Monday, July 12, 2010

Basil Grilled Chicken with Basil Butter

3/4 tsp pepper
6 chicken breasts
1/4 c butter, melted
4 tsp dried basil

Basil Butter:
1/2 c butter, softened
2 tbls minced fresh basil
1 tbls shredded Parmesan
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper

Prepare grill. Combine pepper, melted butter, and dried basil together to make basting butter. Brush chicken with basting mixture. Grill chicken over medium heat 8-10 min each side, basting frequently with basting mixture. Meanwhile, combine softened butter, fresh basil, parmesan, garlic powder, salt & pepper; mix well. Serve grilled chicken with dollop of basil butter on top.

To Freeze: Prepare basting butter & basil butter and place separately in small freezer bag. Place in large gallon baggie along with chicken breasts. Freeze.

To Serve: Thaw 25 hours. Prepare according to above directions.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Pork BBQ

2 pounds pork country style spare ribs
1/2 cup chopped onions
1 TBS worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 tsp tabasco (optional...I use it)
1 tsp mustard
2 TBS brown sugar
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp paprika

Mix all the ingredients together and pour over the meat which has been browned. Cover and place in a 325 degree oven for three hours. (You can check after 2 but I usually find it falls apart better after 3 hours.) Using forks pull apart all the meat ...shred it. If the sauce is to runny for your taste you may cook it down on the stove top.

For our group I made one and a half batches for each family.