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Wall-E – Teppanyaki Chicken, Burger-In-A-Cup, Pie-In-A-Cup, Septuacentennial Cupcake in a Cup

Quick links: Teppanyaki Chicken | Burger-In-A-Cup | Pie-In-A-Cup | Septuacentennial Cupcake in a Cup | Verdict   I love Wall-E. It is such an amazing movie. It’s definitely one of the Pixar movies like Ratatouille that resonates more with adults than children. There is a lot of fattening food in the movie. So get ready to use your own hoverchair after these…
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Ratatouille [5 of 5] – Rat-sized Cheesecake, Ms. Ego’s Ratatouille, Remy’s Ratatouille

Quick links: Rat-sized Cheesecake | Ms. Ego’s Ratatouille | Remy’s Ratatouille | Verdict   It’s the last week of Ratatouille. Man, that was a marathon. But we saved the best for last! We made 2 ratatouille dishes and some cheesecake. It was all amazing. It totally made up for the tragedy of last week haha. Also to make up for…
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Ratatouille [3 of 5] – Seared Scallops with Beurre Blanc, Omelette, Roast Duck with Raspberry Sauce, Remy’s Soup

Quick links: Scallops | Omelette | Roast Duck | Remy’s Soup | Verdict   Get out your berets and baguettes, it’s time for another week of Ratatouille! This week we were joined again by our friends Aly and Drew from Dreams To Become.  We enjoyed some great food! So check out the recipes for week 3 of Ratatouille!  Also, we just got…
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Ratatouille [1 of 5] – Caesar Salad with Salmon, Mille-feulle, Lightningy Mushrooms, Seared Beef with Wild Rice, Gusteau’s Souffle

Quick links: Caesar Salad with Salmon | Mille-feulleLightningy Mushrooms | Seared Beef with Wild Rice | Gusteau’s Souffle | Verdict

 

Get ready for a marathon on great food! We’re tackling Ratatouille! We watched the video and noted all the food shown that we noticed. There were ~25 actual recipes that we haven’t made before. This week we’re doing the food up until Remy gets washed up in the sewers of Paris. With Ratatouille, we’ve been trying not to cut any corners because we want to make the food as realistic as possible. So check out Week 1 below! This week we got some help with our friends at Fiction-food Cafe for one of the recipes. So check out that site for some great treats!
Also, support us on Patreon (http://www.patreon.com/disneymeals)  for some great perks like early access to recipes and recipe cards. Also, it is a great way to help us afford this great project. Thanks!

Foods Shown

  • layered yellow cake with pink and chocolate insides
  • olive
  • little cheesecake with strawberry
  • ratatouille (Ego’s mom’s style)
  • Ratatoulle (remy style)
  • Pheasant comsume (don’t boil)
  • mimolette cheese
  • sole meuniere
  • steak
  • rolls
  • espresso
  • baguettes
  • old wrapper
  • chateau latour
  • Sweetbread a la gusteau
  • fish
  • lemon
  • peas
  • Microwave tooth pick’n chicken
  • spaghetti
  • olives
  • yellow pepper
  • potato
  • lime
  • dried meat
  • omelette with basil, peppers, cheese
  • Roasted duck with red onions and carrots
  • Remy’s soup
  • tiered cake with heart on top
  • lemons
  • Salade Compossee with peppers, shallots, asparigus
  • seared scallops with beurre blanc – with caviar
  • Sliced fillet mignon
  • Sou vide Salmon Roullade
  • Bread
  • Cake with glaze and raspberries
  • cake with raspberry on top
  • cake with pink frosting
  • Gusteau’s Souffle
  • Seared Beef and Wild Rice
  • Lightningy roasted mushroom
  • cheese and strawberry
  • grapes
  • pears
  • red onions
  • garbage broccoli
  • garbage strawberry
  • poisoned apple core
  • Mille-feuille with twist of lemon
  • Leek
  • Garlic
  • Carrot
  • Salmon

Gusteau’s Salmon on Caesar Salad

This first recipe is at the start of the movie where they explain who Gusteau is though a series of images. One image is him on a cover of a magazine holding a plate with a salmon fillet on top of a caesar salad.

