Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Dr Who? Fish Fingers and "Custard"

Hello fellow whovians! Welcome to the Dr Who edition of Cooking 4 Noobs! Today's dish is inspired by the Eleventh Hour Episode.
We will not be using actual custard, rather a delicious dip that resembles a creamy custard. I hope that you enjoy fish, because this recipe is pretty damn delicious. 
Level: Noob
Time: 30 Minutes
Serves: 4 Whovians
The Goods:
For the Fingers:
1 1/2  pounds -  Talapia, Cod, Salmon, or Flounder (you choose the fish of your choice)
2 cups - Panko Breadcrumbs / pre seasoned (these can be found in the international/asian isle of your grocer)
1 Tablespoon - Oldbay Seasoning
1 Cup - grated Parmesan Cheese
1/2 Cup - All Purpose Flour
2 eggs - beaten
Salt and Pepper to Taste
Cooking Spray
Fresh Lemon Slices
For the Custard:
1/3 cup - plain greek style yogurt
3 Tablespoons - Mayonnaise (Lite if you prefer)
2 Tablespoons - Dijon/Spicy Deli Mustard
1/2 Teaspoon - Worcestire Sauce
2 Teaspoons - Chopped/Grated Horseradish
Pinch of Cayenne Pepper
Pinch of Paprika
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F
Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
In a Bowl, combine the flour, salt and pepper, and oldbay seasoning.
In a Seperate bowl, beat the eggs.
Finally in another bowl, mix the panko breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese together.
Cut the fillets into 4 by 1-inch strips.
A few pieces at a time, dip the fish into the flour mixture, dusting off the excess.
Follow by dipping fish into the beaten eggs.
Lastly, dip the fish in the panko/parmesan mix.
Arrange them on the baking sheet and continue until all of the fish is breaded.
Bake until golden and cooked through, about 10 minutes.
You can flip them for another 2 minutes if necessary.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together the yogurt, mayonnaise, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish,paprika and cayenne.
Season, to taste, with freshly ground black pepper.
Enjoy and have a wibbly wobbly timey wimey!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Skyrim Vegetable Soup

Tis the season for something warm to fill our bellies.  To keep us inside during the cold, and to avoid being sighted by a dragon. 
Being a dragonborn is a hard task, and it is very important that you avoid going hungry.
Skyrim Vegetable Soup
Restores 1 Health per second and 1 Stamina per second for 720 seconds.
Level: Noob
Time: 45 Minutes
Serves: 6


The Goods:

1 (14 ounce) can chicken broth

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Sims inspired Lobster Thermidor

How many hours have you spent on The Sims boosting your cooking skills? Now you can do so at home! This Sims inspired Lobster Thermidor recipe is sure to be delicious and easy! I love The Sims.. don't you?

BTW please don't burn the house down..

Sims inspired Lobster Thermidor

Serves: 4
Level: Noobs
Time: 30 Minutes 

The Goods:

  • 4 (6 to 8-ounce) lobster tails (thawed if frozen)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small white onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • A Splash of white wine
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup grated white cheddar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons bread crumbs
  • Lemon wedges
  • 2 Packages UNCLE BENS READY RICE: Rice pilaf is best


Bring a pot of water to a boil, 3 or 4 inches deep. 
Add lobster tails to the water and boil 7 to 8 minutes. 
Drain and shock under cold water to cool. 
Use scissors to cut away soft underside of tails.
Remove meat and save the shells, arranging them in a glass or ceramic baking dish.
Chop the cooked lobster meat into chunks.
Preheat your oven on BROIL in the HIGH setting.
Heat a medium skillet and a small saucepan over medium heat. 
To the small saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Add finely chopped onion and cook 3 to 5 minutes until very soft. 
To the skillet, add remaining 2 tablespoons butter. 
When the butter melts, add chopped lobster meat and saute.
Add flour to sauce pot with onions and cook together another 1 to 2 minutes. 
Whisk in wine, then milk. 
Remove Sauce from heat and stir in cheddar cheese and Old Bay seasoning. 
Season sauce with salt and pepper.
 Pour sauce over lobster meat and stir to combine. 
Pour lobster into and over the shells in a glass baking dish and top with Parmesan and bread crumbs. 
Broil on high until golden, 2 or 3 minutes. 
Meanwhile heat the ready rice in the microwave per instructions on packaging.
Remove the lobster from oven.
Serve each tail, overflowing with the delicious saucy lobster meat, over a bed of rice pilaf.


Sunday, November 4, 2012

Fable Kickin Chicken

Hello Friends!

I haven't posted in awhile because I wanted people to focus on our giveaway. Unfortunately no one has been too interested so we do not have a winner.

I wanted to do something a little different for this post. A fan of ours has emailed me from Terrible Gamer Stats Network (TGSN) - He wanted to share a yummy quick recipe that he makes all the time. 

Hope you enjoy! 

Fable Kickin Chicken

Level: NOOB
Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 1

The Goods:

1 Loaf (Sub Roll)

2 chicken breasts

1 tablespoon hot sauce

3 slices of cheese (You can shred it too)

4 slices raw red onion

1 1/2 teaspoons Natural Fat Free Greek Yogurt


Soak the chicken in the chilli sauce, the longer the better, as gamers I appreciate this is not ideal so 5 minutes before cooking will do, plenty of time for another round of COD.

Cook the breast whole on a griddle or George Foreman style grill, cut the chicken in to strips or random lengths as it cooks to ensure no pink parts are left uncooked while it’s on the grill.

While the chicken sears, cut the sub roll, this doesn’t have to be cheese topped, a plain sub or wholemeal is as good, as long as its soft.

