Thursday, November 10, 2016

A Spoonful of Sofrito: Talenti Tasting Video!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A Pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

Talenti Tasting Video!

Sofrito Lovers,

Check out my latest tasting video!  For the month of November, I will be taste testing different flavors of Talenti Gelato and Sorbettos.  I've started off the series with Mediterranean Mint! 

Will I like it?  Is it gross?  Watch and then go taste for yourself! ¡Buen Provecho!


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

A Spoonful of Sofrito: American Kids eat french food!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: a pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

American Kids eat french food!

Sofrito Lovers,

Laugh!  It's Election Day and the seriousness of this election has to be balanced by some foodie humor!  The good people at WatchCut Video, from YouTube, have posted this awesome video titled American Kids try French Food and it's incredibly cute and hilarious.

So, before you go and decide the fate of this fucked up country, take a moment to watch this video and laugh.  It'll do you some good!  Enjoy!

Watch, laugh, and go taste some French food for yourself!  ¡Buen Provecho! 

Monday, November 7, 2016

A Spoonful of Sofrito: Chicken Fried Steak Recipe

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A Pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

Chicken Fried Steak Recipe

Sofrito Lovers,

This weekend, I made one of my favorite Southern recipes: Chicken Fried Steak! I love this dish and the recipe is pretty easy to follow.  I don't remember exactly where I got the recipe from, but it's been in my personal cookbook file for a while.  I've posted it below for folks to use and improve upon.

Check it out for yourself!  Read it, cook it, and taste for yourself! ¡Buen Provecho!

Chicken Fried Steak

2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon each salt, onion powder, garlic powder, and pepper
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1-1/4 cups buttermilk, divided
4 beef cubed steaks (4 ounces each)
Oil for frying
1-1/2 cups 2% milk

In a shallow bowl, combine 1-3/4 cups flour, baking powder and
seasonings. In another shallow bowl, combine egg and 3/4 cup buttermilk.  

Dip each cubed steak in buttermilk mixture, then roll in flour mixture. Let stand for 5 minutes.

In a large skillet, heat 1/2 in. of oil on medium-high. 

Fry steaks for 5-7 minutes. Turn carefully; cook 5 minutes longer or until coating is crisp and meat is no longer pink. Remove steaks and keep warm.

Drain, reserving 1/3 cup drippings; stir remaining flour into drippings until smooth. 

Cook and stir over medium heat for 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in milk and remaining buttermilk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with steaks.