(Credit: Disney)

(Credit: Disney)

We made this great french-style salmon on top of an amazing caesar salad

 

Gusteau's Salmon
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
Salmon
  1. 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
  2. 4 tablespoons minced parsley and rosemary
  3. 1 salmon fillet, 1 1/2 to 2 pounds
  4. Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  5. Lemon wedges
Salad Dressing
  1. 1 egg yolk
  2. 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  3. 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  4. 2 cloves garlic
  5. 1/3 cup canola oil
  6. 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Salad
  1. Dressing
  2. 2 heads Romaine Lettuce
  3. Grape tomatoes
  4. Croutons
Salmon
  1. Preheat the oven to 475 degrees.
  2. Place the butter and half the herb in a roasting pan just large enough to fit the salmon and place it in the oven. Heat about 5 minutes, until the butter melts and the herb begins to sizzle.
  3. Add the salmon to the pan, skin side up.
  4. Roast 4 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven, then peel the skin off. (If the skin does not lift right off, cook 2 minutes longer.)
  6. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and turn the fillet over.
  7. Sprinkle with salt and pepper again.
  8. Roast 3 to 5 minutes more, depending on the thickness of the fillet and the degree of doneness you prefer.
Salad
  1. Mix all the dressing ingredients in a food processor and blend together.
  2. Drizzle over lettuce and croutons
  3. Serve Salmon over salad
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Mille-Feuille with a hint of lemon

Remy finds this discarded Mille-Feuille (or Napoleon) in the trash.

(Credit: Disney)

(Credit: Disney)

He samples it and notices it has a hint of lemon. This was a slight challenge to make.. It turned out too tall and I destroyed it when I went to cut it, but MAN was it good.

 

Mille-Feuille with a hint of Lemon
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
3 hr
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
3 hr
Pastry Layers
  1. 200g Puff pastry
  2. Powdered sugar (as needed)
Cream
  1. 600ml Milk
  2. 1/2 pinch Salt
  3. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  4. 3 Eggs
  5. 60g Cornstarch
  6. 280g Granulated sugar
  7. Rind of 1 Lemon
Top
  1. 300g Fondant
  2. 50g Dark Chocolate
Instructions
  1. Roll out the puff pastry to a rectangle about the size of your pan and prick it with a fork
  2. Bake for 15 minutes at 200°C, then remove from the oven and cover with parchment paper
  3. Place a pan of the same size on the puff pastry covered with parchment paper. The second pan should prevent the puff pastry from rising too much, but it should not be too heavy. You can use the oven grill as well. Bake again for 30 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven and set the oven temperature to 260°C with the grill mode on. Remove the second pan and the parchment paper and then sprinkle the puff pastry with powdered sugar.
  5. Bake for 5 more minutes (keep an eye on the puff pastry as it might burn very easily). As soon as you take the pan out of the oven, cut the puff pastry rectangle in 3 equal bands (the smaller side of the rectangle should become the long side of the bands).
  6. While the puff pastry is in the oven, you can prepare the pastry cream: start by heating the milk with half of the sugar, vanilla extract and lemon rind in a saucepan
  7. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar and corn starch
  8. When the milk is boiling, pour it in the egg mixture (in 3 parts) and mix every time to prevent the yolks from curdling
  9. Put back the liquid mixture into the saucepan and cook on medium heat whisking continuously
  10. Allow the pastry cream to boil for 2 minutes then remove from the heat. Pour the cream on a pan covered with plastic wrap, cover with more plastic wrap and chill.
  11. When the cream is chilled and the puff pastry bands have cooled down, whip quickly the pastry cream and fill a piping bag fitted with a big plain tip
  12. Pipe stripes of pastry cream all along the first band of puff pastry (flat side on the bottom)
  13. Place the second band of puff pastry on top and then pipe again stripes of cream on it
  14. Finally add the third and last band of puff pastry (flat side on top) and chill the millefeuille. In the meantime melt the chocolate and have it ready in a parchment paper piping cone.
  15. Now heat the fondant with half a spoon of water on a bain marie. The fondant should be quite runny, but do not overheat it (the ideal temperature is 35-37°C).
  16. Pour the fondant on the top of the millefeuille
  17. Quickly spread it with a long spatula all along the top layer of the puff pastry. Be careful as the fondant dries quickly (it also means that passing the spatula multiple times on the same spot might leave marks)
  18. Cut the tip of the piping cone and quickly draw multiple chocolate lines on the fondant before it dries completely. You can aim for perfection, but even if the lines are not perfectly straight, don't worry too much, (almost) nobody will notice!
  19. With the back of the tip of a knife, make some evenly-spaced perpendicular lines
  20. Halfway between the marks created in the previous step, make some more marks moving the knife in the opposite direction
  21. Chill the millefeuille for at least a couple of hours (or freeze it for 20-30 minutes), then refine its edges by cutting a few millimetres per side with a serrated knife to make them straight.
  22. Finally cut the millefeuille (only if it is cold and firm) in equal portions with a serrated knife
Notes
  1. If you need a recipe for fondant: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/191275/marshmallow-fondant/
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Lightning-y Mushrooms

