GIG of ECW 2014 Cookout Recipes

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Recipes from our 5th Annual Gluten-Free Cookout 2014



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If you are making this recipe for a gluten-free guest, please read our
Guide to Gluten Cross Contamination.


Grilled Corn, Avocado and Tomato Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

Jeannie H.

Ingredients for salad:

1 pint grape tomatoes
1 ripe avocado
2 ears of fresh sweet corn
2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped

Dressing ingredients:

Juice of 1 lime
3 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp honey
Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste
1 clove garlic, minced
Dash of cayenne pepper

Directions:

Remove husks from corn and grill over medium heat for 10 minutes. The corn should have some brown spots and be tender and not mushy. Cut the corn off the cob then scrape the cob with the back of your knife to get the juices. Set aside and let cool. Slice the tomatoes in half. Dice the avocado and chop the cilantro.

Dressing directions:

1. Add all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.

2. Combine the sliced tomatoes, avocado, cilantro and grilled corn and honey lime dressing and mix gently so everything is evenly coated. Be careful not to mash the avocados. Let the salad sit for 10-15 minutes to let flavors mingle.


Cabbage Crunch Salad

Missy K.

Ingredients:

1 head of cabbage or (1/2 green and 1/2 purple heads) sliced thin'
1 Cup sliced Carrots
3-4 celery stalks chopped
3/4 C sliced Almonds
rock climbing buddies

3/4 C sunflower Seeds
1 C Craisins

Dressing ingredients:

1/2 C olive Oil
1/4 C red vinegar wine
2 TBSP Honey
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp pepper

Mix well pour over cabbage mixture Toss well refrigerate till ready to serve.



Creamy Grape Salad

Jane D.
Original Recipe:
http://bit.ly/1mpnryt

Ingredients:
Jeff and Tay - aligment


1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 c. sour cream
1/3 c. sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
2 lbs. seedless red grapes
2 lbs. seedless green grapes
3 Tbls. brown sugar
3 Tbls. chopped pecans

Directions:

Mix cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, and vanilla. Stir in grapes until well coated. Refrigerate until serving. Sprinkle brown sugar & pecans just before serving.

Serves 21 - 24.


Cold Veggie Salad

Kimberly S.

Ingredients:

Any veggies you have on hand, today's mix included:

1 large onion
3 stalks of celery
1 pound each of corn, peas, green beans [all cooked, if frozen; otherwise 15oz can each is fine...especially if you're not cooking for an army!]
1 Green Pepper
1 Red Pepper
1 Yellow Sweet Pepper
1 pound of your favorite beans [today's were kidney - they add nice color]

Dressing:

1 cup oil
½ cup apple cider vinegar
½ cup sugar
½ teaspoon ground pepper
Dash of ground mustard

Put dressing ingredients in an a small-medium bowl and whisk together.

Put all veggies in a large bowl, pour on dressing and carefully mix ingredients together. Chill in the fridge.


Deviled Eggs

Al K.

Ingredients:
Girls Spoon


Eggs – hard boiled
Miracle Whip
Hellman's Mayo
Penzey's Ground Mustard
Penzey's Powered Garlic (omitted)
Penzey's Powered Onion
Penzey's White Pepper
White Vinegar
Salt
Penzey's Smoked Paprika

Directions:

Cut eggs in half and put yolks in a food processor, set aside the white halves for filling.
Pulse the yolks until they're finely ground

Add 2 heaping tablespoons of Miracle Whip, 1 heaping tablespoon of Hellman's to yolks. Mix.
Scrape the sides of the bowl and add another 1 or 2 spoons of MW and 1 of Hellman's. Mix

You're going to for a smooth, creamy texture. You'll also want to adjust the MW/Hellman's balance too. Again – use your taste buds. We add the Hellman's because MW can breakdown and get watery over time. Hellman's stops this from happening.

Now add a ¼ teaspoon of vinegar and mix. Taste – is it tangy enough for you? Add more if you like. We like ours tangy. Usually as the day goes on, the tanginess turns into sweetness, so we usually go for a bit extra tang upfront.

Now add the ground mustard and mix. Start small and add a little until you get it to your liking.

Do the same thing with the onion and garlic powder. You might go lighter on the garlic.

Same goes for salt & pepper.

Once you get the flavor profile where you like it, it's time to fill the shells.

Spoon the filling into plastic bag. Enough so it will fit comfortably in your hand. Snip one of the bottom corners. Don't make the snip too big – do about ¼” or slightly bigger. It's easier to control the filling process.

Squeeze the filling into the shell and set aside.

After all shells have been filled, sprinkle the paprika on top.


