Coulee Region Cooks (148)

Join Mike Hayes each Thursday morning on WIZM for Coulee Region Cooks, the area's only live radio cooking show. Mike is joined by some of the best chefs and home cooks throughout the La Crosse area as they share their favorite recipes. Catch Coulee Region Cooks Thursday mornings at 10am on WIZM.

Wednesday - June 21, 2017 5:53 am

Cheese Flatbread

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2 pocket pitas, unsplit

1 cup shredded farmer cheese

½ tsp oregano

Salt/pepper to taste

Preheat broiler to high with rack 3-4 inches from the element. Line a baking sheet with foil. Arrange pitas on the prepared baking sheet, then top with cheese and oregano. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Broil pitas until cheese is melted and browned (about 5 minutes). Cut in quarters.

Wednesday - June 21, 2017 5:51 am

Corn-Tomato and Basil Salad

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2 large heirloom tomatoes cored and cut into 1 inch dice

1 cup halved cherry tomatoes

½ tsp salt

 1/3 cup olive oil

1 Tbsp minced parsley

1 Tbsp grainy mustard

1 Tbsp soy sauce

1 medium shallot, minced

2 cup fresh corn kernels

¼ shaved Parmesan cheese

2 Tbsp coarsely chopped parsley

12 fresh basil leaves, torn into small pieces

Place tomatoes in a large bowl. Sprinkle with salt and let stand 30 minutes at room temperature. Combine oil , 1 Tbsp parsley, mustard, soy sauce and shallot in a pint jar. Seal jar and shake 30 seconds or until blended. Add vinaigrette, corn, cheese, 2 Tbsp parsley, basil and tomatoes. Toss gently to combine & serve immediately Serves 8

Wednesday - June 21, 2017 5:49 am

Thai Steak Salad

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1/3 cup fresh lime juice (from 3 medium limes)

½ tsp red pepper flakes

1 ½ Tbsp packed brown sugar

2 tsp fish sauce

2 tsp finely minced garlic

2 tsp finely minced ginger

3 Tbsp canola oil

2 Tbsp sesame oil

1 pound steak

salt/pepper

1 ripe mango cut in a medium dice (can also use 2 medium peaches)

2 Tbsp minced red onion

10 oz romaine lettuce cut into bite size pieces

3 Tbsp chopped cilantro

Combine lime juice, red pepper flakes, brown sugar, fish sauce garlic and ginger in a small bowl. Whisk in both oils in a slow stream. Set aside. Pat steaks dry and season with salt and pepper. Grill steaks, turning once until medium rare (135 degrees). Transfer to a cutting board and let rest 5 minutes. Slice steak thinly across the grain. Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine mango, onion, lettuce and 2 Tbsp chopped cilantro. Toss with enough dressing to lightly coat and divide among 4 plates. Top with steak slices and drizzle a small amount of dressing over plate. Sprinkle with remaining cilantro and serve.

Wednesday - June 21, 2017 5:47 am

Barbecue Spice Rub for Chicken

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3 Tbsp packed brown sugar

1 Tbsp paprika

1 Tbsp chili powder

2 tsp finely minced garlic

¾ tsp salt

¾ tsp black pepper

¼ tsp cayenne pepper

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Place rub on a plate. Pat chicken pieces dry and press into rub on all sides. Grill!

Wednesday - June 21, 2017 5:44 am

Tex-Mex Rice

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1 – 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes

1 ½ cup long grain white rice

¼ cup canola oil

½ cup red onion, chopped fine

1 cup chopped peppers (red/green mix)

¼ tsp red pepper flakes

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp dried oregano

1 ½ cups chicken broth

Process tomatoes in a food processor until smooth; set aside. Place rice in a fine mesh sieve and rinse under running water until water runs clear (about 1 minute). Drain rice well. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium high heat. Add onions, peppers and red pepper flakes. Cook until onions are softened (about 5 minutes). Reserve ¼ cup pepper mixture. Stir in rice, cumin and oregano and cook stirring frequently until rice is golden (4-5 minutes). Add broth, processed tomatoes and ½ tsp salt and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer until all liquid is absorbed and rice is tender (about 20-25 minutes). Remove from heat and stir in reserved pepper mixture. Cover and let stand 10 minutes. Fluff with fork & serve.

Wednesday - June 21, 2017 5:42 am

Tex-Mex Steak Rub

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½ tsp chili powder

1-1/2 tsp cumin

1 ½ tsp finely minced garlic

¾ tsp salt

1 ½ tsp oregano

1/8 tsp cayenne

2 – 8 oz steaks

 

To make the rub: Combine all ingredients & mix well. When you are ready to grill rub spice mixture onto 1 side of the steaks. Cook unrubbed side first (2-3 minutes /side for medium rare when cooked on a medium high heat.) Slice steaks into ¼ inch slices & serve.

Serves 4

Monday - June 5, 2017 10:34 am

Quick Chicken Gumbo

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2 carrots

1 large onion

1 chopped green pepper

¼ chopped red pepper

2 stalks celery

2 qts chicken stock

Cajun seasoning

1 28 oz can of tomatoes

2 Tbs Tabasco

1 pkg okra

1 cup rice

3 cups cooked chicken

 

Brown in oil or butter 2 carrots, large onion, 1 chopped green pepper, ¼ chopped red pepper & 2 stalks celery. Add 2 qts chicken stock bring to a boil then simmer. Add garlic, thyme, Louisiana Cajun seasoning, 1 28 oz can of tomatoes, & 2 Tbs Tabasco. Add 1 pkg okra & 1 cup rice and simmer until rice is done. Add 3 cups cooked chicken and warm through.

Monday - June 5, 2017 10:22 am

Hawaiian Salsa:

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¾ cup roasted red pepper chopped fine

½ cup chopped red onion

½ cup chopped green pepper

1 cup chopped tomato

¾ cup chopped jalapeno

fresh chopped cilantro to taste

salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin

little bit of garlic,

3 tsp honey

1 cup chopped pineapple

 

In a bowl mix ¾ cup roasted red pepper chopped fine, ½ cup chopped red onion, ½ cup chopped green pepper, 1 cup chopped tomato, ¾ cup chopped jalapeno, fresh chopped cilantro to taste, salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin, little bit of garlic, and 3 tsp honey. Then add 1 cup chopped pineapple.

Thursday - May 25, 2017 5:50 am

Chicken Dry Rub

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1/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup paprika 2 TBSP black pepper 2 tsp rosemary powder 3/4 cup white sugar 1/4 cup garlic powder 2 TBSP onion powder.  Mix together, rub your chicken, cook.

 

Thursday - May 25, 2017 5:42 am

Honey BBQ Wing Sauce

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2 TBSP butter

1/2 cup minced onion

1 tsp chopped garlic

1/2 cup honey

8 oz BBQ sauce

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 oz Jack Daniels

3-6 oz wing sauce

1/8 tsp pepper

1 TBSP Dijon mustard

 

Melt the butter and saute the onion and garlic. Add all the other ingredients. When making wings it's important to not overcook them. Do about 13 wings at a time at 350 in a deep fryer and cook about 8 minutes. Pat off wings with paper towel and drench with sauce. Remove from sauce and put on a separate plate. Serve with Blue Cheese dressing. I love Jimmy's chunky.

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