Remy finds a Chanterelle mushroom and some Chèvre. He starts to roast them with some seasonings and then was struck by lightning, creating a blast of flavor.

(Credit: Disney)

(Credit: Disney)

This is where our friend at Fiction-Food Cafe came in. She had a great recipe on her site. It turned out marvelously. I did make one slight tweak to it. I added a little bit of liquid smoke to imitate the smokiness created from roasting it over the chimney. We also couldn’t find any chanterelle mushrooms, sadly. Here’s the recipe on Fiction Food Cafe, or you can just check out the video and recipe below.

Lightningy Mushrooms
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  2. 3 Small Portobello Mushrooms (or Chanterelle/Girolle Mushrooms, if you can find them)
  3. Dash of liquid smoke
  4. 1/2 Cup Chèvre (or Tomme de Chèvre)
  5. 2 Sprigs Fresh Rosemary ~ 2" long + 1 tsp. Fresh Rosemary, finely chopped + more for garnish
  6. 1 tsp. Honey
  7. 1/4 tsp. Fine Sea Salt
Instructions
  1. Heat your oven to 425ºF. In a small pot over medium heat, cook the oil & rosemary sprigs until the sprigs are crispy.
  2. Remove the sprigs to a paper towel & discard or eat.
  3. Rinse, pat dry, & remove the stems of the mushrooms.
  4. Place the mushrooms in the pot and add a dash of liquid smoke.
  5. Roll the mushrooms around in the pot of oil using tongs or a spoon until the outsides are completely coated & then place the mushrooms on a baking tray, bottoms up.
  6. In a small bowl, mix the chèvre, honey, salt, chopped rosemary, & optional saffron bits until well combined.
  7. Equally distribute the mixture between the mushrooms, gently pressing it to make it more compact.
  8. Slide the tray into the oven & bake for 10-15 minutes or until the chèvre mixture develops golden spots.
  9. Broil for ~1 minute longer to get golden brown spots.
  10. Remove from oven & let cool for a few minutes, until warm.
  11. Garnish with short sprigs of fresh rosemary.
  12. Revel in the flavor sensation.
Adapted from http://www.fiction-food.com/2015/02/roasted-mushrooms-w-chevre-rosemary.html
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Seared Beef and Wild Rice

This was one of the hardest dishes to identify. It is the dish Ego eats on TV before taking away a star from Gusteau’s Restaurant.

(Credit: Disney)

(Credit: Disney)

I decided it was a Seared Beef with Wild Rice and veggies. 