Veggie Pizza

Peggy K

Crust Ingredients:

1 cup GF brown rice flour (Authentic Foods Superfine Brown Rice Flour)
½ cup tapioca starch (Bob's Red Mill)
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons xanthan gum
1 Tablespoon instant yeast
½ teaspoon salt
¾ c. water
1 teaspoon cider vinegar
2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 eggs
2-3 Tablespoons sweet rice flour (for dusting pan/hands)

Topping Ingredients:

1 1 oz packet Hidden Valley Ranch Dip Mix
2 - 8oz. Packages cream cheese
Broccoli (raw)
Cauliflower (raw)
Cherry Tomatoes (raw)
Red Onion (raw)
Yellow Pepper (raw)
Shredded Cheese


Directions:

Make and bake crust following Peggy's Flat Bread Recipe found here:
http://bit.ly/156AATs

While crust is cooling, chop veggies in small bite sized pieces. In a bowl mix together Dip Mix and cream cheese.

When crust is completely cooled, spread cream cheese mixture evenly on top. Sprinkle chopped veggies. Top with shredded cheese.


Grilled Herb Lemon Chicken

Provided by: Don & Laurie P.
Prepared by: Al K.

Ingredients:
Grilled Herb Lemon Chicken


boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/3 cup olive oil
1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
Fresh rosemary - minced
Fresh sage - minced
Fresh parsley - minced
Fresh basil - minced
Fresh oregano - minced
6 cloves garlic - minced
1 teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

Cut chicken breasts in half make them thinner (butterfly). In a bowl mix olive oil, lemon juice, herbs, salt and pepper to make the marinade. Pour marinade in large pan/dish, then add chicken. Make sure all pieces are coated. Cover and refrigerate for 3 to 6 hours.

Preheat grill. Cook chicken for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until chicken is completely cooked (juices run clear).


Grilled Brats

Provided by: Don & Laurie P.
Prepared by: Al K.

Ingredients:

1 package of Johnsonville Original Brats
1 187ml bottle of red wine
Water
A few slices of onion
A few cloves of minced garlic

Directions:

Preheat the grill. In a large pot, pour in wine and fill with water. Drop in onion slices, garlic and brats. Bring to a boil. Grill brats until they have the color and char you like.


Taylor's Chocolate Chex Bars

Taylor D.
Peg tay don pK

Ingredients:

1 box chocolate Chex cereal
1 pkg. GF miniature marshmallows
1 stick of butter
2 c. chocolate chips

Directions:

Melt butter in large pan, add marshmallows. Stir until melted. Add cereal & stir until coated. Then, mix in chocolate chips.

Press into greased 9 x 13 pan.


Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake

Jeannie H.
Original recipe:
http://martha.ms/1mXAvHb

Ingredients:
Missy SP

1 pack gluten free Oreo cookies finely ground.
4 tablespoons melted butter
6 ounces raspberries
32 ounces cream cheese room temperature
1/4 cup Better Batter gluten free flour
Pinch of salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 large eggs room temperature
Boiling water, for roasting pan

Directions:

Step 1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wrap exterior of 9inch springform pan (including base) in double layer of foil;set aside

Step 2
Mix finely ground cookie and butter together in medium bowl. Press crumb mixture firmly onto the bottom of pan. Bake until set about 10 to12 minutes. Let cool on wire rack. Reduce temperature of oven to 325 degrees.

Step 3
Process raspberries in food processor until smooth about 30 seconds. Pass purée through fine sieve into small bowl & discard solids. (I do not sieve the raspberries). Whisk in 2 tablespoons sugar and set aside.

Step 4
Put cream cheese in bowl of electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; mix on medium speed until fluffy, about 3 minutes. With mixer on low speed add remaining 11/2 cups sugar 1/4 cup Better Batter gluten free flour in a steady slow stream. Add salt and vanilla mix well. Add eggs 1 egg at a time mixing well after each but do not over mix. Pour cream cheese filling over crust.

Step 5
Drop raspberry sauce by the teaspoon on top. With wooden skewer or toothpick swirl into filling.

Step 6
Set cake pan inside shallow roasting pan transfer to oven. Carefully ladle boiling water into roasting pan to reach halfway up sides of cake pan.
Bake until cake is set but slightly wobbly in center, 60 to 75 minutes.

Step 7
Transfer cake pan to rack let cool completely. Refrigerator uncovered 6hours or overnight. Before unfolding run knife around edge of cake.

German Chocolate Cupcakes

Peggy K.

Ingredients:

Pam Cooking Spray (not Pam Baking Spray - that contains wheat flour), for misting the pans
2 tsps. rice flour, for dusting the pans
1 bar(4 ounces) Baker's German Chocolate Sq.
1 Betty Crocker Yellow GF cake mix (15 oz)
1/4 cup (half of a 3.4-ounce package) Jell-O Brand Vanilla instant pudding mix
3/4 cup milk (see Note)
1/2 cup coconut oil
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 tsps. pure Penzey's vanilla extract

Directions:

Bake the cake at 350. Spray pans with veg. spray and dust them with rice flour. Shake out the excess rice flour.

