Thursday, April 17, 2008

Mock Applebee's Bananaberry Freeze

Another Copycat recipe.
by kcdelong
10 min | 10 min prep | SERVES 2
1 (10 ounce) box frozen sliced strawberries in syrup, thawed
1/3 cup pina colada nonalcoholic drink mix
2 cups ice
2 ripe bananas
whipped cream
2 fresh strawberries
pineapple juice (optional)

1. Use a blender to puree the entire contents of the thawed box of frozen strawberries.
2. Add 1/3 cup pina colada mix and 2 cups of ice to the blender.
3. Cut the end off end banana-- set these pieces aside to use later as a garnish-- then put the bananas into the blender.
4. Blend on high speed until the ice is crushed and the drink is smooth.
5. Pour into two tall stemmed glasses, such as daiquiri glasses.
6. Slice each strawberry halfway up through the middle and add one to the rim of each glass.
7. Cut each banana slice halfway through the middle and add one to the rim of each glass next to the strawberry.
8. Top with whipped cream and serve with a straw.

Applebees Lemonade

Serving Size : 1 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Beverages

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
-------- ------------ --------------------------------
1 quart water
1 cup sugar
1 cup fresh lemon juice
sparkling water -- (not tonic water,
-- like perrier)

Mix first three togther. Fill a tall glass 2/3 to 3/4 with Lemon
mixture then fill with sparkling water.

An intresting variation is to puree some fruit (raspberries,
strawberries, etc) with a little superfine or powdered sugar and put
that in the glass before adding the the lemonade and water.

Applebee's Pizza Sticks

Applebee's Pizza Sticks Recipe #54587
Thin crusty strips of pizza dough topped with herbs and melted Italian cheese, Italian sausage and pepperoni (sausage and pepperoni are optional) served with marinara sauce.
by Jauna
35 min | 20 min prep | SERVES 6 -8 , 20 -24 bread sticks
Marinara Dipping Sauce
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 tomato, chopped
1 tablespoon diced onions
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon dried basil
Parmesan Pizza Sticks
1 (10 ounce) can instant pizza dough (Pillsbury is good)
2-4 cups vegetable oil (for frying)
1 3/4 grated mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup grated fresh parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon caraway seeds
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2. Prepare the dipping sauce by combining all the marinara ingredients in a small, uncovered saucepan and bringing the mixture to a boil.
3. Reduce heat, cover and simmer the sauce for ½ hour.
4. (The sauce can be made ahead and kept, refrigerated for several days.) Prepare the pizza sticks by first proofing the dough.
5. Unroll the dough onto the cutting board and straighten the edges.
6. It should form a rectangle that is longer from left to right than top to bottom.
7. With a sharp knife or pizza cutter, slice through the middle of the dough lengthwise.
8. This will divide the rectangle into two thinner rectangles that will measure 4 to 5 inches from top to bottom.
9. Slice the dough from top to bottom into 1 ½-inch-wide pieces.
10. You should have somewhere between 20 and 24 dough slices.
11. Place the slices onto a greased cookie sheet about ½ inch apart and bake for 3 minutes.
12. You may have to use more than one cookie sheet.
13. This will proof the dough so that it becomes stiff.
14. Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan or deep fryer to 350 degrees F.
15. Oil should be at least ½ inch deep if using stovetop pan.
16. You will want to use more oil with a deep fryer.
17. Fry pizza sticks 5 to 6 at a time for about 1 minute per side or until they are a dark golden brown.
18. Remove them from the oil onto a cloth or paper towel to drain.

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Applebee's Oriental Dressing

# 3 tablespoons honey
# 1 1/2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
# 1/4 cup mayonnaise
# 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
# 1/8 teaspoon sesame oil

Mix ‘em up.

