? The twist is you make a shrimp ceviche and have it chilled in the fridge and is served as a garnish for the asada. Here is how you make the ceviche.

Shrimp Ceviche
Camarón es genial con este plato

1\2 pound peeled and de veined shrimp. Wash well then butterfly the shrimp. Place in a bowl and add small sliced and cubed red onion, avocado, and garlic. The juice of two limes and one lemon go into the mix along with sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste. Then add two teaspoons fresh chopped cilantro, stir and place in the fridge for four to five hours.

Jim’s Lime Cilantro Salsa
La mejor salsa que nunca tendrá

Three cans of san marzano plum tomatoes crushed by hand and place tomato and juice in a large bowl. Add one half cup fresh chopped parsley and two full cups of chopped cilantro. Four cloves chopped garlic teaspoon of fresh cracked pepper, three teaspoons sea salt, one teaspoon crushed red pepper, juice of four limes, 3 teaspoons of soy oil, two teaspoons of red wine vinegar, one cp of water. Mix all in a large bowl and allow to sit at room temp for at least 20 minutes.

Jim’s Coastal Carne Rub.
Las mejores especias

This my friends is a rub that I have expanded on slightly. The original rub recipe came from my favorite Mexican diners and markets of all time located in Oceanview VA.

In a bowl combine 1\2 cup of cumin, black pepper and garlic powder. The add three tablespoons of sea salt, lime powder, and chili powder and then a dash of oregano. Mix well and keep in rub jar.

Hierro fundido es la mejor

For this dinner I made home made chips in the cast iron skillet. I bought some yellow corn tortillas cut into quarters and pan fried until golden brown on each side. Then also fried some whole for chalupas. Home frying your chips makes a HUGE difference.

Preparation of steak.
Sólo use falda steak

Do NOT use any other steak other than skirt. You will have decent results with other cuts of meat but if you want the real enchilada so to speak, get skirt. It is not cheap around where I live and not that easy to find.

Rub the steak down with the juice of four limes then coat the meat with the rub and set in fridge overnight. I curl my skirts up after marinade and place them in a tin pan for the overnight rest.

The next day bring the steak out to room temp before cooking. Get your cast iron skillet ready and pre heat it. Then crank skillet up to medium high heat and begin to sear your skirt steak. Cook both sides with a nice cast iron sear and cook until medium rare then get ready to serve.

Sides include salsa, lettuce, spinach, sliced avocado, shrimp civache, chips, limes, tortillas, fresh shredded extra sharp cheddar and monteray jack cheese, and slow cooked re fried beans with cheese.

Serve all sides on large table and the carne asada is served out of the cast iron skillet on a hot plate.

This truly is an awesome delicious dish that is really fun to make. A great meal for entertaining!!!


Jim Baugh
Jim Baugh Outdoors TV
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Todo es bello en coastin con donna bozza

Cast Iron Lemon Chicken with Capers and Artichoke.

Cast Iron Lemon Chicken with Capers and Artichoke.

Here is a great cast iron one skillet dish that your family will love. It’s cheap, easy and delicious!

Uncle Bill had Donna and I up for Thanksgiving weekend and as always we all cooked up a storm. Now, this was a great dish that I really loved. Below is the basic recipe however you can change this dish up easy by adding olives, tomatoes, avocados, etc.

Before you get going go ahead and cook up some whole wheat noodles al dente and set aside.

Then get some Chicken breast and pan sear on medium heat in melted butter. Brown off nicely and set aside.

Now, add one cup of white wine, a little more butter and one quarter cup olive oil and a half cup of Parmesan cheese. Slice up three lemons and garlic cloves and place in skillet.

Next add chicken back to skillet along with one half cup of capers and one can of artichokes. Let cook for an additional 10 minutes.

Lastly add the pasta back in the skillet and stir. Let simmer for an additional ten minutes. Then serve.

VARIATIONS: There is a lot you can do with this dish, adding meaty seafood is a great idea such as tuna or shrimp. Also black olives and chunks of feta cheese is great also.

This is a simple dish to prepare that will send you off on culinary cast iron experimentation that you and your family will LOVE!!!!

Thanks Uncle Bill, Baby Page and Donna for such an awesome meal and great company.

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Chow and God Bless.

Jim Baugh