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Looking for recipes from Pappasito's restaurants

Last post Oct 24, 2004 12:31 PM by chowgirlmom . 9 replies.


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  • Looking for recipes from Pappasito's restaurants
    Hello all,

    I used to live in Dallas, TX and frequented Pappasito's restaurant. Now living in Missouri I crave their wonderful food. I've searched the copycat sites and the only recipe I've ever found was for their beans. I know it's a long shot, but if anyone has any recipes I would appreciate you sharing them!

    Thanks so much!
    Michelle
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  • RE: Looking for recipes from Pappasito's restaurants
    PAPPASITO'S MIXED GRILL


    6 (12-inch long) wooden or metal skewers
    12 jumbo shrimp
    6 slices bacon
    12 green bell pepper wedges
    12 red bell pepper wedges
    12 red onion wedges
    12 chicken breast slices
    6 pineapple slices
    2 tablespoons black pepper
    2 tablespoons red pepper
    2 tablespoons paprika
    1/2 pound butter, unsalted
    2 tablespoons granulated garlic
    1/2 cup white wine
    2 cups Italian dressing

    Rinse shrimp in a strainer. Remove 3/4 of the shell, leaving the last section and the tail intact.

    With a small sharp paring knife, cut the shrimp along the underneath vein. Be careful not to cut completely through the top of the shrimp (cutting shrimp from the bottom and not all the way through helps when stuffing).

    Both veins should now be exposed. Wash them out of the shrimp. Complete procedure for all shrimp and place on a plate in the refrigerator when finished.

    Cut bacon in half all at once and set aside.
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    Cut peppers in half from top to bottom and deseed. Cut twelve 2- x 2-inch pieces and set aside.

    Cut twelve 2- x 2-inch red onion pieces and set aside.

    Slice twelve pieces uncooked beef for fajitas into 1-inch wide, 4-inch long strips.

    Slice twelve pieces of uncooked chicken breasts for fajitas into 1-inch wide, 4-inch long strips.

    Cut six 1 1/2- x 1 1/2-inch cubes of pineapple and set aside.

    Combine black pepper, paprika, and red pepper. Stir until well-blended and set aside.

    Soften the butter at room temperature and whip with garlic and wine until well-combined. Set in refrigerator.

    Wrap one half piece of bacon around shrimp body (not tail). Set on plate and repeat until all shrimp are finished.

    With all prepared vegetables and shrimp in front of you, take one 12-inch skewer and with the sharp end, stab in the following order: one green bell pepper wedge, beef, red onion wedge, chicken, red bell pepper wedge, bacon-wrapped shrimp (through the main part of the body), red bell pepper wedge, chicken, red onion wedge, beef and green bell pepper wedge. Do not shove vegetables, meat and shrimp too close together or they will not cook evenly.

    Place the prepared skewers on a plate in the refrigerator while you prepare the grill to a medium low flame (gas grill low flame, lid open). Have a small cup of water ready to sprinkle over the fire if this happens).

    Soak the skewers in Italian dressing for 2 to 3 minutes. Place on the grill, sprinkle with seasonings and baste with butter mixture (about 1/2 cup total).

    Serve remainder of butter slightly melted with mixed grill.

    Servings: 6

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  • RE: Looking for recipes from Pappasito's restaurants
    Cut peppers in half from top to bottom and deseed. Cut twelve 2- x 2-inch pieces and set aside.

    Cut twelve 2- x 2-inch red onion pieces and set aside.

    Slice twelve pieces uncooked beef for fajitas into 1-inch wide, 4-inch long strips.

    Slice twelve pieces of uncooked chicken breasts for fajitas into 1-inch wide, 4-inch long strips.

    Cut six 1 1/2- x 1 1/2-inch cubes of pineapple and set aside.

    Combine black pepper, paprika, and red pepper. Stir until well-blended and set aside.

    Soften the butter at room temperature and whip with garlic and wine until well-combined. Set in refrigerator.

    Wrap one half piece of bacon around shrimp body (not tail). Set on plate and repeat until all shrimp are finished.

    With all prepared vegetables and shrimp in front of you, take one 12-inch skewer and with the sharp end, stab in the following order: one green bell pepper wedge, beef, red onion wedge, chicken, red bell pepper wedge, bacon-wrapped shrimp (through the main part of the body), red bell pepper wedge, chicken, red onion wedge, beef and green bell pepper wedge. Do not shove vegetables, meat and shrimp too close together or they will not cook evenly.

