Category Archives: Side Dishes

Soup Nazi’s Mexican Chicken Chili


1 pound chicken breast fillets (4 fillets)

1 tablespoon olive oil

10 cups water

2 cups chicken stock

1/2 cup tomato sauce

1 potato, peeled & chopped

1 small onion, diced

1 cup frozen yellow corn

1/2 carrot, sliced

1 celery stalk, diced

1 cup canned diced tomatoes

1 15-ounce can red kidney beans, plus liquid

1/4 cup diced canned pimento

1 jalapeno, diced

1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley

1 clove garlic, minced

1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder

1 teaspoon cumin

1/4 teaspoon salt

dash cayenne pepper

dash basil

dash oregano

On the side

Sour cream

Pinch chopped Italian parsley


1. Sauté the chicken breasts in the olive oil in a large pot over medium/high heat. Cook the chicken on both side

until done about 7-10 minutes per side. Cool the chicken until it can be handled. Do not rinse the pot.

2. Shred the chicken by hand into bite-sizes pieces and place the pieces back into the pot.

3. Add the remaining ingredients to the pot and turn heat to high. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 4-5 hours. Stir mixture often so that many of the chicken pieces shred into much smaller bits. Chili should reduce substantially to thicken and darken (less orange, more brown) when done.

4. Combine some chopped Italian parsley with sour cream and serve it on the side for topping the chili, if desired.

Makes 4-6 servings.

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Soup Nazi’s Indian Mulligatawny Soup


4 quarts water (16 cups)

6 cups chicken stock

2 potatoes, peeled & sliced

2 carrots, peeled & sliced

2 stalks celery, with tops

2 cups peeled & diced eggplant (about 1/2 of an eggplant)

1 medium onion, chopped

1 cup frozen yellow corn

2/3 cup canned roasted red pepper, diced

1/2 cup tomato sauce

1/2 cup shelled pistachios

1/2 cup roasted cashews

1/2 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley

1/4 cup lemon juice

1/4 cup butter

3 tablespoons sugar

1/2 teaspoon curry powder

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/4 teaspoon thyme

1 bay leaf

dash marjoram

dash nutmeg


1. Combine all ingredients in a large pot over high heat.

2. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 4-5 hours or until soup has reduced by more than half, and is thick and brownish in color. It should have the consistency of chili. Stir occasionally for the first few hours, but stir often in the last hour. The edges of the potatoes should become more rounded, and the nuts will soften. Serve hot.

Makes 4-6 servings.

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The Soup Nazi’s Crab Bisque


4 pounds snow crab clusters (legs)

4 quarts water (16 cups)

1 small onion, chopped

1 1/2 stalks celery, chopped

2 cloves garlic, quartered

2 potatoes, peeled and chopped

1/4 cup fresh chopped Italian parsley

2 teaspoons mustard seed

1 tablespoon chopped pimento

1/2 teaspoon coarse ground pepper

2 bay leaves

1/3 cup tomato sauce

2 tablespoons half and half

1/4 cup unsalted butter

1/4 teaspoon thyme

1/8 teaspoon basil

1/8 teaspoon marjoram


1. Remove all the crab meat from the shells and set it aside.

2. Put half of the shells into a large pot with 4 quarts of water over high heat. Add onion 1 stalk of chopped celery, and garlic, then bring mixture to a boil. Continue to boil for 1 hour, stirring occasionally (The white part of the shells will start to become transparent), then strain stock. Discard the shells, onion, celery and garlic, keeping only the stock.

3. Measure 3 quarts (12 cups) of the stock into a large sauce pan or cooking pot. If you don’t have enough stock, add enough water to make 3 quarts.

4. Add potatoes, bring mixture to a boil, then add 1/2 of the crab and the remaining ingredients to the pot and bring it back to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer for 4 hours, uncovered until it reduces by about half and starts to thicken. Add the remaining crab and simmer for another hour until the soup is very thick.

Makes 4-6 servings.