Seared Beef and Wild Rice
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Prep Time
7 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
55 min
Prep Time
7 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
55 min
Steak
  1. 1lbs sirloin steak
  2. Sun-roasted tomatoes
  3. 3 tbs olive oil
  4. 2 tbs balsamic vinegar
  5. 1 minced garlic clove
  6. 2 tsp of fresh basil
  7. 1 tsp fresh rosemary
Rice and Veggies
  1. 1 cup Wild Rice
  2. 1 tbs butter
  3. 1 cup beef broth
  4. 1 cup water
  5. 2 tbs butter
  6. 1 zucchini (sliced)
  7. 1 yellow squash (sliced)
  8. 1 onion
  9. 1 clove garlic
  10. 1 red pepper (sliced in strips)
  11. salt and pepper to taste
Rice and Veggies
  1. Bring the butter water and beef broth to a boil
  2. Add the wild rice
  3. Turn to low, cover and cook until rice is tender.
  4. Melt the butter in a pan over medium heat
  5. Add the onions and garlic until the onions are translucent.
  6. Add the rest of the veggies
  7. Salt to taste
  8. Cover and simmer for 20 mins
Steak
  1. Combine the olive oil, vinegar, a bit of juice from sun-roasted tomatoes and garlic. Set aside.
  2. Season both sides of steak with salt and pepper
  3. Over a lightly greased skillet, sear all sides of the steak
  4. Let cook until desired doneness (~10mins)
  5. Sprinkle the steak with rosemary and basil
  6. Remove from pan and cover with foil
  7. Add the the sauce to the pan with a couple sun-roasted tomatoes
  8. Whisk for 2 minutes and add a bit of salt and pepper
  9. Pour the sauce over steak
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Gusteau’s Souffle

Remy steals Anyone Can Cook and uses it as a boat. He finally pulls ashore and talks to Gusteau through his illustration on a page showing Gusteau’s Souffle

(Credit: Disney)

(Credit: Disney)

This recipe is special because it comes straight from the movie. I copied the recipe as it shows in the screenshot. There were some words in the steps I had to guess at because I couldn’t make out what it said. Turns out the recipe worked! It wasn’t just some random fake recipe. I did have to cook it for almost twice as long as it says though.  So without further ado, here is the OFFICIAL Gusteau’s Souffle (the words in the brackets are the instructions I couldn’t make out and guessed).

Gusteau's Souffle
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
1 hr
Base
  1. ½ cup Milk
  2. 1 ½ cups Creme fraiche
  3. 4 oz egg yolks
  4. ½ lbs sugar
  5. 3oz flour
  6. 1 Teaspoon Cornstarch
For the Souffle
  1. 1 ½ teaspoons souffle base
  2. 2 Egg whites, whipped to stiff peaks
Base
  1. [Mix the egg yolks and sugar]
  2. Combine milk and creme fraiche [and flour] and bring to a boil. [Combine] egg mixture with creme fraiche. [add cornstarch and bring] back to [a boil]
  3. Bring to a boil while stirring constantly. Once the mixture has [thickened] transfer to a [rack[ to cool.
For the Souffle
  1. Temper ½ of egg whites into base
  2. Fold the remaining whites
  3. Fill prepared molds ¾ way [full]. Bake at 400F for 20 minutes. Serve immediately.
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Will it show you that Anyone Can Cook?

All of the food was super tasty. I was surprised at how good the lightningy mushrooms were. They really packed a punch. The souffle came out great too!

Verdict:

Salmon – 8/10

Mille-Feuille – 10/10

Lightningy Mushrooms – 8.5/10

Seared Beef and Wild Rice – 8/10

Gusteau’s Souffle – 9/10

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Chicken Little – Popcorn, Orange Soda

Quick links: Popcorn | Orange Soda | Verdict

 

Chicken Little is the first fully computer animated film from Disney. It is a pretty fun film, but not great in Disney standards. It is definitely good for a few laughs though. We’ve been in kind of a slump lately. There hasn’t been much good food shown in movies. Chicken Little showed some food, but it was food we’ve already made or common food items. But we have a couple quick and easy recipes for you. Popcorn and orange soda. Perfect for your Chicken Little viewing night.

I also wanted to do a shout out to our friends at Dreams To Become. We had the awesome opportunity to join their blog to do a viewing of Winnie the Pooh. We made our shortbread jam cookies and recorded an awesome commentary to the movie. Check it out! and be sure to support their patreon in order to hear the commentary.

Foods Shown

  • Corn on the cob
  • Popcorn
  • Green gatorade
  • Donuts
  • Orange soda
  • Dog bone
  • Carrot

Buck Cluck’s Popcorn

When Chicken Little gets hit by the second piece of the sky, his dad is making popcorn and the popcorn explodes all over him.

