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EL LORO Resturant | Tour Minneapolis | Minnafropolis

Mexican Restaurant in Minneapolis

Hello #Minnafropolis people,

Today I am doing a food review for one of my favorite restaurant in #Minneapolis Minnesota. I love El Loro Mexican food restaurant a lot and I have been to their other locations. If you lost and you wondering were to eat next, you should try them for sure !

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How to Make a Quick Fried Rice | Minnafropolis Recipe

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It’s your favorite Minneapolis #FoodBlogger and Lifestyle chic !
My new recipe is here ! If you want to make something quick then watch this video.
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Ingredients

  • 6 cups of Rice

  • Pepper

  • Onions

  • Maggi/Knor

  • Curry

  • Thyme (optional) / Italian seasoning

  • Salt

  • Chicken Wings (as shown in video)

  • Liver

  • Mixed Vegetables

  • Vegetable oil

Watch video for steps on preparing your chicken wings.

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Food Review : Texas RoadHouse

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Last Saturday , I went out to Texas RoadHouse and it was an interesting experience. I ordered 8 oz of steak , potatoes and sweet potatoes.

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I wanted to try something new to drink, so I ordered Jamaica Cowboy Margarita. It consisted of Malibu Rum, DeKuyper , Peachtree , Schnapps,  orange & pineapple juices, and a splash of Margarita.            [ Disclaimer drink responsibly ].

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My partner in eating* ordered  Steak Kabob which consisted of marinated steak (medium cooked), mushroom, tomato, red pepper & green pepper.  It was served with seasoned rice and a bowl of side potatoes fries.

Funny fact is that I have been driving past this place for 6 years.  To my surprise, the restaurant was crowded and they eat a lot of peanuts. It was my first time seeing peanut shells thrown on the floor and the floor was littered with peanut dust. FYI you need to book ahead of time and come on time . The wait time for people that did not book ahead of time was 1 hour.

Overall I enjoyed my food and the drink was excellent. If you want to celebrate your birthday bash cowboy style they got you covered ! View their site.

How To Prepare Jollof Rice

 

Ingredient

  • Rice
  • 5-6 Tomatoes
  • 1 pack of fresh Pepper
  • Red bell
  • 3-4 Onions
  • Curry
  • Dry Thyme
  • Knor
  • Maggi
  • Salt
  • 1 pack of Turkey (or whatever meat you like)
  • Red bell pepper
  • Vegetable oil .

Preparation

  1. Rinse your turkey, add salt, add onions, add turkey, add pepper, and add curry . Let your meat cook for 20 mins or to your desire.
  2. In a blender : add your tomatoes, add 3 pepper , add 1 onions, and red bell pepper. Pour everything in a pot to boil for about approximately 20 mins.  The tomatoes should be dry and there should be no water.
  3. Add vegetable oil in a separate pot. Add onions and let heat for 3 mins. Then add everything that was blended and let it fry for about 20 mins or more.
  4. Parboil my rice for 5 mins , pour hot water and sieve it .
  5. To paint your turkey : Add tomato , add pepper, add salt , add a little bit of vegetable oil, add onions, add half cube of knor and add a bit of water. Then paint the cooked turkey and place it into the oven for 15-20 mins or more.
  6. In a clean pot, add fried tomato , then add the rice, add turkey stock (sieve it) , add water carefully and mix everything carefully.  Be careful when adding your ingredient to avoid it from been salty.
  7. Note: Jollof Rice always get burnt , it is not personal ! LOL ๐Ÿ™‚ . When you mix it , do not mix everything from the bottom. Add a foil paper and cover the pot to cook till is soft enough.
  8. Your rice is ready !

How to Make Roasted Corn

The weather deserve some roasted corn . ย Make something ย at home. Don’t forget to subscribe to Minnafropolis Youtube Channel.

