Sunday, January 29, 2017

Toasty Halibut

I call this halibut toasty because it has a breadcrumb topping. I find recipes in the oddest places. I saw this dish on a site from a fishery in Alaska and how did I end up there you might wonder? Darned if I know! This is the kind of thing that happens when you might have a little too much time on your hands! Nevertheless, it was passable--I wouldn't say great but certainly edible. Why bother to post an average tasting dish? Because I love the fish dish I prepared it in--so there.

2 halibut filets
dijon mustard
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1 garlic clove minced
1/4 crumbled feta cheese
1 T olive oil

preheat oven 400

Spread filets with dijon
In small bowl combine crumbs, oil, garlic and feta and top the fish with that mixture.
Bake uncovered 20 minutes

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Egg Roll in a Bowl

Okay, so I'm a little lazy. Here's an easy way to get something that sort of reminds you of the insides of an egg roll but you don't have to fiddle with the egg roll wrapper!

1 lb hot sausage
1 bag slaw mix
1/2 onion diced
1 garlic clove minced

4 T soy sauce
1 T creamy peanut butter
1 T rice wine vinegar
1 T sesame oil
1 T sirracha

In wok, brown the sausage. Add the onion and garlic and stir fry a bit. Add the slaw mix and stir.

Heat the sauce ingredients in microwave to melt peanut butter. Stir well and add to the meat mixture.
Toss together and divide into bowls.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Cod with Leeks and Tomatoes

This is a Martha Stewart recipe and it's pretty tasty. I often buy bags of frozen cod at Costco. Cod is pretty mild so I try to find ways to jazz it up a bit. Good served with brown rice.

  • 2 medium leeks, white and light-green parts only, thinly sliced, rinsed well, and patted dry 
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
  • 3 sprigs thyme, or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cod fillets  3/4 to 1 inch thick
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a 9-by-13-inch baking dish, toss together leeks, lemon juice, oil, lemon zest, thyme, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cover with foil, and bake until leeks just begin to soften, 8 to 10 minutes. 
  • Remove baking dish from oven. Add tomatoes, and toss to combine. Season both sides of cod fillets with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; place on top of vegetables. 
  • Cover dish and bake until fish is opaque throughout, about 15 to 20 minutes. Serve immediately.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Chicken Marbella

This dish is an oldie but a goodie. It comes (with a little tweaking) from the renowned Silver Palate Cookbook that was wildly popular back in the day......long before the Food Network and Food Bloggers! This dish is a bit of a riff on the original but yummy nevertheless.

pkg of bone in chicken thighs
1 cup pitted , sliced fresh dates
1/2 cup sliced garlic green olives
2 T red wine vinegar
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 T capers

Preheat oven 400
Salt and pepper the chicken well and brown about 3 to 4 minutes on each side in ovenproof skillet. Add the rest of the ingredients and put the skillet in oven to bake for 30 min.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Spinach Feta Frittata

I love having breakfast for dinner! This frittata tasted great with a side of turkey bacon, bleu cheese slaw and Motown multigrain toast.

6 eggs, whisked
1/2 bag of spinach
1/2 coat crumbed feta cheese
4 scallions, chopped
salt, pepper, red pepper flakes
1 tomato thinly sliced

preheat oven 425

In oven proof skillet, melt a T of butter, add the green onion and stir around, then add the spinach and wilt. To the whisked eggs add salt, pepper and red pepper. Pour egg mixture over spinach and cook lifting edges to allow liquid to run under until top is wet but not runny. Cover with tomato slices and sprinkle with cheese. Put into oven for 12 to 15 minutes. let sit for at least 5minutes before cutting.