(Credit: Disney)

(Credit: Disney)

I made some popcorn, but not just plain microwave popcorn. I actually made it over the stove! It actually tastes really good. Better than movie theater popcorn.

Buck Cluck Popcorn
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Total Time
8 min
Total Time
8 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 tablespoons peanut oil
  2. 3 ounces popcorn kernels, (1/2 cup)
  3. 1/2 teaspoon popcorn salt
  4. 3 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
Instructions
  1. Place the oil, popcorn and salt in a large, deep frying pan.
  2. Wrap the pan in aluminum foil, leave slack at the top for the popcorn to pop.
  3. Place 10 holes in the top of the aluminum foil.
  4. Over a medium-high heat, shake the pan constantly until the popcorn starts and finishes popping (about 5 minutes)
  5. Remove aluminum foil and add in melted butter
  6. Mix well and enjoy.
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Orange Soda Jet Pack

Chicken Little uses an orange soda jet pack a few times in the movie. It is his preferred mode of transportation.

(Credit: Disney)

(Credit: Disney)

I made an easy homemade orange soda. Check it out.

Orange Soda Jet Pack
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. Juice from 2 oranges (about 1 cup)
  2. Zest from 2 oranges
  3. 1/2 cup sugar
  4. Seltzer Water
Instructions
  1. Place the orange juice, orange zest, and the sugar into a small saucepan and stir to combine. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat.
  2. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until the liquid has reduced by 1/3, stirring frequently.
  3. Allow the mixture to cool slightly.
  4. Strain the syrup through a cheesecloth or fine strainer to remove any large pieces of zest and pulp.
  5. Place in a bottle and refrigerate until cool
  6. Mix 1 part orange syrup with approximately 3 parts Seltzer water
  7. Enjoy cooled
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Will it Save you From an Alien Attack?

So even though the food wasn’t amazing. It is good for a snack and movie night. I’m definitely going to be making stove popcorn more often.

Verdict:

Popcorn – 8.5/10

Orange Soda – 8/10

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Lilo and Stitch [Week 1] – Loco Moco, Pineapple Shrimp, Berry Smoothie, Cuddles on the Beach & Blue Hawaiian (Virgin), Black Forest Cake

I was super excited to do Lilo and Stitch. I love Hawaiian food and assumed that Lilo and Stitch would have lots of Hawaiian food in it. I was wrong. It did have quite a bit of food in it, but no real Hawaiian food. I kinda took some liberties of the less specific foods to Hawaiianize them. Since there was so much food, we’re splitting this up into 2 weeks!

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Emperor’s New Groove [Week 2] – Chicha, Pillbug, Inca Stew, Aguadito, Strawberry Birthday Cake, Champurrado

Quick links: Chicha | Pillbug | Inca Stew | Aguadito | Strawberry Birthday Cake | Champurrado | Verdict   Boom baby! I know you couldn’t handle just having just one week of Emperor’s New Groove, so here’s another! We made some amazing food for the second half of Emperor’s New Groove, including the giant pillbug that Kusco and Pacha ate (not really, but we have a…
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Emperor’s New Groove [Week 1] – Spinach Puffs, Colada Morada, Inca Biscuits, White Cake, Mesoamerican Turkey

I think Emperor’s New Groove is one of the funniest, if not THE funniest Disney movies ever made. And of course, it has Kronk’s Spinach Puffs (which will be a video later). There is TONS of food shown, so you all get the pleasure of getting 2 Emperor’s New Groove posts!

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Bug’s Life – Leafy Boysenberry Pie, Pupu platter (Egg Rolls, Korean BBQ Chicken Wings, Chicken Teriyaki, Beef Teriyaki, Tempura Vegetables), Edamame, Candy Corn, Bloody Mary O+

Quick links: Leafy Boysenberry Pie | Egg RollBBQ Korean Chicken Wings | Chicken Teriyaki | Beef Teriyaki | Tempura Vegetables | Edamame | Candy Corn | Bloody Mary O+ | Verdict

 

Feeling bugged? After checking out the food in this post, the only thing that might bug you will be your calorie count! Today’s post will be written by the second in command here at the Disneymeals house. Our commander in chief is pulling some overtime at work, so Queen Ant (Mary) is blogging this cook. A Bug’s Life. A movie about bugs, and their short little lives. 

