Reesha’s Top 11 Copycat Recipes From Yakima Restaurants
Last night, I got sick and tired of watching the election results so I decided to clean my kitchen. I had been pacing back and forth in my house while watching the Election results commentaries on the news. Can I just say that waiting for election results from NEVADA, PENNSYLVANIA, GEORGIA, AND ARIZONA is like waiting for that sloth in the movie Zootopia to stamp something? So frustrating!
I couldn't concentrate on my work or pretty much anything else because it seems like every few minutes the news has "Key Race Alerts" or "Breaking Election News" and yet there is still no firm results.
It looks like MSNBC hasn't even let Steve Kornacki go home and get some sleep! He's in the same clothes he had on when I went to bed last night. His hair is messed up and everything. They got that man "working, working day and night", like that Michael Jackson song!
Finally, whilst washing the dishes, I felt an urge to cook a big dinner, but I had no idea what I wanted to make. I dried off my hands, grabbed my cell phone, and opened up the Facebook app. "What is a Yakima restaurant copycat recipe you wish you could make at home? I'm going to try to recreate it and then write a thing about it," I wrote in the status box.
My Facebook friends did not disappoint me. I got so many recipe ideas, I decided to try some of these recipes out and share with you how easy/hard it will be for me to recreate. I hope one of these food and beverage recipes will inspire YOU to get in the kitchen and start cooking (or at the very least, order something for take-out and support local businesses)!
POLLO AL CILANTRO from El Porton (Yakima)
"Boneless chicken breast breaded with our own cilantro seasoning then grilled and served with pico de gallo and avocado slices."
Panera Bread's Autumn Squash Soup:
Thin-Cut Fries from Cowiche Canyon Kitchen :
SCOTCH EGGS from Norm's Yakima:
"Hard-boiled eggs wrapped in sausage. Panko breaded and fried, mustard dipping sauce."
Lindsay’s Mac & Cheese from Provisions Yakima – "Cavatappi noodles tossed in a four-cheese cream sauce, finished in the oven. Try it with chicken or bacon."
Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato (BLT) sandwich from Gasperetti's Restaurant: (I believe that Gasperetti's used foccacia bread for their BLT sandwich. By the way, this video recipe swears by using Heirloom tomatoes to take your BLT to the "next level". I'm going to give that a try! Video is NSWF)
Dungeness Crabmeat Cannelloni from Gasperetti's Restaurant: "Two Dungeness crabmeat filled crepes baked in the oven with tomato and bechamel sauces."
Gasperettis's Champagne Cocktail:
Hawaiian Fried Cauliflower from The Lab: "Our famous Hawaiian Fried Chicken! Except it's cauliflower!! Served with basil, peanuts, & our Hoisin BBQ. Vegetarian."
Huckleberry Moscow Mule from 2nd Street Bar and Grill: "Warrior huckleberry vodka, Bedford's ginger beer, fresh lime."