Melt the chocolate by breaking it into squares, placing it in a heavy saucepan over very low heat, and stirring constantly, about 5 min. or microwave on high power for 45 seconds, then stir until the chocolate has melted completely. Scrape the melted chocolate into a large mixing bowl.

Place the cake mix, pudding mix, milk, oil, eggs, and 2 tsps. of vanilla in the mixing bowl with the chocolate and beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds. Stop mixing scrap down sides and continue mixing on medium speed for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes.

Then pour in prepared pans and bake for 18 to 22 minutes.

Note: If you need it dairy free also use water instead of milk.


For the coconut pecan frosting:

1 cup evaporated milk
1 cup granulated sugar
8 tbls. (1 stick) unsalted butter
3 large egg yolks
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 package (7 ounces, 2 2/3 cups) sweetened flaked coconut
1 cup chopped pecans

Place the milk, sugar, butter, and egg yolks in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until thickened and golden brown in color, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Let the frosting cool to room temp for a spreading consistency, 30 min., then fold in the coconut and pecans.


Lemon Cupcakes

Peggy K.

Cupcake Ingredients:

Pam Cooking Spray (not Pam Baking Spray - that contains wheat flour)
2 tsps. rice flour, for dusting the pans
1 Betty Crocker Yellow GF cake mix (15 oz)
1/4 cup (half of a 3.4-ounce package) Jell-O Brand Vanilla instant pudding mix
3/4 cup milk (see Note)
1/2 cup butter
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
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1 tsps. pure Penzey's vanilla extract
2 tsps, pure Penzey's Pure Lemon Extract

Frosting ingredients:

4 cups powdered sugar
¼ cup butter
6oz. Cream cheese
2 tbsp Limon Chello
Zest of 1 lemon


Directions:

Bake the cake at 350. Spray pans with veg. spray and dust them with rice flour. Shake out the excess rice flour.

Place the cake mix, pudding mix, milk, oil, eggs, and vanilla & lemon extract in the mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds. Stop mixing scrap down sides and continue mixing on medium speed for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes.

Then pour in prepared pans and bake for 18 to 22 minutes.

Note: If you need it dairy free also use water instead of milk.

Frosting – mix all ingredients in a bowl.






Garlic Cheese Biscuits



Gluten-Free Garlic Cheese Biscuits

If you have missed Red Lobster's Cheddar Bay Biscuits, you'll like these! This is a slightly modified recipe from LARavenscroft on Food.com.


If you are making this recipe for a gluten-free guest, please read our
Guide to Gluten Cross Contamination.


Ingredients:

2 1/4 cups Pamela's Baking and Pancake mix
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
4 tablespoons softened butter
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 beaten egg
2/3 cup buttermilk


Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Combine dry ingredients
Cut in butter.
Stir in cheddar cheese.
Add beaten egg and milk.
Drop onto an ungreased baking sheet
Bake for 15-17 minutes or until GBD (Golden Brown and Delicious)


Tomato Soup




Gluten-Free Tomato Soup

Peggy came home from work and was hungry tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. However, there was a small snag in this plan; we didn't have any tomato soup.

As many of you know, most tomato soup is not gluten-free. Since I'm not a huge fan of tomato soup, this fact was not a hardship for me when I went gluten-free.

It was late and neither one of us wanted to run down to the store to get a can. I said, "It is tomato soup, it can't be that difficult to make, I'll just make some [gluten-free of course]".

So I hop on the iPad and Peg grabs her laptop. In few minutes we a have few recipes that are quick and easy [and good and gluten-free!]. While I worked on the soup, Peg made the grilled cheese sandwiches. We make a great team!


If you are making this recipe for a gluten-free guest, please read our
Guide to Gluten Cross Contamination.


Ingredients:

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 medium white onion, coarsely chopped
2 cans diced tomatoes [with juice]
1 1/2 cups gluten-free chicken broth or water
2 Bay leaves
1/3 cup skim milk (we didn't have any heavy cream)
Salt & fresh ground pepper

Directions:

Place medium sized pot [enough to hold all the ingredients] on medium heat. Add butter and olive oil. Add onion, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Saute until onion is soft and just start to caramelize [about 10 - 15 minutes].

Add tomatoes and juice to the pan and stir to crush dices of tomatoes. Add the broth [or water] and bay leaves and bring to a simmer. Simmer until tomatoes pieces begin to break down, about 10 minutes.

Remove from heat, remove bay leaves, and allow soup to cool slightly. Carefully spoon some of the soup in blender/food processor [you may have to do this in batches]. Blend until smooth. Return soup to the stove over low heat and stir in cream.