Foods Shown

  • boysenberries
  • grain
  • candy corn
  • poo poo platter
  • salted soy bean
  • nuts
  • seed
  • bloody mary O+
  • olive
  • leaf
  • boysenberry pie with leaves

Leafy Boysenberry Pie

First up, we have pie. At the bug circus, our crew wasn’t performing so well, and they had little berries and mini-berry pies thrown at them. Poor circus bugs. However, the pies were boysenberry, so it can’t have been all bad. Boysenberry pie is pretty delicious. 

Leafy Boysenberry Pie
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Dough
  1. 3c Blended dried Spinach
  2. 3tbs sugar
  3. 2 tbs butter
  4. flour (if needing thickening)
Topping
  1. 2c whole spinach
  2. 1tbs olive oil
  3. 1 tsp sugar
Filling
  1. Can of boysenberry or other berry pie filling
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. In a bowl, cream the sugar and butter and eggs.
  3. Add the spinach and mix until the dough is firm enough to manipulate
  4. If the dough is not thickening, add flour
  5. Grease a pie pan
  6. Shape the dough around the bottom of the pie pan
  7. Put the filling in
  8. Bake for 30-35 minutes
  9. Remove and let cool
Topping
  1. Turn up the oven to 425F
  2. Put spinach in bowl and drizzle the olive oil on top
  3. Put in sugar and mix around so all the spinach is coated with olive oil and sugar
  4. Place each spinach leaf one by one on a cookie sheet
  5. Place in oven for 8-10 minutes until the spinach is crispy
  6. Place crisped spinach on top of pie.
  7. Serve.
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Pupu Platter [Egg Rolls]

After the circus ends, the bugs are shown to be at a bar. There’s all sorts of “food” and “drinks” at this grimy establishment (I wouldn’t trust anything that came outta that bar, personally). The bartender brings out a tray and asks, “Who ordered the poo poo platter?” After which some brown much on the tray is swarmed by flies. Well we know where to draw our line, there is no way we will be eating poop. However, some research showed us that there is such a thing as a pupu (pronounced poo-poo) platter. It’s a mash up of yummy Asian appetizers, and appetizers are commonly served at bars, right? That sounded good enough for us. First up: The egg rolls, placed center on our platter.

Pupu platter Egg Rolls
Yields 8
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/14704/best-egg-rolls/
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Ingredients
  1. 1 pound ground pork
  2. 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  3. 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  4. 1 quart canola oil for frying
  5. 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  6. 2 tablespoons water
  7. 2 cups shredded spinach
  8. 2 ounces shredded carrots
  9. 8 (7 inch square) egg roll wrappers
Instructions
  1. Season pork with ginger and garlic powder and mix thoroughly. Heat mixture in a medium skillet, stirring, until pork is cooked through and no longer pink. Set aside.
  2. In another large skillet heat oil to about 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) or medium high heat. While oil is heating, combine flour and water in a bowl until they form a paste. In a separate bowl combine the cabbage, carrots and reserved pork mixture. Mix all together.
  3. Lay out one egg roll skin with a corner pointed toward you. Place about a 1/4 to 1/3 cup of the spinach, carrot and pork mixture on egg roll paper and fold corner up over the mixture. Fold left and right corners toward the center and continue to roll. Brush a bit of the flour paste on the final corner to help seal the egg roll.
  4. Place egg rolls into heated oil and fry, turning occasionally, until golden brown. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels or rack. Put on serving plate and top with sesame seeds if desired.
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Pupu Platter [Korean BBQ Wings]

We didn’t have wings for whatever reason, so drumsticks had to do. Man, they were probably my favorite part of the platter. Asian BBQ for the win!