Applebee's Onion Peels

by JustaQT
1 hour | 30 min prep | SERVES 4 -6
Creamy Horseradish Dipping Sauce
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
2 teaspoons white distilled vinegar
1 teaspoon water
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon ketchup
1/4 teaspoon medium grind black pepper
1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
1 dash garlic powder
1 dash onion powder
4-6 cups shortening, as required by the fryer
1 large white onion
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup Progresso Plain Bread Crumbs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 1/2 cups milk

1. Make horseradish dipping sauce by combining ingredients in a medium bowl with a whisk.
2. Mix until creamy then cover and chill the sauce.
3. Heat the shortening to 350 degrees in a deep fryer.
4. Slice the stem end and the root end off onion, then, with the onion resting on a flat side, cut down through the onion, slicing it in half.
5. Slice each half 4 to 5 more times in a spoke fashion to create wedges of onion.
6. Separate the onion pieces.
7. Create batter by combining all dry ingredients in a medium bowl.
8. Whisk in milk until batter is smooth then let the batter sit for 5 minutes.
9. It should thicken.
10. Whisk batter again.
11. When oil is hot dip each onion piece in the batter, let some of the batter drip off then drop the coated onion piece carefully into the hot oil.
12. Repeat, frying 8 to 12 at a time for 1 to 2 minutes or until light brown.
13. Drain on a rack or paper towels.
14. Repeat until the onion is used up, stacking the newer batches on top of the old ones to keep them warm.
15. When they're all done, serve the fried onion slices on a plate or in a paper-lined basket with horseradish dipping sauce on the side.

Applebee's Honey Grilled Salmon

Top Secret recipe. It's all about the sauce with this one. This sweet, tangy and slightly spicy sauce goes perfectly with salmon, but can also be used on chicken or ribs. Just be sure to watch the sauce closely as it cooks in case it starts to bubble over. It's gonna get thicker as it cools, so be sure not to overcook it. If it becomes too thick, just add a bit of water to thin it out.
by DonnaR
30 min | 10 min prep | SERVES 4
Honey Pepper Sauce
3/4 cup honey
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup pineapple juice
1 lemon, juice of (about 2 tablespoons)
2 tablespoons white distilled vinegar
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
4 (8 ounce) salmon fillets (without skin)

1. Make the sauce by combining all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium/low heat.
2. Stir occasionally until sauce begins to boil, then simmer uncovered for 15 minutes or until syrupy.
3. Watch the sauce closely to be sure it doesn't bubble over.
4. Preheat barbecue grill to medium heat.
5. Rub each salmon filet with vegetable oil, then add a light sprinkling of salt and pepper.
6. Grill the salmon for 4 to 7 minutes per side or until done.
7. Serve salmon with a small cup of the honey pepper sauce on the side.

Applebee's Baked French Onion Soup

This is the best French onion soup I've ever had!! Found it at My BF requests this often.
by spatchcock
1½ hours | 25 min prep | SERVES 6 -8
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
6 medium white onions, sliced
8 cups beef broth
1 cup water
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
5 plain hamburger buns (I always use wheat ones)
10 slices provolone cheese or other white cheese
10 teaspoons shredded parmesan cheese (optional)

1. Add 3 tbsp oil to a large soup pot or saucepan over med/high heat.
2. Add the sliced onions and saute for 20 mins until onions begin to soften (don't let them brown!) Add the beef broth, water, salt, garlic powder and black pepper to the pan and bring mixture to a boil.
3. When soup begins to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes.
4. To make the croutons, cut off the top part of each top of the hamburger bun so that the bread is the same thickness as the bottom half of each bun.
5. Throw away the tops.
6. Now you should have 10 round pieces of bread--5 bottoms and 5 tops with the tops cut off.
7. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
8. Place the bread directly on the oven racks and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until each pieces is dark brown and crispy.
9. Set aside.
10. When the soup is done, spoon about 1 cup into an oven safe bowl.
11. Put a crouton on top, and put the provolone cheese on top of the crouton.
12. If you want, sprinkle 1/2 tsp of the shredded parmesan over the provolone.
13. Set oven to high broil and put the bowl into your oven.
14. Broil soup for 5 or 6 minutes, or until cheese is melted and is starting to brown.
15. (Broil longer if you have more than one bowl in oven).
16. Before serving add another teaspoon or so of grated parmesan, if desired.