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Review of East Hampton Sandwich Co. - Lobster Grilled Cheese Sandwich

So to celebrate National Sandwich Day a few days ago, I put up my new youtube video featuring my East hampton Sandwich Co.  They have a few locations in Dallas - Fort Worth and have been featured in D Magazine as having some of the best sandwiches in the metroplex. 

They are known for their lobster roll but unbeknownst to me they also have a lobster grilled cheese sandwich. The cashier raved about it but they are on such total ends of the spectrum in my mind, it was hard for me to think that it would be good.

I'm sure glad I listened because the sandwich was way better than expected. You can see my review here... 

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Adrienne Bailon's Sizzling Crab with Garlicky Noodles

This week I am testing Adrienne Bailon's meal that she said she makes to impress her man.  It sounds delicious and I would dare say that it is her spin of the garlic noodle dish from the famous restaurant Crustacean. The recipe seems easy enough, although there is one ingredient that is missing from The Real's website where I found this recipe. So of course I'll just have to skip that part. Here it is:

Sizzling Crab with Garlicky Noodles

Ingredients:
2 lbs. crab
8 tablespoons of butter
1 stick of butter
4 cloves garlic
2 teaspoons chicken bouillon powder
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon sugar
20 oz. spaghetti noodles
1 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons minced
1 tablespoon Maggi seasoning sauce
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 tablespoon sugar
Water

Directions:

Prepping the crab:
1. Clean and then chop raw crab into small pieces.

2. Melt butter in a hot pan.

3. Add crab.

4. Sauté garlic in butter before it turns brown.

5. Add black pepper, chicken bouillon powder and stir.  

6. Add oyster sauce, fish sauce, and Maggi seasoning.

Prepping Noodles:
1. Boil water.

2. Once water begins to boil add noodles.

3. Cook noodles for 10-11 minutes.

4. Strain noodles once done.

Entrée:
1. Toss crab with noodles and cook until done.

2. Place pasta mixture on a plate and drizzle garlic sauce over it.

 

I must say that this dish turned out to be delish! It was a flavor that was so unexpected.  Definitely a winner in my book. Here is a pic of my final dish.

 

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Laila Ali's Oven Fried Chicken

 Laila Ali

Laila Ali

I'm so excited to be back doing my Celebrity Test Kitchen after a bit of a break. So tonight I will be testing Laila Ali's Famous Oven fried chicken. I've made oven fried chicken quite a few times myself and I love it. She does one thing a little different than I do so I'm interested in seeing how much of a difference this technique makes. Here is the recipe for now. Once I've made the dish I'll be back with my thoughts.

Laila Ali’s Oven Fried Chicken

Ingredients

  • 10-12 organic chicken wings
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon seasoning salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 can olive oil spray

Instructions:

  1. Pre heat oven at 400 degrees. If you have a “convection bake” setting, use it.
  2. Rinse the chicken wings and pat dry. Combine wings with spices: sea salt, onion powder, paprika, garlic powder, seasoning salt, ground pepper and chili powder. Mix together in a large bowl and set aside. Cover a large flat oven pan with heavy duty foil (this eliminates the need to scrub the pan clean when done). Spray a layer of olive oil on the foil. Be sure to cover the entire surface with spray.
  3. Put the flour in a a clean paper bag (or you can use a large bowl.
  4. Add half of the seasoning chicken wings, roll the top of the bag closed and shake it up until the chicken is fully cover in a thin layer of flour.
  5. Take the chicken out of the bag and lay down flat on the bag. Repeat with remaining pieces of chicken.Throw the paper bag away.
  6. Once you have all of the chicken laying flat on the pan, spray olive oil over the top of the chicken. Be sure to cover each piece of chicken. The olive oil is what causes the chicken to fry and become crispy in the oven.
  7. Place your pan in the hot oven for 40 min. Remove the pan and flip chicken over and return to oven for 10-15 minutes or until it is as crispy as your prefer.
  8. Remove the chicken from the oven and sprinkle with a little sea salt and pepper OR seasoning salt as a finishing touch.
  9. Let chicken sit for 5 minutes, then serve!

These wings turned out great. They were easy to prepare, had great flavor and my family loved them. I think the whole wheat flour prevented them from getting extra crispy but over all they were very tasty. I gave them an 8 out of 10. Here is what my wings looked like:

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