Pupu Platter Korean BBQ Chicken Wings
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
50 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 to 2 pounds chicken wings or legs
  2. 2 tablespoons canola oil, plus more for frying
  3. 3 tablespoons grated ginger
  4. 1/4 cup sherry
  5. 1/4 cup white vinegar
  6. 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  7. 1/4 cup honey
  8. 1/2 cup soy sauce
  9. 1/4 cup chili garlic sauce
  10. 1tbs Sriracha
  11. Chopped scallions, for garnish
  12. 3 tablespoons sesame seeds, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place the chicken wings on a baking sheet and cook in the oven for 35 minutes.
  3. In a medium saute pan over medium heat, add the 2 tablespoons of canola oil and the ginger. Cook for 2 minutes. Add the sherry, vinegar, sesame oil, honey, and soy sauce and chili garlic sauce and continue to cook for 2 more minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. In large sauce pot or fryer, heat 3-inches of the canola oil, or enough to prevent wings from touching the bottom of the pan, to 350 degrees F. Add the chicken wings to the oil and cook for about 3 minutes, or until crispy and golden brown. Remove the chicken wings from the oil and drain on paper towels.
  5. Add the wings to the sauce. Garnish with chopped scallions and sesame seeds.
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Pupu Platter [Chicken Teriyaki]

The chicken teriyaki was baked instead of grilled. It made part 3 of our platter.

Pupu Plater Chicken Teriyaki
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 30 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  2. 1 tablespoon cold water
  3. 1/2 cup white sugar
  4. 1/2 cup soy sauce
  5. 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  6. 1 clove garlic, minced
  7. 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  8. 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  9. 12 skinless chicken thighs
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the cornstarch, cold water, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, ginger and ground black pepper. Let simmer, stirring frequently, until sauce thickens and bubbles.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  3. Place chicken pieces in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish. Brush chicken with the sauce. Turn pieces over, and brush again.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Turn pieces over, and bake for another 30 minutes, until no longer pink and juices run clear. Brush with sauce every 10 minutes during cooking.
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Pupu Platter [Beef Teriyaki]

Beef teriyaki was up next. It turned out just a bit chewy, but the flavor was so good. Any bug would’ve been happy with this platter.

Pupu Platter Beef Teriyaki
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Ingredients
  1. 2 fillet of beef steaks, 1 inch thick, 6 ounces each
  2. 1 teaspoons steak seasoning or salt and pepper
  3. 1/3 cup teriyaki sauce or 1/4 cup tamari dark soy mixed with 2 tablespoons dry sherry
  4. 1 tablespoon light oil: wok oil, peanut oil or vegetable oil
  5. 4 scallions chopped on an angle into 1 inch pieces
Instructions
  1. Slice the fillet steaks thinly across the grain.
  2. Toss with seasoning and teriyaki or tamari and sherry. Heat a nonstick skillet over high heat.
  3. Add oil and the meat and stir-fry.
  4. When meat browns at edges, add scallions and cook 2 minutes more, stirring frequently.
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Pupu Platter [Tempura Vegetables]

Last but not least, vegetable tempura. I love tempura fried anything, and these veggies were no exception.

Pupu Platter Veggie Tempura
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. Thinly sliced Vegetables to Tempura (Zucchini, squash, green beans, etc)
  2. 1 cup of flour
  3. 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  4. 1 1/2 cups of almost frozen (really cold) seltzer water
  5. Salt
  6. Canola oil for frying
Instructions
  1. Heat oil (about 1-2 in deep) to 350F
  2. Get a large bowl of ice and place a smaller mixing bowl inside the larger ice bowl
  3. mix the flour, corn startch and seltzer water
  4. Place the cut veggies into the tempura and then into the oil.
  5. Good tempura needs very chilled batter and hot hot oil
  6. Fry the veggies until they are a light golden brown
  7. Remove with a slotted spoon
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Edamame

I can’t say much about the edamame, but you should try it sometime.

Edamame
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Ingredients
  1. 1 (12 ounce) package frozen shelled edamame (green soybeans)
  2. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  3. 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  4. salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Place the edamame into a colander and rinse under cold water to thaw. Drain.
  2. Spread the edamame beans into the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle cheese over the top and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the cheese is crispy and golden, about 15 minutes.
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Candy Corn

Later on in the show Heimlich the caterpillar is shown eating a candy corn while calling someone a poo-poo head.

