Thursday, September 11, 2014

Halal pot roast and veggies.

I love a good pot roast and now that we have a new Halal butcher in town I can get my meat FRESH!
I've already posted about them but allow me to sing their praise again.
International Grocery & Halal Meat is awesome! Be sure to visit their page, show em' some love and let them know I sent ya!  

Back to post roast. This recipe uses some items you won't find in granny's pot roast. I love using Thai chillies but if you can't find them give jalapenos a try.  I use a lot of turmeric in my cooking, it's a great, natural anti inflammatory and flavor enhancer. If you have never had smoked paprika, we need to talk because you have yet to experience life.
Enjoy the recipe and be sure to tell me what you think of it!

Feeds 4-5      3.5 hrs

1-2lb beef roast 
6-8 potatoes, peeled and quartered
1 small yellow onion, cut into chunks
1 can lima beans
1 can green beans
1 large vine ripe tomato
5 cloves of crushed garlic 
4-5 diced green Thai chillies
smoked paprika
yellow turmeric ( powder)
   Season salt to taste

Preheat oven to 325f

in a large baking pan, lay out the roast and season it well with turmeric, paprika and season salt.
surround roast with veggies ( except the tomato), sprinkle with seasons, chillies and garlic.
top with thick slices of tomato, tightly cover pan with foil and bake aprox 3 hrs or until roast is tender and pulls apart with a fork.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Halal in Pensacola, Florida.

We got a Halal meat store!!
If you are Muslim and have ever lived or been in Pensacola, you know how amazing that is!
It's an awesome little store at the corner of Airport & W st. I will link their Facebook page <here>
The store is called "International grocery and Halal meat"
They have a great selection of items,  many Egyptian!
The fresh beef is to die for, tender, flavorful and no more expensive then WinDixie.
The whole chickens are what chicken should be, they aren't pumped full of water and antibiotics, like the meat they are packed with flavor. I roasted one the other day and the broth in the pan was just too good to toss, I saved it for fried rice and OMG! The best rice ever!
Speaking of rice, 10lbs of brown basmati rice for $11!!  You can not find that ANYWHERE in Pensacola for $11.
I have a roast cooking right now and the house is filled with the heavenly scent of fresh, halal beef roasting ( recipe to follow!)
Thank you, International grocery and Halal meat! I'm so glad you have opened and you will have all of my business!
If you are in or near Pensacola, I would definitely recommend giving them a visit.