Slap Ya Mama’s Ya-Ka-Mein Soup

Slap Ya Mama’s Ya-Ka-Mein Soup

Looking for some new authentic cuisine options? Slap Ya Mama has just the thing! Try our new Ya-Ka-Mein Soup recipe. It’s a New Orleans favorite on the famous Vietnamese soup, Pho. It is considered by many to be the best hangover cure and pretty much a lifesaver. Traditionally made with beef, spaghetti, spices, green onions and hard-boiled eggs, “Old Sober” contains everything needed to overcome those dreadful mornings after a long night of partying.  However, it is so delicious you don’t have to have a hangover to enjoy Ya-Ka-Mein.

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs beef flank steak, 1/8 “ thick X 2” long slices
  • 1 ½ lbs shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 Tbsp beef base
  • 8 eggs, hard boiled, peeled and set aside
  • ½ medium yellow onion, thinly julienned
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • ¼ cup cilantro, diced
  • 2 tsp Slap Ya Mama’s Who Dat? Cajun Seasoning
  • 2 tsp Slap Ya Mama Hot Blend Seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 4 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 – 5 quarts water
  • 1 pound angel hair pasta, cooked to package directions
  • 1 bunch green onions, sliced for topping
  • Chili Hot Sauce (Sriracha) to taste for spicing up your own bowl

Directions:

Fill a large stockpot with water over high heat.  Add flank steak, beef base, onion, celery, kosher salt, oil, Worcestershire sauce and the Slap Ya Mama’s Who Dat? and Hot Blend Seasonings.  Mix well and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.  With 10 minutes left of simmering, add shrimp, boiled eggs and cilantro.

Assembly of Soup:

Place a serving of pasta in the bottom of a bowl, with a slotted spoon add beef and shrimp to the top of the pasta, add a boiled egg (whole or halved), fill bowl with beef broth and top with green onions.  Add a few dashes of chili hot sauce to really spice it up.  Enjoy!

Slap Ya Mama’s Hearty Beef & Bean Chili

Slap Ya Mama’s Hearty Beef & Bean Chili

On a cold day there is nothing better than a bowl of hearty beef & bean chili spiced up with Slap Ya Mama.  Using our grandmother’s recipe, with a few changes, this spicy and hearty chili will hit the spot on any chili winter day.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground beef (ground round)
  • 1 lb beef sirloin steak, diced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped
  • 1 can Rotel diced tomatoes & green chilies (10oz)
  • 2 cans tomato sauce (8oz)
  • 1 can tomato paste (6oz)
  • ½ cup beef broth
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground oregano
  • 1 can kidney beans, drained & rinsed (15oz)
  • 1 can pinto beans, drained & rinsed (15oz)
  • 2 Tbsp Slap Ya Mama Pepper Sauce
  • 2 tsp Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning
  • 1 tsp Slap Ya Mama Hot Blend Seasoning, for seasoning meat
  • olive oil
  • shredded cheddar cheese - topping
  • green onions, chopped - topping

Directions:

Season meat with Slap Ya Mama Hot Blend Seasoning.  In a large pot on medium-high heat, coat bottom of pot with olive oil and add seasoned meat.  Cook meat, stirring frequently until all meat is browned.  Add onions, bell peppers, garlic and jalapeños.  Sauté until onions and bell peppers are soft.  Reduce heat to medium, stir in rotel, tomato sauce, tomato paste, beef broth, water, chili powder, cumin, oregano, beans, Slap Ya Mama Pepper Sauce, Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning and mix well.  Bring to a slight boil, reduce heat, cover and let simmer for 30 minutes stirring occasionally.  Serve in a bowl, top with cheddar and green onions.  Eat with tortilla chips or crackers and enjoy!

Serves 6-8

Slap Ya Mama’s Skirt Steak Salad

Slap Ya Mama’s Skirt Steak Salad

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 2 ciabatta rolls, cut into cubes (about 5 cups)
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • Slap Ya Mama Hot Blend Seasoning
  • Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning
  • 1/2 cup sliced radishes
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons capers, plus 2 tablespoons brine from the jar
  • 1 1/2 pounds skirt steak
  • 6 cups baby romaine

Directions:

Preseason skirt steak with Slap Ya Mama Hot Blend Seasoning to taste and set aside.

Croutons:

Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the bread cubes and cook until crisp and slightly golden, turning as needed, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and ½ tsp. Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning and cook, tossing, until the garlic is slightly golden, about 30 seconds. Transfer to a large bowl; wipe out the skillet. Set aside.

Skirt Steak:

Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in the same skillet over medium-high heat.  Place steak in skillet and sear until browned on the bottom, about 4 minutes. Turn and sear until browned on the other side, 3 to 4 more minutes. Transfer the steak to a cutting board and let rest 5 minutes.

Salad:

In another large bowl combine baby romaine, radishes, tomatoes, basil, capers, caper brine and the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in the bowl and toss to coat romaine and vegetables; season with a little Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning to taste.

Plating:

Divide salad and croutons among plates.  Thinly slice steak against its grain and divide among plates. Sit back and enjoy!

Serving Size – 4