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Soup Nazi’s Cream of Sweet Potato Soup


4 sweet potatoes (about 1 pound each)

8 cups water

1/3 cup butter

1/2 cup tomato sauce

2 tablespoons half and half

2 teaspoons salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

dash thyme

1 cup cashews (split in half)


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake the sweet potatoes for 45 minutes or until they are soft. Cool the potatoes until they can be handled.

2. Peel away the skin, then put the potatoes into a large bowl. Mash the potatoes for 15-20 seconds, but you don’t need to mash them until they are entirely smooth.

3. Spoon the mashed sweet potato into a large saucepan over medium/high heat, add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.

4. When the soup begins to boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 50-60 minutes. Cashews should be soft. Serve hot with an attitude.

Makes 6-8 servings.


Four Seasons Crab Cakes


2 pounds jumbo lump crabmeat1/2 pound fresh codfish fillet

1/2 to 1 cup heavy cream

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

2 teaspoons sesame oil

2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley

2 tablespoons finely chopped chives

2 tablespoons basil, julienned Salt and pepper to taste

Juice of 1/2 lemon Olive oil for sauteing

Pick through crabmeat, removing all shells but being careful not to break up the large lumps too much. In a food processor, grind codfish until pureed. Add 1/2 cup of heavy cream and puree until incorporated. Then add more cream if needed. The mixture should be smooth and shiny, yet firm enough to hold its shape. Place this mousse in a metal bowl and add the other ingredients, except for the olive oil. Take a small portion of the crab-cake mixture and saute in hot olive oil until golden brown. Taste to adjust seasoning. Form the rest of the crab cakes and saute in hot olive oil until golden on both sides. Finish by baking in a 450-degree oven for 4 to 5 minutes.
Serves six to eight


Kenny Roger’s BBQ Sauce

Kenny Roger’s BBQ Sauce

1 cup Applesauce

1/2 cup Heintz ketchup

1 1/4 cups Light brown sugar

6 tablespoons Lemon juice Salt and pepper

1/2 teaspoon Paprika

1/2 teaspoon Garlic salt

1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon

In heavy saucepan bring mixture to boil. Stir constantly about 4 to 5 minutes. Turn heat to low and continue to stir (about 3 to 5 minutes) making sure sugar is completely dissolved. Allow to cook without stirring for 15 minutes on lowest possible heat, uncovered. Transfer to top of double boiler over simmering watr if to be used as a basting sauce for ribs or chicken during baking; or cool sauce and refrigerate covered to use in 30 days. Sauce freezes well.

Popeye’s Red Beans and Rice

Popeye’s Red Beans and Rice
1 cup Uncle ben’s long grain rice, cooked

2 can Red chili beans in chili, gravy, 1 lb each

1 tablespoon Chili powder

1/4 tablespoon Cumin

1 Dash garlic salt

In saucepan heat beans without letting it boil and stir in chili powder, cumin and garlic salt. When piping hot, spoon chili mixture into 6 small dishes, adding a few tb of hot, cooked rice to each serving. Season  with  Chili  Seasoning Mix, if desired. 270 cal, 5.9 gr fat, 60% fat.

Benihana Japanese Fried Rice

4 cups cooked rice

1 cup frozen peas – thawed

2 tbsp finely grated carrot

2 eggs – beaten

1/2 cup diced onion

1 1/2 tbsp butter

2 tbsp soy sauce



Cook rice following instructions on package (Bring 2 cups water to a boil, add rice and a dash of salt, reduce heat and simmer in covered saucepan for 20 minutes). Pour rice into a large bowl to let it cool in the refrigerator. Scramble the eggs in a small pan over medium heat. Separate the scrambled chunks of egg into small pea-size bits while cooking. When rice has cooled to near room temperature, add peas, grated carrot, scrambled egg and diced onion to the bowl. Carefully toss all of the ingredients together. Melt 1 1/2 tbsp of butter in a large frying pan over medium high heat. When butter has completely melted, dump the bowl of rice and other ingredients into the pan and add soy sauce plus a dash of salt and pepper. Cook rice for 6-8 minutes over heat, stirring often.
4 servings.

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