Foodie Tuesday by Smarty Marty- Homemade Potato Salad!

So Smarty Marty is getting you all prepared for your 4th of July cook out! So along with all the favorite BBQ delights here is a recipe for one of the sides that can make a way to the table come tomorrow. So let’s get started by father up the necessary ingredients needed:

  • 5 potatoes
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • ground black pepper to taste36650552_2360107840666818_956293091432595456_o36611096_2360107857333483_6280000089565954048_o
  • Direction:
    • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain, cool, peel and chop.
    • Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil; cover, remove from heat, and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool, peel and chop.
    • In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, eggs, celery, onion, relish, garlic salt, celery salt, mustard, pepper and mayonnaise. Mix together well and refrigerate until chilled.

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Dinner is Served with some other delicious Delights! 36467258_2360105064000429_5129106290559156224_n

  • Food Styled and Prepared By Smarty Marty

    Recipe By – Allrecipes.com

    Atlanta Based Photography Elisha Akram (Kustom Kreation Photography) weekly food/recipe contributor Smarty Marty(My Older Sister) combines her love for cooking, photography and plating meals each and every Tuesday for this Segment entitled Foodie Tuesday. Join us each week for a variety of dishes prepared by Smarty Marty

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Foodie Tuesday with Smarty Marty- Jamaican Chicken Soup

Smarty Marty Stirs up the pot this week with her take on delicious Jamaican Chicken Soup!

Let’s prepare ourself by gathering up the fresh ingredients needed for this Foodie Idea of the Week

You are going to need the following ingredients

INGREDIENTS

½ Chicken (cut in 8 pieces)
2 sprig Thyme
1 tbsp Salt
1 stalk escallion
4 Pimento Berries (Allspice)
½ lb Yellow Yam

2 Irish Potatoes
2 lb. Pumpkin (cut up into 1 inch pieces)
1 Cho-cho (Christophine) (cut up into 1 inch pieces)
1 pk Jamaican Chicken Noodle or Cock Soup
1 oz. Butter28337104_2166712283339709_2201332920736104484_o

Preparation

METHOD

1. In a stock pot, add three quarts of water and then add salt to taste. Bring water to a boil then add chicken, pumpkin, and cho-cho together. Boil for 30 minutes.

2. Peel the skins off the yellow yam and potatoes and wash these root vegetables in cold water to remove the dirt.

3. Cut each vegetable into four slices and then add them to the pot.

Special tip: – You man add spinners (small dumplings) to the soup at this time if you wish.

4. The flame should be turned to high at this point and allow to boil for 15 minutes.

5. Add the remaining ingredients to the pot, turn the flame down to medium, and cook for another 10 minutes, then simmer for another 5 minutes.

6. Check the yellow yam to ensure that it is soft. If not, cook until it becomes soft but not mushy.

Cook’s tip: You can speed up the time to prepare this chicken soup by slicing the yellow yam into thinner slices.28238759_2166712833339654_138183401461697417_o28515186_2166716750005929_7117494094711498964_o28616320_2166718143339123_8985270204872366549_o

Photos and Food Preparation and Styling  By Smarty Marty

Recipe By – http://www.jamaica-land-we-love.com

Foodie Tuesday By Smarty Marty! Chicken Marsala with Mushrooms

This week dinner idea is a take on your regular chicken breast!

Chicken Marsala with mushrooms over garlic mashed potatoes

Let the cooking begin… But first here are the ingredients for your dish

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced*
salt and pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
1½ cups sliced mushrooms
½ cup Marsala wine** see note
½ cup chicken broth
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon ground mustard
1 teaspoon garlic powder
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INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat add 1 tablespoon olive oil to the pan. Add the chicken and lightly salt and pepper. Cook until lightly brown and cooked throughout. Remove chicken and set aside on plate.
  2. Add 1 Tablespoon olive oil and sauté the mushrooms for 1-2 minutes. Add marsala wine and bring to a boil over medium high heat for 1-2 minutes. This allows the alcohol to burn out. Add the chicken broth, heavy whipping cream, ground mustard, and garlic powder. Bring to a boil and reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes or until it starts to thicken. Place chicken back in the sauce and continue to simmer for about 1-2 minutes.