Taste for seasoning adjustments.


Even though I'm not a fan of tomato soup, I have to say, I did like it and will make this again.

If you're looking for a kicked up grilled cheese sandwich, check out our
Pesto Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwich.

Sauteed shrimp and steamed asparagus garnish the soup.


Until the next good eats - cook well and be well.

Al

Seasoned Rice with Chorizo



Seasoned Rice with Chorizo

Most meals around our house are like an episode of The Food Network's Iron Chef. We never know what we're going to have too far in-advance.

It usually starts with "You know we have ________ in the fridge yet".

However, in this case, I was digging through the freezer looking for a protein. Chicken - nah, just had it. Beef - nope, need to give it a rest. Pork chops - mmm nah-uh, just not feelin' it.

Tonight's secret ingredient is...Chorizo sausage! Allez Cuisine!

Now...what to do with it? This is what I came up with...

If you are making this recipe for a gluten-free guest, please read our Guide to Gluten Cross Contamination.


Ingredients:

1 cup rice
2 cups of gluten-free chicken broth
1 tbsp butter
1 tsp salt
Penzey's Forward seasoning

Klemment's gluten-free chorizo sausage - sliced
1 or 2 carrots, finely diced
1/2 cup diced white onion
Salt & Pepper
Granulated garlic
Olive Oil
Green Peas (frozen, but fresh if you've got 'em)
Fresh Parsley - roughly chopped

Directions:

Combine rice, broth, butter, salt and seasoning in a pot. Bring to boil and stir once. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

Add olive oil and carrots to large pan saute on med-high heat until carrots start to soften. Add a bit of water to help steam carrots.
Add onion and stir
Season with salt, pepper, granulated garlic
Add sausage to pan and stir.
Lower heat once everything is heated thru
Add rice to pan when it's finished cooking.
Mix ingredients well.
Add chopped fresh parsley right at the end.


Until the next good eats - cook well and be well.

Al

Seasoned Vegetable Medley with Shrimp




Seasoned Vegetable Medley with Sauteed Shrimp

This veggie dish has become a favorite in our house. I make a large batch so I can have left overs. I like to make an omelet with these veggies.

This dish is all about timing. You don't want the shrimp to get done first and get cold. You don't want to leave the veggies in the pan waiting for the shrimp to get done.

The veggies will cook at different rates; you can help adjust for that by paying attention to piece size. Cauliflower and carrots tends to take longer to cook due to their density. I like to have a bit larger pieces of cauliflower, so those go in first. I try to keep the carrot slices about 1/4" thick. Broccoli, squash, and zucchini cook pretty quickly - keep a close eye on them so they don't turn to mush.

I tend to like my veggies on the crunchy side, so adjust the cooking times to suit your tastes.

If you are making this recipe for a gluten-free guest, please read our Guide to Gluten Cross Contamination.


Veggie Ingredients:

Cauliflower
Carrots
Broccoli
Yellow Squash
Zucchini
1/2 lemon - quartered
Grass Fed Butter
Olive Oil
Granulated garlic (Penzey's)
Granulated onion (Penzey's)
Tuscan Sunset (Penzey's)
Salt
Fresh ground pepper

Shrimp Ingredients:

1 lb raw, peeled, devained, and cleaned shrimp
Olive Oil
Granulated garlic (Penzey's)
Granulated onion (Penzey's)
Forward (Penzey's) Adds a bit of heat and spice
Salt & fresh ground pepper


Directions:

Place shrimp on a plate.
Season shrimp with garlic, onion, Foward, salt & pepper. Drizzle with olive oil. Mix well.
Set aside while working on the veggies

Cut veggies into bite sized pieces. Place large saute pan on medium high heat.
Add olive oil to pan. Add cauliflower. Stir.

Squeeze lemon pieces over cauliflower and add lemon pieces in the pan.
Add splashes of water to create steam. When water has evaporated, add a bit more. Do this through out the entire cooking process.

Lightly season with granulated garlic, onion, Tuscan Sunset, salt and pepper.
Stir. Allow cauliflower to saute/steam for about 2 - 3 minutes.

Heat another saute pan for shrimp.

Add carrots - lightly season - stir - add a bit more water - stir for 3 - 4 minutes.

Add a bit of olive oil and shrimp to other saute pan. Stir.

Add broccoli - lightly season - stir - add a bit more water - stir for 1 - 2 minutes.

Stir shrimp

Add squash and zucchini - lightly season - stir - add a bit more water - stir for 1 - 2 minutes.

Remove shrimp pan from heat. Shrimp should be pink.

Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of butter to veggies. Stir while melting.
Taste and add additional seasoning if needed.
Remove the lemon pieces.

Plate the veggies, top with shrimp.


Until the next good eats - cook well and be well.

Al