Sunday, October 23, 2016

Southeast Texas Recipes and Food

Food and Recipes of Southeast Texas

Food lovers of Southeast Texas take note of the beginning roots of  The Chef Scott Borel experience has grown over the years and I'm proud to say that the respect that is bestowed onto me in respect to my culinary skills is humbling.  As a Foodie of Southeast Texas, I take pride in the cooking culture of our area that includes Beaumont, Houston, Galveston and all of the surrounding areas in Texas.  Now that I have reached this level of cooking respect, the question remains, what should I do next!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Disneys three cheese Lobster Macaroni with Crawfish

Disney's 3 Cheese Lobster Macaroni

Disney's Lobster Mac N Cheese
Disney's Three Cheese Macaroni is a real treat!  Featuring rich and creamy Gruyere cheese and of course Lobster tail, this Macaroni dish is fantastic.  Several Disney spots offer various Lobster Mac N Cheese dishes such as Disney's Animal Kingdom but this Lobster Macaroni & Cheese recipe is more similar to the version served on Disney's Cruise Line. We added Crawfish to enhance the flavor and to save a little money as well :-)   So, we'll call this recipe Lobster & Crawfish Mac N Cheese Disney style!
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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Cooking with Healthy and Flavorful Herbs

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You don't know which herbs are safe and which to avoid. You're unclear about how to grow your own herbs or whether you should buy them from an herbalist. (And how can you tell if the herbs for sale are of high quality anyway?) You worry that drying and storing herbs is too complicated.
There's so much to discuss when it comes to herbs, it can be easy to get totally overwhelmed. And easier still to give up on herbs altogether. But that would mean missing out on one of Nature's miracles that can help with everything from your digestion to heart health to mood & emotional well-being to smoother, brighter skin.


Sunday, May 22, 2016



This is my version of the beef filled pastry that's become a Latin favorite.  You can fill the flaky crust with your own concoction of meats mixtures or seafood.  This version is a fusion of Latin and Spanish seasonings.  

Friday, February 19, 2016

New Orleans Mac & Cheese with Cajun Shrimp Scampi

New Orleans Macaroni & Cheese with Cajun Shrimp Scampi 

New Orleans Mac N Cheese

My New Orleans Macaroni and Cheese with savory Cajun Shrimp Scampi is loaded with  flavors inspired by a few country's.  Primarily this dish is a fusion of deep Louisiana and Italy.  Two of my fav's!  The New Orleans Mac N Cheese is creamy, cheesy and rich and the Cajun Shrimp Scampi is a savory concoction that actually mixes well with the Mac N Cheese.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Greek Chicken Bowtie Pasta

Greek chicken with bowtie pasta

This is a low calorie delight that is sure to please any appetite.  featuring olive oil, rosemary oregano and sweet bell peppers this will keep your waist then in your belly full.

2 or 3 chicken thighs

1/8 cup olive oil
1/4 cup canola
1/8 cup water
1tbl spn Rosemary
1 tbl spn Oregano
Dash cayenne
dash garlic powder
dash salt

2 cups bowtie pasta
Your favorite bell peppers Julianned or diced
1/4 white onion
Serrano pepper diced (optional)

1/2 cup Feta cheese
Small amount of goat cheese (optional).

For the marinade pour all ingredients in a bowl and stir together very well. Preferably put it in a bullet for a small food processor to chop up the rosemary. add salt and pepper to the chicken then pour half of the marinade over the chicken and let it set in the refrigerator for at least one hour.

Preheat the oven to 400 and cook the chicken for about 30 minutes or until it's done -165 temp. Chop or slice chicken in 1 inch cubes or thin slices.

Meanwhile saute the peppers and onion. Set aside. Cook the pasta.

Drain the pasta, return the pasta to the pot.  Add the chicken, peppers, onions, and stir. Add the remainder of the greek marinade. 

Add the cheeses and stir.

Serve & enjoy!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Penne Pasta with Vodka Sauce Chicken and Sausage

Penne Pasta with Vodka Sauce Chicken and Sausage

Chicken and Sausage Penne Pasta with Vodka Sauce
This flavorful Italian pasta dish will solve any type of hunger and craving you may have. This version of Penne Pasta uses a baked brined chicken, both chicken breast & thighs, as well as rich and flavorful Andouille sausage.  The rich Vodka sauce has a unique twist because I used a Serrano pepper to add some life to it.  ARIBA!