Spread the natural yogurt on the bottom and top of the sub, the sliced red onion will stick to the lid of the roll.

Then place the cooked chicken on the sub, cut in half and enjoy!

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

100 Likes Giveaway!

So I promised that, if I received 100 likes on Cooking4Noobs' Facebook page, I would host a giveaway!

So here it is!!

My Fans can win these "Hot" babies!!:



A PAC-MAN Oven Mitt!



1. You must "Like" Cooking4Noobs on Facebook

2. Follow or Subscribe to our blog (just click subscribe or follow in the side bar)>>>

3. Comment on our blog or FB post. Either why you would like to win or how you heard of us!

4.Check out out our Twitter and YouTube! More videos are coming soon!

5.Tell us what your favorite recipe is so far!


I will choose a Winner in 3 weeks!

Contest will end on November 1st!

Winner will be chosen at random.

So PLEASE enter to win!

Good Luck Noobs!




The 100 LIKE giveaway is here! Since the prizes are PACMAN themed, what better than to conjure up a PACMAN dish as well!

Pac man is so cute and round... Makes me wonder what he will taste like? LOL Don't judge me. I think this recipe perfectly fits this little guy, since its a nostalgic game, this is a comfort food.

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The Goods:

1 box refrigerated pie crust (Like pillsbury or generic brand)

1/3 cup butter

1/3 cup chopped onion

1/3 cup flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 3/4 cups chicken broth

1/2 cup milk

2 cups chopped/shredded rotisserie chicken (From the deli area in your grocery market)

2 cups mixed frozen veggies (Corn, broccoli, carrots, peas, etc)


Heat oven to 425°F. 

Fit one of of the pie crusts into 9-inch pie plate (Set aside the other crust)

In 2-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. 

Add onion; cook and stir 2 minutes or until tender. 

Stir in flour, salt and pepper until well blended. 

Cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly.

Gradually stir in chicken broth and milk, cooking and stirring until bubbly and thickened. 

Stir in chicken and thawed mixed vegetables. 

Remove from heat. 

Spoon chicken mixture into crust-lined pie plate.  

Top with second crust; seal edge and flute. 

Cut slits in several places in top crust. 

Cover crust edge with 2- to 3-inch-wide strips of foil to prevent excessive browning;      

remove foil during last 15 minutes of baking.  

Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until crust is golden brown. 

Let stand 15 to 20 minutes before serving.

And as Pacman would say: "WAKKA - WAKKA - WAKKA -WAKKA"

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Dead Rising: Zombie Fingers & Dip

In the spirit of Halloween being just around the corner, I present to you Dead Rising, deadly delicious zombie fingers & dip.  


Level: NOOB 
Time: 30 minutes
Serves: Lots of hungry zombie apocalypse survivors

The Goods:

2 cans refrigerated crescent dinner rolls 

2 (14 oz bags) cocktail-size smoked link sausages or hot dogs 

For Deadly Dip:

1/4 cup ketchup

1/4 cup orange juice (Best if juiced by yourself)

1/4 balsamic vinegar

2 tablespoons honey

2 teaspoons deli mustard

1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce


Preheat oven to 375°F. 

Unroll both cans of the dough; separate into 16 triangles. 

Cut each triangle lengthwise into 3 narrow triangles

Place sausage on shortest side of each triangle. 

Roll up each, starting at shortest side of triangle and rolling to opposite point; 
place point side down on 2 ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown, switching position of cookie sheets halfway through baking. 

Meanwhile mix all dip ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate while fingers are baking.

Immediately remove from cookie sheet from oven.

Best served right out of the oven with chilled dipping sauce.


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

GTA inspired: Cluckin' Bell - Fowl Wrap Burrito

Time to get your CLUCK on! GTA inspired Fowl Wrap Burrito. Sounds freakin delish right? Lets get cluckin' then!

Level: NOOB
Time: 30 Mins
Serves: 2

The Goods:

1 Cup chunky salsa of your choice

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup uncooked instant white rice

1 cup shredded deli rotisserie chicken

1/2 cup shredded cheddar or monterey jack cheese

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1 can refried beans

1 package of 8inch tortillas (Flour or Whole wheat)

Shredded Lettuce

Chopped tomatos

Sour cream


Preheat oven to 375°F.

In a 1-quart saucepan, heat salsa and water to boiling. 

Stir in rice. 

Cover; remove from heat.

Let stand 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, remove refried beans from can.

Heat up refried beans in microwave safe container or separate saucepan (about 4 - 5 minutes.

Stir chicken, cheese and garlic powder into rice mixture.

Spoon refried beans, & 1/2 cup chicken-rice mixture onto center of each tortilla.  

Fold bottom 1/3 of tortilla over filling; 
Fold in sides toward center, leaving top open. 

Place seam side down in ungreased 9x9-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish.

Cover tightly with foil; bake 20 to 30 minutes or until hot.

Garnish with lettuce, tomatoes, and sour cream.


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Nuka-Cola Chicken

Another Fallout post! Sorry I can't help it, but doesn't this chicken just look mouth watering? mMMmmMMmM Nuka-Cola Chicken! 

Level: Noob
Duration: 50 minutes
Serves: 4

The Goods:

           4 skinless, boneless chicken breast
          salt and pepper to taste
                                                2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 cup ketchup
    1 cup cola-flavored carbonated beverage


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Place the chicken pieces into a 9x13 inch baking dish. 
Season with salt and pepper.
 In a medium bowl, mix together the Worcestershire sauce, ketchup and cola. 
Pour over the chicken.
 Cover with a lid or aluminum foil.
Bake for 50 minutes in the preheated oven, until the chicken is no longer pink.