(Credit: Disney)

(Credit: Disney)

I like to think they were pupu head’s. Hahaha. We made candy corn from scratch. Personally, I like the store bought Halloween candy corn better, but this would still make Heimlich pretty happy, it was very sweet.

Candy Corn
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Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 1/2 ounces confectioners' sugar (about 1 1/4 cups)
  2. 1/2 ounce nonfat dry milk (about 6 1/2 teaspoons)
  3. 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  4. 3 1/2 ounces granulated sugar (about 1/2 cup)
  5. 3 3/4 ounces light corn syrup (about 1/3 cup)
  6. 2 1/2 tablespoons H20
  7. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  8. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  9. 2 or 3 drops each yellow and orange gel paste food coloring
  10. Parchment Paper
Instructions
  1. Combine the confectioners' sugar, dry milk and salt in a food processor. Pulse 4 or 5 times, until the mixture is smooth and well combined. Set aside.
  2. Combine the granulated sugar, corn syrup and water in a 2-quart pot. Place over medium heat, cover and cook for 4 minutes. Add the butter, clip on a candy thermometer and bring the sugar syrup to 230 degrees F, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and remove the thermometer.
  3. Add the vanilla and the dry mixture and stir continuously with a silicone spatula until well combined. Pour onto a half sheet pan lined with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Cool for 10 to 15 minutes, until the mixture is cool enough to handle.
  4. Divide the dough into 3 equal pieces. Add 2 or 3 drops of yellow food coloring to one piece and knead until the color is consistent throughout. Add 2 or 3 drops of orange to the second piece and knead until the color is consistent throughout. Leave the third piece white.
  5. Roll each piece of dough into a strand about 18 inches long. Cut each strand in half and roll each piece into a strand that is about 1/2 inch thick and 22 inches long.
  6. Lay the strands side by side (orange, yellow, then white) and press them together using your fingers. Cut into 4-inch pieces. Then, using a ruler or bench scraper, press each piece into a wedge, keeping the orange section wide and making the white part come to a tip.
  7. Use a wire butter slicer, knife, bench scraper or pizza cutter to cut each wedge into individual candies. Lay the candies on a piece of parchment until dry, at least 1 hour. Store in an airtight container with parchment between each layer.
  8. Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/candy-corn-recipe2.html?oc=linkback
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Bloody Mary O+

No recipe required for this one. Find a girl named Mary who has O+ type blood, and prick her finger. Well, we’re pretty lucky here at Disneymeals because my name just happens to be Mary, and I just happen to have O+ blood. Mr. Mosquito at the bar ordered this, and got a nice big drop of blood. I’m pretty sure a lot of mosquitoes like O+ bloody Mary’s, at least, they do when I go out and about in the summertime.

 


Will it Turn you into a Beautiful Butterfly?

The pupu platter was the best part of the whole movie. If you want to impress your friends, bug or human, make this platter. Those flies knew what they were talking about. Bug pies aren’t as great, since they have to use leaves as crust. Even though the boysenberry filling was pretty good, spinach leaf pie crust is not my favorite. It wasn’t bad, but the flavor combo wasn’t great. Who am I to judge a bug, though? At least they’re healthy. Speaking of which, Heimlich could use a bit of a slim-down. He really needs to lay off the candy corn, they have way to much sugar. Also, our candy corn didn’t quite set, so it was more of a candy taffy. See ya next week, Disneymealers!

Verdict:

Boysenberry Pie – 6/10

Egg Rolls – 7/10

Chicken Wings – 9/10

Chicken Teriyaki – 8.5/10

Beef Teriyaki – 8.5/10

Vegetable Tempura – 7/10

Edamame – 6.5/10

Candy Corn – 7/10 – Would have been higher if ours set right

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Mulan – Pork Dumplings, Congee (Rice Porridge)

Happy New Year Disney Mealers! It’s great to be back after our holiday hiatus. And what a movie to come back to. Mulan! Just in time for Chinese New Year in a few weeks. So be a man, go to the kitchen and start cooking!