Chicken Marsala with mushrooms over garlic mashed potatoes

Recipe by- recipe critic

Preparation and Food By Smarty Marty

Foodie Tuesday By Smarty Marty- Fish & chips!

This week we are excited to bring you this fun meal that is a family favorite… Hand battered Fish with potatoes Fries! Looking to put a smile on your family face this week try out this classic meal! 20989294_1904570679553872_2685828252057125287_o

FISH & CHIPS

4 large potatoes, peeled and cut into strips
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon seafood seasoning
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup sparkling water
1 quart vegetable oil for frying
1 1/2 pounds cod fillets

Place potatoes in a medium-size bowl of cold water. In a separate medium-size mixing bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, cornstarch, seafood seasoning, salt, and pepper. Stir in the sparkling water or beer stir until the mixture is smooth. Let mixture stand for 20 minutes.
Preheat the oil in a large pot or electric skillet to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Fry the potatoes in the hot oil until they are tender. Drain them on paper towels.
Dredge the fish in the batter, one piece at a time, and place them in the hot oil. Fry until the fish is golden brown. If necessary, increase the heat to maintain the 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) temperature. Drain well on paper towels.
Fry the potatoes again for 1 to 2 minutes for added crispness.

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Images & Recipes By Smarty Marty!

Foodie Tuesday By Smarty Marty- Taco Tuesday with Turkey

This week meal is a classic Taco Tuesday… with Turkey and all the delicious fixings!!!

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 (12 ounce) package ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons brown sugar20637847_1884850328192574_6970223911366555055_n
  • Directions

    Mix chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, and cayenne together in a small bowl.

    Cook turkey in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, stirring to break up clumps, until no longer pink, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in chili powder mixture and water. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid has been absorbed, about 10 minutes.

    Stir cider vinegar and brown sugar into the skillet. Simmer until flavors combine, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a serving bowl.

    Recipe from Allrecipes.com

    Images and Styling by Smarty Marty

Foodie Tuesday By Smarty Marty – Classic Shrimp Boil

Today’s Foodie Tuesday is Smarty Marty’s take on a classic Shrimp Boil!

Getting all your ingredients together

  • 2 lemons, halved, plus wedges for serving
  • 1/2 cup Old Bay Seasoning
  • 8 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 large red onion, quartered
  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 pound baby red potatoes
  • 4 ears corn, husked and snapped in half
  • 1 1/4 pounds large shrimp, unpeeled
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Hot sauce, for serving (optional)19143196_1806674456010162_7339496530927807253_o

    Directions

    Fill a large pot with 4 quarts of water. Squeeze the lemon juice into the water and add the squeezed lemon halves. Add the Old Bay, garlic, and onion. Tie the thyme sprigs together with kitchen twine and add to the pot. Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook about 5 minutes.

    Add the potatoes to the pot and cook until just tender, about 10 minutes. Add the corn and cook 5 more minutes.

    Meanwhile, slice along the back of each shrimp through the shells; remove the veins and rinse the shrimp. Add to the pot, cover and cook until the shrimp curl and are just opaque, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer the shrimp and vegetables with a slotted spoon or skimmer to a large bowl. Add the butter and about 1 cup broth to the bowl and toss until the butter is melted. Transfer the shrimp and vegetables to a platter. Serve with the remaining broth, lemon wedges and hot sauce, if desired.

    you know how I do....#hookitup Happy Thursday y'allPhotography By Smarty Marty

    Recipe courtesy of Food Network Magazine

Foodie Tuesday- Smarty Marty Presents Turkey in The Summer

We are excited about this colorful summer meal that would be delicious delights for lunch or dinner for a summertime specialty.

This week’s meal is a Baked Turkey leg with a side salad and corn on the cob.  Simple and Delicious!

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Great way to have a turkey dinner all year around

Images from Smarty Marty