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Ingredientsย 

Corn from Lunds and Byerlys

Dry Thyme

Salt

Butter – I can’t believe it’s not butterย 

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Prepration

  1. Rinse the corn

  2. Place corn on an oven tray (oven tray)

  3. In a small bowl , put 3 or more spoons of butter , add a pitch of salt and dry thyme. Mix them together.

  4. Pre-heat oven or grill at a temperature ofย 250ยฐ .

  5. Paint each corn with the mixture completed in line (3).

  6. Place the tray in the oven and increase the temperature toย 350ยฐ.

  7. Remove corn from oven after 20-25 mins. ย (Side Note : you can leave it till it is more brown ) .

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How to make Banga Rice (palm nut/Palmfruit)

Banga Rice

Welcome to another food recipe and I am happy to share this new recipe.

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Ingredients:

6 cups of Palm extract or Ghana Best Palm fruit paste

5 cups of rice

Cooked Tomato paste (onions, pepper, red paprika )

Turkey stock (you choose any other meat)

Chopped onions

Fried turkey

1 tsp salt

2 Knorr cubes

Pepper

Calabash Nutmeg

Onga seasoning (optional)

2 tsp Grounded crayfish (optional)

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Preparation:

  1. ) In a pan or pot, add vegetable oil let it heat for approximately 3 mins.
  2. ) Add onions to heat for 2 mins and add the tomato paste that you already cooked .
  3. )Stir it for approximately 5 mins and then add your grilled turkey or whatever meat of your choice. Continuously stir until you are satisfied. Then remove it.
  4. ) In the same tomato sauce, add your palm nut paste (also known as Banga) and stir it . Add water and carefully stir to mix everything.
  5. ) Add your grounded crayfish, 1/2 tsp salt (taste it and add more if needed), add more chopped onions, add calabash nutmeg, add onga, 1/2 cube of knorr and pepper. Remember as your add each ingredient continuously stir to mix them well.
  6. ) In this video, the rice was NOT parboiled. ย Rinse the rice and added it directly into the cooking Banga sauce. Pour in the turkey stock. Allow it to cook for at least 20 mins (depending on the type of rice you may need to moderate how long you allow it to cook). ย Cover the pot so it can cook well. Check periodically to make sure it soft enough and add little water if needed.
  7. ) Now add the chopped mint leave (or scent leave if you have one available ) .
  8. ) Let it cook for approximately 5-10 mins and stir it carefully .

Now your Banga Rice ready! Let’s eat!

You can eat with anything .

 

 

Canoe (Boat) Plantain Stuffed with Grounded Turkey

This recipe was fun to create and I enjoyed preparing it .

Plantain is a rich food to add to your meal plan. Be creative with your plantain.

I present to youย Canoe (Boat) Plantain Stuffed with Grounded Turkey .

Now let’s cook !

Ingredients:

  • 1 plantain for each serving (made 4 plantains)
  • I lbs ground Turkey (you can use ground beef, ground veal, etc.)
  • 1 cup of diced large onion
  • 1 tbs of Salt
  • 1 cup green pepper (optional)*
  • Spinach
  • 1 tablespoons of butter ( I canโ€™t believe it is butter brand)
  • 1ยฝ cup diced long green pepper
  • ยฝ cup diced red pepper
  • 1 tbs Driedย  Thymeย 
You are going to need a painting brush

Preparation:

  1. Spray the oven pan or baking tray with a non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Pre-heat oven at 350ยบF or 175ยบC.
  3. ย  Peel the plantains (and rinse it if needed). Then place them in the oven tray.
  4. Melt butter for less than 1 minute and add dried thyme. Stir everything together.ย 
  5. Paint the plantain with the mixture.
  6. Place the plantains in the oven for about 15-25 minutes.ย 
  7. In between remember to turn the plantains over to the other side after 10 mins approximately and keep it in for an additional 10 mins or more until they are golden brown (or to your desired taste ).

Prepare the stuffing:

  1. In a frying pan over medium/high temperature, add little butter.
  2. Add onions, add grounded turkey, green pepper, spinachย and let it cook until brown (stirring continuously) for 5-8 mins.
  3. Make a slice from one end to the other on the plantain, deep enough to cut inside the center.
  4. When the plantain opens, begin to stuff it with the ground turkey mixture. Fill it up to you are satisfied.

It is time to eat !

Enjoy : Yummy!