    Place the prepared skewers on a plate in the refrigerator while you prepare the grill to a medium low flame (gas grill low flame, lid open). Have a small cup of water ready to sprinkle over the fire if this happens).

    Soak the skewers in Italian dressing for 2 to 3 minutes. Place on the grill, sprinkle with seasonings and baste with butter mixture (about 1/2 cup total).

    Serve remainder of butter slightly melted with mixed grill.

    Servings: 6

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  • RE: Looking for recipes from Pappasito's restaurants
    Pappasito's Queso (from CopyKat.com)

    Notes:
    This is a simple to prepare Queso dip, that you are sure to enjoy! If
    you can find Land O'Lakes processed American cheese, I think you will
    find it to be the closest.

    1 1/2 lb. Processed Cheese NOT Velveeta
    4-5 oz Can Green Chiles with Liquid
    1 Tbsp. Minced Garlic (type in jar)
    1/2 cup Diced Onion
    1/3 cup Whole Milk
    1/2 cup Diced Ripe Tomatoes ( discard seeds)
    1/4 tsp. Garlic Salt

    Melt cheese with milk and stir until blended. Add chiles with liquid,
    garlic, onion, and stir until onions and transparent. Remove from heat
    and add tomatoes before serving.
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    Pappasito's Salsa (from CopyKat.com)

    Notes:
    You have asked, and we did our best. Enjoy this salsa recipe from the
    famous Pappasito's.

    8 Roma Tomatoes (Whole)
    1 Small Yellow Onion Diced (1/3 - 1/2 cup Diced)
    1 Fresh Jalapeno Pepper Stem Removed and Seeded
    1/2 tsp. Celery Salt
    1/8 tsp. Oregano
    1/4 cup Fresh Cilantro
    1/2 tsp. Sugar
    1 Fresh Pablano Pepper
    1/4 tsp. Garlic Salt
    1/2 - 3/4 cup water
    1/4 tsp. Black Pepper

    In a moderately hot skillet that has been sprayed with a cooking spray
    brown the coarsely chopped Pablano pepper and jalapeno pepper. Brown and
    stir until the skins have turned dark on many sides of peppers. ad
    tomatoes and brown them until the skins on the tomatoes have turned a
    dark brown on several sides, remove pan from heat. Put onion in hot
    skillet that has been removed from the heat and stir. In a food
    processor add celery salt, oregano cilantro, sugar, garlic salt and
    pepper. Pour peppers, onions and tomatoes and add water a little at a
    time, process just enough to chop to a medium consistency but not to a
    smooth paste, leave a little chunky.
    Remove from processor and pour in hot skillet turn up heat quickly stir
    for 3 min and serve hot.
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    Pappasito's Tortilla Soup


    7 cups chicken stock or broth
    1 cup white onions; diced
    1 cup carrots; sliced
    1 tablespoon minced fresh jalapenos
    1 cup zucchini; sliced
    1 cup yellow squash; sliced
    1 tablespoon salt
    1 cup Roma tomatoes; diced
    6 baby-corn cobs; precooked or 2 cups
    -- kernel corn
    6 cups crispy corn tortilla chips
    6 ounces Monterey Jack cheese; shredded

    Place the broth in a pot over medium heat. Add onions and carrots and simmer until carrots are tender. Add jalapenos, zucchini, and yellow squash to broth and simmer 10 minutes more. Add salt. Tast and make sure all veggies are tender. Add tomatoes just before serving. Garnish with corn, tortilla chips, and cheese.
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  • RE: Looking for recipes from Pappasito's restaurants
    Thanks chowgirlmom!! I really appreciate your help. I can't wait to try all of these!! Any ideas on where I can find Land O Lakes processed cheese?

    Michelle
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  • RE: Looking for recipes from Pappasito's restaurants
    I almost fainted when I saw this post! It's my favorite place to eat in Houston----I can hardly wait to try these---esecially the queso and the soup.
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  • RE: Looking for recipes from Pappasito's restaurants
    I have never seen Land O Lakes cheese, only the butter. Maybe try their website for a list of stores?

    Patti
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